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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Biotechnology was started in 2001 and is offering B.Tech (Biotechnology) programme since 2002 and M.Tech(Biotechnology) programme since 2019. 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 & M.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 3-Professor, 3-Associate Professors and 7-Assistant Professors. Majority of the faculty members are having doctoral qualification with expertise in Immuno Biotechnology, Genomics, Computational Biology, Nano Biotechnology, Natural Product Bio engineering, 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
  • PG & Research Lab

The laboratories in the department are well-equipped with advanced instrumentation facility which fulfills 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

PG & RESEARCH LAB

NAME OF THE LAB NAME OF EQUIPMENT COURSES CONDUCTED
PG & RESEARCH LAB UV-spectrometer – 1 BY5111- Preparative and Analytic Techniques in Biotechnology

BY5211 – Immunology Laboratory

BY5313 – Project Work

BY5411 – Project Work(Phase II)

Laminar air flow – 1
Homogenizer -1
Compound microscope – 2
Deep Freezer – 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 
New Star “Dr.P.DHASARATHAN”, Head of the Biotechnology Department received “Best Researcher Award”, at International Academicians and Research’s Conclave and Awards 2020 at Hyderabad on 12th January, 2020.  

New Star “Dr.P.DHASARATHAN”, Head of the Biotechnology Department received “Best Researcher Award”, at the third International Conference on “Multidisciplinary Research Trends in Arts, Science, Engineering and Technology at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Hotel, Perambalur on 29th December, 2019.  

New Star “Dr.M.THENMOZHI”, Associate Professor of the Biotechnology Department received “Young Scientist Award”, at the third International Conference on “Multidisciplinary Research Trends in Arts, Science, Engineering and Technology at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Hotel, Perambalur on 29th December, 2019.  

New Star “Dr.P.DHASARATHAN”, Head of the Biotechnology Department presented his innovative poster at 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress held at Hotel Fort Canny, Singapore, titled “Stimulation of Probiotics on Health Status of Birds challenged with Bacterial Pathogen”

New Star “Professor Dr.AJA. RANJIT SINGH”, Department of Biotechnology has been honoured by MOSA UNIVERSITY, ZAMBIA as “Ceremonial Chancellor”

Achievements 21-22

  • Dr.P.Dhasarathan, Professor & Head of the Department of Biotechnology, was awarded with Pride of India Award- 2022 for the Distinguished Professor for Academic Excellence in the International Conference on Research and Innovations.
  • Three students participated in the National Science Day- Mini project Exhibition-2022 held at Prathyusha Engineering College, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu
    Nandhini.S – III year- Won First place Cash Prize- Rs: 2000/-
    Sivaranjani L Oviya N E, – II year- Won Second place Cash Prize- Rs:1000/-
  • Two teams participated in the AICTE sponsered National level conference on Covid and therapeutics aspects held at Jeppiaar Engineering College. (16-18 March 2022)
  • First prize in oral presentation received with certificates.
    1. Monisha.A final year
    2. Sandhiya.M final year
    3. Bhavani.B final year
    4. Monisha baby
    Guided by Dr. A. Praveena
  • First prize in poster presentation received with cash prize with books and certificates.
    1. Akash Pande.R – II year
    2. Abhinav.J – II year
    Guided by Ms. D. Joyce Hellen Sathya
  • GATE Achievers
    Sunil.V – IV year
    Vaishnavi.V – IV year
    Bhavani.B – III year

Achievements 2020-21

  • Two students Bharath Kumar –IV Year, Vaishnavi.V-III Year selected as intern students at Pasteur Institute of India (PIIC), Conoor, Govt of India for a period of   2 years with the stipend of Rs.12000 in the first year and Rs. 15000 in the second year.
  • P.Dhasarathan and Dr.M.Thenmozhi achieved ELITE + silver certification in Forests and their management course in the NPTEL examination held during Jan-Dec 2020.
  • V, III Year Biotechnology  achieved 5% Topper in Bioreactors course and ELITE + SILVER Certification in the  NPTEL examination held during Jan-Dec 2020.
  • B II year certified with ELITE + SILVER in Biochemistry course  in the  NPTEL examination held during Jan-Dec 2020.

Achievements 2019-20

  • S.S, and Anitha.S of III year Biotechnology participated and was rewarded with a cash prize of “ONE LAKH”in Tamil Nadu Student Innovators Award – TNSI (2019) conducted by EDII,Govt of TN held  on 30th May 2020
  • V of III year Biotechnology participated and won First prize with cash award of 1000 for Paper Presentation at the   National level Technical symposium”chembiociv-T20″held at St.Peters Engineering College Avadi, Chennai on 13-02-2020
  • J and Harini.V of of III year Biotechnology participated and won Second prize with cash award of 1000  for Paper Presentation at the   National level Technical symposium”chembiociv-T20″held at St.Peters Engineering College Avadi, Chennai on 13-02-2020
  • T of IV year Biotechnology achieved 5% Topper in Psychology of Everyday course and ELITE + SILVER Certification in the NPTEL examination held during Jul-Dec 2019.

 

  1. Following III year – Biotechnology students participated and certified as WINNERS in the District Skill Competition conducted by Tamil Nadu Skill Development corporation ,Government of Tamil Nadu held during February 2020

SHREE SIVARAMAYA MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR TOPPERS AWARD (View)

Academic Year No. of students received Scholarship Total Amount (Rs) Details
2018-19 24 2,80,000.00 View
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
2021-22 3 Xerion Labs Health care Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Chengalpattu

Viswaksena Foundation (Social welfare Public Charitable trust), Chennai

Dynamiq Engineering Research Centre (DERC), Chennai

MASS BIOTECH, 127, Thilagar Nagar, Kanthalur village, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu

Bintegrate Research Solutions LLB, Chennai, Tamil Nadu- 600 043

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2020-21 1 30M Genomics Pvt. Ltd., Andhra Pradesh. View
2019-20 2 Slickalpha Pvt. Ltd.
BG Crops Pvt. Ltd.
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2017-18 1 Aaranya Biosciences, Chennai View
2019-20 2 Slickalpha Pvt. Ltd.
BG Crops Pvt. Ltd.
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2016-17 1 Synkromax, Chennai View
2015-16 2 Abbes Biotech, Chennai

Life Teck Research, Chennai

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2014-15 1 Medox Biotech, Chennai View

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 
2021-22 100% 6
2020-21 100% 6
2019-20 100% 6
2018-19 100% 03
2017-18 100% 05
2016-17 100% 02
2015-16 95.12% 01
2014-15 89.19% 01
2013-14 100% 02

 


PLACEMENTS

Academic Year Placement Percentage No. of Companies  Details
2020-21 100% 11 View
2019-20 100% 09 View
2018-19 100% 04 View
2017-18 100% 07 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
2020-21 24 Best project award : –

Best Paper award   : –

Publications           : 15

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2019-20 16 Best project award : 1

Best Paper award   : 1

Publications           : 17

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2018-19 18 Best project award : 3

Best Paper award   : 3

Publications           : 11

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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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NPTEL CERTIFICATIONS

Year No. of Faculty Details
July – Dec 2021 2 VIEW
July – Dec 2020 2 VIEW
Jan – Apr 2020 2 VIEW
July- Dec 2019 5 VIEW
Jan – Apr 2019 3 VIEW
Jul – Dec 2018 3 VIEW
Jan – Apr 2018 3 VIEW

PUBLICATIONS – RESEARCH FUNDS

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

Academic Year No. of Publications  Details of publications
2020-21 13 View
2019-20 17 View
2018-19 16 View
2017-18 12 View
2016-17 2 View
2015-16 8 View

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

  Academic Year   No. of Publications   Details of publications
 2020 – 21   10  view
 2019 – 20   2 view
 2018 – 19   13 view
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
2019-20   3   View
2018-19   3   View
2017-18   1   View

PROFESSIONAL BODY

Professional Body Academic year Members No. of Activities Details
IEEE 2019 – 20 5 4 View
IEEE 2018 – 19 5 3 View
IAENG – Society of Bio-Informatics 2018 – 19 10
IEEE 2017 – 18 Dr. P. Dhasarathan
Dr.A.J.A.Ranjitsingh
Dr.M.Thenmozhi
Dr.A.Praveena
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IEEE  2015-16 Dr. P. Dhasarathan
Dr.M.Thenmozhi
Dr.A.Praveena
 1 View
B-TECH-BIO-TECHNOLOGY-UG
NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE MAIL ID
Dr.AJA.Ranjith Singh Professor M. Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. 38.11 years ranjitspkc@gmail.com
Dr.Murugan AM Professor Ph.D 16.11 years ammurugan11@gmail.com
Dr. Balachander Associate Professor Ph.D 17.5 years balaclone1@gmail.com
Mr.Cholapandian.K Associate Professor M. Tech., (Ph.D.) 17.10 years cholapandian.biotech@prathyusha.edu.in
Dr.Praveena.A Associate Professor M. Sc., Ph.D. 7.9 years praveena.biotech@prathyusha.edu.in
Dr.M.Thenmozhi Associate Professor M. Sc., Ph.D. 6.8 years thenmozhi.biotech@prathyusha.edu.in
Ms.Priya.D Assistant Professor M.Tech. 3.9 years priyadhayalan@gmail.com
Dr.Athinarayanan.G Assistant Professor Ph.D 7.3 years athispkc@gmail.com
Mr.Revan Solomon S Assistant Professor M. Tech. 1.0 years revansolomon@gmail.com
Ms. Leena.K.B Assistant Professor M. Tech. 1.11 years leenababu300495@gmail.com
Ms.Uma Mageshwari Assistant Professor M.Tech. 0.8 years janujosh21@gmail.com
Mr. Dinesh Kumar A Assistant Professor M.Tech. 6 days a.dinesharu@gmail.com
Ms. Janet Joshiba Assistant Professor M. Tech., (Ph.D.) 6 days janujosh21@gmail.com
Ms.Nimeeta Adhikarimaiyum Ms.Nimeeta Adhikarimaiyum M.Tech. 6 days nimmceleste67@gmail.com
Mr. Naveen Kumar Assistant Professor M.Tech. 6 days navvenkumar@gmail.com
Mr. Karthick Kumar Assistant Professor M.Tech. 6 days karthick6424@gmail.com

 

M-TECH-BIO-TECHNOLOGY-(PG)
NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE MAIL ID
Dr.P. Dhasarathan Professor M. Sc., M. Tech., Ph.D. 19.6 years hod.biotech@prathyusha.edu.in
Ms.D.Joyce Hellen Sathya Assistant Professor M. Tech. 5.11 years joycehellensathyad@prathyusha.edu.in
Mrs.Ponjeyanthi Assistant Professor M.Tech. 3.9 years ponjayanthib@prathyusha.edu.in

 

RESOURCES

S.NO COURSE CODE COURSE NAME STUDY MATERIALS
1 BT8305 Cell biology Download
2 BT6351 Environmental science and Engineering Download
2 BT6702 Down stream processing Download
3 BT8503 Protein Engineering Download
4 BT6006 Principles of drug manufacture Download
5 BT8302 Applied thermodynamics for Biotechnologists Download
6 BT6014 Bio industrial Entrepreneuship Download

Co – Curricular & Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Academic Year

Co-Curricular Activities

Extra – Curricular Activities

 

Achievement

Organized Participated Details Total no. of participation Details
2021–22 13 7 View 4 View View
2020–21 4 66 View
2019 – 20 6 224 View 17 View View
2018– 19 2 22 View 4 View View
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

To provide state-of-the art facilities for bio-inspired students to develop creative, innovative and entrepreneurial skill to address real-world issues and to become job ready graduates.

MISSION

PEC Biotech abides by the principle of “educating students for career success” and preparing students for global market place.

  • Providing a dynamic learning environment to individual bioengineers to develop their talents and innovations in all branches in biotech hub and to induce entrepreneurial vision.
  • Initiating research motivation and reaching goals through individual or group minor and major projects in thrust areas of biotechnology.
  • Inculcating a sense of curiosity and ambition as tenets to reach greater heights through teaching, training and research programmes.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (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.

COURSE OUTCOMES : REGULATION 2017

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE (PSO’s)

The program specific objective of the four year Bachelor of Technology degree program in biotechnology targets the students to learn and to get training in the domains if their interest in biotechnology to come out as successful person in their career. The central dogma of PSO includes “INVENTION, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”

  1. The prime PSO is to endow the students to have a deeper insights in the Fundamentals of Biotechnology topics and to acquaint them with various upcoming and challenging areas relevant to biotech industry and research and development sectors.
  2. The intensive training to be imparted in the promising areas like r-DNA technology, in-silico technology, industrial biotechnology, Food and health care technology, biochemical and gene manipulation technology, Bioprocess technology and immune-therapeutic technology through practicals, mini and major projects, industrial training will help the students to conceive an idea for their successful career after course completion.
  3. The programme is further specific enable the student to become biotech innovators, technocrats, entrepreneurs or researchers one or more field of the choice and how to scale up their innovative intellectual property/skill to get a final product/lifelong achievement.
  4. The eye opening lectures and practical will help the motivated students to pursue higher education in the biotech branch of the choice in India or abroad in reputed institutions.

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes