The Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering is a diverse and powerful faculty encompassing unique expertise in biochemical and molecular life sciences. The School is recognized nationally as well as internationally for its research quality and output and for training students to be industry-ready professionals. The graduates show peer-recognized expertise, sustained learning and adapting to an ever-changing domain of professional development and entrepreneurship. The department is accredited by NBA since November 2019.
The course broadly encompasses the study of the molecular processes of living systems and organisms. Specific areas include biological chemistry, metabolism, enzymatics, structural biology, molecular cell biology, molecular genetics, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and systems biology.
Started in 2002, the Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering, has in a short span of time, established a unparalleled reputation in teaching and research. Having collaborations with DBT, AYUSH, Oushadhi, Universiti Sains Malaysia and various other reputed institutions, the department actively nurtures manpower development by offering 4-year B.Tech (Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering) and 2-year M.Tech (Biotechnology& Biochemical Engineering) courses. The highly competent and experienced faculties, with 4 PhDs and 7 M.Techs/MSc-M.Phil, have inspired excellence, innovation and strong entrepreneurial skills. The students are exposed to domain-experts by way of attending to seminars, symposiums, workshops and conferences at national and international levels. The department has 2 specialized laboratories with modern equipments and qualified lab staffs for training the students. The students engage in carrying out in-house projects under the guidance of our dedicated faculties, which help them, foster scientific temper and technology-driven innovation. The students are further empowered with a department library with over 1500 reference books and international journals, as well as, a sophisticated computer lab enabled with internet connection. The extracurricular and nascent skills of the students are nurtured by the activities of the department association, BUDS.
The Biotechnology career advancement and reorientation facility funded by the department of biotechnology, Govt of india, is a dedicated bionanotechnology research centre in the department. The centre trains students in various aspects of nanotechnology and sensors and is equipped with sophisticated analytical facilities that nurture quality research.The key areas of research & development activities of the department focus on molecular diagnostics, nanotechnology, biochemical engineering, bioprocessing and biofuel technology. Notably, the institution has funded a project on human genome mapping of ethnic populations in Kerala to unravel the historical perspective of anthropological origin of races. The research findings have been published in international journals. The present infrastructure of the department includes PCR, Blotting apparatus, gel documentation, Biofermenter, trinocular research microscope, Inverted phase contrast microscope and magnified imaging system, deep freezers (-70◦C and -20◦C), UV-VIS spectrophotometer, GC, HPLC, automatic autoclave, viscometer, Lyophiliser, fluro-spectrophotometer etc.
The department has taken a lead in social responsibility and harnessing energy from waste by training neighboring households in the use of aerobic bins, conducting awareness programs and surveys in order to safeguard the environment from hazardouse-wastes and enhanced bioconversion of organic waste. The department has developed and implemented technologies that make the institution self-sufficient in hygienic cleansing products
To nurture research oriented Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineers to address social needs
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO’S)
The graduates will:
PEO I: Be able to design, develop and provide solutions for products and processes in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering and allied fields through quality education
PEO II: Be able to address challenges in industrial and research areas with socio-ethical responsibilities
PEO III: Have strong foundation in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering to pursue higher education and research
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POs)
The graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Engineering knowledge
Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
2. Problem analysis
Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
3. Design/development of solutions
Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
4. Conduct investigations of complex problems
Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
5. Modern tool usage
Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
6. The engineer and society
Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
7. Environment and sustainability
Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
9. Individual and team work
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
11. Project management and finance
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
12. Life-long learning
Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Graduates will be able to:
PSO1: Design and develop solutions to environmental and biochemical industrial problems
PSO2: Inculcate entrepreneurial skills to explore the possibilities in Biotechnology with social outlook
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO’S)
The graduates will:
PEO I: Be able to apply relevant tools to solve real life problems in the field of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering.
PEO II: Demonstrate professionalism in the areas of Biotechnology and Biochemical industries, academia and research with leadership quality.
PEO III: Professionally competent in the field of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering with socio-ethical responsibility towards sustainable development.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POs)
The graduates of the program will be able to:
PO1: Independently carry out research / investigation and development work to solve practical problems
PO2: Write and present a substantial technical report / document
PO3: Demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
PO4: Apply the knowledge of engineering principles to develop bioproducts and design processes enabling to solve real world multifaceted problems
PO5: Design and conduct experiments, gain technical skills necessary for engineering exploration to solve societal problems for sustainable development
PO6: Indulge in life-long learning for a successful career, adherent professional ethics with leadership quality
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering graduates will be able to:
PSO1: Develop and deliver novel designs/processes/products that could cater to the Biotechnology and Biochemical industrial demands to improve the social ecosystems.
PSO2: Carryout research of appreciable significance and produce quality publication.
Dr. Anoop Raj J R
Dr. Anoop Raj pursued his Ph.D and M.Tech from VIT University and B.Tech from University of Calicut. He is a life member in Indian Society for Technical Education. He is guiding four Ph.D scholars under KTU and is having a teaching experience of 10 years. Prof. Anoop joined Sree Buddha College of Engineering in Jan 2016 and at present he is occupying the position of Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. His research interests include environmental biodegradation, waste water treatment and Bioreactor design and analysis. He is having 11 national and International publications, 9 GenBank Publications and more than 20 conferences publications
The Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering houses highly sophisticated state-of-art laboratory facilities that cater basic to advance research in Biotechnology, Life sciences and chemical engineering. The laboratories are designed to serve the academic curriculum, research projects and consultancy assignments.
The various laboratories in the department are:
HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER LAB
HMT Lab is equipped with both the Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer operation equipment. The lab facilities include a U tube heat Exchanger, Emissivity apparatus, Stefan-Boltzmann’s apparatus, Natural Convection apparatus, Free convection apparatus, Composite wall, Rotary drier, steam distillation unit , Simple distillation unit, Soxhlet Extractor, etc. These experiments also pave way for inculcating certain innovative skills in the students and to use the experimental setups as starting point to take up higher level experimental studies in Heat as well as Mass Transfer
FLUID FLOW AND PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY LAB
This Lab is run in conjunction with the theory course BT201 Fluid flow and Particle Technology. The goals of the experiments aims at the explication of industrial applicability of various techniques ofFluid Flow and Particle Technology in Process Engineering. The facilities includes Manometers, Stokes Law Apparatus, Venturimeter, Orificemeter, Packed bed, Fluidized bed, Pipette analysis, Beaker Decantation, Flocculator, Viscometer, Batch sedimentation test etc.
The Research Laboratory of the Department of BT & BCE provides a propitious environment that ensures the participation of faculty and students in research and development. The facility has sophisticated instrumental facilities that support research in emerging areas like bio-nanotechnology, sensor development and validation, molecular biology, bio-processing and environmental remediation. The laboratory houses animal cell culture facility, photoluminescence spectro-photometric equipment and other state-of art facilities. The nanotechnology wing of the laboratory is funded by the BioCARe scheme of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and has a dedicated research team working on quantum dot synthesis and allied areas. The facility also supports student internships and consultancy projects in bio-nanotechnology and basic microbiology.
DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING LABORATORY
The lab is equipped with instruments to give a technical knowhow to students on downstream processing of biomolecules to strengthen the knowledge basic techniques of cell disruption, flocculation, precipitation, protein purification and polishing techniques .The Downstream processing lab is equipped with ultra sonicator, dead end filtration unit, centrifuge, electronic balance, vortex shaker, autoclave etc.
REACTION ENGINEERING AND PROCESS CONTROL LABORATORY
In Reaction engineering and Process control laboratory, students will perform experiments to support their theoretical study of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Process Dynamics and Control. The experiments related to Reaction Engineering include Kinetic studies and RTD studies of different types of reactors. The experiments related to Process Control, provides exposure to the dynamic response of various process components namely thermometer, different controllers, level control systems etc.
Microbiology laboratory in the department has a unique environment that houses special practices and containment facilities in order to properly protect persons working with microorganisms. Aim of the microbiology lab is to mainly focus on basic principles, safe practices and morphological characters of different types of cells. Specific experiments address topics in microbial isolation, quantification and characterization. The laboratory has basic devices, equipments and instruments needed in Microbiology experiments such as microscopes, hot air oven, laminar air flow, incubator, refrigerator, centrifuge, autoclave, chemicals including media and consumables.
In the biochemistry lab, the students will have an opportunity get acquainted with various reagents, equipments and experiments for the qualitative analysis and quantitative analysis of various biomolecules. Schematic qualitative analysis of carbohydrates (mono, di and polysaccharides), amino acids and proteins, and qualitative estimation of proteins, amino acids, DNA, RNA and lipids are carried out independently by the student.
INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS LAB
Overall the students will be exposed to various instruments used in analytical labs for the analysis of biological samples by qualitatively or quantitatively. Also they will be familiarizing with the general terminologies used in IMA such as calibration, precision, accuracy, resolution etc. Students will get an idea about UV spectra of Nucleic acids, Beer’s-Lambert’s law and calculation of Absorption maxima. The second part in the lab includes separation of amino acids by paper chromatography, identification of nucleic acids by gel electrophoresis, estimation of turbidity using spectrophotometer etc.
BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING LAB
The Bioprocess Engineering Lab explore hands-on experience on the isolation and purification of various important enzymes (urease, amylase etc.) used in Bioprocess Industry. Further, they may study the effect of various environmental factors (pH, temperature, substrate concentration etc.) on enzyme activity under laboratory conditions. The second part the lab provide an idea about microbial growth curve, importance of immobilization technique, Residence Time Distribution (RTD) studies and estimation of total sugar and phenol content in wine sample.
This lab is equipped with 20 systems with all the necessary programming software like C++,MATLAB, ChemCADD, DWSIM Simulator etc. The laboratory has facilities for students to have internet access.
1. Dr. Malu Ravi and Ms. Sheigha Pappachan received KSCSTE fund for the project proposal “Conversion of egg fruit to nutritional drink and study of its neuroprotective and antimitotic properties”, dated 23.09.2016 (for 6 months).
2. NPTEL – ELITE+ GOLD MEDAL WINNERS for the subject: Technical English for Engineers : Anju J, Gayathri G Kurup, Malavika Mukesh, Aswin Kumar and Basil Joseph
3. Ms. Reshma S (CGPA: 9.8) is the University topper in the BTech Batch 2016-2020 in the University examinations held by APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Kerala.
4. Ms. Anju C S, (MTech Batch 2015-17) has secured First rank in Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering Postgraduate course offered by APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University.
5. Ms. Anju C S, (MTech Batch 2015-17) secured First place for paper presentation in a two day national conference on Eco-Friendly Technological Innovations for Sustainable Development (NCETISD) under the conference series E2F2 (Engineering Education for Facing the Future) conducted in Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor.
6. Mathew Joseph, Nayana U Krishnan, Vani P V, Shafna S, Anju J, Drishya G Chandran, Simi S Ebenzer and Badarudheen P A of ( S8, Batch 2013-17) received Best Paper award for paper presentation at ‘Parichay-2017’, a National Level Symposium organized by Department of Biotechnology Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology, Udupi, Karnataka.
7. Betsy Ann Varghese, Narayanan Nampoothiri V. P, Aswathy P and Reshmi Thankappan (S8, 2013-17 Batch) won Best Paper award at National Level Technical Fest, ‘Colloqium’ organized by Mohandas College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.
8. Anju J, Drishya G Chandran, Simi S Ebenzer and Badarudheen P A (S8, Batch 2013-17) also earned special mention at the National level symposium on Trends and prospects in Bioscience and Technology Towards Sustainibility , ‘Equilibria 2017′, organized by Sree Chithra Thirunal College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.
9. Gayathri G Kurup and Malavika Mukesh have participated in prototype exhibition conducted at Infopark, Kerala.
10. Gayathri G Kurup and Malavika Mukesh have attended summer training at the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
11. Extramural Research Grant : Dr. Jaya Mary Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology & biochemical Engineering has received extramural research grant worth Rs. 48.48 Lakhs from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under the Biotechnology Career Advancement and Re-orientation Programme (Bio-CARe) for women Scientists. Under this scheme research activities on biotechnology interventions for quantum dot synthesis and their application for biosensor development is underway.
12. Sony K Cherian, Malavika Aji, Abhay J Mohan and Baliyapaadath Isaac Nixon secured Kerala start-up mission’s fund for prototype design of HALO WATERFILTERS project combined with college IEDC unit.
13. Ms. Merin Sara, Ms. Abitha, Ms. Aleena Jacob and Ms. Sruthy, students of S8, B Tech Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering won first prize for Innovative idea on Nano-engineered Tissue Paper towel product under the guidance of Dr. Jaya Jacob during the Ideathon contest organized by EC department in association with ETA Cell and IEDC, SBCE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘BUDS’ (Biotechnology Union for the Development of the Society)
The student association of the Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering, ‘BUDS’ (Biotechnology Union for the Development of the Society) aims at nurturing the student leadership and overall personality development. As its name suggests, the motto of BUDS has been to encourage and promote activities beneficial to both the students of SBCE and the people of the neighborhood. Right from the inception, the association has been keen in organizing several state level and national seminars and workshops bringing in eminent personalities from Research organizations and industries all over.