Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2013. It offers B.Tech Biotechnology programme to provide quality education, training and research in Biotechnology. The Department has well qualified and experienced faculty members as its significant strength who constantly motivates, inspires and guides the students for their personal growth and to become technically competent. The Department is booming with all the essential facilities and infrastructure to cater the needs of the students and the society. The research specialization of the department includes drug discovery and is constantly striving for the industrial collaboration for downstream processing of bio-based products.

  1. Under Graduate Programme
    • B.Tech Biotechnology
  2. Research Programme
    • Ph.D Biotechnology (Engineering)
Name Qualification Designation Email ID
Dr.R.Thilagavathi M.S., Ph.D. Professor
Ms.V.Vijayalakshmi M.Tech. Assistant Professor
Ms.R.Ragavi M.Tech. Assistant Professor
Ms.K.Santhiya M.Tech. Assistant Professor
Ms.T.V.Jemi lakshmi M.Tech. Assistant Professor


  • UG B.Tech Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Bioinformatics Laboratory

Paper publications by the Faculty Members

Best Five Papers Faculty wise:

Dr. R. Thilagavathi

  1. Selvam, C., Prabu, S. L., Jordan, B. C., Purushothaman, Y., Umamaheswari, A., Hosseini Zare, M. S., Thilagavathi, R. Molecular mechanisms of curcumin and its analogs in colon cancer prevention and treatment: Life Sciences, 2019, 239:117032 (Scopus indexed, impact factor: 3.44).
  2. Selvam, C., Mutisya, D., Prakash, S., Ranganna, K., Thilagavathi, R. Therapeutic potential of chemically modified siRNA: Recent trends, Chemical biology & Drug Design, 2018, 91, 332-337 (Scopus indexed, impact factor: 2.396).
  3. Selvam, C., Jordan, B.C., Prakash, S., Mutisya, D., Thilagavathi, R. Pterocarpan scaffold: A natural lead molecule with diverse pharmacological properties, European journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2017, 128, 219-236. (Scopus indexed, impact factor: 4.519).
  4. Jordan, B. C, Mock, C. D., Thilagavathi, R, Selvam, C. Molecular Mechanisms of Curcumin and Its Semisynthetic Analogues. Life Sciences, 2016, 152, 135-144. (Scopus indexed), impact factor: 2.936.
  5. Selvam C, Thilagavathi R, Narasimhan B, Kumar P, Jordan BC, Ranganna K. Computer-aided Design of Novel Allosteric modulators of metabotrophic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5): Comparative Molecular Field Analysis of aryl ether derivatives, Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2016, 26, 1140-1144. (Scopus indexed), impact factor: 2.454).

Ms. V. Vijayalakshmi

  1. Gayathri K, Sundaraganapath R, Icey Constantine, Vijayalakshmi V, Shaikh Fuzail Abdur Rahim, Comparative studies on synthesized silver nanoparticles using Artemisia vulgaris Linn and Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees., for the antifungal activity. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences and research 2019.


  1. One day seminar on Bioprospecting in medical sector was conducted on March 18, 2019. Dr. T.Ramesh from Annamalai University, Chithambaram delivered the guest lecture.
  2. One day seminar on Bioprospecting in medical sector was organized on March 18, 2019. K.Arunkumar from Central University of Kerala, Kerala delivered the guest lecture.
  3. Nanotechnology approaches in biosensors and Biophotonics on March 01, 2018, by Dr. B. Mohammed Jaffer Ali, Pondicherry University, Puducherry delivered the guest lecture.
  4. Encapsulation Technologies in Food applications was held on March 01, 2018. Dr. C. A. Kalpana, Avinashilingam Institute for home science and higher education for women, Coimbatore was the keynote speaker.
  5. One day seminar on Biofilm I – waste water treatment was conducted on March 01, 2018 by Dr. Florida Tilton, gave a lecture on Biozone Research Technologies Pvt Ltd, Chennai.
  6. Exposure in Biotechnology was conducted on February 14, 2017.   N. Saraswathy from KCT, Coimbatore was the guest speaker.
  7. Biosurface engineering for implant applications was organized on September 08, 2016. Dr. Subramanian, CECRI, Karaikudi was the keynote speaker.
  8. Studies on green synthesis was conducted on September 08, 2016. Dr. Ruchmani, Anna University, Trichy delivered the guest lecture.
  9. A nanomaterial in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine was organized on September 08, 2016. Dr. R. Jayakumar , AIMSRC, Kochi was the keynote speaker.
  10. Bioprospecting was conducted on January 21, 2016. Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram, SASTRA, Coimbatore delivered the guest talk.
  11. Extraction technology from biological products was held on January 21, 2016. Dr. M. Shanmugaprakash from KCT, Coimbatore was the guest speaker.
  12. A challenge of downstream processing was organized on January 21, 2016. Dr. Soumen Mukherjee SPFP, Coimbatore was the keynote speaker.
  13. A recent advance in biofuel production was held on January 21, 2016. Dr. Binod Parameswaran from NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram was the guest speaker.


  1. Tvasta 2020 was organized on February 18, 2020 – Guest: B. Ashok Kumar from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  2. Tvasta’19 was conducted on February 19, 2019 – Guest: R. Ramaswamy from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  3. Tvasta’18 was organized on March 02, 2018 – Guest: P. Varalakshmi from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  4. Klonazura’17 was conducted on February 03, 2017 – Guest:P.Renuka Devi from Anna University, Coimbatore.
  5. Klonazura’16 was organized on February 04, 2016 – Guest: Joshy Cherian from Omega Ecotech Products, Coimbatore.


  1. Two days National Conference on Big data and Machine learning in biomedical and health informatics: Contemporary uses and prospective challengers was conducted on September 12, 2019 and September 13, 2019.
  2. Two days National Conference and workshop on “New Paradigms in the Development of Biotechnology in Healthcare & Emerging Nanomaterials for Healthcare Applications” was organized on February 15, 2017 and February 16, 2017.

Guest lecture

  1. Imporatnce of Unit operation in Downstream Processing by Dr. M. Shanmugaprakash, KCT, Coimbatore on February 13, 2020.
  2. Stem cell Discovery and Tissue Engineering by Dr. S. Balasubramanian, Dr.N.G.P college of arts and science, Coimbatore on December 19, 2018.
  3. Recent advances in Pharmaceutical technology by Dr. K.S.G. Arulkumaran, KMCH College of Pharmacy on December 10, 2018.
  4. Programmed cell death by Mr. Mohan Kumar, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on October 15, 2018.
  5. Recent trends in food processing and technology by Dr. T.V. Ranganathan, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore on September 18, 2018.
  6. Liquid extraction and hydrophobic interaction chromatography for the removal of dyes from textile waste water by Dr. P. Ramalingam, KCET, Coimbatore on September 19, 2018.
  7. Entrepreneurship opportunities in biotechnology by Mrs. Poonkodi, Sunglow Biotech, Coimbatore on February 26, 2018.
  8. Immobilized enzyme kinetics and its application by Mrs. N. Brindha, Anna University, Trichy on October 06, 2017.
  9. Genomics, Proteomics-The importance and the application of omic sciences by Dr. V. Thirunavukarasu, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore on February 14, 2017.
  10. Instrumental methods of Analysis by Dr. R. Suresh, Anna University, Chidambaram on February 14, 2017.
  11. Biomaterials and tissue engineering concepts by Dr. R. Selva Kumar, PSGIAS, Coimbatore on July 20, 2016.
  12. Liquid liquid extraction aquaeous two phase extraction by Dr. M. Shanmugaprakash, KCT, Coimbatore on July 12, 2016.
  13. Clinical trial & management by Dr. M. Ramanathan, PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore on July 12, 2016.
  14. Genome sequence analysis by Dr. P. Chellapandi, Bharathidasan University, Trichy on July 15, 2016.
  15. Mass transfer operations by Dr. S. Venkatesa Prabhu, KCT, Coimbatore on July 15, 2016.
  16. Pharmaceutical Technology by Dr. C. Sankar, KMCH College of Pharmacy on July 08, 2016.
  17. Development, activation, maturation & differentiation of B and T cell by Dr.V.Hariharan, KFMSR, Coimbatore on July 12, 2016.
  18. Principles of chemical engineering by Dr. Sivakumar Ponnambalam, Anna University, Trichy on July 11, 2016.
  19. Overview of Metabolic diseases by Dr. V. Hariharan, KFMSR, Coimbatore on July 11, 2016.
  20. Control of micro organisms by Dr. V. Hariharan, KFMSR, Coimbatore on August 24, 2015.
  21. Microbiology by Dr. V. Hariharan, KFMSR, Coimbatore on February 17, 2015.
  22. Bioinformatics by Dr. N. Jeyakumar, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore on  March 10, 2015.
  23. Plant Biotechnology by Dr. R. Sathishkumar, KFMSR, Coimbatore on February 05, 2016.
  24. Instrumental methods of analysis by Dr. C. Sankar, KMCH College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore on January 27, 2016.
  25. Enzymology and enzyme technology by Mr. V. Rajasekar, GCT, Coimbatore on February 10, 2016.

Workshop/ Skill based training

  1. Two days skill based training programme was organized from August 26, 2019 to August 27, 2019 on “Micro RNA prediction & protein structure modeling and Chromatographic technique & nanoparticle synthesis”
  2. Two days workshop was conducted from January 07, 2019 to January 08, 2019 on “Computational Genomics, Molecular docking and Biomolecular Visualization Tools”
  3. Two days Hands on training on “Application of bioinformatics tools techniques for Drug Designing & Understanding the key benefits of core biotechniques” was held during September 28, 2018 and September 29, 2018.
  4. Two days National Workshop on “Basic tools & techniques in Biotechnology” was organized during on February 15, 2018 and February 16, 2018.
  5. Three days Hands on training in “Basic Bioinformatics tools and Techniques” was held from December 07, 2017 to December 09, 2017.
  6. Workshop on “Emerging Nanomaterials for Healthcare Applications” was conducted on February 16, 2017.