Faculty of Biotechnology's Achievements

MSA UNIVERSITY PRESS | April 10, 2019

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The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is a  department, under the Ministry of Science and Technology responsible for administrating development and commercialisation in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It was set up in 1986. The Mission and Vision of the Department is “Attaining new heights in biotechnology research,shaping biotechnology into a premier precision tool of the future forcreation of wealth and ensuring social justice-specially for the poor” Through several research and development projects, demonstrations, grants and creation of infrastructural facilities a clear visible impact of this field has been seen.

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