Department of


Department of Biotechnology


In convergence of various research areas in the field of biotechnology and to serve for rural developments through extension activities, the Department of Biotechnology came into existence in the year 2002.

The various laboratories for Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bioprocess, Chemical Engineering, Inmmunology, Cell Biology are equipped with modern instrumentation facilities. The Periyar Technology Business Incubator (PTBI) functioning in our University premises has been facilitating instrumental requirements for most of our research and product developments.

The Department has been doing research in the areas of bio-manure production (vermicompost), bio-fuel, carbon sequestration using microbes, extraction and characterization of anti-diabetic compounds, utilization of herbal extract for kidney stone growth control, biofertilizer production, studies on regenerative medicine.