Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, a frontier discipline of modern science, has facilitated revolutionary developments in the fields of agriculture, industry, health and environment by genomic modification of animals, plants and microorganisms.

The department started its journey at the Science Workshop in 2001. After nine long years it was transferred to the fifth floor of Science Complex Building by the endeavors of the then acting chairperson (Professor Dr. Mohammed Nazmul Ahsan) in 2009. Since its establishment, GEB is renowned for successful conduction of academic and research activities where topmost candidates of A unit admission test get the chance to study.

Till now 15 and 14 batches have successfully completed BS and MS programs respectively. Many of the graduates are involved in teaching and research in home and abroad. They have also achieved great success in higher studies and research at renowned universities and laboratories worldwide. The diligence and dedication of the students and teachers here made the overall successes possible.

Currently this is a leading department at both academics and research. Among the facilities, there are one computer lab, one bioinformatics research lab, one seminar library with latest books, two well-equipped practical laboratories and three specialized research laboratories for advanced research.