Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra

An Institution Of 90 Years of Glorious History & Contributions In Teaching And Research(Accreditated Grade B” by NAAC) (called at the place of Agra University,

Agra from 24.09.1995 vide U.P. Govt. Notification No. 33/XVII-V-1-1(ka)-43-1996, dated 06.01.1996)

School of Life Sciences

Institute of Life Science (Khandari Campus)

Constituent Departments
जीवन विज्ञान संस्थान के तीन अंग हैं :

 

  • Botany
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Zoology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Forestry

 

आप प्रत्येक डिपार्टमेंट के बारे में ऊपर दिए गए टैब पर जाकर विस्तृत जानकारी प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। 

HOD

Dr. R.K. Agnihotri

 

Address

Department of Botany Khandari, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar University, Agra 

 

Phone

9412045450

 

Email

rk_agnihotri@rediffmail.com

About Department

Department of Botany started in 1990 with teaching in M.Phil. alone. Subsequently M.Sc. classes in Botany were started in 1997. Research activities also started with eight Ph.D. students and dissertation work was given to M.Phil. students. The department has a small but good botanical garden (Sur Udyan) along with a newly established botanical garden, a good library contributing as many as 50 journals, and a large number of books mainly donated by teachers and students. The department has always been organizing National seminars/symposia, memorials, and invited lectures delivered by Indian as well foreign scientists. Our teachers and students have been participating in National and International seminars and symposia not only in India but abroad as well. They are not only participating in conferences but also presenting papers and winning medals. Our teachers and students are recipients of 9 medals including the Birbal Sahni Medal and several fellowships including the fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences

Faculties

S.No.NameDesignationQualifications
1Dr. Rajneesh Kumar AgnihotriProfessor & H.o.D.PhD

Courses & Fees

 

Courses NameSyllabusDurationMinimum – EligibilityAdmission ProcedureNo of SeatsFees
M. Sc. BotanyC-I to XVI2 YrsB. Sc. (Botany, Chemistry, Zoology with a minimum of 50% marksThrough Written Exam/ Merit20 
M. Phil. BotanyC-I to IV1 YrM. Sc. Botany with a minimum of 55 % marksThrough Written Exam/ Interview2 
Ph. D. Botany Maximum 4 YrsM. Sc. Botany/M. Phil. BotanyThrough University entrance Exam6 
       

Research Area 

Plant Biotechnology (Tissue culture & Molecular Biology), Plant Physiology

 

Achievements Regarding department

So far 30 students have obtained their Ph.D. degrees. More than 200 students have obtained their M.Phil. Degree. Based on high-quality research both for a doctorate as well as an M. Phil. dissertation in the field, Plant physiology, and Biotechnology tissue Culture using sophisticated techniques like electron microscopy, molecular biology (RAPD-PCR, dot blot), biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, Organ Culture, Electrophoresis, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, High-speed refrigerated centrifuge, TLC, and quantitative analysis of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, phenolics, and amino acids. etc. More than a hundred research papers have been published in National and International journals with impact factors. Most of the students after obtaining Ph.D. and M. Phil. degrees have been absorbed in various teaching as well as in well-known research organizations. Our department has also been selected as a Centre for Excellence by Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.

Department / Institute Contact Information

HOD

Prof. B.S. Sharma

 

Address

Department of Environmental Studies, School of Life Sciences, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar University, Khandari Campus, Agra – 282002 

 

Phone

0562-2523181,
9837088318

 

Email

sharmabswarup@rediffmail.com

About Department

In view of growing concern for environment and in the light of Honourable Supreme Court’s directive in this regard, and on the advice and guidelines, for the purpose, provided by the UGC, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra started the Department of Environmental Studies and introduced two-year M.Sc. Course in Environmental Science in the year 1998 with the object of promoting environmental education for meeting the environmental challenges and preparing specialised human resources to generate environmental awareness among the masses and Ph.D. programme also run by the department. UGC has given the financial support for the course in IXth., Xth. and XIth. plan. Till date Ten batches have passed the course from the department. Number of students have got placements in reputed organizations consultancies and universities and many students have qualified UGC NET.

Faculties

S .No

01.

 

Name

Dr. B.S. Sharma

 

Designation

Professor

 

Qualifications

M.Sc. Ph.D

Courses & Fees

Courses Name


M.Sc. Environmental Science

 

Syllabus


—–

 

Duration


Two Years (Four Semester)

 

Minimum – Eligibility

Two Years (Four Semester)

 

Admission Procedure

Through Entrance Test and Interview

No of Seats

20

Fees



Ph.D. Environmental Science

     

As per UGC Norms

 

As per UGC Norms

8

 

Research Area

Environmental Monitoring (Air and Water quality), Waste management, Greenhouse Gas Emission 

 

Achievements Regarding department

 

(i) Number of Students have qualified UGC NET

(ii) Number of Students have placed in different Government organizations/Institutions/Consultancies

Department / Institute Contact Information

HOD

Prof. P.K. Singh

 

Address

Dean, Faculty of Life Science

 

Qualifications

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

 

Phone

9837021832

 

Email

pksingh29364@yahoo.com

About Department

Department of Environmental Toxicology was established in 1998. Department was started with Guest Faculties, Lecturers & Professors from Deptt. of Zoology and Deptt. of Forensic Science. Deptt. is offering M.Sc. Environmental Toxicology. M.Sc. Environmental Toxicology constitutes four semesters along with Project works training in national repute organizations. Number of seats 20. Admission of the students was made on merit basis.

Faculties

S.No

 

Name

 

Designation

 

Qualifications

 

Email

 

Mobile

       

Courses & Fees

Courses Name


Environmental Toxicology

 

Syllabus


Anx-I

 

Duration


2 Year’s

 

Minimum – Eligibility


B.Sc. with any of the following subject Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Zoology, Botany and Chemistry.

 

Admission Procedure

Merit basis

No of Seats

20

Fees

     

 

Career opportunities and Achievements in the department

The fastest-growing field for professionals giving career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, forensic labs, scientists, and abroad. The USA and Australia need a large number of toxicologists every. Our students are very well placed in research institutes and universities. Every year a good percentage of students cleared the NET examination and were selected for the Ph.D. entrance examination. Department provides career counseling and helps in placements for which department is in continuous touch with reverent companies and government bodies.

Placements of students – students are working in different industries and Research organizations like IITR, CDRI, Lucknow, Cosmetic companies, Government Forensic laboratory, NIOH, Ahmedabad, Pharmaceutical companies in Gujrat and Food industry.

Department / Institute Contact Information

HOD

Prof. P.K. Singh

 

Address

Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences,
Dean Faculty of life science  

 

Phone

9837021832

 

Email

pksingh29364@yahoo.com

About Department

Zoology Department was established in 1981 with Ph.D. and M.Phil. programs. The M.Phil program is of 2 semesters with 5 courses and a dissertation in partial fulfillment of degree and is approved by UGC as well as state Government. Initially with the teachers of the university the program was started at Agra College, Agra with Prof. D.P.S. Bhati as Head of Department. The department was shifted to Institute of Social Science building, Agra University at Paliwal park campus in 1982. After that the Department was shifted to Institute of Basic Sciences building in 1988 at Khandari campus. Recently in 1999 the building of School of Life Sciences came in existence and the Department could find its permanent home in School of Life Sciences. The Department was Headed by Prof. P.N. Saxena after Prof. D.P.S. Bhati and presently by Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Agarwal is Head of the Department of Zoology. By rotation one of the Professors of this School is designated as Dean of Life Sciences and both above Professors have been the Deans in past. The students after having passed M.Phil. program or after completing Ph.D. have been blessed with suitable jobs either in educational institute or in Government as well as private sector .

 

Faculties

 

S .No

01.

02.
03.
04.

 

Name

Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Agarwal
Prof. Surendra Singh
Prof. P.K. Singh
Dr. R.B. Singh

 

Designation

Professor

Professor
Professor and Head
UGC Scientist C

 

Qualifications

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

M.Sc., Ph.D.
M.Sc., Ph.D
M.Sc., Ph.D.

 

Courses & Fees

Courses Name


M.Phil.

 

Syllabus


5 courses

 

Duration


01 year

 

Minimum – Eligibility


Post Graduate (Zoology) with 55% marks

 

Admission Procedure

Entrance test

No of Seats

15

Fees

M.Sc.

 

12 courses

 

02 years

 

Graduate (ZBC) with 55% marks

 

Entrance test/Merit

20

 

Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

M.Sc. / M.Phil (zoology)

 

Entrance test

28

 

 


Research Area

M.Phil. optional papers-
  1. Environmental Pollution
  2. Toxicology
  3. Endocrinology

M.Sc Specialization-
  1. Environmental Biology
  2. Molecular Cell Biology

 

Achievements Regarding department

(i)  A good number (500) of Research papers published in various international and national journals
(ii)  Large number of abstracts have been published in proceedings of conferences/seminars
(iii) Faculty members delivered invited lectures at national and international platforms
(iv) Students got many awards for best research paper presentations in conferences
(v)  Department of Zoology has been the mother department of all the departments of School of Life Sciences
(vi) Number of students have cleared CSIR/UGC NET and placed in various research institutes.

Department / Institute Contact Information

Dean

Prof. P.K. Singh

 

Address

Dean, Head

 

Phone

9837021832

Email

pksingh29364@yahoo.com

 

About Department

The department was established in 1997 to give professional degree in biotechnology with a aim to provide education to able students in the range of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary course and various program have been developed to meet the growing demand for trained manpower to carry out meaningful biotechnology activity in the country. The programme is designed to expose the students to recent exciting developments in the area of Biotechnology/ Bioscience/ Microbiology/ Bioinformatics and their application in industry, agriculture and medicine.

Faculties

S .No

01.

02.

Name

Dr. Monika Asthana
Dr. Avnish Kumar

 

Designation

Lecturer

Lecturer

 

Mobile No

9319038537

9410410378

 

Qualifications

M.Sc., PhD

M.Sc., Ph.D.

 

Email

mailtomonikasaxena@gmail.com

avnishkumar81@gmail.com

Courses & Fees

Courses Name


M.Sc.
(Biotechnology)

 

Syllabus


Approved

 

Duration


04 semester
(02 Yrs)

 

Minimum – Eligibility


Bachelors degree with botany/zoology as one of the subjects with minimum 50% marks. (b) B.E./B’ Tech. (chemistry, Biochemical Engineering, B.V.Sc./M.B.B.S. Biotechnology) with minimum 50% marks. (c) B.Sc. (Honors) degree in any of the following subjects with a minimum 50% marks. Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Physics and Chemistry

 

Admission Procedure

Advertisement and merit list

No of Seats

20

Fees

 

 

Training Program(if applicable)

6 months project training programme in IVth semester is compulsory for students

Research Area

Molecular biology, Proteomics, Immunology, Environmental Biotechnology, Microbiology, Genetic engineering, Plant tissue culture

Achievements regarding department

  • Many students are scientists in reputed council (CSIR, ICMR, DRDO, ICAR). More than 90 students have qualified CSIR-NET, ICMR-JRF, ASRB-NET.

  • More than 40 Research papers, 7 chapters in books and 4 Review papers have been published in national and international Journals of repute.

  • One novel dye degrading bacteria is discovered for Waste Water treatment

  • 16s rRNA gene sequence has been submitted in NCBI Gene Bank: Pseudomonas geniculata NSDSUAM.

    Accession no.- KP2381

Department / Institute Contact Information

DEAN

Prof. P.K. Singh

Address

Dean, Head

Phone

9837021832

Email

pksingh29364@yahoo.com

About Department

The department was established in 1997 to give a professional degree in Biochemistry aiming to give the education to able students in the range of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. Biochemistry is a multi-disciplinary course and various programmes have been developed to meet the growing demand for trained manpower to carry out meaningful biochemistry activity in the country. The program is designed to expose the students to recent exciting developments in the area of Biochemistry/Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology/Pharmacological Science /Forensic Science/ Nutrition/ Microbiology/ Bioinformatics/Nanotechnology/Nutraceuticals and their application in industry, agriculture and medicine.

Faculties

S .No

01.

Name

Dr. Udita Tiwari


Designation

Lecturer 
 

Qualifications

M.Sc., Ph.D.


Mobile No.

9411083730


Courses (Based on CBCS pattern)

Courses Name


M.Sc. (Biochemistry) CBCS

 

Syllabus


Approved
Semester 1

BC 101 Plant Biochemistry
BC 102 Cell Biology
BC 103 Biomolecules and Bioinstrumentation
BC 104 Biostatistics and Computer Applications
BC 105 Practical
BC 106 Assignments/Tutorials/Seminars
BC 107 (Open Elective) Elementary Biochemistry
Semester 2
BC 201 Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
BC 202 Immunology
BC 203 Advanced Enzymology
BC 204 Intermediary Metabolism
BC 205 Practical
BC 206 Assignments/Tutorials/Seminars
Semester 3
BC 301 Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry
BC 302 Human Physiology
BC 303 Nutritional and Clinical Biochemistry
BC 304 Advanced Biotechnology
BC 305 Practical
BC 306 Assignments/Tutorials/Seminars
Semester 4
BC 401 Project Work/ Dissertation
BC 402 Viva Voce
BC 403 Assignments/Seminars
BC 404 (Soft Core) Environmental Biochemistry and Toxicology
BC 405 (Open Elective) Medical Biochemistry

 

Duration


2 Years (4
Semester)

 

Minimum – Eligibility

Bachelors degree with botany/zoology as one of the subjects with minimum 50% marks. (b) B.E./B’ Tech. (chemistry, Biochemical Engineering, B.V.Sc./M.B.B.S. Biotechnology) with minimum 50% marks. (c) B.Sc. (Honors) degree in any of the following subjects with a minimum 50% marks. Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Physics and Chemistry

 

Admission Procedure

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No of Seats

20

Fees

Training Program (if applicable)

5 months project training programme in IVth semester is compulsory for students

Research Area

Phytochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Enzymes, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Proteomics, Immunology, Environmental Biochemistry, Microbiology, Agricultural Biochemistry, Nutrition, Plant tissue culture.

Achievements Regarding department

  • More than 40 Research Publications and Book Chapters in International Journals & Publications with Scopus Citations 190.

  • Papers presented in 50 National & International Conferences.

  • Many students are scientists in reputed CSIR, ICMR and ICAR councils and institutes (JALMA, BARC, IARI, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, DIPAS, INMAS, IISc. Banglore, AIIMS New Delhi).

  • Approximately 100 students have qualified CSIR-NET, ICMR-JRF, IARI-NET, GATE, INSPIRE Fellowship, Rajeev Gandhi National Fellowship, European Fellowship.

  • Many students are working in Multinational Companies.

Department / Institute Contact Information

Dean

Prof. P.K. Singh

 

Address

Dean, Faculty of life science

 

Phone

9837021832

Email

pksingh29364@yahoo.com

 

About Department

The department of Microbiology started in 1998. The ordinance and syllabi for MSc classes was formed with the help of some well known microbiologist of the country and finally the Department has adopted UGC syllabus w.e.f. July 2001. Microbiology is an applied course and various programs have been developed to meet the growing demand for trained manpower to carry out meaningful Research activities in the country. The programme is designed to expose the students to recent exciting developments in the area of Microbiology and their application in industry, agriculture and medicine.

Faculties

S .No

01.
02.
03.

 

Name

Dr. Surabhi Mahajan
Dr. Ankur Gupta
Dr. Jagriti Sharma

Designation

Lecturer
Lecturer
Lecturer

 

Qualifications

M.Sc., Ph.D.
M.Sc., Ph.D., NET
M.Sc., Ph.D., NET

Courses & Fees

Courses Name


M.Sc.
(Microbiology)

 

Syllabus


Approved

 

Duration


04 semester
(02 Years)

 

Minimum – Eligibility


Bachelors degree with botany/zoology as one of the subjects with minimum 50% marks. (b) B.E./B’ Tech. (chemistry, Biochemical Engineering, B.V.Sc./M.B.B.S. Biotechnology) with minimum 50% marks. (c) B.Sc. (Honors) degree in any of the following subjects with a minimum 50% marks. Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Physics and Chemistry

 

Admission Procedure

Advertisement and merit list

No. of Seats

20

Fees

 

 

 Training Program(if applicable)

6 months project training programme in IVth semester is compulsory for students,

Research Area

Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Environmental Microbiology, Industrial microbiology, medical microbiology, microbial genetics.

Achievements regarding department

  • Many students are scientists in reputed council (ICMR & DRDO). More than 70 students have qualified CSIR-NET, ICMR-JRF, ASRB-NET.

  • More than 30 Research papers, chapters in books and Review papers have been published in national and international Journals of repute.

Department / Institute Contact Information

HOD

Prof. P.K. Singh

 

Address

Dean, Faculty of life science

 

Phone

9837021832

 

Email

pksingh29364@yahoo.com

About Department

The Department was established in 1997 to give professional degree in forestry with a aim to provide education to able students in the range of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra.
It is dedicated for promoting excellence in education and research in Forestry and allied subjects, to cater the need for trained forestry man power in the country. The syllabi include study of all segments of forestry, wildlife and all natural sciences with a view to provide the students with innovative knowledge and skills. The Department organizes lectures by eminent persons besides workshops, seminars, symposium, and conferences in the field of forestry. Excursions to premier institutes of forestry, plantation areas, natural forest, forest nurseries and forest based industries are the regular features of the curriculum to understand the subject in a better way. The Department is actively engaged in research and extension programmes through a number of research/ developmental projects corporated by State Forest Department, forest based industries, research institutions and NGOs for the attachment of students to provide better exposure of the practical/ field operations in forestry and also to facilitate the new vistas for training and placement of students. The alumni of this Department have joined Indian Forest Services, State Forest Services, and Scientists in ICFRE institutions, Faculty in Universities and professionals in esteemed NGOs.

The Department is running one academic programmes: M.Sc. Forestry(4 semesters/ 2years). The core objective of these programmes is to provide a bigger catchment and platform for natural/life sciences and agriculture sciences students to choose a professional degree in forestry.

Infrastructure

The Department has following facilities for teaching, research and extension activities: All required Laboratory Equipments .

Research Areas

The Department is engaged in conducting research in following: Forest tree improvement and mutagenesis; Forest Genetic Resources: Identification, propagation and cryopreservation; Watershed management; Assessment of air pollutants and its impact on forests of Uttarpradesh . Bioremediation and restoration of degraded lands; Nutrient dynamics; forest ecology and biodiversity; forest ecosystem etc.

Our Objectives

  • Provide for research and advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of forestry and environment.
  • Create consciousness about forest and environment among people through forestry extension programmes.
  • Carry out such other activities as may be necessary and desirable to further the safeguarding of environment and protection of forests and wildlife.
  • Furthering the prosecution of research in agriculture and allied sciences.
  • Nursery technology for unexploited tree species will be developed for production of quality planting stock.
  • Production technology of forest tree species for different situations including fragile environmental conditions will be developed.
  • Tree mortality, its causes and their management.
  • Biomass estimation and nutrient cycling in agroforestry systems.
  • Package of practices for production of important agroforestry tree species will be developed in Hindi and English both for the benefit of Farmers, Agriculture Officers, Forest Officers and Students.

 

Faculties

S .No

1

 

Name

Dr. P. K. Varshney

 

Designation

Lecturer

 

Qualifications

M.Sc., NET, Ph.D.

Courses & Fees

Courses Name


M.Sc. (Forestry)

 

Syllabus


Approved

 

Duration


04
semester
(02 Yrs)

 

Minimum – Eligibility


Eligibility: The minimum qualification for admission to Master Course in Forestry Science shall be B.Sc. in Forestry, Agriculture, B.E./B.tech, B.Sc. Hons In Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Geology with 50 % marks..

 

Admission Procedure

Advertisement & Merit list

No of Seats

20

Fees

 

Training Program (if Applicable)

6 months project training programme in IVth semester is compulsory for students

 

Achievements Regarding department

  • Some of the students passed out by the Deptt. is working as Asstt. Prof. in Central University, FRI, ICFRE more than 25 students qualified for NET Examination conducted by ASRB (ICAR).

  • More than 45 Research papers, chapters in books and Review papers have been published in national and international Journals of repute.