Research & Instrumentation Centre
The college have a separate Research and instrumentation center. The Centre is established in 2015 to cater the growing research in Life Sciences. The center is inaugurated in 15th March 2015 by Prof. RP Tiwari, Vice Chancellor Hari Singh Gaur University. The building was constructed by the college revenue under the leadership of the then principal Dr. Tawnenga. Professor H. Lalthanzara supervised the construction.
Mandate of operation
- To establish a center of research in life science
- To provide service to the students within the institution and throughout the country.
- To host cutting edge research projects in the field of life sciences.
- To provide training to faculties within and neighboring institutes.
- To provide infrastructure support to PhD scholars.
The center host various research projects and is utilized by PG and UG students in life sciences (Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology) in their regular academic curricula.
The center host two major proogrammes under the department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
- DBT Biotechnology Hub with a total cost of 96 lakhs. The Institutional Level Biotech Hub Scheme is Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The mandate is to provide basic biotechnology infrastructure facility for the students, faculties, researchers of respective institutions as well as nearby institutions. The Project started in 2011 as Institutional Level Biotechnology Hub, Promoted to Advanced Level Institutional Biotechnology hub in 2016. The institute is also selected for the Phase-II of the scheme in 2022.
- DBT- BUILDER- DBT-Boost to University Interdisciplinary Life Science Departments for Education and Research (DBT-BUILDER)” for a period of 5 years at a total cost of ` 2,68,50,120.00 has been sanctioned. The Project is coordinated by Prof. K Lalchhandama, Department of Zoology and Dr PB Lalthanpuii as research associate. Under the aegis of this programme, DBT is dedicatedly indulged in supporting the Life Science Departments of various Central and State universities and unprecedented promotion of their interdepartmental cross-talk with the vision to solicit a large number of post-graduate students to nurture them and make them competent enough for globally competitive emerging bio-economy.
Area of interest:
- Identification and characterisation of Medicinal Plants and their properties
- Investigation of Antimicrobial activity: a) Antibacterial b) Antifungal
- Analysis of Anthelmintic activity
- Investigation of Antioxidant activity
Major Thrust area of research
- Morpho- and molecular taxonomy - DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny of fishes, beatles and earthworms
- Parasitology- Platyhelminthes and Nematodes
- Medicinal plants research- Anti oxidants and Anthelmintics (anti-worm plant extract).
- Vector borne diseases- Mosquito and Scrub typhus
- Protein and immunological study: The centre is equipped with Image analyzer-Capture western blot and gel images -Invitrogen iBright CL750 Imaging System and Elisa microplate readers.
Major Equipment’s under the Research and instrumentation centre.