Introduction

The Department of Biotechnology was started in the year 2003 with an objective of generating trained manpower in Biotechnology with disciplinary skills from Chemical engineering, Computer Science and Management Skills. Biotechnology is the application of Biology for industrial purposes such as development of vaccines, biomaterials, reducing toxic waste by using microbial or enzyme based processes, development of new drugs for treating emerging and reemerging diseases, development of newer diagnostic methods for diagnosis of human diseases, development of crops with additional productivity or added advantages etc.
 
The Research focus in our Department involves methods to reduce environmental pollution by using micro organisms, identifying the plant products which can be used to treat diabetes, fasten the wound healing processes; understanding the role of SNP in critical gene in the development of cancer; and monitoring and understanding the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The Dept. is supported by grants from the SERB, DST, DBT & CSIR .
 
The Dept. offers B.Tech. and M.Tech. Programs in Biotechnology, M.Tech in Medical Biotechnology and Ph.D. programs.
 
 

Vision

To be a key driver of economic growth by stimulating regional innovation systems. Become a hub for development of key innovative industrial products and processes leading to the creation of spinout, spin along and spin in companies.
 

Mission

Our mission is to advance knowledge of basic biological processes and apply our research discoveries to improve human health, protect our environment and enrich our economy. We strive to fulfill our mission by nurturing an outstanding environment of learning where students and faculty apply the knowledge innovatively to create useful products and processes for the society. We focus on excellence in research and teaching, as well as service to the community.
 

Quality Policy

Encourage intellectual curiosity

  • Give individual opportunity
  • Act with Integrity, Truth and Empathy
  • Make learning fun

Program Educational Objective

1. Pursue higher studies or be employed in biotechnology or related disciplines.
2. Be a successful entrepreneur in creating jobs related to applied science and technology.
3. Promote ethics, sustainability and environmental responsibility in their practice.

Student Outcomes / Program Outcomes

(a) Ability to apply the knowledge of applied science, mathematics, and science related to biotechnology

(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) Ability to formulate or design a system, process or program for biotechnological problems to meet desire needs

(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) An ability to identify and solve applied science problems including biotechnological problems.

(f) Ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility in the norms of the Biotechnological practice

(g) Ability to communicate effectively

(h) Ability to use the biotechnological education to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context

(i) Ability to recognize the need for and an ability to engage life-long learning

(j) Ability to gain biotechnological knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern scientific and Biotechnological tools necessary for the professional practice.

Courses


INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Research Labs

  • Centre for Herbal & Traditional Medicine
  • Microbial Pathogens Lab
  • Cancer Genomics & Cancer Biology Lab
  • The following Laboratories are offered for the Under Graduate / Post Graduate Students of Biotechnology
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For UG & PG Courses

Microbiology Laboratory

  • Microbial Technology Laboratory
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • R-DNA Technology laboratory
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Immunology Laboratory
  • Bioprocess Technology Laboratory
  • Downstream Process Laboratory
  • Bioinformatics Laboratory
  • Bioinformatics Programming Laboratory
  • Animal Cell Culture Laboratory
  • Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory
  • Mycology Laboratory
  • Genomics Laboratory
  • The equipment required for conduct of these laboratories are available in the Department.



Funded Projects

Dept of BioTechnology funded projects details

Name of the Faculty

Project Title

Dr. Rama Vaidyanathan &

Dr. C. Kamatchi

Mechanism of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, Funded by CSIR, Grant awarded 27.5 Lakhs, Period (2009-2012).

Dr. Rama Vaidyanathan &

Dr. K. G. Purushotham

Validation and screening for the identification of Inhibitors of Carbapenamase from Microbial Biodiversity, 33.16 lakhs, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi, India (2013-2015).

Dr. N. Sudhakar

To Investigate the Toll-like receptor signaling in breast cancer, Grant 24 lakhs funded by Science and Engineering Research Board under Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists (Period: 2012-2015).

Dr. Reena Das

Microbial transformation of Colchicines and thiocolchine by selected Bacterial strains, Grant 19 lakhs by Department of Science and Technology - Science and Engineering Research Board (Period: 2015-2018).

Dr. N. Sudhakar

Development of a diagnostic kit for early detection of HPV infection in Cervical cancer; 20 Lakhs, Funded by Department of Science & Technology (Period 2017-2020)

Dr.P.Thirunvukkarasu
Post Doctoral Fellow award by SERB, Govt of India

To conduct research on Isolation, Identification and Characterization of an antigastric cancer compound from Mangrove plant species Ceriops decandra funded by SERB N-PDF scheme (Grant: 19.2 Lakhs)




 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

RESEARCH IN FOCUS



AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

S.No

Name

Awards & Achievements

1

Dr. Rama Vaidyanathan

CSIR - JRF and SRF (1989 - 1994)

2

Dr. M.Deeca Raman

National overseas fellowship from government of India - 1980

3

Dr. Vijayalakshmi

UGC Fellowship obtained

4

Dr. Rajeswari Hari

Co-Author for the Siri Research Award for the year 2009.

5

Dr. N.Sudhakar

  • Senior Research Fellowship awarded by Lady Tata Memorial Trust at Mumbai, India during Aug 2004 - Aug 2006.

  • Qualified in GATE � Life Sciences Exam in the year 2002 with 78 Percentile.

  • Invited by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna for a scientific meeting to draft a project proposal in 2008.

  • Qualified in State Educational Test (SET) 2016

6

J.Johny Arockia Reena

Best Teacher Award 2007 (Mepco Schlenk Engg College), Sivakasi.

7

Dr.P.Thirunvukkarasu

Awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship from SERB N-PDF scheme under the mentorship of Dr.N.Sudhakar.

 


ASSOCIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
 
The Department of Biotechnology was started in the year 2003 with an objective of generating trained manpower in Biotechnology with disciplinary skills from Chemical engineering, Computer Science and Management Skills. Biotechnology is the application of Biology for industrial purposes such as development of vaccines, biomaterials, reducing toxic waste by using microbial or enzyme based processes, development of new drugs for treating emerging and reemerging diseases, development of newer diagnostic methods for diagnosis of human diseases, development of crops with additional productivity or added advantages etc.
 
The Research focus in our Department involves methods to reduce environmental pollution by using micro organisms, identifying the plant products which can be used to treat diabetes, fasten the wound healing processes; understanding the role of SNP in critical gene in the development of cancer; and monitoring and understanding the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The Dept. is supported by grants from the CSIR and UGC.