Set up by BIOTECH FOUNDATION, a trust for promoting Education, Training and Research in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. INSTITUTE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING or IGE in short, established in 2003, to ensure quality teaching and research in Genetics and Biotechnology.The department of Genetics, Microbiology and Biotechnology was established in 2003 with a view to develop a Center of Excellence in Education and Research in Genetics and Biotechnology in west Bengal.
Initially it was started with PG courses (B. Sc. Hons) in Biotechnology and Microbiology with the affiliation of University of Kalyani in the 2003 and then Genetics and molecular Biology was started with the course curriculam, in the year of 2004.In the year 2006 the Institute joined WBUT and added PG course in Genetic Engineering along with above PG courses. Two batches have passed out with excellent grade and joined / placed in PG courses in various universities in India and abroad . Some of our Students has ranked in our local universities like WBUT, University of Kalyani and Pune University.