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VidyaPratishthan's School of Biotechnolopgy

Applied for registration with CPCSEA in 2008

The registration number with CPCSEA is 1814/PO/ERe/S/15/CPCSEA


Education and Research for educational purpose on small animals

IAEC members of VSBT
  • Dr. Sushama R. Chaphalkar, Chairperson.
  • Dr. Amit Gupta, Scientist.
  • Dr. Kalpana D. Chandramore, Scientist.
  • Dr. Ramesh B. Jagtap, Veterinarian.
  • Dr. Trivikram M. Deshpande, Scientist, In-charge of Animal House Facility
IAEC member from NARI
  • Dr. Chanda Nimbkar, Biological Scientist.
  • Dr. Mohan R. Wani Main nominee
  • Sh. Urmilesh Jha Link nominee
  • Dr. Vijay Subhashrao Jagdale Scientist from outside the institute
  • Smt. Ujwala Mansingh Patil Socially Aware Nominee
As per CPCSEA guidelines located away from main building
  • Area about 700 square feet
  • Facilities
  • Aquaguard
  • Cooler
  • Geyser
  • Exhaust fan
  • 4 cubicles
  • 2 cubicles for animal maintenance; 1 for quarantine and 1 for experimentation
  • 1 cubicle for vetarinary area and 1 cubicle for dissection
  • Racks
  • Cages
  • Water bottles
  • Shade area for washing and cleaninliness
  • Mice (Mus musculus)
  • Number
  • Procured from
  • Animal feed from nutrivet
  • Bedding from nutrivet
For Education
  • For education
  • For practical demonstration for MSc 1st year biotechnology practicals
  • Routes of inoculation
  • Cardiac puncture, retroorbital plexus
  • for dissection
For Research in education
  • for dissertaton of undergraduate and postgraduate biotechnology courses
  • For staff research
Another main purpose is preclinical research
To obtain funded projects in collaboration from pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, research institutes and private clients
  • in virology
  • immunology
  • cancer research

Animal House

Organic Farming

Organic Farming Overview

The organic farming project is a special pride of the VSBT Biovillage project as it provides a holistic picture of the various inter-related projects that have been done over the years. This project required a deep knowledge of the following, specifically with respect to the Baramati Taluka.

Land Conservation: Survey, Soil testing and Conditioning.

Water Conservation: Survey, top sheet reading and rock angioplasty.

Bioresourcing: Medicinal Plants, Aromatic Plants, Processing and Nursery.

Bio Innoculants.

Bio Control Agents.

Solid Waste Management and Composting.

Around 500 people per year are being trained in organic farming techniques including farmers, students, scientists and visitors to VSBT

Apicultural Biotechnology

Training (Duration 2006- 2014)

Around 500 per year including farmers, students, scientists and visitors to VSBT.


60 training programme around the Baramati Taluka

30 One day Training programme at VSBT, Baramati

2 days training in Biovillage component organized collaboration of YCMU, Nashik

3 days Beekeeping training programme for Farmers

Twelve 5 days Within state and Out of State Exposure visit for Beekeeping

Six 7 days Training programme in Scientific Beekeeping

Five 2 days Basic training programme in Beekeeping

Four 2 days State Level Seminar in Scientific Beekeeping, Baramati, Chikhaldara (Amravati), Lanja (Ratnagiri), Baramati

Training course on Beekeeping and honey processing at VSBT, Baramati

Fresh Watwer aquaculture for ornamental fish breeding

Indian major carps catla (Catla catla), rohu (Labeo rohita), mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala), kalbasu (Labeo calbasu) and Chinese carps like grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), silver carp (Hypophthalmicthys molitrix) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio) are the major fish species, which are cultivated. But availability of seed is yet a major constraint since the farmers do not know how to produce their seed. Culture of freshwater prawns Macrobrachium rosenbergii and M. malcolmsonii is getting highly popular under monoculture or polyculture along with carp and at times with Clarius or Heteropneustes.


Non Conservational Source Of energy

Training and Awareness programme on Biogas and Bio-manure

Date: March 8-9, 2012

Venue: VSBT, Baramati

One day Training programme on Biogas

Date: 06/02/2014

Venue: Karhati



One day Training Program: Per year 4 programme

Duration : 1 Day. Intake per Batch : 40

Participants: Farmers & Students.

To introduce participants about Sericulture as an agro-based business. To provide basic information on various aspects of Mulberry Cultivation, Silkworm Rearing, and harvesting of cocoons


Solid Waste Management

Training programme on Solid Waste Management Technology.

Venue: Gram Panhayat Office/ School class rooms .

Villages: Nirgude, Karathi, Supe, Gojubavi, Paravadi, Rui and Saval.

Persons involved

Farmers group: More than 100 farmers from each village.