D.K.M College For Women

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Department of Biotechnology / உயிரி தொழில்நுட்பவியல்

Department of Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a rapidly developing and revolutionary scientific discipline with its roots in biological and technological sciences. Modern biotechnology has a tremendous historical significance. Its emergence on the world scene was predicted at least four decades ago.

Year of Establishment
UG-Biotechnology
:
2005
PG-Biotechnology : 2001
M. Phil-Biotechnology : 2012
Scope of Biotechnology

Today's biotechnology consists of atleast twenty-five areas each area being characterized by the use of a different set of technologies. Some are listed below.

Genetic Engineering: Generically engineered microbes are today widely used for producing drugs and vaccines in large scale at low costs that are of great importance (human insulin, erythropoietin, and hepatitis-B vaccine). For example generically engineered plants that make their own pesticides or are resistant to weedicides - are already in the market.

Gene Therapy is in a way, genetic engineering of humans, which would allow a person suffering from a disabling genetic disorder to lead a normal life.

Tissue Culture of both plant and animal cells. Modern tissue culture technologies allow the multiplication, in the laboratory, of cells isolated from plants and animals. In the cast of plants, one can grow in the lab a whole plant from a single cell.

Department Highlights

The department has produced 148 Master degree holders and 244 Bachelor degree holders. The department shows significant interest in arranging guest lectures from reputed institutes in relevant fields. In connection with the academic activities students are taken toi an industry which gives them a good exposure. We have also singed MOU with Biotechnology 2020.com, students are undergoing projects.

Teaching Highlights

Teaching aids like OHP, power point, Models, Animated presentations are used to make teaching and learning process interesting and sensible. Students are trained to refer more books, journals and current research articles.

Career Prospects of the course are

The syllabus was designed keeping in mind the competitive job market. The students are intensively trained in the field with regular assessment.

Job Opportunities:

Scientist Scientist Curator Pharmaceutical companies
Agro-based Industries Technical marketing executives Food Industries.
Lecturers Research Scholar
Placements

Many of our students have held and continue to hold positions of importance in all fields of administration, business, industry and professions, and also in pharmaceutical companies. Some work as project assistants and some are pursuing doctorate degree.

Others

The department is well equipped with advanced equipments to fulfill the needs of academic and research activities of the students.

D.K.M COLLEGE FOR WOMEN ( AUTONOMOUS),VELLORE
DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
B.Sc., Biotechnology
Program Objective
  1. Develops adaptable students with a strong foundation in skills that are relevant to the changing world of biotechnology.
  2. Provides students with practical training in the skills and techniques of biotechnology.
  3. Integrates the laboratory and lecture components of the program through the use of an experimental approach to learning.
  4. Uniquely combines practical, hands-on biotechnology training with cutting-edge biotechnology research and teaching.
  5. students will be able to demonstrate and apply their knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology to solve the problems related to the field of biotechnology.
Programme Educational Objectives
  1. Provide robust rationale in core biotechnology courses to produce biotechnology graduates who will be employable in core Biotech/Pharma industries where they could evaluate and propose biotechnological solutions with economical and social viability
  2. Sensitize on environmental, health and bioethical issues, Intellectual property rights, professional ethics and life-long learning through application orientated activities
  3. To update, extend and deepen students ‘knowledge thorough a flexible, research-intensive program akin to academia and industry requirements.
  4. To enhance career opportunities in industry, clinical settings both locally and globally or as a preparation for further higher education through in–house state of the art laboratory exposures and outbound dissertation activities fostering Global Competencies among Students
  5. To enrich the global thinktanks with right mixes of innovative ability, existing policies at generating and safeguarding the product of their intellect, equipped with entrepreneurship abilities contributing to self and national development.
Programme Outcomes
  1. To provide basic understanding and knowledge on the concepts of biotechnology
  2. To make the graduates understand the quantum of science in their daily lives
  3. To apply the knowledge they gain through their course of study
  4. Graduates will be able to think analytically
  5. To provide them with competent Evaulation strategies
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Students develop global competencies in the area of basic and applied biological sciences.
  8. Enhancing the subject knowledge of students by using traditional and modern ICT based teaching methods and learning by doing
  9. To enrich students’ knowledge and train them in various branches of Biotechnology such as genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, fermentation technology, environmental biotechnology and tissue culture techniques
  10. To groom the students to meet futuristic challenges and national interests
Programme Specific Outcomes
  1. To bestow the students with all the research skills required to work independently
  2. To develop scientific temperament and social responsibilities in the students.
  3. To inculcate nature care by imparting knowledge of advance modern techniques
  4. As Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary course, empower the students to acquire technological knowhow by connecting disciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects of biotechnology.
  5. Acquire knowledge in students of biotechnology enabling their applications in industry and research
  6. To impart an ability to apply biotechnology skills (including molecular & micro biology, immunology & genetic engineering, bioprocess & fermentation, enzyme & food technology and bioinformatics) and its applications in core and allied fields
  7. To provide students with the concepts and research approaches for their higher career in the field of biotechnology and develop their scientific interest.
  8. To impart in-depth practical oriented knowledge to students in various thrust areas of biotechnology, so as to meet the demands of industry and academia.
  9. Development of various communication skills such as reading, listening, speaking, etc., which will help in expressing ideas and views clearly and effectively
  10. Imbibe moral and social values in personal and social life leading to highly cultured and civilized personality.

Syllabus

With effect from 2019 - 2020

SEMESTER - I
S.No Part Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
1 I Language Paper I   6   4 Tamil - I View
2 II English Paper I 6 4 English- I View
3 III Core theory Paper I 5 5 Concepts in biotechnology View
4 III Core practical Prac I 3 0 Concepts in biotechnology and Cell biology View
5 III Allied theory Paper I 5 4 Biochemistry View
6 III Allied practical Prac I 3 0 Biochemistry and microbiology View
7 IV Environmental studies 2 2 Environmental studies View
SEMESTER - II
S.No Part Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
8 I Language Paper II   5 4 Tamil – II View
9 II English Paper II 4 4 English –II View
10 III Core theory Paper II 5 5 Cell biology View
11 III Core practical Prac I 3 3 Concepts in biotechnology and Cell biology View
12 III Allied theory Paper II 5 4 Microbiology View
13 III Allied practical Prac I 3 2 Biochemistry and microbiology View
14 IV   3 2 Value education View
15 IV Soft skills 2 1 Soft skills View
SEMESTER - III
S.No Part Study components   Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
16 I Language Paper III  6  4 Tamil - III View
17 II English Paper III 6 4 English –III View
18 III Core theory Paper III 4 4 Immunology View
19 III Core practical Prac II 3 0 Immunology and genetic engineering View
20 III Allied theory Paper III 4 4 Molecular genetics View
21 III Allied practical Prac II 3 0 Molecular geneticsand Enzymology View
22 IV Skill based Paper I 2 2 Molecular Diagnostics - I View
23 IV Non-major Paper I 2 2 Organic farming View
SEMESTER -IV
S.No Part Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
24 I Language Paper IV 6 4 Tamil – IV View
25 II English Paper IV 6 4 English –IV View
26 III Core theory Paper IV 4 4 Genetic engineering View
27 III Core practical Prac II 3 3 Immunology and genetic engineering View
28 III Allied theory Paper IV 4 4 Enzymology View
29 III Alliedpractical Prac II 3 2 Molecular geneticsand Enzymology View
30 IV Skill based Paper II 2 2 Molecular Diagnostics – II View
31 IV Non-major Paper II 2 2 Kitchen & rooftop gardening View
32 Optional 1 Internship
SEMESTER - V
S.No Part Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
33 III Core theory Paper V 6 5 Plant & agricultural Biotechnology View
34 III Core theory Paper VI 6 4 Animal cell culture View
35 III Core theory Paper VII 5 4 Biophysics & biostatistics View
37 III Elective Paper I 4 3 Developmental biology View
38 III Elective Paper II 4 3 Bioinformatics View
39 III Core practical Prac III 3 3 Plant and Animal cell culture View
40 IV Skill based Paper III 2 2 Bio – business and management View
SEMESTER - VI
S.No Part Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
41 III Core theory Paper VIII 6 5 Microbial and industrial Biotechnology View
42 III Core theory Paper IX 6 4 Pharmaceutics & Herbal medicine View
43 III Core theory Paper X 5 4 Bioinstrumentation View
44 III Elective Paper III 4 3 Medical Biotechnology View
45 III Elective Paper IV 4 3 Environmental biotechnology View
46 III Core practical Prac III 3 3 Bioprocess & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology View
47 IV Skill based Paper IV 2 2 IPR & Ethics in biotechnology View
48 V Extension activity 3

M.Sc. BIOTECHNOLOGY

CBCS PATTERN (W.E.F 2019 ONWARDS)

Program Objective
  1. 1. To provide an intensive and in-depth knowledge to the students in diverse areas of basic biotechnology
  2. To impart knowledge and skills necessary to generate recombinant DNA and genetically engineered organisms
  3. To provide bioinformatics skills for biological sequence data mining
  4. To train the students to take up wide variety of roles like researchers, scientists, and academicians
  5. To provide the students hands on training for the technical review and literature search for designing research problems
Programme Educational Objectives
  1. To produce postgraduates with - advanced knowledge and understanding of biotechnology products and processes; higher order critical, analytical, problem solving and attitudinal skills (transferable) to meet expectations of biotech industry, academia, and research institutions or to take up entrepreneurial route
  2. To produce research oriented Biotechnology graduates who will be employable in academic/Industry sponsored research and also who will be pursuing higher studies and biotechnologists to work in biotech sector including pharmacy, food, agriculture, biomedical Work as techno managers, administrator or entrepreneurs and Pursue doctoral research degrees to work in colleges, universities as professors or as scientists in research establishments
  3. Graduates will be practitioners and leaders in their chosen field
  4. Graduates will function in their profession with social awareness and responsibility
  5. Graduates will interact with their peers in other disciplines in their work place and society and contribute to the economic growth of the country
Programme Outcomes
  1. Comprehensive understanding and knowledge on the principles and practices of biotechnology
  2. Skill to apply their gained knowledge in performing subject oriented experiments to solve biotechnological problems.
  3. Capability to identify, analyze and understand problems related to biotechnology and finding valid conclusions.
  4. Ability to design solutions for biotechnological problems
  5. Ability to recognize and evaluate Ethical/Social Implications of Biology
  6. An ability to function as individuals and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams (team work, practical, mini project and project) to solve problems related to biotechnology.
  7. Having a clear understanding of the subject related concepts and of contemporary issues and apply them to identify, formulate and analyse complex engineering problems
  8. Having problem solving ability- to assess social issues (societal, health, safety, legal and cultural) and engineering problems
  9. Having a clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  10. Having a good working knowledge of communicating in English – communication with lifescience community.
Programme Specific Outcomes
  1. Postgraduate students will be able to demonstrate and apply their knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology to solve the problems related to the field of biotechnology.
  2. Postgraduate students will be able to demonstrate and apply the principles of bioprocess engineering in the design, analysis, optimization and simulation of bioprocess operations
  3. Students will be able to gain fundamental knowledge in animal and plant biotechnology and their applications.
  4. : Students will be equipped to understand three fundamental aspects in biological phenomenon: a) what to seek; b) how to seek; c) why to seek?
  5. Student will be able to (a) Describe fundamental molecular principles of genetics; (b) Understand relationship between phenotype and genotype in human genetic traits; (c) Describe the basics of genetic mapping; (d) Understand how gene expression is regulated
  6. Students will be able to (a) To elaborate concepts of biochemistry with easy to run experiments; (b) To familiarize with basic laboratory instruments and understand the principle of measurements using those instruments with experiments in biochemistry.
  7. Students will be able to understand various facets of molecular procedures and basics of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics that could be employed in early diagnosis and prognosis of human diseases.
  8. Students will be able to gain hands on experience in gene cloning, protein expression and purification. This experience would enable them to begin a career in industry that engages in genetic engineering as well as in research laboratories conducting fundamental research.
  9. Apply the principles of molecular biology methods with emphasis on the application of recombinant DNA technology to animals, plants and microbial organisms

10. Manipulate living organisms and biological systems to produce products that advance healthcare, medicine, agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and environmental control

SEMESTER-I
S.No Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
1 Core Paper I 5 5 Cell and molecular biology View
2 Core Paper II 5 5 Biomolecular interactions View
3 Core Paper III 5 5 Microbiology View
4 Elective I Paper I 3 3 Bioinstrumentation View
5 Core practical Core practical I 4 0 Cell & molecular biology and Genetic Engineering View
6 Core practical Core Practical II 4 0 Biomolecular Interactions and Enzyme Technology View
7 Core Practical Core Practical III 4 0 Microbiology and Immunotechnology View
8 Self study (optional) Paper I 0 2 Evolution & diversity of life View

SEMESTER - II

S.No Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
9 Core Paper IV 4 4 Genetic Engineering View
10 Core Paper V 4 4 Enzyme technology View
11 Core Paper VI 5 5 Immunology & Immunotechnology View
12 Elective II Paper II 3 3 Plant and animal physiology View
13 Compulsory paper 2 2 Human rights View
14 Core Core practical I 4 4 Cell & molecular biology and Genetic Engineering View
15 Core Core Practical II 4 4 Biomolecular Interactions and Enzyme Technology View
16 Core Core Practical III 4 4 Microbiology and Immunotechnology View

SEMESTER – III

S.No Study components Ins hrs/week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
17 Core Paper VII 5 5 Transgenic Technology View
18 Core Paper VIII 5 5 Downstream processing View
19 Core Paper IX 5 4 Research methodology and Biostatistics View
20 Elective III Paper III 3 3 Developmental biology View
21 Core Core Practical IV 4 0 Transgenic Technology View
22 Core Core Practical V 4 0 Downstream processing View
23 Core Core Practical VI 4 0 Research methodology and Biostatistics and Environmental Biotechnology View
24 Self study(optional) Paper II 0 2 Neutraceutical and functional foods View

SEMESTER - IV

S.No Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
25 Core Paper X 5 5 Ecology & Environmental biotechnology View
26 Elective IV Paper IV 5 3 Biosafety , IPR & Ethics View
27 Core Core Practical IV 4 4 Transgenic Technology View
28 Core Core Practical V 4 4 Downstream processing View
29 Core Core Practical VI 4 4 Research methodology and Biostatistics and Environmental Biotechnology View
30 Project 8 5

The laboratory is well equipped with instruments like autoclave, incubator, gel documentation unit, laminar airflow, fermenter, PCR, Spectrophotometer, tissue culture lab is maintained with equipment's, Co2 incubator, tissue culture chamber.

S.No Particulars Purpose
1 Culture room To isolate microorganism
2 Plant tissue culture room To establish plant culture
3 PCR To analyse the genetic material
4 Autoclave To sterilize glass wares and media
5 Blotting apparatus To transfer from the DNA from the gel to the membrane
6 Haemocytometer To count blood cells
7 Glass column for Gel filtration To separate biomolecules
8 Glass column for Ion filtration To separate biomolecules
9 UV tansilluminator To visualize DNA bands
10 Laminar chamber To perform microbial, plant and isolation techniques under sterile conditions
11 Incubator To maintain culture conditions
12 Fermentor To perform fermentation reactions
13 UV spectrophotometer To check absorption and density of biomolecules
14 pH meter To check pH of the media and solutions
 

Unaided

Name Staffcode Designation View Profiles
Dr.D.CHARUMATHI 308BTUA01   Assistant Professor and Head Click Here
Dr. C.SUGANTHI 308BTUA02 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr. S. VINODHINI 308BTUA03 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.R.VIDHYAKALARANI 308BTUA04 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr. AMRITA ANANATHARAMAN 308BTUA05 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.T.JAYALAKSHMI 308BTUA05 Assistant Professor Click Here
Re-leaved Staff
Name Staffcode Designation View Profiles
Dr.J.ILAMATHI -   Assistant Professor Click Here
2021-2022
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Hands On Training Programme  20.04.2022 PCR and RT-PCR techniques and its application View
2020-2021
S.No. Name and Nature of Programme Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report
1. Online awareness quiz 14.06.2020 Save life, Donate blood View
2. Online awareness quiz 28.07.2020 Hepatitis B View
2019-2020
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. GUEST LECTURE 17.07.2019 Awareness Of Foldscopes In Identification Of Microbes In Food View
2. Guest Lecture 29.09.2019 Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Phage therapy View
2018-2019
S.No. Name of the Programme Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report
1. Guest Lecture 07.09.2018 Human Relationship And Interpersonal Communication View
2. WORKSHOP 11.02.2019 & 12.02.2019 Techniques In Immunology And Genetic Engineering View
2017-2018
S.No. Name of the Programme Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report
1. Hands On Training  Programme 14.07.2017 One day Hands On Training programme On Azolla And Spirulina Cultivation View
2.  Guest Lecture 11.09.2017 Gene Therapy View
3.  Awareness ProgrammeOn Blood Grouping 01.02.2018 Blood Group finder’s View
2016-2017
S.No. Name of the Programme Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report
1. Guest Lecture 07.09.2016 Trends in cancer immunotherapy View
2. 2 Day National Level Lecture Workshop 07.02.2017 & 08.02.2017 Analytical methods in Immunologyand Molecular Biology View