About NER Programme

Biotechnology Programme for North Eastern Region

The North East Region of India 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 region, the Department has earmarked 10% of it’s annual budget every year for promoting and strengthening biotechnology related activities in the region. These region-specific programmes focus on developing local capacities to address regional challenges and harness endemic bioresources for economic development of the region. To effectively manage the programme, NER Biotechnology Management Cell (NER-BPMC) has been set up by DBT-Institute of Life Sciences(DBT-ILS), Bhubneshwar.

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.

Concerned Officer for more information

Programme HeadSmt Radha Ashrit, Statistical Adviser
AddressDepartment of Biotechnology, 8th Floor, Block 2, CGO-Complex, Lodhi Road New Delhi - 110 003
Phone 011-24363656
Programme OfficerDr. Vaishali Panjabi, Scientist E
AddressDepartment of Biotechnology, 7th Floor, Block 2 CGO-Complex, Lodhi Road New Delhi - 110 003
E-mail vaishalip[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-2436 6268
Attached ScientistDr. Amit Kumar Yadav, Scientist C
AddressDepartment of Biotechnology, 5th Floor, Block-3, CGO-Complex, Lodhi Road New Delhi - 110 003
E-mail yadav[dot]ak[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-2436 0295

North Eastern Region - Biotechnology Programme Management Cell (NER-BPMC)
(A Management Unit for DBT’s Biotechnology Programme for the North East Region)
National Productivity Council (NPC) Building,
1st Floor, BSU, 5-6 Institutional Area
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003
Contact No.: +91-9311596178
Email: nerbpmc[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in