Department of B.Sc Biotechnology

History

The Department of Biotechnology, Guru Nanak College was established in 2017 to offer under graduate course B.Sc., Biotechnology. The department is mainly focussed to impart knowledge and curriculum relating to inter-disciplinary approaches in life sciences that result in the building up of a strong information base for specific extension into agriculture, forestry, medicine, environment, etc. The Department of Biotechnology and Laboratory was recently inaugurated at Kishinchand Chellaram Block on 15th December 2017 with Dr. Amandeep Hora, Assistant Professor as Head of the Department and Mr. Mahendrakumar M and Dr. Bharathi Ravikrishnan, Assistant Professors as Faculty.

About the course:

  • For centuries humans have been using biotechnological products in their everyday life in the form of curd, wine, beer, cheese (Babylonian, Sumerians, Indus civilisation), medications, disease diagnosis (personalised medicine- Vedas). All these biotechnological inscriptions date as early as 4,000 to 6, 000 years old. Thus this concept of Biotechnology is not something new to our world. It one of the oldest science, ever existing on our Earth.
  • During the recent years cellular mechanisms such as biochemical and the various control mechanisms have been understood at the molecular level and has be altered according to the necessaries to bring the necessary changes within the cell, to achieve the desire changes.
  • Thus the field of biotechnology is the third wave in our technological era, which brings the interface of the basic and applied sciences by which the products are developed at less cost in a biocompatible way.
  • The subject of Biotechnology comprises of various disciplines (Medical Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnological, Bioprocess technology, Bioinformatics etc.,) which are developed based upon better understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms.

GUEST LECTURE


The Department of Biotechnology Association “Biospectra” organised a Guest Lecture on “GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDENTS” on 23rd December 2017 at Lt. Col. G.S. Gill Hall, Guru Nanak College Cricket Ground Pavilion. The Chief Guest was Dr. Azhakanandam, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., North Carolina, USA. Dr. Azhakanandam, delivered his talk emphasizing the challenges and opportunities available to students of various streams of Biological science worldwide. The lecture was very impressive and he gave thought provoking ideas to the students of B.Sc., Biotechnology, B.Sc., Botany, B.Sc., Zoology and M.Sc., Zoology of our college.
 

 

Mission

  • To provide the clear understanding about Biobased Economy.
  • Entrust the importance of Intellectual & Ethical Practice in Field of Biotechnology.

Vision

To create a ‘Comprehensive Environment & Platform’ for the aspersing Student community seeking career in the field Biotechnology, by ‘Enhancing & Nourishing’ their Knowledge.

Objective

•    To frame the compatible ‘Academic Curriculum’ of the Department, focussing upon Biobased Economy & changing Industrial needs, which will create and make the student community to understand the aesthetics in Biotechnology field.
•    To motivate the students towards product development and to become entrepreneur. 
•    To organise Conference, Workshops, Role Play events to inculcate the deeper understanding & Interest of the biotechnology among Student Community, beyond regular classroom-based activities.
•    Regular Faculty Development Programmes, to keep them up-dated with the latest trends in the subject.

Program Outcomes

U.G.: B.Sc., Biotechnology

Staff Achievement

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Student Achievement

The students of I B.Sc., Biotechnology have participated in many intercollegiate competions held at various colleges and have won many prizes and cash awards. 
1.    B.N. Manikandan, V. Shankar Narayanan of I B.Sc., Biotechnology have won First Prize in Model Competition in the One Day Seminar cum Awareness Programme on “Prevention and Management of Hepatitis” conducted by G.S. Gill Research Institute in association with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on 28th July, 2017.
2.    Deephsikha Gogoi and S. Nivetha have won Second Prize in Group Dance in Hindi Diwas Competition organised by Punjab Association, Chennai on 7th September 2017.
3.    Ashwani Chauhan has won Second Prize in Story writing  in the  86th Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sir’s Birthday Celebration conducted by House of Kalam, Rameswaram from 01-10-2017 to 15-10-2017
4.    R. Gurunathan and D. Dilli have won Second Prize in Oration in the 86th Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sir’s Birthday Celebration conducted by House of Kalam, Rameswaram from 01-10-2017 to 15-10-2017

Department Association Activities

“Biospectra”, Department of Biotechnology Association has been initiated from 2017 with the following objectives:

  • To promote platform to students to interact among themselves, with industrial and academic communities to share their ideas with better clarity.
  • To provide platform for students to nurture their skills and talents 

Association Members

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Positions Held

Student

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President

Ms. Deepshika Gogoi

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Vice-President         

Ms. S. Nivetha

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Secretary

Mr. V. Shankara Narayanan

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Joint Secretary        

Mr. B. N. Manikandan

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Executive Member 

Mr. G. Balaji

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Adviser

Ms. Ashvika Rajeev

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Treasurer

Mr. V. Kalyan Sundar and

Mr. S. Hariharan 

 The Department of Biotechnology Association “Biospectra” was inaugurated on 15.09.2017 in Lt. Col. G.S. Gill Hall, Guru Nanak College Cricket Ground Pavilion by Dr. N. K. Udaya Prakash, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Vels University, Pallavaram released the logo of “Biospectra”. The Chief Guest delivered his talk on “Recent trends in Biotechnology”, emphasizing the importance of research and entrepreneurship. The students of the Department of Biotechnology presented posters “Show case of Biotechnology”,   where various fields related to Biotechnology - role of Indian ethnic Science, Biotechnology in Agriculture, Biomimetics, Biofuel, Bioplastics were highlighted.

Prominent Alumni

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Research Projects Received

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Contact Details

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