The School of Biotechnology was established in 1986 with the financial support from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Departments of the University participated for teaching include Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry of IMS; Department of Chemical Engineering of IT, BHU, Departments of Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Statistics of the Faculty of Science. The core faculty of the school was appointed in 1990. At present Institute of Medical Sciences and Institute of Technology, BHU and other Universities & research institutions are actively participating in the school's multidisciplinary teaching program. The M.Sc. (Biotechnology) 30 students are admitted annually through a National level combined entrance test conducted by the Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology conducted by the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, on behalf of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. M.Sc. students are awarded with fellowship of 5000/-PM.