The department of Bio-Technology was instituted in 1990 with two faculty members. The department is offering M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in the field of Enzyme Technology and Microbial Bio-Technology. In foster research and development activities in major thrust areas like Translational Research, Molecular Toxicology, Plant Metabolic Engineering, Molecular Microbiology, Plant Genetic Engineering, and Molecular Therapeutics. The department is engaged in various innovative projects in the disciplines mentioned, funded by different agencies like DRDO, DBT, UGC, DST, CSIR, TNCSTE, UKIERI, DIPAS and AICTE. To cap, our department is identified for financial assistance by DST-FIST and UGC-SAP (Phase II) Program. The teaching faculties of the department consist of five Assistant Professors from different fields of Biotechnology and one Assistant Professor under UGC Faculty Recharge Program since 2014.
Along with the research, it also conducts PG course in Biotechnology. The department is striving to produce trained man power in the field of Biotechnology by establishing the state of art laboratories and teaching facilities and leveraged to develop Biotechnology for Bioprospecting. This department has produced 68 Doctrates; 82 M.Phils and 234 postgraduates in the field of Biotechnology and the department is thriving towards the Silver jubilee year.
Professor & Head,
Department of Bio-Technology,
Coimbatore – 641 046.