BSc Biotechnology

Program Overview

Biotechnology is the modern branch of life science dealing with apt solutions to human problems. This revolutionary science has profound applications in the present Covid   pandemic scenario in form of molecular diagnostic test like RT-PCR. This Department is endowed with all the potential enabling us to reach the heights of DBT STAR COLLEGE STATUS supported by DBT of India. The state of the art laboratories housed at the Department proves this as an exemplary place to pursue studies right from UG to Ph. D supported by active mentoring and journal club activities. Add on certification courses like HACCP and FOSTAC makes it ambient and a judicious career choice.

Programme USPs

  1. State of the Art Biotechnology Laboratory recognised Under STAR College Scheme.
  2. Highly Competent and NET Qualified Faculty in the Field of Expertise.
  3. DBT and CSIR-UGC Based Curriculum.
  4. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Tribute and Science Day are observed Every Year.
  5. Value Added Certification Program: Principles of HACCP and its Application in Food Industry (HACCP Level-II).

Programme Outcomes

A career in Biotechnology includes industries engaged in processing developing agricultural and biological products, bio-processing industries, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. There are opportunities in industries producing healthcare products, textile industry and organizations engaged in different types of industrial research and development.

Eligibility Criteria

+2 students who have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology,  Home Science / Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics / Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics / Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science / Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology / Physics, Chemistry with Biotechnology (or) Biochemistry (or) Microbiology, +2 Vocational Group (under State Board of School Examinations, Tamil Nadu) with the subjects (Tamil, English, Biology, Agricultural Practices, Theory, Practical – I and Practical – II).


  • Certificate program in HACCP offered by NIST, Chennai.
  • UGC-CSIR, NET coaching.
  • Certificate Course in Clinical Lab Technology.
  • Advanced Certificate  in Clinical Lab Technology.
  • Modular Curriculum included with Clinical Laboratory Technology.
  • Placement based crash course on Bioprocess Technology.
  • EDC courses:
    1. Human Nutrition.
    2. Vermicomposting
    3. Mushroom cultivation.
    4. Organic Farming
    5. Plant Tissue Culture
    6. First Aid and Safety 
    7.  Herbal Technology
    8. Algal  Technology

Career Opportunities

Students from the School have career opportunities in the following companies and sectors:

  • Aavin Dairy
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kerala
  • Cytiva, Bangalore.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala
  • Milma Dairy
  • Nandhini Dairy
  • Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor
  • Accenture, Bangalore
  • Azhooba, Chennai,
  • Biocon, Bangalore
  • Biomed Solutions, Salem.
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kerala
  • Cipla Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
  • Cognizant Technologies, Bangalore.
  • DELL, Chennai.
  • EPI-Source Pvt. Ltd.
  • Focus Edumatics
  • Human Biological Institute, Ooty
  • Icon, Bangalore.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala
  • Infosys, Bangalore
  • Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd.
  • NCBS, Bangalore.
  • NIO, Goa
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
  • Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor.
  • PPTS, Coimbatore.
  • TCS, Chennai
  • Thermo Fischer Scientific, Bangalore.
  • TNQ books, Coimbatore.
  • VWR International, Coimbatore
  • Wipro Technologies, Chennai
  • Zifo R&D Solutions
  • Zifo Technologies, Chennai.

Programme Structure


  • Language –Tamil I/Malayalam I/ Hindi I/ French I/Arabic I
  • English – Communicative English-I
  • Core Course I – Cell Biology
  • Core Course II – Bio Chemistry
  • Core Course III: Practical I – Cell Biology and Biochemistry.
  • Allied Course I – Chemistry
  • Allied Course II: Practical I – Chemistry
  • Value Education:  Ethics and Culture


  • Language – Tamil II/Malayalam II/ Hindi II/ French II/Arabic II
  • English – Communicative English- II
  • Core Course IV – Genetics
  • Core Course V- Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Core Course VI: Practical II- Bioanalytical techniques and Genetics
  • Allied Course II: Practical II– Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies     
  • Module I – Course I – Principles of Clinical Laboratory Technology and  Management


  • Language- Tamil III/Malayalam III/ Hindi III/ French III/Arabic III
  • English- Communicative English- III
  • Core Course VII – Microbiology
  • Core Course VIII: Practical III – Microbiology  Food and Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Allied  Course III – Basic Mathematics & Computer applications
  • Elective I : Food and Agro Biotechnology
  • Skill based course (SBC) I:  Bio-entrepreneurial development course 1- Mushroom cultivation technology
  • Non-Major Elective (NME) I – Basic Tamil /Women’s Rights / Advanced Tamil /Basic Hindi/ Basic Malayalam
  • Commercial Practice
  • Modular-Module I – Course II – Techniques in Clinical Laboratory Technology


  • Language – Tamil IV/Malayalam IV/ Hindi IV/ French IV/Arabic IV
  • English- Communicative English -IV
  • Core Course IX – Molecular biology
  • Core Course X:  Practical IV- Molecular biology  and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Allied Course IV: Practical III- Fundamentals of Computers, MS office and C Programming
  • Elective II : Environmental Biotechnology
  • Skill based course (SBC) II:  Bio-entrepreneurial development course 2- Bioinformatics
  • Non-Major Elective (NME) II – Basic Tamil /General Awareness/ Advanced Tamil/ Basic Hindi/Basic Malayalam
  • Interdisciplinary Course – Bioinstrumentation
  • Modular-Module II – Course I-Fundamentals of Human Physiology


  • Core Course XI- Human Physiology
  • Core Course XII – Recombinant DNA Technology – I
  • Core Course XIII – Plant Biotechnology
  • Core Course XIV– Immunology
  • Core Course XV: Practical V – Microbial Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology and Immunology
  • Elective – III : Bionanotechnology
  • Skill based course (SBC) III: Bio-Entrepreneurial development course
  • Organic farming
  • Practicum
  • Extra Disciplinary Course
  • Modular-Module II – Course II – Clinical Biochemistry


  • Core Course XVI –  Animal Biotechnology
  • Core Course XVII – Industrial Biotechnology
  • Core Course XVIII – Recombinant DNA Technology – II
  • Core Course XIX: Practical VI – Bioprocess Technology, Animal Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA Technology – II
  • Elective – IV : Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Skill based course (SBC) IV: Bio-entrepreneurial development course 4 – Medical coding and Medical transcription
  • Extension Activities-NCC/NSS/Sports/DEA
  • Modular-Module II – Course III – Clinical Microbiology

Credits & Evaluation

Student progression and knowledge gaining process were assessed by giving curricular based activities like seminars, assignments and report writing about their industrial visit, educational tour, seminars, symposium, training and workshops attended.

By conducting Internal test-I, Internal test-II and Model exam the student’s progression in their subject with prescribed syllabus was evaluated and proper credits were given to every subject they study.

The final year under graduate and post graduate students research knowledge was assessed by offering the research project work submitted along with a research report containing proper scientific data in prescribed format and also with their publications in well renowned, indexed and high impact factor containing scientific journals.

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