Engineering is imagination emerged through the aid of science to a plan on paper! Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings jobs and home to men. It elevates the standards of living. That’s the Engineer’s highest privilege.
Biotechnology is a subject for those who are passionate about science and to all those who thirst for knowledge. Biotechnology has been running in our veins for centuries now. No other industry is better placed to enhance the quality of life and respond to society’s challenges of tackling an ageing and ever increasing population, healthcare choice and affordability, resource efficiency, food security, climate change and energy shortages. Biotech can and will pay economic, social and environmental dividends.
The department of biotechnology was started in the year 2002 with the mission of bringing a unique combination of skills and wide range of scientific disciplines. The department has well equipped laboratories to fulfill the university requirements and constant up gradations are made to keep up with the present day advancements. Students with innovative ideas are constantly encouraged and the department helps them to conduct their research work within the college, allowing them to use the department resources.
We have our own Society of Biotechnology, where various events are conducted monthly to enlighten the students regarding the various aspects of the field of biotech. Workshops are organized regularly to bridge the gap between academics and industries.
The department of Biotechnology has been winning the esteemed best outgoing student award consecutively since its inception in the college. The achievements of the students have allowed the college to attain national and international recognition. Our students have battled against many of their competitors and have been successful in being nominated for various scholarship programs including the prestigious Khorana, IAS-SRF and NCCS-DBT-JRF fellowships.
Our professors are the building blocks of the department. Our staff members are exposed to various AICTE sponsored Quality programs, UG refresher courses, and workshops held at various institutions in India to improve the quality of teaching. A few of our faculty members have received research grants from UGC, ICMR , AICTE and DBT the central government agencies, to pursue research in the fields of Diabetes and microbiology.
The department started its Post-Graduate program (M.Tech Biotechnology) in the year 2006 to provide a platform for the students to elevate their standards. The department has also adopted a nearby village (Bio-village) for providing urban amenities in rural areas by applying biotechnological approach.
We constantly strive to achieve excellence in teaching and research in the field of biotechnology. We put special efforts to amalgamate allied miscellaneous disciplines, so that our students achieve high level proficiency in the various sectors of Biotechnology.
Dr. R. Jayasree, Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology has obtained her Masters Degree in Biochemistry from University of Madras in 1995, M.Phil from Bharathidasan University and Ph.D in Medical Biochemistry from Dr.M.G.R.University and Research Centre. She joined the department of Biotechnology in 2008 and has an academic experience of 20 years. She has many national and international publications to her credit. She has presented more than 16 papers in international and national conferences. She is a life member of various professional societies of India. She is a reviewer of reputed journals. She is a member of Board of studies in various universities. Her current area of research is medical biochemistry and molecular technology.
Dr.Johanna Rajkumar, Professor and Dean of Biotechnology, is a M.Sc., Ph.D from the Department of Biochemistry, Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras. She has won several prizes including the general proficiency prize in school and was adjudged the best outgoing student in her M.Sc. She stood first in M.Sc among the University Departments. She was an athletic champion during her school and college days and has taught and guided several M.Sc and M.Phil students. Her research work was mainly on Artherosclerosis, Cardiovascular diseases and ulcers. She has done extensive work with various herbal formulations. She is a recognized guide of Anna University for M.S. (Research) and Ph.D. scholars.