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Biotechnology and Biochemical

 Biotechnology refers to the integrated use of biological and engineering sciences in order to achieve the controlled and deliberate application of the capabilities of biological organisms, systems and processes in technically useful operations. It finds extensive applications in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, environmental pollution control, product manufacture, service operations, etc.

Established in the year 2002, the department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering is the youngest at Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering. Over the past one decade, the department has been offering an undergraduate (B.Tech) programme in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. The faculty of this department constitutes a unique pool with expertise in diverse subject areas like Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. Right from its inception, the department has been striving to fulfill its mission of creating quality technical professionals who are equipped with the analytical and interpretative capabilities of biologists combined with the problem solving skills of engineers.

This could enable them to contribute effectively to an attractive professional career as a process engineer or a research scientist. The students of this department have succeeded in securing lucrative careers in reputed industrial firms and research institutes in India as well as abroad. Many students have brought laurels to our department by securing top positions in the university examinations and by gaining high scores in competitive examinations like GATE, GRE, CAT and MAT. In addition, every year, several students qualify for the industrial training programme of the DBT (Government of India), following which they gain attractive jobs in leading biotech companies throughout India.

Departmental Vision:
“To emerge as a centre of quality education, training, research and entrepreneurship in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering”.

Mission of the Department:

M1. To impart sound basic knowledge of BT&BCE concepts to achieve career fulfillment.M2. To inculcate passion and motivation for lifelong learning and learning in premier National and International institutions.
M3. To excel students to identify , analyze and solve problems related to the field and also skillful in emerging areas of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering.

Programme Educational Objectives:

PEO-1: Our graduates will excel in biotech and related industries as good process and design engineers capable of handling production related activities including quality control. PEO-2: Our graduates will serve as good entrepreneurs with strong ethical values and communication skills.
PEO-3: Our graduates will persue extended studies and research in reputed institutions in National and International level.

Programme Specific Outcomes

PSO1:  Acquire sound basic knowledge of bioscience, biotechnology and engineering concepts to emerge as good process engineers in industries.
PSO2:  Impart expertise on various bioprocess techniques for sustainable design and development
PSO3: As bioprocess engineer, function as member or leader for managing projects, recognize the need for technological change and communicate with the society effectively.

 

Faculty Search :
Dr.P.P.Thomas
Qualification: Ph.D
Mobile No: 9447892254

Position: Professor & HOD

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Smt.Gayathri V
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 9446483056

Position: Assistant Professor

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Sri.Biju Jacob
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 9447212420

Position: Assistant Professor

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Sri.Baji K
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 9496371078

Position: Assistant Professor

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Smt.Vineetha Lekshmi P V
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 8113848498

Position: Assistant Professor

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Smt.Rohini S
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 9495830147

Position: Assistant Professor

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Smt.Rubeena S
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 9526874847

Position: Assistant Professor

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Smt.Ani Lawrance
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 9526874847

Position: Assistant Professor

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Smt.Susmitha Kumari S
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 9495392710

Position: Assistant Professor

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Sri Jickson G H
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 9947994097

Position: Assistant Professor ( Adhoc)

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Smt.Indu S
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 7765955181

Position: Assistant Professor (Adhoc)

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Smt.Geethu Chellappan
Qualification: M Tech
Mobile No: 7765955181

Position: Assistant Professor

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Smt.Rajitharajan
Qualification: M TECH
Mobile No: 7034194223

Position: Assistant Professor(Adhoc)

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Sri.Amal J C
Qualification: M TECH
Mobile No: 9496468798

Position: Assistant Professor(Adhoc)

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Smt.Vidhya Jyothi
Qualification: M.Tech
Mobile No: 7907625807

Position: Assistant Professor(Guest)

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Smt.DIVYA J.K II GRADE INSTRUCTOR(HG)
Sri.AJAYAKUMAR R LAB ATTENDER
Smt.Veenavijayan Lab Instructor
Smt.Arya J R Lab Assistant

 

The department houses adequate facilities for all major academic and research pursuits. There are 8 major laboratories and 3 adjunct labs, housed in a separate building with ambient premises Desktop PCs, Laptops/Netbooks, multimedia projectors, and high speed wifi internet access is available in all labs.

 

Major labs:

Microbiology Lab
Biochemistry Lab
Biochemical Engineering Lab

Software Lab

Downstream Processing Lab

Reaction Engineering and Process Control Lab

Heat and Mass transfer Lab

UG Project lab

Adjunct Labs:

Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab
Fluid Solid Systems Lab

Chemical Engineering Workshop

Major Equipments:

 

Monocular, Binocular and Phase contrast microscopes, Sonicator, Bateriological incubators, Analytical HPLC (Cyberlab), TLC unit, Vacuum oven, Fluidized bed dryer, digital colorimeter, UV- Visible Spectrophotometer, Flame photometer, Refractometer, Polarimeter, Viscometer, Conductivity meter, DO meter, PCR thermal cycler, Densitometer, Gel documentation system, UV- transilluminator, refrigerated centrifuges, electronic precision balances, dry bath, deep freezer, Electrophoresis systems, Ice flaking machine, etc.

 

Departmental Library:

The department has a neatly stacked library with more than 300 books related to Biotechnology and allied areas. The departmental library also functions as a repository for students’ project reports, training reports, seminar reports etc. The library also offers subscriber access to 70 titles of e-journals in Biotechnology from Elsevier.

Seminar hall:

The department has a well furnished seminar hall with multimedia projector, laptop, public address system and wifi connectivity. It has a seating capacity of 30.

Lecture halls:

The department has 4 ambient and spacious lecture halls equipped with multimedia projectors and wifi internet access which offer a superior teaching- learning experience. Each lecture hall has a seating capacity of 60.

 

ACTIVITIES

Ever since its inception, the department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering has organized a host of  training programmes, workshops, symposia, expert talks and other technical events in order to expose the faculty, students, and the general public to the latest developments in fields of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Bioengineering. These include:

  • in silico Biology – a course cum workshop (2005)
  • Bioinfo- Blitz – A workshop on Bioinformatics (2007)
  • TEQIP- I sponsored Faculty development programme on Environmental Biotechnology (2008)
  • TEQIP- I sponsored Faculty development programme on Advances in Nanotechnology (2009) (Interdisciplinary)
  • TEQIP- I sponsored Community development programme on Food Production (2009)
  • Workshop on Bioprocess Engineering (2009)
  • TEQIP- I sponsored National conference on Advanced Processing Technologies (2010) (Interdisciplinary)
  • KSCSTE sponsored National Science day (2014)
  • KSCSTE sponsored Ozone day (2014)
  • Crash training Programme for GATE Biotechnology (2014)
  • KSCSTE sponsored National Science day (2015)
  • Equilibria – 2016 : National Level symposium on advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering
  • Equilibria – 2017 : National level symposium on Trends and Prospects in Bioscience and Technology towards sustainability
  • Equilibria – 2018: National level symposium on Bioproduct design, development and management (2018)
  • KSCSTE sponsored National Science day (2018)

EVOGEN                                                         

The student body of the department is EVOGEN. Established in the year 2014, EVOGEN aims at empowering the students of Biotechnology in achieveing their career goals and fulfilling their societal commitments by creating a niche for expression of their inherent skills. The association stands to accomplish the following key objectives:

  • To function as a strong guiding and motivating force for assisting the students in achieving academic, curricular, co curricular and extracurricular excellence.
  • To train students for enhancing their employability, and also equip them with the confidence to emerge as entrepreneurs in Biotechnology and allied areas.
  • To inculcate a flare for pursuing research in Biotechnology and related fields by creating an environment for optimal utilization of resources available in the institution.
  • To uphold the esteem of Biotechnology discipline by formulating novel initiatives for enhancing its visibility and acceptance in the social sphere.

All major technical events organized by the department are currently powered by EVOGEN.

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