Department of B.Sc Biotechnology - Shift 2

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.

 

Mission

  • To make full use of the Autonomy to regularly update the course curriculum to cater to the needs of academia and industry.
  • To initiate awareness and kindle interest among students about Life Sciences especially Biotechnology through organization of conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • To start Postgraduate (M.Sc., Biotechnology), Research (Ph.D., Biotechnology), Certificate, Diploma,  
  • Post Graduate Diploma Programme).
  • To initiate research leading to development of Patents.

Vision

To nurture world-class Biotechnology graduates with a potential to innovate, invent and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of society and environment

Objective

•   To focus on the latest advancements in the field of biotechnology and Industrial needs, which will create and make our students understand the essentials of Biotechnology.
•    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

Will provide students with a solid foundation in biotechnology to enable them to work on principles and applications in biotechnology as per the requirement of Industries, and also will enable the students to pursue higher studies. 

will enable students to acquire knowledge on the fundamentals of Biochemistry, Cell biology, Microbiology and Molecular biology genetic engineering, Bioprocess engineering Genomics, Proteomics, Cancer Biology and modern drug discovery approach to enable them to understand emerging and advanced concept in modern biology and help them to taken up their carrier in this field. 

Students with a B.Sc., degree in Biotechnology may be enrolled for Post Graduate Programmes and also could be employed as research assistants, research scientists (with suitable postgraduate degrees), University academics (with suitable postgraduate and doctoral degrees).

Staff Achievement

Faculty Achievement

Dr. Amandeep Hora : Assistant Professor & Head

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Attended  : 09

S.No.

NAME OF THE INSTITUTION

NATURE OF TRAINING

PERIOD

1

Department of Science and Technology, DST, (Government of Rajasthan)

“Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp”

23th -25th Sept 2010

(3 days)

2

Kota University

National Seminar on Biotechnology:

A Tool For Biodiversity Conservation

11th -12th December 2009

3

School of Life sciences, Hindustan College of Arts & Sciences, Kelambakkam

National Level symposium on “Advances in Life sciences and Bioprospecting of Marine Resources

4th February, 2016

4

Indian Science Congress Association & SRM University, Chennai

National Science Day (NSD-2016)

28th February, 2016

5

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Guru Nanak College, Chennai

One day workshop on “ Pedagogies for Excellence of academia”

2nd March, 2016.

6

National Conference on “Strategies for quality Enhancement in Higher  Education”

IQAC sponsored by NAAC and supported by FICCI.

15th & 16th July, 2016

(2 Days)

7

“Prevention and Management of Hepatitis”

G. S. Gill Research Institute at Guru Nanak College in association with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

28th July, 2017

8

UGC sponsored National Level Seminar “Human Intervention on Ecological Balance and Utilization of living Resources (HIER-2018)

Department of Zoology, Govt. Arts College for Men (Autonomous), Nandanam, Chennai.

25th January 2018

 

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Organized: 06

S. No.

NAME OF SEMINAR / CONFERENCE

INSTITUTION

DURATION

ROLE

1

State level seminar on ‘Science for Indigenous India’

G. S. Gill Research Institute, Guru Nanak College with the Indian Science Congress Association

28th March, 2016

Committee Member

 

National Conference on “Strategies for quality Enhancement in Higher Education”

IQAC sponsored by NAAC and supported by FICCI

15th & 16th July, 2016

Committee Member

 

National Seminar on “Innovative Technologies in Insect Science”

Dept. of Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology in collaboration with Entomology Academia of India

14th Oct.2016

Committee Member

 

One Day Workshop on “Health Hazards due to Calcium Deficiency”

G. S. Gill Research Institute, Guru Nanak College in association with the Indian Science Congress Association

03rd March, 2017

Committee Member

 

One Day Seminar on “Scientific Challenges & Opportunities of the Current Generation” in commemoration of Nation Science Day

G. S. Gill Research Institute, Guru Nanak College in association with the Departments of Sciences

28th February, 2018

Committee Member

2

Two-Day National Workshop on “Good Laboratory Practices”

Department of Biotechnology,

Guru Nanak College, (Autonomous),

Velachery,

Chennai – 600 042

Sponsored by

Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education (TANSCHE)

9th – 10th

March, 2018

Convener

3

International Conference on “Technological Advances

Departments of Life Sciences & G.S. Gill Research Institute,

Guru Nanak College, (Autonomous),

Velachery,

Chennai – 600 042

2nd March, 2018

Organizing Committee Member

 

Research Paper Presented in Conferences:

Presented paper on Genetic Variability and Relationship Studies of Trigonella foenum –graecum L using Molecular markers in National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Nanobiotechnology 29th-30th Nov 2013 (Got 2nd prize).

Research Articles/Journals Published:

1. Hora A and Malik CP (2012). Assessment of Genetic Relationship between Melilotus albus Medik and M. Indica (L.) All using PCR-RAPD and CCMP markers. Journal of Plant Science Research 28 (2) 89-95.

2. Hora A and Malik CP (2012). Nature’s Sunshine Product Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) with Plethora benefits. Inroads 1(1): 31-39.

3. Karnawat M, Hora A and Malik CP (2013). The use of RAPD and ISSR markers for genetic relationship of two Argemone species and natural ‘hybrids’. Jour Pl Sci Res 29 (1) 91-102.

4. Hora A and Ushahra J (2012). Plants as a Natural Antioxidant: A Review. Inroads 2 (1): 178-182.

5. Hora A, Chittora M and Malik CP (2013). Estimation of Genetic Diversity Based on Seed Storage Proteins among Different Varieties of Trigonella foenum-graecum. LS - An International Journal of Life Sciences 2 (1): 1-6.

6. Nair A, Khar A, Hora A and Malik CP (2013). Garlic: Its Importance and Biotechnological Improvement. LS - An International Journal of Life Sciences. 2 (1): 72-89.

7. Grover S, Malik CP, Hora A and Kushwaha HB (2013). Botany, Cultivation, Chemical Constituents and Genetic Diversity in Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill): A Review.  LS - An International Journal of Life Sciences. 2(2): 128-139.

8. Hora A and Malik CP (2013). Evaluation of Genetic Relationship between Trigonella- Melilotus complex (L.)  using PCR- CCMP markers. Journal of Plant tissue culture and Biotechnology 23: 59-66.

9. K Ritesh, Hora A and Malik CP (2013). Molecular Markers: Momentous Tools for Exploring Plant biotechnology. Journal of Biotechnology 2(4): 21-36.

10. Hora A and Malik CP (2014). Study of Genetic Relationship between Three Genera (Trigonella, Melilotus and Medicago) Through Chemical Fingerprinting (FTIR). Phytomorphology  64(1&2) :43-47.

11. Hora A, Malik CP and Kumari Baby (2016). Assessment of Genetic Diversity  of Trigonella foenum graceum L. in Northern India using RAPD and ISSR markers. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 8 (1): 179-183.

12. K Baby, Hora A and Mallick MA (2017). Nanomedicines in Cancer Research: An Overview . LS – An International Journal of Life Sciences 6 (1): 11-17.

13.  K Baby, Hora A and Mallick MA (2017). Stimulatory effect of PGPR (Plant Growth Promoting Rhizospheric Bacteria) on Medicinal and Growth properties of a potential medicinal herb Chlorophytum borivilianum: A Review. Jour Pl Sci Res 33 (2) 151-156.

Chapters in Book

1. Hora A, U Jyoti and Malik CP (2013). Nuclear and Organelle Specific Markers with Specific Emphasis on Chloroplast and its Uses in Genetic Analyses. Crop Improvement: An Integrated Approach, MD Publications Pvt Ltd, New Delhi pp 69-83.

2. U Jyoti, Hora A and Malik CP (2013). Potential for Engineering Crops with High Antioxidant Capacity. Conventional and Non- Conventional Interventions in Crop Improvement, MD Publications Pvt Ltd, New Delhi pp 21-52.

3. Nair A, Khar A, Hora A and Malik CP (2013). Integrated Approach in Garlic Improvement.  Conventional and Non- Conventional Interventions in Crop Improvement, MD Publications Pvt Ltd, New Delhi pp105-136.

4. Hora A and Malik CP (2014). A Review on Biology, Cultivation, Biotechnology and Genetic Diversity of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) as s Distinguished Medicinal and Economical Plant. Advanced genetic approaches for fast forward agriculture pg 210-237.

5. Hora A, Kaur R, Pareek N and Malik CP (2014). Genetic Diversity in medicinal plants and major seed spices using different molecular markers. chapter 18 In: Plant Reproductive Biology and Conservation (Eds.  R Kapoor, I Kaur, M Koul) I.K. International, Delhi 437-463.    

6. Grover S, Malik CP, Hora A and Kushwaha HB (2014). Botany, cultivation, chemical constituents and genetic diversity in Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill ). Ed. Shabir Wani, CP Malik, Amandeep Hora and Ritesh Kaur. Innovations in Plant Sciences and Biotechnology, Agrobios publication, ISBN (13): 978-817754553-1, Pg 185-201.

7.  Pareek N and Hora A (2015). Polymerase Chain Reaction and its Applications in Crop Improvement Ed. C. P. Malik, Himakshi Bhati–Kushwaha and Ritesh Kaur.                    New Approaches for Fast Forward Agricultural Production. Agrobios publication ISBN (13): 978-81-7754-573-9, Pg 55-66.

8. Hora A and Pareek N (2015). Recombinant DNA Technology for Crop Improvement Ed. C. P. Malik, Himakshi Bhati–Kushwaha and Ritesh Kaur. New Approaches for Fast Forward Agricultural Production. Agrobios Publication ISBN (13): 978-81-7754-573-9, Pg 67-82.

9. Hora A and Kumari Baby (2016). Potential of Chloroplast Simple Sequence Repeats (CpSSRs) in Genetic analysis and Crop Improvement. Genetics and Molecular Biology in Crop Improvement Ed. Prof. (Dr.) P. C. Trivedi. Aavishkar Publishers ISBN 978-81-7910-536-8, Pg 26-41.

10. Yadav R, Kaur R and Hora A (2016). In Vitro Propogation of Andrographis paniculata (Burm. F.) Nees in Liquid Culture. Biotechnology in Crop Improvement Ed. Prof. (Dr.) P. C. Trivedi. Pointer Publishers ISBN 978-81-7132-855-0, Pg 79-91.

 

Book (2014)                                                   

Wani S, Malik CP, Hora A and Kaur R (2014). Innovations in Plant Sciences and Biotechnology. Agrobios publication (India). ISBN (13): 978-817754553-1.

Memberships in Associations/Societies :

  1. Life Member in the Zoological Society of India, Bodh Gaya
  2. Life Member Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
  3. Life Member Society for Biotechnologists (Sbti), Cochin

Others:

  1. Deputy Dean- G. S. Gill Research Institute-2015-2017
  2. Head, Department of Biotechnology, Shift II, GNC-2017- Till Date
  3. NAAC Coordinator- 2017-Till Date
  4. Committee Member, Women Student’s Forum-2017-Till Date

Faculty Achievement

Mr. Mahendrakumar M: Assistant Professor

Workshop/Training Undergone: 19

S.No.

NAME OF THE INSTITUTION

NATURE OF TRAINING

PERIOD

1

S.S. DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE, Chennai

Training Programme on

Medical Laboratory Techniques (Biochemistry, Hematology, Microbiology and Pathology)

15th May to 15th June

2006

31 Days

2

Department of Zoology,

UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS, Guindy Campus, Chennai

Laboratory techniques in

Immunology and

Molecular Biology

 

10 Days

3

MARINA LABS,

Chennai

Workshop and Summer Training on Biological Laboratory Setup and Analytical Methods

5th – 11th May, 2008

4

SRM UNIVERSITY, Chennai

Workshop on Plant Cell Suspension Culture – Production and Isolation of Bioactive Compounds

2 Days

5

Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology,

LOYOLA COLLEGE

Chennai

National Level Training cum Workshop on “Modern Approaches to Research Methodology, Electronic Research Tools, E-Content and Biotechnological Tools for Biodiversity Conservation

10th – 13th March,

2009

 

6

National Center for Nano-

science & Nanotechnology,

UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS, Guindy Campus, Chennai

Workshop on

“Nanomaterials and

Characterization”

 

5th -  6th November, 2013

7

Department of Zoology, ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY,

Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram

National workshop on “Analytical Methods and Tools in Biological Research – (AmaTiBR)”

20th & 21st March 2014

 

8

Centre for Bioresources Research and Development

(C-BIRD),

SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY, Chennai

Workshop on “Value Addition and Quality Assurance in Bioresource Products”

29th – 31st October, 2014

9

National University of Singapore – Environmental Research Institute (NERI), NUS, SINGAPORE

Merlion Metabolomic Workshop

2014

19th – 21st November, 2014

10

Post graduate Department

of Microbiology,

D G VAISHNAV COLLEGE, Chennai

Workshop on

“Entrepreneurship: Own your Future”

27th January 2015

11

Post graduate Department

of Microbiology,

D G VAISHNAV COLLEGE, Chennai

Workshop on

“Herbs and Entrepreneurship”

28th January 2015

12

Department of Zoology GOVERNMENT ARTS COLLEGE FOR MEN (AUTONOMOUS),

Nandanam, Chennai

State Level Seminar on “Environmental Conservation and Water Resources Management”

29th – 30th

January,

2015

13

Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology,

LOYOLA COLLEGE, Chennai

National Level Research Scholars  Workshop on “E-Resources and

Data Analysis”

9th – 14th February, 2015

14

Department of

Biotechnology,

SRM UNIVERSITY, Chennai

National Workshop on Molecular Cytogenetics

29th – 31st October, 2015

15

Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology and CISL

ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY,

Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram

National Level Hands-on Training Programme on Real-time PCR and Flow Cytometry

28th – 29th January,

2016

16

Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Centre of DBT,

QUEEN MARY’S COLLEGE,

Chennai

National Level Training Programme on Bioinformatics Tools and Languages with emphasis on Novel Phyto chemicals

1st – 3rd February, 2016

17

Department of Zoology,

LOYOLA COLLEGE,

Chennai

National Level Instructional Workshop on Geoinformatics tools for Biodiversity, Environment and

Health care Management

9th – 13th February, 2016

 

18

Department of Biochemistry,

BHARATHIYAR UNIVERSITY,

Coimbatore

National Level Workshop on “Innovations in Biosciences”

22nd & 23rd February, 2016

19

Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology,

ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY,

Annamalai Nagar,

Chidambaram

Intensive Training Programme on Animal Cell Culture Techniques

22nd – 24th

September,

2016

 

Seminars/Conferences Attended: 19

S.No.

NAME OF THE SEMINAR/ CONFERENCE

INSTITUTION

DURATION

1

International Conference on Applied Bioengineering

Sathyabama University, Chennai

5th – 7th

December, 2007

2

2nd International Conference on Trends in Cellular and Molecular Biology

School of Life Sciences,

 Jawaharlal Nehru University,

New Delhi

5th – 7th

January, 2008

3

Seminar on “Biotechnological: UK and Indian Perspectives”

 

British Council and

 Anna University,

Chennai

17th – 18th

October, 2008

4

National Conference on “Biotechnological Approaches to Next Green Revolution”

Loyola College, Chennai

2nd – 3rd

March, 2009

5

Indian Youth Science Congress 2009

RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur,

MSSRF, Chennai &

SRM University, Chennai

5th – 7th

June,

2009

6

Symposium on “Good Laboratory Practices & Compliance in

Biotechnology”

IIT-MADRAS, Chennai & CSIR

3rd – 5th

November, 2009

7

50th Annual Conference Association of Microbiologists of India

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

15th – 18th

December, 2009

8

National Conference on Emerging trends and opportunities in Food Processing Sector

IICPT, Thanjavur & M.O.P. Vaishnav College, Chennai

29th – 30th

March, 2010

9

Indian Youth Science Congress 2010

SRM University, Chennai

26th – 28th 

June, 2010

10

Chennai Science Festival – 2014

Science City, Chennai,

Govt. of Tamil Nadu

26th February to

1st March 2014

11

One-day National Seminar on “Biology and Application potentials of Fungi” in honor of Prof. C. V. Subramanian (90th Birthday)

CAS in Botany,

University of Madras,

Guindy Campus,

Chennai

11th August,

2014

12

State Level Seminar on “Environmental Conservation and Water Resource Management”

PG and Research Department of Zoology, Government Arts College for Men (Autonomous), Nandanam, Chennai

29th and 30th

January,

2015

13

Chennai Science Festival – 2015

Science City, Chennai,

Govt. of Tamil Nadu

26th February to 1st March 2015

14

UGC sponsored Seminar “Mushroom Cultivation Techniques”

 

PG and Research Department of Botany, Government Arts College for Men (Autonomous),

Nandanam, Chennai.

4th March 2015

15

UGC sponsored Seminar on “Plants – The Fabric of Life”

Department of Botany

Gloriosa Association,

Govt. Arts College

for Men (Autonomous), Nandanam, Chennai

24th

February,

2016

 

16

Chennai Science Festival – 2016

Science City, Chennai,

Govt. of Tamil Nadu

26th  - 29th February

2016

17

Chennai Science Festival – 2017

Science City, Chennai,

Govt. of Tamil Nadu

9th – 12th  February

2017

18

International Seminar on Prospects and Recent Advancements in Biological Sciences

Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology

Govt. Arts College

for Men (Autonomous), Nandanam, Chennai and

Indian Science Congress Association, Chennai Chapter

 

17th

February

2017

19

UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on “Human Intervention on Ecological balance and utilization of living Resources (HIER-2018)

 Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology

Govt. Arts College

for Men (Autonomous), Nandanam, Chennai

 

25th

January

2018

 

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Organized: 03

S. No.

NAME OF SEMINAR / CONFERENCE

INSTITUTION

DURATION

ROLE

1

A Two-Day International Conference on Emerging Trends in English Language Teaching

(ICETELT 2017)

Departments of English,

Guru Nanak College, (Autonomous),

Velachery,

Chennai – 600 042

13th – 14th December,

2017

Organizing Committee Member

2

Two-Day National Workshop on “Good Laboratory Practices”

Department of Biotechnology,

Guru Nanak College, (Autonomous),

Velachery,

Chennai – 600 042

9th – 10th

March, 2018

Organising Secretary

3

International Conference on “Technological Advances

Departments of Life Sciences & G.S. Gill Research Institute,

Guru Nanak College, (Autonomous),

Velachery,

Chennai – 600 042

2nd March, 2018

Organizing Committee Member

 

Awards/ Honor/Recognition Received    : 05

S. No.

INSTITUTION

AWARD / PRIZE

SEMINAR / CONFERENCE

DURATION

1

University of Madras &

Society of Biotechnologists – India

“Degradation of Industrial Dyes Using White Rot Fungi with Bacterial Consortium”

(BEST POSTER AWARD)

National Conference on New Frontiers and Current Trends in Biotechnology

19th & 20th October, 2008

2

SRM University, Chennai

“Analysis of Important Pharmaceutical compounds from

Aloe vera”

(BEST PAPER AWARD)

National Conference on Recent Advances in Bioengineering

 

7th – 9th February, 2008

3

Zoological Society,

The New College,

Chennai

FIRST PRIZE

Intercollegiate Paper Presentation Competition

2007

4

Zoological Society,

The New College,

Chennai

SECOND PRIZE

Intercollegiate Paper Presentation Competition

2005 – 2006

5

Karuna Club International

DAYAWAN AWARD

All India Conference of Karuna Clubs

2003

 

Paper / Poster Presented: 07

S.No

NAME OF THE EVENT

VENUE

DATE

TITLE OF THE PAPER/POSTER

1

BIO-COM 2007

Prince Shri Venkateshwara Arts and Science College, Chennai

11th January, 2007

Stem Cells Proliferation and their role disease management

2

National Seminar on Food Security Through  Innovations in Food processing and Entrepreneurship Development

IICPT (Govt. Of India), and Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur.

29th & 30th September, 2008

“Limonin Degradation by Bacterial and Fungal isolates obtained from soil of Citrus plants

3

State Level Seminar on Entrepreneurship Skills In Biotechnology

Loyola College, Chennai

3rd December, 2008

“Nascent techno-logies in fruit & vegetable processing – An opportunity for food entrepreneurs”

4

National Seminar on Bio-Cheminformatics

Department of Bioinformatics, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore

26th February, 2016

“Molecular docking studies and ADMET properties of

compounds from the leaves, root and

fruit of Physalis minima L.

5

IQAC Sponsord One Day State Level Seminar on “Emerging Trends In Fusion Of Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Plant Sciences”

PG and Research Department of Botany,

Arignar Anna Govt.

 Arts College,

Cheyyar - 604 407

6th October,

2016

“Antidiabetic activity of essential oils of selected medicinal plants from

Kolli hills”

6

International Symposium on “Medicinal plants and Herbal Drugs in Human and Livestock Wealth A Global Prospective”

Post Graduate Department of Botany, Pachaiyappa’s College,

Chennai-30

29th - 31st

January,

2016

“Phytochemical analysis, in vitro antioxidant properties and  antimicrobial studies of methanol extracts of the leaves of H. hookerianum and H. wightianum”

7

National Conference on Integrating Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology in Drug Discovery

Bioinformatics Infrastructural Facility Centre of DBT,

Queen Mary’s College

(Autonomous),

Chennai – 600004

20th – 22nd February,

2017

“Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils coated Chitosan Nanoparticles Against Wound Infected Pathogens”

 

Research Articles/Journals Published : 04

  • Bharath B, Nirmalraj S, Mahendrakumar M, Perinbam K. Biofertilizing efficiency of Sargassum polycystum extract on growth and biochemical composition of Vigna radiata and Vigna mungo. Asian Pac J Reprod 2018; 7(1): 27-32.
  • Mahendrakumar M, Nirmalraj S, Ravikumar M, Bharath B, Seeni S, Perinbam K. Pharmacognostic, Phytochemical and Physicochemical Investigations of Hypericum hookeria­num Wight & Arn. (Hypericaceae) of Palni Hills, India. Pharmacog J. 2017; 9(6):750-6.
  • S. Nirmalraj, M. Ravikumar, M. Mahendrakumar, B. Bharath and K. Perinbam, 2015.  Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Justicia gendarussa Burm. F. Leaves. Journal of Plant Sciences, 10: 70-74.
  • M. Mahendrakumar and M. Asrar Sheriff, 2015. Whole Cell Protein Profiling of Human Pathogenic Bacteria Isolated from Clinical Samples. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 8 (3): 374-380.

Membership in Professional Societies

Life Member in the Society for Biotechnologists (India), Cochin, Kerala

NCBI Genbank Submissions:

S. NO.

ACCESSION NUMBER

ORGANISM

GENE

1

JN123466

Pseudomonas fluorescens strain LP1

16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

2

JX235357

Fusarium oxysporum

strain SK

18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

3

JN123465

Pseudomonas fluorescens strain LP1M

LipA gene, partial cds

4

JN123464

Pseudomonas fluorescens strain LP1

LipA gene, partial cds

5

KT445879

Aspergillus niger

Strain BBKP03

18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

Dr. Bharathi Ravikrishnan

Awards/ Honor/Recognition Received    : 03

S. No.

INSTITUTION

AWARD / PRIZE

SEMINAR / CONFERENCE

DURATION

1

Department of Biochemistry, T.S.Narayanaswami College of Arts and Science in association with Zoological Society of India

BEST PAPER AWARD

“Bioapplication of Streptomyces app. Isolated from marine source as food additive agent”

2015

2

Guru Nanak College

BEST PAPER AWARD

“Dunaliella salina in-vitro culture and stress induced beta carotene production”

 

National conference on scientific challenges for a clean environment

 

2015

3

 

BEST

PAPER AWARD

“Comparative analysis of antiproliferative properties of astaxanthin on various cancerous cell lines”

National conference on Environmental protection and sustainability (NCEPS)Department of Zoology, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai in association with Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, Haridwar

 

2017

 

  • Selected in Indian Science communication meet through Chennai chapter in oral presentation in104thRastriyaVigyanSancharakSammelan organized by 104th Session of the Indian Science Congress from January 03 to 07, 2017 at SV University, Tirupati and presented oral presentation “Sustainable development strategies needed for India future pursuit of Happiness”.

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Organized: 03

S. No.

NAME OF SEMINAR / CONFERENCE

INSTITUTION

DURATION

1

Workshop- Enumeration of Bacteria from inanimate objects

Kumarani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science

2010

2

Workshop- Hands on training in isolation of DNA from plant sample

Kumarani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science

2010-2013

3

Awareness campaign “Poly cystic ovary syndrome”

Kumarani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science

2013

4

Collaborative activity for Nature club students with Crocodile bank

Kumarani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science

2013

5

Biofair, Science fair- “ Healthy Living-Elixir of Life”

Kumarani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science

2013

6

Exhibition- Indian Ethnic Science

Kumarani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science

2013

7

Chimera’14- National Level Symposium

Hindustan College of Arts & Science

2014

8

National level symposium cum workshop “ Adavances in Life Sciences and Bioprospecting of Marine resources

Hindustan College of Arts & Science

2016

9

National conference                      “Tangible benefits of marine biotechnology research in Food, Health and Industrial sectors

Hindustan College of Arts & Science

2016

10

One day seminar cum awareness programme on “ Prevention and management of Hepatitis

 

Indian Science Congress Funded

G.S.Gill Research Institute

2017

 

Technical trainer: Certificate course

S. No.

Name of the Conference

Venue

Year

1.

Certificate course in Vermicomposting Technology

Hindustan College of Arts & Science

2014-2017

2.

DMLT

T.S.N college of Arts and Science, Navallur

2016

 

Extracurricular activities

S. No.

Event

Topic

Venue

Year

1.

Lecture

Food grade plastics

Kumarani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science

2013

2.

Lecture (as a part of promotional activity of Biofair)

Know your Food

Various College and school

2013

3.

Organised

Nature Education camp

Parambikulam, Government of Kerala

2013

4.

Lecture

Woman and their health

Thandalam Village

2014

5.

Coastal clean-up

International Coastal clean-up Day-2016

Marina Beach

2016

6.

Lecture

“ Microbial soup”

T.S.N.College of Arts and Science

2016

7.

Co-chaired

– “National conference on Environmental protection and sustainability”

PG and Reseacrh Department of Zoology, Sir Theagaraya College

2017

 

Invited Speaker:

S. No.

Event

Venue

Year

1.

State level seminar on “ Science for indigenous India”

Guru Nanak College

2016

 

Research Articles/Journals Published:

Bharathi Ravikrishnan, G. Jaya and S. Abirami. Crustacean exoskeleton pigment as bio based product. Journal of Society for Himalayan Action Research and Development (A Peer Reviewed). Vol. 11:  49-53. (2016)

Lipshi Deb, Bharathi Ravikrishnan, Jayanthi, J and Ragunathan M.G. (2015) Bacterial diversity in some edible marine crabs at Kovalam beach, East coast of Chennai. EJBPS. Vol.2 (7):249-256. UGC approved.

Lipshi Deb, Bharathi Ravikrishnan, Jayanthi, J and Ragunathan M.G. (2015) Antibacterial effect of certain spice extracts on pathogen isolated from a fresh water crab, Oziotelphusa senex senex. EJBPS, Vol.2 (7):257-259. UGC approved.

A. Amala Lourthuraj, M. Masilamani Selvam, Bharathi Ravikrishnan and M. Vinoth: Bio Prospective of Cleistanthin-A in A Bioinformatics Approach. ISBN 978-93-85477-73-7. (2014)

Bharathi Ravikrishnan & K.Priyadharshini: Green brand of Hindustan Arts & Science College-“Vermicompost -Waste to Value”. International Conference on Corporate Sustainability trends, challenges and strategies. (ISBN 978-81-927411-3-0)

Abirami S., Bharathi Ravikrishnan, Jayanthi, J., Ragunathan, M.G. (2015). Antioxidant property of pigment extracted from edible crustacean shell wastes. EJBPS. Vol.2 (6):197-200. UGC approved.

Abirami S., Bharathi Ravikrishnan, Jayanthi, J., Ragunathan, M.G. (2016). Anticancerous property of a pigment extracted from a crustacean shell waste. International Journal of Biopharmaceutics 7(1): 13-16. UGC approved.

A Amala Lourthuraj, Masilamani Selvam.M and Bharathi Ravikrishnan. (2017) Analyses of antiproliferative property of Clestanthin-A against A549 cell line. Biomedical & Pharmacology Journal, Vol.10(1): 255-259

A Amala Lourthuraj, Masilamani Selvam.M and Bharathi Ravikrishnan and R.Murugan. (2016). Therapeutic Properties of poisonous plant Clestanthus collinus. Research Journal Pharm and Tech, 9(4): 365-369.

L.Krishnanswamy,Masilamani Selvam.M and Bharathi Ravikrishnan. (2016) Anticancerous property of colchicine isolated from Indigofera aspalathoids. Research Journal Pharm and Tech, 9(4): 386-390.

Bharathi Ravikrishnan, Abirami.S., M.G.Ragunathan and J.Jayanthi (2017) Analyses of Bioaccumulation of Astaxanthin in Fenugreek sprouts. Int J. Current advanced research., 6(11): 7626-7629

A Amala Lourthuraj, Masilamani Selvam.M and Bharathi Ravikrishnan. (2017). Analysis of stress parameters during salmonellosis in experimental fishes Poecilia reticulata (common Guppy fish) treated with Cleistanthin A. Indian journal of Geo Marine Sciences. (Under Scrutinisation). (Web of Science and Scopus indexed).

Dr. Sree Vishnupriya. K

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Attended: 2

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Conducted: 1

Awards/ Honor/Recognition Received             : 2

  1. VIT Best Research Awards consecutively in 2013 and 2014 from VIT University
  2. Represented India for the SIFE world cup (Rebranded as Enactus) and emerged as 2nd runner up and 1st runner up in the World Cup competitions held in Singapore and Berlin in the year 2008 and 2009 respectively.

 

Research Articles/Journals Published: 6

List of Publications:

  1. Sreevishnupriya K et al., Computational analysis of deleterious missense mutations in aspartoacylase that cause Canavan's disease.   Sci China Life Sci. 2012 Dec;55(12):1109-19 (Impact factor: 3.085) (Scopus Indexed)
  2. K. Sreevishnupriya and R. Rajasekaran, A computational approach to analyze the missense mutation in human angiogenin variants leading to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Bangladesh J. Pharmacol Vol.8(4) 2013 382-389(Impact factor: 0.69) (Scopus Indexed)
  3. Sree Vishnupriya K. and Rajasekaran R, An in silico approach to analyze the mutations in TAR DNA binding protein 43 causing Fronto Temporal Lobar Degeneration.  Der Pharma Chemica,2013, 5(6):250-258 (Scopus Indexed)
  4. Merlin Lopus, Rao Sethumadhavan, P. Chandrasekaran, K. Sreevishnupriya, A. W. Varsha, V. Shanthi, K. Ramanathan, R. Rajasekaran, A computational approach to explore the functional missense mutations in the spindle check point protein Mad1. Frontiers in Biology December 2013, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 618-625 (Springer) (Scopus indexed)
  5. Sree Vishnupriya K. and Rajasekaran R, Molecular Mechanics Approach of Leukodystrophy Causing E285A Mutation in Aspartoacylase Directs the Future Implementation of Nanomechanics. Journal of Bionanoscience Volume 10, Number 2, April 2016, pp.110-117(8) (American Scientific Publishers) (https://doi.org/10.1166/jbns.2016.1342)
  6. K. Sreevishnupriya, D. Meshach Paul, and R. Rajasekaran, Unraveling the Effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Causing Mutations in Angiogenin to Render the Path towards Nanomechanical Studies. Advanced Science Engineering and Medicine, 8, 849–855 (2016) (https://doi.org/10.1166/asem.2016.1925)

 

Dr. M.C. VANITHA

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Attended: 14

Awards/ Honor/Recognition Received             : 1

S. No.

INSTITUTION

AWARD / PRIZE

SEMINAR / CONFERENCE

DURATION

1

Bharath University

BEST POSTER  AWARD

International Conference on Bioengineering, Chennai.

2015

 

Project Sanctioned: 1

S. No.

INSTITUTION

PROJECT

SEMINAR / CONFERENCE

DURATION

1

TNSCST

Student Project Scheme

 

Project Title:

Bioethanol production from fruit waste as an environmental waste management

International Conference on Bioengineering, Chennai.

2013-2014

 

Research Articles/Journals Published: 13

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Attended

International Conference Proceedings/Poster Presentations

 

  1. Yashika Chelvan, K.Ramalingam ,Vanitha MC .Isolation, production and partial purification of L-Asparginase from Marine Actinobacteria by submerged fermentation. the International Conference on “Recent Trends in Biological Research-2015” on 22nd December 2015.
  2. E.Gokulakshmi , K.Ramalingam ,Vanitha MC. Isolation and Characterization of Crude oil degrading bacteria isolated from Oil spill Sites. International Conference on “Recent Trends in Biological Research-2015” on 22nd December 2015.
  3. Karthik, R., Gokulalakshmi, E., Angelin C. Pushpam and Vanitha, M.C. Effficacy of chaetoceros calcitrans enriched artemia salina, Bacillus stratosphericus (amet1601) and nitrifier bacterial consortium as probiotics in litopenaeus vannamei culture. 5th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Kochi.(25th Nov-28 Nov 2015).
  4. E Gokulalakshmi, M C Vanitha, K Ramalingam and N Srikumaran. Extraction and characterization of chitosan nanoparticles from fish waste and its applications on waste water treatment of fish food processing industry. 6th World Congress on Biotechnology October 05-07, 2015 New Delhi, India. J Biotechnol Biomater . ISSN: 2155-952
  5. Mahalakshmi S., Gokulakshmi E.,Vanitha M C (2015) Marine Biomaterials from Fish waste: Chitin, Chitosan ,Collagen . International conference on Bioengineering ,Chennai
  6. Ramalingam .K ,Vanitha MC ,Srikumaran .N (2015) .Application of Collagen derived from Fish Waste in Tissue Engineering . International conference on Bioengineering, Chennai
  7. Vanitha MC , Ramalingam .K , ,Srikumaran .N Characterization and application of Chitosan stabilized nanoparticles . International conference on Bioengineering, Chennai . .(I st Prize in Poster presentation)
  8. M.C.Vanitha ,Meera B ,Ramani G and Gunasekaran P (2010) Cloning and expression of cellobiohydrolase gene in Pichiapastoris .BRSI -2010 , International conference of Genomic sciences , Madurai ,India 12-14 November 2010 .
  9. M.C.Vanitha, Ramani.G ,Meera.B, Manjula.A and Gunasekaran P. (2008)  Cloning and Expression of    Cellulase Gene From PenicilliumFuniculosum .BRSI -2008 .5th convention of BRSI, International Conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries, Hyderabad, India.  6th – 8th November 2008.
  10. Meera B, Vanitha MC, Ramani G and Gunasekaran P (2010 ) production and characterization of endoglucanase from T. longibrachiatum .BRSI 2010 International conference of Genomic sciences , Madurai ,India 12-14 November 2010 .
  11. G. Ramani, B. Meera, MC. Vanitha, A. Manjula, P. Gunasekaran(2008),  Cloning and Sequence analysis of Penicilliumfuniculosum NCL, β-glucosidase gene bgl. 5th convention of BRSI, International Conference on Bioprocesses in Food Industries, Hyderabad, India.  6th – 8th November 2008

 

National ConferenceProceedings/PosterPresentations

  1. M.C.Vanitha, Meera.B, Ramani.G, Manjula.A and Gunasekaran. P (2009) Cloning and Expression of cellobiohydrolase and endoglucanase genes From filamentous fungi. AQUA-TERR Annual ,Madurai. 14th March 2009
  2. G. Ramani,  MC. Vanitha, B. Meera, A. Manjula, P. Gunasekaran, Mala Rao, Seetha Laxman (2009) Cloning and  Expression of fungal β-glucosidase gene bgl1, in Pichia pastoris.(BRSI ,2009)
  3. Meera.B, Ramani.G, Vanitha M.C and Gunasekaran .P  AMI 2009, Pune - Characterization of endoglucanase of a cellulolytic fungus isolated from soil

 

Research Articles/Journals Published

  1. Elayaperumal, Gokulalakshmi; Bhaskaran, Sathyapriya; MC Vanitha. Isotherm and Thermodynamic Studies on the Bio Adsorption of Textile Industrial Effluents  onto   Chitosan Nanoparticle from Macolor Niger (White Snapper).Journal of Nanotechnology ,Science and application (Communicated)
  2. E.Gokulalakshmi, K.Ramalingam, M.C.Vanitha, 2017. Extraction and  Characterization of Chitosan  obtained from scales of Clarias gariepinus sp: Lesser known source ,British Journal of Biotechnology
  3. R. Karthik, Angelin C Pushpam, K. Ramalingam, D. Yuvaraj and M. C. Vanitha, 2015. Attenuation of negative impacts by micro algae and enriched Artemia salina on Penaeus monodon and Litopenaeus vannamei larval culture, Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 10 (5): 347-356.
  4. Karthik R, Angelin C Pushpam, Yashika Chelvan and Vanitha MC, 2015. Efficacy of Cheatoceros Calcitrans, Enriched Artemia Salina, Bacillus stratosphericus (amet1601) nov., and Nitrifier Bacterial Consortium as Probiotics on Litopenaeus Vannamei Culture, Journal of fisheries sciences.com, 9 (4) : 41-48.
  5. K. Ramalingam, D.R. Shyamala and N. Sri Kumaran, R. Karthik and M. C. Vanitha, 2015. Manifestations studies on enzyme profile of Vibrio  parahaemolyticus MTCC451 inoculated black tiger prawn Penaeus monodon, Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 10 (6): 477-488
  6. S. P. Indumathi, Angelin C Pushpam, R. Karthik, N. Srikumaran, M.C. Vanitha and K.Ramalingam, 2015. A meta-analysis of metabolite and phosphatase profile between two green mussels (Perna viridis) population, International Journal of Research in Marine Sciences, 5 (4): 6-14.
  7. R Karthik, Angelin C Pushpam, Yashika Chelvan and Vanitha MC, 2015 Efficacy of Probiotic and Nitrifier Bacterial Consortium for the Enhancement of Litopenaeus Vannamei Aquaculture . International Journal of Veterinary Science and Research  1(1): 029-034.
  8. VanithaM.C, Meera B, Ramani G and Gunasekaran P . “Cloning and expression of cellobiohydrolase gene in Pichia pastoris .Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 2015. 2015, 6, 213-222
  9. Ramani G; Meera B; Vanitha C; Rajendhran J; Paramasamy Gunasekaran "Molecular cloning and expression of thermostable gluco-tolerant β-glucosidase of Penicillium funiculosum NCL1 in Pichia pastoris and its characterization" Journal of Industrial microbiology 2015  Apr;42(4):553-65.
  10. J. Umasankari, M.C.Vanitha 2 and C. SEKAR1.Prevalence of MRSA and MSSA infection in Diabetic Foot Ulcer. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2015. Jan; 6(1): (B) 468 – 474.
  11. G Ramani, B Meera, M C Vanitha and P Gunasekaran “Production ,Purification and Characterization of a β Glucosidase of Penicillium funiculosum NCL 1”Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2012. 167 (5), 959-972.
  12. Vanitha M.C , Meera B ,Ramani G Mala Rao#, SeetaLaxman# and Gunasekaran P “Molecular Cloning and Expression of a Family 7 Cellobiohydrolase Gene cbh1 from PenicilliumfuniculosumNCL1” International Journal of microbiology research  2011.3(2) 97
  13. B Meera, M C Vanitha, G Ramani, A Manjula and P Gunasekaran “Cloning and expression of an intronless gene encoding endoglucanase from Aspergillus fumigatus MKU1” Indian Journal of Biotechnology 2011 10 (4), 480-486.

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

S.No.

Positions Held

Student

1.

President

Ms. Deepshika Gogoi

2.

Vice-President         

Ms. S. Nivetha

3.

Secretary

Mr. V. Shankara Narayanan

4.

Joint Secretary        

Mr. B. N. Manikandan

5.

Executive Member 

Mr. G. Balaji

6.

Adviser

Ms. Ashvika Rajeev

7.

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.

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.

National Workshop on “Good Laboratory Practices” (GLP) 2018

The Department of Biotechnology of Guru Nanak College organized its first National Workshop on “Good Laboratory Practices” (GLP) 2018 on 9th and 10th February, 2018. The Chief Guest was Prof. P. Kaliraj, Former Vice-Chancellor, Anna University. College Principal Dr. M. Selvaraj, Director Dr. Gunita Arun Chandhok, Deputy Director Dr. P.V. Kumaraguru, Dean Dr. K.P. Sanjayan, Head and Convener Dr. Amandeep Hora and Staff of Biotechnology presided over the inaugural session. The Workshop Manual was released by the Prof. P. Kaliraj and the first copy was received by Dr. M. Selvaraj.

There were many technical sessions presented by scientists from all over the country which includes, Dr. S. Seeni, Director of Research, School of Biosciences, MACFAST, Tiruvalla, Kerala, Dr. Rama Shanker Verma, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT- MADRAS, Chennai, Dr. Edward Danish, Aqua Culture and Food Safety Expert, Dr. N. K. Udaya Prakash, Director, Marina Labs, Chennai, Dr. C. Tamil Selvan, Managing Director, Bioscience Research Foundation, Kancheepuram, Ms. Rameetha Rajan, Senior Microbiologist, AO Smith Water Company, Bengaluru.

The valedictory function took place on 10th February, 2018. Dr. S. Balaji, I.F.S., Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Retd.) was the chief guest. Principal Dr. M. Selvaraj presided over the function. The Chief Guest distributed the certificates to the participants who have turned up in large numbers from all parts of the country.

The workshop was a grand success and was useful in disseminating updated knowledge regarding “Good Laboratory Practices” (GLP).

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Contact Details

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Dr. Amandeep Hora, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Head,

Department of Biotechnology,

Guru Nanak College Shift II,

Email : biotechshift2.hod@gurunanakcollege.edu.in

Phone : 044-2245 1746