biotechnology

IIT Kharagpur to launch Genomics Study for beginners

IIT Kharagpur to launch Genomics Study for beginners

IIT Kharagpur has launched an ambitious programme to encourage beginners of undergraduate engineering courses at the institute to enrol for Genomics Study.

Aug 21, 2017, 11:25 AM IST
Coruption is now demaned in US dollars: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Coruption is now demaned in US dollars: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

While the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 have reportedly reduced even terror funding and corruption to a certain level, the move itself has been questioned by many.

Nov 21, 2016, 19:27 PM IST

Suresh Subramanian to head Biocon's branded formulations biz

Biotechnology major Biocon on Monday said it has appointed Suresh Subramanian as the Head of the company's branded formulations (India) business.

Sep 19, 2016, 12:34 PM IST
Licence raj replaced by time-consuming approval raj: Biocon CMD

Licence raj replaced by time-consuming approval raj: Biocon CMD

India may have created a competitive market by abolishing licence raj, but it has been replaced by an equally time-consuming "approval raj" fraught with potential corruption, Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has said.

Aug 01, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

Rajya Sabha passes bill for regional biotechnology centres

India had entered into an agreement in 2006 with UNESCO regarding establishment of Regional Centre for Biotechnology Training and Education.

Jul 18, 2016, 23:38 PM IST

JIS University to offer courses in technology, pharmacy, media

Kolkata-based JIS University announced it will soon start offering courses in technology, pharmacy, education and media.

Jul 18, 2016, 15:58 PM IST
Biocon among most reputed biotech employers globally: Survey

Biocon among most reputed biotech employers globally: Survey

Biocon Ltd Tuesday said it has earned the distinction of being the only Asian biopharma company to feature among the top biotechnology employers in the world as ranked by Science magazine.

Nov 03, 2015, 20:00 PM IST

Biocon arm Syngene appoints Peter Bains as CEO

Biotechnology major Biocon's custom research arm Syngene has appointed Peter Bains as its Chief executive Officer (CEO).

Apr 01, 2015, 18:09 PM IST

Biocon to file for Syngene unit's IPO in two months: Sources

Biotechnology firm Biocon Ltd could file a prospectus for a share listing for its research services business arm Syngene International within the next two months, two sources directly involved in the process said.

Mar 31, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

IIT developing bio-hydrogen fuel from waste

Aiming to generate clean fuel from waste, a large-scale bio-reactor plant for producing hydrogen on a pilot level would be ready at IIT Kharagpur this year.

Mar 08, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Biocon Q2 Net flat at Rs 102 crore

Biotechnology major Biocon on Wednesday reported a flat growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 102.05 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Oct 22, 2014, 13:36 PM IST

Farm yields may drop if climate change impact not addressed

Agriculture yields are likely to decline to 9 per cent in the next 25 years if the climate change impact is not mitigated, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said today.

Mar 05, 2014, 21:36 PM IST

India, Japan to set up lab to promote research

India and Japan today signed an agreement for setting up a laboratory to focus on research in health sciences, medicine and agriculture.

Mar 04, 2014, 19:26 PM IST

There is scientific evidence on GM crops safety: Secretary

There is a clear scientific evidence on safety of genetically modified (GM) crops but more debate is needed to address other fears, Biotechnology Secretary Vijay Raghavan said here today

Feb 20, 2014, 17:55 PM IST

India can do well in Biotechnology: Marc Van Montagu

India has done well in the information technology (IT) sector and has the potential to excel in biotechnology as well, World Food Prize laureate Marc Van Montagu said today.

Feb 13, 2014, 22:20 PM IST

LIC trims stake in Biocon to 3%

State-owned LIC has cut its stake in Biocon to a little over 3 percent by selling more than two percent stake for over Rs 162 crore in the biotechnology major.

Jan 20, 2014, 16:06 PM IST

Indian biotech aiming to be $100 bn sector by 2025: Shaw

If farmers are to become prosperous you need technology, she added.

Nov 16, 2013, 19:37 PM IST

Healthy debate required on biotechnology: Anwar

Considering biotechnology to be area of focus in improving farm productivity, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Thursday said there is a need for "healthy scientific debate" on the issue.

Nov 07, 2013, 22:33 PM IST

Anwar pitches for robust regulatory system for GM crops

Emphasising on the role of biotechnology in improving farm yields, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Tuesday said there is a need for "robust" regulatory system to address the safety concerns.

Nov 05, 2013, 21:23 PM IST

Water, land and tech should be judiciously used: Tariq Anwar

Water, land and modern technology should be used judiciously to maintain sustainable agriculture and achieve food security for the country`s constantly growing population in years to come, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said here Tuesday.

Nov 05, 2013, 18:49 PM IST