From the Desk of Prof. Dr. Vidya Niranjan, HoD (Biotechnology)
The programs offered by the department are the most sought after ones by Common Entrance Test (conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority) top rank holders and other aspirants from across the country. All the three programs are outcome based, structured to meet the needs of Industry and Research. The program contents are upgraded with the involvement of industry and reputed research institutions.
A Premier Department in Biotechnology Education, Research and Innovation with a Focus on Sustainable Technologies for the Benefit of Society and Environment.
To meet out the demands of global biotechnology industries, curriculum has been designed to offer various courses in specialized modules such as Industrial Biotechnology, Food & Agricultural Biotechnology, Health and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Informatics.
Academic Programs offered
Curriculum: 2016 Scheme [Click here]
Curriculum: 2018 Scheme:[Click here]
Curriculum: 2021 Scheme:[Click Here]
Program Educational Objectives:
Apart from teaching, faculty are involved in active research in the core or interdisciplinary domain. Currently the department has 13 ongoing and 9 research projects have been completedfrom DBT, DST, AICTE, UGC, KCTU, VTU, VGST, NMFP-MOFPI and KSCST.The Faculty of the Department has also received seed money to pursue interdisciplinary research from TEQIP (COE-1.2.1). In addition Department have consultancy projects from various industries.Students of both UG and PG are motivated to take up interdisciplinary research. Specialized Research facilities have been created for both faculty and students.
Specialized Research facilities of the Department:
Animal Cell culture: Clean room, CO2 incubator, Inverted microscope, Vertical Laminar Air flow, Fluorescent Microscope, Deep freezer (-860 C).
Plant Biotechnology: Plant growth room, Horizontal Air flow, Climate controlled Green House, Deep Freezer (-200C), Double distillation unit, Temperature controlled orbital shaker, Soxhlet apparatus.
Instrumentation/Analytical Equipments - High performance liquid chromatography, Atomic absorption Spectrophotometer, Gas Chromatography, Microwave digester, Rotary evaporator, Lyophilizer, UV vis Spectrophotometer.
Genetic engineering and Molecular biology:Bioanalyzer, Thermal cycler (PCR), Gel Documentation, UV transilluminator, High speed refrigerated centrifuge, Autoclaves, Ultra pure water system.
Downstream and recovery of products:100 lts fermenter, Pressure process analyzer, Temperature process analyzer, Flow process analyzer, vacuum tray dryer, Tangential flow filtration unit, Dead end filtration unit.
Computational Biology: The department has well organised Computational biology laboratory with adequate number of computer systems. Department has also having access to the GPU based High Performance Computing infrastructure for the Big data anytics used for High Throughput Virtual Screening, Next Genration Sequencing(NGS) data analysis, Computational Genomics and Proteomics. The computer lab in the department is also used for programming courses and reserach projects. Since many of the software used for Computational Biology are available as web interfaces, but still many of the software are available as standalone tools, hence department is having Schrondinger software, which is mainly used in Compuatational Genmics and Proteomics rsearch.
Specialized Research areas in the Department
Domain areas in which Training & consultancy offered:-
The students of biotechnology department have employment opportunities in wider sectors viz., biotechnology industries, pharmaceutical industries, chemical process industries, agriculture related industries, breweries, informatics, business analysts, software testing, environmental testing laboratories, etc.
Active Innovative Student club:-
BIOSKEN -The Department’s Student chapter started in 2003 regularly organizes technical and co- curricular events in the name of Helix.
The CELL WALL is the technical magazine displaying recent scientific/technical research and innovation Weekly.
Outline of the Course Structure:
Distribution of UG courses for 2016 autonomous scheme
Distribution of UG courses for 2018 autonomous scheme
Distribution of UG courses for 2021 autonomous scheme