The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is an Indian government department, under the Ministry of Science and Technology responsible for administering development and commercialization in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It was set up in 1986.
The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) is a proposed regulatory body in India for uses of biotechnology products including genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The institute was first suggested under the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) draft bill prepared by the Department of Biotechnology in 2008. Since then, it has undergone several revisions.