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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Biotechnology has designed a multi-disciplinary curriculum, supported by the infrastructure, research and development (R&D) activities. The department has established core service laboratories with generous infrastructural and financial support from the university with provision for regular up-gradation. The department has been successful in obtaining grants from the Govt. of India including Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF).

The Department has six staff with doctorate degree from various specialized fields of Biotechnology, viz. Plant Tissue culture, Human Molecular and Microbial Genetics, Environmental Science, Cancer Biology and Biochemistry. The members have excellent records of paper publication in national and international journals with high impact factors.

The department encourages co-curricular activities by organizing frequent workshops, seminars and guest lectures of national and international repute to promote interaction and to identify areas of mutual interests. The department has also helped the students to link with reputed research Institutions like University of Madras, Central Leather Research Institute (MoU executed), Central Institute of Brackish water Aquaculture and Apollo hospitals Pvt Ltd, Life cell, King Institute, Institute of Basic Medical Research (MoU executed).

The Department extends its expertise by offering consultancy services for developing green environment by distributing seeds and saplings, teaching the technique of mushroom culture and Vermicomposting. Medical camps are organized to create awareness against dreadful diseases like Cancer, hypertension and Diabetes.

Our students participated and bagged several prizes for the Best Poster in National and International seminars, symposia, conferences and technical quiz programmes conducted by various institutions. Our Alumni are placed in various leading companies and some of them pursue higher studies in National and International Universities.

COURSES OFFERED

S. No. Programme (UG/PG/ M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Integrated Masters; Integrated Ph.D.,)
Specialization Mode (Regular / Part-Time)
1 Under Graduate B.Tech-Biotechnology Full Time
2 Post Graduate M.Tech -Biotechnology Full Time & Part Time
3 Ph.D. Ph.D (Biotechnology ) Full Time

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES

THE LIST OF MAJOR EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE IN UG LABS

(i) BIOCHEMISTRY AND INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LAB (UG Lab)

  • Fume Hood Exhaust
  • Colorimeter
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Centrifuge
  • pH Meter
  • Turbidity Meter
  • Conductivity Meter
  • DO Meter

(ii)MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING LAB (UG Lab)

  • Laminar Air Flow
  • Digital Incubator
  • Labomed Advanced Microscope
  • Cooling Microcentrifuge
  • Gel Electrophoresis Unit – Vertical and Horizontal
  • Blotting Apparatus – Southern and Western
  • Gel Documentation System
  • UV Transilluminator
  • Thermocycler

(iii) IMMUNOLOGY AND BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING LAB (UG Lab)

  • Laminar Air Flow
  • Digital Incubator
  • Labomed Advanced Microscope
  • Cooling Microcentrifuge
  • Gel Electrophoresis Unit – Vertical and Horizontal
  • Blotting Apparatus – Southern and Western
  • ELISA Reader and Washer
  • Fluorescence Microscope

(iv) BIO-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB (UG Lab)

  • Fume Hood Exhaust
  • Soxhlet Extraction Mantle
  • Oil Bath setup
  • Milli-Q Water Purification system

FACULTY DETAILS

S.NO NAME DESIGNATION
1 Dr. R. Devika Professor / Head
2 Dr. B. Prabasheela Associate Professor
3 Dr. S. Chozhavendhan Associate Professor
4 Dr.R. Subbiaya Associate Professor
5 Ms. A. Nirmala Assistant Professor (Gr. II)
6 Dr. S. Vinoth Assistant Professor (Gr. I)
7 Dr. R. Karthigadevi Assistant Professor (Gr. I)

EVENTS

Lecture cum Demonstration on “Balanced Diet” 11th March 2013 By Mrs. Gajalakshmi, Consumer Service Executive Nestle India Limited, Chennai. For Staff and Students of R. C. St. Joseph’s High School, Koothavakkam, Kancheepuram Distrist.

Lecture Cum Demonstration on “Consumer Protection, Food Adulteration and Food Safety” at R. C. St. Jospeh’s High School, Koothavakkam, Kancheepuram District on 5th August, 2014.

School students visited our college. Our staff members and students Demonstrated the recent Biotech techniques included in our regular Practical.

Hygiene and Defecation Awareness, Blood test, Vermicomposting at Perumalcheri

INDUSTRIAL VISIT to Mediclone Biotech Pvt. Ltd.,

Industrial Visit To IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Industrial visit to National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai

Industrial visit to Mediclone Biotech Pvt.Ltd.

International Conference on Recent Strategies in Biotechnology and Biosciences 2017

S.No. MoU between Department of Biotechnology, AVIT and Year of MoU
1 Institute of Basic Medical Research, T. Nagar , Chennai. (DSIR recognized Institute) 2013
2 ARMATS Biotek, Guindy, Chennai. 2015
3 Micro Therapeutic Research lab PVT, No.50/51,Balaji Nagar, 3RD street, Padi, Cheenai. 2016
4 Satsang Research Institute New No-17, Old No.14,Ashoka Nagar, Arumbakkam, Chennai-600 106 2016
5 Baba Clinical and Genomic Research Centre , TICEL Biopark –II, No-5, CSIR road, BTCIF First floor, Taramani, Chennai-600 113. 2017
6 Aranya Bioscience Pvt, SIPCOT IT Park, Navaloor, Kanchipuram (Dt) 2017