SRIMAD ANDAVAN ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE











DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

VISION

To nurture world class excellence in higher education and Research in Biotechnology and deploy its specialized expertise to innovate, invent and disseminate the knowledge for the benefit of the society and environment.

MISSION
  • -- Regular updation of the course curriculum to cater to the needs of academia and industry.
  • -- To impart quality education for life-long professional growth and opportunity in a wide range of Careers.
  • -- To create awareness towards socio-ethical implications of potentials of Biotechnology.
  • -- Emphasis on recent trends in Biotechnology through organization of conferences, symposia, workshops.
MILESTONES
  • -- Students will be able to identify problems related to Biotechnology, analyze and derive valid conclusions with fundamental knowledge in Biology and computation.
  • -- Students will be able to design solution to problems by applying suitable components and processes within the safety constraints for environmental & societal needs.
  • -- Students will be able design, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data for investigating problems in Biotechnology and allied fields.
  • -- Students will be able to understand the potentials, and impact of biotechnological solutions on environment and societal context and need for sustainable solution.
  • -- Students will be able to work individually and as a team in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • -- Students will have contemporary knowledge in Biotechnology and will have the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
FACULTY


Dr. P. THIRUMALAI VASAN

Head of the Department


  • M.Sc., Ph.D

  • Experience-5 Years


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Dr. B. CHITRA

Assistant Professor



  • M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

  • Experience-18 Years


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Dr. S. A. KIRUBAKARAN

Assistant Professor


  • M.Sc., Ph. D.

  • Experience-2 Years 6 Months


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Mr. D. NAVEENRAJ

Assistant Professor




Dr. S. ARIF NISHA

Assistant Professor


  • M.Sc., Ph.D

  • Experience-1 Year

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Dr. T.SIVA VIJAYAKUMAR

Assistant Professor




Mr.K.PRABHU

   Assistant Professor

  • M.Sc.,M.Phil.,M.L.T.,(Ph.D)

  • Experience - 10 Years


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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

ug programs


    BACHELOR OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • DURATION - 3 Years
  • ELIGIBILITY - Pass in HSC or equivalent with Science as one of the subjects
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Pg programs


    MASTER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • DURATION - 2 Years
  • ELIGIBILITY - Degree in LIFE SCIENCES
  • Syllabus



M.Phil programs


    M. Phil - BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • DURATION - 1 Years
  • ELIGIBILITY - PG in respective Discipline



Ph.D. programs


    Ph.D. in BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • ELIGIBILITY - PG Or M.Phil. In Respective Discipline


FACILITIES

Department of Biotechnology has emerged as one of the rapidly-growing sectors of the Indian knowledge economy today. Our Department add feathers in our crown by providing the high quality and advanced instruments for providing better exposure to our students on various advanced technologies.

  • -- The laboratory is well equipped with the instruments such as
  • -- PCR
  • -- Refrigerator centrifuge
  • -- Deep freezer with stabilizer
  • -- Fermenter
  • -- Electroporator with stabilizer
  • -- Millipore water purification system
  • -- Phase contrast Microscope
  • -- Submarine gel electrophoresis system
  • -- Hybridization oven with stabilizer
  • -- Centrifuge
  • -- Gel rocker
  • -- Sonicator
  • -- Western Blotting apparatus
  • -- UV spectrophotometer
  • -- B.O.D incubator with stabilizer
  • -- Co2 incubator with stabilizer
  • -- Laminar Air flow system
  • -- Hot air oven
  • -- Gel document System with printer
  • -- Microscope

In addition to that the Department is having a separate Animal cell culture and Plant tissue culture facilities with all the basic instruments such as CO2 incubator, Inverted Microscope, Plant tissue culture chamber. Apart from these facilities, the Department is maintaining Mushroom unit, Biogas unit and Composting unit in the college Herbal garden.


Department of Biotechnology

Student Projects Completed


    -- TITLE OF THE PROJECT Bacterial cellulose production from bio-degradable waste.
    -- NAME OF THE STUDENT Ms.D.Jothi (II M.Sc).
    -- GUIDEDr.P.Thirumalaivasan, Head - Biotechnology
    -- FUNDING AGENCY TNSCST, Govt of Tamil Nadu .
    -- AMOUNT SANCTIONED(in lakhs) 0.075
    -- YEAR2013 - 2014

    -- TITLE OF THE PROJECT Anti-bacterial activity of leaf extract of vitex negundo against human pathogenic bacteria.
    -- NAME OF THE STUDENT Ms.G.Sindhuja, Ms.R.Shrilekha, Ms.N.Shanaz Begum (II M.Sc).
    -- GUIDEMr.M.Kanagapriyan, Asst.Professor - Biotechnology
    -- FUNDING AGENCY TNSCST, Govt of Tamil Nadu .
    -- AMOUNT SANCTIONED(in lakhs) 0.075
    -- YEAR2013 - 2014
ACHIEVEMENTS

Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan.


COLLABORATIONS
  • -- MOU with V-tech, Trichy for the conduct of tally course (Field of Accounting Package)
  • -- MOU with Aanandham Trust for the conduct the coaching classes for CA-CPT (Proposal is under progress).

CONSULTANCY

Rs. 5000 earned through consultancy towards the application of SPSS Package tools for the research scholars.


SKILL ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME
ACTIVITIES

Department of Biotechnology maintains the Mushroom cultivation unit in the college herbal garden. Mushrooms often called as queen of vegetables and table delicious since time immemorial. Mushrooms are good source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins. It includes 1-6% of sugar, 20.3-42% of proteins, 0.5-3.5% of fats, mostly glycerides and glycolipids less frequently phospholipids, 0.5-1.5% of vitamin B2, vitamin D, vitamin E and K, but it also consist of glycogen, mannitol, traces of sorbitol, arabitol and other microelements. It boost the immune systems, destroys cancer cell or facilitating nerve regenerating , eradicates bacteria, viruses and yeast, improve nutrition and provide better diet quality and help the environment by cleaning polluted soil and restoring habitats near polluting factories; Provides as a potential source of fuel.

Plant waste is the basic substrate utilized for cultivation of different edible mushrooms. Different types of substrates such as paddy straw, sugar cane molasses was used for mushroom cultivation. The bio-substrates were chopped into 2-3 cm size of bits and sterilized using an autoclave (121°C at 15psi). The sterilized materials were filled in polythene bag (24 x 12cm size) spread over with mushroom spawns. The seed beds were kept in a room provided with a sufficient aeration, the temperature (24-30°C) and RH (80-100%) for spawn running. The beds were incubated for about 15-20 days. The mushroom was harvested in the early morning before spraying water. The collected mushroom will be analyzed for the biometric parameters such as fresh, dry weight and dry matter content and biochemical parameters such as total sugars, proteins, nitrogen, amino acids. The microelements such as phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium will be estimated.

Mushroom cultivation is a cash crop. It is a short return agricultural business and can be of immediate benefit to the community. Hence the ongoing research activity was designed to use the agricultural wastes as substrates for mushroom growth.

Composting

The Department implemented a much better practice by taking something perceived as dirty trash and transforming it into something of value: compost. Compost is an organic matter that has been decomposed and recycles as a fertilizer and soil amendment. It is a key ingredient in organic farming. Compost breaks up heavy clay soils, helps sandy soils retain water and nutrients, and releases essential nutrients. Compost also contains beneficial microscopic organisms that build up the soil and make nutrients available to plants. Organic trimmings in our landscape, such as fallen leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, flowers and the remains of garden plants make excellent compost. Kitchen scraps, such as fruit and vegetable peels and trimmings, tea bags, and coffee grounds will be collected from college canteen and composted. The composting unit has been started for coir pith, plastic waste and plant wastes.

Production of Mycoinsecticides

The Department of Biotechnology is planning to produce Mycoinsecticide against Lepidopteran insect pest. The mycoinsecticides have significant role for effective sustainable management of pest in long-term without negative impacts on the environment. The use of insect pathogenic fungi holds several advantages, which include economic mass production, easy to manipulate, formulate and develop for the field application. The mycoinsecticides product will be developed for registration and marketing against the serious lepidopteron pest in the rice agroecosytem. The maintenance and preservation, either in vitro or in situ of the virulent strains of Metarhizium will also be carried out.

The isolation of entomopathogenic fungi using “Galleria bait method” and study of biochemical and molecular knowledge of the fungus using by elongation factor alpha -1 sequencing, comparison of toxic production among strains, physiology of the fungi in different range of temperature will be useful to increase the scope of the developed product in the rice crop.

In addition, the trans-sectoral issues such as farmers’ education, acceptability, market potential are major concerns. In conclusion, the successful completion of the proposed project will allow entering development programme with industry to transfer the technology to the end-users by identifying appropriate pathways for delivery of the product through to farmers, including involvement of local manufacturers.

Role of “Panchgavya” Aquaculture

Panchaagavya is an organic product derived from five products evolving from cow, and it has been used in Indian medicine since time immemorial. It acts as a growth promoter and energy booster. It provides macro nutrients, essential micro nutrients, many vitamins, required amino acids, growth promoting substances for plant, human and fish. It is also used to improve fish feed. Fish es are reared in tanks and treated with different concentrations of Panchgavya”. Then the weight, length and fertility of fish will be measured to see the effect of Panchgavya. Later the effect of Panchaagavya on the tissues, hormone and other organs will be tested.

Antimicrobial activity of crystals

The Biotechnology department in collaboration with the Physics department helps in evaluating the antimicrobial activity of the crystals that has been developed by them through slow evaporation. After the analysis of the antimicrobial activity further studies will be carried out by them.


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CONTACT

The Head,
PG & Research Department of Biotechnology,
Srimad Andavan Arts & Science College (Autonomous),
No.7, Nelson Road, Thiruvanaikovil,
Tiruchirappalli – 620 005
Tamil Nadu
E-mail ID:drtmv@andavancollege.ac.in
Contact Number: 0431-2231937, Mobile : +91 96263 62231.


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