The Department of Biotechnology was founded in 2009 with a vision to be recognized as Department of excellence with a strong teaching base in biotechnology with active collaboration with industries and institution. With the commitment to educational excellence, the department has produced 36 university ranks. Currently the department has about 104 graduate students, associated staff and faculty. Value added, academic & co-curricular inputs to our students develop a competitive edge in Research and Industries.

Courses Offered

  • Bachelor in Biotechnology
  • Master in Environmental Science

Faculty List

S.No Name Qualification Profile
Dr.J.Chitra M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Biochemistry View Profile
Dr. G.Bhuvaneswari M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Microbiology View Profile
Mrs J. Jeba Mercy M.Sc., M.Phil., Biotechnology View Profile
Dr.S.Annapoorani M.Sc., M.Phil., Biochemistry Ph.D., Zoology View Profile
Dr.A.Sudha M.Sc., M.Phil., Biochemistry Ph.D., Bioinformatics View Profile

Learning Outcome

  1. Apply the scientific method by developing valid hypotheses, designing experiments and interpreting the relevant data.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills including clinical and non-clinical research laboratories.
  3. Design, perform and analyze results of experiments using basic molecular biology methodologies and recombinant DNA techniques.
  4. Understand the concepts of biotechnology and its role in healthcare and agriculture.
  5. A bio-technologist may find jobs in various quarters in the following fields:
      1. Drug and pharmaceutical research
      2. Public funded laboratories
      3. Chemical Industry
      4. Environment control
      5. Waste management
      6. Energy
      7. Food processing
      8. Bio-processing industries

M.Sc Environmental science

Learning Outcomes for Environmental Science

Students who successfully complete post-graduation in Environmental Science will be able:

  1. To recognize the physical, chemical, and biological components of the earth’s systems and their function.

  2. To do independent research on human interactions with the environment.
  3. To opt career pathway as
      1. Environmental Lawyer in Law and Public Service
      2. Conservationist in Science and Health Care
      3. Educator in Science and Health Care + Law and Public Service
      4. Nonprofit Manager/Director in Law and Public Service
      5. Energy Researcher in Science and Health Care
      6. Photographer in Creative Arts
      7. Environmental Policy Advocate in Law, Policy and Nonprofit

Students Achievements:

S.No Event Name College Name Prize Year
Volley Ball Sivangagai District

Volley ball association

FVC Puduvayal

III 19th October 2019

University Ranks:

S.No Name Rank Batch
G.Abinaya I 2016-2019
R.Susila II 2016-2019
M.Sabana Yasmine III 2016-2019
M.Mobin Sultana IV 2016-2019
R.Aarthi V 2016-2019

Value Added courses:

S.No Name of the programme Course Title Duration of the course No of Student Attended Date
Certificate Course Food production and nutrition 5 Weeks 23 10th August 2019 – 21st September 2019
Extension activity Seed distribution and organic gardening 1 day 24 28th September 2019
Skill Development Training Waste water treatment and technologies 2 Weeks 32 21st November 2019 – 4th December 2019
Skill Development Training Biosensor design and application 2 Weeks 14 21st November 2019 – 4th December 2019
Skill Development Training Operation and maintenance of analytical instruments 2 Weeks 9 27th November 2019 – 6th December 2019
Certificate Course Water Quality Analysis” 1 Week 41 20th February 2019 – 26th February 2019
Value Added Programme Food Production and Nutrition 4 Week 27 13th August 2018 -5th August 2018
Skill Development Training Programme Waste Water Treatment Techniques 1Weeks 26 22nd November 2017 to 1st December 2017


S.No Date Event Name Resource Person Details No of Students Participated
6th March, 2020 Special Lecture & Valediction Dr. S. M. Rajendran, Senior Principal Scientist, Nodal Coordinator – FDP & Skill Activities, CSIR – CECRI 350
23rd January, 2020 Industrial visit Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute & R.K.Algal farm


11 to 15th November,2019. Faculty development programme Thiru J. Jayakanthan I.A.S, District Collector, Sivagangai District. 30 Staff
Prof. H. Gurumallesh Prabu, Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
Dr. S. M. Rajendran, Senior Principal Scientist, Nodal Coordinator – FDP & Skill Activities, CSIR – CECRI
Dr. Panjali Natarajan, Principal Technical Officer, Technical Coordinator – FDP, CSIR – CECRI
Dr. D. Velayutham, Director in charge, CSIR – CECRI
7th and 8th August, 2019 Two days International Conference on “Emerging Paradigms in Disease Management and Energy Technology” (ICDMET – 2019) Dr. N. Kalaiselvi,

Director, CSIR – CECRI, Karaikudi

Dr. J. Jeyakanthan,

Professor & Head, Department of Bioinformatics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi.

Dr. CT. Kumarappan, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. C. Ravidhas, Head, PG & Research Department of Physics, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli.
Dr. B. Subramaniyan, Principal Scientist, Associate Professor (AcSIR), Electrochemical Materials Science, CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi.
Dr. Jemima Kingsley, Head, Department of Microbiology, Quality Manager- Lab Services, Coordinator – Infection Control, Dr. K.M. Cherian’s Heart Foundation, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Mogappair, Chennai.
25th July 2019 Industrial visit Parle.G


1st March 2019 Special Lecture & Valediction Dr. N. Vijayan

Scientist, Crystal Growth & X- Ray Analysis Section, CSIR, New Delhi

22nd February 2019 Industrial visit

Sakthi Sugars, Pvt. Ltd., Padamathur, Sivagangai

Mr. R. Kumaravel & other experts Sakthi sugars Private Institute. 30
31st January 2019 Special lecture on

Recent Research on Microbial Metabolism”


Assistant Professor,

Allagappa University.


5th January 2019 MoU Signing Ceremony Mr. Kalimuthu

Mr. P. Velusami,

WASH Institute, Dindigul .

9th August 2018 & 10th August 2018 National Seminar Frontiers in Biotechnogy & Bioenergy Shri R. Rajasekar CSIR, CECRI 400
Dr. P. Rameshthangam

Alagappa University

Dr. K. Arunkumar

Associate Professor, Cental University of Kerala

Dr. A. Nagasathya

Govt.College for Women

Dr.Sheela Berchmans, CECRI, Karaikudi
17th July 2018 Special Lecture & Science Association Inauguration Dr. S. Karuppasamy Professor and Head Department of Energy Science Alagappa University 350
28th July 2018 Industrial Visit Spirullina Production Research.

Mrs. Arthi Researcher,

Spirullina Production Research and Training Centre, Kondayampatti, Madurai

3rd March 2018 Guest Lecture on Environmental Chemistry Dr.N.Sengottuvelan, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Chemistry, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 104

Curricular Activities

Faculty Development Program for Science faculties on 12th and 13th July, 2017.

Departments of Biotechnology, Department of Physics and Electronics & Communication of Dr. Umayal Ramanathan College for women and CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi have jointly organized a two days faculty development programme for the benefit of around sixty faculties from various colleges in Physical, Chemical & Life Sciences, during 12th and 13th July, 2017 at URCW and CSIR-CECRI.

Dr. S. Jeyashree, Principal, URCW delivered the welcome address. Dr. Vijayamohanan K Pillai, Director CSIR – CECRI, presided over the programme. Dr. S Karutha Pandian, Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University inaugurated the programme. Eminent scientists Dr. Kalaiselvi, Dr. Mathiarasu, Dr. Sathiyanarayanan, Dr. Sozhan, Dr. Laskhminaraimhan and Dr. Ramesh Babu from CSIR-CECRI delivered lectures on Energy Storage Devices, Material Protection, Hydrogen Energy, Biosensors, Nanotechnology and Environmental Pollution Control. Demo sessions were also conducted at CECRI in the afternoons. Dr. Velayutham and Dr. Manisankar, Former Dean, Alagappa University, Karaikudi presided over the valedictory function.

Shri. R. Rajasekar, Dr. S. Angappan, Pricipal Scientist, seminar and training, CECRI, and Dr. M. Meenakshi, Mrs. J. Chitra, Heads, Department of Physics & EC & Biotechnology were the coordinators of this Faculty Development Programme. The prime dictum of this programme is to refresh/update the knowledge of the faculties that would support in inculcating knowledge to the students of next generations.

Department Activity Details (June 2016 – November 2016)
S.No Date Nature of the Program Resource Person Beneficiaries
1 5.7.2016 Inauguration of Biotechnology Department Association – The Nature Club Dr.N.Kalaiselvi Senior Principal Scientist, ECPS, Division CECRI 97
2 22.7.2016 Poster Presentation Competition – “Contribution of Biotechnology to the Mankind” 97
3 18.8.2016 Paper Presentation Competition -“Current Science” 97
4 23.9.2016 Mind Map Competition – “Recent Trends in Biological Sciences” 97

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