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Food and Nutrition Biotechnology

During the year, the main emphasis was on development and use of nutraceuticals and probiotics for holistic health. The Department after in-depth consultation with national and Canadian experts has worked out the logistics to establish a National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), and the Bioprocessing Unit (BPU) as autonomous institutions under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology. Both NABI and BPU are planned to come up along with an Agri-food Park designed to house start-up companies. All these three - NABI, BPU, and the Park - will form the Agri-food Cluster at Mohali, Punjab. Further, taking into account the demand of trained manpower in the area of food and nutritional sciences, the Department took the initiative for seeking letters of intent for creation and/or remodelling of Departments for an integrated Master's and Doctorate programme in Nutritional Science or Food Science & Technology.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 09-02-2011