The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2001 and offers a two year Master of Science degree in Biotechnology and later became an aided course in 2010. The main objective of the program is to impart high standards of theoretical as well as practical knowledge to students in various fields of Biotechnology. The department has a four member well qualified faculty from different backgrounds of Life science.
Several research projects, seminars and workshops funded by different Government agencies like UGC, KSCSTE, etc are conducted by the Department. We have a DST-FIST supported laboratory and contributes to social outreach activities like consultancy services in water quality analysis. Inorder to meet the requirement of industry and research community, a supporting infrastructure is provided through laboratory courses, projects, dissertations, and possible entrepreneurial ventures in biotechnology. Study tours to industrial units and research institutions are also conducted for students to get an on-hand experience of the real working environment and go beyond classroom learning. Over the years the students of the Department have secured the top five positions in the MSc Biotechnology program conducted by MG University. Many of our alumni are well placed in their career- as research associates working in international and national laboratories, doctoral degree holders, CSIR-UGC JRF holders, and part of industry and clinical laboratories.
The Department has all the basic infrastructural facilities needed for conducting teaching and research programs in different areas of Biotechnology. The department consists of classrooms with audio-visual facilities well-equipped Research laboratories, a special lab for Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Plant Tissue Culture. The instruments in the department include Real time PCR, Ultrapure water Purification systems, Gel Documentation System, Microscopes, Incubators, Shakers, High-Speed Refrigerated Centrifuges, ELISA Plate Reader, Gel electrophoresis, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Colorimeter, pH meter, Autoclave, Colony counter, Immunology Assay Kits, Distillation Units, Laminar Air Flow Chamber, Vortex mixer, Refrigerators, and Deep Freezers.