The School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, a constituent unit of Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University was established in June 2003, with a vision to produce quality minds capable of strengthening and broadening the base of Biotechnology in India. The mission is to equip the students with extraordinary skills for life, making them not just job seekers but also job creators. The School is a prominent and impressive 12-storeyed landmark structure sprawling a built up area of 64,000 sq. feet situated in Sector 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai. The School houses 12 state of the art laboratories and 14 lecture halls augmented with sophisticated audio-visual aids. The School is headed by Prof. Debjani Dasgupta (Former Head, School of Biochemistry, The Institute of Science, Mumbai). She brings with her a vast and rich experience spanning more than 2 decades in academics and research. The School hosts more than 50 highly qualified faculties who endeavor to provide world class education to students.
The School offers an outstanding learning environment by facilitating the best learning experience possible, the prime objective being, to prepare graduates for challenging careers in the Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical sectors and enable upward mobility for higher study and research in the Life Sciences Industry. We strive to create an academic environment which would match the best Biotechnology Institutes in the world.
The School provides specialized professional courses and research at graduate, post graduate and doctoral level. In addition, the School offers a collaborative bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences with University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.
As a multidisciplinary applied science, Biotechnology is an amalgam of genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology and biochemistry to name a few. Bioinformatics has a key role to play in the cutting edge research and development areas of functional genomics, proteomics, protein engineering, pharmacogenomics, chemoinformatics and drug discovery – thus revolutionizing healthcare and the food and agriculture sectors, thereby attracting the attention of several companies and entrepreneurs.
VISION & MISSION
To provide quality in all spheres of higher learning in general and Health Services in particular to all including those in the rural and urban areas of the nation, keeping in view the societal needs in the global context.
To impart and disseminate knowledge, develop competencies and also to provide for Research and Development in the emerging areas of Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Business Management, Hospitality Management, Law, Liberal Education, Teacher’s Education, Sports etc.
The future belongs to the development of new technologies in biological sciences, as it can provide sustainable answers to problems in health care, food shortage and environment. The School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, a constituent of the Padmashree Dr. DY Patil University aims at creating a unique environment of learning technologies based on biological sciences. This helps students gain a wide range of skills and understanding in biosciences so as to enable them to manipulate technology to the advantage of living beings. The training imparted to students provides them with a competitive edge in their professional pursuit. The education is holistic and trains students with life skills, which make them not just job seekers, but also job creators.
Come, share the unique experience of a remarkable educational ambience as we constantly endeavour to excel in education.
Dr. Debjani Dasgupta
Professor and Head