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)


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.


  • 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 Recall factual information on broad knowledge-based proficiency in core themes, principles, and components of Basic Sciences.
PO2 Define and solve problems using scientific methods in biotechnology and allied subjects.
PO3 Consider implications of biotechnology in societal, environmental, and educational frameworks.
PO4 Demonstrate knowledge of biological processes from molecular and cellular perspectives.
PO5 Able to understand, analyze and apply the process engineering concepts an incredibly wide diversity of applications including pharmaceutical development, crop and livestock improvement, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine, industrial processing, and bioremediation of contaminated environments

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