The Institutional Biotech Hub, sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, NERO, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi, is aimed at providing infrastructure facility,awareness and exposure to Advancement in Scientific Technology among the students of the North Eastern Region.
This Biotech Hub has its own independent laboratories. It conducts hands- on training on tissue culture techniques, outreach programmes & popular lectures, primarily aimed at inculcating and promoting a scientific temper in the young minds of Secondary, Hr. Secondary & UG students of various institutions.
It also attracts and facilitates research scholars & has research collaboration with the Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production (RDAP), NEHU, Tura Campus. Tura, Meghalaya. This Biotech Hub is undertaking research programmes mainly on “In vitro propagation of some endangered, economically important plants & DNA-Barcoding”. Presently, there are three Research Scholars-one Junior Research Fellow and two Teacher Fellows working full time in the Biotech Hub pursuing their Ph D programme. The Hub has high speed internet facility for effective research work. Other research scholars of related departments of this University Campus also benefit from this lab. The Biotech Hub welcomes the visit of all aspiring students, scholars & teachers. It is quite promising, encouraging & undoubtedly becoming an asset for this region.