Department of Biotechnology
The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2004 as an institution offering graduate courses in Biotechnology. The College also started Post Graduate course in the academic year 2008.We have 08 faculty members and vibrant graduate and postgraduate student strength of over 100.
Department teaches about on various streams of Biotechnology and multidisciplinary sciences: molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, biophysics, bioinformatics, environmental biotechnology, biostatistics and medical microbiology.
Our students conduct research under the supervision of their supervisor with an aim to engage them in the processes of intellectual inquiry, problem solving and creative thinking.
Admission to these degree programs is on meritorious base and according to role of University of Mumbai.
Programmes Offered(UG,PG,M.Phil., Ph.D.etc.)
B.Sc.(Biotechnology)– 6 unit
M.Sc.(Biotechnology)– 6 unit
Consultancy Services(If any)
Electrophoresis of protein and DNA samples
|Class and Semester||Course Nomenclature||Type(Optional, Elective, Compulsory, etc.)|
|F. Y. B. Sc. Semester I||Basic Chemistry – I||Compulsory|
|Basic Chemistry – II||Compulsory|
|Basic Life Sciences – I: Biodiversity and Cell Biology||Compulsory|
|Basic Life Sciences – II: Microbial Techniques||Compulsory|
|Basic Biotechnology – I: Introduction to Biotechnology||Compulsory|
|Basic Biotechnology – II: Molecular Biology||Compulsory|
|Ability Enhancement Course I (FC I): Societal Awareness||Compulsory|
|F. Y. B. Sc. Semester II||Chemistry – I: Bioorganic Chemistry||Compulsory|
|Chemistry – II: Physical Chemistry||Compulsory|
|Life Sciences – I: Physiology and Ecology||Compulsory|
|Life Sciences – II: Genetics||Compulsory|
|Biotechnology – I: Tissue Culture & Scientific Writing and Communication Skills||Compulsory|
|Biotechnology – II: Enzymology, Immunology and Biostatistics||Compulsory|
|Ability Enhancement Course II (FC II): Globalization, Ecology and Sustainable Development||Compulsory|
|S. Y. B. Sc. Semester III||Biophysics||Core|
|Applied Chemistry – I||Core|
|Cell Biology and Cytogenetics||Core|
|Bioprocess Technology||Skill Enhancement Elective|
|Research Methodology||General Elective|
|S. Y. B. Sc. Semester IV||Biochemistry||Core|
|Applied Chemistry – II||Core|
|Biostatistics and Bioinformatics||Core|
|Molecular Diagnostics||Skill Enhancement Elective|
|Entrepreneurship Development||General Elective|
|T. Y. B. Sc. Semester V||Cell Biology||Compulsory|
|Medical Microbiology and Instrumentation||Compulsory|
|Genomes and Molecular Biology||Compulsory|
|Applied Component – Biosafety||Compulsory|
|T. Y. B. Sc. Semester VI||Biochemistry||Compulsory|
|Pharmacology and Neurochemistry||Compulsory|
|Applied Component – Agribiotechnology||Compulsory|
|Class and Semester||Course Nomenclature||Course Type|
|M. Sc. I Semester I||Biochemistry||Compulsory|
|Biochemical and Biophysical Techniques||Compulsory|
|M. Sc. I Semester II||Metabolism||Compulsory|
|IPR and Biosafety||Compulsory|
|M. Sc. II Semester III||PTC and ATC||Core|
|M. Sc. II Semester IV||Nanotechnology||Compulsory|
|GMO and Environment||Compulsory|
Lab Information Details
Total area in square feet: 44ft. X 34 ft.
Total area in square feet: 28ft. X 21ft.
Total area in square feet: 34ft. X 14ft.
Total area in square feet: 16ft. X 14.5ft.
Total area in square feet: 14.5 ft. x 6.5 ft.
1.Total area in square feet: 8ft. X 8.5ft.
2.Total area in square feet: 13ft. X 2.5ft.
Total area in square feet: 10.5ft. X 6.5ft.
Total area in square feet: 58.5 ft. x 10.5 ft.
Total area in square feet: 18 ft. x 4 ft.
Total area in square feet: 14 ft. x 8.5 ft.
4. Electronic balance
5. Rotary shaker
6. pH meter
7. Conductivity meter
9. Cooling Centrifuge
10. Deep freezer
11. Electrophoresis Apparatus
1. Laminar air flow cabinet
2. Inverted Microscope
3. Carl Zeiss Phase contrast microscope
4. CO2 Incubator
5. PCR machine
6. UV – Vis Spectrophotometer
7.Gel Documentation System
Mono–pan Digital Balance
Laminar Air Flow Cabinet
Carl Zeiss Microscope
Seminar Workshop Organized(Last 5 years)
Workshop on PCR and Bioinformatics conductedon 25th and 26th Feb.2012
Workshop on “Challenges in Biopharmaceutical Industry” jointly organized by UGC ,New Delhi, Gogate –Jogalekr college, Ratnagiri and NFB, Khalsa college, Mumbai on 26th – 28th August, 2013.
National conference on “Mangroves of Konkan coast” organized by Gogate-Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri in collaboration with Mangroves society of India on 2nd – 3rd Feb., 2015.
National seminar on “Biotechnology for better tomorrow” organized by Gogate – Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri in collaboration with Microbiologist society, India on 26th Feb., 2015.
Workshop cum training on “Applications of Bioinformatics” organized by Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate – Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri on 13th – 14th Feb.,2016.
Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with Microbiologists Society, India – Ratnagiri Chapter; Mangrove Society of India – Ratnagiri Chapter; Nature Club; NCC organized “Biotechnology Dindi – Awareness Campaign” on the occasion of World Wetlands Day on 2nd February, 2018
Internships in Gadre Marine Export Pvt. Ltd., Ratnagiri; TJ Marine products Pvt. Ltd., Ratnagiri
Workshop cum training on “Applications of Bioinformatics” organized by Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate – Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri on 18th – 19th Feb.,2017.
Collaboration with other Institutes
Academic Extension & Photograph, MOU activities related information & Photographs, Research collaborations.
- Nature Club
- Shodhvedh Research Festival of College
- Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Margao, Goa
- AIDS-Day Awareness programme – Rangoli and Poster Exhibition
6. Avishkar State level Inter-University Research Festival
7. Organic farming awareness programme
8. NSS and NCC
9. Biodiversity awareness campaign
10. Mangrove Conservation awareness programme
11. Blood Donation programme
12. Industrial visit
Birla Institute of Scientific Research
BISR Bioinformatics Centre
Research experience: 03 years
International conferences: 01
National conferences: 05
State seminars: 02
Sanctioned Project: 01
Research Experiences: 01 Year
National conferences: 02
State seminars: 01
Research Experience: 02 Years
International Publications: 01
National conferences: 03
State seminars: 02
Research Experience: 05 Years
International Publications: 03
National Publications: 04
International conferences: 02
National conferences: 07
Sanctioned Project: 01
Research Experience: 03 Years
National Conferences: 01
Mr. Ajay Redij and Mr. DyaneshRanade has qualified joint CSIR-UGC NET exam.
Mr. AdwaitParchure and SaritaWaingankar: Project selected at State level interuniversity research convention “Avishkar”
Title – Industrial application of (GCO) media.
Two students participated in International conference on Innovations in Energy, Polymer and Environmental Sciences, organized by YashvantraoChavan
Institute of Science, Satara and Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharashtra, on 10th -12th Jan.,2014
13 Students from M.Sc.I and II Biotechnology published there research papers in BIONANO FRONTIER Journal at National level Seminar on Biotechnology for sustainable growth and development organized by
CKT College, Panvel on 3rd to 4th Jan 2014.
18 Students from M.Sc. II Biotechnology presented a research paper in National seminar on Environment management and biodiversity conservation, organized by AbasahebMarathe Arts and New Commerce College, Rajapur, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra on 17th to 18th Jan 2014.
Ms. Suchita Tendulkar (S.Y.B.Sc.) bagged Gold medal in power lifting in June, 2014.
UG and PG students Participated and presented research work in National conference on “Mangroves of Konkan coast” (2014-15)
UG and PG students Participated and presented research work in National seminar on “Biotechnology for better tomorrow” (2014-15)
09 M.Sc. I and II students participated in one day State level seminar on “Genetically modified foods- Boon or Bane” (2014-15)
03 M.Sc. II students participated in one day National conference on “Advances in Biological Science” (2014-15)
Ms. Nikita Gawade (S.Y. Biotech) was selected for Summer research fellowship programme 2017 by Indian Academy Of Sciences, at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow.(2016 – 2017)
Participation of TY students in poster and add making competition held at Mitcon, Pune.(2016 – 2017)
M.Sc. Students participated in Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation organized by Maharashtra Gene Bank Project.(2016 – 2017)
20 UG and PG students of Biotechnology participated in Effect of Maha Soma Yag on various environmental factors (Microbial analysis) held on 16th January to 21th January, 2015.
All UG and PG students participated in Ancient Indian Biology –Biology behind Mythology Exhibition organized in Department of Biological Sciences on 1st Aug., 2015.
M. Sc. II Biotechnology Students presented the research projects in “Technostav – 2016” organized by Finolex Academy of Management and Technology, Ratnagiri on 27th February, 2016
27 Students from T. Y. and M. Sc. II Biotechnology participated in one day National Seminar on “Recent trends in Life Sciences”, Kankavli College, Kankavli, August – 2016
Participation of 15 F. Y. and M. Sc. II Biotechnology students in Science Circus competitions like Poster and model making competitions on 24th September, 2016.
08 students from M. sc. II Biotechnology participated in one day Workshop on “Identifying marine biodiversity conservation- understanding the concept in context to Coastline of Maharashtra” organized by BNHS in collaboration with GJ College, 8th February, 2017.
04 S. Y. Biotechnology students participated in State level organ donation awareness contest –2017 (Poster and best status competitions) on 23rd Feb., 2017.
Ms. Ankita Sawant participated in Fruit processing in collaboration with Dr. Hedgevar Smruti Seva Prakalp, Mangaon from 1st May to 15th June, 2017 at Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development.
07 students from S. Y. and T. Y. Biotechnology participated in a research project on “The transition from Vernacular to English medium: Students’ Perspectives” organized by HBCSE, TIFR, Mankhurd, Mumbai on 27th Feb., 2018.
20 students of S. Y. and T.Y. Biotechnology participated in Swachha Bharat Summer Internship of Government of India in association with Group Grampanchayat Shirgaon, Ratnagiri. (2018 – 2019).
|Sameer S. Bhosale||Kopran Ltd., Khopoli||Executive Microbiologist|
|Padmaja A. Shete||Agharkar Research Institute, Pune||Research Fellow|
|Girija Ayachit||BNHS, Mumbai||Research Fellow|
|Prasad M. Shinde||Serum Institute, Pune||R & D Officer|
|Mugdha V. Bapat||NCL, Pune||Project Assistant|
|Ganesh Khandke||Reliance Life Sciences, Mumbai||Production Assistant|
|Anurag V. Patankar||Cognizant technology solutions, Powai, Mumbai||Clinical Data Analyst|
Electrophoresis of protein and DNA samples
To impart hands on skills in preparation of Buffers and solutions.
To impart skills in handling the cultures of micro – organisms
To impart the knowledge of molecular biology techniques.
To impart the skills of PTC, ATC and Science communication
To impart knowledge of society and make students aware about the Problems in Society.
To understand basic principles of research methodology and identify a research problem.
To gain critical thinking and analytical skills to understand new diagnostic methods.
To write a business plan.
To design strategies for successful implementation of ideas.
To develop the knowledge of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioprocess Technology.
To impart the knowledge of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics.
To impart the research values among the students.
|Class||Course code||Course Outcomes|
|F. Y. B. T.||USBT101||To impart hands – on skills in preparation of Buffers and Solutions|
|USBT102||To impart knowledge of Titrimetric and Volumetric estimations and handling of basic analytical techniques like chromatography and colorimetry.|
|USBT103||To impart skill in handling and culture of micro – organisms|
|USBT104||To impart the knowledge of growth of micro – organisms|
|USBT105||To impart the knowledge of food technology and fermentation techniques|
|USBT106||To impart the knowledge of molecular biology techniques|
|USBT107||To impart the knowledge of Society and make students aware about the problems in society|
|USBT201||To impart the knowledge of classification, structure and characterization of biomolecules|
|USBT202||To impart skills in kinetics and chemical reactions|
|USBT203||To impart the knowledge of physiology and ecology|
|USBT204||To impart skills in techniques in genetic analysis and population Genetics|
|USBT205||To impart the skills of PTC, ATC and Science Communication|
|USBT206||To impart the skills in Enzyme kinetics, Immunological techniques and Biostatistics|
|USBT207||To impart knowledge of Globalization and make students aware about the problems in Society|
|S. Y. B. T.||USBT301||To develop an understanding of the different aspects of classical Physics|
|USBT302||To develop an understanding of the different aspects of organic and green Chemistry|
|USBT303||To understand the principles underlying various immuno techniques|
|USBT304||To develop an understanding of the cytoskeleton and cell membrane|
|USBT305||To discuss the mechanisms associated with gene expression at the level of transcription and translation|
|USBT306||To develop an understanding of the various aspects of bioprocess technology; skills associated with screening of industrially important strains|
|USBT307||To understand basic principles of research methodology and identify a research problem|
|USBT401||To discuss the metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids and nucleotides|
|USBT402||To develop an understanding of the different aspects of analytical Chemistry|
|USBT403||To discuss the various aspects of systemic infections including causative agents, symptoms and prophylaxis|
|USBT404||To gain an understanding of the causes, types and control methods for environmental pollution|
|USBT405||To gain an understanding of the basic concepts of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics|
|USBT406||To gain an understanding of the basic principles used in molecular diagnosis|
|USBT407||To develop an understanding of the systematic process and to select and screen a business idea|
|T. Y. B. T.||USBT501||To impart the knowledge of cell biology|
|USBT502||To impart the knowledge of Medical Microbiology and Instrumentation|
|USBT503||To impart the knowledge of Genomes and Molecular Biology|
|USBT504||To impart the knowledge of Marine Biotechnology|
|USBT505||To impart the knowledge of Biosafety practices|
|USBT601||To impart the knowledge of Biochemistry|
|USBT602||To impart the knowledge of Industrial Microbiology|
|USBT603||To impart the knowledge of Pharmacology and Neurochemistry|
|USBT604||To impart the knowledge of Environmental Biotechnology|
|USBT605||To impart the knowledge of Agribiotechnology|
|M. Sc. I||PSBT101||To develop the basic concepts of Biochemistry|
|PSBT102||To develop the basic concepts of Immunology|
|PSBT103||To impart the knowledge of Molecular Biology|
|PSBT104||To develop the basic concepts of biochemical and biophysical techniques|
|PSBT201||To impart the knowledge of metabolism|
|PSBT202||To impart the knowledge of Immunology|
|PSBT203||To impart the knowledge of Bioprocess technology|
|PSBT204||To impart the knowledge of IPR and Biosafety|
|M. Sc. II||PSBT301||To develop an understanding of PTC and ATC|
|PSBT302||To impart the knowledge of medical Microbiology|
|PSBT303||To develop the basic concepts of clinical studies|
|PSBT304||To develop the basic concepts of Developmental Biology|
|PSBT401||To develop the basic concepts of Nanotechnology|
|PSBT402||To impart the knowledge of GMO and Environment|
|PSBT403||To impart the knowledge of Bioinformatics|
|PSBT404||To impart the knowledge of Biostatistics|
Six parents agree that the syllabus of B. Sc. Biotechnology is helpful in terms of knowledge, development and seeking employment for their wards. They are satisfied with teaching and evaluation practices of the department. They are also satisfied with the library resources and other resources such as eBooks, animations etc. related to the syllabus.
Alumni agree that the syllabus being vast and challenging. According to 67 % alumni, 85 – 100 % syllabus is covered in the class. However, the ICT usage according to 56 % alumni is 75 – 100 %. 67 % alumni also found that the employability of the course is 75 – 100 % and they too agree that the teachers provide regular and timely feedback about students’ performance.