Bachelor of Biotechnology Engineering program, started in 2002, with intake capacity of 60, trains students in biological applications of engineering principles. With an autonomous status attained under Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi from 2007 onwards,the department is also NBA accredited. Since inception, the department has achieved the credibility of having interdisciplinary research projects, MoU with industry and academia, research publications of student projects as well with faculty research fundings. A total funding of Rs. 2.7 Crores from various funding agencies has been the hallmark achievement of the department. The department facilitates unconditional support to the students for their overall development with experienced and dedicated faculty and state of the art facilities.. Analytical infrastructure includes HPLC, GC, AAS, PCR, ELISA reader, probe sonicator, lyophiliser, fermenters, Gel doc system, UV-visible spectrophotometer, Cold centrifuge, and Thermo-regulated incubator shakers. The up-to-datecurriculum and the upgraded labs promote an atmosphere of practical and knowledge-based learning principles catering to the needs of the industry to compete with the expected standards of higher education. An established Bioenergy Research, Information and Demonstration Centre (BRIDC) funded by the Karnataka State Bioenergy Development Board (KSBDB), under Government of Karnataka facilitates demonstration, awareness and disseminates information about biofuels amidst scientific community, students, farmers and public.FAQ
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
To satisfy the mission of the Biotechnology Engineering program, the graduates will:
Program Specific Outcomes for B.E. programme in Biotechnology set by Faculty in Biotechnology Engineering are as follows:
Pursuing my B.E. in Biotechnology at NMAMIT, Nitte, far away from my home town (more than 1500 km), was amazing and has shaped me into who I am today. The teachers not only built a platform for understanding basic concepts but also provided both core theoretical and practical knowledge, making this one of my best academic experiences. The institute, with its teachings, has helped me build a career in the research and development of diagnostic and therapeutic products.
My passion for Biotechnology and pursuing a bachelor’s in NMAMIT translated my zeal into reality. I have enjoyed every bit of my learning in the friendly ambiance cultivated by our professors. The strong conceptual knowledge gained from this multidiscipline course drove me to master environmental science. I have specialized in Air Quality Control and I have been consciously contributing towards the regulation and measurement of automotive exhaust emission.
In a nutshell, NMAMIT destined me to be a contented and radiant person.
Biotechnology at NMAMIT has been a turning point in my life. From starting my coursework till completing group projects, it has been a very fruitful journey. Both academic and soft skills that I had learnt on campus, had been very instrumental for me while working at Biocon and now at Qiagen BioInformatics. I owe a debt of gratitude to my professors without whom I wouldn’t be in the place I am today.
Nitte days were some of the best days of my life. I am always grateful to my alma mater for shaping my personality and helping me realize my dreams. My department gave me an excellent opportunity to explore the field of Biotechnology and develop curiosity and scientific thinking. Kudos to our wonderful teachers for their passion and hardwork and making a positive impact on every student's life.
I would call, biotechnology as a mixture of knowledge/art/skill/innovation filled with life, that has impactedevery aspect related to human survival on this earth. Its soon going to be ‘GOD’ of our basic needs.
The profound learning and training which I received during my graduation in Biotechnology, not only empowered me to deliver affordable innovation at Biocon but also improve patients access to affordable healthcare through Enzene. It was a pleasing experience being a part of the Biotechnology department where I was able to nurture my dreams and turn them to reality. I owe my success to the motivation I received from my tutors at NMAMIT.
Bio-Tech department, NMAMIT is the sole reason which made me excel both academically and professionally. Not only during my academic career, the professors also helped me during my days of entrepreneur. I'm eternally indebted to the Bio-Tech department for rendering the much needed help.
The BT family of Nitte is cherished my personal and professional life with all the values which are essential to become a good independent er as well as a better personality. What I am now is due to the strong fundamental stones laid by all of you. Merci !
Being trained at the state of the art facility, and being mentored by the most learnt faculties of Department of Biotechnology Engineering, NMAMIT, Nitte - I have achieved the goal that I had set for my career. NMAMIT has given me the best four years of my life and has carved me into a focused, target oriented and a better human being. I am glad that NMAMIT is my Alma Mater
NMAMIT, Nitte, my alma mater provided me with very qualified professors and academics which helped me in my personal and professional growth. I gained both the skills and confidence to thoughtfully use them in my day to day approach at work. It was my immense pleasure to be part of this prestigious institution with diverse opportunities and culture
Experiments are conducted to learn the basic techniques to identify and quantify biomoleculesRead More
This lab facilitates the students to gain practical knowledge on Enzymatic reactions, their kinetics, immobilizationRead More
Bioprocess Control and Instrumentation lab is to learn various sensors, and their control using computerRead More
The lab includes those experiments that deal with the study of basic mechanisms underlying heat and mass transferRead More
The Unit Operations Lab is to study the various aspects of fluid flow and mechanical operationsRead More
Upstream Processing Technology is a very important subject for bioprocess engineersRead More
Upstream Processing Technology is a very important subject for bioprocess engineersRead More
The diagnostic laboratory provides vital information about the patients testing their blood or serumRead More
Bioenergy Research, Information and Demonstration Centre (BRIDC)
The Udupi District BRIDC, functioning under the Department of Biotechnology Engineering, NMAMIT, is one among the 32 information and demonstration centres instituted by Karnataka State Government Bio-energy Development Board (KSBDB) with average annual grant of Rs.4 lakhs. The centre, established near Sanmathi Garden (Indoor Stadium) of NMAMIT Campus in the year 2011, has a building space of 2000 sq.ft.
The centre, along with Biodiesel production from used cooking oil and various non-edible oil seeds available in Udupi District, creates awareness, and disseminates information about bio-fuels to the scientific community, students, farmers and public. It also demonstrates the technical know how of biofuel production. Production of biodiesel from locally available non- edible oil seeds and used cooking oil results in rise of eco-friendly fuel usage. Also adds revenue to the farmers, businesses, saves foreign exchange, reduces dependence on fossil fuel and creates rural employment .
NMAMIT Biodiesel centre is equipped with a pilot scale chemical reactor to produce 50 litres of biodiesel from any oil source per batch in about 20-24 working hours through a chemical process in the presence of a catalyst. Seed decorticators are available to remove outer cover and recover seed kernels (30-40 kg/hr). The oil from the non-edible seeds is extracted through a mechanical expeller (20-30 kg/hr seed crushing capacity) later the oil is filtered using Plate and Frame filter assembly and then used in the production of biodiesel. Used cooking oil is also used for biodiesel production. Produced biodiesel is separated and purified for engine usage. The centre also houses a laboratory for biodiesel testing where major 5 fuel parameters (acid value, viscosity, density, flash point and copper strip corrosion) are tested. A portable Biogas unit (0.5-1 cubic meter capacity) with 2-3 kg waste handling per day is also installed in the Bioenergy centre.
Biodiesel blend of up to 20% along with regular Diesel can be used in any Diesel engine without any hardware modification. Biodiesel has a significant amount of natural lubricity and adding in levels as low as 5% can improve lubricity up to 65%, thereby reducing engine ware and tare. Biodiesel can also be used in DG sets, tractors, pump sets etc. It is much safer than petro diesel with a flash point over 1200C. Importantly, toxic emissions such as Hydro Carbons (HC), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Particulate matter (smoke) reduces significantly for biodiesel in comparison with conventional Diesel. In some cases, the use of petro-diesel leaves a deposit at the bottom of fuel lines, tanks, and delivery systems over time. Thus usage of biodiesel due to its cleansing properties helps to dissolve any sediments deposited and initially change of fuel filter may be expected in some old vehicles.
At NMAMIT,a few college buses are fuelled with biodiesel blend (B10) successfully.
Research and consultancy activities (List of services enclosed below)
|B.E. Project assistance||2000 per project|
|B.E. Internship||1000 per student|
|B.Sc. Project assistance||1000 per project|
|B.Sc. Internship||500 per student|
|M.Sc. Project assistance||1500 per project|
|PhD/M.Tech Project assistance||2500 per project|
|Biodiesel Feedstock Oil Testing||500 per sample|
|Biodiesel Production Testing||1000 per sample|
|Biodiesel Density Test||200 per sample|
|Biodiesel Viscosity Test||300 per sample|
|Biodiesel Industry Management Training||3000 per Industry|
|Biodiesel Research & Development Training||2000 per Industry|
For any activities regarding Biofuel production facilities and research consultancy the following Staff shall be contacted:
|Dr. Santhosh Poojary||Scientific Assistant||Email:email@example.com
|Mr.Manjunath Rao||Technical Assistant||Contact: 9449244324|
|Mr.Vinay Shetty||Lab Assistant||Contact: 9880190741|
The department is recognized as research center under VTU, Belagavi and 14 research scholars have registered for their doctoral programme.
|Faculty Name||Year||No. of Ph.D Students Registered*||No. of Ph.D Students Awarded*|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2016-17||--||01|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2015-16||01||--|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2012-13||01||--|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2011-12||01||--|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2010-11||02||--|
|Dr. Ujwal P||2016-17||--||01|
|Dr. Ujwal P||2015-16||01||--|
|Dr. Ujwal P||2012-13||01||--|
|Dr. Ujwal P||2010-11||01||--|
|Dr. Vidya S M||2016-17||--||03|
|Dr. Vidya S M||2012-13||02||--|
|Dr. Vidya S M||2011-12||01||--|
|Dr. Vidya S M||2010-11||01||--|
|Dr. Shyama Prasad S||2015-16||02||--|
Internship/Off campus (2017-2018)
Internship/Off campus (2016-2017)
Internship/Off campus (2014-2015)
“Phoenix” is a student association of the Biotechnology Engineering Department of the Institute. In Greek mythology, Phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or born again. Associated with the Sun, Phoenix bird obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some texts, Phoenix lives over 1,400 years before rebirth. The department student organization named after the bird, organizes various technical and non-technical activities to build leadership qualities, team work, personality development and exhibition of professional and technical skills of the students.
Some of them include
|Mr. Mohammed Atheef G A||VII||President|
|Mr. Dhyan Prasad C M||V||Vice President|
|Mr. Athmaram Bhat||VII||Treasurer|
|Mr. Mohammed Affan||V||Associate Treasurer|
|Ms. Deeksha B S||VII||Cultural Secretary|
|Ms. Ruchitha Rao||V||Associate Cultural Secretary|
|Ms. Shreeraksha S Shastri||III||Co-cultural Secretary|
|Mr. Nathan Jarek Fernandes||VII||Sports Secretary|
|Ms. Prapthi S Mally||V||Associate Sports Secretary|
|Ms. Soumya A||III||Co-sports secretary|
|Ms. Jayashree R||VII||Magazine Editor|
|Mr. Anish Rao||V||Associate Magazine Editor|
|Mr. Zishan||III||Co Magazine Editor|
Staff Coordinator : Ms.Sneha Nayak and Ms. Harshitha M J
|Ostrin Oswald D’Souza||VII||President|
|Mr. Vijeth Ullal||V||Vice President|
|Ms. Anusha Tagat||VII||Treasurer|
|Ms. Rashmitha Shetty||V||Associate Treasurer|
|Ms. Zoya Sheikh||VII||Cultural Secretary|
|Ms. Shrividya||V||Associate Cultural Secretary|
|Ms. Charishma H B||III||Co-cultural Secretary|
|Ms. Lavanya Karanth||VII||Sports Secretary|
|Ms. Neha B Salian||V||Associate Sports Secretary|
|Mr. Ashrith M S||III||Co-sports secretary|
|Ms. Anagha Arun||VII||Magazine Editor|
|Ms. Aishwarya G R||V||Associate Magazine Editor|
|Mr. Aditya Menon||III||Co Magazine Editor|
Staff Coordinator : Dr. Anil Kumar H S
The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is the leading National Professional non-profit organization striving for the technical improvement of education System in our country with the motto of career development of teachers and personality development of students.
The NMAMIT STUDENT CHAPTER OF ISTE, formed in the year 1995 in the Institute, is actively involved in organizing various technical and non-technical activities for the benefit of the students and staff. A total of ten faculty members from the Department of Biotechnology are life-time members of the society and a total of 33 students are regular members .
Under the ISTE, there has been 2 technical talks in the last two years where in students had an opportunity to interact with external experts in the field of Biotechnology.
The topics include
List of office bearers of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) - Department of Biotechnology Engineeringfor the year 2019-2020
STAFF CO-ORDINATORS: Mrs Sneha Nayak
|Sneha||4NM17BT055||Secretary ( 3rd Year)|
|Prathika D||4NM18BT038||Secretary ( 2nd Year)|
|Karnataka State Biofuel (Bioenergy) Development Board, Bengaluru, GoK.||Biodiesel production, marketing, training and research||2011 Till Date|
|Maxibond, Bengaluru||Ecofriendly gum production||2015 – 17|
|Borg Scientific, Chennai||Designing of fermenters||2016 – 21|
|Provimi Animal Nutrition India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru||Nutrition supplements for animal feeds||2016 – 21|
|Esente Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru||Antiseptic solutions for hospitals||2016 – 21|
|Upcycle-Bioenergy, Texas, San Antonio, USA||Research consultancy for biofuel||2016 – 21|
|Atrimed - Pharmaceuticals, Bengaluru||Research consultancy for skin ailment treatment with gold nanoparticles||2017 – 22|
|SanMed Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad||Testing of antiseptic solutions for antimicrobial activity||2017 – 22|
|MEC Fuels and Chemicals LLC, Houston Texas, 77044, USA||Biofuels||2018 – 24|