Profile of the Department

The Department of Biotechnology was started in 2002 to produce Post graduates to cater the needs of human resource required in Industries, National laboratories, R & D Labs, Pharmaceutical companies and Higher Education Institutes in India and abroad. Bharathidasan University has elevated our Department as a Research Department in the year 2007 and offered affiliation to conduct M.Phil and Ph.D. programs. The department is housed in a newly constructed Arrupe Library building consisting of class rooms with audio visual facilities, research laboratories, special labs for molecular biology, plant tissue culture and microbiology. The faculty has diverse background in subjects like Molecular Biology, Plant DNA bar-coding and spectral imaging. The Department is holding five recognized Ph. D. Guides in the field of Biotechnology and recognized for Major projects funded by DBT and UGC.

The department follows the co-education pattern and vigorously engages in teaching, research and co-curricular activity to boost up and build careers of the students. The students are trained to the new developments in Biotechnology research, communication skills, personality developments etc. by organizing:

  • Meeting with eminent Academicians and Scientists
  • Workshop/Symposia/Seminar - Participation
  • Industrial exposure towards new advancements
  • Internship
  • Domain based knowledge

Pass out students have been settled in various scientific organizations in India and abroad indicates the global acceptance of our department. The Department is currently maintaining 7 MoU?s with reputed National Institutions and Industry.

Course Design

Our M.Sc. Biotechnology Course is designed by Subject experts, Industrial Scientists, representative from our alumni, Present student representative and our faculty members to make the curriculum provide

  • in depth subject knowledge
  • adequate hands on skill on the various molecular techniques
  • Communication and
  • Research aptitude


PG (2018-20) M.PHIL. LBIOTECH_M.PHIL SYLLABI_2015 2016_MSC BIOTECH 2015_MPHIL 2014 MSC - BIOTECH 2012_PG 2010_PG 2007_PG

Department Activities

Papers Published by the Faculty 15

Awards and recognition Received by the Faculty 4

Seminars/workshop organized by The Department 2

Conferences Attended by the Faculty St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli - 620002 57

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