About NER Programme

DBT-North Eastern Region Biotechnology Programmes

The North East Region (NER) of India is a treasure house of exceptional natural beauty, floral and faunal biodiversity with abundant mineral, water and forest resources. It has been identified as one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world. Rich bioresources spread across NER’s diverse ecosystems and nurtured by indigenous communities, provide ample opportunities for furthering economic development of the region. In order to give focused attention for the North Eastern Region, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has earmarked 10% of its annual budget every year for promoting & strengthening biotechnology activities in the region. Towards this, the DBT has also established a North Eastern Biotechnology Programme Management Cell (NER-BPMC) which is managed by BCIL.

NER-BPMC Brochure at DBT


Objective of the programme

  • To facilitate biotech-based development in the North Eastern Region of India through conceptualization, implementation, mentoring and monitoring of biotechnology intervened programs for holistic developments in the region.
  • To initiate Bioresourse-based Entrepreneurship programmes in NER to uplift rural income of farmers and small entrepreneurs of the Region.
  • To establish of Research Resources, Service Facilities and Platforms to provide support to a broad range of multidisciplinary, shared research resources critical for advancing various areas of life sciences and biotechnology in the North East Region.
  • To implement programmes to ensure that human resource development matches the evolving needs of the North East Region.

The Department has proactively launched several region-specific programmes through the intervention of modern biology and biotechnology in NER. These include programmes for research and development, human resource development, establishment of research and training infrastructure, programmes for entrepreneurship development and specific network programmes targeting local problems.

Programme Head, DBTDr. Mohd. Aslam,Scientist G
AddressDepartment of Biotechnology, 8th Floor, Block 2 CGO Complex, Lodhi Road New Delhi - 110 003. 011-24363057
Emailaslam[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Programme Officer, DBTDr. Vaishali Panjabi Scientist E
AddressDepartment of Biotechnology, 8th Floor, Block 2 CGO Complex, Lodhi Road New Delhi - 110 003. 011-24363057
Emailvaishalip[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in
Phone No.011-49507200
Phone No.011-49507200

NER-BPMC (North Eastern Region - Biotechnology Programme Management Cell)

  • A-258, First Floor, S. B. House, Defence Colony,
  • Bhishma Pitamah Marg, New Delhi- 110024
  • Phone No: 011-49507200, Email: nerbpmc[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in