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National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

The National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (formerly Regional Engineering College, Durgapur), was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 as one of the eight such colleges. It is a fully-funded premier Technological Institution of the Government of India and is administered by an autonomous Board of Governors.In addition to the normal intake, a few seats are reserved for Foreign Students who are nominated by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India.

Biotechnology has been started from 2005 with intake of 60 students. The department has highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty to provide both classroom teaching and practical instructions. The department actively engages in relevant, contemporary and state-of-the-art research with several scholars enrolled for the Ph.D. program. Research is going on in the department in different areas of Biotechnology including Environmental Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Molecular Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology etc.

Established: 1960

Courses Offered:

  • Doctorate courses: NA
  • Master’s Degree: M.Tech. in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor’s Degree: B.Tech. in Biotechnology


The Placement Office facilitates in securing placements for students passing out from the Institute. The office keeps close liaison with various industrial establishments (both private and public sectors), which conduct campus interviews and select graduate and post-graduate students from all disciplines.

Top Companies:

  •  GreyB Research Private Limited

College Facilities:

  • Sports
  • Laboratories
  • Students’ Canteen
  • Hostel Boys & Girls
  • Library
  • Guest House

Head of Biotechnology: Mukhopadhyay Sudit Sekhar

Contact Details:
Address: Durgapur, West Bengal, India PIN 713209
Tel: +91-343-2545290
Fax: +91-343-2546406
Email: registrar@admin.nitdgp.ac.in
Website: http://www.nitdgp.ac.in

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