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S No. Schemes
1 Human Resource Development (HRD)

New Post Graduate M.Sc./M.Tech Teaching programmes in gap areas; continuation of Star College Scheme, Fellowships and PG courses; All activities of biotechnology popularization.
2 Programme for Promotion of Excellence

Progress of existing Centers of Excellence will be reviewed and the leads will be pursued further towards achieving translational goals; more Centers for Excellence will be established around national priorities in life science and biotechnology and to support and strengthen technology management capacity in Universities and Institutions.
3 Biotech Facilities

Continue support to major service facilities and universities under BUILDER programme; Development and implements AGRI-BUILDER programme for strengthening research and education in collaboration with ICAR; and implement programme on biological reagents R&D and production.
4 Bio-Informatics

BTISnet activities will be continued; Bioinformatics service units will be established for doing high throughput genomics and proteomics activities; Mission mode R&D projects; new network projects and R&D projects will be initiated.
5 Research & Development

R&D projects under the following will be continued :-

a) Agriculture Biotechnology;
b) Bioresource Development & Utilisation;
c) Basic Research & Emerging Areas;
d) Medical Biotechnology;
e) Vaccine Research & Development;
f) Human Genetics & Genomics;
g) Environmental Biotechnology;
h) Animal Biotechnology;
i) Aquaculture & Marine Biotechnology;
j) Nano-Biotechnology;
k) Stem cell research;
l) Bioengineering;
m) Food & Nutrition Science & Technology;
n) Bioprocessing and Scale-up Biotechnology;
o) Biosafety Research and p) Re-entry R&D projects.
6 Grand Challenge Programme

The ongoing Grand Challenge Programme on vaccines, microbial prospecting, science & technology for safe pregnancy, metabolic diseases - prediction, diagnosis, cure; molecular breeding for food security and climate change and agriculture productivity will be continued and strengthened.
7 International Coorperation

The broad areas of collaboration would be human resource development, agriculture and food, medical and healthcare, molecular biology, bioinformatics and computational biology, industrial collaboration. Focus would be on strengthening the capabilities of the country in the area of systems biology, stem cell research and vaccines and diagnostics. Besides ongoing programmes, new projects will be undertaken with Finland, Canada, Germany, Norway, U.K., Netherland and other developing countries. The Indo-Swiss programme in biotechnology will be continued with new thrust on climate change.
8 Biotechnology for Societal Development
9 Support to Autonomous R & D Institutions

Under the administrative control of the Department, there are 14 autonomous institutions for which assistance is being given. The institutions are as follows:-

1. National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi
2. National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
3. Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad
4. National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar
5. National Institute for Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
6. Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal
7. Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar
8. Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad
9. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram
10.UNESCO Regional Centre for Education and Training in Biotechnology, Faridabad
11.National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute and Bioprocesing Unit, Mohali
12.Institute of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru
13.National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani, West Bengal
14.National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad
10 I & M Sector

The schemes vis-a-vis : Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI); Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP); Support to Biotech Industrial Parks and Expanding the Industry Innovation Funding Schemes beyond SBIRI and BIPP schemes.
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