The department of biotechnology was   sprouted in  the year 2014. 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.

Since its inception,the department has contributed a lot in terms  of  teaching,learning & research. The faculty members regularly attend international   conferences and seminars with in the country & abroad. The faculty members, post graduate students& scholars are  actively involved in their research .the research findings are published in  journals of high repute.

We have established a very good infrastructure such as separate lab for plant tissue culture, animal tissue culture,bioinformatics ,microbiology,  & biochemistry for UG & PG students.

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 spin-out, spin along and spin in companies.

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
  • Give individual opportunity
  • Act with Integrity, Truth and Empathy
  • Make learning fun
The department has an excellent track record in placement within India and globally.

Programs Offered

Programs Offered
Undergraduate Courses
  • B.Sc - Biotechnology
  • B.Sc - Bio Chemistry
  • PhD (Research)

Contact Us

Head of the Department,
Department of Biotechnology,
Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute,
Chennai - 600095

Ph.No : +91 44 2378 2176 Extn: 241
Fax no : +91 44 2378 2165
Mail id : hod-ibt[at]drmgrdu[dot]ac[dot]in