The Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering is a diverse and powerful faculty grouping with 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 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 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 (Molecular Medicine) courses. The highly competent and experienced faculties, with 3 Ph.Ds and 10 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 10 specialized laboratories with modern equipment 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 Center for Biotechnology and Nanotechnology (CBN) formed under the department has the primary aim to carry out applied research in areas, which will be beneficial to the industry and society in general. The Department has signed an MOU with Oushadhi, Thrissur and received government funding (AYUSH, GOI) for carrying out research in the field of Ayurvedic formulations. The student-exchange program and MoU with Univsiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, has benefitted collaborative research and student research projects with prestigious probiotics research labs. The key areas of research & development activities of the department focuses on molecular diagnostics, genetic engineering, 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 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 achieve professional excellence through quality education by providing multifaceted capacity and capability to every student
To provide and promote education, training and research for moulding competent engineers with social commitment.
To nurture research oriented Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineers to address social needs.
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Dr. Manoj Narayanan
Dr. Manoj Narayanan received his BSc Degree in Zoology from Sree Narayana College, Kollam (Under University of Kerala), MSc in Biotechnology from School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi Univeristy, Kottayam with First Rank and PhD in Biotechnology from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram. He has got 19 Years of teaching and research experience.
He worked as Guest lecturer in Biotechnology at Sree Narayana College, Kollam. Then he joined in Environmental Biotechnology Division of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram as Research Assistant. He pursued his doctoral studies with UGC-CSIR JRF under the guidance of Dr.Ramasamy Paulmurugan on Concentration, detection and molecular characterization of viruses from aquatic environment.
In 2005, he joined as a Faculty in the Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering of Sree Buddha College of Engineering. His areas of research interest include Genetic Engineering, Greener synthesis of Nanoparticles and Environmental Molecular Virology. He is a life member in Society for Biotechnologists India (No. L652) and People for Animals (No.KRL-000911). He is also serving as the Secretary of People for Animals, Kollam Chapter. He has delivered more than 70 popular lectures on various topics at different venues. He has got a number of publications in National and International conferences.
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 neighbourhood. 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.
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