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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Biotechnology was started in 2001 and is offering B.Tech (Biotechnology) programme since 2002. The department has the objective to impart technical education and training in the broader area of Biotechnology to the aspiring students and make them skillful and employable by imparting technical skills required by the life science industries.

The Department is equipped with the state-of-the-art laboratories and has nearly 150 students and 9 faculty members. The department was approved by AICTE (732-52-394, EYET/2001 dated: 30.08.2001) and permanently affiliated to Anna University (Lr.No:467/CAI/Permanent Affln./2014-15 dt.18.11.14) and accreditated with National Board of Accreditaion(NBA), New Delhi.

In the present changing technological advancement in biotechnology arena, B.Tech Biotechnology programme is designed to prepare the students for successful professional careers in this cutting-edge area. This is a challenging task as it involves teaching diversified subjects in both biology and engineering.

The Department of Biotech has carved its own unique niche in imparting quality learning. With well-equipped separate spacious labs for computational biology, Biochemistry, Bio-processing, Genetic Engineering, Chemical Engineering and an Animal house, the department is producing 100% percent pass in the final year consistently for the past 4 years. The department functions with 1-Professor, 2-Associate Professors and 6-Assistant Professors. Majority of the faculty members are having doctoral qualification with expertise in Immuno Biotechnology, Genomics, Computational Biology, Nano Biotechnology, Natural Product Bioengineering, etc

DEPARTMENT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Department of Biotechnology has four Classrooms and one Smart Digital Classroom with Department Library and full-fledged air-Conditioned laboratories that include

  • Biochemistry Lab
  • Bioprocess Lab
  • Genetic Engineering Lab
  • Computational Biology Lab
  • Chemical Engineering Lab

The laboratories in the department are well-equipped with advanced instrumentation facility which fulfils the demands of the syllabus and research activities. In addition each and every lab of the department possesses indigenous and imported equipment. The complete program specific laboratory details are given below.


GENETIC ENGINEERING LAB

Lab Major Equipment Course conducted
Genetic Engineering PCR Machine (16 wells)
High Speed Centrifuge (10°C – 100°C)
Cooling Centrifuge (-8°C – 20°C)
Deep Freezer 170 L (-20°C)
Laminar Air Flow Hood –Horizontal
Gel Documentation System with gel analysis software
ELISA Plate Washer
CO2 Incubator
Electrical Balance (0.1 mg – 100g)
Digital Photo Colorimeter, 400-680 nm
Water Bath 1500W, 230V
BT-6512 – Molecular Biology
BT-6611 – Genetic Engineering
BT-6712 – Immunology Lab
BT-6212 – Microbiology Lab

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY – ANIMAL HOUSE

Lab Major Equipments Course conducted
Chemical Engineering Venturi Orifice and Rota Meter apparatus

Flow Through Annular & Straight Pipe

Heat Exchanger

Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger

Fluidized Bed Reactor

Pan Evaporator

Packed Bed Reactor

BT-6411 – Chemical Engineering Lab
Computational Biology Computers – 61

Dotmatix Printer – 05

Laser Printer – 01

Internet Speed – 12Mbps

UPS (10Kva) – 1

BT-6713 – Bioinformatics Lab
Animal House Incinerator

Balance

Autoclave

Project Work

BIO CHEMISTRY LAB – BIOPROCESS LAB

NAME OF THE LAB NAME OF EQUIPMENT COURSES CONDUCTED
BIOCHEMISTRY LAB UV-spectrometer – 1  

BT8261 – Biochemistry Lab

BT8512 – Instrumental Methods of analysis Lab

 

 

Fluorometer – 2
Fume hood apparatus – 1
Compound microscope – 3
Oil bath,max temp 300ºc – 3
Auto clave max temp 121ºc – 1
Refrigerator 175 lits – 1
Hot air oven max temp-250ºC – 1
Digital photo calorimeter – 1
BIOPROCESS LAB Fermentor(2lit)  – 1 BT8311 – Cell Biology Lab

BT6511/ BT8511 – Bioprocess – I Lab

BT6612/ BT8611 – Bioprocess –II Lab

BT6711 / BT8711 – Downstream Processing Lab

 

Ultra filtration unit – 2
Peristaltic pump(pp-20) – 2
Compound microscope – 3
Orbital shaker(24 flasks)  – 1
Peristaltic pump(pp10)  – 2
Shaker (0-270rpm) – 1
BOD Incubator – 1
Oilless compressor – 1
Laminar air flow – 1
Incubator – 37ºc – 1
Digital photo colorimeter – 1

Department Highlights

  • A well equipped modern and spacious laboratory animal house. All quality control facility to do experiment with swiss albino mice and Albino wistar rats.
  • Testing provision for pharma products, research findings, Immunological studies, microbiological aasays, mutagenicity and carcinogenisty studies, bio compatability tests, drug screening, Allergic assays and many other testings.
  • ANIMAL HOUSE FACILITY: INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL ETHICS COMMITTEE (1949/PO/Re/S/17/CPCSEA)The IAEC of Prathyusha Engineering College consisting of 9 members has extended the research facility by constructing the animal house and received an approval from CPCSEA on March 2017
  • The Department has the cultivation zone for oyster mushroom in a commercial scale. We have a sterile room, specially allocated for the mushroom cultivation. This mushroom cultivation will be a follow up activity by our department to enhance the entrepreneurial skills of biotech students

Achievements 

  • III year Biotech students won prizes in the following Technical Events held at SSN institutions Tech Fest “INVENTE 2.0” on 08.09.2017 and 09.09.2017
  • BRAINICS: 2ND PRIZE – Rs.1500 CASH PRIZE
    R.Rajeshwar
    2 K.Naveen kumar
    3. R.Vikram
  • SCIENTELLIGENCE: 1ST PRIZE – Rs.2000 CASH PRIZE
    R.Rajeshwar
    2. K.Naveen kumar
    3. N.Srinivasan
  • METTALINO : 3RD PRIZE
    S.purushothaman
    2. G.Hariraj kiran
    3. R.Vikram
  • TELLURIANS : 3RD PRIZE
    S.Purushothaman
    2. G.Hariraj kiran
    3. N.Srinivasan
  • N.Rajalekshmi, IV year, Department of Biotechnology attended an International Workshop on ‘Modern Biophysical Tools and Techniques’ at IIT-Bombay, funded by the Biophysical Society, Maryland, USA, between 11-15th December, 2017, along with 28 other students selected from all over the world.
  • J. NAVEENA, from IV YEAR BIOTECH got 91% ELITE WITH GOLD MEDAL in NPTEL- September examination conducted by IIT for the course “Introduction to R tool Software”
  • H.Harini, IV Yr/ Biotech, got 90 % ELITE WITH GOLD MEDAL in NPTEL- October examination conducted by IIT and declared as 5% of Toppers for the course “Cell Culture Technologies”

SHREE SIVARAMAYA MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR TOPPERS AWARD (View)

Academic Year No. of students received Scholarship Total Amount (Rs) Details
2017-18 13 1,50,000.00 View
2016-17 7 38,000.00 View
2015-16 9 30,000.00 View
2014-15 12 40,000.00 View
2013-14 9 36,000.00 View

List of MoUs

Academic Year No. of Companies Name of the companies Details
2017-18 1 Aaranya Biosciences, Chennai View
2016-17 1 Synkromax, Chennai View
2015-16 2 Abbes Biotech, Chennai

Life Teck Research, Chennai

2014-15 1 Medox Biotech, Chennai

Department Library

The department has a well equipped library with collection of book in various disciplines of Life Sciences like Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Immunology, Bioprocess Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Microbiology and also maintains project works done by the students.

No: of Titles                        : 255


UNIVERSITY RESULTS

Academic Year Percentage No. of University Ranks 
2017-18(ODD Sem) 100% Not yet published
2016-17 100% Not yet published
2015-16 95.12% 01
2014-15 89.19% 01
2013-14 100% 02


PLACEMENTS

Academic Year Placement Percentage No. of Companies  Details
2017-18(As on December) 96.55 06 View
2016-17 97.67 05 View
2015-16 100 02 View
2014-15 94.28 07 View


PROJECTS

Academic Year No. of Projects Achievements Details
2017-18 89 Best project award : 3

Best Paper award   : 3

Publications           : 11

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2016-17 90 Best project award : 3

Best Paper award   : 5

Publications           : 3

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2015-16 23 Best project award : 3

Best Paper award   : 5

Publications           : 6

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2014-15 20 Best project award : 3

Best Paper award   : 5

Publications           : 1

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PUBLICATIONS – RESEARCH FUNDS

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

Academic Year No. of Publications  Details of publications
2017-18 26 View
2016-17 3 View
2015-16 12 View
2014-15 3 View

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

  Academic Year   No. of Publications   Details of publications
2017-18   11   View
2016-17   3
2015-16   6
2014-15   1
2013-14   9

RESEARCH FUNDS

Academic Year No. of Grants Received Details of Grant
2017-18   1   View

PROFESSIONAL BODY

Professional Body Academic year Members No. of Activities Details
IEEE 2017 – 18 Dr. P. Dhasarathan

Dr.A.J.A.Ranjitsingh

Dr.M.Thenmozhi

Dr.A.Praveena

1
IEEE  2015-16 Dr. P. Dhasarathan

Dr.M.Thenmozhi

Dr.A.Praveena

 1
NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE MAIL ID
Dr. P. Dhasarathan Associate Professor, HOD M. Sc., M. Tech., Ph.D. 13 years hod.biotech@prathyusha.edu.in
Prof. A. J. A Ranjith Singh Professor M. Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. 42 years ranjitspkc@gmail.com
Mr. K. Cholapandian Associate Professor M. Tech., (Ph.D.) 10  years cholapandian.biotech@prathyusha.edu.in
Dr. A. Praveena Assistant Professor M. Sc., Ph.D. 4  years Praveena.biotech@prathyusha.edu.in
Dr. M. Thenmozhi Assistant Professor M. Sc., Ph.D. 4  years Thenmozhi.biotech@prathyusha.edu.in
Dr. S. Sathya Assistant Professor M. Sc., Ph.D. 1  year sathyas@prathyusha.edu.in
Ms. S. Divya Lakshmi Assistant Professor M. Tech. 1  year divyalakshmis@prathyusha.edu.in
Mrs. B. Ponjayanthi Assistant Professor M. Tech. 1  year ponjayanthib@prathyusha.edu.in
Ms. Joyce Hellen Sathya Assistant Professor M. Tech. 3  years joycehellensathyad@prathyusha.edu.in

 

Co – Curricular & Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Academic Year

Co-Curricular Activities

Extra – Curricular Activities

 

Achievement

Organized Participated Details Total no. of participation Details
2017 – 18 8 65 View 10 View View
2016 – 17 13 102 View 8 View View
2015 – 16 13 40 View 8 View View
2014 – 15 6 65 View 15 View View


VISION

We, at the department of Biotechnology, impart quality technical education of global standards to the students, making them technologically superior and higher caliber and ethically sound to serve the nation.

MISSION

  • To develop an exciting and supportive learning environment that transforms student’s research excellence and innovation.
  • To provide excellent teaching, practical and research facilities in the frontier areas of Biotechnology.
  • To focus on employability of our graduates and help them understand the needs of business potential in the broader area of Biotechnology and give our graduates a head start.
  • To coordinate the outreach activities with Biotechnology and related industries, participatory teams and research organizations to enhance personal and professional behavior of students.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVIES (PEOs)

PEO-I:

Our graduates will have the ability to excel in the broader area of Biotechnology

PEO-II:

Our graduates will exhibit both theoretical and technical skill in the field of Biotechnology

PEO-III:

Our graduates will have ability to apply the technical skills to make products of value which ensures the welfare of human kind.

PEO-IV:

Our graduates will develop ability to design the system, a component or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, legal, ethical, regulatory, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (POs)

  1. The graduates are expected to have ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, modern biology, engineering and biotechnology.
  2. The graduates are expected to possess ability to identify, formulate and solve bio-engineering problems.
  3. The graduates are expected to have ability to design a system, a component, or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. The graduates are expected to have the ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data to develop modern drug.
  5. The graduates are expected to have the ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern biotechnology tools.
  6. The graduates are expected to have the ability in apply reasons informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.
  7. The graduates are expected to have the ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts.
  8. The graduates are expected to have understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  9. The graduates are expected to possess ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams.
  10. The graduates are expected to communicate effectively.
  11. The graduates are expected to engage themselves in life-long learning.
  12. The graduates are expected to understand engineering and management principles and apply those to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team.
  13. The graduates are expected to indulge in the field of genetic engineering in order toproduce a recombinant DNA molecule with desired qualities.
  14. The graduates are expected to possess ability to separate the components obtained at the end of biological process.

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