Department extends financial assistance for scientific research in Colleges, Universities, Research Institutes on different sectors of Biotechnology. More than 80 scientific research and rural biotech projects have already been financed till date.
Recently, a central project submission system has been introduced by DHESTBT, GoWB through ‘Call for Proposal’ for the projects of both Science & Technology and Biotechnology Branches. In response, 94 projects have been received under the subject area ‘Biological Sciences including Biotechnology’.
A state-of-the-art Genomic Service Unit that is unique in this State, is being formed at PG Polyclinic in collaboration with National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani; Biomedical Genomics Centre, Kolkata and the Biotechnology Branch of this Department. This is a five year project, funding of which has been done for the first year by the Department.
A State of the art Biotechnology Laboratory in Bengal for young budding scientists at Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search has been funded by this branch of DHESTBT, GoWB in the Financial year 2016-17.