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Biotech Park in Dehradun Uttarakhand

Biotechnology Universities in Dehradun

Uttarakhand state was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India. Since its establishment 22 years still, there is no Biotech Park in Dehradun. For the first time, the Uttarakhand biotechnology department has proposed in its annual progress report for 2010-11 to set up a biotech park in the hill state in order to promote the Biotechnology industries to utilize state biodiversity to convert its bio-wealth into economic wealth.

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There is only an office of the Biotechnology Department of Uttarakhand at Prem Nagar, Chakrata Road in Dehradun. But there is no Biotech Park in Dehradun to date. This office is actually with the Uttarakhand Cooperative Resham Nideshalay. There are a lot of scopes to develop a Biotechnology Park in Uttarakhand but still work not going on in this sector.

Dehradun is famous for its education, and tourist places but there are a lot of possibilities in the Biotechnology sector that has to explore.

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Biotechnology Facilities in Dehradun

Dehradun has wide scope related to the Biotechnology field and if developed properly then Dehradun also can be a Biotech-City. Here we listed some already existing facilities of Biotechnology related that can increase the scope of Biotechnology in the Dehradun City. If already existing facilities are properly managed then students of Biotechnology will not move from Dehradun or Uttarakhand to other states for making careers in the Biotechnology sector.

Biotechnology Universities in Dehradun

Dehradun has many universities but the majority of private universities offer Biotechnology courses. Some of the most popular are listed below.

1. Graphic Era (Deemed to be University)

It is a private university in Dehradun that offers the following courses in the Biotechnology field. Its Biotechnology Department was established in 2008.

  • B.Tech. Biotechnology
  • M.Tech. Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. Biotechnology

2. Sardar Bhagwan Singh University

Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences & Research, Balawala, Dehradun is a pioneer institution in the field of Biomedical Sciences. It was incepted in 1994 and worked up to 2018 as Institute. In 2018, Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences & Research becomes Sardar Bhagwan Singh University. It offers the listed below Biotechnology courses under the School of Life Sciences.

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology
  • B.Tech (Biotechnology)
  • B.Tech. + M.Tech. Biotechnology (Dual Degree Program)
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology
  • Ph. D. In Biotechnology

3. Shri Guru Ram Rai University, Dehradun

Shri Guru Ram Rai School of Basic and Applied Sciences was established in 2018. Initially, it was running under the Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission as the Department of Life Sciences since 2005. The Biotechnology Department of Shri Guru Ram Rai University offers the listed below courses in the field of Biotechnology.

  • B.Sc. Biotechnology (CB /CZ)
  • B.Sc. (Biotechnology) Honours
  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
  • Ph. D in Biotechnology

4. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun

The Uttaranchal University has been accredited with the prestigious “A+ Grade” by the NAAC. Uttaranchal University is a private University in the State of Uttarakhand. It offers the Biotechnology courses under the School of Applied and Life Sciences (SALS). The offered Biotechnology courses are listed below.

  • B. Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology – 3 Year
  • B. Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology with Research – 4 Year
  • M.Sc Biotechnology

Biotechnology Institutes and Colleges in Dehradun

1. Dolphin PG Institute of Biomedical & Natural Sciences, Dehradun

  • B.Sc. Biotechnology (CB /CZ)
  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology)

2. BFIT Group of Institutions or BFIT, Dehradun

  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology

3. Himalayan Institute of Technology, Dehradun

  • B.Sc. Biotechnology

4. Alpine Group of Institutes (AGI), Dehradun

  • B.Sc. Biotechnology (CBZ)
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology

5. Sai group of institutions, Dehradun

  • M.Sc. Biotechnology

Research institutes in Dehradun

Dehradun has various fields of research institutes but here we mention only those that work in the Biotechnology related field. Dehradun city has CSIR, ICAR research institutes, and industrial incubators also that work in various fields related to Biotechnology. So students can get dissertation, training, and job also in these institutes. Some of Biotechnology related institutes of Dehradun are listed below.

1. Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute is now a (Deemed to be) University that works mainly in forestry. The research fields of FRI are listed below.

  • Forest Botany
  • Chemistry and Bio-prospecting
  • Forest Protection
  • Facilities and Services Engineering and Services Division
  • Forest Ecology and Climate Change
  • Extension Division
  • Forest Products
  • IT & GIS
  • Genetics and Tree Improvement
  • Silviculture and Forest Management

Biotechnology students can do their Ph.D. and research works related to Agricultural Biotechnology.

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2. Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

The Indian Institute of Petroleum is a CSIR laboratory that was established on September 26, 1960. Its works on the development in the downstream sector of hydrocarbon and related industries. Biotechnology students can do research work in Biofuels and Bioenergy.

3. Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun was established in June 1968. It is an autonomous research institute of the Department of Science & Technology. It mainly focuses on the remote areas of the Himalayas' working conditions, geological framework, and geological knowledge. It focuses on Climate-tectonic Interactions, Biostratigraphy and Biodiversity-Environmental Linkage, Sustaining Natural Resources, Real-time Geology for Society: coping with Natural Hazards, etc.

4. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) was established in 1982 and offers training programs, academic courses, and advisory in wildlife research and management. The Institute is mainly engaged in research on biodiversity-related issues in India.

5. Centre for Aromatic Plants, Dehradun

The Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP)” is an incubator center for the development of aromatic products for industries, which was established by the Government of Uttarakhand in 2003.

It is fully equipped with end-to-end facilities and support services. It focuses on the farmers, entrepreneurs, researchers, buyers, distillers, perfumers, and traders to provide proper guidance related to phytochemicals products and plants.

6. Regional Science Center, Dehradun

This Science Park has a Dinosaurs park, Planetarium, Fun Science Gallery, Himalaya Gallery, Frontiers of Technology Gallery, Innovation Hub, 3D Theatre, Auditorium, Exhibition Hall, etc. This can be more developed to educate the students and kids in the field of Biotechnology. It is situated in a good place and has space to develop a Biotechnology gallery in the center.

Biotechnology Industries in Dehradun

Dehradun has lots of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical companies that recruit Biotechnology students. The majority of the companies or industries are formulation-based, and only a few are API pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Dehradun. Some of the companies' names are listed below.

1. Avantor Performance Materials India Ltd, Dehradun

Avantor is a leading biopharma, healthcare, and advanced technologies & applied materials industry. Its formulation plant is situated in the Dehradun.

2. Biological E. Ltd, Dehradun

Biological E. Limited mainly works in the Biotechnology areas like the Vaccines and Biologics and large-scale production of DPT vaccines. It also engages in Formulations, Speciality Generic Injectable, Synthetic Biology and Vaccines, and Biologics. Its formulation unit is situated in Selaqui Dehradun.

3. India Glycols Ltd., Dehradun

India Glycols is the green petrochemical company and the leading manufacturer of glycols, ethoxylates and PEGs, performance chemicals, glycol ethers and acetates, natural gums, and potable alcohol. Its Biopharma division Ennature Biopharma is manufacturing natural active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), standardized botanical extracts, and spice extracts for the beverage, dietary supplement, functional foods, pharmaceutical, and cosmeceutical industries.

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4. Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited, Dehradun

Intas is mainly pharmaceutical formulation development, API Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology products manufacturing and marketing company. Its formulation division plant is situated in the Selaqui industrial area of Dehradun.

5. Windlas Biotech, Dehradun

Windlas Biotech has two plants in Dehradun, which manufacture for the domestic formulation companies such as Mankind, Emcure Pharma, Zuventus, Biocon, Ranbaxy, etc.

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