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The Biotechnology program at NIT Raipur is running as a leading academic program both from the teaching and research point of view. In addition to theory courses, the program also places strong emphasis on practical training during their curriculum activity. The students undertake a 2-semester research project work to orient themselves towards research in diverse area of Biotechnology. The faculty members have continuously been able to provide guidance on basic as well as applied aspects of Biotechnology research area as given below:
  • Biochemistry & Cell Biology
  • Bioprocess Technology and Metabolic network modeling for bioprocess
  • Biopolymer development and Bioremediation
  • Chemotherapy and Drug Resistance mechanism
  • Computational Biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Enzyme Technology and Nano-based Biosensor development
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Infectious and Metabolic diseases
  • Microbial Technology
  • Molecular parasitology and Host-Pathogen interaction
RESEARCH PROJECTS BUDGET/ STATUS PI/CO-PI FUNDING AGENCY
“Lipase catalyzed bio diesel production from non edible oils by lipolytic bacteria” Rs. 19,00,000.00/ Ongoing Dr. Lata Upadhyay Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi
“Chemical and enzymatic modification of NSAID to overcome their side effect” Rs. 2,00,000.00/ Ongoing Dr. Lata Upadhyay Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology
“Micro extraction analysis of toxicants in environmental and biological samples” Rs. 2,00,000.00/ Ongoing Dr. Lata Upadhyay Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology
“Enzymatic hydrolysis of rice husk and straw and its conversion into biohydrogen by dark fermentation” Rs. 4,72,000.00/ Ongoing Dr. Pratima Gupta Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology (CG-COST)


RESEARCH ACTIVITY/PAST ACHIEVEMENT ONGOING/COMPLETED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES NAME OF FACULTY INVOLVED IN R&D
  • Study on analysis and estimation of H1N1 influenza DNA for designing an effective vaccine.
  • Characterisation and immobilisation of polygalactorunase produced by A.Niger using ricebran as substrate in solid state fermentation by using carbon and nitrogen sources.
  • Production of alkaline protease by altering the composition and fermentation medium by submerged culture.
  • To study the effect of salt concentration on the production of Alkaline protease by Bacillus Subtulis and immobilisation of whole cell.
  • Microbial fuel cell for waste water treatment and generation of electricity.
Completed Bidyut Mazumdar
Enzymology: Isolation production, Partial purification and immobilisation of urease, amylase, lipase, catalase and Cellulase Completed Dr. Lata S.B Upadhyay
Dr. Pratima Gupta
Aakansha Wany
  • Production of Ethanol from waste Biomass
  • Lipase mediated transesterification of Vegetable oils for production of methyl esters of biofuel properties.
  • Microbial technology: Isolation of cellulose degrading enzymes from insects and estimation of its cellulolytic activity
Completed Dr. Pratima Gupta
Bioinformatics:
  • Vaccine designed by web-based tools
  • Study of overexpression of CLASP2 biomarker in pancreatic cancer
Completed Sheetal Khatri, Archana Prasad
Plant Biotechnology: Detection of Antimicrobial activity of medicinally important plants Completed Aakansha Wany,
Food Biotechnology: Analytical application of yeast invertase Completed Dr. Lata S .B Upadhyay
Preparation of Biocolorants: extraction of anthocynin pigments from flower samples and study of its properties Ongoing Dr. Pratima Gupta
Microbial exopolysaccharide: isolation and study of metal ion binding properties of exopolysaccharides Ongoing Dr. Pratima Gupta
Production, Purification and Immobilisation of Amylase, Pectinase from microorganisms Ongoing Sharmishta Banerjee, Aakansha Wany
Desalination process by use of microbes Ongoing Dr. Lata S. B Upadhyay
Study of growth kinetics of Escherichia coli Ongoing Dr. Lata S. B Upadhyay
Biotreatment of waste water by use of enzymes Ongoing Bina Chandrakar, Swati Tikarhia

The PhD program recently started in basic and applied Biotechnology seeks to create a strong academic research foundation in different areas of Biotechnology such as Enzymology, Enzyme Technology, Microbial Technology, Bioprocess Technology etc.

Students have numerous opportunities to pursue active research projects and gain experience.

Student Name Year of enrollment Status Supervisor
Mr. Piyush Parkhey 2010 Ongoing Dr. Pratima Gupta
Mr. Nishant Verma 2010 Ongoing Dr. Lata Upadhyay
Mr. Kush Nayak 2011 Ongoing Dr. Pratima Gupta
Mr. Nikhil Kumar 2012 Ongoing Dr. Lata Upadhyay
Mr. Aditya Dutt 2012 Ongoing Dr. Lata Upadhyay
Mr. Surendra Kr. Phulara 2013 Ongoing Dr. Pratima Gupta
Ms. Reecha Sahu 2013 Ongoing Dr. Lata Upadhyay
Ms. Archana Vimal 2013 Ongoing Dr. Awanish Kumar