Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology

The Department was established in the year 2007 with the objectives of providing postgraduate studies to explore the field and acquire an in-depth understanding of Biotechnology and carry out research activities in the relevant area. It offers M.Sc in Biotechnology and Post Graduate Diploma in Fermentation and Bio-Processing (BiSEP – Supported by DBT & Government of Karnataka). A first-of-its-kind Flagship initiative by Dept. of IT, BT & Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka and supported by Dept. Of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, Recognized by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE)

Thus, the program provides expertise in scientific learning along with skills to expedite various career paths in industrial processing, health care, agriculture, forensics, and environment management. Updated curricula, advanced lab facilitates for studies and research initiatives provide a solid foundation for building a strong career in the future. The Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory of the department caters to the micropropagation of many endangered medicinal plants. The realistic approach to Genetic engineering, Molecular biology & Bioinformatics meets the current industrial demands

Highlights of the Department

  • Well-equipped laboratory with highly sophisticated instruments, dedicated & experienced faculties constantly pursuing extramural funding from national funding resources such as the DBT, VGST, UGC, and other major sources from State Government and Government of India.
  • Good placement record over the years. MoUs with various industries and Industrial Visits to boost students’ experimental and technical knowledge.

Elective subjects offered by the department

Sl. No. Semester Title of elective paper
1 I Molecular Genetics
2 Bioanalytical Techniques
3 II Enzymology
4 Metabolism
5 Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
6 III Bioprocess Technology,
7 Microbial technology,
8 Nanotechnology
9 IV Environmental Biotechnology
10 Agricultural Biotechnology
11 Food Biotechnology

Did You Know ?

"In the post-Darwinian era when species other than ours will no longer exist and rules of open sharing will be extended to exchange of genes"

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output
Publication
Scheme & Syllabus
BiSEP

Genix is association inception in the year 2007, carriers several extracurricular Guest lectures, Seminars, Current affairs, Wall magazine, Bridge courses, Internships, Academic projects, School Projects

Activities from 2007-2008

  • One-day Workshop on “Basic molecular biology tools” on 14th April 2008 Conducted by Dr.Sudha and Dr.Vasudha, Aristogene, Bangalore. Delivered talk on Gene cloning, and what type of skills students should develop to enter the industrial sectors.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 28/02/2008 on the topic overview and brief history of biotechnology by Prof. B. Abdul Rahiman Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Kuvempu University, Shimoga.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 28/02/2008 on the topic of cancer a multifaceted disease by Prof.Vijayalakshmi, K.K. Professor, Department of Zoology, Mangalore University Mangalore.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 17/04/2008 on the topic of bioprocess technology by Dr.AnuAppaiah Scientist, CFTRI, Mysore.

2008-09

  • Genix club reopening and Opening ceremony of Wall magazine ‘JaivikaManjari’ done by Prof. D.C. Chowta on 08th Sept 2008.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 03-Oct-2008 on the topic Biotechnological opportunities from Fungi by Prof. D.J Bhat, Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 10-Nov-2008 on the topic Plant Biotechnology Prof. V. Krishna, Department of Biotechnology, Kuvempu University, Shimoga.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 30-Oct-2008 on the topic of Bio-diesel production by Mr.Abijith Das and Mr.Abishek.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 22-Nov-2008 on the topic Animal Biotechnology by Prof.RiazMahmood, Department of Biotechnology, Kuvempu University, Shimoga.
  • CMAP Scientist Prof. R.R. Rao, Emeritus Scientist, CMAP Bangalore visited our Laboratory and Arboretum on 07th Mar2009.
  • Department level guest lecture organized 21-Mar-2009,on the topic Phytophthora-A plant destroyer by Prof. R. Chandra Mohan, Department of Botany, CPCRI, Kasargod.
  • organized National Level Conference on 24th & 25th Jan 2009, Prof. R.R. Rao, Emeritus Scientist, CMAP Bangalore Inaugurated the Conference entitled The role of Biotechnology in herbal drug development and conservation of Biodiversity.
  • Organized Two days HRD program about Personality Development &Training program on 11th & 12th Apr-2009 Mr.Jagadeesh, Sr. Manager Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore Mr. Prasad, M.N. Sr. Consultant, and Business analyst.
  • Organized Two days Workshop on 12th & 13th Apr 2009 subject entitled Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology tools by Dr.Sudha, Aristogene Laboratory, Bangalore. &Mr.ManjunathaDammalli, Polyclone BioservicesPvt., Ltd. Dharawad.

2009-10

  • Genix club reopening and Opening ceremony of Wall magazine JaivikaManjari on 16-Sept-2009 by Dr. Y.L Ramachandra.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 16-Sept-2009 on the topic entitled Programmed Cell Death or Apoptosis by Dr. Y.L Ramachandra.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 23-Sept-2009 on the topic entitled High Speed & High-Performance Computing in Bioinformatics by Mr. Praveen Kumar CEO, Software Business Solutions.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 23-Sept-2009 on the topic How to beat recession OR Learnings from recession by Mr. Praveen Kumar CEO, Software Business Solutions.
  • Organized One-day Seminar on New research Avenues on 15-Oct-2009, topic entitled Research avenues in Biotechnology, talk delivered by Prof.Krishnamoorthy dept. of Biosciences Mangalore University and Prof. N.H. Manjunatha, Dept. of Biochemistry, Bangalore UniversityBangalore.
  • Department level guest lecture organized on 08-Feb-2010,topic entitled Stem cell research by Dr.LathaChukki Scientist, Polyclone Biosciences Bangalore.

2011-12

  • Biotechnology Organized a UGC sponsored National conference, in association with Polyclone BioservicesPvt., Ltd. on “Biotechnological Prospecting in Herbal Antiviral &Anticancerous Drug Development” on 17th & 18th February 2012, Dr.Vellarkad N. VishwanadhanVice president & Head, Dept of computational chemistry as resource person.
  • Department of P.G Studies & Research in Biotechnology Organized Mangalore region Finals Bio-Ouiz2012 for B.Sc. students with biology background on 31st January 2012, Quiz Master Ms.Supriya as quiz master.
  • Department of P.G Studies & Research in Biotechnology &Pilikula Regional Science Center,Mangalore Inaugurated “Workshop on Biotechnological Techniques” on 31st Oct 2011, Inaugurated by Dr. B. Yashoverma secretory SDME society.

2013-14

  • Inauguration of Genix association on 12-11-13, by Dr. Jaya Prakash Chair-person Dept of Applied zoology, Bangalore University as a resource person, he also delivered a talk entitled Molecular organization of eukaryotic chromosome.
  • Department of P.G Studies & Research in Biotechnology Organized a guest lecture on 15-04-2014. on the topic research methodology by Dr.Verranna S CEO, Niranthara herbals Bangalore.
  • Department of P.G Studies & Research in Biotechnology Organized a guest lecture on 15-03- 2014, on the topic entitled, cholesterol biosynthesis and regulation by Dr.GopalMarathe Associate Prof.Dept of Biochemistry, Mysore university.

2015-2016

  • Department level guest lecture organized on 25/11/2015, on the topic Molecular aspects of fertilization & development. byProf.Siddaramaiah, Chamarajendra zoological garden, Mysore.
  • Department level guest lecture organized by the department of biotechnology on 23/09/2015 on the topic entitled Biotechnology beyond control by Dr.Rama Bhat, AlvascollegeMoodubidire.
  • Department level guest lecture organized by the department of biotechnology on the topic entitled 16/11/2015 DNA Barcodes by Dr.SmithaHegde, Professor P.G. Department of Biotechnology,St.Aloysiuscollege,Mangalore.

2016-2017

  • An intercollegiate 2 days fest organized by the department of biotechnology from 26/08/2016 – 27/08/2016 at SDM P.G.center.
  • Guest lecture organized by department of biotechnology on 19/11/2016 on the topic entitled Natures Internet by Dr.Maruthi K R Principal Izee group of Management Studies, Bengaluru.
  • Department level guest lecture organized by the department of biotechnology on 10/05/2017 on the topic entitled Bioinformatics as a search tool by Dr.SandeepMallya, Dept of Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, Manipal University.

2018-2019

  • Two Days of a college-level workshop organized by the department of biotechnology from 28/09/2018 – 29/09/2018 on the topic Genetics the basis of life.

2019-2020

  • Workshop on Bioinformatics Tools & Techniques
  • P.G Department of Biotechnology in association with the Center for Bioinformatics,St.Aloysius College Mangalore, supported by DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology, organized a 3-day workshop held from 23rdto 25thOct 2019

2020-2021

  • Organized four international webinars

• Department persistently takes initiatives to guide school students for project works to be presented at the Indian science congress for regional, state &national level competitions

Completed Projects:

  • Vision Group of Science & Technology,SPiCE (Science project at college education) entitled “Estimation of Used Edible oil”, sanctioned 2011. Duration 3 months,worth-30,000/- by Shalini&Ramya(2010-2012), Principal Investigator Ms.PrarthanaJ.
  • Vision Group of Science & Technology,SPiCE (Science project at college education) entitled“Isolation of endosulfan degrading microorganism” by Lathika&Shruthi BS (2010-2012), Principle Investigator Dr.Veeranna
  • UGC Minor research project entitled “Microbial production of Biosurfactants for enhanced oil recovery”,2013,duration 18 months. worth 1,70,000/- Rf:MRP(S)-0525/13-14/KAMA009/UGC-SWRO, Principal Investigator Ms.PrarthanaJ.
  • Vision Group of Science & Technology, Technology Related Innovative Projects(TRIP) on the title” Investigating the role of banana (Musa sp. Var. Nanjangud rasa bale) flower as a dietary approach in preventing hyperglycemia and associated diabetic complications” by Varsha Reddy &RafaJahan(2014-2016), Principal Investigator, Mr.RamithRamu
  • UGC MRP on Beneficial effects of Banana (Musa Sp. Var. Nanjangudrasabale) Flower and Pseudostem on pain and functional dearth associated with diabetic neuropathy: A perception into its mechanism for neuroprotection worth 1.3 Lakhs. Principal Investigator, Mr.RamithRamu
  • DBT Grant of 8 lakhs from Ministry of Science & Technology,Govt of India in partnership with Foldscope Instruments Inc. and Prakashlab(Stanford University;California)for the project entitled “Use of combinational drug targeting bacterial cytoskeletal protein for prevention of antibiotic recalcitrant strains”. The research grant aims to a twinning program with North East Region through BCIL (Biotechnology Consortium India Ltd) Sanction Order:No.BT/IN/Indo-US/Foldscope/39/2015 dated 20.3.18. Principal Investigator Ms.PrarthanaJ.
  • Vision Group of Science & Technology, Research Grant for Scientist Faculty of the grant(RGSF) amount 5 lacs, on a project entitled “Fabricated synbiotics preparation to enhance the viability of probiotic strain through microencapsulation”. Sanction Order:No.KSTePS/VGST/RGS/F/2017-18/GRDNo.701/2017-18/157, dated 27.8.18

Ongoing Projects

  • Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Programme – BiSEP 2nd phase of the Biotechnology Finishing Schools BTFS at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College Ujire 574 240
  • BiSEP efforts are towards channeling academic ability to meet industry requirements and expose students to the latest happenings in the industry.Under BiSEP we are offering a unique job-oriented Post graduate diploma in Fermentation and Bioprocessing supported by the Dept of IT, BT and S&T GoK and DBT,GoI. The 1-year course has 6 months of academic training and 6 months of compulsory industry internship. Five years Project(2017-2022) worth 1.6 crores(GO ITD 02 ADM 2017 dated 28.7.17). Course coordinator(PI), Ms.PrarthanaJ.
  • Vision Group of Science & Technology, Research Grant forScientist Faculty of grant (RGSF) amount 3 Lakh on a project entitled “Management of obesity, glycemic index and lipid profile by chilly based Indian functional foods” under the scheme Research grant for Scientist faculty. Sanction Order:No.KSTePS/VGST/RGS/F/GRDNo.966/2020-21/166, dated 26.8.21
  • DST PG Leevel0 project implementation group member forsanction DST FIST Level0-Ref SR/FST/COLLEGE-/2020/914 Dt. 5-3-2021
  • Prarthana, J. and Maruthi, K.R. 2017. Phytochemical analysis of antimicrobial bioactive constituents from Oscillatoria sp. Ind. J. of Applied Res. 7(2); 645-647. ISSN – 2249-555X. IF – 3.919. IC – 79.96.
  • Prarthana, J. and Maruthi, K.R. 2017. Screening of phytochemicals & bioactive antibacterial activity in Spirogyra sp. International J. of Adv. Res. 5(7). 1145-1154. ISSN: 2320-5407. IF – 6.118. IC – 56.43.
  • Prarthana, J.  andMaruthi, K.R. 2017. Molecular characterization of fish pathogens & factors influencing pathogenicity. Ind. J. of Applied Res. 7(8); 41-44. ISSN – 2249-555X. IF – 3.919. IC – 79.96.
  • Prarthana, J.  andMaruthi, K.R. 2019. Fresh Water Algae as a Potential Source of Bioactive Compounds for Aquaculture and Significance of Solvent System in Extraction of Antimicrobials. Asian Journal of Scientific Research. 12(1): 18-28. DOI: 10.3923/ajsr.2018. pISSN – 1992 -1454. IF – 0.127.
  • Manoj Godbole&HosakatteNiranjana Murthy, Chemical constituents, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Pogostemonpaniculatus (Willd.), Natural Product Research, 2012. 26(22): 2152 – 2154. Impact factor – 1.031 DOI:10.1080/14786419.2011.633082.
  • Manoj Godbole&HosakatteNiranjana Murthy, Parthenogenetic haploid plants using gamma irradiated pollen in snapmelon (Cucumismelo var. momordica), Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 2012. 109:167 – 170. Impact factor – 3.633 DOI: 10.1007/s11240-011-0066- 9.
  • Manoj Godbole&HosakatteNiranjana Murthy, In vitro production of haploids via parthenogenesis in culinary melon (Cucumismelovaracidulus), Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 2012. Vol 11: 495 – 497. Impact factor – 0.55
  • Manohar SH, Naik PM, Dandin VS, Manoj Godbole, Koli SP & Murthy HN, 2012. Distribution of andrographolide content in Andrographispaniculata. In: Lakshman HC &Hegde GR (Eds.), Proc. Biodiversity and Biotechnology for Sustainable Development,P.G. Dept. of studies in Botany, Karnatak University, Dharwad. pp. 366 – 369. ISBN:978-81- 921165-0- 1
  • Naik PM, Godbole M, Lokesh H, Kazi AM, Patil BR & Murthy HN, 2014. Influence of different media, medium strength and carbon sources on accumulation of shoot biomass and secondary metabolite content in adventitious shoot cultures of Bacopamonnieri (L.).Proceedings of International conference on Biosciences State-of- the-Art- Advancements, Society for Educational and Scientific Research. Sept 11 – 12, 2014, Kottayam, Kerala. Pp. 101. ISBN: 818805880-7
  • PoornanandaMadhavaNaik, Manoj Godbole, Praveen Nagella and HosakatteNiranjana Murthy, 2015. Effects of heavy metals on in vitro adventitious shoot production and bacoside A content in Bacopamonnieri (L), Mapana J Sci. 1-10, ISSN: 0975- 3303|doi:10.12723/mjs.35.1
  • PoornanandaMadhavaNaik, Manoj Godbole, Praveen Nagella and HosakatteNiranjana Murthy, 2015. Effects of heavy metals on in vitro adventitious shoot production and bacoside A content in Bacopamonnieri (L), Mapana J Sci.14 (4) 1-10, ISSN: 0975- 3303|doi:10.12723/mjs.35.1 ISSN: 0975-3303
  • PM Naik, M Godbole, P Nagella& HN Murthy, 2017. Influence of different media, medium strength and carbon sources on adventitious shoot cultures and production of bacosideA in Bacopamonnieri (L.). Ceylon Journal of Science 46 (4), 97-104 ISSN: 0069-2379
  • Manoj Godbole 2020. ‘Nandanavanavannu concrete maaduvamunna, in Punarnava, Eds:Injanageri E and Tavali SB, pp; 15-20. ISBN: 978-81-939340-6-7
  • VijaykumargoudaPatil and Manoj Godbole, 2020. ‘Biodiversity and Environment’ in Cosmos, Eds: Dandin V and Tavali AB. Pp:1-5: ISBN: 978-81-941989-2-5
  • PrarthanaJ.2018, “Molecular Characterization of Antimicrobial Drug-Resistant Escherichiacoli Isolated from the Environment at Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, J Pure ApplMicrobiol., 2018; 12(4):1913-1919. http://dx.doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.12.4.27(Impact factor 0.1). Q4 SJR 0.13
  • Megha, Sowmya, PrarthanaJ., and AravindaNarayana. 2020. “Isolation and biochemical characterization of halophiles from Mangalore region and selection of potential protease producing strain, Shodha. Vol 9(2), ISSN 2249-0396; pg 117-125
  • Book chapter “ Capturing diverse, impressive images using Foldscope” ISBN: 978-93-85835-68-1. Pg 175-187. NPA publisher, 2020
  • Book Chapter “ Klebsiellapneumoniae Infections and antimicrobial resistance” ISBN: 978-981-15-1694-8. Pg 195-226. Springer publisher https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1695-5
  • Prarthana.J, Likith K, ShashankPatil. 2020, Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles(AgNP’s) from Passiflorafoetida Linn and assessment of its antibacterial activity. Research &Reveiews in Biotechnology & Biosciences. Vol 7(2); PP 34-51 http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4308450
  • Amrutha Y, Shruthi K, Aravindanarayana, Prarthana.J. 2020.  Comparative assessment of antimicrobial efficiency of hand sanitizers as antiseptic solutions: an invitro study. Research &Reveiews in Biotechnology & Biosciences. Vol 7(2); PP 58-66 http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4308454
  • PrarthanaJ,ReshmiPushpan, Smitha Jain,M.R Hamsa, S.Jagdeep Chandra, RamithRamu. 2021. Isolation and characterization of potential microorganisms from Dhanyamla-An ayurvedic formulation with therapeutic properties. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics.15(3); pp 385-391. Q1 SJR 1.02. doi.org/10.22377/ajp.v15i3.4155
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