Department of Biotechnology

Biotechnology is an important tool that can be applied to various economic sectors of special interest to developing countries, such as the production of food crops, livestock management, human health care, chemical industry and environment management. The majority of developing countries including India lack the necessary qualified manpower to exploit such technologies.
Further, Biotechnology, as practiced today, requires inputs from not only one area of biological sciences, but requires a fusion of different modern biological and technological sciences. Biotechnology has become a multi-billion dollar industry all over the world.
The Department of Biotechnology at KAHE is a center for excellence in research, established in 2001. The progress of the department is consistent over the years and presently holds many research projects funded by the UGC, DST, DBT and ICMR. During the last 10 years, the department has made all round progress and is on par with the well established departments of the KAHE. Scholars in the department are pursuing research in the areas of Nano-biotechnology, Food Technology, Fermentation Technology, Plant Tissue Culture, Animal Tissue Culture, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Microbial Technology and Phytochemistry. It is commendable to mention that the department is the proud recipient of Rs. 2.81crores from the Govt. of India for various research and development programmes. Our Department of Biotechnology has been recognized by DST-FIST for research and academic purpose. Various collaborative research projects are going on in our department with many academic and industries including
-JK Nanosolutions, Karnataka, India
-University of Hyderabad, India
-Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
-Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
-East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

  1. Under Graduate Programme
    • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  2. Post Graduate Programme
    • M.Sc. Biotechnology
  3. Research Programmes
    • M.Phil Biotechnology
    • Ph.D. Biotechnology
Name Qualification Designation Email ID
Dr.T.Sivaraman M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor
Dr.A.Sangilimuthu M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Associate Professor
Dr.P.Rajiv M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.S.Barathkumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.G.Archana M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.C.Rajkuberan M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.A.A.Arunkumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.U.Ushanai M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.P.K.Anil kumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.J.Anburaj M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.A.R.Sumayya M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.T.Soundara Rajan M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.S.Selvakumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.D.Jeba Sweetly M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.M.Sivagnanavelmurugan M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.D.Jeyapragash M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr.I.Sybiya Vasantha Packiavathy M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor


1.Staff room – 05
2.Class room – 08


1.UG & PG Biotechnology labs
2.Plant Tissue culture lab
3.Microbiology lab
4.Animal Tissue culture lab
5.R & D lab
6.Animal house and Instrumentation lab
7.Special purpose lab – Central Instrumentation Facility for analytical use
8.Drug design and development lab

Major Equipment’s

Inverted, Binocular and Trinocular Microscope, Fluorescence microscope, Phase contrast microscope, Deep Freezers, PCR, Real Time PCR, ELISA, AAS, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Gel documentation system, Southern Blotting Unit, Western Blotting Unit, Electrophoresis units, Walk-in Cold room, Walk-in Hot room, Cooling Centrifuge, Ultra Centrifuge, CO2, BOD and Biological Incubators, 2D PAGE system, Particle gun bombardment.

Department Library

1.Total number of reference books: 107
2.Newsletters : 15
3.Journals : 15
4.Proceedings : 22
5.M.Phil and Ph.D thesis : 32

Paper publications by the Faculty Members

Best Five Papers Faculty wise:

Dr. T. Sivaraman
1.Vinoth Prasanna Gunasekaran, Kumari Nishi, Dakshinamurthy Sivakumar and Thirunavukkarasu sivaraman, 2018, Identification of 2,4-dihydroxyl-5-pyrimidinyl imidothiocarbomate as a novel inhibitor to Y box binding protein(YB-1) and its therapeutic actions against breast cancer, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 116: 2-14. (Impact Factor: 3.773)
2.Anbu Aravazhi Arunkumar, Thirunavukkarasu Sivaraman and Arunachalam Manimekalan. 2017, Species diversity and habitat inventory of Puntiussp from various water bodies of south India. J. Pharm. Sci. & Res. Vol. 9(10), 2017, 1775-1784. (Impact Factor: 0.391)
3.Biswajit Goraiand and Sivaraman. T, 2017, In silico screening of crucial residues for hemolytic activities of cardiotoxin 1 from Najanaja and in vitro validations, Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 95: 1022-1036. (Impact factor: 3.67)
4.Sivakumar. D, Krishna Mohan Surapaneni, Prabhu. P.C, Hari. N, Thiruvasagam. P, Rajasekaran. M and Sivaraman. T, 2016, Evaluation of the anticancer properties of the predicted hBaxBH3-mimetic compound 2-hydroxy-3, 5-dinitrobenzamide in a mammary carcinogenesis-induced rat model. RSC Adv. 6: 2854-2869. (Impact factor: 3.11)
5.Richa. T and Sivaraman. T, 2014, OneG-Vali: A Computational Tool for Detecting, Estimating and Validating Cryptic Intermediates of Proteins under Native Conditions, RSC Adv. 4(68): 36325-36335. (Impact factor: 3.11)
1.Chandrasekaran. R, Sangilimuthu. A.Y & Sivaperumal. S, (2019), Phytosynthesis and Characterization of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles using the Aqueous Extract of Beta vulgaris L and Evaluation of their Antibacterial and Anticancer Activities, Journal of Cluster Science, 1-10 ( Impact factor: 2.125).
2.Revathi. S, Hakkim. F. L, Ramesh Kumar. N, Bakshi. H. A, Sangilimuthu. A.Y, Tambuwala. M. M. and Kayalvizhi. N, (2019), In Vivo Anti Cancer Potential of Pyrogallol in Murine Model of Colon Cancer, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 20(9), 2645- 2651 (Impact factor: 1.23).
3.Sangilimuthu. A, Yeggoni. D.P, Devadasu. E and Subramanyam. R, 2018, Molecular binding mechanism of 5-hydroxy-1-methylpiperidin-2-one with human serum albumin, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 1-8 (Impact factor: 3.123).
4.Sangilimuthu. A, Ramalingam. S, Jabamalai Raj. A and Subban. R, 2015, Antihistamine from Tragia involucrata L. leaves, Journal of complementary and integrative medicine, 12(3), 217-226 (Impact factor: 1.21).
5.Sangilimuthu Alagar Yadav, Anitha Jabamalai Raj and Sathishkumar. R, 2012, In vitro antioxidant activity of Barleria noctiflora L. f. Asian Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, S716-S722 (Impact factor: 1.30).
1.Rajiv. P and Vanathi. P (2018), Effect of Parthenium based vermicompost and zinc oxide nanoparticles on growth and yield of Arachis hypogaea L. in zinc deficient soil. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 13 & 251-257. (SN Impact Factor: 0.862).
2.Jagathesan. G and Rajiv. P (2018), Biosynthesis and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles using Eichhornia crassipes leaf extract and assessing their antibacterial activity, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 13 & 90-94. (SN Impact Factor: 0.862).
3.Rajiv. P, Bavadharani. B, Naveen Kumar. M and Vanathi. P (2017), Synthesis and characterization of biogenic iron oxide nanoparticles using green chemistry approach and evaluating their biological activities, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 12: 45–49. (SN Impact Factor: 0.862).
4.Jegadeeswaran. P, Rajiv. P, Vanathi. P, Sivaraj Rajeshwari, Rajendran Venckatesh, (2016), A novel green technology: Synthesis and characterization of Ag/TiO2 nanocomposites using Padina tetrastromatica (seaweed) extract, Materials Letters, 166 & 137-139. (Impact Factor: 2.48).
5.Vanathi. P, Rajiv. P, Rajeshwari Sivaraj, (2016), Synthesis and characterization of Eichhornia-mediated copper oxide nanoparticles and assessing their antifungal activity against plant pathogens. Bulletin of Material Science 39(5): 1165–1170. (Impact Factor 0.87).
Dr. C. Rajkuberan
1.Rajkuberan Chandrasekaran, Sangilimuthu Alagar Yadav, Phytosynthesis and Characterization of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles using the Aqueous Extract of Beta vulgaris L and Evaluation of their Antibacterial and Anticancer Activities, 2019, Journal of Cluster Science. 31, 221–230 (2020) (Peer Reviewed)
2.C.Rajkuberan, K.Muthukumar, S.Sivaramakrishnan, (2018), Carica papaya (Papaya) latex: A new paradigm to combat against dengue and filariasis vectors Aedes aegypti & Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae), 3 Biotech. (Peer Reviewed)
3.C.Rajkuberan, K.Sudha, G.SathishKumar and S.Sivaramakrishnan.2015. Antibacterial and cytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles synthesized using latex of Calotropis gigantea. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: 136 (5), 924–930. (Peer Reviewed)
4.C.Rajkuberan, S.Prabukumar, G.SathishKumar, K.Ravindran, A.Wilson. (2016). Facile synthesis of silver nanoparticles using latex of Euphorbia antiquorum latex extract and evaluation of their biomedical perspectives as anticancer agents. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society (2016), doi: (Impact Factor: 2.7)
5.C.Rajkuberan, S.Prabukumar, G.SathishKumar, K.Ravindran, A.Wilson, (2016). Formulation of Carica papaya latex-functionalized silver nanoparticles for its improved antibacterial and anticancer applications. Journal of molecular liquids 219, 232-238. (Impact Factor: 3.6) ELSEIVER.
Dr. U. Ushani
1.Ushani. U, Kavitha.  S, Yukesh Kannah. R, Gunasekaran. M, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Dinh Duc Nguyen, Soon Woong Chang, JeyakumarRajesh, 2018, ‘Sodium thiosulphate induced immobilized bacterial disintegration of sludge: an energy efficient and cost effective platform for sludge management and biomethanation’, Bioresource Technology, vol. 260, pp. 273–282. (Impact Factor: 5.807)
2.Wang Jianhui, Tan Yujie, Pan Yang, Zhen Guangyin, Lu Xueqin, Zhao Youcai, Ushani U. 2019, Altering extracellular biopolymers and water distribution of waste activated sludge by Fe(II)-persulfate oxidation with natural zeolite and polyelectrolyte as skeleton builders for positive feedbacks to dewaterability, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (Impact Factor: 6.970).
3.Rajesh Banu J, Godwin Sharmila, Ushani U, Amudha S, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, 2020, Impervious and Influence in the liquid fuel production from municipal plastic waste through thermo-chemical biomass conversion technologies – A Review, Science of the Total Environment (Impact Factor: 5.58). Accepted for publication.
1. YukeshKannah R, Ushani U, Gunasekaran M, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Khac-Uan Do, Rajesh Banu J, Chapter 11: Recent development in biological nutrient removal, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, Editors: Xuan-Thanh Bui, Takahiro Fujioka, Chart Chiemchaisri, Sunita Varjani, Series Editors: Avinash Kumar Agarwal Ashok Pandey, Springer 2018. Page. 211-236. (ISBN 978-981-13-3258-6).
Dr. A.A. Arunkumar
1.AnbuAravazhi Arunkumar, Thirunavukkarasu Sivaraman and Arunachalam Manimekalan: Species Diversity and Habitat Inventory of Puntius sp. from Various Water Bodies of South India. J. Pharm. Sci. & Res. Vol. 9(10), 2017, 1775-1784. (Impact Factor: 0.391)
2.Arunkumar, AnbuAravazhi, Manimekalan, Arunachalam, Freshwater fish fauna of rivers of the southern Western Ghats, India. Earth Systems Science Data. Vol. 10, 2018, 1735–1752. (Impact Factor: 10.951)
Dr. J. Anburaj
1.Anburaj. J, Shengrui Liu, Xiao Zhang, Ran Zhang, Mingzhu Shangguan, Chaoling Wei. 2017, Genome-wide identification of microRNAs responsive to Ectropis oblique feeding in tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.). Scientific Reports. 7: 13634 (Impact Factor: 4.259).
2.Anburaj. J, Xiao Zhang, Yan Hou, Mingzhu Shangguan, Prabu Gajjeraman, Yeyun Li, Chaoling Wei. 2017, Genome-wide identification of conserved and novel microRNAs in one bud and two tender leaves of tea plant (Camellia sinensis) by small RNA sequencing, microarray-based hybridization and genome survey scaffold sequences. BMC Plant Biology. (Impact Factor: 3.964)
3.Ying-Hui Hou, Anburaj Jeyaraj, Xiao Zhang and Chao-Ling Wei. 2016. Absolute quantification of microRNAs in green tea (Camellia sinensis) by stem-loop quantitative real-time PCR. J Sci Food Agric. 97 (9): 2975-2981 (Impact Factor: 2.463).
1.Sumayya A.R, Sivagami Srinivasan (2019), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy and High Performance Liquid chromatography Analysis of Brassica juncea (Mustard) and Silk dyeing effluent’s impact on the spectral studies, International Journal of Research in pharmaceutical sciences, 10(2), 1266-1272.(Indexed in Scopus). (Impact Factor-0.12)
2.Sumayya A.R, Sivagami Srinivasan (2019), Non enzymic antioxidants activity of selected Green Leafy Vegetables and its impact in Silk dyeing effluent, Indian Journal of environmental protection, 39(09) pp 861-865.(Indexed in Scopus). (Impact Factor-0.09).
3.Sumayya Rehaman, Archana Ganesan, Jebasweetly, Aravindhanand Karthick (2019), Stress, a monster everyday challenge – a review, Adalya journal, 8(12), 510-519. (Indexed in Web of Science).
4.Sumayya A.R, Sivagami Srinivasan (2018), Biometric analysis and phytohormone production in Sesbania grandiflora’s rhizosphere soil with biotreated (Pseudomonas fluorescens and Azospirillum sp.) Silk dyeing effluent, International Journal of Current research, Vol. 10, Issue, 08, pp.72137-72140. (Impact factor -7.61)
5.Sumayya A.R, Sivagami Srinivasan (2018), Histological Studies Of The Leaf Tissues in Selected Glv’s of Fresh Water, Crude silk Dyeing Effluent And Biotreated Effluent, International Journal of Innovation Sciences and Research, Vol.7, No, 08, pp.1208-1212. (Impact Factor- 7.39)
Dr. D.Jeba Sweetly
1.Jeba Sweetly Dharmadhas, Issac Abraham Sybiya Vasantha Packiavathy, Jeyapragash Danaraj, Sumayya Rehaman and Aasaithambi Kalaiselvi, 2019, Preliminary studies on phytochemicals and antimicrobial activity of solvent extracts of medicinal plant Lawsonia inermis. International Journal of Advanced Research, 7(10): 887-896. DOI URL: ISSN: 2320-5407 (Peer Reviewed).

2.Sumayya Rehaman, Archana Ganesan, Jeba Sweetly, Aravindan and Karthick, 2019. Stress, a monster everyday challenge – A review. Adalya Journal. 8 (12):510-519, December 2019. ISSN NO: 1301-2746. (Peer Reviewed).
1.Selvakumar S and Santhalakshmi A S., 2019, A Study of the Effect on Thamirabarani Riverine Wetland Water Pollution in the Tuticorin District. Indian Jouranl of Environmental Production, 2019; 39(11): 995-1004. (Peer Reviewed)
2.Sagadevan P,Selvakumar S, Raghunath M, Megala R, Janarthanan P, VinithaEbziba C, Senthil Kumar V. 2019. Medicinal properties of Carica papaya Linn: Review. Madridge J. Nov.Drug Res. 2019; 3(1): 120-125. doi: 10.18689/mjndr-1000118. (Peer Reviewed)

International Conference

1.International Conference on “Advances in Therapeutic Molecules and Drug Design” on January 10, 2019.

National Conferences

1.National Conference on Advance Techniques in Plant Science and Technology on February 13, 2020 and February 14, 2020.
2.National Level Competition for Bio-Science Students Becon Fest, IIT-Delhi on July 05, 2018 and July 06, 2018.
3.National Conference on “Plant Based Drugs – Biotechnological Implications” on August 10, 2017 and August 11, 2017.
4.National Conference on “Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Safety” on July 27, 2017 and July 28, 2017.


1.National level Lecture Workshop on Avenues of Biotechnology to next Generation from Dynamics to Molecular mechanisms on December 19, 2019 and December 20, 2019
2.Science Academics Lecture Workshop funded by INSA-IASC-NASC, Bangalore, New Delhi on June 27, 2018 and June 28, 2018.
3.Science Academies Lecture Workshop on “Recent advances in Biological Sciences” during July 24, 2017 and July 25, 2017.

Association Meet

1.Department Association (TECHNOSTRAND) Inauguration on December 2019.
2.Department Association (TECHNOSTRAND) Inauguration on July 2018.