We believe that a damaged instrument can be repaired but damage to a young career cannot be. So, unlike most other institutions where you are not supposed to operate major equipments, you will be free to work with these when you join us.

The School has several first rate purpose-built laboratories serving different aspects of biotechnology. The following account is by no means complete since addition of more facilities is a habit with us. The labs that have been developed are described below.

1. Computer Lab

There are twelve computers in this lab. These are all networked and connected with broadband for fast access to the internet. Internet is free for the students. The students can search and supplement what is taught in the class. Also, because of the internet, the students can stay connected with the latest developments in the fast developing field of biotechnology.
The computers possess all major software necessary for the study of biotechnology in an interactive manner.
Perhaps the biggest use of these computers is in the enormous amount of literature on virtually every topic of biotechnology curriculum. Several foreign Universities have good material on their websites covering a host of topics. This material, in most cases, is not freely accessible. However, some of our staff can access this and over the years have created extensive student notes utilizing this literature. These notes are stored on the computer in distinct folders. All this information is available to the students free of cost. This lab is air-conditioned for the comfort of the student.

2. General Instrumentation Lab

This is a small lab where all commonly used instruments are kept. Thus, students from different labs conducting different experiments can converge here for the use of a common instrument and then go back to their own labs to carry out specific steps of their experiments. Commonly used instruments, like spectrophotometers, colorimeters, high speed cooling centrifuges, -20o C deep fridge, -70o C ultrafreezer, gel-doc system, gyratory incubator shakes, incubators, ovens, rotary shakers, transilluminators, double distillation plants, electronic balances, homogenizers, microwave ovens, etc. are kept in this lab.

3. Biochemistry & Microbiology Lab

This is a huge lab that supports 40 students working at a time without becoming crowded. The lab is designed in a manner that instruments and supplies supporting the instruments are housed on a center table while working area of the students flank the walls. The lab has all basic instruments needed for the study of biochemistry and microbiology.

4. Animal Tissue Culture Lab

The School has a highly functional animal tissue culture laboratory with sophisticated instruments such as a carbon di oxide incubator, -80o C ultra deep fridge, phase contrast microscope with a computer interface, fully computerized inverted microscope, laminar flow etc. The lab is completely air-conditioned.

5. Plant Tissue Culture Lab

The School has recently expanded its plant tissue culture facilities as a result of past successes with plant tissue culture especially with respect to Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). While the staff has guided research on Shatavari, let us be candid and say that several students have also been responsible for the current stage of development on that plant.
The lab has equipments for both callus culture and suspension culture. It possesses laminar flows, fully computerized inverted phase contrast microscope, several high quality trinocular, binocular, and dissection microscopes, a gyratory shaker with incubator etc.

6. Molecular Biology Lab

This lab is mainly built for molecular biology work and instruments for this work are kept here. However, the lab can also be used as a general-purpose laboratory. The lab possesses several sophisticated instruments including a PCR and ELISA plate reader, freeze dryer, and a water purifier that gives water suitable for molecular biology research.

7. Plant Research Lab

This laboratory has its own plant tissue culture facilities separate from the plant tissue culture laboratory mentioned above. This lab is mainly for research purposes. It has equipments which support molecular research.

8. Animal & Microbial Research Lab

The School has two main research areas cancer and infectious diseases. This research laboratory caters to these two areas. It has facilities for these two areas.



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