Recognised Centres

Biogas Development and Training Centre Biogas Development and Training Centre

The Centre set up under the aegis and financial support of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (No:10-18/2008-R&D/BE; MNRE and No:5-5/2014-BE; NBMMP, dtd 23.03.2010, Govt. of India), is a leading research institution in the eastern India with its wide range of extension activities carried out in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. The centre focuses on the R&D affairs in bioenergy and conducts awareness camps as well as skill development training courses in the rural locations of the designated states besides the on-the-field monitoring and inspection activities as per the guidelines envisioned in the National Biogas Manure Management Programme (NBMMP). Apart from these, the centre is also mandated to organise staff course and turn-key programme for evolving latest technological trends in bioenergy and execution of those interventions at grassroots level.

Objectives of the Centre

  • Facilitate qualitative research on biogas especially the initiatives directed towards enhancing biogas from kitchen and allied municipal biodegradable wastes apart from conventional source of cattle dung, and introduction of the output to the end-users of bioenergy.
  • Monitor the activities of state nodal agency (SNA; OREDA) along with supervising the operation of biogas based power generation units (BPGP) and monitoring the functionality of family-type biogas plants commissioned by the SNAs as a part of the major responsibility entrusted by MNRE to the BDTCs.
  • Coordinate with the SNAs in formulating skill development training courses and enabling them to achieve the desired targets allotted to the SNA for the construction of family-type biogas plants.
  • Study and develop feasibility reports of BPGP proposals and play an anchor in commissioning the same under its jurisdiction.
  • Organise short-term interactive workshop by inviting stakeholder from leading financial institution like NABARD, SIDBI, govt. functionaries & eminent scholars of biogas sector. The endeavour is intended to make biogas plants (domestic and commercial) technically feasible and economically acceptable in the country.

From the R&D perspective and innovative technological front, the centre is committed to lay its perpetual endeavour in evolving tech-savvy solutions to counter the hindrance surfacing in the bio (renewable) energy sector, at the lab scale.

Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) is a venture of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) team India consortium with a vision to provide affordable health care with discovering novel therapies for neglected tropical diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. The School of Biotechnology (SBT), KIIT University has been selected as one of the centre to engage in research activities on drug discoveries for Tuberculosis. This is a unique program in which even the students projects are sponsored by OSDD, CSIR initiative.

In this program 18 master students from School of Biotechnology are actively working on two projects under the supervision of Dr. Avinash Sonawane, Assistant Professor, School Of Biotechnology, KIIT University in collaboration with Dr. Debasish Dash, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, and Dr. Sulagna Banerjee, University of Minnesota, USA.

OSDD Centre at School of Biotechnology

OSDD Centre at School of Biotechnology

Project 1 : Elucidation of GlmU (Rv1018c) as Drug target
GlmU has been identified as one of the potential drug targets for the treatment of TB. In this project, we plan to mutate specific amino acids identified by Dr. Debasish Das’s laboratory, which are involved in protein-ligand interactions. We will construct mutants by Site Directed Mutagenesis and the GlmU activity of these mutants will be checked. These mutants will be deposited in OSDD Bioresource centre.
Project 2 : Identification of Surface glycoproteins as drug targets from Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome
Currently, several bacterial glycosylated proteins are known to play an important role in virulence. In this project, we are studying the functionality of some of newly identified glycoproteins with reference to the Mtb pathogenesity. These novel glycoproteins are identified by Dr. Sulagna Banerjee’s laboratory. We speculate that the proposed work will lead to identify the putative drug targets for the treatment of Mtb infection.

In addition, SBT is also involved in setting-up wet lab centre to carry out OSDD project work, which will be open to the students interested to carry out molecular biology, cell culture, protein expression and purification work under OSDD consortium.

Principle Investigator : Dr. Avinash Sonawane, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
Collaborators : Dr. Debasish Dash, IGIB, New Delhi
: Dr. Sulagna Banerjee, University of Minnesota, USA

Students participating :
Arpit Kumar Srivastava Faizaan Hassan
J.Sravanti Saptaparna Sikdar
Sweta Karan Sneha Singh
Aradhana Sarangi Chanchal Kumari
Vikas Singh Ishita Rehman
Nidhi Kumari Kuntal Das
Mrinal Kanti Chatterjee Mousumi Mohapatra
Akanksha Srivastava Ipsita Pradhan
Gayatri Pradhan Gautami Devi

KIIT Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI) is an initiative of KIIT University supported by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

KIIT-TBI has got the recognition of a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in 2009 by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Government of India under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology. With this it has become the first such TBI in the state of Odisha and one amongst the forty-odd in the country.

The venture is set up to facilitate economic development by developing and nurturing entrepreneurs to enable them to establish small, medium – business enterprises leading to creation of job, rejuvenate communities, commercialize critical new technologies and strengthen local and national economies.

Current Incubatees
Roboticwares Roboticwares deals in the fields of embedded systems, Software solutions & Web Applications, for developing real time solutions.
Hellodoctor24x7 Hellodoctor24×7 is an integrated health care management company (a health care KPO) led by young entrepreneurs from Odisha, based on the concept of e-health and telemedicine, aims to provide health care services at the door steps using modern information and communication technologies (ICT), like mobile phone and internet.
Innovadors Lab Innovadors Lab is a mobile based technology company specializing in providing mobile based solution which provides automation and gives security to daily life appliances as well as to protect homes, office etc from any unwanted situation or any hazard.
S.ON.I Security S.ON.I Security System is a company developing password protection software which helps in enhancing the security environment.
Legal Process Unit This proposed company would be an online legal service provider and Legal Process Outsourcing Agency.
Biopesticide Development The group is devising/formulating its own in-house biopesticide product for commercialization at a later stage.
Agrosense Agrosense is working on development of multi-parameter biosensors for soil testing.
Biologic India Biologic India is working on production of Probiotic Products and immunomodulators.
EDP-Odisha EDP-Odisha is currently engaged in development of STG (Standard Treatment Guidelines) and EDL (Essential Drug List) for use of Ayurvedic medicines.
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The KIIT School of Management(KSOM) of KIIT  has added a new feather to its cap by entering into an alliance with SAP University Alliance Program. Through the alliance, the KSOM and SAP UA will provide SAP education to MBA students so as to make them perfect IT enabled business graduates to work not only in SAP client organisations (around 85% of top global organizations use SAP) but also all other promising business environments meaningfully.

An US certified SAP consultant, formerly with the IBM and Deloitte, having twelve years of SAP experience from various Industries across the Globe, leads the COE-SAP at KSOM. The Lead and other faculties get continuous input on SAP through the alliance program and in turn provide MBA students with the latest SAP education .

Currently, the KSOM offers the courses on SAP-ERP in the form of EIS and ERP from its Center of Excellence (COE) for SAP to its MBA students, with the following objectives.

To make students

  • Understand and appreciate Business Processes, Information Technology and concept of BPR and ERP-SAP
  • Understand how business processes integrated with information technology through ERP-SAP can speed up daily transactions and provide better customers services.
  • Understand and map Organization structure, Master Data, Rules and Transactions of SAP MM (Materials Management) and SD (Sales and Distribution) modules.
  • Use SAP latest version ECC 6.0 for a case study – Global Bike Inc. in their Lab practice(as suggested by SAP)

In its perpetual journey of excelling in education sector, the KSOM promises to offer additional appropriate SAP courses as would be demanded by Industries in future.