Departments / Biotechnology

Overview

Vision

Encouraging and ensuring innovations in society for sustainable management of environment and understanding life processes

Mission

Redefining life, Enhancing the knowledge base and generating a highly skilled human resource, by intersecting and unlocking the strength of biology and technology for empowering mankind. Sources are everywhere around us; we just need to find the way to exploit them sustainably.

History

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary subject, which has got applications in various fields from medicine to agriculture and other environmental impacts. The concept encompasses a wider range and history of procedures for modifying living organisms according to human purposes, going back to domestication of animals, cultivation of plants and "improvements" to these through breeding programs.

A great milestone in the academic history of St. Mary’s college was the introduction of B.Sc Biotechnology course sponsored by the UGC. The course was inaugurated by Sri. Thomas Jacob, Vice President, AVT Biotechnology Division, Kochi on 28.8.2000. The M.Sc. course in Biotechnology was inaugurated in 2003 and the modified laboratory was blessed by Mar Andrews Thazhath, Arch Bishop of Thrissur. The motto of the department is ‘Tools to gorge a better tomorrow’, and the mission is to implement this through academic and co-curricular activities. The department laboratory has got all basic facilities. In addition to it, the department has got enthusiastic faculties who are available to the students for academic and personnel counseling. We guide our students to think and implement research ideas independently, to participate in various projects both interdepartmental as well as in other prestigious institutions like RGCB, KFRI, Rubber Board and various laboratories like Oushadhi, Genehelix, Astragenica. Department has collaboration with Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Indian Medical Association (IMA), Red ribbon club KSACS.

Collaboration/ Linkages

Sl. No Name of the Institution Purpose Date
1 SCIRE SCIENCE Placement, Internship,
Training, Student Projects
25/3/2019-24/3/2020
2 Yaazh Xenomics, Coimbatore Placement, Internship,
Training, Student Projects
08/06/2018-07/06/2019
3 Aeka Biochemicals Pvt Ltd, Trivandrum Placement, Internship,
Training, Student Projects
01/08/2018-31/07/2019
4 Stellixir Biotech Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore Placement, Internship,
Training, Student Projects
08/06/2018-07/06/2019
5 ICAR-CIFT Placement, Internship,
Training, Student Projects
01/02 /2018-01/02/2021
6 RARS,Pattambi Placement, Internship,
Training, Student Projects
23/02/2017-22/02/2018

Achievements

Academics

Sl. No Name of the student Rank /Award Organization Level Date/Year
1 Blessy Peter I Rank-M.Sc. Calicut university University 2019
2 Aswathy J K II Rank-M.Sc. Calicut university University 2019
3 Amie Mariya Jiji I Rank-B.Sc. Calicut university University 2018
4 Jasni V A I Rank-M.Sc. Calicut university University 2017
5 Nimmy Vincent III Rank-M.Sc. Calicut university University 2016
6 Gayathri M III Rank-B.Sc. Calicut university University 2015
7 Shafeena M I Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2014
8 Sreelakshmi Menon I Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2014
9 Prasanna R Kovath I Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2012
10 Ahlam Abdul Aziz I Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2011
11 Neena Joseph K II Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2011
12 Christy M M III Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2011
13 Priya Varghese I Rank- MSc. Calicut university University 2010
14 Devi P II Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2010
15 Jina K J III Rank- BSc. Calicut university University 2010
16 Deepthi P III Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2009
17 Ahlam Abdul Aziz III Rank-BSc. Calicut university University 2009
18 Sarika S Nair II Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2008
19 Rajitha K P I Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2007
20 Nimmy P Pallan I Rank-BSc. Calicut university University 2006
21 Megha S.V. III Rank-MSc. Calicut university University 2005
22 Salini K III Rank-BSc. Calicut university University 2003

Co-curricular & Extra-Curricular

Sl. No Name of the student Rank /Award Event Organization Level Date/Year
1 Blessy Peter Second Debate Sree Kerala Varma college Intercollegiate 28.02.2019
2 Aswathy J K Second Debate Sree Kerala Varma college Intercollegiate 28.02.2019
3 Aswathy A K Second Debate NSS, Thalappilly, Thrissur District 19.04.2018
4 Silpa T M Second Mashup St. Mary’s College, Inter-University 2017
5 Ganga Devi P V Second Light Music Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Memorial Drawing, Painting & Arts competition State 20/10/2017
6 Amrutha P Third Light Music Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Memorial Drawing, Painting & Arts competition State 20/10/2017
7 Nourin Shamnad Third Extempore Speech YMCA Thrissur Intercollegiate 2017
8 Blessy Peter First Powerpoint presentation competition Research and Post Graduate Department of Zoology, St. Thomas College, Thrissur Intercollegiate 25/09/2017

Placements

Sl. No Name of the student Batch Institution Designation
1 Silpa T M 2017-2019 Yaazh Xenomics, Near GCT College, Coimbatore Technical Officer
2 Aswathy Menon 2017-2019 MCAR, St. Mary’s College Research Assistant
3 Shamna P A 2016-2018 DDRC SRL Diagnostics Private Limited, Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulum Junior Technical Executive
4 Geethu Ravindran 2016-2018 CPBMB, College of Horticulture, KAU Technical Officer
5 Liya Paul 2016-2018 CPBMB, College of Horticulture, KAU Technical Officer
6 GOPIKA T G 2016-2017 Animal Husbandry Department, DISTRICT ANIMAL HUSBANDRY Office. Research Assistant
7 Jeena George 2016-2017 KAU- DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY Research Assistant
8 Nimmy Vincent 2016-2017 CPBMB, College of Horticulture, KAU, Research Assistant

Programme (Courses offered)

Major Programmes

Sl. No Name of the Programme Aided/Self Financing Duration Student Strength Complimentary Courses
1 BSc Self-Financing 3 years 40 Environmental Biotechnology
2 MSC Self-Financing 2 years 16 1. Industrial Food Biotechnology
2. Nanobiotechnology
3. Stem Cell Biology

Student Capability Enhancement Programmes

Sl. No Name of the Programme Type Duration Student Strength
1 Clay craft and surface ornamentation Skill enhancement 30 Hrs 40
2 Phytopharmacognosy Certificate 30 Hrs 36

Research

Seminar / Workshop/ Conference Conducted

Sl.No Title Collaborating agency Level Date
1 Fundamentals of Biostatistics MCAR State 11/2/2019
2 Microbiological Techniques MCAR State 5/2/2019
3 Trends and Innovation In Science Arts And Commerce -TISAC 2019 MCAR International 29/1/2019
4 In silico Drug Designing and Bioinformatics MCAR State 23/1/2019
5 Workshop on Biotechnological Techniques MCAR State 2019
6 Swastha Sudhdhi - Science popularization programme - Training on remodeling of worn out plastics KSCSTE State 23/11/2018
7 Seminar: One day seminar KSCSTE State 16/11/2018
8 Seminar: Solid Waste and its Sustainable Development (SWASM) KSCSTE National 27/7/2018
9 Swastha Sudhdhi - Science popularization programme -workshop on vermi-composting KSCSTE State 12/12/2017
10 Seminar- Phytochemical analysis of in vitro and in vivo generated medicinal plants College State 30/8/2016
11 Seminar - A lecture on DNA and RNA College State 17/11/2015
12 Two day Science Academies Lecture workshop on Frontier areas of Biotechnology IAS Bangalore,INSA New Delhi, AS Allahabad National 17/1/2015

Projects

Sl.No Name of the Faculty Title Duration Organising/ Funding Agency
1 Dr Kayeen Vadakkan Microbial assisted the biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles by the employment of halophilic bacteria and evaluation of its effect upon bioremediation of recalcitrant textile azo dye 1 year KSCSTE

E–content

Sl. No Name of the Faculty Title of the content Type of the content Link
1 Dr. Kayeen Vadakkan Stem cell programming Notes Link

Event Calendar

Sl.No Event Title Type Resource Person Event Date
1 Bio Zest Co-Curricular Activity Department Magazine Release 29th March 2019
2 Karunaardram Promoting Universal Values Food Packet Distribution For The Poor 8th March 2019
3 Women's Rights Gender Sensitization Program A Talk On “Women’s Right” By Adv. Kavitha K L 15th February 2019
4 Valedictory Ceremony Solid Waste Management/ Environmental Related Issues A Documentary Show “Naal Vazhikaliloode” Comprising The Entire Activities Of SPP Was Exhibited 29th January, 2019
5 Awareness Classes and Biobin Distribution Solid Waste Management/ Environmental Related Issues Awareness Class On Various Methods Of Composting 16th January 2019
6 National Youth Day Observance Promoting National Personalities A Talk By Sr. Stenny Grace, Psycologist And A Member Of Campus Ministry For The Formation And Counselling Of Children And Youth 12th January 2019
7 Commemorating Har Gobind Khorana Promoting National Personalities A Cover Page Design Competition For The Students 9th January 2019
8 Karunaardram Promoting Universal Values Food Packet Distribution For The Poor 23rd November 2018
9 Remodeling of Worn Out Plastics Gender Sensitization Program A Hands On Training For The House Wives In The Remodeling Of Worn Out Plastics 23rd November 2019
10 Lecture Series Solid-Liquid Waste Management/ Environmental Related Issues Sustainable, Innovative And Scientific Solid Waste Management 16th November 2019
11 Alzheimer’s Day Observation Promoting Universal Values Visit To Alzheimer’s Day Care Center, “Smrithipatham” 3rd October 2018
12 “Women –The Multitasker” Gender Sensitization Program The Talk Was Delivered By Dr. Vineetha S, Consultant Gynecologist, District Hospital, Thrissur. 28th September 2018
13 International Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone Layer Environment Related Program Poster Exhibition On The Theme “Keep Cool And Carry On” 19th September 2018
14 International Youth Day Activity Promoting Universal Values Inter-Department Debate Competition On The Topic “Safe Space For Youth” 14th August 2018
15 “Swastha Shudhi” Solid Waste Management/ Environmental Related Issues One Day National Seminar On Sustainable, Innovative And Scientific Solid Waste Management 27th July 2018
16 Voluntary Blood Donation Camp Promoting Universal Values In Association With Indian Medical Association 12th July 2018
17 Observation of 102nd Birthday of Francis Crick Co-Curricular Activity Signing of MoU and Research Talk 8th June 2018
18 World Environment Day Celebration Environment Related Program A Talk By Mr. S. Sreelal, District Coordinator, Clean Kerala Company Limited On The Theme “Plastic Waste Management” 5th June 2018
19 World Environment Day Celebration Environment Related Program An Exhibition On Refurbished Worn Out Plastic 5th June 2018
20 SIRIUS National Science Day Celebrations Environment Related Program A field visit to IMAGE 19th February 2018.
21 SIRIUS National Science Day Celebrations Environment Related Program Oral presentation, poster making competition, Debate competition and Craft making competitions 15th February 2018
22 SIRIUS National Science Day Celebrations Environment Related Program Talk by Dr.Sujatha on “A Step-by-Step Guide to Vermicomposting for organic gardening”. 12th February2018
23 National Girl Child day Gender Sensitization Program A talk on legal aspects regarding the protection of Girl child and Women by Adv. Nithya Sugunan 24th January 2018
24 Karunaardram Promoting Universal Values Food Packet Distribution For The Poor 12th January 2018
25 National Youth Day Promoting National Personalities Organized a talk by Mr. Reji Jacob, Superintendent Of Police &Assistant Director Of Kerala Police Academy 12th January 2018
26 “Swastha Sudhdhi” Solid Waste Management/ Environmental Related Issues Science popularization program inauguration. Distribution of 50 vermicomposting pots to Kudumbhasree units An exhibition on various composting method 12th December 2017
28 World AIDS Day Promoting Universal Values A blood donation camp, In Association With Indian Medical Association and Red Ribbon Clu 1st December 2017
29 Commemorating Har Gobind Khorana Promoting National Personalities Session on Khorana by Prasanna R. Kovath, Assistant professor, Department of Biotechnology 13th November 2017
30 Karunaardram Promoting Universal Values Food Packet Distribution For The Poor 6th October 2017
31 Swachh Bharat Mission Environment Related Program Cleaning the premises of college 2nd October 2017
32 World Alzheimer’s Day Promoting Universal Values Visit to Alzheimer’s day care center, “Smrithipatham”. 28th September 2017
33 “International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer Environment Related Program A poster exhibition based on the theme “Caring for all life under the sun”. 26th September 2017
34 “Anemia and Women: Preventive Measures Gender Sensitization Program Talk by Smt. Praseetha, Consultant Dietician, Daya general hospital 15th September 2017
35 World Nature Conservation day Environment Related Program Establishment of “bottle garden” in the department July 28th 2017
36 Science Express – Visit To develop scientific interest among students Science Express :innovative mobile, science exhibition visit 5th July 2017
37 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Environment Related Program Talk by Saranya Mohan, Alumni on the topic- Phytoremediatio 19th June 2017.
38 An invited lecture Promoting Universal Values The importance of blood donation by Mr. Tiny Francis, a philanthropist 14th June 2017
39 voluntary blood donation camp Promoting Universal Values In Association With Indian Medical Association 14th June 2017
40 World environment day Environment Related Program Plastic waste was collected from staff and students of college and handed over to private agency for recycling 5th June to 12th June 2017
41 Food packets for the needy “Karunardram” An extra pack of lunch to distribute among the needy 3rd march 2017
42 Blood Donation Camp Camp Indian Medical Association organized a voluntary blood donation camp 23rd January 2017
43 World Aids Day Observation Flash mob and poster exhibition Theme :Hands up for HIV prevention Conveyed the message of standing in solidarity with the people who have become infected with HIV. 1st December 2016
44 Alzheimer’s day observation Awareness talk Awareness talk on Alzheimer’s and related disorders by Mr. Suresh Kumar O. P, Representative, ARDSI and KSID. 21st September 2016
45 Gender Sensitization Programme Awareness talk Talk on “Diet & Nutrition for Young Women” by Ms. Cindin John, Nutritionist and Dietitian, Elite Mission Hospital, Thrissur. 10th November 2016
46 World Environmental Day Celebrations Exhibition Topic for poster presentation was deforestation, aquatic toxicity, eutrophication, protection of endangered species and climate changes. 5th June 2016
47 Analysis of Water Quality Preliminary water quality analysis Potability of drinking water was checked by MPN January – March 2016
48 Biozest Department Magazine Motivating and encouraging students to improve their research aptitude and skills March 2016
49 Biozest Co-curricular Motivating and encouraging students to improve their research aptitude and skills March 2016
50 Placement Programme Campus Recruitment VWR, a biotechnology based company, Coimbatore 16th February 2016.
51 Aids Day Observation Awareness talk on “AIDS - Fruit To Human Greedy Desires” by Dr. Sreejith Sreenivasan 7th January 2016
52 Blood Donation Camp Camp Indian Medical Association, in association with KSACS organized a voluntary blood donation camp 6th January 2016
53 World Aids Day Observation flash mob detailed insight on various aspects of AIDS 1st December 2015
54 Gender Sensitization Programme Awareness Talk Awareness Talk On Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease by Dr. Austin, Physician, Amala Ayurvedic Hospital 21st march 2015
55 IMA Blood Donation Camp Promoting Universal Values Indian Medical Association, In Association With KSACS Organized a Voluntary Blood Donation Camp 6th January 2016
56 World AIDS Day Observation Talk 1st December 2014
57 Human Awareness Talk Talk On Blood Transfusion And Its Importance In The Contemporary Society 6th November 2014
58 Blood Donation Camp Camp Indian Medical Association Organized A Voluntary Blood Donation Camp 29th October 2014

MOODLE

Subject with code Topic Link
Molecular biology BT 5B 07 DNA replication https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpmT7Lw_4v0
Molecular biology BT 5B 07 Structure of DNA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_-6JXLYS-k
Genetic Engineering GB3C1 Polymerase Chain reaction https://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=3&brch=186&sim=321&cnt=1
Environmental Biotechnology GB2C3 Biomedical waste https://www.slideshare.net/zulfiquer732/hospital-waste-management-93579083
Animal Biotechnology BT6B14 Haemocytometer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON2e1VsBhJk
Plant Biotechnology GB3P5 Basic plant tissue culture and types of culture https://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=3&brch=187&sim=1100&cnt=1
Stem Cell Biology GB4E5 Various animal models for stem cell therapy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4383280/
Plant Biotechnology BT6B13 Haploid production http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/satishgawade-1599743-haploid-culture/
Immunology and Immunotechnology BT5B08 Organs of immune system https://www.slideshare.net/mariamasif99/organs-of-the-immune-system
Plant Biotechnology GB3C3 Somatic embyogenesis and induction of somatic embryos https://www.slideshare.net/PARDEEPKUMAR366/somatic-embryogenesis-pptx-1
Environmental Biotechnology BT2CO8 P IMViC Test https://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=3&brch=76&sim=1109&cnt=1
Genetic Engineering GB3C1 Gene editing https://www.slideshare.net/bhavyasree528/genome-editing-77602492
Recombinant DNA Technology and Bioinformatics BT6B15 Gene therapy https://www.slideshare.net/damarisb/gene-therapy-27039196
Genetics BT4BO5 Mendelian Genetics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhK_zYlOwQ0
Environmental Biotechnology BT3CO11 Xenobiotic degradation https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/biomolecules/overview-metabolism/v/oxidation-and-reduction-in-metabolism
GB1C1 Cell Biology Signal transduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eFZ3VkW8hc
GB1C3 Microbiology Classification of microorganisms https://www.slideshare.net/mgcnkedahsc/11-classsification-of
GB1C3 Microbiology Plant diseases https://www.slideshare.net/JAYAKRISHNANK9/plant-diseases-70573937
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