Research Publication

Research Papers Published

1. Prakash, V.N., Jadeja, V.J. 2018 Identification and characterization of miRNA transcriptome in Jatropha curcas by high-throughput sequencing. Plant Gene, 15: 44-50. Link:

2. Singh A. K., Joshi P. 2018. Operation Green: Building a Better World for the Indian Farmers. (Accepted in Kurukshetra: A journal of rural Development published by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India; ISSN No. 0023-5660.

3. Singh, A., Singh, A.K. 2018. Isolation, characterization and exploring biotechnological potential of halophilic archaea from salterns of western India. 3 Biotech 8(1):45. doi: 10.1007/s13205-017-1072-3. ISSN: 2190-5738 (electronic version) Link:

4. Singh, A., Singh, A.K. 2017. Haloarchaea: Worth exploring for their biotechnological potential. Biotechnology Letters. 39: 1793. ISSN No. 0141-5492 (Print), 1573-6776 (Online). Link:

5. Ranjan, R., Jadeja, V. 2017. Isolation, characterization and chromatography based purification of antibacterial compound isolated from rare endophytic actinomycetes Micrococcus yunnanensis. Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. 7: 343-347. ISSN No. 2095-1779. Link:

6. Kumar, R.R., & Jadeja, V.J. (2017). Optimization for Enhanced Production of Antibacterial Metabolites by Marine Actinomycetes Kocuria sp. strain rsk4. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy. 11 (3) 300-308. Print ISSN: 0973-8916. Online ISSN: 2230-7303. Link:

7. Chauhan, U., Singh. A.K., Godani, D., Handa, S., Gupta, P.S., Patel, S., Joshi, P. 2016. Some natural extracts from plants as low-cost alternatives for synthetic PGRs in rose micropropagation. Journal of Applied Horticulture (Accepted) ISSN: 0972-1045.

8. Ghadia, B., Singh, A.K., Khatnani, T., Hirpara, M., Patel, S. Joshi P. 2016. An improved method of DNA purification from secondary metabolites rich medicinal plants using certain chaotropic agents. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 38: 207. ISSN: 0137-5881 (Print) 1861-1664 (Online) doi:10.1007/s11738-016-2223-6. Link:

9. Singh, A.K., Tala, T., Tanna, M., Nirmal, D., Joshi P. 2016. Effect of exogenous supply of salicylic acid on in vitro growth and development of rose micropropagules. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. 7(6): 12034-12039. ISSN No. 0976-3031 Link:

10. Singh, A.K., Tala, T., Tanna, M., Patel, H., Sudra, P., Mungra, D., Nirmal, D., Khatnani, T, Joshi P. 2016. Exogenous supply of salicylic acid results into better growth of banana propagules under in vitro conditions. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. 7(3): 9488-9493. ISSN No. 0976-3031 Link:

11. Singh, A.K., Singh, A., Joshi, P., 2016. Combined application of chitinolytic bacterium Paenibacillus sp. D1 with low doses of chemical pesticides for better control of Helicoverpa armigera. International Journal of Pest Management. 62 (3): 222-227. IF: 0.96. ISSN No. 0967-0874 (Print), 1366-5863 (Online) Link:

12. Ravi, R. K., Jadeja, V. J. (2016). Endophytic Actinomycetes: A Novel Antibiotic Source. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 5(8): 164-175. Link:

13. Patadia, A., Dave, B.P. 2016. Isolation, Screening and Quantification of Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) from extreme halophilic Archaea. International Journal of Scientific Research, 5(2): 92-96. Link:

14. Patel, A.H., Mehta, G. J., Shah, S., Bhandari, P. 2015. Overexpression of Pyrroloquinoline Quinone in Mesorhizobium loti for Mineral Phosphate Solubilization. Ecology Environment & Conservation, 21, S233-S236 (2015) Link:

15. Sherathiya, H. M., Jadeja, V. J., Malviya, B. J., Mehta, G. J. 2015. Isolation and Characterization of Anti Pathogenic Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria from Cotton Rhizosphere. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 9(2) : 1641-1649. Link:

16. Sherathiya, H. M., Jadeja, V. J., Mehta, G. J., Malviya, B. J. 2015. Isolation of Antipathogenic Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria and their Characterization for Plant Growth Promoting Activities. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 9(3): 2347-2359. Link:

17. Kumar, R.R., Vasantba, J., Bhoomi, M., Bonisha, T., Bhumika, C. 2015. Antibacterial Potentials of Actinomycetes Isolated from Gujarat. International Journal of Pharma Science Review and Research, 30: 78-83. Link:

18. Kumar, R.R., Patel, P. 2015. Isolation and Characterization of hydrolytic enzyme producing halophilic bacteria Salinicoccusroseus from Okha. International Journal of Microbiology Research, 7(2): 616-622. Link:

19. Bhatt, S., Dholakia, P.R., Sorathia, D.K., Solanki, K.J., Dabhi, N.K., Dedakiya, S.K. 2015. Isolation & Biochemical Characterization of Halotolerant Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria. The International Journal Of Science &Technoledge, 3: 166-176. Link:

20. Patadiya, A., Mehta, H., Lungariya, A. 2015. Isolation and Screening of moderate halophiles for Industrially Important Hydrolytic Enzymes. The International Journal of Science and Technoledge 3, 317 – 325. Patadia, A., Dave, B.P. 2015. Analysis of physico-chemical parameters of salt pans at Newport and Nari situated around Bhavnagar Coast. Journal of Ecobiotechnology 7, 1 – 9 Link:

21. Mehta, G.K. Nidhi, B., Tasnim, T., Vidhi, P., Vasantba, J. 2014. Isolation and screening of biosurfactant producing bacteria from environmental soil samples of Rajkot region. Trends in Biosciences, 8: 567-574.

22. Kumar, R.R., Kansagara, P. 2014. Physico chemical and microbial analysis of drinking water in Rajkot district, Gujarat (India). International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 30: 78-83. Link:

23. Faldu, N., Patel, S., Vishwakarma, N.P., Singh, A.K. 2014. Genetic Diversity of Marine and Fresh Water Cyanobacteria from the Gujarat State of India. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 5: 1061-1066. Link:

24. Dave, B.P., Soni, A. 2013. Diversity of halophilic Archaea at salt pans around Bhavnagar Coast, Gujarat. Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences. 83, 225 – 232. Link:

25. Vishwakarma, N.P., Jadeja, V.J. 2013. Identification of miRNA encoded by Jatrophacurcas from EST and GSS. Plant Signaling and Behavior 8; e23152 Link:

26. Basu, B., Mehta, G.K. 2013. Carbon Nanotubes: A Promising tool in drug delivery. International Journal of Pharma and Bio sciences, 5: 533-555. Link:

27. Patel, S., Patel, N.K. Candidate gene mapping: approach, methods and significance. American Journal of Research Communication, 1, 199-204. Link:

28. Dr. Neha Patel & Dr. S. M. Patel - Final Report-MRP-F.No.41-554-2012(SR)-N T Patel-Virani Science-Rajkot-Guj

About the Department

The Department of Biotechnology offers graduate, postgraduate and Ph. D programmes which imparts fundamental as well as real world problem solving approach to its students for the development and betterment of the society.

Best Practices at Department

Over last decade the Department of Biotechnology has engaged students in various beneficial and innovative activities such as Lab to Land, Periodical Newsletters, Creative Assignments, STAR Projects, and Internship Programmes at campus, Earn While You Learn scheme, Research Proposal Writing and SOP preparation for various laboratory instruments.

Department Highlights/Exclusive

The department facilitates students with an enormous infrastructure to enable nearly five hundred students each year to learn and explore various aspects of biotechnology with the aid of several sophisticated instruments and techniques.

We are pioneer in exposing students to Plant Tissue Culture, Bioinformatics and Animal Tissue Culture techniques in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. We motivate the students to aim for sustainable development by encouraging recycling of waste into useful products such as Recycled Paper and Flowers' preparation from agriculture waste.



Department of Biotechnology is proactively engaged in student placement and pre-placement training. Department has organized several pre-placement training programmes in association with training and placement cell of the institute. The institute has signed a MOU with MNCs like Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad for student training and placements. Many alumni of the department have served in these MNCs at high level positions for years which, have built reputation of this institute as epicentre of skilled human resource.

Major recruiters at Department of Biotechnology include Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad, Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Baroda, Reliance Life sciences, Mumbai, TATA Consultancy (TCS) Ltd., Gandhinagar, Sarjan Biotech. Pvt. Ltd., Bhuj, Span Diagnostics, Surat, Excel Cropcare Ltd., Mumbai, Claris Pharmaceuicals Ltd., Ahmedabad, Amneal Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad, Enzene Bioscience, Pune, Adani Masala Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot, Oceanic food ltd., Jamnagar, GVK- EMRI, Ahmedabad and many more. Our students have also joined several academic organizations for teaching and research career. Department has catered the need of skilled human resource for industries and organizations from the sectors like Biopharmaceutical, Healthcare, Agriculture, Food, Environmental Management, Information Technology with more than 50% candidates opting for a career in industry and academics.

Placement records of PG Students:

Year Progression

To Higher Studies

Company Academics Entrepreneur

or Family Business

Competitive Exam Preparation Job Seeker
2013-2014 19% 25% 31% 5% 20% -
2014-2015 5% 54% 31% - 10% -
2015-2016 25% 15% 40% 5% 15% -
2016-2017 22% 24% 22% 12% 20% -
2017-2018 10% 15% 25% 15% 35% -

Contribution of department for the placement and training of students:

YEAR COMPANY No. of Students Selected
2013-2014 Oceanic Food ltd., Jamnagar 1
St. Xavier College, Ahmedabad 1
Lupin, Pune 1
Shree M. & N. Virani Science College, Rajkot 2
Glenmark Pharmaceutical Ltd 1
Somnath Academy, Gir Somnath 1
Sigma Educational Network, Porbandar 1
Balaji Wafers Pvt Ltd, Rajkot 1
Total 9
2014-2015 Modi School, Rajkot 1
Civil Hospital, Lab technichian, Gandhidham, Kutch 1
Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad 1
Sola Civil Hospital, Lab Technician, Gandhinagar 1
Dedicated Academy Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot 1
Sola Civil Hospital, Lab Technician, Gandhinagar 1
Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad 1
Allen Career Academy, Ahmedabad 1
Amneal Pharmaseuticals, Ahmedabad 1
School of Science(SOS), Rajkot 1
Total 10
2015-2016 R. K. University, Rajkot 1
MBRC, Jamnagar 1
CSMCRI, Bhavnagar 1
Ishan Bio Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad 1
Swastik School, Rajkot 1
Anhox helath care, Rajkot 1
Dholakiya School, Rajkot 1
Dept. of Botany, Shree M. & N. Virani Science College, Rajkot 1
R. K. University, Rajkot 1
School teacher, Chotila 1
MSN Labs, Rajkot 1
Total 11
2016-2017 Adani Masala Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot. 1
Sarvoday Science College, Rajkot 1
Gardi Vidyapeeth, Rajkot 1
Zydus Cadila Ltd, Rajkot 4
PGVCL, Govt. of Gujarat 1
Abott Ltd., Rajkot 1
Shree M. & N. Virani Science College, Rajkot. 1
Enzene Bioscience, Pune 1
Aastha Science School, Jasdan 1
Total 12
2017-2018 GVK EMRI 02
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad 01