Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

Activities

One day seminar on “Challenges in Biopolymer Production”

28th October 2019

Resource Person: Dr R Sindhu, Scientist, CSIR-NIIST

Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering organized one day seminar on “Challenges in Biopolymer Production” in the conference hall, Dr S Radhakrishnan block on 28th October 2019. Dr J R Anoop Raj, HoD, Department of BT&BCE welcomed the gathering. Mr K KSivadasn, Treasurer, SBES presided the conference and wished all the success of the program. DrSindhu R, Scientist, NIIST-CSIR inaugurated the BUDS activity in the academic year 2019-20. Dr S Suresh Babu, Principal, SBCE facilitated the function and showed the concern in waste management strategies in Kerala. Finally MsShamnamol G K, BUDS staff coordinator proposed the vote of thanks. After the inaugural function, Dr Sindhu R discussed about the research in the field of biopolymer production and its challenges. She also presented the various research works going in the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology. It was an enlightening session for the budding engineers. Through the seminar program, we have covered the curriculum gaps related to Biopolymer production.

DESIGN PROJECT EXHIBITION, 14 NOVEMBER,  2019

Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, conducted exhibition of S5 students design project models which was duly supported by BUDS association. 29 students with 11 projects from the Department had participated in this fair with all enthusiasm.The exhibition was intended to build confidence of the students. They would feel pride that their work will be appreciated by others and also their communication skill can be enhanced. The students will be able to improve their project by suggestions from other faculty members and students. Inaugural session was presided by Dr S Suresh Babu, Principal, Sree Buddha College of Engineering and inaugurated by DrAnoop Raj J.R, HoD, Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering. Faculty members and students of all branches had visited the project. Dr. Malu Ravi, Programme Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks

An awareness program on “National Pollution Prevention Day”  2nd December 2019

Resource Person: Dr R Gopakumar, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg

Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering organized “an awareness program on National Pollution Prevention Day” in the Skill Development Centre, Homi J Bhabha block on 2nd December 2019. Dr J R Anoop Raj, HoD, Department of BT&BCE welcomed the gathering. Dr S Suresh Babu, Principal, SBCE presided the conference and he pointed the current situation of Ganga river. He also added that according to the latest data with the CPCB, most of the Ganga river water in the Uttar Pradesh-West Bengal stretch is unfit for drinking and bathing.Dr R Gopakumar, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering was the chief guest. He came to the topic by an introduction remark of National Pollution Control Day is observed in the memory of those who have lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas tragedy on 2nd December, 1984. The Indian government has launched various acts and rules for controlling and preventing pollution in India after the Bhopal tragedy. It was an eye-opening session and he discussed the importance of the control of pollution and he recommended that it is not the Government duty we should also participate and make the environment clean and live disease-free. Finally MsShamnamol G K, BUDS staff coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.

Jevajala Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Camp

Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering along with Pandalam Municipality and Mangaram water treatment plant is conducting a water analysis camp at Pandalam.The camp is for 2 days 27/9/18 and 28/9/18.Our primary aim is to analyse the well water samples provided by the people in the surrounding areas of Pandalam

 

A talk on “Efface our e-waste”

Under  PRABHODANA-“Enlightenment through Science”, a programme jointly organized by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment and Sree Buddha College of Engineering, under Science Popularization Scheme conducted an invited talk on “Efface our e-waste” on 19th September 2018 at Pope Pius higher secondary school, Kattanam. The programme has the objective to evaluate and analyse the disposal behaviour and public perception/awareness on E-waste.  

 

ENGINEER’S DAY CELEBRATION

Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor celebrated the 51st Engineer’s day on September 18, 2018. The Institution of Engineers (India) students Chapter of Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering and The Institution Of Engineers (India) Kollam Local Centre jointly organized a one-day Seminar on the topic “Kerala Flood 2018 & Flood Management in Kuttanad Region” as part of the celebration. Dr. J R Anoop Raj, Head, Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering welcomed the gathering and the function was inaugurated by Shri.K. K. Sivadasan, Treasurer Sree Buddha Educational society. The invited speaker for the day was Dr. Gopakumar R, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering Pattoor. Mr. Madhav K (IE(I), College Coordinator) felicitated the program and Dr. Malu Ravi proposed the vote of thanks. The lecture was followed by ideathon contest for the students on the theme “Kayakalpa- An ode to mother nation”.

A Seminar on Environmental Management systems and Environmental Friendly Technologies and Total Quality Management and  Statistical Quality Control Techniques Focusing on Zero defects-   (PGIF PROGRAM)

Resource persons: Sri. S. VENUGOPAL, Deputy General Manager, HLL Life Care Ltd (Govt. of India Enterprise)

A one-day seminar titled “Environmental Management Systems and Environmental Friendly Technologies and Total Quality Management and Statistical Quality Control Techniques focusing on zero defects” was organized for the Second and first year M.Tech students under the banner of “PGIF” on 16.03.2016. Sri. S. VENUGOPAL, Deputy General Manager, HLL Life Care Ltd (Govt. of India Enterprise) conducted the session wherein he gave guidance to students regarding various quality control techniques. He gave a brief idea about environment Management systems Ms. Sheigha Pappachan of 1st year M. Tech BT & BCE gave the vote of thanks expressing gratitude to the participants and the resource person for the session. The students found the experience to be informative and enlightening.

Seminar on “The Recent Trends of Nanotechnology”

Resource person: Dr. Renu Geetha, Nottingham Trend University, Malaysia Campus
A one-day seminar titled “The Recent Trends of Nanotechnology” was organized for the Second and first year M.Tech students on 28.10.2016. Dr. Renu Geetha, Nottingham Trend University, Malaysia Campus conducted the session wherein she gave guidance to students regarding the use of nanoparticles and its application. She gave a brief idea about the opportunities of biotechnological research in India and abroad. Dr. Manoj Narayanan proposed the vote of thanks. The entire session was simply fruitful and eye opening.

Short term course on Food Processing and Preservation

Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Sree Buddha college of Engineering conducted a 2 months course (January 23rd –   March 23rd, 2017) on “Food processing and preservation”. The objective of this course was to encourage skill development for people by providing a creative and outstanding training program. In this course, the participants were taught to make different food products and techniques for preservation. A batch of ten students has successfully completed the course and their certificate distribution was done on 10th May 2017. Sri. Sreekumar E N welcomed the gathering and presidential address was given by Sri. K K Sivadasan. Dr. S Suresh Babu made Principal’s address followed by certificate distribution by Sri. P Asokan Nair (Hon. President, Nooranad Grama Panchayat). The ceremony came to an end by a vote of thanks given by Ms. Rincy Susan Raju. The resource persons for the course were the faculty of the Department of BT & BCE.

 

 

Invited Talk on “CRAFTING IDEAS FOR INNOVATION”

Resource person :  Mr. Sarju S, Nodal Officer, Start-Up Boot Camp, St. Joseph`S College Of Engineering and Technology, Palai, Kerala

The invited talk was primarily intended to create a powerful platform where young minds throw in their ideas in the brainstorming squads and collectively work out creative solutions to a real world problem! The objective of the session was to catalyze students from all fields of study to learn more about the complex challenges prevailing in the world, like food, education and health and inspire them to channel their passions and creativity towards developing new ideas that make a difference. Talk was conducted on 19/04/2017 by the Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, SBCE. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Jaya Mary Jacob.  The students found the experience informative and enlightening.

Seminar on “Hazard identification and Risk Assessment

Resource person:Prof. Dr. G. Madhu,  Professor, Division of Chemical Engg., School of Engineering

A one-day seminar titled “Hazard identification and Risk Assessment” was organized by Biotechnology Union for Development of Society (BUDS) on 18.01.2017. The session was lead by Dr. G. Madhu, Professor,Division Of Chemical Engg.,School Of Engineering. He gave a comprehensive talk on various methods of hazard identification and methods of risk analysis and assessment. The program was inaugurated by Dr. Giridhar R Nair, Head of the Department, Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, SBCE Pattoor. Mr. Narayanan Nampoothiri V P, BUDS student representative, delivered the vote of thanks. The program was highly informative and inspiring.

ONE-DAY SEMINAR ON BIOENTREPRENEURSHIP

A one day seminar ‘ A E K A- Crafting the biotechnology based entrepreneurship was organized by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre & Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering on 15th September 2017. The core team from AEKA Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd- the first fully women owned biotechnology company in Kerala, addressed the undergraduate and post graduate students in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering regarding the various aspects of Biotechnology based entrepreneurship. Ms. Aardra Chandra Mouli, the founder and managing Director of AEKA shared her experiences in her journey towards the genesis of her successful start-up venture. In her address, Ms. Mouli unveiled the incessant career prospects in the field of biotechnology research and development and indicated that Kerala is already a hub to biotechnology start-ups. The students also had an interactive session with Dr. Aruna and Ms. Sinu Sunny, who briefed them about the various aspects in the research and production units of a biotechnology firm. An active participation was noted from the students throughout the session and the students had raised several queries to the resource personnel regarding the upcoming opportunities in the field and the stages in the growth of a start up.

ENVIRONMENT DAY (5th JUNE  2018)

The Institution of Engineers (India) students Chapter of Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering and The Institution of Engineers (India) Kollam Local Centre jointly organized one day Seminar on the topic “Environmental Challenges-ways to connect with nature” on 5th June 2018 in the seminar hall, Civil Block, SBCE, Pattoor. Dr. Thankamony (Retd) of the Environmental Engineering Division of College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram (CET) (Indira PriyadarshiniVrikshamitra Award winner a national honour for tree lovers, for the year 2002) inaugurated the function. Subsequently, Er.Sivadasan.K was inaugurated a good initiative from the college students – bottle gardening and plantation of medicinal plants in the reusable plastic bottles.

Biosfera-2k18

The Dept. of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering has conducted one day technical expo “Biosfera-2k18”on 9th March 2018 in the conference Hall, Library block. Biosfera 2k18 focuses on accentuating the role of biotechnology and its interventions in daily life.  The event includes student project exhibitions, demonstrative project expo, Stem cell collection and awareness program, technical talk on “Eco conservation of water bodies”, Awareness class on fire and rescue services and several other forums that highlight the importance of biotechnology for sustainable development. Biosfera 2k18 was inaugurated by Er. Biju Balakrishnan ,District Environmental Engineer, State Pollution Control Board (Thiruvanathapuram), The felicitations was proposed by Shri. K K Sivadasan, Treasurer, SBEC; Aby Sam John, HEAD- Donor Recruitment & Counseling, DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry. Ms.Shamnamol G K presented the BUDS activity report of academic year 2017-18. BUDS secretary Mr.Arun M P proposed vote of thanks.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT IN BIOENGINEERING (NCTAB’18)

The Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering has organized E2F2 series under the main theme of Technological Advancement in Bioengineering on 17-18 April 2018. The conference was aimed to provide insight on areas like Agriculture Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Bio nano-technology ,Bioprocess Engineering, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering. We had 11 participants and they presented their papers and 19 participants were registered as coauthors. Prof.Fazil A, Asst.Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, TKM college of Engineering, Kollam was an external judge for the evaluation of paper presentation. The session was chaired by Ms.Meera Bai S, Asst.Professor, Department of BT&BCE, SBCE,Pattoor. Ms.Rincy Susan Raju (Faculty) won the best paper award and Ms. Sruthi Rajan (PG Scholar) secured second best paper award. The certificate and memento were distributed by Dr.Manoj Narayanan, HoD, and Department of BT&BCE.

ASTRAL 2K18

As part of ASTRAL 2K18, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Department has organized mainly 4 events like Aventura, Ideathorn, Questionnaire, footmaestro, Transfusion music on 7th -9th  March 2018. “QUESTIONNAIRE”, a quiz competition to find the general and technical knowledge levels within the students. Aventura the event was a game based on basic chemistry knowledge and it involved participation of B-Tech students from various colleges. The game consisted of three rounds. A non technical event named foot maestro (footsal) was conducted as a part of techno cultural fest Astral 2K18. Football Maestro is a futsal competition. Futsal, or futsala, is a variant of association football played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors.

TWO DAY WORKSHOP ON “BIOTECHNOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS IN THE CURRENT WORLD”

The Biotechnology Union for Development of Society (BUDS), Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor organized a two day workshop “Biotechnological interventions in the current world” on 21-22, May 2018. This two day workshop focused on accentuating the role of biotechnology and its interventions in daily life. The students who participated were from 10th,11th and 12th classes of the near schools.

Dr Renu G, Post Doctoral fellow at American University of Sharjah inaugurated the program and gave a talk on Recent trends in nanotechnology. Treasurer K.K Sivadasan felicitated the program.  Dr J.R Anoop Raj, (Head of the department) gave a talk on Recent trends in Biotechnology. On the second day Principal, Dr. S Suresh Babu distributed the certificates for the students.


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