The DBT has initiated a programme during 2005-06 to augment and strengthen institutional research capacity in areas of Biotechnology through support for establishment of Centres of Excellence. The objective of programme are (a) to strengthen an institutions research infrastructure through the establishment of a thematic research centre with multi-disciplinary research effort, and (b) to enhance the ability of investigators to compete independently for complementary individual research grant. The letters of intent (concept note) for the centres are being invited through an open advertisement. The letter of intent (concept note) are being evaluated by a “Departmental Screening Committee (DSC)”. The short-listed letters of intent (concept note) based on scientific merit are invited as full proposals. The full proposals are peer reviewed and evaluated by the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC). The proposals recommendations by PAC are being considered for financial support by the Department.
Composition of Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) for the “Centres of Excellence in areas of Biotechnology (i) Prof. G. Padmanaban Chairman
Department of Biotechnology, Block 2, Floor 6-8, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
Frequency of Meetings
2-3 meetings each year
Can public participate in the meetings?
Are minutes of the meetings prepared?
9. Task Force on Animal Biotechnology
Name and address of the Affiliated Body – Task Force on Animal Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Block No. 2, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
Type of affiliated body (Board, Council, Committees, Other Bodies) – Committee (Animal Biotechnology)
Brief introduction of the Affiliated Body (Establishment year, Objectives / Main Activities) – Committee was established in 1990 and it was reconstituted after every three years. Current Task Force was reconstituted in April, 2003.
Objectives / main activities of the committee are as follows :
To suggest new areas for research and also to generate new programme, wherever necessary.
To monitor and review the progress of ongoing R&D projects.
To consider new projects for financial support.
To identify potential technologies for further research and up-scaling.
To strengthen the technology transfer and commercialization aspect.
To act as special project formulation group in some of the identified areas, if necessary.
To establish linkages with other Science Departments and other Socio-economic ministries.
VIII. To consider any other matter related to the subject area.
Role of the Affiliated Body (Advisory / Managing/ Executive / Others) – Advisory and recommending
Structure and member composition:
Prof. P. N. Bhat
102 A/D-I, Satya Marg,
Chankya Puri, New Delhi- 110021.
Dr. Lalji Singh
CCMB, Uppal Road,
Hyderabad 500 007.
Prof. M. P. Yadav
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agri. & Tech.