Department of Biotechnology

Establishment

The Department of Biotechnology established in the year October 1994, offers a three year Under Graduate level Program with an intake of 20 students assisted by University Grants Commission (UGC) under H.K.E. Society’s Smt. Veeramma Gangasiri Degree College for Women, Kalaburagi. The Department inauguration was done by Dr. Rudrayya, the then Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga; Dr. B. G. Jawali was the President of H. K. E. Society.

Vision

To provide Quality Education and to develop competent Biotechnologists for the welfare of society. Students can employ premium processes and applications which will profoundly influence existing paradigm of agriculture, industry, healthcare and restoration of environment providing sustainable competitive edge to societal benefits.

Mission

  • To regularly update the students, catering to the needs of academia and industry.
  • To emphasize the recent trends in Biotechnology through workshops and seminars.
  • To inculcate students with in-depth knowledge of research aspects.
  • To realize full potential of Biotechnology.
  • Enhance efficiency skills of students and to make them build socio-economic consciousness and uplift their ideas towards improvement of the area of their interests.

Aim

The Department of Biotechnology came into existence as one of the independent Department of Biological Sciences in Smt. Veeramma Gangasiri Women’s Degree College with a vision to be a leading biotechnology department that imparts quality education with strong research oriented technical skills and components on various branches of Biotechnology.

About Biotechnology

Biotechnology is regarded as one of the most important disciplines, a thrust area for its effective implementation at undergraduate level as a first degree vocational course. It is also considered as task force in generating self-employment and employment avenues. Biotechnology has emerged as a driving force not just for the exploration of Biological Sciences but also the Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Informational Technology.

Biotechnology is the use of living organisms for human benefits. By this definition, Biotechnology would date back to the very beginnings of civilization, when humankind first learned to cultivate crops and domesticate animals in a system of agriculture. When one thinks of Modern Biotechnology was revolutionized when scientists first learned how to isolate and clone genes, allowing for genetic engineering.

Today, the biotechnology industry has grown and expanded to affect us on a day-to-day basis. As such the knowledge at the under- graduate level of such an important and an applied subject has greater justification of orienting of our young generation towards a meaningful future, is a valuable legacy that a society can leave behind.

With this background the Department of Biotechnology at Under-graduate level has been imparting knowledge of Biotechnology for serving the cause of education of the people of this region in particular and the nation at large.

Teaching Staff

Sl.No.

Name of the faculty

Designation

Photo

Qualification

Faculty profile

1

Ms. Suhasini Gubbewad

Guest Lecturer

 

M.Sc Biotechnology, B.Ed

View Suhasini Gubbewad's Profile

2

Smt. Mangala Biradar

Lab Technician

 

M.Sc Microbiology

View Mangala Biradar's Profile


Courses & Syllabus

Under-graduate Curriculum

The department functions on the lines drawn by the UGC and Karnataka State Women University, Vijayapura in the form of syllabus. Following are the disciplines/ areas involved in Teaching/Learning Biotechnology, where it is taught as one of the optional subject along with Chemistry and Botany.

The course consists of six semesters introduced from 2007-2008

  • I    Semester     : Cell Biology and Cytogenetics
  • II   Semester     : Biochemistry
  • III  Semester     : Microbiology and Immunology
  • IV  Semester     : Molecular Biology
  • V   Semester     : Genetic Engineering (I), Plant and Animal Biotechnology (II paper)
  • VI  Semester     : Agriculture and Environmental Biotechnology (III) and Industrial and Medical Biotechnology(IV)
Program : B. Sc (Biotechnology)

Subject Combination: 

Biotechnology

Botany

Chemistry

Study Material

Study Materials

Link to files

PPT of Invitro fertilization

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UozTPPnUc5gWRp_dzf1D9oJKJRdzg3JR/view?usp=sharing

PPT of Introduction to Immunology

https://drive.google.com/file/d/135Rs0RcVlVA2YISQuy8JPiMkRmWw3aKc/view?usp=sharing

PPT of Hypersensitivity

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QMnP2QjtMgRdjvhz4cdUQxflcsNJrIw7/view?usp=sharing

PPT on Mutation

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p0yuwXh8UHgeAydNz2iVJycHKo4V26H3/view?usp=sharing

PPT on Human Karyotype

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hKp32RPPuH5g4fsLT05TZxv5qRFrgppj/view?usp=sharing

1st Semester notes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fxs7h4m7jM2CFoiHla91DI122lj20RQd/view?usp=sharing

2nd semester notes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I3s0HV6-erZ3NhR01K4TrABR4JuiPFfY/view?usp=sharing

3rd Semester notes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Spen4muzczGQfSS7aBWZCIhooPc9jtZJ/view?usp=sharing

4th Semester notes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nUinj6s4w6ar1qJjARAutR9kOqUsU9kA/view?usp=sharing

5th Semester 5.1 notes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u6ayOYFV0XZPggzLH4O51Kz2nhvTmdEn/view?usp=sharing

5th Semester 5.2 notes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OD9plAYOMny0KKOq_Wl4BDuYHg8rYaaG/view?usp=sharing

6th Semester notes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u4kp-9OI5Uen8M6iqoXyXLi4H81_Lpcx/view?usp=sharing

Syllabus Of Biotechnology Course from I to VI Sem

Research

i) Research projects: Nil

ii) Research publications: Nil

iii) Books published: Nil

iv) Books reviewed: Nil

v) Workshops organized from November 2016 onwards: Nil

vi)Seminar organized from November 2016 onwards: Nil

vii) Conferences organized from November 2016 onwards: Nil

viii) Workshops attended from November 2016 onwards: Nil

ix) Seminar attended from November 2016 onwards: Nil

x) Conferences attended from November 2016 onwards: Nil

xi) Any other research related event organized/ attended by your department faculty members / students: Nil

xii) List of research equipments:

Sl.No.

EQUIPMENTS IN DEPARTMENT

 No.

1

PCR Thermal Cycler

01

2

Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis(PAGE)

01

3

Orbital Shaker

01

4

Cold Centrifuge

01

5

Laminar Air Flow

01

6

pH Meter

01

7

Deep Freezer

01

8

UV Spectrophotometer

01

9

UV Illuminator

01

10

Centrifuge

01

11

Inclined Mono-ocular Microscopes

12

12

Electrophoresis Unit

01

13

Micropipettes

03

14

Autoclave

01

15

Water bath

01

16

Incubator

01

17

BOD Incubator

01

18

Weighing Balance

01

19

Refrigerator

01

20

Microwave oven

01

21

Stage Micrometer

01

22

Ocular Micrometer

01


Activities

i) BOS/ BOAE members: 

Sl.No

Name of the Faculty

BOS

BOAE

BOE

1

Dr.Sumangala Deshmukh

02

01

02

2

Dr. Sharada Beknal

03

02

04

3

Smt. Shilpa Bandrad

03

02

02

4

Dr. Renuka Rampure

03

02

03

5

Dr. Basavarajeshwari Avanti

02

02

03

ii) O. C/ R. C. Short term course attended –details: Nil

iii) NAAC/ IQAC related workshops/ conferences/etc attended : Nil

iv) Value added courses details

Link to Value Added Course

Course details

Duration

Course conducted

View Report of Value Added Course - Bioinformatics

 

Certificate course in Bioinformatics

1st March to 30th March 2019

For final year BBC, CBZ and MCZ combination.

v) Bridge Course:

Bridge course in Biotechnology conducted by the Department at the beginning of the academic year is an effort on our part to fill-in the chasm that exists between the shared knowledge of students at the entry-level and the course requirements. The duration of the course was 15 days. The objective of the Bridge Course is to provide adequate foundation in the core applied science subject so that students do not face any difficulty when the classes commence. During this interaction of few days with the faculty, the Students will come out of their hesitation and it will be the best platform for the Students to interact with the faculty members, making it responsible for them to build strong relationships with faculty and other fellow Students.

Syllabus for the bridge course: View Bridge Course Syllabus

Time table of the bridge course: View TimeTable of the Bridge Course

List of students attended the Course: View List

Bridge course has produced an insight to the Biotechnology Course which Students will be undertaking in the further 3 year duration. It was an interactive online class taken by the Department to ease the newly joined Students to the new and vast subject of Biotechnology. 

 vi) Teacher Exchange List:

Sl.No

Name of the Teacher

College/ Institution

Topic

Date

Class

1

Dr. Asma

Bi. Bi. Roza College, Kalaburagi.

Antigen-Antibody Reactions

17.09.2017

B.Sc III semester

2

Dr. Jahanara Khursheed

Bi. Bi. Roza College, Kalaburagi

Plant Pathogens

16.02.2018

B. Sc VI semester

vii) Visitors list: Nil

viii) Projects/ Field work/ Internships list: Visit to Chincholi Forest and Chandrampalli Dam with Botany Department.

ix) STUDENTS YEAR WISE ADMISSIONS

Sl.No.

Academic year

Strength

Total Strength

 

B.Sc I

B.Sc II

B.Sc III

1

2016-17

35

20

13

68

2

2017-18

30

32

21

83

3

2018-19

19

30

31

80

4

2019-20

20

18

30

68

5

2020-21

20

18

18

56

List of Students from 2016 to 2021

List of the students for the Academic year 2016-17

List of the students for the Academic year 2017-18

List of the students for the Academic year 2018-19

List of the students for the Academic year 2019-20

List of the students for the Academic year 2020-21

x) Academic recognitions: Nil

xi) Academic awards/ Cash awards: Nil

 

Course,Program & Program Specific Outcome

Course Outcomes:

Cell Biology -This course presents the types and structural details of the basic unit by which all the living things are made of (the cell). Goals: To make the student to understood the concept of cell and their activities. This course presents the types and structural details of the basic unit by which all the living things are made of (the cell). Goals: To make the student to understood the concept of cell and their activities.

Biochemistry - This course presents the chemical reactions or metabolic functions in the living system and their regulations. Goals: To make the student to understood the concept of biochemical regulations Objectives: On successful completion of the subject the student should have understood basic structure and metabolism of Biomolecules.

Microbiology -This course presents the utility of microbes. Goals: To make the student to understood the applications of microbes Objectives: On successful completion of the subject the student should have understood: Fermentation, Microbial products, Vaccine and antibiotics.

Immunology - This course presents the basic defense mechanism of animals Goals: To make the student to understood the concept immunology Objectives: On successful completion of the subject the student should have understood: Immunity, Antigen, Antibody, Cells of immune system and their function and regulations.

Molecular Biology- This course presents the genetics at molecular level Goals: On successful completion of the subject the student should have understood the molecular aspects of genetic.

Genetic Engineering-This course presents the genetics at molecular level Goals: On successful completion of the subject the student should have understood the molecular aspects of genetics.

Plant Biotechnology -This course presents the application of Plants in Biotechnology Goals: To make the student to understood usage of Plant products and exploitation of them in Biotechnology. Objectives: On successful completion of the subject, the student should have understood: Crop development, Callus culture, Biotechnological applications of plants.

Animal Biotechnology- This course presents the application of animal Biotechnology Goals: To make the student to understood usage of Animal products and exploitation of them in Biotechnology. Objectives: On successful completion of the subject, culture, Animal tissue culture, Animal products, production & improvement of them.

Environmental Biotechnology- This course presents the Study and the Management of the Environment Goals: To make the student to understood Ecology and Conservation of the Environment Objectives: On successful completion of the subject the student should have understood Ecosystem, energy flow and Uses and values of Biodiversity. Agricultural Biotechnology- This course presents biotechnology in agriculture, growth and historical perspective of agricultural biotechnology.

Agriculture Biotechnology – Risks and applications. Transgenic plants resistance to biotic and abiotic stress.

Medical Biotechnology - The field of Medical Biotechnology includes research and development of technology used in the medical, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries. Medical biotechnology is the use of living cells and cell materials to research and produce pharmaceutical and diagnostic products that help treat and prevent human diseases. Most medical biotechnologists work in academic or industrial settings. Medical biotechnology is the use of living cells and cell materials to research and produce pharmaceutical and diagnostic products that help treat and prevent human diseases.

Industrial Biotechnology- includes modern application of biotechnology for sustainable processing and production of chemical products, materials and fuels. Biotechnological processing uses enzymes and microorganisms to produce products that are useful to a broad range of industrial sectors, including chemical and pharmaceutical, human and animal nutrition, pulp and paper, textiles, energy, materials and polymers, using renewable raw materials. 

Program Outcome: BSc is one of the popular undergraduate courses that students opt for after completing their 10+2 studies. The course is usually offered by all the top notch universities across the country with different specialization. B.Sc. is an undergraduate level course offered at all the leading national and state level universities in India. Students with minimum academic qualification of class XII are eligible to purse Bachelor of Science course in different branches. Bachelor of Science (BSc) offers theoretical as well as practical knowledge about different subject areas. These subject areas include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology and other fields depending on the specialization a student opts. Admission procedure for BSc may or may not be conducted test depending on the university and college policy. In case of no entrance exam admission in the courses is done on the basis of merit determined through marks scored in 10+2 final examinations. Career prospects- Students pursuing a degree in BSc generalcourse can apply for a job in fields such as teaching, banking and marketing.

However, it is recommended for students to pursue a master’s Program after getting their BSc degree to boost their chances of getting a better profile and higher salaried jobs in their respective fields. Science graduates can go to serve in industries or may opt for establishing their own industrial unit. After the completion of the B.Sc. degree there are various other options available for the science students. Often, in some reputed universities or colleges in India and abroad the students are recruited directly by big MNC’s after their completion of the course. 

Program Specific Outcome: Biotechnology teaches about biological sciences with engineering technologies that manipulate living organisms and biological systems to produce products that advance healthcare, medicine, agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and environment control. Program Specific Outcome a general course emphasizing distribution, a general course emphasizing distribution, morphology and physiology of microorganisms in addition to skills in aseptic procedures, isolation and identification. This course also includes sophomore level material covering immunology, virology, and epidemiology and DNA technology. Recommended for all allied health students. Three hours lecture and four hours lab per week.

Future Plans

Biotechnology is the combination of both Biology and Technology which is the fast growing and evolving field in science. Biotechnology scenario in the world is changing rapidly. Hence our future plans are to prepare the students for this competitive field of science to impart the current advancements and knowledge and also to make students understand about biotechnology along with basic knowledge about research. And let know them the recent developments in the field.

The scope of biotechnology is increasing rapidly and higher studies in the field can be challenging but it will definitely open up a lot of career options for the students. Students can pursue their Master’s and Doctoral or even Post Doctoral degrees in the field and thus can be a good  scientists or can even opt for Assistant Professor.

Associate Professor or can even work in many reputed industries like Pharmaceutical, Agriculture, Medical, Food, Environmental and so on. Students can even be an Entrepreneur and can own their own business and their own company and serve the mankind.

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