VARANASI: Bringing further laurels to Banaras Hindu University, the Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Science, has bagged a massive grant of Rs. 1.7 crores from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The award of this coveted grant is a shining acknowledgement of the Department’s excellence. The grant will be used to strengthen Science and Technology infrastructure for promoting research and development activities in new and emerging areas, Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) activities and attracting the start-ups/ manufacturing industries/ MSMEs towards achieving the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Prof. S. Srikrishna, Head of the Department, Biochemistry said that the grant will be primarily used to uplift the Department by giving push to research, innovation and entrepreneurial activities in the area of Biochemistry. Under the grant state-of-the-art central instrumentation facility (CIF) complimenting with SATHI will be created. The CIF will be accessible round the clock to Masters & research students and Faculty members to strengthen inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research ecosystem.

The grant supported by DST-FIST (Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure) is highly competitive. Department of Biochemistry, BHU, is the only Department of any university in the entire state of Uttar Pradesh to receive this grant.

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