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Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University is located, since 1976, on a campus which is spread over 1000 acres of land on the Aravali range in New Delhi, which has now been turned into a green and open area though many academic buildings, hostels, and residences for faculty and staff have come up during the last forty years. Currently the University has over 7300 students, who come from many parts of the country and abroad, and from all class of society. There are over 500 faculty members excluding administrative staff who, along with students, live on campus, and they interact and mingle with each other irrespective of differences in status.

The ten Schools and four special centres of the university produce good quality research publications, books, working papers and M.Phil and Ph,D theses. The JNU alumni occupy vital positions, in academics, government, private sector. Recently JNU has been ranked by the NAAC as the top University in the country.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was one of the first six Universities in India to start a Postgraduate teaching and research programme in the field of Biotechnology in 1985. Since 1985, it was running as the Special Centre for Biotechnology (CBT) under the joint sponsorship of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. It was started to initiate Biotechnology programme with an impetus to generate a workforce that could turn into a substantially trained pool to meet the country’s demands. Considering the growth of Biotechnology at an international level, its applications in general spheres of life and the significant contributions made by the faculty of the Centre for Biotechnology, the Executive Council of JNU resolved to elevate the status of the Special Centre for Biotechnology to that of a School of Biotechnology (SBT) in 2006. The faculty of the School is internationally recognized for their contribution to basic and applied aspects of Biotechnology research.

Established: 1976, Biotechnology started in 1985

Courses Offered:

  • Doctorate courses:
    1. Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  • Master’s Degree:
    1. M.Sc. in Biotechnology – 2 years
  • Bachelors Degree: NA


Jawaharlal Nehru University Placement Cell (JNUPC) was opened in the year 2008, and since then they are securing our students future. JNUPC upholds the quality of the education and the social responsibility by giving job opportunities to its students. JNUPC tries to place all its students in government institutions, non-government institutions and various organizations. A large number of researchers of different schools of JNU as of SES, SLS, SIS, SLL&Cs, SSS and others education which needs to be give back in the society.

Top Companies: NA

College Facilities:

  • Hostels
  • Guest Houses
  • Convention Centre
  • Medical Facilities
  • Sports
  • Disability Support
  • Library
  • Laboratories

Head of Biotechnology: Prof. Uttam K. Pati, Dean

Contact Details:
Address: Jawaharlal Nehru University. New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067
Tel: +91-11-26742676, 26742575, 26741557
Fax: 26742580
Email: dr_acad@mail.jnu.ac.in
Website: http://www.jnu.ac.in/

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