National Symposium on Current Trends in Biotechnology @ Osmania University

Osmania is a non-profit university which is funded and managed by the government. Admissions into the Bachelor of Engineering, Masters and Doctoral programs in Main Campus is on a merit basis, evaluated by national entrance examinations (EAMCET, GATE, BCFSBTGMES-N&D, APLAWCET, O.U. PhD Entrance Exam etc.) for each of the courses offered. The research activities are funded by agencies like University Grants Commission, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Biotechnology, Defence Research and Development Organisation, etc., which are autonomous agencies of the government

National Symposium on Current Trends in Biotechnology

Date: 7th and 8th December 2013

Venue: Department of Botany, Osmania University Hyderabad 500007

Background
Recent advances in Plant Sciences have provided strong basis for initiating comprehensive research on various branches of Biotechnology for human welfare. Biotechnology has greater impact and influence in the fields of health, food/agriculture, industry and environmental protection. Techniques have been developed to find and produce rare valuable metabolites, to change hereditary traits of plants and animals, to diagnose diseases, to produce useful industrial chemicals and to clean up and restore the environment. In recent times, Indian scientists have made significant progress in various aspects of Biotechnology. In this context, a National Symposium

About the department

The Faculty members undertake research in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology; Plant Physiology; Taxonomy, Anatomy, Embryology and Medicinal plant research; Applied Mycology and molecular Plant Pathology; Algology, Hydrobiology and Ecology. The Department successfully implemented DSTFIST, UGC-COSIST and UGC-DSA-III and has been granted FIST-II by DST. The Department is collaborating in DBT-ISLARE, DST-PURSE,UGC-CPEPA and UGC-UPE programmes of the University. The Faculty has received several awards and Research grants from funding agencies like UGC, DST, CSIR, DOEn, DBT, DNES, ICAR, ICMR, MoENF, NMPB, and APNL. The Department has so far awarded 410 Ph.Ds, published 2,500 research papers and 50 books. The Department has organized 4 International and 20 National conferences and 10 workshops.

Objectives of the symposium

  • To deliberate on recent achievements in different branches of Biotechnology and their impact on Agriculture, Healthcare, Industry and the Environment.
  • To provide a congenial academic platform for exchange of ideas on recenttrends in biotechnology among Academicians, Scientists & Researchers.
  • To provide an avenue for the Research Scholars to present their research work and interact with experts from different areas of Biotechnology