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
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 111 Bachelor degree holders. 5 were first Rank holders and 23 Postgraduate University toppers, 10 under graduate toppers. 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 CLRI, Chennai, students are undergoing projects.
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.
|Scientist||Scientist Curator||Pharmaceutical companies|
|Agro-based Industries||Technical marketing executives||Food Industries.|
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.
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.
|1||Culture room||To isolate microorganism|
|2||Plant tissue culture room||To establish plant culture|
|3||PCR and UV Spectrophotometer room||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||Thermocycler||To generate more copies of DNA|
|7||Haemocytometer||To count blood cells|
|8||Glass column for Gel filtration||To separate biomolecules|
|9||Glass column for Ion filtration||To separate biomolecules|
|10||Teakwood chromatography||To perform chromatography techniques|
|11||Glass column for affinity||To separate biomolecules based on charges|
|12||UV tansilluminator||To visualize DNA bands|
|13||Laminar chamber||To perform microbial, plant and isolation techniques under sterile conditions|
|14||Incubator||To maintain culture conditions|
|15||Fermentor||To perform fermentation reactions|
|16||UV spectrophotometer||To check absorption and density of biomolecules|
|17||pH meter||To check pH of the media and solutions|
|Dr.J.ILLAMATHI||308BTUA01||Assistant Professor and Head||Click Here|
|Mrs. C.SUGANTHI||308BTUA02||Assistant Professor||Click Here|
|Mrs. B.UDHYA LAVANYA||308BTUA03||Assistant Professor||Click Here|
|Mrs.S. VINOTHINI||308BTUA04||Assistant Professor||Click Here|
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