The Department was established in 2008. The Department started to offer Ph.D. programme from the academic session of 2013-2014. The Department is well equipped with an instrumentation facility and basic laboratory amenities for catering to the need of students. Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has selected this Department to establish an Institute level Biotech Hub and Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility for infrastructure and manpower development of this region. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has selected the Department to sponsor for the next five years under the Fund for Improvement of S & T Infrastructure (FIST) Scheme. The Department has a self-sustaining mushroom unit that performs Research and Development and sells the products as food. As a mandate, the Department takes active care in regular career counselling for students through advance career-oriented training, enabling them to secure placement to establish themselves. The department takes initiative in translational research in health, agriculture. Industrial food and extension services apart for regular teaching, learning and research. Recently the department is blessed with DBT-Biotech Kisan Hub project to address the root problem and issues of farmer.
Envisage offering high end useful biotechnology based skills to Ph.D, P.G and UG students studying in Dept. of Biotechnology and/or other sister departments in the University and also in nearby institutes where the same is indispensable which shall help them to understand biological process in a better way and help them to develop better process , product, service.