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Biotechnology

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History of the Department

The Department was started in the year 2003-04 as a branch in the Department of Zoology under the direction and guidance of Principal, late Prof A.M. Puttaswamygowda and Prof. B.K. Jagadisha. Later during the academic year 2006-07 it was separated with an independent status as DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY.


The Department is having one permanent staff and four guest lecturers. At present† Dr. Chandavar. Vidya. R, Associate Professor in Zoology is heading the Department. She is having 19 years of teaching experience at Yuvaraja’s College and 18 years of research experience in the field of ENDOCRINOLOGY. Other guest faculties are also well qualified and enrolled for research. The faculty members have attended conferences, seminars and workshops of their interest/related fields.


The overall student strength of the department is about 180 in the year 2015. Individual students are exposed to both theory and practical classes/experiments. Evaluation of the students at department level will be done by conducting regular class tests. Students are encouraged to prepare scientific models, present seminars etc. They are also taken to various Organizations/Institutions related to Biotechnology for field experience.


The Department is well equipped with infrastructural facilities for teaching. About 250 books on various aspects of Biotechnology are made available at Under Graduate Library in the College campus. The department has a collection of books which are used for reference by the teaching faculty.


Restructuring of syllabus is done regularly once in three years at state level. In the year 2014 the syllabus of I and II semester was reframed by the BOS in Biotechnology.†
The present HOD, Dr. Chandavar. Vidya. R is actively involved in research with three research scholars under her guidance. One of the research scholars is having DST-INSPIRE fellowship. She has completed two UGC research projects as Principal Investigator and having two DST ongoing projects worth Rs.44.42 L and Rs.38.25 L respectively. She has published 15 research papers at international and national level. One of her publications is cited in the book entitled “The Islets of Langerhans” edited by Md. Shahidul Islam (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology series Volume 654) Chapter 2. Comparative Anatomy of Islets- R. S Heller Page 21, Published by Springer Science+ Business Media (www.springer.com)


The Department of Biotechnology in a short duration has acquired a good number of equipments such as: Binocular Stereo Microscopes (four numbers), Microscopes (12 numbers), Spectrophotometer, Colorimeter (five numbers), Laminar Air flow cabinet, pH Meter,  Electronic Balance (two numbers), Hot air Oven, Autoclave, High speed Homogenizer, Cooling Centrifuge, Table Top High Speed centrifuge, Table Top centrifuge, Quartz distillation unit, Steel distillation unit, Rotary shaker, Deep Freezer (-20oC) with UPS backup, BOD incubator, Refrigerator, Micro pipettes, Vortex mixer, Transilluminator, Water bath, Computer with internet facility, LCD Projector, Laptop computer, Gel Documentation System, Vertical and Horizontal electrophoresis units with power pack, Fume hood, Inoculation Chamber, Bacteriological Incubator, Electrotransfer system, Paper chromatography unit, etc.,

 



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