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India: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Department of Biotechnology (DBT): The DBT is an organization under Government of India that provides grant in the field of Life Sciences / Biotechnology.

Thrust Areas: 

  1. Basic Research
  2. Medical Biotechnology
  3. Food and Nutrition
  4. Bioenergy
  5. Bioresources and Environment
  6. Agriculture Biotechnology
  7. Animal Biotechnology
  8. Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology
  9. Theoretical and Computational Biology
  10. International Collaborations
  11. Human Resource Development

Main Programs:

  1. Centres Of Excellence and Innovation in Biotechnology
  2. Research Resources. Service Facilities and Platforms
  3. Societal Development
  4. Biotech Parks and Incubators
  5. Rapid Grant for Young Investigators
  6. Glue Grant
  7. Special Programmes-North-East region
  8. Public Private Partnerships
  9. Women Scientist Scheme

Objectives:

  1. Promote large scale use of Biotechnology
  2. Support R&D and manufacturing in Biology
  3. Responsibility for Autonomous Institutions
  4. Promote University and Industry Interaction
  5. Identify and Set up Centres of Excellence for R&D
  6. Integrated Programme for Human Resource Development
  7. Serve as Nodal Point for specific International Collaborations
  8. Establishment of Infrastructure Facilities to support R&D and production
  9. Evolve Bio Safety Guidelines, manufacture and application of cell based vaccines
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