About the Department

The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2006 in Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science with the vision to be and remain a leading centre in education, research and entrepreneurship in Biotechnology. Post Graduation (PG) courses commenced from the year 2006. The Department was recognized as research Department from the year 2010 and has been consistently involved in research and extension activities. The Department is supported with DST-FIST and DBT Star College scheme. Research and extension activities and out-reach programmes are regularly conducted by the Department. Faculty members in the Department are experienced in Microbial metabolomics, Environmental Microbiology, Bionanomaterial Sciences, Plant and Molecular Biotechnology, Pharmacogenetics, Behavioural Neuroscience, Cancer biology, etc.,

B.Sc Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the research-oriented science including a fusion of biology and technology. This programme encompasses a large variety of subjects including Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Animal Biotechnology and Plant Biotechnology. It is associated with other subjects such as, Biostatistics, Cell Biology, Nanobiotechnology, IPR etc.
Objectives of the B.Sc. Biotechnology program To impart basic knowledge and skills of various aspects of biotechnology To train the students for industrial need and to pursue further education To inculcate entrepreneurship among the students so as to start their own ventures in the field of Biotechnology
Research in Biotechnology (M.Phil. and Ph.D.)
Over the years, Biotechnology Programme at SRCAS has established itself as a leading academic Programme both from the teaching and research point of view. Research program provides a scientific foundation for understanding the health consequences of the environment.

Recruitment of faculty with strong teaching and research background in diverse biological disciplines
Rigorous hands on research and presentation experience for students
Innovation in course delivery - Live discussion with groups of students, creation of rubrics and grading course assignments, online tests and quizzes
Flexibility in curriculum – providing opportunity to select optional courses of their choice
Motivating students to earn Additional credits
E-governance through Google drive - accelerating easy  and fastest  communication of  all official information
Encouraging students to publish papers in leading International and national Journals
Motivating students to present papers in seminars and conferences organized by other colleges and our college.
Undertaking research projects


To be and to remain a leading center in education, research and entrepreneurship in Biotechnology, guided by outstanding scientific and ethical principles, and thus contribute to the dynamic socio-economic and cultural development..


To produce Quality Technocrats with knowledge of Biology. Nurture ideas, Innovations, Research and Entrepreneurship and to develop Industry ready competent human resource ( possess good communication and interpersonal skills). To equip the graduates with problem-solving and critical thinking skills..


The teaching approach of the undergraduate and post graduate programmes offered by our department of Biotechnology combines the conservative with the innovative, in-order to articulate a multi-disciplinary perspective on Biotechnology, which is holistic and pragmatic. Such a versatile and innovative approach is sure to provide students with the necessary resources to face the challenging working environment after graduation. Our programmes are structured in such a way as to allow students to acquire useful perspectives on emerging technology while maintaining core focus.

Programmes Offered by the Department

  • B.Sc Biotechnology
  • M.Sc Biotechnology
  • M.Phil Biotechnology
  • Ph.D Biotechnology


The department  has sophisticated facilities viz., UG Laboratory, PG Laboratory and Research Laboratories includes UV Spectrophotometer, Refrigerated Microcentrifuge, High Speed Centrifuge, PCR Machine, ELISA Reader, Electroblotter, Inverted Microscope, CO2 Incubator, Gel Documentation Unit,  deep freezer, Bioreactor, Walk-in Cold Room, etc.,

Associate Professor & Head

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Assistant Professors

Dr.S.Rathish Kumar
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  • Ms. Ilakkya L received "Nobel World Records" in Silambam in July 2024.
  • Ms. A. Aswini received SEED Money for the Project "Microbial Production and Characterization of Melanin Pigment Producing Bacteria and its application" in August 2023.
  • Dr. M. Gogul Ramnath received SEED Money for the Project "Herbal based cream preparation from the essential oil of Orthosiphon thymiflorus treating skin infection" in August 2023.
  • Ms. A. Aswini won Best Poster Presentation Award at "2nd International Conference on Emerging Contaminants in water and Environment -2023" in February 2023.
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