Biotechnology was initiated in 1993 with Ph.D program thereafter M.Sc in Biotechnology was started in 1999 with the support from Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. It started B Tech in Biotechnology from 2002 and then MTech in Biotechnology from 2012. Focus of the Department is primarily to excel both in academics and research in the frontier areas of modern biotechnology and related fields. The focus of these academic programs is to provide excellent environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure for hands on training with industrial training. The potentials in Biotechnology were further recognized by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and under Mission Reach, TIFAC-CORE (Centre of Relevance and Excellence) in Agro and Industrial Biotechnology was set up in the year 2000 and STEP (Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park) in microbial and food technology was set up in 2005 by NSTEDB, which provides extensive support to research, human resource development and offers new opportunities to students for skill development and promotion of entrepreneurship and new start ups from amongst the students.
Department is presently running four academic programs and is supporting M.Sc in Biochemistry programme initiated by School of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 2015.