The Department of Biotechnology of the college was established in 2003 with the commencement of 3-year undergraduate (B.Sc.) program in Biotechnology. In the year 2011, the department soared with commencement of Post Graduate (M.Sc.) Program. The department is in the 19th successful year of academic delivery with up-gradations, achievements, and excellence. The Department is also funded under the DBT Star Grant, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Since its inception the department has been highly progressive in academics as well as co-curricular activities.

Science is specific to the core; hence, expertise of the subject is a prerequisite to innovative thinking. The students are motivated for pursuing science education by organizing guest lectures and science talks by eminent scientists, in-house dissertation projects for research, field trips, industrial visits, capacity building activities like upgraded practicals and experiments, hands-on workshops, paper presentations, online internships, seminars, audio visual tutorials etc. Moreover the department ensures a healthy empathy quotient in the students through its Social Outreach activities.

The teaching methodologies adopted at the department are meant to develop analytical abilities leading to innovation and creativity. Participation of students in every activity of the department is the key to their overall grooming and development. The department constantly strives to nurture the students in an inclusive manner in order to make them most capable human resource contributing to self and community welfare.


Mr. Chetan Patil (UG Co-ordinator)
Mr. Sahir Q. Mansuri (PG Co-ordinator)
Ms. Archana A. Ghugal
Dr. Amrita Sherlekar


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Courses Offered

Course Syllabus Programme & Course Outcomes
Bsc Biotechnology FY (Semester I & II) View
SY (Semester III & IV)
TY (Semester V & VI)
Msc Biotechnology Part 1 (Semester I & II) View
Part 2 (Semester III & IV)


Original Publications

  1. V. D. Mendhulkar, L. Shetye (2021). Investigation of the anti-cancer potency of nanomedicine, green synthesized from Spirulina platensis, against breast cancer. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research. 12(6): 3418-3424.
  2. Vijay D. Mendhulkar, Laukik A. Shetye & Omkar Khot (2020). Modulation of the anti-cancer activity of sulfated polysaccharides, synthesized in Spirulina platensis, due to varying degree of sulfation induced by nutrient and physical stress. Journal of Biologically my-active Products from Nature. 10(4): 275-284.
  3. Mansuri, S. Q. (2020). Stop Child Sexual Abuse: Youth Centric Measures, Methods and Social Action Plan at Community Level. Social Service Practices and Community Development Journal. 1(1): 37–44.
  4. Sahani Sunil, Kejariwal Mona, Patil Chetan, Tiwari Abhishekh. (2018). WATER POTABILITY TESTING CASE STUDY OF MUMBAI REGION. Journal of Harmonized Research in Applied Science. 6(2): 94-98.
  5. Vijay D. Mendhulkar & Laukik A. Shetye (2017). Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymer Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) in Cyanobacteria Synechococcus elongates Under Mixotrophic Nitrogen- and Phosphate-Mediated Stress Conditions. Industrial Biotechnology. 13(2): 85-93.
  6. Sherlekar A. and Lints R. (2014). Nematode Tango Milonguero - The C. elegans male's search for the hermaphrodite vulva. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. 33:34-41.
  7. Sherlekar A., Janssen A., Siehr M., Koo P., Caflisch L., Boggess M., Lints R. (2013). The C. elegans male exercises directional control during mating through cholinergic regulation of sex-shared command interneurons. PLoS One. 8(4):e60597.
  8. Siehr M., Koo P., Sherlekar A., Bian X., Bunkers M., Miller R., Portman D., Lints R. (2011). Multiple doublesex-related genes specify critical cell fates in a C. elegans male neural circuit. PLoS One. 6(11):e26811.
  9. Koo P., Bian X., Sherlekar A., Bunkers M., Lints R. (2011). The robustness of Caenorhabditis elegans male mating behavior depends on the distributed properties of ray sensory neurons and their output through core and male-specific targets. The Journal of Neuroscience. 31(20): 7497-7510.


The department of biotechnology has been the proud host of its annual biotechnology fest – Helix, since the last 14 years that accentuates the educational as well as myriad facets of biological sciences. Helix creates a platform for all the students of biological sciences in University of Mumbai and adjoined Institutions to interact on various issues and thrust areas of biotechnology and Biological Sciences. It provides them with opportunities to enrich their knowledge, showcase their creativity and skills, enhance peer-to-peer interaction and connect with the subject. Various activities like Quiz, Shark Tank(pitching), Mystery games, painting and artworks, Dances, photography etc. are a few of the major attractions. It is organized in the college auditorium and the arrangements are no less than a sight of grandeur!!! The fest focuses on the various aspects of grooming the students by making them realize their inherent capabilities.

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