The Department of Biotechnology was started the year 2002. Being the first institution under the Visvesvaraya Technology University (VTU) to recognize the need for an undergraduate technical program in biotechnology, Sir MVIT played a pioneering role in the formulation of the curriculum, starting with preparation of draft syllabus, organization of seminars/conferences/workshops, initiating industry-institute interactions & so on. Today, the department is well established with an excellent infrastructure and a highly competent team of faculty members drawn from various fields such as Bioinformatics, Plant biotechnology, Microbial biotechnology, Protein biochemistry, Environmental Engineering, Bioprocess technology & Chemical Engineering. Apart from imparting quality education, this Department has distinguished itself in the sphere of R & D activities as well.


The biotechnology course as an engineering degree focuses not only on the technological, computational and mathematical aspects of the sphere of biosciences, but also the application of the same with respect to industry and medicine. The BE course in biotechnology thus represents a bridge between biological sciences and the ‘conventional’ engineering disciplines.

Department Highlights

  • First to initiate the BE in Biotechnology under VTU
  • First batch enrolled in 2002
  • Well- equipped labs with an excellent infrastructure
  • Highly competent team of faculty members
  • Making rapid strides both in terms of imparting Quality Education as well as in the sphere of R&D activities.
  • Started the M.Techprogramme in 2011


VISION:To promote quality education, research & innovation in biotechnology for enabling sustainable growth & development


– To enable students to develop strong fundamentals of the diverse domains of biotechnology, both from a theoretical and practical standpoint.

– To sustain academic excellence and stimulate innovative thinking among students.

– To foster and promote research activities among the faculty members who in turn, would inculcate this spirit of scientific enquiry among the students.

– To develop the Department as a vibrant centre of excellence, enriched with state-of-the-art facilities, actively involved in collaborative research, training & consultancy with reputed industries/R&D Institutes

  1. Core Competence: To provide students with a sound foundation in mathematical, biological, computational and engineering aspects, which are essential for honing their problem solving and trouble shooting skills in the diverse spheres of biotechnology, that would enable them to pursue relevant career prospects in the pertinent domains.
  2. Preparation: To prepare students with the fundamentals required for pursuing suitable careers in various sectors such as Food BT, Pharmaceutical BT, Environmental BT, Agricultural BT, Bioinformatics and Bioprocess Engineering.
  3. Breadth: To develop the ability among students to synthesize data and technical concepts for application towards prototype plan and product design, in order to address problems of interdisciplinary nature, thus enabling them to function successfully as part of multidisciplinary project teams.
  4. Professionalism: To inculcate in the students to codes of ethics and professional practice, so as to develop skills for effective teamwork and project management.
  5. Initiative: To actively promote entrepreneurial abilities among students, in order to make them well equipped, not merely as job seekers but also as job-providers in the domains of biotechnology and healthcare.

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineeringfundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complexengineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  1. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems anddesign system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  1. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and researchmethods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  1. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modernengineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  1. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assesssocietal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  1. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutionsin societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  1. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms ofthe engineering practice.
  1. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader indiverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  1. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineeringcommunity and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  2. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theengineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  1. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage inindependent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

    • Graduates demonstrate strong theoretical basics and experimental skills in biosciences and bioengineering which serve as foundation elements for the program.
    • Graduates capable of identification,formulation and analysis of data, based on research literature reviews to address complex problems in various spheres such as nutrition, healthcare and environment to name a few.
    • Graduates capable of applying biotechnology – based ideas and strategies in individual and multidisciplinary activities in order to contribute to the global pool of essential information, knowledge and skills.
    • Graduates demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, while assimilating the elements of engineering management, IPR and allied domains.

      • Represents a bridge between Biological sciences & the conventional Engineering disciplines
      • Focuses on the Technological, Computational and Mathematical aspects of Biosciences
      • Applies the concepts with respect to the development of life science products (Agri, Food, Pharma, Bio-IT, Biomedical, Energy & Environment)
      • B.E. – Biotechnology Engineering (4 Yrs) – Intake- 60
      • M.Tech – Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (2 Yrs), Intake- 18
      • M.Sc. – Engineering (by Research) (2 Yrs) – Research based program
      • Ph.D. – Both Science and Engineering (3-6 Yrs)- Research based program

2007-2011 58 14 23 11
2008-2012 47 35 9 *
2009-2013 46 13 25 6
2010-2014 51 19 11 12
2011-2014 47 24 15 8+counting

The Department draws on the expertise of faculty members from various spheres of life sciences & engineering whose profile is listed as follows:-


Name Qualification Designation Area of Specialization
Dr. H G Nagendra Ph. D. Prof & H.O.D Structural Biology and Bioinformatics
Dr. Chandrashekhar Naik Ph. D. Professor Fermentation Technology
Dr. Mrinalini Menon Ph. D. Assoc. Professor Protein Chemistry
Ms. A. Niveditha M.E. (Ph.D)
Assoc. Professor Chemical Engineering
Mr. Jagadeesh Kumar M.Sc. (Ph.D)
Asst. Professor Biochemistry& Neuroinformatics
Ms. Priya Narayanan M.Sc. M.Phil. (Ph.D) Assoc. Professor Microbiology & Structural biology
Ms. Sudevi Basu M.Tech. (Ph.D) Asst. Professor Environmental Engineering
Dr. C. Rajendra Singh M. Sc. Ph. D Assoc. Professor Biochemistry
Mr. Manjunath M.Tech. (Ph.D) Asst. Professor Chemical Engineering
Ms. Rashmi K.V. M. Sc. (Ph.D) Asst. Professor Biotechnology
Ms. Halima R. M.Tech. (Ph.D) Asst. Professor Biotechnology
Mr. Ishwar Chandra M.Tech.& PGDFSQM Asst. Professor Biotechnology
Mr.B.G Harish B.E Lab Instructor Biotechnology

Sl. No. Title of the project Investigator Funding Agency Status
1 Development of automated assay unit for anti-mitotic activities (2010-12).

8.05 lakhs

Dr. H G Nagendra Department of Science and Technology, GOI, New Delhi, India Completed
2. “Structural Investigations of Amyloid Peptide fragments implicated in Alzheimers Disease”(2012-15)

16.33 lakhs

Dr. H G Nagendra Department of Science and Technology, GOI, New Delhi, India Completed
3 Insilico investigation of Human hypothetical proteins containing discovered regions: implications towards cancer and elucidation of potential drug targets(2008-10) 16.12 lakhs Dr. H G Nagendra Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India Completed
4 Sequence analysis and comparative modeling studies of hypothetical proteins in Human Genome (2004-06) 2.33 lakhs Dr. H G Nagendra University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India Completed
5 Investigation on in vivo enzyme profiles in response to herbal anti-cancer drugs using seed germination as a model system(2010-12)

6.12 lakhs

Dr.Mrinalini Menon Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India Completed

Mr. Srinivas V Bandlamori’s project entitled “Validation and Standardization of the Process for Producing Biomodified Ghee (Shata-dhauta-ghritam) through a Novel Bioreactor “Shata-dhauta-patram”has been selected by VGST for funding of Rs. 4 Lakh under Seed Money to Young Scientists for Research (SMYSR)- Under the guidance of Dr.H.G.Nagendra

Miss Ipseeta Jena has received a funding of Rs.3, 25, 600 for the project entitled“Integrating Yoga & Nutrition Regimen to Combat Life Style Disorders in Urban Working women”by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI, under Societal Research Fellow (SoRF) Scheme.-Under the guidanceofDr.H.G.Nagendra

Project entitled “A novel & cost effective approach towards biological control of Oryctes rhinoceros (Rhionoceros beetle, pest of Palm treessubmitted by Mrs.Smrita PradhanunderSoRF (WOS-B) of Department of Science and Technology.Under the guidance of Dr.H.G.Nagendra

The department has received research grants from various other funding agencies to the tune of 2 lakhs (1.0 lakh in 2014-2015).

memorandum of understandingSigned (MOUs)

      • Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, 2011
      • Herbal Science Trust (HST), Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 2008
      • University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS, B), Department of Biotechnology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 2008
      • Richcore India Pvt Ltd. Bangalore Working on Conversion of industrial waste to Biocomposting
      • Aristogene Biosciences India Ltd& Sir MVIT. Bangalore Working on Therapeutic protein cloning and Expression in Pichiapastories
      • SAASER and Sir MVITScintilla Academy For Applied Sciences Education &Research (Saaser), 2013
      • Sir Mvit& Sikkim University, Gangtok, 2013.
      • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was entered into on January 20, 2014, between Mousumi, Bangalore and Sir M Visvesvaraya institute of Technology, Bangalore, to take up inter disciplinary projects related in domains.
      • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was entered into on July 2nd 2014, between M/s BioZeen, Bangalore and Sir M Visvesvaraya institute of Technology, Bangalore. To take up inter disciplinary projects related in domains.
      • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was entered into on September 5th 2014, between Foundation for Neglected Disease Research, Bangalore and Sir M Visvesvaraya institute of Technology, Bangalore. To take up inter disciplinary projects related discovery of new medicines for the treatment

Research Scholars pursuing Ph.D

Sl. No. Name of the candidate Research Topic / Title Discipline Degree pursued Name of the guide
1 Mr. Jagadeesh Kumar D. Systems biology approaches to determine the interactions of tau protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease”. Neuro- informatics  





















Dr. H.G. Nagendra, Sir MVIT
2 Ms. Priya Narayan (Submitted) Biophysical Investigations of Neuropeptides implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease. Structural Biology Dr. H.G. Nagendra, Sir MVIT
3 Ms. Reshma Cloning, Expression and Characterization of Hypothetical Proteins with Multifunctional Domains Structural Biology Dr. H.G. Nagendra, Sir MVIT
4 Mr. Mohammed Jaheer Collection, Establishment of Germplasm and Molecular Characterization of Mucuna Species of India Plant Biotechnology Dr.Sathyanarayana N, Sir MVIT
5 Mr. Mahesh S (completed) Identification of Elite Germplasm, DNA fingerprinting and development of framework linkage map in Indian Velvet Beam (Mucuna proteins) Genomics Dr.Sathyanarayana N, Sir MVIT
6 Mr. C. Rajendra Singh (completed) Screening and Purification of novel Anti-cancer / tumor drugs from herbal source Cancer Biology Dr. Chandrasekhar Naik, Sir MVIT
7 Mr. Hariharan P Production, Purification and Characterization of Thrombolytic Enzyme from fungi through solid and submerged fermentation processes Fermentation Technology Dr. Chandrasekhar Naik, Sir MVIT
8 Mr. Revanasiddappa Isolation, screening and development of local microbial Consortia for decolourization, degradation of reactive Dyes and textile Effluent Microbial Biotechnology Dr. Chandrasekhar Naik, Sir MVIT
9 Ms. A. Niveditha Heavy metal removal using Immobilized Enzyme in Tacked and fluidized bed reactors Bio-Technology Dr. Archana, MSRIT
10 Ms. SudeviBasu Modeling of River Water Quality Environmental Engineering Dr. K. S. Lokesh, SJCE, Mysore
11. Ms Halima R Green synthesis, characterisation of silver nanoparticles and catalytic activity study Chemical Engineering (VTU) Dr.Archna

MSRIT, Bangalore

12 Ms.Rashmi “Taxonomy And Phylogeny Of Medicinally Important Genus Mucuna Using Molecular Approaches and DNA Barcoding Of Indian Species”


Ph D in Allied Health Sciences (Biotechnology)


Nitte University, Mangaluru


13 Mr. Manunath .R Effect of different catalysts on biodiesel production from waste sludge palm oil. Chemical Engineering (VTU) Dr. Archana, MSRIT
14 Mr Ishwar Chandra Decolourisation of distillery Effluent Biotechnology Reva University

Guide- Prof. K. K. Bandyopadhyay

Co-guide Dr. Anima Upadhyay


15 Deepthi.K (completed) Biochemical investigations on a cancer palliative drug obtained from AsteracantalongifoliaNees. Enzymology Dr.Mrinalini Menon, Sir MVIT
16 Akshata.G.Athreya (completed) Biochemical investigations of an anti-mitotic drug isolated from AsteracantalongifoliaNees. using horse gram seed germination as the model system. Enzymology M.Sc (Engg) by Research Dr.Mrinalini Menon Sir MVIT

    2. N. Pruthvi, H. G. Nagendra “In silico Interaction Studies of Melanoidin Pigments with ligands reveal preferential binding andtheir plausible roles in bioaccumulation and biomagnification”,International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT),V11:1-7 July-August 2015. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
    3. Vinutha K , Vidya SM , SuchethaKumari N , Ganesh Sanjeev , Nagendra HG,Pradeepa, Vaman Rao C. In vitro, In vivo and In silicoRadioprotective Activity of Ethanol and Aqueous Extracts of Pterocarpus Marsupium. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 32(1), May – June 2015; Article No. 22, Pages: 123-131 ISSN 0976 – 044X.
    4. Vinutha K, Vidya SM , SuchethaKumari N , Ganesh Sanjeev , Nagendra HG, Pradeepa, Vaman Rao C.“Radioprotective activity of Ficusracemosa ethanol extract against electron beam induced DNA damage in vitro, in VIVO and in Silico” InternationalJournal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ISSN- 0975-1491 Vol 7, Issue 6, 2015
    5. Reshma SV,Sathyanarayanan N,Nagendra HG. Published a paper titled “Characterization of hypothetical protein VNG0128C from Halobacterium NRC-1 reveals GALE like activity and its involvement in Leloir pathway of galactose metabolism” in Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, November (JBSD) 2014.ISSN0739-1102,1538-0254.
    6. Priya Narayan, D. Jagadeesh Kumar M. Govindaraju, K. N. ShashankaRao, G. Nagendra and K. R. K. Easwaran published the paper titled “Conformational studies of Aβ (1-12) with metals and small molecules suggests plausible disruption of aggregation” in the International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB), Volume 2, Issue 11, December 2014, PP 28-35, ISSN 2349-0365
    7. G U L Mounika, and H G Nagendra published the paper titled“In silico Investigations of Silk Fibroin Peptides Highlight Their Therapeutic Values towards Wound Healing” in theInternational Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences(IJRSB)Volume2, Issue 10, November 2014, PP24-34.ISSN2349-0357& ISSN2349-0365.
    8. NithinRavooru, SandeshGanji, NitishSathyanarayanan and Holenarsipur G. Nagendra.Insilico analysis of hypothetical proteins unveils putative metabolicpathways and essential genes in Leishmaniadonovani. Frontiers in Genetics, October 2014.ISSN: 1664-8021
    9. Prashanth G.K, Prashanth P.A, B.M. Nagabhushana, G. Nagendra, C. Rajendra Singh, H.M. Sathyananda. Antifungal Studies of ZnONanopowder Prepared by Solution Combustion Method. Volume III, Issue V, May 2014, IJLTEMAS ISSN 2278 – 2540.
    10. N Rathankar, Kuldeep D Raju and H G Nagendra. Information Loss observed in ignoring low complexity regions (LCRs) in cancer drug targets. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences. 2011, 7(2):1-6
    11. Rathankar& H. G. Nagendra. Comparative Modelling studies of the hypothetical protein YHR105W from S. Cerevisae Genome. On Line Journal of Bioinformatics. 2011, 12(1):207-216.
    12. N Rathankar, K. A. Nirmala, Varun Kanduja and H G Nagendra. Identification of potential drug targets implicated in Parkinson’s disease from human genome: Insights of using fused domains in hypothetical proteins as probes. ISRN neurology. 2011, DOI:10.5402/2011/265253.
    13. G Sathyanarayana Murthy, T P Francis, C Rajendra Singh, H. G. Nagendra, and ChandrashekharNaik. An Assay for Screening Anti-mitotic activity of herbal extracts. Current Science, 2011, 100 (9):1399-1404.
    14. Anindita Roy Chowdhury (Chakravarty), H. G. Nagendra, and Alpana Seal. Computational analysis of hydrophobicity across six enzyme classes revealing relative contribution of aliphatic and aromatic residues.Biotechnol.Bioinf.Bioeng. 2011, 1(1):83-91.
    15. Rathankar, K. A. Nirmala and H. G. Nagendra. LCRs in Diseases: Analysis of human hypothetical proteins. Int. J. Medical Engineering and Informatics, 2011, 3(2):130-143.
    16. Kuldeep D Raju, N Rathankar and H. G. Nagendra. Insilico Investigations of Drug Binding to Disordered Regions in Cancer Proteins. Full article published in NRDC Innovate Conference Proceedings (‘Leveraging Innovations for Knowledge Economy’, IISc Campus, 19-20 November) 2009, 94-99.
    17. Rathankar, K. A. Nirmala and H. G. Nagendra.Insilico investigations of disordered regions from hypothetical sequences in human proteome as drug targets.Int. J. Medical Engineering and Informatics, 2008. 1(2):187-194.
    18. G. Nagendra, Adrian E Harrington, Nicholas J Harmer, Luca Pellegrini, Tom L Blundell and David F Burke. Sequence analyses and comparative modelling of fly and worm fibroblast growth factor receptors indicate that the determinants for FGF and heparin binding are retained in evolution. FEBS Letters.2001, 501:51-58.
    19. M G Williams, H Shirai, J Shi, H. G. Nagendra, J Muller, K Mizuguchi, R N Miguel, S C Lovell, C A Innis, C M Deane, L Chen, N Campillo, D F Burke, T L Blundell, P I W de Bakker. Sequence-Structure Homologue Recognition by Iterative Alignment Refinement and Comparative Modelling. PROTEINS: Structure, Function and Genetics 2001, 5:92-97.
    20. G. Nagendra, N Sukumar& M Vijayan.Role of water in stability, plasticity and action of proteins. Crystal structures of lysozyme at very low levels of hydration. PROTEINS: Structure, Function and Genetics. 1998, 32:1-12.
    21. C Sadasivan, H. G. Nagendra& M Vijayan. Plasticity, hydration and accessibility in ribonuclease A.The structure of a new crystal form and its low-humidity variant.ActaCryst. 1998, D54:1343-1352.
    22. G. Nagendra, C Sudarasanakumar& M Vijayan. An X-ray analysis of native monoclinic lysozyme.A case study on the reliability of refined protein structures and a comparison with the low-humidity form in relation to mobility and enzyme action.ActaCryst. 1996, D52:1067-1074.
    23. Moses M Prabu, H. G. Nagendra, Stephen Suresh & M Vijayan. X-ray studies on crystalline complexes involving amino acids and peptides XXXI. Effect of chirality on ionization state, stoichiometry and aggregation in complexes of oxalic acid with L- and DL-histidine. J. Biomol. Struc.&Dyn.1996, 14:387-392.
    24. G. Nagendra, C Sudarsanakumar& M Vijayan. Characterization of lysozyme crystals with unusually low solvent content.ActaCryst. 1995, D51:390-392.


      1. Channabasava, Govindappa M and ChandrashekharNaik 2015. Determination of Phytochemicals by GC-MS in Two Fractions (17 and 21) of Methanol Extract of LoranthusMicranthus and their Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activity, The Natural Product Journal volume 5(5)
      2. Govindappa M, ChandrashekharNaik, chandrappa, 2015. Anticoagulant activity of partially purified coumarin(s) extracts ofSonchusoleraceus, has been accepted for publication in theAdvancement in Medicinal Plant Research (AMPR).Volume 3(3), 87-91
      3. Vikdyapradeepkumar, ChandrahekharNaik and Manpaulshreedhar,2015. Production, purification and characterization of novel laccase produced bySchizophyllumcommuneni07 with potential for delignification of crop residues. Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology 51, No. 4, pp. 432–441.
      4. Vikdyapradeepkumar, ChandrahekharNaik and Manpaulshreedhar, 2014. A statistical approach for enhancing laccase yields from white rot fungi (wrf) using response surface methodology. Journal of Enzyme Research. Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.-055-065
      5. P, ChandrashekarNaik, S. PoojaVajpayeandKeertanaSrinivasa. 2014 Production, Purification and Characterization ofThrombolytic Enzyme FromCladosporiumSpp.Through Solid State Fermentation. International journal of Engineering research and technology.Vol. 3 Issue 7, 585-589
      6. ChandrashekharNaik, Hariharan and Lingappa K. 2014 Production, purification and characterization of ThermostableFibrinolyticMetalloprotease from Fusarium spp. CSN-6 by Solid State Fermentation. Advances in Biological chemistry (In Press)
      7. ChandrashekharNaik, Hariharan P, Revansiddappa, Akankshaviresh Sharma, Poojasingh, Preranasureshkumar and Azrakausar. 2014 Production, purification and isolation of Cladosporium species as a new source of thrombolytic enzyme. Journal of Research in Biology (2014) 3(7): 001-008
      8. Vidyapradeepkumar, ChandrahekharNaik and Manpaulshreedhar, 2013. Screening of white rot basidiomycetes for novallaccase.Advances in Applied Reserch,Vol (5), No. 1 pp 84-89.
      9. Vikdyapradeepkumar, ChandrahekharNaik and Manpaulshreedhar, 2013. Effect of Laccase from white rot fungi on the nutritional composition and invitro digestibility of ragi straw Eleusinecoracana. Advances in Applied Reserch. Vol (5), No. 2 pp 124-130.
      10. Vikdyapradeepkumar, ChandrahekharNaik and Manpaulshreedhar, 2013. Effect of laccase produced from immobilized white rot fungi on enhancing nutritional composition and in vitro digestibility of Eleusinecoracana , Advances in Applied Reserch(In Press)
      11. ChandrashekharNaik*, Revansiddappa G and Hariharan P, 2012.Potential atimicrobial activity of Bacillus subtilis isolated from marine environment of Bhatkal. World Journal of Science and Technology 2(7):128-131.
      12. ChandrashekharNaik, Srisevitha JM, Shushma KN, Farah Noorin, Shilpa AC, Muttanna CD, Darshan N, Sannadurgappa D. 2012. Peanut Oil Cake: A Novel substrate for Enhanced cell growth and Prodigiosin Production from Serratiamarcescens CF-53. Journal of Research in Biology 2(6)549-557.
      13. Revanasiddappa, ChandrashekharNaik, Rajrndra Singh and Hariharan 2012. Isolation,Screening and development of Bacillus sps with Decolorization and degradation capabilities towards reactive dyes and textile effluents.Recent Research in Science and Technology.4 No.3.
      14. ChandrashekharNaik, Revanasiddappa and Hariharan 2012. Isolation, Identification and Characterization of Bacillus subtilisProducingmetalloprotease with thrombolytic activity. Journal of Ecobiotechnology. Vol 3, No. 11.
      15. Sathryanarayanamurthy, T.P Francis, C.Rajendrasingh, H.G. Nagendra and ChandrashekharNaik 2011. An assay for screening antimitotic activity of herbal extracts. Current science.Vol100(9) 10th may P.1399-1404.
      • Chandrasekhar Naik, RanjanBaral, Darshan, N. and Vikas S.(2009) Purification and Characterization of FibrinolyticThermostableMetalloprotease from an lkalophilicBacillus subtilis – CSN.New Biotechnology (Elsevier) Vol. (25),September 90-91
      • Lingappa K., ChandrashekharNaikandvevekbabu C.S (2002) Coconut cake: A novael substrate for citric acid production under solid state fermentation. I Indian journal of Vol. 42, (Dec) 347- 349.
      • Lingappa K., ChandrashekharNaik and Gopinath SM. (2002) Isolation and screening of Aspergillusniger for citric acid production. Asian journal of microbiology biotechnology and environmental science. Vol.4 (3) 26-27.
      • Lingappa K. and ChandrashekharNaik(2001) 2.Effect of moister on the yield of citric acid by solid-state fermentation.Asian journal of microbiology Asian journal of microbiology biotechnology and environmental science. 3, (4) 365-368.
      • Lingappa K., ChandrashekharNaikandVenkat Reddy (2001) 1.Effect of initial moisture content on the yield of Citric acid production by solid state fermentation. Journal of Microbial World3, (2) 25 – 29.
      • Lingappa K., and ChandrashekharNaik (1997) Wine preparation from Carrot (Daucuscarota) Indian Food Packer10 -13.

BOOKS: Book chapter

Biotechnology of Microbes and Sustainable Utilization

Author(s): Rajak, R.C.


Publisher: Scientific publisher



      1. Deepthi, K. and Mrinalini Menon (2015) – Altered enzyme activity in green gram seeds treated with antimitotic herbal drugs- International Journal of Current Research– Vol 7(6): 17217-17223.
      2. Mrinalini Menon (2015) – Research and development in technical education: challenges & possibilities in the Indian scenario – Indian Journal of Technical Education (in press).
      3. Mrinalini Menon (2007) – The role of Biotechnology in food: traditional & modern aspects. Mini Review – Advanced Biotechnology., 24 – 26.
      4. Mrinalini Menon, P J Vithayathil, S M Raju and C S Ramadoss. (2002)- Isolation and characterization of proteolytic enzymes from the latex of Synadeniumgrantii Hook, “f”.Plant Science, 163:131-139.

Column authored in a bioscience magazine

Nagendra, H.G and Menon, M. (2013) –Link between job seekers, providers is vital- Biospectrum (Cyber Media Publications) : 118.

Mrinalini Menon. The role of Biotechnology in food: traditional & modern aspects. Mini Review – Advanced Biotechnology. 2007, 24 – 26.


Dr.C Rajendra Singh

      1. G. Sathryanarayana Murthy, T.P Francis, C. Rajendra Singh, H.G. Nagendra and ChandrashekharNaik. An assay for screening antimitotic activity of herbal extracts Vol 100(9) 10th may, 2011, 1399-1404.
      2. Arul Selvan K, C. Rajendra Singh and Prabhu T. Antibacterial activity of bee propolis against clinical strains of Streptococcus mutans and Synergism with chlorhexidine. International journal of Pharmaceutical studies and research. 2011, II (I):85-90.


      1. Conformational studies of Aβ (1-12) with metals and small molecules suggests plausible disruption of aggregation. Jagadeesh Kumar, PriyaNarayan, M Govindaraju, K N ShashankaRao,H G Nagendra and K R K Easwaran. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB), Volume 2, Issue 11, December 2014, PP 28-35, ISSN 2349-0365.
      2. Computational Approaches to Characterize the Novel Biosynthetic Pathways of Antibiotic Producing Actinomycetes, K.Aditya, B.K.Manjunath, Jagadesh Kumar, and Kusum Paul, , World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 11, November 2014, 1083-1089,

3. Docking Studies of Plant polyphenols with Aβ fragments suggests determinants that enable design of inhibitors towards preventing aggregation events during Alzheimer’s” Shruthila N, D.Jagadeesh Kumar, Priya Narayan & H.G. Nagendra, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, 2013; 5(4): 170-174

      1. “Preferential Selectivity of Inhibitors with Human Tau Protein Kinase Gsk3 Elucidates Their Potential Roles for Off-Target Alzheimer’s Therapy,”D and H. G. Nagendra, International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, vol. 2013, Article ID 809386, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/809386, PMID:24222885
      2. Disordered Regions in Cancer Proteins Exhibit Potential Drug Binding Properties ,N Rathankar, Kuldeep D Raju, Jagadeesh Kumar.D and H G Nagendra, International Journal of Genomics and Proteomics ISSN: 0976-4887 & E-ISSN: 0976-4895, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2013: 76-83.
      3. Does Aluminium bind to Histidine? An NMR investigation in Aβ12 and Aβ16 fragments” Priya Narayan, B. Krishnarjuna, Vinaya Vishwanathan, Jagadeesh Kumar, SudhirBabu, K.R.KEaswaran, K.V. Ramanathan, H. G. Nagendra .S. Raghothama,Chemical Biology & Drug Design, 2013; 82(1):48-59.(PMID: 23464626)

      2. Priya Narayan, Jagadeesh Kumar M. Govindaraju, K. N. ShashankaRao, H. G. Nagendra and K. R. K. Easwaran published the paper titled “Conformational studies of Aβ (1-12) with metals and small molecules suggests plausible disruption of aggregation” in the International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB), Volume 2, Issue 11, December 2014, PP 28-35, ISSN 2349-0365
      3. Shruthila, Priya Narayan, D. Jagadeesh Kumar, andH. G. Nagendra: Docking Studies of Plant Polyphenols with Aβ Fragments Suggests Determinants That Enable Design of Inhibitors towards Preventing Aggregation Events during Alzheimer’s. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research 2013; 5(4): 170-174
      4. Narayan P, Krishnarjuna B, Vishwanathan V, Jagadeesh Kumar D, Babu S, Ramanathan KV, Easwaran KR, Nagendra HG, Raghothama S, (2013) Does Aluminium Bind to Histidine? An NMR Investigation of Amyloid β 12 and Amyloid β 16 Fragments ChemBiol Drug Des.,82, 48-59


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      2. SudeviBasu, Neha, Pratibha Nair, Shreya Singh and Nisha, “Decolourization of Synthetic Dyes using Eco-Friendly Fruit and Vegetable Peel Adsorbents”, – International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), ISSN (Online): 2319-7064, (December 2014), pp. 1490 – 1493, IF: 4.438
      3. SudeviBasu, Neha, Pratibha Nair, Shreya Singh and Nisha, “Use of Statistical Expressions to Evaluate the Performance of Two Parameter Adsorption Isotherm Models on Dyes using Natural Adsorbents” – Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS), Vol. 8, (October 2014), pp. 5847 – 5862, DOI: 12988/ams.2014.47555
      4. SudeviBasuand K. S. Lokesh, “Application of Multiple Linear Regression and Manova to Evaluate Health Impacts Due to Changing River Water Quality” – Applied Mathematics (AM), ISSN:2152–7393, Vol. 5, (March 2014), pp. 799 – 807, DOI: 4236/am.2014.55076.
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      6. SudeviBasu, AnjaniKumari, Abhigyan, Rohith Kumar and Saikat Das, “Evaluating the Efficiencies of Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbents for Removal of Methyl Red Dye”, – International Journal of Current Research(IJCR), ISSN: 0975-833X, 5, Issue, 11, (November 2013), pp.3328-3334
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      2. Sathyanarayana N, Mahesh S, Leelambika M, Jaheer M, Chopra R, Rashmi K V, Prateek Shetty. Role of Genetic Resources and Molecular Markers in Mucunapruriens (L.) DC Improvement. Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization (Under Review).
      3. B K Manjunath, S M Vidya, K V Rashmi, K M Shanthala, RenuPai and K L Mankani. Studies on hapatoprotective activity of Vernoniaarborea against carbon tetrachloride induced hepatic damage in rats Journal of tropical medicinal plants. 2005. 6(1):1-3.
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      • October 23 – 25, 2007: National Symposium on “Innovations in Biotechnology: Entrepreneurial Opportunities and IPR”, held at Jyanajyothi Auditorium, Bangalore University (jointly conducted with Bangalore University).
      • Oct 1-3, 2008: National conference on “Genomics, Proteomics & Systems Biology”: held at the JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (jointly conducted with Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore).
      • October 2-3, 2009: National conference on “Medical Biotechnology & Clinical Research”: held at the JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (jointly conducted with MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore).
        October 13-14, 2010: National Conference on “Molecular Medicine and Nanobiotechnology”: held at Convention hall NIMHANS campus (jointly organized with the Department of Life Sciences, Reva Institute of Science and Management).
      • November 4-5 2011: National Conference on “Biopharmaceuticals and Healthcare” at Sir MVIT Campus.
      • Dept of Biotechnology Organized Conference on “Recent Advances, Career Prospects & Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Bioengineering & Biotechnology” during March 24th-28th 2014, at Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
      • Conducted One-Day Seminar on “Management of Lifestyle Disorders through Herbal Products” held on Saturday, 10th of October 2015 Sir Mvit Campus


Student development program 46
Faculty development program 10
Curriculum development program 38
Guest lectures conducted(Jaivik) 101
Presentations by faculty 38
Funded projects(2014-2015) 15
Industrial visits 39
R&D Projects 26
Research Publications 51
No. of research scholars 10
MoU’s signed with organizations 13
Projects guided by faculty 103
Prizes won at competitions 92
National conferences held 6
Gate qualified students (2014-2015) 4

The Department of Biotechnology is actively involved in conducting Workshops, Symposia, Student and Faculty Development Programmes. So far more than 53 programs have been conducted.

The Department of Biotechnology Sir MVIT conducts several Programs under the auspices of ‘JAIVIK’ – the Dept. Forum. Lectures by eminent personnel from R&D, industry & academia have taken place since the inception of the Dept, numbering 65 in all, till date. Prominent corporate organizations represented at these talks include Biocon, Millipore India Pvt.Ltd, Strand Life Sciences, Astra Zeneca &AccelrysInc, to name a few. Eminent scientists from reputed academic institutions such as the IISc, ICRI, IBAB, NCBS& JNCASR have also enriched the forum with their valuable inputs.

The quarterly News letter- Genesis published as a part of the Jaivik forum activities caters to the need of a student of biotechnology, by updating him/her on current trends in biotechnology. Formally inaugurated on the 11th May, 2004 (National Technology Day), the newsletter contains articles written by the students, besides interviews conducted with prominent scientific personalities & profile coverage of prominent biotech industries. So far 35issues of Genesis have been released.

Alumni meet of Bio-Technology is conducted in January every year. Our alumni are placed in reputed Industries and R&D organization Worldwide.

Electrophoresis units, Peristaltic Pump, Ultraviolet Visible Spectrophotometer, Cooling Centrifuge, Baby Fermentor, PCR, Incubator,BinocularMicroscope,CoolingMicrofuge,High Speed Cooling Centrifuge,UltrafiltrationAssembly,Colony Counter, UV –Transilluminator,White light-Transilluminator,Autoclave,Distillation Setup (Simple, Packed Coloumn, and Steam),Heat Transfer through packed bed,Traydryer,Wetted Wall ColoumnEquipment,Seive Analysis Shaker,Leaf filter equipment,Packed bed extraction, Vertical Condenser,Computerised Flow Control, Pressure Control, and Temperature Control equipments,InteractionSystems,Non –Interaction Systems,Single Tank System, Batch Reactor,Plug Flow Reactor,Mixed Flow Reactor,Venturimeter Equipment, Orifice Equipment,Centrifugalpumps,ReciprocatingPumps,Plate and Frame Filtration Equipment,SettlingEquipment.,Friction in Pipe equipment,Open Orifice.

      • Commercial software’s involves, Discovery studio 3.5 ,FlexX (Lead IT ), (Bioinformatics Lab with 30 High-end computers networked with the Linux server running GCG Wisconsin package and with full-fledged internet facilities).
      • Permanent Affiliation granted to the Dept. of Biotechnology by the VTU for the period 2008-11.
      • University Ranks obtained by the students during 2005-06 & 2006-07.2007, 2010, 2011,2012,2014Recognition as Research Center under the VTUsince 2005-06 (presently 4 PhDs & 3 M.ScEngg. students are working at the Research Center).
      • Funded Research Projects under prominent national agencies such as DST, VTU & UGC, besides an international project funded by the Kirkhouse Trust, UK as well.
      • Curriculum Development activities for specialized post-graduate programs in biotechnology.
      • Networking of institutions towards establishment of a Center of Excellence in specialized domains of Biotechnology.
      • Collaborative R&D projects with reputed labs of international standing.
      • Association with foreign universities for award of higher degrees.

Development of incubation centers facilitating growth & development of Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Biotechnology.


Dr. H G Nagendra
Professor and Head
Dept. of Biotechnology
Sir MVIT,Hunasamaranahalli,
Via Yelahanka, Bangalore- 562 157
Phone: 91-80 – 28467248/ 28477024/ 28477025/ 28477026 Extn: 178
E-mail:  [email protected] , [email protected], [email protected]

Extn: 180 (Office), 177 (Staff 1), 179 (Staff 2)