Biotechnology

From HOD’s Desk

VISION

To accomplish excellence in Biotechnology research and creating manpower for the benefit of society and human kind with an emphasis on present and future global needs.

MISSION
To empower the students of Department of Biotechnology Engineering in to
1. Competent professionals to undertake projects by providing academic training and technical achievements
2. A successful professionals in research, academia and industry
3. An engineer for effective utilization of natural resources in biotechnology related industries.

PEO's

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
B.E in Biotechnology was introduced in 2002 to train the students in biological applications of Engineering principles. The plunge was taken being assured of assistance by sister institutions, KSHEMA- the K S Hegde Medical Academy that offers MBBS courses & the NGSM College of pharmaceutical sciences.

The B.E. programme in Biotechnology is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for a period of 5 years (2012-17). Research has been the tradition of the department. Faculty members of Biotechnology department have received research grants totalling Rs.1 crore 46 lakhs. Department has filed four patents based on research work.

The laboratories provide good work ambience with state of the art instruments to enable the students to carry out projects and acquire expertise in handling the instruments. The department has laboratories viz., Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biokinetics, Bioprocess Control and Instrumentation, Cell and Microbiology, Down Stream Bioprocessing, Enzyme Technology,Momentum transfer, Unit Operations, Upstream Bioprocessing and Genetic Engineering & Immunotechnology and Research Lab. The department has a library with growing collection of books. The department subscribes to journals like Indian journal of biochemistry and Biophysics, Journal of genetics, Biospectrum and many more. The department has a fully fledged modern computer centre mainly for studies in Bioinformatics with Wisconsin package, 100 Mbps LAN and internet onnectivity. A range of software packages for the use of students is also available.

The department is recognized as research center under VTU, Belagavi and 7 research scholars have registered for their doctoral programme. The faculties are actively involved in sponsored research projects funded by various organizations such as Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India; Department of Atomic Energy-Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Government of India and Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board, Government of Karnataka. A pilot scale plant for Biodiesel production, demonstration and information dissemination has been established underBiotechnology Department funded by Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board, Bengaluru.

The department is recognized as Centre of Innovative Science & Engineering Education (CISEE) in Biofuel Production by Vision Group on Science & Technology (VGST), Govt. of Karnataka.

The Biotechnology department is proud to have bright and talented students from diverse backgrounds. Students have won many prizes in various state level symposiums, conferences, extracurricular and co-curricular activities held by other institutes. Several project works carried out by students have fetched prizes and laurels. Some of the research outcomes of studentproject have been published in reputed national and international journals. The department also organizes visits to research laboratories and other related industries to enable students to broaden their view about the course. Students actively take part in sports and some students have represented the college at university level. The department has a technical association namedPHOENIX. Activities like paper presentation, seminars, debate, quiz are conducted by this association. The association brings out a newsletter ‘Phoenix speaks’ twice a year.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
B.E. Biotechnology (Autonomous under VTU, Belagavi)
M.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology (Under VTU, Belagavi)
M.Sc. Engg. in Biotechnology (Under VTU, Belagavi)
Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Under VTU, Belagavi)

FAQ's
FACULTY The department has well qualified and experience teaching staff, ably supported by technical support staff. s
Names Designation Area of Interest Email Address
Dr. C Vaman Rao,M.Sc.,  Ph.D Professor & HoD Toxicology, Biofuels, Nanotechnology vamanrao@nitte.edu.in
Dr. Ujwal P., M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Plant tissue culture, Phytoremediation, Proteomics ujwal.p@nitte.edu.in
Dr. Vidya S.M., M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food and Medicine drvidyasm@nitte.edu.in
Dr. D.M. Chethan, M.Sc., Ph.D Asso. Professor Environmental biotechnology, Microbial biotechnology chetan@nitte.edu.in
Dr. Shyama Prasad Sajankila, M.Sc., Ph.D. Asso. Professor Toxicology, Cancer biology, Nanotoxicology shyama.sajankila@nitte.edu.in
Dr.Anil Kumar H.S., M.Sc., Ph.D Asso. Professor Biochemistry, Enzymes and Glycobiology anilkumar@nitte.edu.in
Dr.Bharath B.R., M.Sc., Ph.D Asst.Professor, Gd III Bioinformatics, System Biology bharath@nitte.edu.in
Mr.Venkatesh Kamath H., M.Tech.(Ph.D) Asst.Professor, Gd II Biofuels, Chemical plant design venkatesh@nitte.edu.in
Mr.Vinayaka B Shet, M.Tech. (Ph.D) Asst.Professor, Gd II Industrial Biotechnology, Biofuels, Nanotechnology vinayakabshet@nitte.edu.in
Mr.Sandesh K., M.Tech. (Ph.D) Asst.Professor, Gd I Chemical plant design, Biofuels, Bioreactor design sandeshk@nitte.edu.in
Ms. Sneha Nayak, M.Tech. Asst.Professor, Gd I Nanobiotechnology, Environmental Engg. snehanayak@nitte.edu.in
Ms. Louella C. Goveas, M.Tech. Asst.Professor, Gd I Industrial biotechnology, Bioprocess Engg. goveas.louella@nitte.edu.in
Ms. Harshitha M.J. , M.Tech. Asst.Professor, Gd I Industrial biotechnology harshithaj@nitte.edu.in
Ms. Ullal Harshini Devi Asst.Professor, Gd I Industrial biotechnology --
  B.E SYLLABUS
  • III & IV Semester

  • V & VI Semester

  • VII & VIII Semester

  • INSTRUMENTATION FACILITY AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH
    RUNNING RESEARCH FUND
    PLACEMENTS
    INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP
    ALUMNI STATISTICS
    RESEARCH PUBLICATION FROM B.E STUDENT's RESEARCH PROJECTS
    ACHIEVEMENTS
    RESEARCH ACTIVITIES/FUNDED PROJECTS
    COLLABORATIONS
    UDUPI DISTRICT BIOFUEL INFORMATION AND DEMONSTRATION CENTRE, NITTE