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BioTechnology

The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2002 with an objective to acquaint and enable students to excel in the field of biotechnology. It offers both undergraduate (B.Sc.) and postgraduate (M.Sc.) academic programmes. The department has ten faculty members from diverse area of expertise and specializations and continuously strives to provide the quality education, providing an excellent academic cum research environment through its ongoing programmes. It imparts academic training for the students to make them competitive, confident, self motivated and to enthrall in higher studies. The department is equipped with good infrastructures with several instruments to support the current academic and research initiatives. It is also equipped with a separate library consisting of more than 1200 books and journals provided with internet facilities. The department has also applied for doctoral programme leading to Ph.D., which is expected in near soon.

VISION

The Department of Biotechnology, D G Vaishnav College is established during 2001-2002 with the aim of imparting quality higher education in Biotechnology.

 

We have the vision to improve the quality and quantity of manpower in the area Biotechnology.

MISSION

To get international and national recognitions

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To expand the scope of Industry Academia interaction towards commercialization of bioproducts.

 

To enhance funded research projects and publications on identified area.

 

To arrange 100% placement for Post graduate students.

Eligibility for Admission: For UG Biotechnology Candidates for admission to the first years of B.Sc., Biotechnology course shall be required to have passed Higher Secondary examinations conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu, or an examination accepted as equivalent thereto by the syndicate of the University of Madras. Aggregate marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology will be considered for admission.

 

Eligibility of Award of Degree:

 

Course of Study:

SUBJECTS OFFERED: For UG Biotechnology 

For the batch 2017-18 onwards:

Subject Name Sem Credits Theory/   Practical External Theory/ Practical Internal Max. marks
Language - 1 1 3 75 25 100
English - 1 1 3 75 25 100
Core - Cell biology 1 4 75 25 100
Allied Microbiology 1 4 75 25 100
Practical 1: Cell biology 1 3 75 25 100
Practical 2: Microbiology 1 3 75 25 100
Non-Major Elective -1 1 2 75 25 100
Soft skill 1 2     100
           
Language – 2 2 3 75 25 100
English – 2 2 3 75 25 100
Core - Developmental Biology 2 4 75 25 100
Allied - Chemistry 2 4 75 25 100
Practical 3: Developmental Biology 2 3 75 25 100
Practical 4: Chemistry 2 3 75 25 100
Non-Major Elective -2 2 2 75 25 100
Soft skill 2 2     100
           
Language – 3 3 3 75 25 100
English – 3 3 3 75 25 100
Core - Genetics 3 4 75 25 100
Allied - Biochemistry 3 4 75 25 100
Core Practical 5: Genetics 3 3 75 25 100
Allied Practical 6:Biochemistry 3 3 75 25 100
Soft skill 3 2     100
Environmental studies 3 2      
           
Language – 4 4 3 75 25 100
English – 4 4 3 75 25 100
Core - Genetic Engineering 4 4 75 25 100
Allied - Bioanalytics and Biostatistics 4 4 75 25 100
Core Practical 7: Genetic Engineering 4 3 75 25 100
Soft skill 4 2     100
Environmental studies 4 2     100
           
Core - Immunology 5 4 75 25 100
Core - Bioinformatics 5 4 75 25 100
Core - Microbial Bioprocess Technology 5 4 75 25 100
Elective  - Pharmaceutical biotechnology 5 3 75 25 100
Elective  - Marine Biotechnology 5 3 75 25 100
Core - Immunology& Bioinformatics 5 4 75 25 100
           
Core - Animal Biotechnology and Stem cell biology 6 4 75 25 100
Core -  Plant Biotechnology 6 4 75 25 100
Core - Environmental biotechnology 6 4 75 25 100
Elective  - Intellectual property rights, Biosafety and bioethics 6 3 75 25 100
Elective  -  Industrial Biotechnology 6 3 75 25 100
Core Practical 9: Animal Biotechnology & Plant Biotechnology 6 4 75 25 100

  Regulations

 

Eligibility for Admission: For UG Biotechnology

For PG Biotechnology:

 

A Candidate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the disciplines of Biotechnology,, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Genetics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Agriculture from this University or B.E/ B.TECH (Biotech), B.V.Sc, MBBS, BDS or an examination of some other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto shall be for the M.Sc Degree Examination of this University after a course of two academic years in an Affiliated Colleges of this University.

 

Eligibility of Award of Degree:

Course of Study:SUBJECTS OFFERED: For PG Biotechnology

For the batch 2017-18 onwards:  

Subject Name Sem Credits Theory/   Practical External Theory/ Practical Internal Max. marks
Core - Biochemistry and Biomolecules 1 4 75 25 100
Core - Microbiology and Immunology 1 4 75 25 100
Core - Molecular Cell Biology 1 4 75 25 100
Elective - Molecular Genetics 1 3 75 25 100
Elective - Developmental Biology 1 3 75 25 100
Core Practical - Biochemistry &     Biomolecules; Microbiology & Immunology; Molecular Cell Biology 1 4 75 25 100
Soft Skill - I 1 2     100
           
Core - Animal Biotechnology and Stem cell biology 2 4 75 25 100
Core - Plant Biotechnology 2 4 75 25 100
Core - Genetic Engineering 2 4 75 25 100
Elective - Bioinformatics 2 4 75 25 100
Elective - Marine Biotechnology 2 3 75 25 100
Core Practical - Animal Biotechnology; Plant Biotechnology; Genetic Engineering; Bioinformatics 2 4 75 25 100
Soft Skill - II 2 2     100
           
Core - Microbial and Bioprocess Technology 3 4 75 25 100
Core - Enzymes & enzyme Technology 3 4 75 25 100
Core - Environmental biotechnology 3 4 75 25 100
Elective - Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3 4 75 25 100
Elective - Advanced Molecular techniques 3 3 75 25 100
Core Practical - Microbial Bioprocess Technology; Enzymes & enzyme Technology; Environmental Biotechnology 3 4 75 25 100
Soft Skill - III 3 2     100
           
Elective - Research Methodology, Bioethics & Biostatistics 4 3 75 25 100
Elective - Tissue Engineering 4 3 75 25 100
Core - Project dissertation & Viva voce 4 5 75 25 100
Core - Mini project & Internship 4 4 75 25 100
Soft Skill - IV 4 2     100

  FACILITIES 

The department is equipped with state of the art equipments in independent laboratories for Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics (with updated softwares), Plant Cell and Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Culture.

 

Laboratory infrastructures in the department consist of a variety of major equipment such as GC-MS, HPLC, PCR, Hybridizer, Fermentor, Lyophilizer, Sonicator, UV-Spectroscopy., other than several minor equipments providing an array of facilities for both teaching and research purpose.

 

Department is enriched with separate library with more than 1200 books in different disciplines and has a collection of highly reputed National & International journal.

 

  Passing Minimum:

 

Classification of successful candidates

 

QUESTION PAPER PATTERN CONSISTS OF 3 PARTS :

Profile Picture Name of the Faculty Educational Qualifications Area of Specialization

Dr. R. Muthezhilan

Assistant Professor & Head

mycomuthu@gmail.com

M.Sc., Ph.D.  

Dr. P. Muthupriya

Assistant Professor

pearlpria@yahoo.co.in

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.  

Mrs. S. MeenakshiKannan

Assistant Professor

meenakshi.kannan02@gmail.com

M.Sc., M.Phil., SET.  

Dr. P.Indumathi

Assistant Professor

indumathi19121979@gmail.com

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.  

Dr. R.  Sumathy

Assistant Professor

sumathybiotech@gmail.com

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.  

Mrs. T. Yuvarani

Assistant Professor

uvamivi@gmail.com

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.  

Mrs. S. Mahitha

Assistant Professor

mahitha.selvaraj@gmail.com

M.Sc., M.Phil., SET.  

Dr. M. D. BalaKumaran

Assistant Professor

dakshinbala@gmail.com

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET.  

Mr. B.Prabhu

Assistant Professor

bsprabhuprem@gmail.com

M.Sc., Ph.D.  

Dr. K. M. Sucharitha

Assistant Professor

charusunder@gmail.com

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET.  

Department Achievements:

Ms. M.S. Sasikala and Mr. K. Parri Francis Vivek of II M.Sc Biotechnology has been selected for Student project sponsored by TamilNadu State Council for Science and Technology

The UG B.Sc. Biotechnology students have won the overall women’s championship in the annual sports’ 2017-18  at DG Vaishnav College.

Best practices:

Our students are placed in Academic/Industrial sector at various levels

 

The Faculty and students have participated in National and International academic events and published research papers.

 

Frequent Guest lectures by well known Scientist and senior Academicians were arranged to enrich the knowledge among the students.

 

Internship programme were arranged for students in Academic Institutions and Industries.

 

Scheduled regular visit to various industries to inculcate the student about recent research activities.

 

Active participation of department students in different sports events representing district and national level; rewarded with prestigious awards.

 

NCC Student from the Department represented at Republic day Parade at New Delhi.

 

Students were been motivated to participate in Social awareness programme such as International Coastal cleanup Program.

 

Our students received many prizes from various Inter Collegiate academic/cultural events.