The PES domain for Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology is involved in research projects of microbial biotechnology, molecular biology, biopolymers, biosensors and biofertilizers. It focuses on developing processes for microbial products, genetic engineering and strain improvement. The researchers work at the interface of multiple disciplines like bioinformatics, environmental biotechnology and process engineering.


  • Enhance the exposure of students and faculty to core areas such as molecular biology and genetic engineering
  • Provide mentoring to research scholars of M. Sc (Engg.) by Research and Ph. D students and 8th semester project students, related to core and applied areas of the domain like microbial and plant molecular biology and industrial biotechnology.
  • Encourage collaborative research in the form of funded projects and widen the opportunities for qualified graduates and post graduates to take up research career.