Department of Biotechnology

(St. Columba’s College, Hazaribag)


The University Grants Commission, New Delhi approved introduction of Biotechnology in this premier college in the very first phase in 1994 along with the other eleven colleges all over the India as the three year degree (Vocational) Honours course. Several batches of Biotechnology students have already passed out and are working / pursuing higher education in various national and international institutes’ Universities in India and abroad and national and multinational companies / firms. Annual/Semester/Choice based credit: CBCS has been introduced from 2015- 16 session


The department has following well equipped labs: 

It has a number of sophisticated instruments of its own such as Shaker Incubator, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, ELISA reader, PCR, UV Trans illuminator, Vertical and Horizontal laminar Air Flow, Cooling Centrifuge, Centrifuge, Deep Freeze, Magnetic Stirrer, Gel Dryer, Ultra Water Purifier, Autoclave, Hot air oven and others.


On the job training

It is mandatory for the student to attend suitable industries/ institutions/ laboratories to have real on the spot knowledge by technological applications of biotechnological skills. The department arranges such on-the-job training every year at RIMS, Ranchi, PMCH and Dhanbad, institute of Animal Health Care and production, Ranchi and other suitable place.

Teaching Method adopted to improve student learning:

  • All lectures is delivered through PPT
  • SMART Class Room for theory classes

SWOC analysis of the department and future plans

Strength: –

  • Situated in backward and coal mining region of Jharkhand State.
  • Adequate laboratory infrastructure.
  • Collective leadership, responsibility and team work with feedback oriented performance appraisal.
  • Course curricula being revised regularly.
  • Girls/ Weaker section students are more in number. 

Weakness: –

  • Shortage of full time permanent Faculty Members and Technical staff due to non sanctioning of posts by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of Jharkhand.
  • Need of placement cell.

Opportunity: –

  • To augment, improve & upgrade the teaching & research facilities of the department with government funds.
  • Students & Teachers exchange programme with reputed national and foreign Universities.
  • To recruit permanent teaching & technical staff for quality teaching & research with the grant received from government.

Challenge: –

To archive the future plans in limited resources.

Future Plan: –

  • Appointment of permanent faculty members & technical staff.
  • Infrastructure development & creation of modern teaching tools.
  • Academic Industry collaboration.
  • Online admission process & enhancement of institution management capabilities.
  • Design new U.G. courses with enhanced employability.
  • Scaling up R& D and collaborative research.

Department of Bio-Technology