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Introduction

The Biotechnology Department at P.S.R. Engineering College was founded in 2002, offering a B.Tech program in Biotechnology with an intake of 30 students. Recognized as a Research Center by Anna University, it provides M.S (By Research) and Ph.D programs in Biotechnology. The department boasts specialized faculty in Microbial Technology, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Bioprocess and Chemical Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, and Computational Biology. Program verticals encompass Bioprocess Technology, Biosciences, Medical Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Computational Biology, Agro Biotechnology, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. The department is equipped with cutting-edge laboratories, valued at over 3 crores, housing advanced equipment like Fermentors, Gel Documentation systems, UV Visible Spectrophotometers, Spectrofluorometers, HPLC, Fluorescence Microscopes, ELISA Readers, Western blotting apparatus, Lyophilizers, CO2 incubators, Gas Chromatographs, and PCR machines. These facilities align with global standards of esteemed institutions.
Focused on academic prowess, the department prioritizes a conducive learning atmosphere and promotes research and extension activities. Research areas include Bioremediation Techniques, Fluid Flow Dynamics in Biological Systems, Biomechanics, Carbon Capture, and Food Processing. Engagement initiatives for students encompass technical associations, guest lectures, workshops, industrial visits, project internships, seminars, conferences, and competitions. Professional associations such as the Society of Biological Chemists (SBI), Microbiological Society of India (MBI), Antiviral Research Society (AVRS), Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), and Institute Innovation Council (IIC) offer value-added courses and industrial certification programs, enhancing students’ skills and employability. Students undergo industrial training in modern simulation tools applicable to all bioprocess systems.
Outstanding student performance has led to placements in renowned industries like Zifo R&D Solutions, Reliance Biotech, Biocon, and GE Healthcare. In essence, the Biotechnology Department at PSR Engineering College is dedicated to continuous growth and excellence across academic, placement, co-curricular, extracurricular activities, projects, and consultancy services.

PROGRAM

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

DURATION

4 YEARS

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH

Vision

    • The vision of the Biotechnology Department is to produce graduates capable of effectively using the imparted scientific and technical knowledge to meet the dynamic demands of biotechnological industry with social values.

Mission

    • Offering under graduate programme by providing effective and well-balanced curriculum and equip themselves to gear up to the challenges awaiting them.
    • Providing the technical, research and intellectual resources that will enable the students to have a successful career in the field of Biotechnology.
    • Providing need based training and professional skills to satisfy the needs of society and the industry

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

    • PEO1:Lead a professional career by acquiring the basic knowledge in the field of specialization and allied Engineering.

    • PEO2:Assess the real life problems and deal with them confidently relevance to the society.

    • PEO3:Engage in lifelong learning by pursuing higher studies and participating in professional organizations.

    • PEO4:Exhibit interpersonal skills and able to work as a team for success.

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

    • PSO1:Acquire competency in applications of engineering principles to biological systems.

    • PSO2:Able to design and analyze varied biotechnological solutions for industrial applications.

    • PSO3:Apply biochemical and microbial processing techniques for agriculture and medical applications.

    • PSO4:Exhibit interpersonal knowledge to develop futuristic bioengineering solutions.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (POs)

    The graduate of Biotechnology will be able to

    PO1: Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

    PO2: Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

    PO3: Design / Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design 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.

    PO4: Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

    PO5: Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

    PO6: The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

    PO7: Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

    PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

    PO9: Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

    PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community 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.

    PO11: Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering 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.

    PO12: Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change..

CONTACT

    Dr.S. SABARUNISHA BEGUM Prof. & Head

    Dept. of Biotechnology,

    PSR Engineering College,

    Sevalpatti, Sivakasi – 626 140,

    Virudhunagar District,

    Tamil Nadu, India.

    Email : hod_bt@psr.edu.in

    Phone :04562-239600

Faculty Members

The department's faculty represents a diverse array of professionals with robust backgrounds in Biotechnology. Spanning various specialties within the field, including Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics, Bioprocessing, Molecular Biology, and Biopharmaceuticals, our faculty comprises highly qualified and devoted experts. The majority of our faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees, underscoring their dedication to pioneering research and academic distinction. For those without Ph.D. qualifications, they possess postgraduate degrees, bringing substantial research and academic acumen to our department.

Remarkably, 90% of our faculty members boast over a decade of experience in both teaching and research within Biotechnology. This breadth of expertise enhances the learning milieu, ensuring students receive an exceptional education grounded in both theoretical principles and practical applications gleaned from real-world scenarios. Ultimately, our faculty members are steadfastly committed to nurturing the next generation of Biotechnologists, equipping students with the requisite skills, knowledge, and expertise to excel in their careers and make impactful contributions to the field of Biotechnology.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

FacultyQualification DesignationE-mailUnique ID Profile
Dr. S. SABARUNISHA BEGUMM.Tech.,Ph.D.,Professor & Headsabarunisha@psr.edu.in1-452682125View
Dr. K. Subramanian M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Professor subramanian@psr.edu.in 1-400214822View
Dr. R. RajeswariM.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.DAssociate Professorrajeswari@psr.edu.in1-429714509 View
Dr. S. Suresh Kumar M.Tech.,Ph.D., Associate Professor sureshkumar@psr.edu.in 1-7365859461 View
Dr. D. JANSIRANIM.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.DAssociate ProfessorJansirani@psr.edu.in1-4525246256View
Dr. K. VenkadeswaranM.Sc.,Ph.D.,PDF. Associate Professor venkadeswaran@psr.edu.in 1-7365859469 View
Dr. S. VenkateshM.Sc., Ph.D.Associate Professorvenkatesh.s@psr.edu.in1-7366317816 View
Dr. P. MuthumariM.Tech.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professormuthumari@psr.edu.in1-5978623523View
Mrs. V. VaralakshmiM.Tech. Assistant Professor varalakshmi@psr.edu.in 1-3629114073 View
Ms.K. ShaliniM.Tech.Assistant Professorshalini@psr.edu.in1-9474963042 View

Non Teaching

NameQualificationDesignation
Mr.K.PerumalB.ScLab Technician
Ms.M.SuthaB.TechLab Technician
Mrs.P.M.PushpamDMELab Technician
Mrs.P.GayathriB.ScLab Technician
Ms.G.SivaranjaniB.ScLab Technician
Ms.N.PoomaB.ScLab Technician
Mrs.C.K.NithyaB.ELab Technician
Ms.A.Raja shreeB.ScLab Technician
Mrs.R.RajeshwariM.ScLab Technician

Infrastructure

The Biotechnology Department Laboratory boasts state-of-the-art equipment, including HPLC, Gas Chromatography, Bioengineering Fermenter, Thermocycler, CO2 Incubator, ELISA Reader, 2D Gel Electrophoresis, Fluorescent Microscope, Laminar Air Flow Chamber, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Gel Documentation System, Deep Freezer, Refrigerated Centrifuge, Cryostat, Lyophilizer, Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Double Pipe Heat Exchanger, Fluidization and Packed Column, Plate and Frame Filter Press, and a suite of Bioinformatics software tools.