About MNNIT Allahabad

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad, Prayagraj is an institute wholly committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and excellence in academic pursuits. It was established as one of the seventeen Regional Engineering Colleges of India in the year 1961 as a joint enterprise of Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh, and was an associated college of University of Allahabad, the third oldest university in India.

With more than 50 years of experience and achievements in the field of technical education. On June 26, 2002, MNREC was transformed into National Institute of Technology (NIT) fully funded by Government of India. With the enactment of national Institutes of Technology Act-2007, the Institute has been granted the prestigious status of an institution of national importance.

About Department

The department of Biotechnology at MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj was established as a new academic unit under Applied Mechanics in 2006, with the goal of integrating life sciences with engineering and developing cutting-edge technology through research, training, and technological innovation.

An independent Department of Biotechnology was formally established in the year 2012. Since its inception, the department has witnessed a consistent increase in the demand among students for this field. Keeping a beat to the global demands for researchers in this field, B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes are being run by the department. The department boasts a team of young enthusiastic, and highly qualified.

The Sangam City

Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad) is a sacred city where three of India's greatest rivers meet and continue their journey. The city's original name, Prayaga, meaning "place of sacrifice," is derived from its location at the sacred union known as Sangam, where these three rivers converge. "Sangam" is a Sanskrit word that refers to a confluence.

In Prayagraj, Triveni Sangam represents the confluence of two physical rivers, the Ganga and the Yamuna, as well as the invisible or mythical river Saraswati. This confluence point is a sacred place for Hindus, and taking a bath here is believed to cleanse one of all sins and free them from the cycle of rebirth (Moksha/Nirvana). Allahabad is considered to be the second-oldest city in India and is mentioned in many sacred Hindu scriptures.

Highlights From the Past

  • Previously five editions of International conference BioSangam (previous editions: 2013, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2022) has been organized.
  • More than 500 participants in every edition.
  • Quality talk from eminent speakers from all over the world.
  • More than 200 poster presentations.
  • Different technical sessions to networking and discuss with prominent Scientists/Professors for collaborative works.
  • Many special issues to publish research work in high-quality journals including "Environmental Science and Pollution Research", "Journal of Biotechnology" and "Plant Biotechnology".