Promotion of Bioresource sector is high on policy agenda of Government of India. Bioresource has also been recognized as one of the key priority sectors under ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Startup India’ initiatives of Government of India, as it is one of sectors expected to contribute towards enterprise creation, innovation and economic growth. University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has immensely contributed to this dynamism through various policies and initiatives, establishment of innovation clusters, academia-industry partnerships, increasing capabilities for technology development, etc. The National Bioresource Development Board released a strategic roadmap for India’s emergence as a global bioresource innovation and manufacturing hub. It has also highlighted importance of human resource development and need for nurturing tailor-made human capital for advanced scientific research and entrepreneurship.

The Bioresources programme aims for the development of human resource with the entrepreneurship skills and to assess the potential of the region for the sustainable use of biological resources. As such the syllabi in Bioresources include courses that involve sustainable use of bioresources, exploration of bioresources for production of bioenergy and Biofuels, Biomedicine & Biocosmetics, Biocraft, Biofertilizers & Biopesticides, Bioprospecting, Bio-industries, Bio-business & Bio-trade, Bioresource management policies. The programme has been initiated in order to develop skilled human resource which can be capitalized so that the right mix of bioresources education and research with entrepreneurship skills can be realized for the socioeconomic development of the region.



  • To explore and assess the potential Bioresources (plant, animal and microbial) of Kashmir Himalayan region and keep the students abreast with the latest developments for making high value products useful to the society and the market.
  • To acquaint the students with the urgent need of bioresources conservation and management, besides to enhance the public awareness on conservation of indigenous bioresources and harnessing their potential benefits.
  • To educate the students regarding the use of eco-friendly technological tools for bioprospecting and to equip them with entrepreneurship skills for sustainable use of bioresources.
  • To collaborate with other institutions/organizations/universities at national and international level in furthering research pursuits in bioresources.
  • To create job opportunities for the pass outs in various sectors this will have immediate relevance to the socioeconomic development such as education, healthcare, biotechnology and bio-trade.


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Job opportunities are abundant for graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or bioresources sustainability. This expertise helps solve the world’s most pressing issues in the arenas of world hunger, human health, energy and environmental conservation. Discover how you can build a meaningful career that helps make tomorrow better.


Examples of career paths with a degree in BioResources include:

  • Bioresource Manager
  • Biomedicine and Bio-cosmetics expert
  • Bioenergy and Biofuel expert
  • Biofertilizer & Biopesticide expert
  • Researcher or Lab Technician
  • Plant or Animal Geneticist
  • Toxicologist
  • Environmental or Climate Scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Bioinformatic Data Scientist
  • Food Research and Development