About the department

The Department of Studies in Biotechnology, Microbiology & Biochemistry was established in the year 2004, 2007 & 2012 respectively. The Department is striving to berecognized as a leader for offering societal relevant innovative Post Graduate education. It endeavors to build and enhance the capabilities of the future generation by providing quality education. The course is approved by the University Grants Commission & affiliated to University of Mysore.The syllabus is well designed by the subject experts at University and has been implemented in the Department accordingly. The Department has spacious laboratories with well equipped sophisticated instruments like HPLC, GC, Phase contrast microscope, CO2 incubator, Deep freezer, Bio-safety cabinet, ELISA reader, PCR, Flash evaporator, UV-visible spectrophotometer etc. A dynamic and vision oriented teaching staff are serving the Department. The faculties are involved in research projects funded by UGC & VGST. The students are involved in in-house ongoing projects to create awareness in R&D and are trained to handle different laboratory instruments independently. The Department has good infrastructure, furnished classroom with facilities of projectors (OHP, LCD), Black & White board for efficient teaching purpose. Special lectures are arranged throughout the course from eminent Professors and Scientists from different organizations viz., UOM, CFTRI, DFRL, IISc, GKVK, BIOCON, etc to enrich the scientific knowledge of students. National Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops are regularly organized to give awareness on recent trends in Biological sciences to the students. The students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities. Our students have won many intercollegiate essay, debate, music and extempore competitions held at various colleges/institutions. Since the inception of the department, it has produced cent percent result with several ranks (1st, 5th, 7th & 9th) & distinction to its credit. The Department is also offering distance education affiliated to Karnataka State Open University in Biotechnology and Microbiology discipline.

The Director of the PG Centre Receiving VGST Award (CISE) from the Honorable former Chief Minister Sri B.S Yediyurappa

The honorable vice- chancellor of UOM inaugurating  UGC sponsors 3day workshop with other dignitaries

The honorable vice- chancellor of KSOU Prof  B. Rangappa  inaugurating UGC Sports Conference with other  dignitaries

The honorable vice- chancellor of  JSS University  Dr. B. Suresh  inaugurating National Seminers held in Collabaration with AMI, Mysore Chapter

Dr V. Prakash Director of  CFTRI,  Inaugurating New Bio- Technology Building  with other  dignitaries follwed by Press released 

Faculties interacting with Prof C.N.Rao Chairman VGST, Govt of Karnataka in a National Conference

Lighting of lamp during the inaugurals of UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Advanced Immunological Techniques”

Inauguration of PG auditorium and laboratory (Lifescience - III) by his holiness Sri Sri Sri Shrivarathri Desikendra Swamiji

Prof. Jyoti Bala chauhan in an interaction with his holiness Sri Sri Sri Shrivarathri Desikendra Swamiji

Prof. K.S. Rangappa, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore, during the inauguration of UGC sponsored Two days Conference on “Driving Stem Cells research towards therapy- A vision of future” held on September 18th and 19th, 2014

Seminar on: frontier innovations in Biochemistry and its interdisciplinary relevance. Prof. B.S. Vishwanath, Chairman, DOS in Biochemistry is seen lighting the lamp.

Seminar on: Perpetual threats on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Prof. S.R. Niranjana, Chairman, DOS in Biotechnology, University of Mysore is lightening the lamp.

Seminar on: Current sceanario on food habits and inflammatory diseases

Seminar on: frontier innovation in Biochemistry and its interdisciplinary relevance

Major Equipments   

  • HPLC System
  • GC System
  • PCR machine
  • Microscopes
  • Fluorescent, stereo binocular with digital imaging
  • Deep freezers 
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
  • High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge 
  • COincubators
  • UV transilluminator and Gel doc system
  • Temperature controlled orbital shaker
  • ELISA reader
  • Flash evaporator
  • Sonicator

Infrastructural facilities

  • Well equipped and spacious Laboratories
  • R& D laboratory
  • Computational and networking facilities
  • Back-up power generator facilities
  • Plant Tissue Culture and animal cell culture facilities
  • Well constructed spacious seminar halls equipped with OHP/LCD projectors 

Research & Development
The Department is recognized as a R&D center by the University of Mysore. The Department is running couple of projects funded byUGC and Vision Group of Science and Technology (VGST). Students are also involved in the current projects and given training to handle various instruments. The Department has successfully completed research projects funded by UGC, New Delhi.

Major / Minor Research Projects

  • UGC Sponsored Major Project on “Isolation & Characterization of Bioactive Compounds from Bilimbi & Star Fruit". 
  • VGST Funded K-FIST Award on Studies on “Isolation & Characterization of Algalicidal Metabolites from Bloom Forming Cyanobacteria of local bodies”. 
  • VGST Funded CISE Award on "Isolation & Characterization of Bioremediating Microorganisms”.
  • UGC sponsored Minor Project on “Bioremediation of organochlorine pesticide (Endosulfans) residues ion coffee plantation soil”.
  • UGC sponsored major research project on “In vitro propagation of Calamus L.”
  • UGC sponsored minor research project on Anti-Cancer component - Isolation & Characterization from the members of Solanaceae
  • UGC sponsored minor research project on "Aphla Amylasa Inhibitory activities of Persea americana".