Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology

The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (DBT) is the designated representative of the India side of the joint partnership.

The Department of Biotechnology was set up in 1986, making India one of the few countries in the world, at the time that had a government body dedicated solely to the advancement of biotechnology to improve peoples’ lives.

Today, the DBT not only encourages innovation in biotechnology, by funding research organizations and forming strategic partnerships with industry across the country, but also encourages research in social areas such as healthcare, nutrition and food security, environmental sustainability and energy security. DBT also works through international collaborations and partnerships with organizations in multiple countries across the world.

DBT provides financial, technical and operational support in partnership with the  & Melinda Gates Foundation for the Grand Challenges India and Grand Challenges Explorations- India programs.

Please visit the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India website for further details on the work of the Department.