From HOD’s Desk
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.

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.

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.

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)

FACULTY The department has well qualified and experience teaching staff, ably supported by technical support staff.
Name: Dr. C Vaman Rao
Designation: Professor & HoD
Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D
Area of Interest: Toxicology, Biofuels, Nanotechnology
Achievements: Patents filed :01, International publications : 45
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Name: Dr. Ujwal P
Designation:Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D
Area of Interest: Plant tissue culture, Bio-remediation
Achievements:Patent filed: 01 Publications: National: 05
International publication: 01
International conference attended: 01
Organised workshop: 05
Attended international training programme: 01
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Name: Dr. Vidya S.M
Designation:Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D
Area of Interest: Polysaccharides in therapeutics and drug delivery, Biomolecules in therapeutics, Plant tissue culture
Achievements:Grant received: 03
Patent filed:01
Number of Publications Authored: 40
Supervision of Ph.D.-Ongoing 4 students
Official Contact details: Telephone: 08258-281264 Extn. 282

Name: Dr. Shyama Prasad Sajankila
Designation:Assoc. Professor
Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D
Area of Interest: Toxicology, Cancer biology, Nanotoxicology
Achievements:Grant received : 01
No of Publications: International: 6
National: 1
Papers in Conferences: International: 11
National: 8
Books: 1
Supervision of Ph.D:  2 students
Invited Talks: 7
Science Articles in Kannada: 10
Official Contact details: Telephone: 08258-281264 Extn. 282
Names Designation Area of Interest
Dr. C Vaman Rao,M.Sc.,  Ph.D Professor & HoD Toxicology, Biofuels, Nanotechnology
Dr. Ujwal P., M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Plant tissue culture, Phytoremediation, Proteomics
Dr. Vidya S.M., M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food and Medicine
Dr. D.M. Chethan, M.Sc., Ph.D Asso. Professor Environmental biotechnology, Microbial biotechnology
Dr. Shyama Prasad Sajankila, M.Sc., Ph.D. Asso. Professor Toxicology, Cancer biology, Nanotoxicology
Dr.Anil Kumar H.S., M.Sc., Ph.D Asso. Professor Biochemistry, Enzymes and Glycobiology
Dr.Bharath B.R., M.Sc., Ph.D Asst.Professor, Gd III Bioinformatics, System Biology
Mr.Venkatesh Kamath H., M.Tech.(Ph.D) Asst.Professor, Gd II Biofuels, Chemical plant design
Mr.Vinayaka B Shet, M.Tech. (Ph.D) Asst.Professor, Gd II Industrial Biotechnology, Biofuels, Nanotechnology
Mr.Sandesh K., M.Tech. (Ph.D) Asst.Professor, Gd I Chemical plant design, Biofuels, Bioreactor design
Ms. Sneha Nayak, M.Tech. Asst.Professor, Gd I Nanobiotechnology, Environmental Engg.
Ms. Louella C. Goveas, M.Tech. Asst.Professor, Gd I Industrial biotechnology, Bioprocess Engg.
Ms. Harshitha M.J. , M.Tech. Asst.Professor, Gd I Industrial biotechnology
Ms. Ullal Harshini Devi Asst.Professor, Gd I Industrial biotechnology
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