About The Department

The department was started in the year 2016 with an objective of educating students about the promises and challenges in Biotechnology. It covers all major areas of modern life sciences including Cell &Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Plant & Animal tissue culture, rDNA Technology and Fermentation Technology.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: The students of Biotechnology can pursue careers in a wide range of areas like Biotechnology Industries, Pharmaceutical Industries, Food Industries, Research and Development labs of various Government & Non-Government organizations, Agriculture, Horticulture and Dairy Industries, Tissue culture labs, Healthcare data management & Medical Equipment Companies, Laboratory Chemicals & Reagents Companies.

B.Sc. – Biotechnology

M.Sc. – Biotechnology

M.Phil. – Biotechnology

REGULATIONS

 Classrooms

The classrooms are well modernizedthat includes everything needed for a pleasingatmosphere for learning. The classrooms are wide spacious with a dual mode of educations through whiteboard and a projector so a faculty can switch to different modes of teaching as and when required. This hi-tech classes enhance our professors to educate students in a way that allows make use of every available resource. Moreover, classrooms are also used for conducting seminars and departmental events based on the timings.

Coaching

Lectures are normally held for five days Monday through Friday in a week. The scheduled timetable for the various lecture sessions will be displayed on the notice board. The teaching faculty will generally provide guidance to candidates in the matter of selection of subjects for the study paper or project work.The University may revise, amend or change the regulations, scheme of examinations and syllabi from time to time if found necessary.

Industry Based Training

For students benefit, it has been compulsory to attend a minimum of TWO Industrial training programmes. At the end of the second year of the course for a minimal duration of 2 weeks. Moreover, they must attend another industrial training during the third year with a minimum period of 2-3 weeks of the course. Theirtraining or internship report will be evaluated by duly appointed faculty.

Discipline

Every student is mandatory required to observe the disciplined and well-behaved behavior both inside and outside the campus and not to treat in any action which will tend to bring down the prestige of the University.

Scope for Employment

  • Placementsin pharmaceutical &biotechnological industries
  • In well-established research institutions.
  • Higher Research in India and Abroad

RESEARCH

Research Activities

Faculty are dynamically involved in guiding students apart from their regular curriculum teaching, and constantly pursuing extramural funding from national and international funding resources such as the DST, DBT, ICMR, DRDO, TNSCST and other major funding agency.

Research Area

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Applied Entomology
  • Chemical characterization of bio-rational derivatives
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Medical Entomology
  • Integrated Pest Management

Research Supervisors:

  • P. Vasantha-Srinivasan, M.Sc., Ph.D., PDF.

Assistant Professor/HOD,

Principal Investigator (DST-SERB)

Specialization: Bio-pesticides and Toxicology; Applied Entomology

  • K. Amala, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Ethno-pharmacology, Botany

Funded Projects

S.No Funding agency Title Budget in Lakhs Status
1 DST August 2018 ECR/2018/000552 A cellular and molecular investigation of dynamic phytochemicals(andrographolide and plumbagin) in tobacco cutwormSpodoptera litura Fab. And their non toxicity against beneficial earthworm 26.69 Approved
2 TNSCST Multi-potency of dynamic phytochemicals quercetin and andrographolide against medically challenging dengue mosquito vector Aedes aegypti Linn. and agriculture pest Spodoptera litura Fab. And their non-toxicity against beneficial species 4.5 Applied
3 ICMR Expression Pattern Of Salivary Gland Proteins InDifferent Strains Of Aedes Aegypti (Lin.) Exposed With Silicon Based Nano-Formulation (Sinps) Of Dynamic Phyto-Chemicals. 22.25 Applied

DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Vasantha-Srinivasan et al. (2018) A novel herbal product based on Piper betle and Sphaeranthus indicus essential oils: Toxicity, repellent activity and impact on detoxifying enzymes GST and CYP450 of Aedes aegypti Liston (Diptera: Culicidae). J. Asia Pac. Entomol. 21, 1466-1472 (Impact Factor 0.980).
  • Vasantha-Srinivasan et al. (2019) Aspergillus flavus (Link) toxins reduces the fitness of dengue vector Aedes aegypti (Linn.) and their non-target toxicity against aquatic predator. Microb. Pathogen. 128, 281-287 (Impact Factor: 2.08).
  • Ponsankar, A., Senthil-Nathan, S. Vasantha-Srinivasan et al. Toxicity and developmental effect of cucurbitacin E from Citrullus colocynthis (Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae) against Spodoptera litura Fab. and a non-target earthworm Eisenia fetida Savigny. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04438-1 (Impact Factor: 2.38).

Vision & Mission

Vision

To produce higher caliber Biotechnologists to attain new heights in science and technology as per industrial needs and to provide leaders in the field of Biotechnology.

Mission

To progress the department to attain center of excellence in science and  technologies by providing best Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral programs and R&D activities within a decade.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

  1. To impart basic knowledge and skills of various aspects of biotechnology
  2. To train the students for industrial need and to pursue further education
  3. To inculcate entrepreneurship among the students so as to start their own ventures in the field of biotechnology.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMME

The Biotechnology program will tackle core subjects to ensure that they receive a solid grounding in fundamentals. Students will then specialize in the final year, making their choice from a wide range of options and research projects. Our biotechnology courses contain topics covering all aspects of the applied biotechnology industry, such as intellectual property and patents, commercializing technology etc.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

S.No PEOs PEO's
1 PEO 1 Ability to apply knowledge of  biology, science and technology
2 PEO 2 Ability to communicate effectively with biotechnologists, other professionals and community at large. The ability to explain the impact of engineering solutions in societal, cultural, global and environmental context
3 PEO 3 Contribute towards technological development through academic researchand industrial practices.
4 PEO 4 To produce research oriented Biotechnology graduates who will be employable in academic/Industry sponsored research and also who will be pursuing higher studies.
5 PEO 5 Ability to get employment in biotechnology and related industry and also to set up an industry.

Program Specific Objectives (PSO)

PSO1: To producegraduatesas an outstanding researchers or eminent scientist in the field of biotechnology and to generate unique products for social need with concern ethical statute.

PSO2: To sort the students to be an efficient entrepreneur to twitchbiotechnology companies and industries.

PSO3: To uplift the graduate’s more specifically in to research-oriented Biotechnologist and will be employable in academic/Industry sponsored research and also who will be pursuing higher research studies.

Events

  • Special Guest Lecture Seminar on “Translation of Research into Publications” by Dr. S. Karthi, N-PDF, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.

  • Awarded as a Invited Speaker conducted by 43rd Annual Conference of Environmental Mutagen Society of India (EMSI) and International Symposium on “Impact of Environmental Mutagenesis in the Human Genome” at VIT, Vellore, India in a broad topic of “Toxicological effects of chemical constituents from piper against the environmental burden dengue vector and their impact on non-target biomonitoring aquatic insects”.

Digital Learning

Students are benefited with e-learning through free online courses through digital platforms NPTEL & SWAYAM.