The Department of Biotechnology was started in 2002 to produce Post graduates who would cater to 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 the 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 the 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 have expertise 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 vigorously engages in teaching, research and co-curricular activity to boost and build careers of the students. The students are trained to the new developments in Biotechnology research, communication skills, personality development, etc. by organizing:
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 MoUs with reputed National Institutions and Industry.
M.Sc. Biotechnology Course is designed by Subject experts, Industrial Scientists, representative from the alumni, student representative and faculty members to make the curriculum provide