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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
PG-Biotechnology : 2005
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 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 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

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.


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


B.Sc., Biotechnology


  • PEO 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
  •  PEO 2 – Sensitize on environmental, health and bioethical issues, Intellectual property rights, professional ethics and life-long learning through application orientated activities


  • PO1   To provide basic understanding and knowledge on the concepts of biotechnology
  • PO2   To make the graduates understand the quantum of science inn their daily lives
  • PO3   To apply the knowledge they gain through their course of study
  • PO4   Graduates will be able to think analytically
  • PO5   To provide them with competent Evaulation strategies
  • PO6   Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.


With effect from 2019 - 2020


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
2 II English Paper I 6 4 English- I
3 III Core theory Paper I 5 5 Concepts in biotechnology
4 III Core practical Prac I 3 0 Concepts in biotechnology and Cell biology
5 III Allied theory Paper I 5 4 Biochemistry
6 III Allied practical Prac I 3 0 Biochemistry and microbiology
7 IV Environmental studies 2 2 Environmental studies


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
9 II English Paper II 4 4 English –II
10 III Core theory Paper II 5 5 Cell biology
11 III Core practical Prac I 3 3 Concepts in biotechnology and Cell biology
12 III Allied theory Paper II 5 4 Microbiology
13 III Allied practical Prac I 3 2 Biochemistry and microbiology
14 IV   3 2 Value education
15 IV Soft skills 2 1 Soft skills


S.No Part Study components   Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
16 I Language Paper III  6  4 Tamil - II  
17 II English Paper III 6 4 English –II  
18 III Core theory Paper III 4 4 Immunology  
19 III Core practical Prac II 3 0 Immunology and genetic engineering  
20 III Allied theory Paper III 4 4 Molecular genetics  
21 III Allied practical Prac II 3 0 Molecular geneticsand Enzymology  
22 IV Skill based Paper I 2 2 Molecular Diagnostics - I  
23 IV Non-major Paper I 2 2 Organic farming  


S.No Part Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
24 I Language Paper IV 6 4 Tamil – II
25 II English Paper IV 6 4 English –II
26 III Core theory Paper IV 4 4 Genetic engineering
27 III Core practical Prac II 3 3 Immunology and genetic engineering
28 III Allied theory Paper IV 4 4 Enzymology
29 III Alliedpractical Prac II 3 2 Molecular geneticsand Enzymology
30 IV Skill based Paper II 2 2 Molecular Diagnostics – II
31 IV Non-major Paper II 2 2 Kitchen & rooftop gardening
32 Optional 1 Internship


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
34 III Core theory Paper VI 6 4 Animal cell culture
35 III Core theory Paper VII 5 4 Biophysics & biostatistics
37 III Elective Paper I 4 3 Developmental biology
38 III Elective Paper II 4 3 Bioinformatics
39 III Core practical Prac III 3 3 Plant and Animal cell culture
40 IV Skill based Paper III 2 2 Bio – business and management


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
42 III Core theory Paper IX 6 4 Pharmaceutics & Herbal medicine
43 III Core theory Paper X 5 4 Bioinstrumentation
44 III Elective Paper III 4 3 Medical Biotechnology
45 III Elective Paper IV 4 3 Environmental biotechnology
46 III Core practical Prac III 3 3 Bioprocess & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
47 IV Skill based Paper IV 2 2 IPR & Ethics in biotechnology
48 V Extension activity 3

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 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


Name Staffcode Designation View Profiles
Dr.J.ILAMATHI 308BTUA01   Assistant Professor and Head Click Here
Dr. C.SUGANTHI 308BTUA02 Assistant Professor Click Here
Mrs.S. VINOTHINI 308BTUA03 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.R.VIDHYAKALARANI 308BTUA04 Assistant Professor Click Here
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