The Department of Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University (University with potential for excellence) established in 1994 offers a two year M.Sc. Biotechnology Course supported by the Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Government of India. It also offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Biotechnology and related areas. This department since its inception emphasizes on appointing and inculcating meritorious faculty in various specialised branches in Biotechnology. The faculty members have been excellent teachers and research scientists, and most of them are fellows of National Academies. They are members of various National Committees, and task force of various National funding agencies. The members have excellent records of publication in journals with high impact factors and National and International patents. This Department is also involved in developing various national programmes in Biotechnology.
Due to in-built strength of the Department and input from various Scientists of National Institutes and industries in and around Pune, this department attracts meritorious students for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses from India and Abroad. The students fare extremely well in various fellowship programmes in India including award of Syama Prasad Mookerjee Fellowship (SPMF) of CSIR,and also in various International fellowship program from abroad.
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