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The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2020 and has a strong multidisciplinary research and teaching foundation in Biotechnology. It conducts joint research with other Institute departments as well as other local and foreign institutes. The department recently established a cutting-edge center for biotechnology research.

B.Tech. in Biotechnology program at Rathinam Technical Campus is designed to foster and teach individuals with a passionate interest in research and the bio-industry to tackle the current challenges of biotech research/industry. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental and practical understanding of  vital biotechnology disciplines, as well as specialized sectors through specific programs in  Medical and Nano-biotechnology. “In addition, optional courses from different fields will give students with interdisciplinary experience. Hands-on laboratory training, along with the mini project components to be completed in-house/other R&D institutes/industries, will provide students with the skills needed in today’s job market, both in academia and in industry, upon completion of the program.

Bio incubation hub( Bio-i-hub) is the highlight of our department that uses innovation technologies to promote strategic areas with a high capacity to transform and impact people’s Sustainable development goals. The Center’s prime goal is to foster and accelerate cutting-edge biotechnological product developments by providing a wide variety of assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs working at the confluence of bioscience and technology.

The department currently offers

  • Tech in Biotechnology (Regular – 4 Years)

VISION

The Vision of the department is to produce globally competent professionals for the benefit of society by promoting research, providing the required training and atmosphere necessary to achieve academic excellence.

Mission

  • To inculcate technical knowledge in the different areas of biotechnology
  • To provide training in various fields of technology and research
  • To promote research and develop innovative products for the well-being of society
  • Establish mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, alumni, local, state, and central governments by public service assistance and collaborative research.

program educational objectives

This program will enable Biotechnology graduates

PEO1 To apply knowledge across the disciplines and in emerging areas of biotechnology for higher studies, research, employability, and product development.
PEO2 To develop communication skills, a sense of responsibility to protect the environment, ethical conduct towards their profession, and commitment to serve society.
PEO3 To possess academic excellence, managerial skills, leadership qualities, and understand the need for lifelong learning for a prosperous professional career.

 

program outcomes

PO1 Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO2 Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO3 Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO4 Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5 Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO6 The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual
knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO7 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO8 Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and
responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO9 Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO10 Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO11 Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding
of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO12 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

PSO1 Higher education preparedness: Demonstrate an ability to appear for National level examination to pursue higher studies. Demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge essential for pursuing higher studies.
PSO2 Biotechnology industry-oriented preparedness: Demonstrate an ability to identify careers in biotechnology, domain like Pharmaceutical, Food Industry etc, and skills required to work in a biotechnology laboratory or manufacturing facility.
Opportunities

Biotechnology is perceived as a revolution throughout the world. Through Research and Development (R & D), have developed and are continuing to develop cures for diseases that have affected people for decades and even centuries. Scientists recently have also clinically developed crops that can withstand the brutalities of weather changes, helping poor farmers of developing countries retain their yield and increase their output manifold. Thus, biotech, considered a boon by some, provides great hope to many worldwide, and its benefits are and will be realized by more and more people over the years.

Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Diagnostics Development
  • Therapeutics Development and manufacture
  • Vaccine Development and manufacture
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Neutraceutical Production
    • Natural Colourant production for foods and pharmaceuticals
    • GM crops and rDNA Products
    • Biofertilizers and Biopesticides
  • Bio-Energy
    • Bio-fuels – Ethanol and Bio-diesel
    • Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Environmental Remediation
    • Pollution Removal
    • Environmental Indicators
    • Bioleaching
  • Industrial Biotechnology
    • Natural dyes
    • Enzyme Production
    • Distilleries and Breweries, Biosensors

Journal Publications

S. No Name of the Faculty Title Journal Name Volume / Issue Date (or) Month / Year
1. Karl J Samuel An intensified approach for transesterification of biodiesel from Annona squamosa seeds oil using ultrasound-assisted homogeneous catalysis reaction and its process optimization Fuel 291 May 2021
2. Karl J Samuel Improvement of Fuel Properties of Used Palm Oil Derived Biodiesel with Butyl Ferulate as an Additive Renewable Energy 175 September 2021
3. Karl J Samuel Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Hemolytic, Germination, and Growth promoting properties of Crotalaria juncea L. Plant Science Today 7 / 2 April 2020
4. Karl J Samuel Anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, and hemolytic activity of Tridax procumbens J. Chem. Pharm. Res 8 / 8 August 2016

Book Chapters:

S. No Name of the Faculty Title Book Title ISBN Date (or) Month / Year
1. Karl J Samuel Material and Process Selection for Biosorption Bioprocess Engineering for Bioremediation: Valorization and Management Techniques in Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (104) 978-3-030-57911-1 July 2020
2. Karl J Samuel Heavy Metal Bioaccumulation by Some Common Aquatic Plants – A Study on their Bioremediation Efficiency Sustainable Development in Energy and Environment in Springer Proceedings in Energy 978-981-15-4638-9 July 2020
3. Karl J Samuel Continuous sorption of chlorpyrifos from aqueous solution using endoskeleton powder of Sepia officinalis Sustainable Development in Energy and Environment in Springer Proceedings in Energy 978-981-15-4638-9 July 2020

Patents Filed:

S.No Name of the Faculty Title Application number Month / Year Patent type (Product or Design)
1. Karl J Samuel Multi Features Shovel (Manvetti) Using IoT 202141034821 July 2021 Product

 

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