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Department of Bio-Technology - About the Department

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RESEARCH SCHOLARS, Mr.J.NELSON ABIMANYU & Ms.M.MANJUDEVI FOR  SECURING FIRST AND SECOND PRIZE IN THE EVENT OF PAPER PRESENTATION AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE  ON FRONTIERS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY,ORGANIZED BY PG & RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY,  NANDHA ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE, ERODE.
HEARTIEST APPRECIATION  TO  MS. RUBA DEVI OF II BSC BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR HAVING GOT SELECTED IN THE  SUMMER TRAINING AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (NIRRH),   UNDER THE PRESTIGIOUS “SCIENCE ACADEMIES SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME  2022”  ADMINISTRATED BY   IASC-INSA-NASI
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Genesis

PG and Research Department of Biotechnology was incepted in the year 1996 with Undergraduate programme and subsequently Post graduate programme in the year 2002 & Research Programmes in the year 2003. The aspirations of young students to learn the basics and applications of biotechnology are enhanced by the expertise of committed and experienced faculty members whose thrust areas of research include Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Microbial and Bioprocess Technology, Genetic Engineering, Genomics and Proteomics.The Department has been awarded with the prestigious DBT STAR College Scheme in the year 2013 and has also been supported under DST-FIST scheme for upgrading the infrastructure facility for PG teaching and research.The primary goal of the Department is to impart quality education, training, research and entrepreneurial capabilities among the youth such that they contribute to Nation building through quality science research, innovations and ventures.

Over the years, the department has blossomed as one of the best centers for imparting quality education to aspiring young students to grasp the basics and applications of biotechnology for societal wellbeing.

Salient Features
  • Curriculum focuses on providing adequate therotical knowledge blended with practical exposure with appropriate inclination towards curring edge research in biotechnology deemed applicable for the 21st century industrial requirements
  • Experienced faculty with multidisciplinary domain knowledge
  • State- of- the-art high end instruments, 24X7 access to lab facilities
  • Project based learning and case study analysis in collaboration with industries, R&D institutions  and Universities in India and abroad are implemented to enhance the knowledge base of students in the limelight of the current scientific developments.
  • Publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Funded projects obtained from various funding agencies such as DBT,IMPRESS - ICSSR,DST-TARE,DST-SERB and UGC.
  • Special emphasize on Bioentrepreneurship, product development and marketing
  • Alumni of the department have been placed in reputed positions in various industries, national and international educational institutions/laboratories
Thrust Areas
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Healthcare Biotechnology
  • Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Phytomedicine
  • Bioinformatics, and Structure based Molecular modeling and Dynamics   
  • Microbial Technology
  • Drug Discovery 
  • Marine Microbiology
  • Nano biology in drug delivery
Milestones
  • Inception of the PG and Research Department of Biotechnology in the year 1996 with Undergraduate programme
  • Introduction of Post graduate programme in the year 2002
  • Introduction of MPhil and PhD Research Programmes in 2003
  • Introduction of Revised Syllabi under CBCS from the AY 2004-05 and onwards
  • support  under DST-FIST scheme in the year 2012 for PG teaching and Research
  • Recognised under the prestigious DBT STAR College Scheme in the year 2013 for strengthening the  undergraduate programme
Roll of Honour
Faculty Name Designation Period of Services
Dr. T. Thangaraj Head Period of Service:1996-1999
Dr. M. Lekeshmanaswamy Head  Period of Service:1999-2001
Dr K Kalaiselvi Head  Period of Service:2001-2005
Dr P Loganathan Head Period of Service:2005-2007
Dr P V Rajashree Sasikumar Head Period of Service:2007-2010
Dr G Vivekanandan Head Period of Service:2010-2013
Dr R Subashkumar Head Period of Service:2013-2018
Dr V Bhuvaneswari Head Period of Service:2018-2020
Dr S R Madhan Shankar Head- PG Period of Service:2020- Till Date
Dr R Sathishkumar Head -UG Period of Service:2020- Till Date