Head of the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering

Dr Rakhi Chaturvedi
Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati 781039, Assam, India

Email: rakhi_chaturvedi@iitg.ac.in, hodbio@iitg.ac.in
Phone: +91-0361-2582211, +91-0361-2582201


Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering was established in the year 2002 and within a short span of about twenty two years, it has established itself as a leading place for education and research with its contributions in the emerging areas of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering. Apart from fundamental research, the Department aims to meet the targeted demands to cater the requirements of Biotechnology based industries.

The Department currently offers four-year B.Tech. (undergraduate) and two-year M.Tech. (postgraduate) teaching programmes in Biotechnology. Besides, it offers a research programme at the Ph.D. level in the various disciplines of Biosciences and Bioengineering. The Department is unique in North-Eastern India, imparting quality education, providing an excellent teaching and research environment through its ongoing programmes coupled with an outreach programme recently launched across entire NE region through NECBH. Extensive facility and infrastructure has been developed to support its on-going teaching and research activities. Further, to cater to needs of academic and industry, and NE in particular, capacity building in terms of training manpower is one of the main mandate of the department

Department has not only improved its quality of research by publishing high quality papers in reputed journals but also has a strong science outreach programme. Department faculties are committed towards the ethos of overall progress and development of the Institute and have brought accolades not only for themselves, for the Department but for the Institute in bigger frame.

Department has established collaborations with leading National and International organizations. Integration of good skill development to which the Department is committed towards has paid dividends as is reflected based on the data on training carried in last few years.



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