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, MoES).
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.