Department of Biotechnology

Established in 2007

The Biotechnology Department offers BSc programs along with Botany and Chemistry. With a broad range of new laboratory antiquities, this department nurtures the stakeholder to expertise in Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Cellular Biology, Drug Development Technology, Intellectual Property Law to name a few.

Highlights of the Department

  • The department has been recognized by the STAR scheme of DBT, New Delhi for conducting programs to strengthen the basic science.
  • Full-fledged laboratory with sophisticated infrastructure
  • Regular skill based hands on training workshops
  • Vocational training programs
  • Regular institutional visits
  • Student Research Projects
  • Students centric participative mode of learning
  • The students of the department have excelled in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Organizing workshops and seminars.

Elective subjects offered by the department:

Sl. No. Semester Title of elective paper
1 I Biostatistics
2 Intellectual Property Rights
3 Biosafety
4 II Food Science Technology
5 Agricultural Biotechnology
6 Bioethics
7 III Fermentation Technology
8 Downstream Process
9 Entrepreneurship
10 IV Immune System & Disease Management
11 Microbial Technology
12 Nano Biotechnology

Star College Scheme


Did You Know ?

DNA neither cares nor knows. DNA just is. And we dance to its Music –

Richard Dawkins
Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output
Scheme & Syllabus

Association & Activities

  • “Sasya Sourabha” is a deep association that provides a forum for bringing out true mettle concealed in the students through imagination.
  • The club organizes activities to bring intellectual awareness toward eco-friendly activity for a holistic approach.


Community Orientation

  • Associating with NSS & ISR units for Blood donation camp – blood grouping.
  • Surveys & consensus regarding prevailing agricultural practices , human health & diseases.

Research Output

Thrust areas of Research

  • Thrust areas of Research
  • Plant – Microbe Interactions
  • Plant Metabolomics
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Bioremediation
  • Molecular Taxonomy
  • Socio-medical survey


  • Ramasetty BT, Bajpe SN, Kadappa SK, Saini RK, Basavaraju SN, Ramachandra KK, Sripathy PH. Identification and genetic diversity analysis of Memecylon species using ISSR, RAPD and Gene-Based DNA barcoding tools. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. 2016 Nov 1;24:1-8.
  • Bajpe SN, Bharathi TR, Marulasiddaswamy KM, Kumara KK, Prakash HS, Kini RK. Efficiency of RAPD, ISSR and ITS markers in detecting genetic variability among Salacia species sampled from the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Molecular biology reports. 2018 Oct 1;45(5):931-41.
  • Bharathi TR, Jameel NM, Ghassam BJ, Bajpe SN, Prakash HS. Antidiabetic Effect of Memecylon Talbotianum Leaf Methanol Active Fraction in Male Wistar Rats. Pharmacognosy Communications. 2017 Jul 1;7(3):114-20.
  • Bajpe SN, Kumara KK, Kini RK. Genetic Diversity of Embelia Species, Maesa Indica and Ardisia Solanacea Sampled from Western Ghats of Karnataka Using DNA Markers. Research journal of Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences 2018; 4(6). 457 – 467.
  • Ammanagi, Avinash & Badiger, Abhijeeth. (2019). Bioprospecting of Fungi for Melanin fabrication: A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Scientific Research in Biological Sciences. 6. 89-100. 10.26438/ijsrbs/v6i4.89100.
  • Kumar KS, Maruthi KR, Alfarhan AH, Rajakrishnan R, Thomas J. Molecular fingerprinting of Helicanthus elastica (Desr.) Danser growing on five different hosts by RAPD. Saudi journal of biological sciences. 2016 May 1;23(3):335-40.
  • 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. and Maruthi, 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. and Maruthi, 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.
  • Shrisha Naik Bajpe, Maruthi K R and Abhijeeth S Badiger. 2021. Assessing Genetic Diversity and DNA Barcodes efficiency of Salacia and related species from the Western Ghats, Karnataka. Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology – ISSN No. 2347-212x 2455-7005.
  • Shankara Narayana K, Shrisha Naik Bajpe, Maruthi Katenahalli Rudarappa, Abhijeeth S Badiger. 2021. Exploration of mentorship program of SDM College, Ujire in COVID-19 pandemic. The Research Journal. 7(1); ISSN 2454-4930; 2454-7301. IF – 4.126

List of Board of Studies Members 2021-22 (BOS)


Dr. Maruthi K. R.
Assistant Professor
HOD of  Biotechnology,
SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire

Internal members

Mr. Abhijeeth S. Badiger
Assistant Professor
Department of  Biotechnology
SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire

Dr. Shrisha Naik Bajpe 
Assistant Professor
Department of  Biotechnology
SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire

Subject Experts

Dr. Chethan J. D.
Asst. Professor
Department of Biotechnology & Microbiology
Karnatak University Dharwad
M: 9886489565

Dr. Kumaraswamy H. M.
Assistant professor
Department of Biotechnology
Kuvempu University
Shankaraghatta , M: 9482478923

Representative from industry/corporate sector/allied area relating to placement.

Dr. Avila D’Souza
Director, EUCHEM Biologicals Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No.10/ Shivalli Industrial area
Alevoor Road, Manipal – 576104, 
M: 9448240099

Post Graduate meritorious, Alumni

Leonard Clinton D’Souza
Research Scholar
Division of Environmental Health and toxicology
Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research
NITTE (Deemed to be University)
Paneer Campus, Deralakatte, Mangalore
M: 9902605225

University Nominee

Ms. Deepthi
HOD, Lecturer , Department of Biotechnology
Bhuvanendra College, Karkala
M: 9743294287

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