This Institute undertakes goal-oriented applied research in the frontier areas of industrial biotechnology sponsored by government and industries as well as in-house research. Organisation of quality improvement as well as customised training programmes, conferences, workshops and scientific meetings in Biotechnology are among regular activities of the Institute. The Institute is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, as an R & D organisation. A modern library with facilities for literature search, access to other information centres, in-house development of databases etc. in an essential component of R & D. Towards this end the Institute has set up an Integrated Information Centre with a focus on Biotechnology.

Broad areas of current and planned Biotechnology related projects of the Institute are :

  • New and novel application of enzymes
  • Biotechnology in pulp and paper industry
  • Microbial polysaccharides
  • Food biotechnology
  • Plant cell and tissue culture
  • Products from diverse natural resources
  • Industrial waste water treatment
  • Resource engineering
The centres has plans to provide services in the following fields :

1. Bibliographic search through CD-ROM databases

2. Patent database search

3. On-line database access to public domain databases as well as paid access databases.

4. Protein and DNA sequence analysis

5. Molecular modelling and structural analysis

6. Telecom access to scientists

7. Access to bulletin boards and discussion groups through E-mail and Internet

8. Information about scientific meetings and conferences

Nearby Institutions/Universities expected to be benefited by setting up of this facility include :

  • University of Rajasthan, Jaipur;
  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali;
  • Malvia Regional Engineering College, Jaipur;
  • Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner;
  • Sukhadia University, Udaipur;
  • Ajmer University, Ajmer;
  • Agricultural Research Centre, Durgapura, Jaipur;
  • National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur;
  • Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur;
  • NEERI, Zonal Centre, Jaipur; and
  • Central Forensic Research Laboratory, Jaipur.

Prof. P. Ghosh
Executive Director
Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Statue Circle, Jaipur - 302 001
Phone : (0141) 381183
Fax : 0141 - 381721
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