The department boasts facilities on par with western countries to carry out research in the field of genetic engineering, genomics, gene-editing, plant transformation, cancer, neuroscience, human genetics, metabolic engineering, etc. The laboratories and equipment in the Department of Genetic Engineering are given below. In addition, the students will have the access to several other advanced equipment such as confocal microscope, NMR, SEM, TEM, LC-MS/MS, MADLI-TOF etc from other Departments and Research Centers in the campus.

List of the Laboratories

  • Genetic Engineering Lab 
  • Molecular Genetics Lab 
  • Genomics Lab 
  • Stem Cell Biology Lab 
  • Bioseparation Lab 
  • Transgenic Green House (built as per the specifications of the DBT, Govt of India)
  •  Genetics Lab 
  •  MTech/PhD Research Lab 

List of the major Equipment

Automated DNA Sequencer (SRM-DBT Platform)

Illumina Next Generation Sequencer (NextSeq500)

Real-time PCR Machines

Gradient PCR machines

PCR machines

Gene Pulser

Gene Gun

Chromosome Karyotyping System

Phase Contrast Microscope

Anaerobic Glove Box

Anaerobic Fermentor



Gas Chromatography

Vaccum Concentrator

UV visible Spectrophotometer

Inverted Fluorescence Microscope


Microarray (SRM-DBT Platform)


CO2 incubators


Hybridization Oven

2-D Gel Electrophoresis System

Incubator (Static and Shaking)



Gel Documentation System

Laminar Air Flow Chambers

Walk-in Tissue Culture and Transgenic Plant Facility

Ultra-Low Temperature Storage (-20°C and -80°C) Facility

Biosafety cabinets (level II)