ENVIS Centre on Environmental Biotechnology at the Department of Environmental Science, University of Kalyani, Nadia-741235, West Bengal was established in June, 2002. This is supported by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, New Delhi. ENVIS was established in the year 1984 as a network of Information Centre. This center gives primary emphasis on the management of natural resources and abatement of pollution as well as hazardous waste management and also give emphasis of databank development about 'Pollutant Biodegradation' and its allied aspects.
This Centre is also a part of Sustainable Development Network Programme (SDNP) since the year 2005.
The major areas of understanding of this centre are :
= Environmental pollution abatement through biodegradation, biotranformation, bioaccumulation of toxins like organics, metals, oil & hydrocarbons, dyes etc.
= Energy management through production of nonconventional nonpolluting energy like bio-diesel, methanol, biogas, biohydrogen etc.
= Agricultural application of biofertilizer, biopesticides, or bio-organics of multiple uses,
= Recovery of resources from toxic or nontoxic wastes through biotechnological applications,
= Biosensor approach of pollution monitoring and several other allied issues.