About Department

Department of Biotechnology


Attaining a new height of Biotechnology Research, and shaping a tool for the benefit of society and environment.


1.To create opportunities for multi-disciplinary education, training and research in biotechnology.
2.To spread the knowledge for generation of products, processes and technologies.
3.To nurture the leads the biotechnology potential, bringing the bioproducts to the market place.
4.To explore the biodiversity of the region and utilizes it for human welfare.

5.Socio-economic development of Biotechnology for upliftment of women, rural and poor populations. 

The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year2000 with seven UGC sanctioned posts namely Professor (01), Associate Professor(02) and Assistant Professor (04). The department is presently offering M.Sc. and PhD degree in Biotechnology. The Department has seven independent research laboratories, MSc Laboratories, Classrooms, Conference hall, Seminar hall, Library and all basic facilities to cater for the needs of M.Sc and Ph.D. students. The Departmental library has rich collections of over 1100 books related to diverse fields of biotechnology.

The present faculty members of the department include Prof. Jonnada A V Prasada Rao, Prof. Dinesh Yadav, Prof. Sarad Kumar Mishra-Professor & Head, Prof. Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, Dr. Farrukh Aqil - Associate Professor. In the past, Prof. Anil Kumar Tripathi, Ex-Director CSIR-CIMAP, Dr. Dinesh Raj Modi, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, BBAU Lucknow and Dr. Jagtar Singh, Coordinator Biotechnology, Punjab University, Chandigarh and Dr. Kirti Srivastava have served the department. Prof. N.B. Singh, Dr. D.R. Modi, Prof. M.L. Srivastava, Prof. A.K. Tripathi, Prof. C.P.M. Tripathi, Dr. Dinesh Yadav,Dr. Sarad K. Mishra, Prof. Kaushal Kumar, Prof. J.P. Chaturvedi, Prof. Rajendra Prasad and Dr. Jonnada A.V. Prasada Rao, Prof. Rajendra Singh have contributed as Head of the Department.

Thrust Areas of research in the department include Plant Biotechnology, Microbial Technology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Enzyme Technology, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics. In the department the research activities are mainly focused on Plant Transcription Factors (DOF& NF-Y) Biochemical, Molecular & Bioinformatics of pectinases, alpha-galactosidases, polyphenol oxidases, xylanases, peroxidases, Screening of novel bioactive compounds from endophytes,  In-silico sequence analysis and drug designing, Plant virus and its management, Cancer Biology.

Department Profile

Department Info Details

Name of Department Department of Biotechnology
Head of Department Prof. Rajarshi Kumar Gaur
Address of Department Department of Biotechnology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
Contact Number 9352911723
Email ID rajarshi.biotech@ddugu.ac.in
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Scientific Equipments Details

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Type Number
Class Rooms - ICT 4
Class Rooms - Non-ICT 0
Seminar Rooms 2
Common Rooms 1
Departmental Libraries 1
Gents Toilets 4
Ladies Toilets 1
Disabled Person Toilets -
Faculty Rooms 7
Office 1
Reception Yes
Waiting Area Yes
Lobby Yes
Ramp Yes
Disabled Friendly Yes
Labs 10

Electrical Appliances

Type Number
Fans 81
LED Lights/Tube lights 100
Air Conditioners 26
Coolers -
Room Heaters 02
Refrigerators 12
Any Other -


Type Number
Computers 8
Printers 6
Routers -
Network Switches -
Servers 2

Additional Information

5 Years Master Plan No Document
Annual Department Plan No Document
Teaching Plan No Document
Student Attendance Yes

Time Table

UG View Document
PG View Document
Slow Learners View Document
Fast Learners
Room No. with Details No Document
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Stock Register Yes
Internal Evaluation Records Yes
Special Provision made for Advanced & Slow/Fast Learners Yes

Visiting Guest Faculty

No. of Guest Lectures Yes
List of Guest Faculty No Document
Consultancy Services No Document
Community Extension Programs No Document
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List of Fast Learners
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Program Details

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Value Added Courses No Document
Students enrolled in Each Value-Added Course No Document
No. of Publications 50
No. of Books Published 6
No. of Chapters Published 20

Student Information

Type No. of Student
Under Graduate (UG) ---
Post Graduate (PG) 42
Ph.D. Scholars 9
From Within State 41
From Outside State 1
International slow learners (Only UG): ---
International fast learners (Only UG): ---

Other Information



Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Dr. Jonnada A.V. Prasada RaoProfessor7376998056View
2Dr. Dinesh YadavProfessor9411793038View
3Prof. Sarad Kumar MishraProfessor9450682713View
4Dr. Rajarshi Kumar GaurProfessor and Head9352911723View
5Dr Gaurav SinghAsst. Professor9039582717View
6Dr Pawan Kumar DohreAsst. Professor6386933293View

Courses & Syllabi

 Sr. No. Course Syllabus CBCS
1M.Sc Plant BiotechnologyView/Download --
2M.Sc BiotechnologyView/DownloadView/Download
3M.Sc Biotechnology NEP 2020View/Download --
4M.Sc Plant Biotechnology NEP 2020View/Download --
5Ph.D.View/Download --
6M.Sc Bioinformatics NEP 2020View/Download --
7M.Sc BioinformaticsView/Download --

Research & Publications

Research Projects (Last 5 Years)

Project Title
Funding Agency
State/Central Govt.
Development of Virology LaboratoryProf. R.K.Gaur; Prof. Sarad K Mishra; Prof. Dinesh YadavUPHED, LucknowBiotechnologyGovernment 2.86 Lakhs20223
SERB NPDF (Dr. Shobhit Kumar Srivastava)Prof. JAVP RaoSERBBio- TechnologyCentral Government 9.620182
D.S Kothari (Mohd. Shahab)Dr. Dinesh YadavUGCBiotechnology Central Government 20183
Genome wide characterization of DNA binding with One finger(DOF) transcription factor gene family of chickpea for identifying genomic resources for developing biotic and abiotic stress tolerance.Prof. Dinesh Yadav(PI)U.P. Council of Agricultural Research (UPCAR), LucknowBiotechnology State Government 5.220143 Years
Mining of soil metagenome for cloning, expression and characterization of novel pectin lyase genesDr. AimanTanveer (PI)/ Prof. Dinesh Yadav (Mentor)UGC- Dr. D.S Kothari Post-Doctoral FellowshipBiotechnology Government 14.5920143 Years
DST Women Scientist (Dr. Neha Malviya)Dr. Dinesh YadavDSTBio- TechnologyCentral Government 620123

Research Papers

Title of PaperAuthorDepartmentName of JournalYear of PublicationUGC Recognize
Evolutionary Dynamics of Begomoviruses and Its Satellites Infecting Papaya in IndiaAarshi Srivastava, Vineeta Pandey, Anurag Kumar Sahu, Dinesh Yadav, A. M. Al-Sadi, M.S. Shahid and R.K. GaurBiotechnologyFrontiers in Microbiology2022Yes
Biotechnological Intervention for Sugarcane Improvement Under SalinityS. Gupta, K. Gupta, C. Nehra, and. R.K. Gaur and Dinesh Yadav BiotechnologySugar Tech2022yes
Role of Diversity and Recombination in the Emergence of Chilli Leaf Curl VirusMegha Mishra, Rakesh K. Verma, Vineeta Pandey, Aarshi Srivastava, Pradeep Sharma, Rajarshi K. Gaur, and Akhtar AliBiotechnologyPathogen2022Yes
Compensatory phenolic induction dynamics in Aspen after aphid infestationRajarshi Kumar Gaur, Ilka Nacif Abreu and Benedicte Riber Albrectsen BiotechnologyScientific Reports2022Yes
First complete genome sequence of Tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV) from Salvia splendens in IndiaAarshi Srivastava, Vineeta Pandey, Avinash Marwal, Rakesh Kumar Verma, Akhtar Ali, Rob Briddon and R.K. Gaur BiotechnologyJournal of Phytopathology2022Yes
Chilli Leaf Curl Disease populations in India are highly recombinant, and rapidly segregatedVineeta Pandey, Aarshi Srivastava, Megha Mishra and R.K. Gaur Biotechnology3Biotech2022Yes
Plant-Microbe Interactions and Sustainable Agriculture DevelopmentNeetu Singh Yadav, Sakshi Issar, Nikolay Manchev Petrov, Mariya Ivanova Stoyanova, Smriti Mall and Rajarshi Kumar Gaur BiotechnologyActa Microbiol. Bulg2022Yes
Molecular Cloning and Structural Insights into Pectin Lyase Proteins from Different Strains of FusariumYadav, Sangeeta; Anand, Gautam; Singh, Vinay K; Yadav, DineshBiotechnologyCurrent Proteomics2021Yes
Plant–microbiome interactions for sustainable agriculture: a reviewR Gupta, G Anand, R Gaur, D YadavBiotechnologyPhysiology and Molecular Biology of Plants2021Yes
Structure-based screening and validation of bioactive compounds as Zika virus methyltransferase (MTase) inhibitors through first-principle density functional theory, classical molecular simulation and QM/MM affinity estimationS Bharadwaj, AK Rao, VD Dwivedi, SK MishraBiotechnologyJournal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics2021Yes
Exploration of natural compounds with anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity via inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 MproS Bharadwaj, A Dubey, U Yadava, SK Mishra, SG KangBiotechnologyBriefings in bioinformatics2021Yes
Anti-dengue infectivity evaluation of bioflavonoid from Azadirachta indica by dengue virus serine protease inhibitionVivek Dhar Dwivedi ,Shiv Bharadwaj,Sumbul Afroz,Nooruddin Khan,Mairaj Ahmed Ansari,Umesh Yadava,Ramesh Chandra Tripathi,Indra Prasad Tripathi,Sarad Kumar Mishra &Sang Gu KangBiotechnologyJournal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 2020Yes
Genotype-Dependent in Vitro Regeneration Assessment from Decapitated Embryonal Axis and Stem-Node Explants among Selected Pigeonpea VarietiesV Kashyap, BK Sarangi, MK Yadav, D YadavBiotechnology Biosciences Biotechnology Research2020Yes

Retired Faculties

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Time Table

 Sr. No.  Semester Under Graduate Post Graduate Other
1III Semester --View/Download
2I Semester --View/Download
3II Semester --View/Download
4IV Semester --View/Download