Welcome to Department of Biotechnology and Wine technology

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About Department


  1. Name of Department: Biotechnology

    Year of Establishment:  U.G.: 2004   P.G.: 2007

    Name of Department: Wine technology

    Year of Establishment:  U.G.: 2011   

    Department Summary of Biotechnology and Wine technology:

    Department of Biotechnology is the first in Ahmednagar to initiate Undergraduate and Postgraduate course in Biotechnology. It is running as the STAR Department under the sponsorship of the DBT-STAR College Scheme. The faculty of the department is recognized for their quality teaching and contribution to basic and applied aspects of Biotechnology research. Department has excellent academic and placement record of students. Many of our students have been selected in multinational companies of Pharmaceutical, Food, and Agriculture industry.

    Department of Wine technology is autonomous department affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University. Department offers three year B.Sc. course in Wine technology. The faculty of Wine technology is qualified and experts in their subjects. The pass out students are placed in many wineries and distilleries all over Maharashtra.

    Both the departments have excellent infrastructure and equipment facilities such as HPLC, Gel Documentation Systems, Thermal Cyclers (PCR), ELISA Reader, NanoDrop Spectrophotometer, Fluorescent Microscope, Animal and Plant Tissue culture facilities, Bench top fermenter, Electric Ebulliometer with Probe, Filter assembly with vaccum pump, Bricsometer, Automatic SO2 Analyzer.  The department also has Bioinformatics Laboratory.  These facilities are available to students of the college as well as to interested researchers from other institutions.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Level
Sr.No Name of Course/ Programme Duration Eligibility Intake Capacity Admission Procedure Prospects of Course
1 BSC Biotechnology 3 Years 12th Pass Science 45 As per the norms of Savitribai Phule Pune University and Government of Maharashtra
2 BSC Wine Technology 3 Years 12th Pass Science 45 As per the norms of Savitribai Phule Pune University and Government of Maharashtra
Postgraduate Level
Sr.No Name of Course/ Programme Duration Eligibility Intake Capacity Admission Procedure Prospects of Course
1 MSC Biotechnology 2 years BSC Biotechnology 24 As per the norms of Savitribai Phule Pune University and Government of Maharashtra

Infrastructure Detail

Laboratory No. Area in Sq.Mtrs Equipment detail No.of equipments Remark
Library 2670 Central Library- No. of Books, Journals and Periodicals, e-journal and e-books, Departmental Library no. of books, Scientific Animated Films. 1093, 19, INFLIBNET, 60, 52. -
Lab No. 1 52 Sq.m. • UV Transilluminator • Laminar Air Flow • Shaking Water Bath • Centrifuge • Orbital Shaker • Miniautoclave • R.O. Water Purifier • Hot Plate • Heating Mantle • Minicentrifuge • Waterbath 11 Department Laboratories are well equipped with good Infrastrure
Lab No. 2 52 Sq. Mtrs. • Hot Plate • Hot Air Oven • Incubator • Waterbath • Autoclave • Microwave Oven • Laminar Air Flow • pH meter 08 Department Laboratories are well equipped with good Infrastrure
Lab No. 3 52 Sq.m. • Waterbath • Hot Air Oven • Cooling cenrifuge 03 Department Laboratories are well equipped with good Infrastrure
Animal Tissue Culture Lab 20 Sq.m. • Refrigerator • CO2 Incubator • Biosafety Cabinet • Vertical Laminar Air Flow • Inverted Microscope • Fluorescent Microscope 06 Department Laboratories are well equipped with good Infrastrure
Plant Tissue Culture Lab 20 Sq.m. • Waterbath • Centrifuge • Refrigerator • Laminar Air Flow • Tissue Culture Racks 05 Department Laboratories are well equipped with good Infrastrure
Instrumentation Lab and Bioinformatics Lab 52 Sq.m. • Rotory Evaporator • HPLC • PCR- 2 • Phase Contrast Microscope • Nanodrop Spectrophotometer • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer • Sonicator • Cooling Centrifuge • TLC Plate Visualizer • Homogenizer 12 Department Laboratories are well equipped with good Infrastrure
Genetic Eng. & Mol. Biol. Lab 25 Sq.m. • Gel Documentation System • Cooling Incubators • UV-Vis spectrophotometer • Vis-spectrophotometer • Elisa Reader • Polarimeter • Homogenizer • pH meters • Gel Rocker • UV Transilliminator • Microcentrifuge • Weighing Balance • D 13 Department Laboratories are well equipped with good Infrastrure
Hargobind Khurana Lecture Hall 52 Sq.m. Seating arrangement for 80 students - -

Placement Activity

Sr.No Academic year Name & City of Company Number of students placed
1 2013-14 Allied Blenders and Distillers, Aurangabad, Hyderabad DIstillaries, Hyderabad, Sula Wines, Nashik, Dound Distillaries, Self employed. 09
2 2014-2015 Gangamai Distillaries, Shevgaon, Oakwook Wines, Shrirampur, 05
3 2015-2016 VSI, Pune, Gangamai DIstillaries, Shevgaon, Bhenda Factory, Newasa. 13
4 2012-13 Serum Institute, Genova Biotech, College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Takali Dhokeshwar and Beed, Wokhart biotech park, Aurangabad. Ajeet Seeds, Aurangabad, 11
5 2013-2014 NCL, Pune. Cipla Ltd, Surat, College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ahmednagar, Solapur Municipal Corporation, Solapur, Syntel Services pvt ltd,pune, New arts, commerce and science college, Ahmednagar, Ajanta pharma limited Aurangabad, Intas Pharmaceut 13
6 2014-2015 Lokmanya Biotechnology college, Solapur, Self business, MGM, Aurangabad, Lupin Ltd., Pune, WNS, global pvt ltd, Pune, Marketing company, Genova Biopharmaceuticals, Govardhan Dairy. 07
7 2015-2016 Wokhardt, Aurangabad, Annasaheb Awate college, Manchar, K.J. Somaiya college, Kopargaon, IVF center, Nashik, Lupin Ltd., Pune, Vasantrao Naik Arts, Science And Commerce College, Shahada. 08