• The College of Basic Sciences & Humanities was established in 1960 along with the inception of the University. It is a NAAC accredited and ISO 9001:2000 certified institution. The vision of the college has been to provide substantive orientation in basic and applied sciences by teaching and research in agriculture and allied sciences and technology.
    Besides assisting in teaching and research in other faculties, the college runs 12 P.G. and 9 Ph. D. programmes in different disciplines of science. The college carries the onus of instructional responsibilities in all the academic programmes of the university from of 15% to 32% at Undergraduate and 15% to 46% at the Postgraduate level. Each year the faculty of the college teaches 240 courses at the postgraduatelevel to about 1500 students and 50 courses to about 6050 students at the UG level.

  • Yesteryears

    The founding fathers of the university envisioned a strong base in basic and applied sciences as bedrock on which the foundation of teaching and research in agriculture, allied sciences and technology could be laidhence, the School of Basic Sciences & Humanities was established which was later upgraded to College of Basic Sciences & Humanities (C.B.S. & H.) in 1972.The College of Basic Sciences & Humanities has been one of the main constituent colleges of the University.

  • College Administration

    Name Designation Phone Number(O)
    Dr. Sandeep Arora Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities 05944-233374
    Dr. Sanjeev Agarwal Head, Department of Biochemistry -
    Dr. P. B. Rao Head, Department of Biological Sciences 05944-233350
    Dr. A. K. Pant Head, Department of Chemistry 05944-234503
    Dr. J. P. N. Rai Head, Department of Environmental Science 05944-233321
    Dr. B. Mohan Kumar Head, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences 05944-233346
    Dr. A. K. Shukla Head, Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science 05944-233350
    Dr. Reeta Goel Head, Department of Microbiology 05944-233341
    Dr. Anil Kumar Head, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering 05944-233898
    Dr. H.M. Agarwal Head, Department of Physics 05944-233331
    Dr. Atul Kumar Head, Department of Plant Physiology 05944-233473

  • Anti-Ragging Committee:

    Responsible to prevent ragging of students/freshers in any manner in and around the premises of College.

    • Dr. Reeta Goel, Prof. & Head, Microbiology
    • Dr. J.P.N. Rai, Prof. & Head, Environmental Sciences
    • Dr. Sanjeev Agrawal, Prof. & Head, Biochemistry
    • Dr. A.K. Gaur, Prof. & Head, MBGE
    • Dr. R.C. Srivastava, Prof. & Head, Physics
    • Dr. Shweta Saraswat, Asst. Prof., Environmental Sciences
    • Dr. Sandeep Arora, Prof., MBGE

    Research Programme Committee:

    Responsible for research activities in the college.

    • Dr. Reeta Goel, Prof. & Head, Microbiology
    • Dr. Anil Kumar, Prof. & Head, MBGE
    • Dr. S.K. Guru, JRO, Plant Physiology

    Teaching Programme Committee:

    Responsible for strengthening the teaching activities & sorting out the problems of students.

    • Dr. H.M. Agarwal, Prof. & Head, Physics
    • Dr. A. K. Pant, Prof. & Head, Chemistry
    • Dr. Sandeep Arora, Prof., MBGE

  • DEAN
    Dr. Sandeep Arora

    Phone: +91-5944-233374 (Office) | +91-5944-233374
    E-mail: deancbsh@gmail.com

    Dr. G.C. Joshi

    Phone: +91-7500241550 | +91-9412120713
    E-mail: placement@gbpuat-cbsh.ac.in

    Dr. Atul Kumar

    Phone: +91-5944-233473
    E-mail: alumni@gbpuat-cbsh.ac.in

    Dr. S.B. Singh

    Phone: +91-9412120731
    E-mail: cbshwebteam@gmail.com | contact@gbpuat-cbsh.ac.in


    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
    College of Basic Sciences and Humanities
    G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
    B. Tech (Biotechnology) Programme


    G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology is the first State Agriculture University in the country, established in the year 1960, on land grant pattern. Right from its inception, it has played a key role in ushering ‘Green Revolution’ in the country. Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug recognized it as the harbinger of Green Revolution in India. The University continues to play pivotal role in integration of teaching and research with industrial activities. The University has great strength in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Vaccines, Bio-fertilizers, Post-Harvest & Process Engineering, Food Technology, etc. The University has twice been adjudged as the Best State Agricultural University by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Govt. of India.


    • The College of Basic Sciences & Humanities was established in 1963. It has 10 departments and 4 independent units that are involved in providing teaching support to the university.
    • With state - of - art laboratories, excellent faculty & research staff, the college has immense potential for revitalizing agricultural education in its most modern form.
    • The objective is to reinforce the efforts of farmers for enabling the enhancement in productivity and ensuring food and nutritional security.


    Dr. A. K. Shukla

    Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities
    G.B.P.U.A&T, Pantnagar
    E-mail: deancbsh@gmail.com

    Dr. Sandeep Arora

    Programme Co-ordinator, B. Tech (Biotechnology)
    Dept. of M.B.G.E.
    E-mail: sarora@gbpuat-cbsh.ac.in

    Dr. Gohar Taj

    Staff Counsellor, B. Tech (Biotechnology)
    Associate Professor
    Dept. of M.B.G.E.
    E-mail: gohartajkhan@rediffmail.com

    Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering

    The Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering is housed in a separate wing of the college and has 10 function based laboratories with elaborate experimental & research facilities in the areas of:

    • Immunodiagnostics
    • Signal Transduction
    • Animal Cell Culture
    • Plant Tissue Culture
    • Plant Stress Biology
    • Genomics
    • Proteomics
    • Metabolomics
    • Bioinformatics
    • Bio-safety and
    • Bio-resource & Bio-prospecting

    Pantnagar Biotechnology Program

    Pantnagar Biotechnology Program was incepted in the year 1988, under the faculty of Basic Sciences & Humanities and the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering as the nodal centre which has now completed 29 years successfully with National as well as International Recognition. DBT has supported extensively in providing quality human resource, creating infrastructure for Bio-informatics centre, strengthening research through various modes.

    • The Biotechnology program offered by the university is recognized at the National as well as the International level.
    • In order to meet the high demand of the biotechnology based industries, for trained and skilled manpower, the university is offering B. Tech course with Biotechnology major.
    • The objective of the program is to equip and empower the students to explore and invent biotechnology based career prospectus and employment opportunities.


    Lab Facilities

    Other Facilities

    • Asia’s largest in terms of size.
    • Fully automated system, self-check out lending machine and book drop.
    • Unlimited access to online journals.
    • D-space Digital Repository and E-learning portal.

    Central Computing Facility
    • Constructed under the World Bank funded project "Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme".
    • Equipped with around 225 terminals including graphic workstations and high end desktops.
    • It provides internet facility to students and staff of all the colleges, offices & hostels of Pantnagar University.

    Stadium & Auditorium
    • Acoustically designed, centrally air conditioned theatre with finest projection & illuminating technologies.
    • Seating capacity of over 1200.
    • National level sports complex with following infrastructure: Athletic Stadium, Football Ground, Squash Court, Badminton Court, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Gymnasium, etc.

    Our Other Activities


    • University has an independent Directorate of Placement and Counselling, headed by a Director that provides an effective placement services to the passing out students.
    • It provides effective guidance to the students for purposeful placement.
    • Manages jobs for the candidates in different government organizations, academic institutions, industries, banking and corporate sectors and to propose effective opportunities for further higher studies.
    • Prepare candidates for up skilling their capabilities and job seeking opportunities by way of organizing classes, seminars and training.

    Dr. R.S. Jadoun
    Director, Placement and Counselling
    G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar – 263145,
    Uttarakhand, India

    Phone: + 91-5944-233642 (O), 9456470344 (M)
    Fax: +91-5944-233473
    E-mail: directortp@rediffmail.com

    Procedure for Placement

    • Organizations are welcome to make a preplacement talk/visit, which provides an opportunity for the organization to showcase their corporate requirement and job profiles.
    • Prospective employer’s inmate the Director about their human resource requirements in various disciplines running in the University.
    • The Directorate there upon invites the bio-data of interested students and pass on to the prospective employers.
    • A mutually agreed date for holding interviews either at the university campus or employers’ headquarters is fixed and the candidates are directed accordingly.
    • For interviews held at Pantnagar, the University provides free boarding and lodging facilities to the members of the Selection Committee in the University.

    The Directorate of Placement and Counselling also coordinates and supports the companies / organizations for the assistance in,
    • Liaison with students before the visit.
    • Display of organizations’ publicity material.
    • Announcement of the avenues.
    • Collection of resumes from the students and forwarding them to organizations.
    • Delivery of company’s communication to the students concerned.
    • Arrangements for pre-placement talks, written test, group discussions and personal interviews.
    • Audio Visual facilities for pre-placement talk.

  • Right to Information

    Right to Information (RTI) is an Act of the Indian Parliament enforced from the year 2005, to provide for a practical regime for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities. This aims to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology being a Government Univeristy, is covered under this act. For RTI queries please write to:

    Nodal Officer, Right to Information Cell/ Director Administration & Monitoring
    G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
    Pantnagar - 263145
    Dist. Udham Singh Nagar,
    Uttarakhand (India)
    Phone: 05944-233360

  • How to Reach

    Pantnagar is about 250 kilometers from Delhi, 360 kilometers from Lucknow, 90 kilometers from Moradabad, 75 kilometers from Bareilly and 65 kilometers from Nainital by road. It is connected to the rest of world by the Delhi Nainital National Highway and the Bareilly Nainital Highway. A large number of state and interstate buses fly on these roads. Pantnagar Railway Station, on the Lucknow, Bareilly, Lalkuan section of North East railways, is about 4 km east of the University administrative building. Haldi road Railway station, on the Delhi Rampur Kathgodam section of northern and north eastern railways is about 3 kilometers west of the University Administrative buildings.

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    Persons coming from Delhi may board the Ranikhet Express and get down at Haldi Road Station where the University bus will be available for Internal transport. Else, they can travel by any bus plying towards Haldwani via Moradabad Rampur and Rudrapur, and get down at Phoolbagh, two kms west of the Administrative Building.

    Persons coming from Delhi may also use the Air services from Delhi to Pantnagar Airport. Flight is available on Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday from Delhi Airport as well as Pantnagar Airport. You can check the website of Air India for more details.

    Persons coming from Lucknow may board the Nainital Express and get down at Pantnagar Station where University bus will be available for internal transport. Else, they can travel by any bus plying towards Haldwani via Bareilly and get down at Nagla, near Pantnagar Station.

    Persons coming from Agra may board the Kumaon Express and get down at Pantnagar Station.

    Persons from far east may reach Haldi Road station by Howarah Kathgodam Express.