Central Department of Biotechnology | Tribhuvan University

Kirtipur, Kathmandu
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Salient Features

  • Green House
  • Lab
    • Plant Tissue Culture
    • Food Technology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biochemistry, Immunology and Microbiology
    • Genetic Engineering and Cell Biology
    • Animal Cell/Tissue Culture
    • Sterilization Unit
    • Bio-Process
  • Library


  • Well-furnish premises with enough alluring academic/research spaces.
  • Enrich laboratories with highly sophisticated equipment.
  • Develop exemplary biotechnology teaching courses.
  • Enroll Competent postgraduate, PhD, Post Doc and researchers in biotechnology.
  • Increase the number of intakes.
  • Publish original research articles in high impact cited journals.
  • Improve capability development for innovative national/international research projects according to the specialization of faculties
  • Ensure 'At least one faculty - one funded research project'.
  • Develop scientific knowledge, skill and innovative ideas.
  • Overall development of faculties, staffs and students.

Admission Guidelines

Prospective candidates meeting the criteria are invited to participate in the entrance examination administered by Tribhuvan University. Successful candidates from the examination will be eligible to advance to the subsequent stages of the admission process.


1. Central Department of Biotechnology Scholarship

One full and two partial scholarships will be provided to academically outstanding students. A full scholarship will cover a semester fee only. A partial scholarship will be not more than 50% of a semester fee. Scholarship will be decided in each semester according to the academic performance of the student in the previous semester final examination. If the full scholarship is received by a male candidate, one partial scholarship will be reserved for a female candidate.

2. Drs. Rekha and Sreerama Scholarship

Award one partial scholarship of Rs.10,000 to a poor student every semester and this scholarship may be granted at the beginning of every semester. The selection criteria could be that (i) the student passes all subjects every semester and receives an overall first division, (ii) the student must have attended public schools at the level of SLC, +2 and B.Sc. Rural background of the students and students that may have studied in Nepali medium at SLC level could be additional factors. If additional criteria could be found to identify poor students would be much appreciated.

3. Dr. L. Sreerama Schoarship

Award one partial scholarship of Rs.10,000 to one of the top ten performing students each year. Such a student should not have received another scholarship that year.

4. Dr.G.K.Rekha Scholarship

Award one partial scholarship of Rs.10,000 to one of the top ten performing female students each year. Such a female student should not have received another scholarship that year.

Gold Medal

Prof. Dr. Sreerama and Prof. Dr. G.K Rekha have established a fund to award Gold Medal (Drs. Rekha and Lakshmaiah Sreerama Gold Medal) to the student securing top position each year. The medal will be awarded to the topper during convocation ceremony organized by Tribhuvan University.

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  • 01-4336221
  • info@biotechtu.edu.np

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Biotechnology, encompassing nearly every facet of human civilization, has opened up distinctive opportunities for both the utilization of biological systems for the betterment of humanity and the exploration of fundamental life processes. Developed and developing nations alike have embraced this field, leading to its widespread applications in diverse areas such as agriculture, animal husbandry, disease diagnosis, medicine, pharmacology, environmental management, biosensors, bioelectronics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical engineering, bio-signatures, microarray technologies, prediction and molecular simulation, drug discovery, gene regulation, and transcriptomics. Industries producing biotechnological products have also benefited from its advancements.

In acknowledgment of the immense potential of modern biotechnology, Tribhuvan University (TU) took a significant step by establishing the Central Department of Biotechnology in 2008. This initiative led to the commencement of the M.Sc. course in 2009, the Ph.D. program in 2011, and the introduction of Postdoctoral studies in 2017. The expansion of research laboratories began in 2017, anticipating groundbreaking research across various biotechnological fields.

The Central Department of Biotechnology at Tribhuvan University, in alignment with its objectives, has played a vital role in national service. During the challenging COVID-19 pandemic, the department and its graduates actively contributed to the nation's needs by providing skilled human resources for the diagnosis of Covid-19 and conducting tests on circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants using Next Generation Sequencers. As a result, the department has proven its commitment to preparing human resources for biotechnology-based laboratories and industries. This endeavor not only creates highly skilled jobs but also contributes significantly to the upliftment of the national economy and development.


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