Biotechnology is the fastest developing field and is among the most modern branches in the Engineering streams at MCET. This department is one of the first departments to start functioning from the year 2002 when the college was inaugurated. Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering has the potential to transform the industry and to develop ‘green’ or environmentally friendly solutions to the contamination and degradation of nature by pollutants. Bioprocess plays a key role in manufacturing pharmaceuticals, biomaterials and agents for gene and cell therapies. In addition, biological approaches play a pivotal role in the processing of new classes of renewable commodity sources. The four-year undergraduate B. Tech programme in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering being offered in the department has the main objectives to train students as leaders in Research & Development and industries to produce good quality production engineers to cater to the industries in the field of Biotechnology and other allied fields. The curriculum encompasses the latest developments in meet the present and future needs of industries. The has an engineering orientation with adequate depth and breadth in science of biotechnology and equal coverage of Chemical engineering topics relevant to biotechnology. The students who graduate will uniquely be capable of serving both biotechnology and chemical industries. The curriculum includes relevant courses and laboratories in biological sciences, chemical and biochemical engineering together with compulsory industrial training and project work. An array of elective subjects gives us the opportunity for greater depth in biology and engineering applications. Relative to many peer institutions the undergraduate programme offered by the department is uniquely interdisciplinary, highly practical oriented and with emphasis on hands on training. Students are also offered courses and training outside the curriculum to suit the Industrial need.

B.Tech course In Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering has immense potential for employment in emerging industries where new technologies are adopted.

The applications of this field of study are also spread over a very wide range, some of these areas are:

  • Treatment and disposal of solid and liquid waste materials.
  • Production of biogas from waste materials.
  • Modification of the genetic makeup of the organisms to suit industrial needs.
  • Design of equipment and bioreactors.
  • Production of renewable forms of bio energy.
  • Development of modern medical treatment and diagnostic techniques.
  • Development of modern fermentation technologies.
  • Mass propagation and tissue culture methods.
  • Research in natural products.
  • Development of drugs and food supplements.

Vision

Become a centre of excellence in the field of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering education and research. The faculty, staff and students work together as a team to bring out professionals with technical excellence, social commitment and ability to contribute in the field of biotechnology and biochemical engineering.

Mission

Strive to impart high quality education experience and training in the field of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering so that the students are able to actively contribute in industry and conduct advanced research. The students would continue life long learning, perform with social responsibility, ethical conduct and professional competence, to contribute towards the advancement of the society and the individual.

Teaching Faculty

NameDesignationQualificationExperience
Dr. Gireesh Baiju KHoD & Associate ProfessorPh.D Chemical Engineering & Materials Science25 yrs Industry/ Research/ Academics
Dr. Shalini A NairDean-Academics & Associate ProfessorPh.D in Biochemistry21 yrs Teaching/ Research
Ms. Sumarani G OAssociate Professor (NC)M.Sc., M.Phil., NET24 yrs Teaching/ Research
Ms. Punnia PrasadAssociate Professor (NC)M.Tech Bioprocess Engineering15 yrs Teaching
Ms. Indu SAssistant ProfessorM.Tech Biotechnology6 yrs Teaching/         1 yr Research Assistant
Ms. Parvathi M AAssistant ProfessorM Tech, in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering and PG Diploma in Biopharmaceutical technology1.5 yrs Teaching
Ms. Gopika LAssistant ProfessorM.Tech Chemical Engineering3 months  Research Associate/ 2 months Teaching
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