The Department of Biotechnology was founded in 2018 with a vision to make an impact through research and technology-based training. The department has teaching and research programs that encompass various basic and applied aspects of modern biotechnology. The department is successfully running undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs. The scheme of courses has been designed keeping the demand trend in mind. A conscious effort has been made so that the curriculum of each program integrates courses of biological sciences and engineering with relevant laboratory programs and a compulsory research project of variable duration. The main objective of the Department is to provide academic training and conduct research in the interdisciplinary areas of biotechnology with particular emphasis on extending the knowledge generated from these studies towards the development of technologies of commercial significance.

Undergraduate Programme: B.Sc. Biotechnology

Eligibility: Candidates seeking admission to B.Sc in Biotechnology should have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the mandatory subjects from a recognized board.

Duration: 3 years

No of seats: 60

Postgraduate Programmes: M.Sc. Biotechnology

Eligibility: The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in either Physics, Biological Sciences, or in any other related discipline, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

Duration: 2 years

The infrastructure facilities have been stepped up to match the standards of international research laboratories. All the basic infrastructural facilities needed for conducting teaching and research programs in different areas of Biotechnology have been developed in the department. The department consists of classrooms with audio-visual facilities well-equipped Research laboratories, a special lab for Animal Tissue Culture, Plant Tissue Culture, and microbiology, Microbial technology. The instruments in the Department include PCR, Soxhlet apparatus, Digital Gel Documentation System, Digital microscopes, Incubators, Shaker, High-Speed Refrigerated Centrifuges, ELISA Plate Readers, Gel electrophoresis, Uv-Vis Spectrophotometer, Calorimeter, pH meter, Autoclave, Colony counter, Immunology Assay Kits, Distillation Units, Laminar Air Flow Chamber, Vortex mixer, Refrigerators, and Deep Freezers.

Co-Curricular Activities

The Department of Biotechnology of Rathinam college of arts and science is an active scientific group and the activities of the department are planned and executed by the students with the guidance and support of the staff members. The department regularly organizes special lectures by eminent scientists and industrialists from India and abroad. Many seminars, symposia, conferences, and workshops are regularly organized in the department to expose the students to the latest developments in the subject area. The students are also taken to leading industries and laboratories on field trips and study tours. Webinars with Eminent scientists from abroad as the speaker are conducted regularly in our Department. This also expands the exposure level of our students and allows them to know the kind of research in laboratories abroad.

Outreach Activities

National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Cadet Corps (NCC) are part of the curriculum in the undergraduate courses and the students choose one of these to carry out service-oriented activities. As part of the outreach activities, the students organize medical camps, test the blood groups of members of the society, and conduct social awareness cleaning campaigns in the villages.

Placements

For the placement, we guide students for the interview vocally as well as mentally. We also guide them for each step to get successfully placed on campus. We also conduct tests and different programs two years before the course completion to groom students for placement.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The salient findings of the research activities of the department are published in leading peer-reviewed journals and students have participated and presented in various international and national conferences and other scientific meets.

Name of the Faculty Qualification Experience Specialization Designation Official Email ID Papers Handled
Dr.C.KANAGARAJ MSc., MBA., PhD Industry 3 yrs, Academic – 7 yrs Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Assistant Professor & Head [email protected] Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics
Mrs. B.MOHANAPRIYA MSc., MPhill., PGDPTC., (Ph.D) Industry – 4yrs, Academic – 2 yrs Nanotechnology, Genetics, Food Biotechnology Assistant Professor [email protected] Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Microbiology, Genetics
Mr.R.ARAVINDH MSc., (Ph.D) Academic – 1 year Plant Biotechnology, Microbiology Assistant Professor [email protected] Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Molecular Biology
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