Biotechnology Engineering

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary pursuit with transforming the scientific foundation into multidisciplinary applications. Humans are the ultimate beneficiaries of biotechnology. This may be through healthcare, transgenic plants, animals, pesticides, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, in vitro culture, etc.
St.Peter's University is the first self financing institution offering B.Tech Biotechnology in Tamil nadu since 2001. The department has well equipped laboratories like Molecular cell biology lab, Genetic Engineering lab, Bio instrumentation lab with modern equipments such as Gel Documentation, Phase contrast microscope, Fermentor, Fouier Transform- Infra Red Spectrophotometer, UV Spectrophotometer , ELISA Reader, Hybridization Oven, PCR, etc.
Every year national level seminars and symposium are conducted in the department. Industrial visit to reputed institutions are also arranged as a part of the curriculum. Biotechnology department has highly qualified and experienced faculty. Some of them are working on UGC, AICTE, TNSCST funded projects. M. Phil and Ph.D research programs are conducted in our department.
            We are planning to join hands with well known research institutes and companies to carry out research jointly and establish on-the-job training centers for our students. Our students have already carried out projects and undergone training in well known institutes like center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad., Dr Reddy's laboratories, Hyderabad., MSSRF, Chennai., CLRI, Chennai., Cancer institute, Chennai., Veterinary college, Chennai., S.V University Tirupathi, National Institute of Immunology, Delhi., Tuberculosis research centre, Chennai., Madurai Kamarajar university, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai., NEERI, Nagpur.
            The first batch is completing their course in May 2005 and most of them will be pursuing higher studies abroad as well as in our country. After completing B.Tech Biotechnology the students are eligible to pursue higher studies M.Tech./M.E. in Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical Technology, Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Management, Industrial safety Engg, and Environmental Engg & Management.
We equip our students for employment in various industrial and R&D Institutions:
Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology
Plant Tissue culture, Somatic Hybrids, Biopesticides and Biofertilizers, study in Anti Microbial Compounds.
Animal Biotechnology
In-Vitro Fertilization, Artificial insemination, Cell and Organ Culture for Therapeutics and Prophylactics.
Bioprocess Technology
Pharmaceutical products, Enzyme Engineering and Applications, Antibiotics Production.
Computational Biology
Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics.
Environmental Biology
Bioremediation, Biogas Production, Waste Water Treatment.
Medical Biotechnology
Human Genome Project, Gene Therapy, Stem Cell Research, DNA Finger Printing
Project Details
Title Investigator Funding Agency Amount Duration Budget
Production of Peptide antibiotics from buffalo milk whey protein Dr.S.Meignanalakshmi Tamilnadu State Council for Science &Technology 2 Years Rs.1,35,000
2003 - 2007 Batch
S.No Names Designation Organisation
1. Abdul Kaleel Research Analyst Thompson Scientific
2. M.Aishwaraya Software Engineer WIPRO
3. R. Aishwaraya M.Tech Biotechnology Vellore Institute of Technology
4. N.Ajitha Michaline M.Tech Biotechnology Vellore Institute of Technology
5. N.Aleem Basha Research Analyst Thompson Scientific
6. D.Amala Reddy M.S.Biotechnology Brock University
7. C.Balagopal Software Analyst WIPRO
8. K.L.Chandralekha Research Analyst Thompson Scientific
9. M.Charanya M.S.Biotechnology Queensland University, Australia
10. Harini Swaminathan M.Tech Biotechnology SRM Deemed University
11. J.Jayashree Software Analyst Infosys Technology
12. A.R.Muthu Research Analyst Thompson Scientific
13. M.Muthu Saravanan Research Assistant National Brain Research Institute, Gurgoan
14. J.Pavithra Software Analyst WIPRO
15. S.Pavithra Software Analyst Infosys Technology
16. K.Priya Software Analyst Infosys Technology
17. L.Rajagopalan M.Tech Bioinformatics SAASTRA Deemed University
18. A.Santha Kumar Software Analyst Infosys Technology
19. A.T.Saravanan Software Analyst ICICI - Infotech
20. A.Sathish Ram Research Analyst National University Of Singapore
21. M.Shriram Software Analyst Infosys Technology
22. Soumyajit Pradhan Software Analyst Infosys Technology
23. J.Suresh Kumar Software EDS
24. U.Swapna Software Analyst Infosys Technology
25. S.Swetha M.S.Biotechnology SUNY Buffalo, USA
26. Varun G.Paul M.S.Biotechnology Missouri University US
27. K.Abinaya Software Analyst Infosys Technology
Students of Biotechnology department used to undergo Implant training programs in different institutes like Shreedhar Bhat's Lab. Bangalore, Sai Biosciences, Chennai, MMM Academy of Medical sciences, Chennai, Sri Ragavendra Biotech, Bangalore, King's Institute, CLRI, Madras veterinary college. Every year students are taken for Industrial visit to various Institutions like Asian Analytical Lab, Pvt. Ltd., Marakkanam, Christian Medical College, Vellore, All win Aqua Tech, Kanchipuram, International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology, Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research centre, Taramani and Orchid Chemicals.
Every year Department conducts a National level student Symposium in the name of "Natura" in which students from different states of India used to participate and present their research papers. Recently Natura 09 has been conducted on September 29, 2009 which covered the latest topics in Molecular & Cell biology, Regenerative medicine, Genetic Engineering, Immunotechnology, Nutraceuticals, Epigenetic, Nanomedicine, RNA interference, Plant biotechnology, Patho-biotechnology, Marine biotechnology, Computational biology, Enzyme and Protein engineering and it was very useful for the students.
S.No. Principle investigator Project Title Funding Agency Budget cost Project Period
1. Dr.S.Meignanalakshmi
Production of peptide antibiotics from Milk Whey protein TNSCST 1.35 Lakhs 2 years from 17.04.2008
2. Dr.S.Meignanalakshmi
Novel peptide antibiotics and anti cancer peptides production from Mung bean AICTE 10.5 Lakhs 3 years from 12.02.2009
3. Dr.K.Valivittan
Professor & Head
Anti oxidant and anti diabetic activities of medicinal plant Costus speciosus – plant extract on diabetes induced Swiss Albino rats UGC 7.17 Lakhs 3 years from 01.05.2009