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School of Biological Science

School Of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Science aims at providing fundamental yet quality education in Biological Science. The School of Biological Sciences offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in Biological Sciences under the choice based credit system (CBCS), with autonomous curricula and syllabi. These programs train the students to make them fit to join R&D laboratories, Academic streams, Industries etc.,

Unique placement and research-oriented curriculum is designed and approved by the experts from Bharathiar University, other renowned institutions and Bio based industries. The team has committed staff members who have expertise in various fields of Biological Sciences. The School has also received major and minor research grants from University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India.

Courses

B.Sc. Biochemistry

Eligibility: HSC passed with Physics / Botany / Zoology / Biology / Nursing / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Computer Science / Home Science along with Chemistry as one of the main subject or DMLT or Diploma in Pharmacy or Pharmacology.

B.Sc. Biotechnology

Eligibility: +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).

B. Sc. Microbiology

Eligibility: A pass in Higher secondary examination with Biology / Botany / Zoology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Nursing as subject or DMLT or Diploma in Pharmacy / Pharmacology / Natural Science.

M. Sc. Biochemistry

Eligibility: A pass in Under Graduate Examination in any of Life sciences Bachelor’s Degree. (Biochemistry / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Biomedical Science / Biomedical Instrumentation Science / Medical Lab Technology / Bioinformatics / Environmental Sciences / Clinical Lab Technology / Biochemistry (Nanotechnology) / Chemistry / Life Sciences / Botany / Zoology / Nutrition and Dietetics).

M.Sc. Biotechnology

Eligibility: B.Sc., degree with any life Sciences having biological background, Biological Sciences (Biology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Zoology / Botany / Human Genetics / Biomedical Genetics / Biomedical Engineering / B.Tech., in Biotechnology / Microbiology & Applied Microbiology, Plant Biotechnology / Animal Biotechnology / Environmental Biotechnology / Gene Technology/ Genetic Engineering / Environmental Science / Medical Microbiology / Plant Science / Nano Biotechnology / Nutrition & Food Technology / B.Voc., Food Processing Technology / Agriculture / B.Sc., Biological Techniques and Specimen Preparation / Chemistry / Biomedical Science / Plant Biology & Biotechnology / Biochemistry & Biotechnology, MBBS / BDS, B.V.Sc., B.Pharm, with GAT-B Score), Microbiology.

M. Sc. Microbiology

Eligibility: Passed in B.Sc., Botany / Zoology / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Microbiology with Nano Technology / Biotechnology / Clinical Lab Technology / Biochemistry with Nano Technology / Plant Biotechnology and Animal Biotechnology / Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology / Biological Techniques and Specimen preparation / B.Sc., Triple Major (Chemistry, Microbiology and Zoology) / Agriculture / Industrial Microbiology and Zoology / Biotechnology, Advanced Zoology and Animal Biotechnology / Plant Science and Biotechnology / Biology / Life Science / Nutrition and Dietetics / BSMS / BAMS / BUMS / B.Sc., in MLT / B.E or B.Tech in Biotechnology / Bioengineering / Biomedical Science / B.Sc., in Nursing / Genetics / Agriculture / Industrial Microbiology / Immunology / Molecular Biology / Environmental Science / Virology / Bioinformatics / Medical Lab Technology / Medical Microbiology.

M. Sc. Applied Microbiology

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed degree examination in Microbiology / Botany / Zoology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Medical Lab Technology / Environmental Science / Life Science / Medical Microbiology as main subjects and secured 50% marks in concern subjects. B.Sc., Microbiology with Nanotechnology / Industrial Microbiology and Zoology.

Biochemistry , Biotechnology
M. Phil (Full time & Part time)

Eligibility: Eligibility is prescribed by the Bharathiar University and candidates are advised to refer to the university website. Application form and Prospectus can be obtained from the University

Microbiology , Bioinformatics
M. Phil (Full time & Part time)

Eligibility: Eligibility is prescribed by the Bharathiar University and candidates are advised to refer to the university website. Application form and Prospectus can be obtained from the University

Research Guides in M.Phil Biochemistry

  • Dr. V. Nandhini
  • Dr. M. Sathya
  • Dr. M. Nithya Devi

Research Guides in M. Phil Biotechnology

  • Dr. T. Vinoth Kumar
  • Dr. S. Priscilla Helen Christy
  • Mrs. K. Ramya
  • Dr. Iwin C Varkey
  • Dr. G. Suja

Research Guides in M.Phil Microbiology

  • Dr. D. Latha
  • Dr. V. Geetha

Research Guides in M.Phil Bioinformatics

  • Dr. S. Shanthipriya
  • Mr. B. Venkatrajah
Biochemistry , Biotechnology , Microbiology
Ph. D (Full time & Part time)

Eligibility: Eligibility is prescribed by the Bharathiar University and candidates are advised to refer to the university website. Application form and Prospectus can be obtained from the University.

Research Guides in Ph. D Biochemistry:

  • Dr. V. Nandhini
  • Dr. M. Nithya Devi

Research Guides in Ph. D Biotechnology:

  • Dr. T. Vinoth Kumar
  • Dr. Iwin C Varkey
  • Dr. G. Suja

Research Guides in Ph.D Microbiology

  • Dr. D. Latha
  • Dr. V. Geetha

Curriculum

Curricular Aspects and Activities:
The school offers three-year undergraduate (B.Sc) program, as well as 2 years postgraduate (M.Sc) program, under the choice-based credit system (CBCS), with Autonomous curricula and syllabi. Unique placement and research oriented curriculum designed with the newly introduced Objective Based Education (OBE) scheme and approved by the experts from Bharathiar University, DBT, UGC and industries. We are proud to announce that, we have updated the curricula, syllabi and infrastructure under the flagship of DBT STAR COLLEGE SCHEME.

Under the umbrella of DBT STAR COLLEGE SCHEME, the School of Biological Science conducts various events like Seminars, Webinars, Guest Lectures, Workshops, Extension activities and Industrial visits around the year.

Modular Courses for UG

A certificate course offered by the school and the student is eligible to get 2 extra credits for each module. This certificate consists of module 1 and 2. Module 1 consists of 2 courses and Module 2 consists of 3 courses. Total credits of the modular course are 10. After the successful completion of the Module I and II, students are eligible to get a Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Technology.

Modular Courses for PG

The student must undergo compulsorily an Advanced Certificate course offered by the school and the student is eligible to get 2 extra credits for each course. This Advanced Certificate consists of module 1, 2 and 3. Module 1 consists of 2 courses and Module 2 consists of 3 courses and Module 3 consists of 3 courses. Total credits of the modular course are 16. After the successful completion of the Module I, II and III, the students are eligible to get an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Technology.

Value Added Programs

Value added courses are designed to add true value to the student’s degree and profile. CMS College promotes networking and collaboration with industries to help in design and delivery of customized program like Value Added Program (VAP) for the students to enable them to stay on cutting edge of knowledge, skills and technological developments and there-by help to build great careers. CMS College is sponsoring a Value Added Program (VAP) on HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) level II (A National Level Certification) exclusively for the School of Biological Sciences – Final year UG and PG Bioscience students of CMS College of Science and Commerce, Coimbatore. The college has signed an MoU with a National Level Accreditation Agency for the VAP course.
VAP program includes different sessions with valuable information and student’s activities. Students were enlightened with different aspects of food safety and its importance. Basic Principles of HACCP and CODEX was also explained in detail. This program adds job related information and experiences in Food & Beverage industries especially in Quality control and Hazard analysis.

EDC Courses

Each Department in the college exclusively offers one Extra Disciplinary Course and the student is entitled to choose from any one of the courses offered and is eligible to get 2 extra credits.
SBS offers the following courses:
Human Nutrition.
Vermicomposting.
Mushroom cultivation.
Fundamentals of Organic farming

IDC Courses

School of Biological Sciences in association with the Department of Electronics offers Bioinstrumentation as Interdisciplinary Course during the 4th semester. Upon completion of the IDC, students are eligible to get 2 extra credits and gain knowledge in Bioinstrumentation.

Department of Biochemistry

  • State of the art biochemistry laboratory recognized under STAR college scheme.
  • In par with industry, students are trained along with curriculum to make ease with placements in reputed clinical and diagnostic industries.
  • Hands on training to improve research skills of students, MoU been signed with research institutes such as IFGTB and UPASI.
  • Upgradation of laboratories with advanced instrument facilities such as Auto-Analyser, Rotary Vacuum Evaporator, Enzyme Kinetics Module of Sigma plot and ELISA reader.
  • Commemoration of important days like Organ donation day, Alzhemiers day etc.,

Department of Biotechnology

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

Department of Microbiology

  • Updated & detailed syllabus to meet the demand in society for Microbiologists.
  • Fully equipped and state of art of laboratory with DBT STAR college status.
  • VAP, EDC, IDC & Modular courses for the enhancement of the student’s skill.
  • Qualified & experienced faculty and excellent placement record exclusively in the food industry.
  • Hands on training programs to students to improve entrepreneurship skills.

Industry-Institution Collaboration

  • MoU with M/s Senthil Papain and food products Ltd, Coimbatore.
  • MoU with NIST Institute Pvt Ltd, Chennai.
  • MoU with M/s Nara Intech (P) Ltd, Chennai.
  • MoU with M/s Sri Ayyappa Ghee, Coimbatore
  • MoU with Orbito Asia Laboratory, Coimbatore.
  • MoU with Pearl Restaurant, Coimbatore
  • Proposed MoU with M/s Ramsen Biocare (P) Ltd, Palladam.
  • MoU with Erode Arts and Science College, Erode.
  • MoU with R.A.N.M Arts and Science College, Erode.

Infrastructure

The school has spacious and well – equipped laboratory with independent Undergraduate, Post-graduate and research laboratories. Sophisticated instruments including Eppendorff® Thermal cycler (PCR), Lawrance and Mayo® Phase contrast and fluorescent microscopes, VilberLourmat® gel documentation system, Sanyo® CO2 incubator, Sanyo® Inverted Microscope with digital photography, Genesys® UV-Vis Scanning Spectrophotometer, Vestfrost®- 20oC deep freezer, BBraun® Bioreactor with mass flow controller, Biorad® ELISA reader with inbuilt incubator, Waters® HPLC system with PDA detector, Lyodel® Lyophilizer, BBraun® Ultrasonicator, Equitron® Automatic autoclaves and Sanyo® – 86oC Ultralow Freezer, Hybridization Oven, Flame photometer, Semi auto-analyser, Rotary Evaporator, Sigmaplot® with Enzyme Kinetics Module are available for routine student practical as well as for research.
There are separate, air-conditioned, Plant tissue culture, Animal cell culture and Microbial cell culture labs, Phycology lab, Environmental Microbiology Lab, Medical and Immunology Lab, Molecular Diagnostics Lab and a walk in cold room for Down Stream Processing. These advanced facilities are unique in School of Biological Sciences, which provides individual hands-on working experience to all students. A well maintained Green House and Poly House facilitate incubation and hardening of tissue-cultured plants.

Career Opportunities

Students from the School have career opportunities in the following companies and sectors
  • Aavin Dairy
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kerala
  • 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
  • Infosys, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala
  • Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd.
  • NCBS, Bangalore.
  • NIO, Goa
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
  • Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor.
  • PPTS, Coimbatore.
  • TCS, Chennai
  • TNQ books, Coimbatore.
  • VWR International, Coimbatore
  • Wipro Technologies, Chennai
  • Zifo R&D Solutions
  • Zifo Technologies, Chennai.

Faculty Profile

Dr.T.VINOTH KUMAR

Department : SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Qualification :M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDCA., Ph.D.

Director

Dr. T. Vinoth Kumar has over 23 years of teaching and research experience, including 4 years of international teaching experience at Faculty of Medical Technology, Misurata University, Libya. Dr. Vinoth is also the Member Secretary of DBT Star College Scheme under Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India. He obtained his doctorate degree in Biochemistry from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, in the area of Natural Product drug discovery. He also completed his M.Phil in Biotechnology (Protein and Enzyme Biotechnology) from the Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University. He is an avid researcher with impeccable credentials. His research area includes Natural Product Drug Discovery, Bioprocess technology and Enzyme Biotechnology. His research work is focused on “Discovery of novel enzyme inhibitors from natural sources as drugs”. He proved his expertise by the discovery of novel drug candidates for the therapy of Type II Diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer’s disease, which are under clinical trials. Dr. Vinoth’s contribution to the establishment of a state-of-the-art Biotech lab at CMS College is appreciated by experts in the field. He has published research articles at International and National level and also published two books at international level for Medical and Medical Technology students. He has received Rs. 15 lakh as major research grant from UGC, Govt. of India to find a novel drug for Type II Diabetes mellitus. He is guiding both M.Phil and Ph.D research scholars in the field of Biotechnology. He is a member of ethical committee of Bharathiar University, Biotechnology Board of studies (BOS) of Bharathiar University and for various aided and unaided colleges. Dr. Vinoth is also a member of doctoral committees of various Universities and reviewer of various National and International Journals. He is a life member of various National and International level scientific organizations and associations and is a research expert committee member of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorder’s society of India.

Dr. S. PRISCILLA HELEN CHRISTY

Department : BIOTECHNOLOGY
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDBI., Ph.D.
email : priscilla@cmscbe.com

Dr.V. NANDHINI

Department : BIOCHEMISTRY
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDBI., Ph.D
email : nandhini@cmscbe.com

Dr. SHEETHAL ANILKUMAR

Department : MICROBIOLOGY
Qualification : M.Sc.,M.Phil., PGDCA., Ph.D.,
email : shethal@cmscbe.com

Dr.S.SHANTHIPRIYA

Department : MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
email : shanthipriya@cmscbe.com

Ms.K.RAMYA

Department : BIOTECHNOLOGY
Qualification :M.Sc., M.Phil.,
email : ramya@cmscbe.com

Dr. IWIN C. VARKEY

Department : BIOTECHNOLOGY
Qualification : M.Sc., B.Ed., MBA., PGDED., PGDBI., Ph.D.,
email : iwinvarkey@cmscbe.com

Dr.K.V.ANUBHAMA

Department : BIOCHEMISTRY
Qualification : M.Sc ., Ph.D., PGDBI.,
email : anubama@cmscbe.com

Dr.V.GEETHA

Department : MICROBIOLOGY
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil. Ph.D.,
email : geetha@cmscbe.com

Dr.D.LATHA

Department : MICROBIOLOGY
Qualification :M.Sc, M.Phil, PGDBI, Ph.D.,
email : latha@cmscbe.com

Mr.V.M.M. DEEPAK

Department : BIOTECHNOLOGY
Qualification : M.Sc., M.D (ACU).,
email : deepak@cmscbe.com

Dr.G.SUJA

Department : BIOTECHNOLOGY
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
email : suja@cmscbe.com

Dr.M.SATHYA

Department : BIOCHEMISTRY
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
email : sathya@cmscbe.com

Mr. B.VENKATRAJAH

Department : MICROBIOLOGY
Qualification : M.Sc, M.Phil., PGDBI., M.A., M.B.A.,
email : venkatrajah@cmscbe.com

Mr. J. JAYARAM JAYARAJ K

Department : BIOCHEMISTRY
Qualification : M.Sc.,
email : Jayaramjind93@gmail.com

Mrs.M.MALATHI

Department : MICROBIOLOGY
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
email : sendmailstomalathi@gmail.com

Activities

Students Association

  • ‘BIONEXUS’ – Association of Biological Sciences organizes Guest Lectures, Seminars and Workshops in major thrust areas of Biological Sciences.
  • BIONEXUS conducts science exhibition on National Science day.
  • Important days are commemorated like Tribute to Abdul Kalam, International Microbiology Day and Spectacular September.

Journal Club

Journal club plays an important role in inculcating a research oriented scientific knowledge in the student community. Journal club is organised regularly for the research scholars and PG students to evaluate and share ideas about the present scenario of research / review articles. It serves as a platform to educate the students, understand the basic concepts of research, and improve the student’s skills in critical analysis, debating, aid peer mentorship and communication.

Extension Activities

The School regularly organizes Blood grouping camps, blood donation camps, Solid waste management and Health awareness programs for the neighborhood community.

Placements

Department of Biochemistry

Name Designation Company Name& Location
SATHISH KUMAR S Junior Medical Coder Episource Pvt Ltd, Chennai
SHERIN SAJU Junior Medical Coder Episource Pvt Ltd, Chennai
MOHANA SUNDHARAM TJ Junior Analyst I Molecular Connections Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Department of Microbiology

Name Designation Company Name& Location
SAYANDH K Junior analyst Molecular connections, Bangalore
DEVIKA PS Online Tutor Focus Edumatics, Chennai
AKASH N/td> Junior analyst Molecular connections, Bangalore
REVATHY CHANDRAN Junior Medical Coder Episource Pvt Ltd,Chennai

Department of Biotechnology

Name Designation Company Name& Location
DEEPAK ASWATH Associate Analyst ZIFO Technologies, Chennai
SHARAN. K Medical Coder AGS Health Care, Chennai
LIJY VARGHESE R & D Analyst Neoponics Project India, Coimbatore

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