Division of Animal Biotechnology

Division of Animal Biotechnology

About the Department

Divisional information: Division of Animal Biotechnology is a newly established division of College of Biotechnology. Division of Animal Biotechnology was established vide the office order no. SVP/20220/Personnel section/ 8379 dated 17.06.2020 in continuation of approval from Board of Management meeting no. 42 on 12.03.2022 agenda no. 42.8 (11) following the recommendations of proposal no. 12 of Academic council meeting 15.02.2020 regarding restructuring of College of Biotechnology as per Vth Dean’s Committee. 

Courses Program offered by the Department:

Sl No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs

Undergraduate courses


First Year Second Semester

Anatomy and Physiology of Livestock

3 (3+0)


Introduction to Animal Breeding

3 (2+1)


Second Year First Semester

Livestock and Production Management

3 (2+1)


Livestock Product Technology

3 (2+1)


Animal Health Care

3 (2+1)


Third Year First Semester


3 (2+1)


Animal Biotechnology

4 (3+1)


Elective courses offered for the students of Animal Biotechnology stream during 3rd year 2nd semester

Principles and procedures of animal cell culture

3 (2+1)


Molecular virology and vaccine production

3 (2+1)


Transgenic animal production

3 (3+0)


Animal Genomics

3 (2+1)


Molecular Diagnostics

3 (2+1)


Embryo Transfer Technologies

3 (2+1)



Student READY (Animal Biotechnology)- In house skill development module




Student READY (Animal Biotechnology)- Project formulation, execution & presentation




Student READY (Animal Biotechnology)- Entrepreneurial development in Biotechnology


PG Courses


MBB -511

Animal Biotechnology

3 (3+0)


MBB -512

Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics

3 (2+1)

PhD Courses



Advances in Animal Biotechnology

2 (2+0)

Minor Course Module of Division of Animal Biotechnology offered to students of other Colleges

PG module 


ABT 604

Animal Cell Culture–Principles and Applications

3 (2+1)


ABT 606

Immunology Applied to Biotechnology

3 (2+1)


ABT 609

Techniques in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

2 (0+2)


ABT 610

Reproductive Biotechnology

3 (2+1)

PhD Module


ABT 704

Diagnostic Platform

2 (1+1)



Advances in Reproductive Biotechnology

3 (2+1)


ABT 709

Advances in Animal Cell Culture

3 (2+1)


ABT 712

Doctorate Seminar-I

1 (1+0)

Dr. Amit Kumar
Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor & Head
Qualification: PhD (Veterinary Microbiology)
Area Of Interest/Specialization: Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Vaccines and Antimicrobial resistance
Email: balyan74@gmail.com; amit.biotech@svpuat.edu.in
Phone No: 9412120813
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Research and Extension activity

  • PG and PhD students research: Division is working on the disease diagnosis and molecular characterization of animal pathogens including drug resistance pathogens and their mitigation using ITK based plant based polyherbal therapy.
  • Division is running one National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) centre on Foot and Mouth Disease funded by Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) of Govt of India. It is involved in sero-monitoring, sero-survillance and outbreak investigation of FMD and other animal diseases like LSD and Brucellosis, Anaplasmosis etc. Centre also conduct trainings/ workshops for veterinarian/ paravets/ other staff and farmers.

Events & Other Activity:

  • Division is maintaining one CCSEA, New Delhi approved Small Laboratory Animal Facility for the demonstration to UG/PG/ PhD students and divisional and students research.
  • Referral Analytical Laboratory: Division is in the process of establishing the RKVY funded Referral analytical laboratory for the environmental pollutants, drug residues and microbial toxins and toxicants.


One PG class room and Small Laboratory Animal Facility

Time table of PG and PhD degree program

As issued by Dean Office



  • More than 300 research paper, short communications, review article, technical articles, book chapters, invited lectures, abstract published in compendiums and proceedings.https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3767-4343
  • Kumar, A., Prajapati, M. R., Upadhyay, S., Bhordia, A., Singh, V. K., Singh, J., ... &Sirohi, A. (2022). Complete Genome Sequence of Brucella abortus 2308, Isolated from an Abortion Storm on a Dairy Farm in India. Microbiology Resource Announcements11(11), e00550-22.
  • Kumar, A., Rahal, A., Sohal, J. S., & Gupta, V. K. (2021). Bacterial stress response: understanding the molecular mechanics to identify possible therapeutic targets. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy19(2), 121-127.
  • Kumar, A., Gupta, V. K., Mandil, R., Rahal, A., Verma, A. K., & Yadav, S. K. (2019). Interplay of oxidative stress and antioxidant bio markers in oil adjuvant Brucella melitensis vaccinated and challenged mice. Vaccine37(25), 3343-3351.
  • Kumar, A., Gupta, V. K., Mandil, R., Verma, A. K., Rahal, A., & Yadav, S. K. (2018). Mapping of oxidative stress in immune response induced by polymer gel based Brucella melitensis vaccine in mice. Indian J Anim Sci88(7), 11-18.
  • Kumar, A., Gupta, V. K., Verma, A. K., Rajesh, M., Anu, R., & Yadav, S. K. (2017). Lipid peroxidation and antioxidant system in erythrocytes of Brucella vaccinated and challenged goats. Int. J. Vaccines Vaccin4, 00092.
  • Singh, Y., Kumar, A., Saxena, A., Bhatt, P., Singh, S. P., Kumar, A., ... & Saxena, M. K. (2022). Assessment of free radicals and reactive oxygen species milieu in nanoparticles adjuvanted outer membrane proteins vaccine against Salmonella typhi. Archives of Microbiology204(8), 479.
  • Singh, J., Kumar, A., Yadav, S. K., Yadav, R., & Singh, V. K. (2022). Study of antibiotics sensitivity pattern and molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from human and animal pyogenic cases. Archives of Microbiology204(5), 245.
  • Yadav, S., Kumar, A., Yadav, S. K., Singh, V. K., & Rahal, A. (2019). Interplay of oxidative stress and antioxidant system in mice mastitis model. Multilogic in Science8, 248-252.
  • Yadav, R., Kumar, A., SINGH, V., Singh, J., & Yadav, S. K. (2018). Molecular determination of methicillin resistance mecA and virulence coa genes in Staphylococcus aureus from pyogenic clinical cases of companion animals in India. Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences42(5), 371-375.
  • Yadav, R., Kumar, A., Singh, V. K., & Yadav, S. K. (2018). Prevalence and antibiotyping of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in domestic animals in India. Journal of global antimicrobial resistance15, 222-225
  • Jain, M., Kumar, A., Polavarapu, R., Gupta, S., Aseri, G. K., Sharma, D., &Sohal, J. S. (2021). Development of rELISA using novel markers for the diagnosis of paratuberculosis. Journal of Immunological Methods497, 113105.