Department of Biotechnology Engineering

Dr. H G Nagendra Professor & HOD

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 the 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.

Our journey started during 2002, with the 4 year BE program and a humble intake of 30 students.The department obtained recognition as an R & D center by VTU in 2006, and in 2011 the MTech Program in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering was started as well. At the postgraduate level, we offer M. Tech., MSc (Engg.) by Research and Ph.D. degrees.

Over these 16 years, we have developed the department has steadily grown in terms of its facilities, academics, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. With a clear mission and vision, the Department of Biotechnology has moved forward in academia, securing a total of 21 University level ranks. Many of the graduates have pursued and are pursuing higher studies at various Universities in India and abroad like Indian Institute of Science, IITs, NIFTEM, VIT, Amity, North Carolina, Iowa, Warwick Nottingham, Exeter, Massey, Monash, Melbourne, Johns Hopkins, Texas, Georgetown, Georgia, Florida, Carnegie Melon, Upsala, Singapore, Max Planck, Maddison, Utah, Lousiana, Wageningen, Hamburg, Ludwick, etc. Our alumni are working at reputed organizations like IISc, IITs, NCBS, UAS, IIHR, , US-FDA, National Cancer Institute, Quintiles, Bio icon, Syngene, Monsanto, AstraZeneca, Strand Life Sciences, Sami Labs, Cerner, Dell, Ernst & Young, Goldmann Sachs, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, IBM, The Biocon Bristol-Myers Squibb Research & Development Center (BBRC) to name a few. Some of them have even started their own ventures as well, and become successful entrepreneurs. The R & D center has 22 Research Scholars registered for their higher degrees at the dept., and 11 have successfully finished their assignments. MOUs with 7 organizations have been signed for collaborative research activities. Funded projects worth Rs. 2.54 Crores from various funding agencies like KHT-UK, DST, DBT, ICMR UGC, VTU, VGST, KSPCB, BMS-USA etc., have been executed/carried out. DBT-BIG labs and BIRAC funded companies are executing projects worth Rs. 6.5 Crores on the campus. The faculty and students have been actively involved in Research projects in domains like Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Environmental science, Herbal drugs, Microbiology, Fermentation technology, and Chemical Engineering. The faculty of the department has guided about 150+ UG/PG projects. The faculty and students have published over 76 Research Publications in various National/International Journals and presented over 95 posters at National/International Workshops. The highlight of the department is the establishing an incubation centre, where our BE and M. Tech alumni have set up start-up ventures on the campus for facilitating the conversion of PoCs to Product development and Commercialization.

Over the years, the department has conducted over 8 National Conferences, 65 Student Development programmes, 7 faculty development programmes, 8 curriculum development programmes, 45 industrial visits and 97 forum talks from eminent personalities. Regular Alumni and Parent teacher meets are organized by the department. Over 32 issues of the Department newsletter (Genesis) has been edited and published by students. About 95 prizes have been won by our students at various intercollegiate / inter-university sports / literary / art / cultural competitions

  • 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
Undergraduate Programme:
  • BE in Biotechnology Engineering  (4 Yrs)
Postgraduate Programme
  • M.Tech in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (2 Yrs)
  • M.Sc in Biotechnology Engineering (by Research) (2 Yrs) – Research based program
Doctorate Programme
  • Ph.D. – Both Science and Engineering (3-6 Yrs) – Research based program
  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.




Dr. H .G. Nagendra Prof & Head Ph. D
Dr. Chandrashekhar Naik Prof. Ph. D
Dr. Mrinalini Menon Assoc.Prof Ph. D
Dr. Rajendra Singh C Assoc.Prof Ph. D
Dr. Priya Narayan Assoc.Prof M. Phil, Ph. D
Mrs. A. Niveditha Assoc.Prof ME, (Ph. D)
Mr. Jagadeesh Kumar Asst.Prof M. Sc, (Ph. D)
Ms. Sudevi Basu Asst. Prof M. Tech,(Ph. D)
Mr. Manjunath R Asst. Prof M. Tech
Mrs. Rashmi K V Asst. Prof M. Sc, (Ph. D)
Mrs. Halima R. Asst. Prof M. Tech, (Ph. D)
Mr. Ishwar Chandra Asst. Prof M. Tech, (Ph. D)
Electrophoresis units, Peristaltic Pump, Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer, Cooling Centrifuge, Baby Fermentor, PCR, Incubator, BinocularMicroscope, Cooling Microfuge, High Speed Cooling Centrifuge, Ultrafiltration assembly, Colony Counter, UV –Transilluminator, White light-Transilluminator, Autoclave, Distillation Setup (Simple, Packed Column, and Steam), Heat Transfer through packed bed, dryer, Wetted Wall Column Equipment, Sieve Analysis Shaker, Leaf filter equipment, Packed bed extraction, Vertical Condenser, Computerised Flow Control, Pressure Control, and Temperature Control equipment’s, InteractionSystems, on –Interaction Systems, Single Tank System, Batch Reactor, Plug Flow Reactor, Mixed Flow Reactor, Venturimeter Equipment, Orifice equipment, Centrifugal pump, Reciprocating Pumps, Plate and Frame Filtration Equipment, Settling Equipment., Friction in Pipe equipment, Open Orifice.

DST SYST entitled "Development of Silkworm Rearing Technique for Production of Naturally Colored Cocoon & Fibre"

  • Infrastructure Resources at the various labs worth Rs. 2.55 Crores
  • Recognized as a Research Center by VTU in 2005
  • Funded projects executed / being carried out – Funding to the tune of Rs. 2.42 Crores
  • 7 functional MOUs with organizations (industries & institutes)
  • Business Incubation Centre by the New Start-ups (8 projects – 4 companies)
  • 12 Research scholars & project assistants working under the department faculty
  • 05 MSc Engineering Degrees and 4PhD Degree Awarded to Candidates
  • 77 Research Publications from the department faculty and students
  • 38 Projects carried out by students from other organization (Training & Consultancy )
  • 78 Presentations at National/International Conferences by the department faculty
  • 8 Memberships with Professional Bodies
  • 9 National/International Conferences conducted
  • 63 Student Development Programmes conducted
  • 13 Faculty Development Programmes conducted
  • 18 Curriculum Development Programmes conducted
  • 46 Industrial visits organized for students
  • 115 Expert Talks under the departmental forum (JAIVIK) conducted
  • 19 University ranks obtained
  • 110 prizes won by our students at intercollegiate/inter-university competitions
  • 9 Proactive alumni-meets conducted by the department
  • 35 Issues of Department News Letter (Genesis) edited by the students



Company Name

1MV14BT001 Aayushi Jayaswal Omics
1MV14BT004 Anwesha Ash Omics
1MV14BT005 Athika Sultana A Omics
1MV14BT006 Dhanya Dinesh R Omics
1MV14BT007 Gangotri.S Omics
1MV14BT008 Geetanjali Chakraborty Omics, Accenture
1MV14BT009 Geethanjali.S Omics
1MV14BT010 Gunjan Khaitan Omics, Accenture
1MV14BT011 Karthika B Omics, Accenture, Syngene
1MV14BT013 L J Amish Noah Omics
1MV14BT017 Mahati M.S Accenture
1MV14BT018 Manjusha Madhukar Ghatke Syngene, Infosys
1MV14BT020 Meenu Kumari Omics, Accenture
1MV14BT021 Mridula.M.Gowda Omics, Accenture, Syngene
1MV14BT022 N Santhosh Yadhav Omics
1MV14BT023 Namrata Prasad Omics
1MV14BT024 Nithya Lakshmi M.K Omics, Accenture
1MV14BT028 R Dinesh Accenture
1MV14BT030 Ramya V Syngene
1MV14BT031 Rishu Singh Omics
1MV14BT033 Sheetal C P Omics, Accenture
1MV14BT036 Sirikrishna Thatavarthy Omics
1MV14BT040 Sriranjani R Omics
1MV14BT041 Sriranjani.S Syngene
1MV14BT044 Taniya Agarwal Omics
1MV14BT047 K.Lalitha Kavya Omics
1MV14BT048 Panchadar Nithin Chandra Omics
1MV14BT049 Vinay Dalal Omics
1MV13BT056 V Pratyusha Syngene
Name Rank Year of Graduation
Sarika. Y 3 2006
Revathi D S 7 2006
Manjeet Mukherjee 9 2007
Prajna Shanbhogue 6 2010
Vinaya Viswanathan 2 2011
Anjana Kamath 5 2011
Donna Belle James 9 2011
Nayana N. 10 2011
Harshitha A. 8 2012
B Aparna 10 2016
Arpita Ananth 9 2017
Unni Maya 10 2017


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