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B.Tech Biotechnology

B.Tech Biotechnology

  • About the Programme
  • Vision & Mission
  • Scope
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Specialization
  • Curriculum & Syllabus
  • Our Faculty
  • Industrial Visits
  • Publications
  • Placements
  • Honours and Minors

About the Department

Bio-technology is a highly interdisciplinary subject encompassing biological sciences, process engineering and technology. The scope and application of the subject is manifold, spanning from synthesizing genetically modified food, drought resistant crops in agricultural sciences; tissue engineering, drug designing in medical field and also in areas such as bioinformatics and aquatic living systems. Besides, the subject also involves studies on public policy planning, such as use of genetically modified food and ethical issues involved with it, tampering the crop/gene to make them disease resistant and embryonic stem cell technology to name a few. The versatility of the subject is in understanding how living organisms work at a microscopic level and to find remedies/solution to make living things to work in a way that we expect. Unlike other engineering subjects, Bio-technology deals with tailoring the living systems, whose outcome might turn benignant or malignant.

Duration : 4 Years

Vision & Mission


To achieve the pinnacle of success through quality education, research and entrepreneurship in emerging areas of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

  • To provide innovative education empowered with excellent technical andleadership skills
  • To create state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and training, promote scientific discovery and development by fostering relationship with research organizations and industries


For a developing country such as India, the agricultural community is dependent on regular monsoon rains for good yield. With global warming, it has been predicted that rain fall patterns may be erratic. To be dependent on single natural factor to help in good agricultural productivity is a risk, which is not worth taking. Instead, crops can be made adaptable to the extremes of weather such as drought resistant seeds, moisture retaining crops; all these can be possible with help of Bio-technology. Besides, the use of pesticides can be also made redundant, if pest resistant seeds can be developed. Similarly, in medical arena, gene therapy can help people to reduce the risk of preventing hereditary diseases. Stem cell technology is one of the key outcomes of biotechnology and molecular biology. With broader scope of the subject, there is a strong potential for employment opportunities in Corporate/Government organizations at research and manufacturing level. The subject keeps evolving with time, which is a stronger impetus for the students to go in for higher education.

Employment Opportunities

Corporate and public R&D organizations recruit biotechnology personnel in good numbers. As the employers realize the need for indigenous development of ideas domestically, they look for good quality personnel to ramp up their operations. Besides, research organizations also see good scope for new and improved products and processes in medical, agricultural fields; they are on a constant look out for motivated personnel. Contract Research organizations in pharmaceutical and Biotech industry recruit graduating college students; they are trained and inducted in the work place. Dupont, Biocon, Dow Chemicals, Dr.Reddy's laboratories are some of the companies that actively hire biotech personnel.

Eligibility criteria

Students who have studied maths, physics and chemistry with biology/computer science at the higher secondary schooling level, are eligible for a B.Tech in Bio-technology. As biology is taught from a level from where anyone can comprehend; students, who have had a non-biology subject apart from maths, physics and chemistry will not be at a disadvantage.


Curriculum & Syllabus

Our Faculty

1 Dr. Vivekanandan B Associate Professor & HOD View
2 Dr. Anitha A Professor View
3 Dr. Saravanan A Associate Professor View
4 Dr. Govindarajan R Assistant Professor (S.G) View
5 Dr. Sakthidasan J Assistant Professor (S.G) View
6 Dr. R. Anitha Assistant Professor (S.G) View
7 Dr. J. Sandhya Assistant Professor (S.G) View
8 Mr. Vijay Samuel Assistant Professor (S.G) View
9 Ms. Lakshmi Sundeep Assistant Professor View

Industrial Visit

Vistied Frontier Medville at Chennai
Visited Eppendorf at Chennai
Visited CPCRI at Mangalore
Visited PAR Active Technologies at Chennai

Recent Publications

1 2021 Dr. A. Anitha β-Cyclodextrin-folate functionalized poly(lactic-co-glycolide)–
superparamagnetic ytterbium ferrite hybrid nanocarrier for targeted delivery
of camptothecin
Materials Science & Engineering C, ( I.F – 5.09) Accepted
2 2021 Dr. A. Anitha Designed poly(ethylene glycol) conjugate-erbiumdoped magnetic
nanoparticle hybrid carrier: enhanced activity of anticancer drug
Journal of Material Science, (I.F – 3.39) 56(5):3925-3934
3 2021 Dr. D. Jini Two-dimensional Janus monolayers of MoSSe as promising sensor towards
selected adulterants compounds
Applied Surface Science  542:148590.
4 2020 Dr. Baby Joseph Anticancer effect of phytochemicals from cyanthillium cinereum against
cancer target matrix metallopeptidase.
International Journal of Advanced Research in
Engineering and Technology
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Placement Details

Lifecell International Hari Krishnan 2021
Lifecell International Deepak 2021
Lifecell International Shrivathsan 2021
Lifecell International Maharajan 2021
CPR Diagnostics Ebin Abraham 2020
Einstro Technical Services Priyadharshini 2020
Hemarus Therapeutics Sachin 2020
Zoho Corporation Krishnan 2019
Miramed Ajuba Bhumika Sharma 2019
Softgel Healthcare Jesiya Sowmini 2019
IDBI Sharmila Srinivasan 2018
IDBI Rajyalakshmi Balaji 2018
Biocon Nivedha Brabagaran 2018

Honors & Minors

  • Molecular and Cellular Engineering