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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Biotechnology is one of the renowned departments of Annai Velankanni College, which has Sophisticated Biotechnology equipments, tissue Culture laboratory and a laboratory for practical and research work. The department’s mandate is to develop skilful human resources from the rural background, in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology research. This department enriches the students in advanced studies in biotechnology and makes them placement fit for national and international opportunities.

AVC BIO-GENIX

It is an association of biotechnology in this educational institution. It’s mandate is to develop new technology in life science through participatory research activities with the involvement of students and also to develop skilled professionals. Through this they are even becoming capable enough to utilize natural resources using the techniques which they are adopting from here

MANDATE OF AVC BIO-GENIX
  • To motivate students community towards need based research.
  • To utilize the available resources of our locality and develop skills to produce beneficial products from natural resources.
  • To felicitate students knowledge & capacity to solve biological needs and challenges.
  • To develop new technology through participatory research programme.
  • To provide a platform to explore students skills.
ACTIVITIES

The department of Biotechnology has conducted a number of seminars & training programmes, in State and National levels, to provide an opportunity for exchange of information, findings and ideas among the participants. These Seminars used to identify the thrust areas of Biotechnology research in the aspects of local issues.

SEMINAR / WORKSHOP / CONFERENCE
  • 1.State level seminar on "Biotechnology and Biodiversity" - March 7th 2008.
  • 2.State level Seminar on "Recent Trends in Biotechnology" September 11th 2009.
  • 3.National Seminar on "Emerging Innovation in Biotechnology" (NSEIB-2011) was conducted on March 7th -2011.
  • 4.Two days National Symposium on "Bio Technology For Sustainable Community livelihood" BSCL-2014 on 23-01-2014 & 24-01-2014.
  • 5.National Symposium on "BioTechnology For Sustainable Biodiversity" BSB-2014 on 12-09-2014.
  • 6.Two days National Conference on "Bio Technology For Sustainable developement" BSD-2016 on 11-02-2016 and 12-02-2016
FACILITIES
The department of Biotechnology has a strong infrastructure with highly sophisticated equipments. Such as,
  • PCR
  • UV Spectrophotometer
  • Gel Documentation
  • High speed cooling centrifuge
  • Deep freezer
  • BOD
  • Digital balance
  • Distillation Unit
  • Laminar air flow chamber (horizontal & vertical)
  • Hot air oven
  • Autoclave
  • Binocular microscope
  • Electrophoresis apparatus
  • Shaker
  • Water bath incubator shaker
  • Colony counter
  • Plant tissue culture laboratory

Courses Offered

Duration(Years)

No of Seats

B.Sc. Biotechnology

3

35

M.Sc. Biotechnology

2

20

STAFF STRENGTH AS ON AUG 2016:

Teaching Staff

Male

Female

Total

1

5

6

Non-Teaching Staff

Male

Female

Total

1

 

1

STUDENT STRENGTH AS ON AUG 2014:

UG

PG

M.Phil.

Ph.D.

Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

14

57

1

16

       

15

53

RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED (2009-2014):

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Total

 

2

 

1

2

3

1

 
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