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 (Strength: 60)
  2. Post Graduate Programme
    • M.Sc. Biotechnology (Strength: 60)
  3. Research Programmes
    • M.Phil Biotechnology
    • Ph.D. Biotechnology
Name Qualification Designation Email ID Profile
Dr.A.Sangilimuthu M.Sc., M.Phil.,B.Ed., Ph.D. Professor Click Here
Dr.S.Barathkumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.C.Rajkuberan M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.A.A.Arunkumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.J.Anburaj M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.T.Soundara Rajan M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.D.Jeba Sweetly M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.M.Sivagnanavelmurugan M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.D.Jeyapragash M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.D.Arul Ananth M.Sc., Ph.D. Associate Professor Click Here
Dr.R.Beaulah Mary M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Mr.M.Nandakumar M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor
Mr.D.Anand Raj M.Sc.,(Ph.D.) Assistant Professor
Mr. S. Satheesh Kumar Assistant Professor
Dr. C. Anusha Assistant Professor
Mr. S. Satheesh Kumar Assistant Professor
Dr. D. Prabhu Assistant Professor
Dr.K.Chinnadurai M.Sc., M.Phil., PhD. Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.K.Gopalakrishnan M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Click Here
Ms.D.Saranya M.Sc.,PhD Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.V.Dhivya Ph.D., Assistant Professor Click Here
Ms.M. Deepika M. Tech Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr. R. Srinath Assistant Professor
Ms. A. Suchithra Junior Research Fellow


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.Research and Development lab
6.Animal house and Instrumentation lab
7.Central Instrumentation Facility
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.Ph.D thesis : 32

Paper publications by the Faculty Members

Best Five Papers Faculty wise:


  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. 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).

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).

Dr. M. Sivagnanavelmurugan

  1. A Vibin, M Sivagnanavelmurugan, R Ramasubburayan, A Palavesam, (2020). Immunostimulatory Effect and ProPo Gene Expression Status of Methanolic Extract of Phyllanthus niruri Against WSSV in Shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fab). Journal of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries 8, 26-36.
  2. Sivagnanavelmurugan, M., Karthik Ramnath, G., Jude Thaddaeus, B., Palavesam, A, & Immanuel, G. (2015). Effect of Sargassum wightii fucoidan on growth and disease resistance to Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Penaeus monodon. Aquaculture Nutrition, 21: 960-969 (Wiley Interscience; Impact factor: 2.098).
  3. Sivagnanavelmurugan, M., Jude Thaddaeus, B., Palavesam, A, & Immanuel, G. (2014). Dietary effect of Sargassum wightii fucoidan to enhance growth, prophenoloxidase gene expression of Penaeus monodon and immune resistance to Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 39: 439 – 449 (Elsevier; Impact factor: 3.298).


Dr. D. Jeyapragash

  1. Jeyapragash Danaraj, Saravanakumar Ayyappan, Yosuva Mariasingarayan, Issac Abraham Sybiya Vasantha Packiavathy, Jeba Sweetly, 2021. Chlorophyll fluorescence, dark respiration and metabolomic analysis of Halodule pinifolia reveal potential heat responsive metabolites and biochemical pathways under ocean warming. Marine Environmental Research (Elsevier)., Vol.164., 105248. IF-3.4
  2. Jeyapragash Danaraj, Yosuva Mariasingarayan, Vijayakumar Karuppiah, 2020. Seagrass Halodule pinifolia active constituent 4-methoxybenzioic acid (4-MBA) inhibits quorum sensing mediated biofilm and virulence production of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbial Pathogenesis (Elsevier). Vol. 147., 104392. IF – 2.914.
  3. Jeyapragash Danaraj, Yosuva Mariasingarayan and Saravanakumar Ayyappan, 2020. Comparative metabolomics analysis of wild and suspension cultured cells of seagrass Halodule pinifolia. Aquatic Botany (Elsevier), Vol. 167., 103278., IF – 2.4.
  4. Vijayakumar Karuppiah, Manigandan vajravelu, Jeyapragash Danaraj, Bharathidasan veeraiyan, Anandharaj Balaiyan, Sathya Madhavan, 2020. Eucalyptol inhibits biofilm formation of Streptococcus pyogenes and its mediated virulence factors. Journal of Medical Microbiology (Microbiology Society), IF – 2.524.
  5. Sajeli Begum Ahil, Kirti Hira, Pragya Paramita Pal, Samrun Nessa, Onkar P. Kulkarni, Jeyapragash Danaraj, Ameer Basha Shaik, Hiroshi Araya, Yoshinori Fujimoto, 2020. Halodule pinifolia (Seagrass) attenuated lipopolysaccharide-, carrageenan- and crystal-induced secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines: Mechanism and Chemistry. Inflammopharmacology (Springer). Published online., IF – 3.35.


Dr. Issac Sybiya Vasantha Packiavathy

  1. Arunachalam Kannappan, Ravindran Durgadevi, Ramanathan Srinivasan, Ricardo José Lucas Lagoa, Issac Abraham Sybiya Vasantha Packiavathy, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian & Arumugam Veera Arunachalam Kannappan, Ravindran Durgadevi, Ramanathan Srinivasan, Ricardo José Lucas Lagoa, Issac Abraham Sybiya Vasantha Packiavathy, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Arumugam Veera Ravi, 2020. 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde from Hemidesmus indicus is antagonistic to Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm formation. Biofouling 36 (5). IF – 2.98
  2. Azhagu saravana babu, Archana G, Divya Bharathi M, Muthusamy M, Jeya Pragash D, Jeba Sweetly J, Sybia Vasantha Pakiavathy I, Ushani U, 2020. Novel COVID-19- the pandemic on planet Earth- A brief insight into Transmission, Diagnosis and Treatment- A Review. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci., 2020, 11(SPL) (1), 115-121.
  3. Issac Abraham Sybiya Vasantha Packiavathy, Sundaram Maruthamuthu, Gnanasekaran Gnanaselvan, Subbiah Manoharan, John Bosco John Paul, Angusamy Annapoorani, Arunachalam Kannappan , Arumugam Veera Ravi. 2019. The control of microbially induced corrosion by methyl eugenol – A dietary phytochemical with quorum sensing inhibitory potential. Bioelectrochemistry, 128:186-192. IF: 4.722
  4. Arunachalam Kannappan, Boopathi Balasubramaniam, Rajendhran Ranjitha, Ramanathan Srinivasan, Issac Abraham Sybiya Vasantha Packiavathy, Krishnaswamy Balamurugan, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Arumugam Veera Ravi .2019. In vitro and in vivo biofilm inhibitory efficacy of geraniol-cefotaxime combination against Staphylococcus spp. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 125:322-332. IF: 4.679



  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.

Faculty Development Programme

  1. Seven days national level Faculty Development Program on “Innovations in Biotechnology as Lifesaving Prospective” on August 03, 2020 to August 09, 2020


  1. Webinar on “ITC and its data analysis using dynamic approach” on May 18, 2020
  2. Webinar on “Structural Biology: A road map to drug discovery” on May 27, 2020

Extension activities

  1. AIDS Awareness Programme for young peoples on December 01, 2020