The department of Bio-Technology was instituted in 1990 with two faculty members. The department is offering M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in the field of Enzyme Technology and Microbial Bio-Technology. So far the department has produced 17 M.Phil. students and 7 Ph.D. scholars. The department has to its credits several international and national paper publications. The department has successfully completed 5 projects at a cost of Rs. 30.2 lakhs. At present 3 projects funded by AICTE, CSIR and DRDO organizations are being operated in the department. The department expanded with the further entry of two teaching staff with specialization in rDNA technology and fermentation and bioprocess technology this academic year. In addition, a new PG course in industrial biotechnology was instituted this year with strength of 16 students.
For the betterment of the citizens of today and tomorrow development of technical manpower in the field of biotechnology, especially instrumentation biotechnology is very much essential. To promote biotechnology oriented entrepreneurship and to development skilled personnel needed for bio-technological industries, it is essential to have a PG diploma course at University level. Keeping this in view, it is proposed to start two PG diploma courses in biotechnology and instrumentation technology during the X plan period.
Department of Bio-Technology
Coimbatore - 641 046
Tamil Nadu. India.
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