Department of Bio Technology

Biotechnology has emerged as a most important branch of biological sciences. It is one of the most revolutionary and beneficial scientific advances of the last quarter-century. Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, established the Biotechnology department in 2006, affiliated to Pt. Ravishankar Shukla Univesity, Raipur but now affiliated to Hemchand Yadav University, Durg. It is an interdisciplinary science which includes not only biology but also subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and many more. It is also a conglomeration of various combined technologies applied to live cells for the production of a particular product or enhancing its quality according to our preferences. Its application varies in the fields of human and veterinary medicine, in the development of new and safe drugs, disease diagnosis and cure; microbial fermentation technology, plant and animal biotechnology by genetic engineering and crop improvement nutrition, environmental conservation etc. All this makes it one of the fastest-growing fields. People who choose biotech careers have several areas of specialization to choose from. One of the biggest strengths of the department is its well-equipped laboratories with the latest sophisticated equipment and spacious labs with adequate working space. Library facility is also provided by the department. There are 321 books and 02 Journals over here.

An individual aspiring for a career in Biotechnology should have a scientific aptitude and a keen interest in the biological sciences.

Inspired by the mission of the university, the program activities of the Department of Biotechnology are designed to achieve the following objectives:

Vision & Mission

What is Biotechnology?

Biotechnology is a frontier area offering a new technological base to understand living beings at the molecular level, unravel the genetic codes that govern biological processes and thereby be able to manipulate those for the betterment of humankind. Biotechnology is not just one subject; rather it is an amalgam of a number of different scientific fields. Biotechnology uses knowledge of microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry just to name a few. In recent times, new concepts such as bioinformatics, proteomics, microarrays are becoming standard terminologies within this vast area of research. Novel research findings by scientists in this field of science are helping people worldwide in their quest for a healthier lifestyle.

A career in biotechnology is not just a job; it is an invitation to participate in the development of new products and processes that also contribute to improving people's standards of living.

Where are the career development opportunities?

Major avenues of career development opportunities are as follows:



Courses Offered

B.Sc. (Biotechnology) - Duration of 3 years


12th withPhysics+Chemistry+Biology


S.No. Name Qualification Designation Statute 28 Experience Mob. No. Email Id Resume
1. Mrs. Archana Soni M.P. SET 2017 Qualified ,C.G. SET 2017 Qualified ,Master of science Specialization in BIOTECHNOLOGY Assistant Professor & Head No UG-5-Years. , PG-5 Years 8815255540
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S.No. Name of Visitors Post Address of Visitors
1 Dr.K.K. Sahu Asstt. Prof. S.O.S. in Biotechnology , Pt. R.S.U. Raipur
2 Dr. Ujjwala Supe Asstt. Prof. St. Thomas college Bhilai
3 Miss Sweta Pandey Asstt. Prof. Govt. P. G. College, Kawardha, (C.G.)
4 Dr Saumya Khare Asstt. Prof. Science Colllege,, Durg (C.G.)
5 Dr Sweta Pandey Asstt. Prof. Nagarzun Science College, Raipur
6 Dr Pramod Mahish Asstt. Prof. Govt.Digvijay P. G. College, Rajnandgaon

Faculty as Member of various Academic Bodies –


  • Member of scholarship committee, Grievance Cell& III Year admission in charge of college.



  • List of Conferences/Seminars Paper Presentations


  • Archana Soni, Paper entitled “Production of herbal & medicinal plants: An innovative effort towards sustainable development”, National seminar on Wild Life Conservation & Management in the 21st century, held on 11th -12th of February 2015, organized by Department of Zoology, Hawabagh Womens college Jabalpur (M.P.)


  • Archana Soni, Paper entitled “The role of Biotechnology in the conservation of Biodiversity” National seminar on Environmental conversation: Challenges & Remedies held on 19th -20th March 2015, organized by Deptt. of Botany & environmental science Govt. Model Science College(Autonomous) Jabalpur (M.P.).


  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
  • Archana Soni, Paper entitled “Environmental Pollution & The Global Burden of Diseases”, National seminar on Population, sustainable development,Environment: Challenges & Opportunity, held on 1st -2nd  of February 2015, organized by Swami Vivekanand Govt. College Lakhnadaon, Distt. Seoni (M.P.)


  • Archana Soni, Paper entitled “Comparative Water research: Urban & Rural Water Conservation Resarch In India”, National conference on sustainable Water Resources Management: Challenges & Opportunity, held on 20th -21st of January 2015, organized by Department of Biological sciences R.D.V.V. Jabalpur, University institute of Management & Commerce (UIMC) R.D.V.V Jabalpur (M.P.).


  • Co-Convener of theone day National workshop on “Clinical Trials & SAS application” organized by the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Junwani Bhilai on 7th November, 2017.

Awards:At International women day Narisamman award was given in Narisaman samarohorganized by Parwat foundation in 2017.

Research Facilities in department

  • Department has facilities to carry out Plant Tissue culture, Molecular Studies, Biochemical Studies and Microbial Studies.

Highlights of the Department

  • B.Sc course in Biotechnology started in the year 2006
  • Infrastructure, E classrooms,Well-equipped laboratories
  •  library with 327 books and 2 journals
  • Significant student research publications and paper presentations
  • Many alumni pursuing research at reputed laboratories in India and abroad
  • BT Club activities & BT Cultural week
  • Strongly connected alumni network

Goals and Objectives of the Department

  • The department has a goal to motivate students for life sciences research work and other related career options.
  • To develop good conduct and high moral values in them.
  • Besides having the excellent academic background, the students’ personality should be properly groomed.


Learning Resources-

Department is provided with one computer, DLP, a well-equipped laboratory with several microscopes and various instruments of latest life science technology and a tissue culture lab, a central library with 327 books; a subscribed journal and annually published manuscript for the students.

  • Seminar, workshop & Guest Lecture 

One day national workshop on “Clinical trials and SAS apllications” held on 7.11.17 and guest lecture on “Stem cell Therapy” by Dr. Shruti Srivastava.

  • Power Point Presentation: students gave powerpoint presentation on topics related to their syllabus.
  1. Sc. 2nd year presentation held on 1.12.17 and 2.12.17.


  1. Sc. 3nd year presentation held on 18.12.17 and 19.12.17.

  • Poster and drawing competition held on 7. 02. 18, theme of completion was environment biotechnology

  • Competition held on 7. 02. 18 on the topic molecular biology and environmental biotechnology

  • Educational Trip: Educational visit to 77 MLD water treatment plant Nagar Nigam Bhilai on 10.02.18

Class Level seminar – and and third Saturday of the month


Contact Us

Mrs Archana Soni, HoD Biotechnology

8815255540, 7987721308

Contact info

Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya 97/2, Near Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus, Beside Petrol Pump, Junwani- Bhilai