Department of Biotechnology
TypeGovernment organisation
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Region served
Dr. Renu Swarup
AffiliationsMinistry of Science and Technology (India)

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is an Indian government department, under the Ministry of Science and Technology responsible for administrating development and commercialisation in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It was set up in 1986.[1]


Name Designation Department
Dr.Harsh Vardhan Hon. Union Minister Science & Technology
Dr. Renu Swarup Secretary Department of Biotechnology
Abhinav Gupta PS to Hon. Minister of Science & Technology Minister’s Office


Autonomous Institutes

New institutes

Public Sector Undertakings

National Biotechnology Development Strategy

In December 2015, the Department of Biotechnology launched the National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015–2020 programme. The stated aim of the programme is to intensify research in the fields of vaccines, humane genome, infectious and chronic diseases, crop science, animal agriculture and aqua culture, food and nutrition, environmental management and technologies for clean energy. The mission, through stakeholders in the biotechnology and technology domains is backed with significant investments to create new products, creating a strong infrastructure for research and development, commercialization, and empowering human resources scientifically and technologically.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "DBT - Department of Biotechnology". Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  2. ^ "Department of Biotechnology supported GCLP Facility for Viral Immunogenicity Testing now open for operations". Ministry of Science & Technology. 5 September 2020. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  3. ^ "Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) - India". ECHOcommunity. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  4. ^ "Pune's MyLab gets approval for COVID-19 diagnostic kit". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2020-03-24. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-03-28.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "Website of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council | National Portal of India". Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  6. ^ "Govt launches national biotechnology programme". The Hindu. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.