Central Facilities

Robert S. Ziglar Lab

Modernly equipped Robert S. Zeigler laboratory is operating in the University for soil and plant analysis. The sophisticated laboratory was inaugurated by an eminent scientist Padamshree Dr R.B. Singh on 3 Jan 2011 in presence of Dr Robert S. Zeigler, D.G., IRRI, Philippines. The laboratory is named as Dr Robert S. Zeigler laboratory since it was financed initially by IRRI. The students and scientists of the University are availing the facilities in the laboratory for their analytical works. The available instruments in the laboratory are TOC analyzer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Gas Chromatography (GC), and Spectrophotometer, Flame photometer and other routine soil and plant analysis equipments.


Media Production Centre

University has a well equipped state of the art media production centre with sound proof recording room, Editing software, (Adobe CS6 PRO), Storage media and Video Conferencing facility. Over 200 video lectures have been recorded and edited which are available on eLearning portal. It was developed with financial support from ICAR and USAID.

Bio Control Lab

Mushroom Production Unit

Fisheries Research & Training Centre

Poultry Research & Training Centre

Examination Hall

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN AGRI-BIOTECHNOLOGY

Founded on October 02, 2000, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, Meerut has come a long way to cater the needs of the farmers. Established with a vision to serve the farmers and for the cause of agriculture, this university has spread the gospel and brought prosperity all around. Presently the university has College of Agriculture, College of Biotechnology and College of Veterinary Sciences. This is the only State Agricultural University which has established College of Biotechnology to serve the society with great academic potential and value added researches in various biotechnological disciplines. The College of Biotechnology offers B. Tech. & M. Tech. Biotechnology courses.

In order to produce skilled human resources in Agriculture Biotechnology, Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Biotechnology was established in the College of Biotechnology with financial assistance from Council of Science & Technology, Uttar Pradesh in the year 2010. The centre has been exclusively involved in research & human resource development in the field of Agriculture Biotechnology.

Objective

  • To strengthen the existing teaching facilities of the department.
  • To improve infrastructure facility of the department.
  • To conduct research on “Nutritional enrichment of Chickpea by expression and incorporation of Phaseolin gene”.
Faculty
Dr. Pankaj Kumar
Principal Coordinator, Associate Professor & OIC,
Department of Biochemistry & Physiology
College of Biotechnology
Ph : 0121 2888539 (o), 09412363596(M)
Fax : 0121 2888505, 2888539
Email : coordinator_coe@yahoo.com
Dr. Jitendra Singh
Co-Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Department of Immunology
College of Biotechnology
Ph : 0121 2888534(o), 09410455334(M)
Fax : 0121 2888505, 2888534
Email : jeets_80@rediffmail.com
Staff
Sh. Pradeep Singh, Technician
Ms. Shivani Khanna & Ms. Teena Rani, Research Assistant

ACTIVITIES

I. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

As part of its activities under Human Resource Development activity the Centre conducts two trainings for students and one to the faculty per year. The training is imparted to residents of Uttar Pradesh. Apart from above training students also attend monthly trainings/project work on payment basis as per University norms.

STUDENT'S TRAINING

  1. A two week training programme entitled “Application of Molecular Biology and Advanced Biochemical Techniques in Agriculture” was organized by the Centre of Excellence in Ag. Biotechnology w.e.f. June 21, 2010 to July 03, 2010.
  2. One month training programme entitled “Hand on Training on Molecular Biology Tools & Their Application in Agriculture” was organized by the Centre of Excellence in Ag. Biotechnology w.e.f. June 15 to July 14, 2011.
  3. One month short-term training course on “Application of Molecular Biology Techniques & Bioinformatics in Agriculture” w.e.f. June 25, 2012 to July 24, 2012 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.

STUDENT'S PROJECT WORK

Three to four months Project Work is being conducted at the Centre during January- June for students from various Universities/ Institutions.

FACULTY TRAINING

  1. A 21 days faculty training entitled “Hands on training on Molecular Biology Tools and Their Application in Agriculture” w.e.f. January 18, 2012 to February 07, 2012 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.
  2. A 21 days faculty training entitled “Application of Molecular Biology Tools & Bioinformatics in Agriculture” w.e.f. December 18, 2012 to January 08, 2013 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.
  3. A 21 days faculty training entitled “Application of Molecular Biology Tools & Bioinformatics in Agriculture” w.e.f. February 05, 2014 to February 25, 2014 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.
  4. A 21 days faculty training entitled “Application of Biotechnological Tools & Bioinformatics in Agriculture” w.e.f. February 04, 2015 to February 24, 2015 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.

II. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

Isolation of Phaseolin gene from different sources. Cloning of the Phaseolin gene in the AT cloning vector. Screening of the recombinant clones. Sequencing of Phaseolin gene & cloning of gene into binary vector. Trimating of the Binary vector with the Helper and Agrobacterium & Transformation of Chickpea via Agrobacterium mediated system.

RESEARCH PROGRESS

The Phaseolin gene was amplified from the DNA isolated from the cotyledons/leaves of Phaseolus vulgaris and same was cloned in pTZ57R/T vector. The samples were sent for sequencing to Bioserve pvt ltd, Hyderabad and found to be ~2013 base pair in length. The same was submitted to GenBank, NCBI (www.nlm/nim.ncbi.com). The primer pairs for directional cloning were synthesized consisting of restriction sites removing Gus gene from pCambia 1301. Two gene segments were cloned in pCambia 1301.Camparative modeling of Phaseolin gene was done through Bioinformatics approach. Presently, Working on Plant Tissue Culture test Plant Tomato & Tobacco.

The Lectin gene was amplified from the DNA isolated from the Bulbs of garlic (Allium Sativum) and was cloned in pTZ57R/T vector. The samples were sent for sequencing to Bioserve pvt ltd, Hyderabad and found to be ~1023 base pair in length. The same was submitted to GenBank, NCBI (www.nlm/nim.ncbi.com). The primer pairs for directional cloning were synthesized consisting of restriction sites removing GUS gene from pCAMBIA 1301. LECASAI gene segments were cloned in pCAMBIA 1301. Homology modeling of Lectin gene was done through Bioinformatics approach and also the protein Allium sativum agglutinin was purified and biochemically characterized.

III. SEMINAR/SYMPOSIA

A Zonal Seminar on “Physiological and Molecular Interventions for Yield and Quality Improvement in Crop Plants” September 17-18, 2010 by the Centre under the aegis of Indian Society for Plant Physiology, IARI, New Delhi which was sponsored by NHB, DBT, CSIR and DRDO. A National Symposium entitled “Advances in Biotechnological Research in Agri-Horticultural Crops for Sustaining Productivity, Quality Improvement & Food Security” organized by the Centre w.e.f., September 14-16, 2011 which was sponsored by DBT, CSIR, NHB, NABARD, Min. of Earth Sciences, DRDO and Monsanto India Ltd.

IV. ADVISORY COMMITTEE

As per MoU between SVPUAT, Meerut & CST, UP, Lucknow the Advisory committee of the centre consists of the following members:

Prof. Gaya Prasad, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SVPUAT, Meerut Chairman
Dr. M.K.J. Siddiqui, CST UP Member
Dr. Rajesh Chaturvedi, Scientific Officer, CST UP Member
AAO, CSTUP (Nominated by the Director, CSTUP) Member
Dr. Jitender Singh, Co-coordinator, CoE Member
Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Principal Coordinator, CoE Member

Advisory Committee meetings held on followings dates:

  • September 17, 2010
  • March 21, 2012
  • August 02, 2014

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