After a long journey (more than 30 years experience in research and teaching in Medical Genetics USA/UK/India ) in the field of Human Genetics and Biotechnology , we have ventured in promoting Education, Training and Research in the field of Genetics and Biotechnology.
It is my honest disclosure today, in the year 2002 , Sudipa Basu step in my life and motivated me to settle in Kolkata and promote the same subject (Genetics and Biotechnology) We have Set up a non-profit making trust named “ BIOTECH FOUNDATION”, for promoting Education, Training and Research in Genetics and Biotechnology. Our first dream child named “INSTITUTE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING (IGE)" was born in 1st September in 2003 affiliated to University of Kalyani and opened with two under graduate courses in Microbiology and Biotechnology onwards we have added Genetics and Molecular Biology in the year 2004 under same University. In the year 2006, some unavoidable circumstances forced us to join West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and obtained PG course (M.Sc) in Genetic Engineering along with all B.Sc (Hons) courses. Now we have PG ( M.Sc) courses in Genetics instead of Genetic Engineering and added M.Sc in Biotechnology from 2012-2013 academic session.
Our courses discuss the principles of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. The topics include: structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population genetics, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation and inherited diseases
So our course structure and content in B.Sc (Hons) curriculum are distinctly different than any other University in India. We have selected two compulsory pass subjects like Chemistry and Computer Application to be learned in all UG courses which is made our course curriculum unique compared to other courses available in India.
Our advanced laboratory facilities in Molecular Cytogenetics (FISH / HR-ARRAY CGH) ,Molecular Genetics ( PCR Based diagnosis / DNA sequencing) Advanced Tissue Culture ( Plant and Animal ) Laboratory and Animal Models ( Drosophila, Zebra Fish, Mice) Research Laboratory facilities could support Post Graduate and Ph.D program. We can assure you about our high standard of teaching with modern aid along with digital library (online e-journal facilities ). We have extended our facilities to pursue Ph.D Research Program under various Universities ( West Bengal University of Health Science . Jadavpur University / West Bengal State University ) after Post Graduate and have an opportunity to join in our teaching program ( already some of our students joined ).
Remember to run good teaching program you need qualified and experienced teacher in the prescribed subjects, which is not available to purchase in our Market against any cost ( i.e Man behind the Machine is important)
So it is our dream project . we will make all efforts to make this Institution as a centre of excellence in ‘GENETICS AND GENOMIC SCIENCE”
Our heartiest welcome to all of you participating in our curriculum and supporting our mission in West Bengal.
With Best wishes and Warm Blessing
(Dr) Amit Chakravarty
Prof (Dr) Amit Chakravarty
M. Sc. In Biochemistry
Ph. D. in Medical Biochemistry