Department of Biotechnology

About Department

Established in the year 1992, the Department offers M.Sc., PG Diploma and Ph.D. programmes in Biotechnology. The students are admitted by selection through the entrance examination conducted on all India basis. 

The Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India has been supporting our M.Sc. Biotechnology teaching programme.  To augment the infrastructure facility and vibrant research, the members of the faculty attract extramural funding from both national (UGC, DBT, DST, CSIR, AICTE and BRNS) and international (Rockefeller Foundation and Danish Government) agencies. The publications coming out from the Department attest the exemplary of research work carried out in the Department.

Entrance Examination

M.Sc. Biotechnology

Twenty Three students are admitted on merit through the All India entrance examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  In addition, 2 top ranking students from among those who appear in the entrance examination and whose nativity is U.T. of Puducherry are also admitted to M.Sc. Biotechnology programme.  The students admitted to M.Sc Biotechnology programme through JNU-DBT entrance examination get a fellowship @ Rs. 3,000/- p.m.

Integrated M.Sc., Ph. D. in Biotechnology

Nine students are admitted on merit basis through the all India entrance examination conducted by Pondicherry University. The students admitted into Integrated Ph. D. programme get a stipend of Rs. 1000/- p.m. for four semesters (20 months) and Rs. 5000/- p.m. for the period of next three years extendable by one more year. Students with CGPA of 7 or more on completion of mandated credits at the end of 4 semesters are eligible to proceed to Ph. D. Others will be awarded for M. Sc. degree. Students with CGPA of 7 or more are also permitted to exit the programme with M. Sc. degree on successful completion of credit requirements, however, they shall refund the stipend of Rs. 1000/ p.m.

Ph.D. Biotechnology (Full-time)

The Department offers a full time Ph.D. programme and students are admitted based on the all India entrance examination conducted by the University. The students who have joined the research projects awarded to the faculty members are required to qualify in the University entrance examination.

PG-Diploma in Biotechnology

This is an Add-on course of two semester duration offered during evening hours. Twenty Students are admitted based on merit in qualifying examinations and reservation is given as per University norms.

Programmes Offered

  • M. Sc. Biotechnology
  • Integrated M. Sc., Ph. D. in Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. Biotechnology (Full-time)
  • PG-Diploma in Biotechnology

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Infrastructure Facilities

The Department has well-equipped laboratories with all modern facilities for Photodocumentation, Plant tissue culture, Biosafety, Animal cell culture and Animal house.  The Department is equipped with sophisticated instruments such as high speed refrigerated centrifuges, UV spectrophotometers, Bioreactor system, Fermentor, CO2 incubator, Gel apparatus, Gel documentation system, ELISA reader, Multimode detector, PCR, Real-time PCR, Flash Chromatography, HPLC, GC, LCMS, vacuum concentrator, TG and IEF Electrophoresis, Flow cytometer,  Lyophilizer and Phase contrast, Fluorescence and inverted microscopes.

Faculty

Professor & H.O.D
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Research Activities

Thrust Areas of Research

  • Drug discovery from microbes and plants
  • Nucleic acid and immunodiagnosis of plant pathogens and fish pathogens
  • Immunostimulant and probiotics for disease control in fish and shrimp
  • Plant genomics and Genetic engineering of crop plants
  • Quorum sensing in bacterial pathogens
  • Stem Cell Biology and Nanobiotechnology
  • Epigenetics and Protein Engineering

Special research grants received

The Department receives research grants from various organizations like DBT, DST, UGC, CSIR, and Puducherry Government.

The Department is supported by the DST-FIST and the UGC-SAP programmes. All M.Sc. students undergo summer training in National Research laboratories, Central and State Universities in India.

 

Contact Us

Dr. V.Arul, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014.
2654430
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