Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
Teaching

Academics & Trainings

Biotechnology Centre endeavors to be an institution with intimate contributions from academic institutions national and worldwide. The following programmes have been designed with an underlying emphasis on innovation as the key to education and training methods.

  • Under the Master’s programme there are twelve seats for conferring M.Sc. (Agriculture) Molecular Biology and Biotechnology degree. The academic regulations are being followed as per the new and restructured Post-Graduate Curricula & Syllabi framed by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi. There are twelve seats for M.Sc.
  • Doctoral Programme has been instituted for students who have completed masters in any relevant discipline of agriculture. Presently BTC admit 2 fresh and 1-2 in-service aspirants during an academic year.
  • The academic regulations for duration of degree programmes, residential requirements, eligibility criteria credit load requirement and its distribution between course and research work, system of examination and other related aspects are being followed as per the “New and Restructured Post-Graduate Curricula & Syllabi” framed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
  • Post-doctoral Programmes has been undertaken to nurture outstanding recent PhDs with innovative ideas and the drive to pursue novel discoveries under the mentorship of BTC faculty. These Post-Doctoral Fellows have to earn fellowships from agencies like DBT, DST and CSIR.
  • Project Research Positions are periodically filled for specific, time-bound extramurally funded projects conducted by the Centre’s faculty and are announced in a need-based manner from time to time.
  • Short-term Training Programmes are conducted at BTC by inducting post-graduate and doctoral students of science from various universities/institutions/colleges to carry out their project/ dissertation work towards partial fulfillment of their postgraduate degrees.
  • Hands-on training for Under-graduate Students is conducted as per the ICAR course curriculum recommended in 2009. Twenty B.Sc. (Agriculture) students undergo Experiential Learning Programme of Module VII: Biotechnology. Under this one semester programme, apart from hands-on-training on commercial large-scale plant tissue culture production they learn molecular breeding, recombinant DNA technology, molecular diagnostics, microbial and environmental technology.
  • Training of scientists and farmers in frontline areas of agriculture biotechnology

There are twelve seats for M.Sc. and two seats for Ph.D. The academic regulations for duration of degree programmes, residential requirements, eligibility criteria credit load requirement and its distribution between course and research work, system of examination and other related aspects are being followed as per the “New and Restructured Post-Graduate Curricula & Syllabi” framed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.


M.Sc. (Ag.) Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Semester-I

Course Title

Course No

Credits

Major Courses

Principles of Biotechnology

MBB 501

3(2+1)

Fundamentals of Molecular Biology

MBB 502

3(3+0)

Molecular Cell Biology

MBB 503

3(3+0)

Minor Courses

Principles of Genetics

GP 501

3(2+1)

Physiological and Molecular Responses of Plants to Abiotic Stresses

PP 503

3(2+1)

Supporting

Biostatistics and Computers

MBB 553

3(2+1)

Compulsory Non Credit

Library and Information services

PGS 501

1(0+1)

Basic Concept in Laboratory Techniques

PGS 504

1(0+1)

Intellectual Property and its Managements in Agriculture

PGS 503

e-course

1(1+0)

Semester-II

Major Courses

Plant Tissue Culture & Genetic Transformation

MBB 504

3(1+2)

Techniques in Molecular Biology I

MBB 505

3(0+3)

Microbial/ Industrial Biotechnology

MBB 506

3(2+1)

Molecular Breeding

MBB 507

2(2+0)

Minor Courses

Physiological and Molecular Aspects of Photosynthesis Carbon and Nitrogen Assimilation

PP 510

3(2+1)

Supporting

(any one)

Introduction to Bioinformatics

MBB 555

3(2+1)

Biosafety, IPR and Bioethics

MBB 510

2(2+0)

Compulsory Non Credit

Agriculture Research, Research Ethics and Rural Development Programme

PGS 505

1(1+0)

Disaster Management

PGS 506

e-course

1(1+0)

Technical writing and Communications Skills

PGS 502

1(0+1)

Semester-III

Written Comprehensive Exam

NC

Master’s Research

MBB 599

10

Major

Master’s Seminar

MBB 591

1

Semester-IV

Master’s Research

MBB 599

10

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Semester-I

Course Title

Course No

Credits

Major Courses

Advances in Plant Molecular Biology

MBB 601

3(3+0)

Advances in Microbial Biotechnology

MBB 603

3(3+0)

Commercial Plant Tissue Culture

MBB 606

2(2+0)

Minor Courses

(any one)

Genomics and Bioinformatics in Horticulture

FSC 604

3(2+1)

Molecular Approaches for Improving Physiological Traits

PP 603

3(2+1)

Supporting

(any one)

Biostatistics and Computers

MBB 553

3(2+1)

Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics

MBB 512

3(2+1)

General Biochemistry

MBB 552

3(2+1)

Compulsory Non Credit

Library and Information services

PGS 501

1(0+1)

Basic Concept in Laboratory Techniques

PGS 504

1(0+1)

Intellectual Property and its Managements in Agriculture

PGS 503

e-course

1(1+0)

Semester-II

Major Courses

Advances in Genetic Engineering

MBB 602

3(3+0)

Advances in Crop Biotechnology

MBB 604

3(3+0)

Advances in Functional Genomics and Proteomics

MBB 605

2(2+0)

Minor Courses

Biotechnology in Vegetable Crops

VSC 604

3(2+1)

Functional Genomics and genes associated with a few physiological Processes

PP 601

2(2+0)

Supporting

(any one)

Biosafety, IPR and Bioethics

MBB 510

2(2+0)

Principles of Microbiology

MBB 554

3(2+1)

Nano Biotechnology

MBB 513

3(3+0)

Compulsory Non Credit

Agriculture Research, Research Ethics and Rural Development Programme

PGS 505

1(1+0)

Disaster Management

PGS 506

e-course

1(1+0)

Technical writing and Communications Skills

PGS 502

1(0+1)

Semester-III

Written Comprehensive Exam

NC

Doctoral Research

MBB 699

15

Major

Doctoral Seminar I

MBB 691

1

Semester-IV

Doctoral Research

MBB 699

10

Major

Doctoral Seminar II

MBB 692

1

Semester-V

Doctoral Research

MBB 699

10

Semester-VI

Doctoral Research

MBB 699

10

B.Sc. (Ag.) Module VII “Basic Science” Experiential Learning Programme

Semester-II

Course Title

Course No

Credits

Molecular Breeding

EL-MB

3 (1+2)

Plant Tissue Culture

EL-PTC

4 (1+3)

Recombinant DNA Technology

EL-RDT

3 (1+2)

Microbial and Environmental Technology

EL-MET

4 (1+3)

Molecular Diagnostics

EL-MD

3 (1+2)

Project Formulation Evaluation and Monitoring

PFEM

3 (1+2)


Curricular Research

2015-16
  • 1. *Prakash, Vijay. Studies on morpho-physiological and biochemical changes and expression of dreb and rubisco genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em Thell) under drought stress. (S. TiwarI).
2014-15
  • 2. Sikdar, Sumana. Studies on genetic diversity of foxtail millets (Setaria italic L.) using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. (S. Tiwari)
  • 3. Prajapati, Umashanker. Studies on the effect of cytokinin on direct regeneration ability from different explants in Vigna umbellate (Thunb.) (S. Tiwari)
  • 4. Indane, Sagar Subhash. Bioethanol production from waste using co-culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Aspergillus niger (L.P.S. Rajput).
2013-14
  • 5. Sawalakhe, Roshani S. Studies on in-vitro regeneration of water chestnut (Trapa natans) (S. Tiwari)
  • 6. Tiwari, Neelam. Studies on genetic diversity of little millet (Panicum sumatrense) using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) marker (S. Tiwari)
  • 7. Patidar, Shirish. Wine production from ripened karonda fruits using Saccharomyces cerevisiae (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 8. Patil, Yogesh S. Bioethanol Production from Waste Potato using Co-culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Zymomonas mobilis (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 9. Kayande, Kailash D. Studies on genetic diversity of kodo millet (Paspalum scorbiculatum L.) using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) marker (K. Tantwai)
  • 10. *Kumar, Sunil. Studies on Genetic Transformation for Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] (Ph.D. Scholar from RDVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
2012-13
  • 11. Duttagonde, Nagesh R. Studies on Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation in Oat (Avena sativa L.) (S. Tiwari)
  • 12. Kale, Sumit P. Molecular Diversity Analysis of Whitefly (Bamisia tabaci) collected from different regions of Madhya Pradesh (S. Tiwari)
  • 13. Thombare, Devias T. Studies on effect of cytokinin in combination with auxins on micropropagation efficiency of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) (S. Tiwari)
  • 14. Thakur, Vishwa Vijay Studies on Genome Recovery Percentage for opaque2 introgressed in backcross population for marker assisted selection of Quality Protein Maize (S. Tiwari)
  • 15. Patil, Yogesh K. Wine Production from Over Ripe Guava Fruits using Saccharomyces cervisiae (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 16. Yeole, Pankaj T. Molecular screening of soybean germplasm resistant to Rhizoctonia Root Rot (K. Tantwai)
  • 17. Shinde, Vishwajeet S. Amplification of phy gene from Bacillus spp. isolated from soil (K. Tantwai)
  • 18. Shrivastava, Bhavana Multiple shoot regeneration of sugarcane from meristem tip, leafroll and axillary bud culture (Dissertation work of M.Sc. Biotechnology student from SMS Govt. Modal Science College, Jiwaji University) (S. Tiwari).
  • 19. Bhuriya, Pramila Multiple shoot regeneration from nodal explant of aswagandha (Dissertation work of M.Sc. Biotechnology student from SMS Govt. Modal Science College, Jivaji University) (S. Tiwari).
  • 20. Saxena, Sakshi Studies on organogenesis from seedling derived callus in maize (Dissertation work of M.Sc. Biotechnology student from SMS Govt. Modal Science College, Jivaji University) (S. Tiwari)
2011-12
  • 21. Dehmukh, Dhanshri. Characterization of phytase producing fungi from soil. (S. Tiwari)
  • 22. Kachare, Satish. Characterization of genetic diversity of water chestnut (Trapa natans) germplasms of Madhya Pradesh using morphological and molecular markers. (S. Tiwari)
  • 23. Karale, Shrikant. The phy gene amplification and sequence of a phytase from bacterial isolates. (K. Tantwai)
  • 24. Sasidharan, Shaily. Studies on Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation in Oat (Avena sativa L.) (Dissertation work of M.Sc. Biotechnology student from Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeeth, Amritapuri) (S. Tiwari)
  • 25. *Nair, Priya Diversity Analysis of Fertility Restorer gene in indiaca and japonica subspecies of Rice (Ph.D. Scholar from Dept. of Plant Breeding & Genetics, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (S.K. Rao)
2010-11
  • 26. Chauhan, D.S. Genetic diversity analysis using RAPD markers in geographically distinct germplasm of Bacopa monnieri. (N. Saini)
  • 27. Deshmukh, Dhanshree. Characterization of phytase producing fungi from soil. (S. Tiwari)
  • 28. Dhaneliya, N.S. Biosynthesis of microbial pigments using co-culture of Monascus purpureus and Monascus rubber. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 29. Katroliya, S.S. Characterization of phytase producing bacteria from soil. (K. Tantwai)
  • 30. Sharma, Pawan. Polymorphism analysis in advanced mutant population of oat. (N. Saini)
  • 31. Sharma, Ritu. Introgression of quality protein opaque 2 gene into maize using marker assisted selection. (S. Tiwari)
  • 32. Varandani, Sapna. Studies on in vitro regeneration of oat (Avena sativa). (S.Tiwari)
  • 33. Asati, Pooja. Isolation of phytase producing soil bacteria and their amplification using PCR (Dissertation work of M.Sc. Microbiology and Biotechnology student from V. A. College, Chattarpur) (K. Tantwai)
  • 34. *Pandey, Avinash Chandra Molecular Studies for Yeild Atributeing Traits in Rice using Recombinant inbred lines derived from cross JNPT X IR64 using ISSR Markers (Ph.D. Scholar from Dept. of Plant Breeding & Genetics, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (S.K. Rao)
2009-10
  • 35. Dhote, Laxmi. Studies on in vitro embryogenesis in teak. (S. Tiwari)
  • 36. Bhade, Pralhad. Production of microbial pigments using Monascus ruber. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 37. Dwivedi, Shailja. Studies on somaclonal variation in sugarcane using RAPD markers. (Dissertation work of M.Sc. Biotechnology student from APS University, Rewa) (S. Tiwari)
  • 38. Kelatkar, Sonali. Cloning and sequencing of phy gene from pseudomonas syringae. (K. Tantwai)
  • 39. Khandal, Harish. Studies on polymorphism of markers linked with Fusarium wilt resistance loci in chickpea. (N. Saini)
  • 40. Kori, Swati. Sonication assisted Agrobacterium mediated transformation in soybean (S. Tiwari)
  • 41. Pandey, Aparna. Studies on phenotypic and molecular polymorphism in rice bean (Vigna umbellata). (Dissertation work of M.Sc. (Agril) student from Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
  • 42. Patnaik, Kamal. Studies on in vitro morphogenesis in chickpea Studies on in vitro Embryogenesis in Teak (Tectona grandis Linn. F.) (S.
  • 43. Tiwari) Prakash, Vijay. Molecular analysis of cytoplasmic male sterility in wheat. (S. Tiwari)
  • 44. Rai, Sudhir. Production of bioethanol from waste potatoes. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 45. Sapre, Swapnil. Studies on Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation in tobacco. (S. Tiwari)
  • 46. Sethiya, Sunil. Polymorphism studies of markers linked for Ascochyta blight resistance in chickpea germplasm. (N. Saini)
  • 47. Parihar, R.S. Low Cost Production Technology of Microbial Pigments for Incorporation in Food Products. (M.Sc. (Ag.) student from Department of Food Science and Technology, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 48. Varma, Pratima. Studies on genetic diversity in rice bean (Vigna umbellata) for morphological and physiological traits related to drought tolerance. (Dissertation work of M.Sc. (Agril) student from Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
  • 49. *Jain, Monica Studies on in vitro morphogenesis of Bacopa monniria (L.) Wettst (Ph.D. Scholar from Davi Ahilya University, Indore) (S. Tiwari)
2008-09
  • 50. Dubey, Ravi. Molecular diversity analysis among Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) goid isolates causing charcoal rot of soybean. (N. Saini).
  • 51. Khan, M.M. Biosynthesis of monascus pigments using agro industrial byproducts. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 52. Yadav, Sunil. Molecular Gene Cloning of a Novel Phyase from Bacillus subtilis. (K. Tantwai)
  • 53. Mehto, Vandana. Molecular diversity analysis in Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L.) Dunal (N. Saini)
  • 54. Khan, Mushir. Production and utilization of microbial Pigments in processed food. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 55. Pathak, Nidhi. Genetic transformation studies for yellow mosaic virus resistance in soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill), (Dissertation work of M.Sc. (Agril) student from Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
  • 56. Sharma S. In vitro regeneration studies in Withania somnifera. (Dissertation work of M.Sc. Biotechnology student from Department of Life Science, Career College, Barkatullah University, Bhopal) (S. Tiwari) (S. Tiwari)
  • 57. Khan, Yousufzai Mushir Z. Production and Utilization of Microbial Pigments in Processed Food (M.Sc. (Ag.) student from Department of Food Science and Technology, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (L.P.S. Rajput)
2007-08
  • 58. Deshmukh, Reena. Identification of suitable markers for drought tolerance in wheat molecular gene. (N.S. Tomar)
  • 59. Gupta, Amandeep. Production of Microbial Pigments (Monascus sp.) using agro byproducts as substrate. (L.P.S. Rajput).
  • 60. Hora, Manpreet. Molecular detection of viruses in micropropagated potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) plants and quality micro-tuber production. (Dissertation work of M.Sc. (Agril) student from Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
  • 61. Sharma, Shweta In vitro regeneration studies in Withania somnifera. (Dissertation work of M.Sc. student from Department of Life Science, Career College, Barkatullah University, Bhopal) (S. Tiwari)
  • 62. Varma, Anuradha. Micropropagation of virus free potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) plants for micro tuber production. (Dissertation work of M.Sc. (Ag.) student from Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
2006-07
  • 63. Bhardwaj, B.K. Tagging of leaf rust resistance gene(s) in wheat using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. (N.S. Tomar)
  • 64. Bimal, S.S. Molecular characterization and diversity analysis of soybean verities against soybean Rhizoctonia aerial blight resistance. (A. Agrawal)
  • 65. Goyal, B.S. Molecular diversity analysis among soybean cultivars and mutant against yellow mosaic virus (YMV) disease. (N. Saini)
  • 66. Patel G.S. In vitro regeneration and detection of somaclonal variations in Rauwolfia serpentine (L.) using molecular markers. (S. Tiwari)
  • 67. Soni, Yuvraj. Biochemical characterization of phytase produced by soil borne microorganism. (K. Tantwai)
  • 68. Tomar, Jyoti. Molecular diversity analysis among soybean cultivars and mutant against root rot Disease. (N. Saini)
  • 69. Vishnoi, Sweta. Micropropagation of brahmi (Bacopa monnieri L. Pennell) and detection of somaclonal variations using RAPD analysis. (S. Tiwari)
  • 70. Wankhede, Abhijit R. Optimization of phytase production with mixed substrate fermentation by Aspergillus ficuum using waste agri-materials. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 71. *Singh, Kanchan. In vitro mass propagation studies of Oroxylum indicum an endangered medicinal tree of India (Ph.D. Scholar from RDVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
2005-06
  • 72. Gupta, Kapil. Effect of fermentation variables on the recovery and quality of Aspergillus phytase from waste agri-materials. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 73. Mahroliya, Naveen. Molecular diversity analysis of jatropha germplasm. (N. Saini)
  • 74. Nag, N.K. Study on in vitro propagation of Jatropha curcas. (Dissertation work of M.Sc. (Agril) student from Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, JNKVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
  • 75. Pandey, Vikash. Molecular analysis of leaf hair trait in recombinant inbred lines of rice (Oryza sativa L.). (A. Agrawal)
  • 76. Rai, Vinita. Identification and cloning of heat induced gene transcripts of wheat. (N.S. Tomar)
  • 77. Rathore, S. Study on in vitro morphogenesis for efficient genetic transformation in Jatropha curcas. (S. Tiwari)
  • 78. Sengar P.K. In vitro regeneration and genetic transformation studies in mahua (Maduca indica). (S. Tiwari)
  • 79. Singh, Amarjit. Molecular mapping of leaf hair and flag leaf width trait in RILs derived from cross JNPT 89 and IR 64. (N. Saini)
  • 80. Verma, Namrata. Production, purification and characterization of phyatse from Bacillus subtilis. (K. Tantwai)
  • 81. *Shah, Pankaj Studies on somatic embryogenesis in Rauwolfia erpentine L. (Benth ex Kurz.). (Ph.D. Scholar from RDVV, Jabalpur) (S. Tiwari)
2004-05
  • 82. Baghel R.S. Genetic transformation studies in teak (Tectona grandis Linn. F.) using mature cotyledon cultures. (S. Tiwari)
  • 83. Danelia, M.K. Microbial protein production from waste carbon sources. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 84. Gajbhiye, Preeti. Phytase production from waste carbon source. (K. Tantwai)
  • 85. Jatav D.S. Studies on DNA instability induced from tissue culture in Chlorophytum borivilianum by RAPD analysis. (S. Tiwari)
  • 86. Nema, Darsana. Lysine production from waste carbon sources. (L.P.S. Rajput)
  • 87. Pandey, A.K. Mutation for thermo-resistance in Rhizobium japonicum and characterization for kinetics of growth and diazotrophy. (N.G. Mitra)
  • 88. Singh, Sangeeta. DNA fingerprinting of different cultivars of wheat using RAPD markers. (N.S. Tomar)
  • 89. Sinha, Pratima. Molecular characterization of chickpea cultivars through RAPD markers. (N.S. Tomar)
2003-04
  • 90. Khan, I.N. Cloning of cDNA of a partial cytochrome P450 gene of Withania somnifera L. (N.S. Tomar)
  • 91. Maheshwari, C.K. Molecular markers for fiber quality traits in cotton (N.S. Tomar)
  • 92. Sawant, R.R. Characterization of genetic diversity in cultivated cotton by DNA fingerprinting (S. Tiwari)
  • 93. Shukla, Devendra. Identification of DNA markers for multifoliate character of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.). In collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, India. (S. Tiwari)
  • 94. Yogranjan. Studies on in vitro regeneration and genetic transformation in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millisp.) and groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.). In collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay. (S. Tiwari)
  • 95. *Tripathi, Manoj K. Optimization of somatic embryogenesis in soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.). Degree awarded from (Ph.D. Scholar from APS University, Rewa) (S. Tiwari)