About the Department

The Department of Studies in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Botany were established in the year 2004, 2007, 2012 & 2017 respectively. The Department is striving to be recognized as a leader for offering societal relevant innovative Post Graduate education. It endeavours to build and enhance the capabilities of the future generation by providing quality education. The course is approved by the University Grants Commission & affiliated to University of Mysore .The syllabus is well designed by the subject experts at University and has been implemented in the Department accordingly. The Department has spacious laboratories with well-equipped sophisticated instruments like HPLC, GC, Phase contrast microscope, CO2 incubator, Deep freezer, Bio-safety cabinet, ELISA reader, PCR, Flash evaporator, UV-visible spectrophotometer etc.

A dynamic and vision oriented teaching staff are serving the Department. The faculties are involved in research projects funded by UGC & VGST, CSIR ,DST-SERB ,DST-FIST. The students are involved in in-house ongoing projects to create awareness in R&D and are trained to handle different laboratory instruments independently. The Department has good infrastructure, furnished classroom with facilities of projectors (OHP, LCD), Black & White board for efficient teaching purpose. Special lectures are arranged throughout the course from eminent Professors and Scientists from different organizations viz., UOM, CFTRI, DFRL, IISc, GKVK, BIOCON, etc to enrich the scientific knowledge of students. National Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops are regularly organized to give awareness on recent trends in Biological sciences to the students. The students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities. Our students have won many intercollegiate essay, debate, music and extempore competitions held at various colleges/institutions. Since the inception of the department, it has produced cent percent result with several ranks (1st, 5th, 7th & 9th) & distinction to its credit.

DEPARTMENT OF STUDIES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY ,MICROBIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY

1.  INFRASTRUCTURE
HOD / Conference room 01
Staff  room 01
Total number of Laboratories 07
Total number of Lecture /seminar Halls 06
facilities

Ongoing Research Projects:

Serial Number Title of the Research project Name of the Principal Investigator /Research guide Amount Sanctioned Major /Minor Research project Funding agency Year
1. Isolation & Characterization of Anticancer compounds from A.bilimbi Dr.Jyoti Bala Chauhan             8,50,000.00 Major CSIR-SRF 2013 - 16
2. Investigating the significance of DNA damage response signaling pathway in B-cell malignancies. Dr.Mahadeesh Prasad 40,00,000.00 Major SERB-DST 2016-18
3. Isolation and characterization of value added compounds from  Nostoc linckia Dr.Jyoti Bala Chauhan    1,10,000.00 Minor UGC    2015-16

Completed Research Projects:

Serial Number Title Of The Project Name Of The Principal Investigator Amount Sanctioned Major /Minor Research Project Funding Agency Year
1. Isolation& Characterization of Bioactive Compounds from Bilimbi & Star Fruit  . Dr. Jyoti Bala Chauhan 11,51,350.00 Major UGC 2011 -13
2. Bioremediation of organochlorine pesticide (Endosulfans) residues in coffee plantation soil. Dr. Harish R 175000.00 Minor UGC 2011-13
3. K-FIST Award on -  “Isolation & Characterization of Algalicidal Metabolites from Bloom Forming Cyanobacteria of local bodies” Dr. Jyoti Bala Chauhan 4000000.00 Major VISION GROUP OF SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY, Govt of Karnataka 2011-13
4. CISE Award on “Isolation & Characterization of Bioremediating Microorganisms” Dr. Harish R 3000000.00 Major VISION GROUP OF SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY, Govt of Karnataka 2011-13
5. Anticancereous – Isolation and Characterization of members of solanaceae Dr.H.N.Krishna Kumar 1,70,000.00 Minor UGC 2014-15
6. α –amylase inhibitory activities of Persea americana Ms.Smitha Grace S.R 1,35,000.00 Minor UGC 2013-15
7. Isolation and characterization of antidiabetic compound from medicinally important plants of Lamiaceae Mrs.Ramya Urs 1,10,000.00 Minor UGC 2014-16
8. BASIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH One time grant for strengthening of Infrastructure 10,00,000.00 Minor UGC 2010-11

Student Achievements

Name of the Faculty

Particulars

Year

Ms. Kavya Sugur M.Sc. Biotechnology

WCN-Travel Bursary Prize to present her research paper at “World Congress of Neurology, September 16-21, 2017, Kyoto, Japan

Guided by Dr. Girish Chandran Dr. Jyoti Bala Chauhan 2017
Ms. Kavya Sugur M.Sc. Biotechnology Selected for ICMR SRF for Ph.D. program 2019
Mr. Yaipabha Metei M.Sc. Biochemistry Secured 53rd All India Rank in the Joint CSIR-UGC JRF National Eligibility Test 2018
Mr. Pavan LN M.Sc. Biochemistry Selected for M.S.D. program at University of Nottingham, UK 2019
Ms. Veda Hegde M.Sc. Biochemistry Selected for M.S.D. program at University of Essex, UK 2019
Pooja Somanakoppa M.Sc. Biotechnology Secured 5th Rank in the University M.Sc. Examination 2018
Chethana M.Sc. Biotechnology Cleared KSET examination ` 2019

Faculty Achievements

Name of the Faculty Particulars Year
Dr. Jyoti Bala Chauhan Awarded: “DST – FIST LEVEL 0” "Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure (FIST)" Department of Science & Technology (DST) Government of India 2018-19
  Startup Idea awarded with seed fund for developing the project by New Age Incubation Network (NAIN), The Karnataka Information Technology Services (KITS), Govt. of Karnataka 2018 (three projects)
Ms. Smitha Grace SR Startup Idea awarded with seed fund for developing the project by New Age Incubation Network (NAIN), The Karnataka Information Technology Services (KITS), Govt. of Karnataka 2018
Dr. Divya KS Startup Idea awarded with seed fund for developing the project by New Age Incubation Network (NAIN), The Karnataka Information Technology Services (KITS), Govt. of Karnataka 2018
  Ecoresponsible project Selected for Global competition by Climatelaunchpad.org 2019
Dr. Girish Chandran Startup Idea awarded with seed fund for developing the project by New Age Incubation Network (NAIN), The Karnataka Information Technology Services (KITS), Govt. of Karnataka 2018
Co-author: Dr. Jyoti Bala Chauhan International Travel Awards: Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA 2017
  European Stroke Organization Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden 2018
  International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Nice, France. 2019
  World Congress of Neurology, Dubai, UAE 2019

ONE DAY SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES  Held on  25th March 2019

Pic No.1 Dr. GopalMarathe K,  Professor, DOS in Biochemistry, University of Mysore, Mysore delivered lecture on “Cyclooxegenases”

Pic No.2 Dr. Ravindra PV, Ramalingaswamy Fellow/Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore delivered lecture on “Understanding the interaction of diet and the genome: impact on health and disease".

Pic No.3 Dr. Asha Srinivasan, Assistant Professor ,Department of NanoScience and Technology Faculty of Life sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore  delivered lecture on “Nanotechnology- The Future work force”.

ONE DAY SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES Held on 27/03/2019

Pic No.4 Dr. Syeda Kousar Fathima, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology Maharani’s Science College for Women’s PG Centre, Mysuru delivered lecture on “Chemical detection of food-borne pathogens

Pic No.5: Dr. Srinivasa M.Y., Assistant Professor, Department of Studies in Microbiology, Manasagangotri delivered lecture on “Stress response in microorganisms

Pic No.6: Dr. Girish K., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Maharani’s Science College for Women’s PG Centre, Mysuru delivered lecture on “Tumor Immunology

Pic No.7:  Special talk on “An overview of Plant Morphogenesis” was delivered by Dr. M S Nalini ,Assistant professor ,DOS in Botany , Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore on 2nd  May 2019

One day Visit to Anthropological survey of India

Pic No.8: Students of M.Sc. Biotechnology visited the Anthropological survey of India, Bogadi, Mysore on 15th March, 2019 as a part of their institutional visit.  Dr. C. R. Sathyanarayanan, Deputy Director, Anthropological Survey of India, Southern regional center, briefed about the center activities to the students following which a brief documentary made by the center on THODA community was shown.

One day Visit to MYMUL, Mysore26th March 2019

Pic No.9: Students of M.Sc. Biochemistry and Microbiology visited MYMUL- Mysore Milk Union Ltd. Mysore on 22nd March, 2019 as a part of their industrial visit

Programmes

M.Sc (Biotechnology)

M.Sc. Biotechnology

Eligibility for admission: Candidates with Bachelor's Degree in Science including Agricultural, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary, Dairy, Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry from any University recognized by UGC / ICAR / AICTE / Medical Council with an aggregate minimum of 55% (50% in case of SC/ST) or equivalent grade.

Scheme & Credit pattern
Credit Based Choice Based Continuous Evaluation Pattern System
SCHEME OF THE STUDY

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE REGISTERED BY A STUDENT IN A NORMAL PHASE TO
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE M.Sc. BIOTECHNOLOGY DEGREE IN FOUR SEMESTERS

Semesters Hardcore Softcore Open elective Total
Numbers Credits Numbers Credits Numbers Credits Numbers Credits
I semester 04 14 02 06 - - 06 20
II semester 04 14 02 06 01 04 07 24
III semester 04 14 02 06 - - 06 20
IV semester 01 09 01 03 - - 02 12
Total 13 51 09 21 01 04 21 76

 

Course Type Credits
Hard Core Minimum credits 42 and maximum credits 52
Soft Core Minimum credits 16
Open Elective Minimum credits 04
Total 76

 

Semester-I Credits: 20  
SL.NO   TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1 HC Bioanalytical Techniques 3
2 HC Microbiology 3
3 HC Biochemistry 3
4 HC Practical-1 (Bioanalytical Techniques, Microbiology, Biochemistry) 5
Select 2 among 3
5 SC Cancer Biology 3
6 SC Food & Environmental Biotechnology 3
7 SC Biostatistics & Bioinformatics 3

 

Semester-II Credits: 24    
SL.NO   TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1 HC Molecular Biology 3
2 HC Genetic Engineering 3
3 HC Immunotechnology 3
4 HC Practical-2 (Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Immunotechnology) 5
  Select 2 among 3
6 SC Molecular Genetics 3
7 SC Genomics & Proteomics 3
8 SC Cell Biology and Cellular Signalling 3
9 OE

Biotechnology and its applications(For other discipline students)

3

 

Semester-III Credits: 20  
SL.NO   TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1 HC Plant Biotechnology 3
2 HC Animal Biotechnology 3
3 HC Bioprocess Technology 3
4 HC Practical-3 (Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology) 5
    Select 2 among 3
5 SC Molecular Diagnostics 3
6 SC Natural Products &Drug Discovery 3
7 SC Nanobiotechnology 3
8 SC Molecular Diagnostics 3

 

Semester-IV Credits: 12  
SL.NO   TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1 SC Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine 3
2 SC Molecular Plant Pathology 3
3 HC Project work/Dissertation* 9

Additional Softcores

SL.NO   TITLE OF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1 SC Bioentrepreneurship 3
2 SC Seed Health and Diagnostics 3

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M.Sc (Biochemistry)

M.Sc. Biochemistry

Eligibility for admission: Students of Bachelors of Science degree from any UGC recognized Universities in life science subjects with Chemistry or Biochemistry as major subjects are eligible. Students from Foreign National degree will apply through equivalence committee. Minimum percentage of marks is as prescribed by the University of Mysore regulations for admission ie., 45% for general category and 5% relaxation for SC/ST students.

Scheme & Credit pattern
Credit Based Choice Based Continuous Evaluation Pattern System
SCHEME OF THE STUDY

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE REGISTERED BY A STUDENT IN A NORMAL PHASE TO
SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETE M.Sc. BIOCHEMISTRY DEGREE IN FOUR SEMESTERS

Semesters Hard Core Soft Core Open Elective Total
Numbers Credits Numbers Credits Numbers Credits Numbers Credits
I semester 04 15 02 06 - - 06 21
II semester 03 11 02 06 01 04 06 21
III semester 03 12 02 06 - - 06 18
IV semester 02 13 01 03 - - 03 16
Total 12 51 07 21 01 04 21 76

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE REGISTERED BY A STUDENT IN A NORMAL PHASE TO
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE M.Sc., DEGREE IN BIOCHEMISTRY FOR FOUR SEMESTERS

Course Type Credits
Hard Core Minimum credits 42 and maximum credits 52
Soft Core Minimum credits 16
Open Elective Minimum credits 04
Total 76

Semester-I Credits: 21

SL.NO   TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1  HC Bioorganic and Bioinorganic

Chemistry

3
2  HC Biochemical Techniques 3
3  HC Biophysical Techniques 3
4 HC Practical 1: Biochemical Techniques and seminar 6
Select 2 among 3
5 SC Biomolecules 3
6 SC Membrane Biology 3
7 SC Physiology and Nutrition 3

Semester-II Credits: 21

NO   TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1  HC Enzymology 3
2 HC Amino acid and Protein Metabolism 3
3 HC Practical- 2: Experiments in Enzymology and metabolism

seminar.

5
Select 2 among 3
4 SC Carbohydrate metabolism 3
5 SC Lipid Metabolism 3
6 SC Plant Biochemistry 3
7  SC Dissertation 2
8 OE Clinical Diagnosis in Health and Disease 3

Semester-III Credits: 18

NO   TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1 HC Immunology 3
2 HC Cell Biology 3
3 HC Practical-3: Experiments in Immunology and Clinical Biochemistry and  seminar 6
    Select 2 among 3
SC Nucleic acid metabolism 3
4 SC Clinical Biochemistry 3
5 SC Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics 3
6 OE Fundamentals of Biochemistry Carbohydrate metabolism 2

Semester-IV Credits: 16

SL.NO   TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER CODE PAPER
1 HC Molecular Biology 3
2   Practical-4: Experiments in

Molecular Biology and seminar

4
3 HC Practical-5: Project Work 6
      Select 2 among 3
4 SC Genetics and Gene regulation 3
5 SC Genetic Engineering 3
6 SC Biotechnology 3
7 SC Biostatistics 3
8 SC Clinical Diagnosis in Health and Disease 4

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M.Sc (Microbiology)

M.Sc. Microbiology

Eligibility criteria for admission: B.Sc. with Microbiology as one of the Major/ Optional subjects from University of Mysore or any other University equivalent thereto; 45% for general category and 5% relaxation for SC/ST students.

Scheme & Credit pattern
Credit Based Choice Based Continuous Evaluation Pattern System
SCHEME OF THE STUDY

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE REGISTERED BY A STUDENT IN A NORMAL PHASE TO
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE M.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY DEGREE IN FOUR SEMESTERS

Semesters Hardcore Softcore Open elective Total
Numbers Credits Numbers Credits Numbers Credits Numbers Credits
I semester 3 12 3 08 06 20
II semester 2 08 3 08 1 04 06 20
III semester 3 12 3 08 06 20
IV semester 2 12 2 04 04 16
Total 10 44 11 28 1 04 22 76

 

Course Type Credits
Hard Core Minimum credits 42 and maximum credits 52
Soft Core Minimum credits 16
Open Elective Minimum credits 04
Total 76

Semester-I Credits: 20

SL.NO PAPER CODE TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER
1 HC Virology 4
2 HC Bacteriology 4
3 HC Mycology 4
Select 3 among 4 papers
4 SC Microbial Genetics 4
5 SC Microbial Ecology & Diversity 4
6 SC Practical I(Virology & Bacteriology) 2
7 SC     Practical II (Mycology & Microbial Genetics) 2

Semester-II Credits: 20

SL.NO PAPER CODE TITLEOF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER
1 HC Microbial Physiology 4
2 HC Immunology 4
Select 3 among 4 papers
3 SC Food Microbiology
4  SC Soil Microbiology 4
5  SC Practical III(Microbial Physiology & Immunology) 2
6 SC Practical IV (Food Microbiology) 2
7 OE Microbial Diversity 4

Semester-III Credits: 20

SL.NO PAPER CODE TITLE OF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER
1 HC Molecular Biology 4
2 HC Genetic Engineering 4
3 HC Industrial Microbiology 4
Select 3 among 4 papers
4 SC Medical Microbiology 4
5 SC Clinical & Diagnostic 4
6 SC Practical V (Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering) 2
7 SC Practical VI(Industrial Microbiology & Medical Microbiology) 2
8 OE Techniques in Microbiology 2

Semester-IV Credits: 16

SL.NO PAPER CODE TITLE OF THE COURSE CREDITS
PAPER
1 HC Agricultural Microbiology 4
Select 2 among 3 papers
2 SC Environmental Microbiology 2
3 SC Genomics & Proteomics 2
4  SC Practical VII (Agricultural Microbiology & Environmental Microbiology) 2
5  HC Project Work 8

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M.Sc. (Botany)

M.Sc. Botany

Eligibility criteria for admission: Candidates possessing a B.Sc. with Botany as a Major /Optional subject and degree from UGC recognized  University. Candidates applying for admission to M.Sc. Botany must be a graduate and must have obtained a minimum of 45% (40% in case of SC/ ST and Category-I candidates).

Scheme & Credit pattern Credit Based Choice Based Continuous Evaluation Pattern System SCHEME OF THE STUDY

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE REGISTERED BY A STUDENT IN A NORMAL PHASE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE M.Sc. BOTANY DEGREE IN FOUR SEMESTERS

Semesters Hardcore Softcore Open elective Total
Numbers Credits Numbers Credits Numbers Credits Numbers Credits
I semester 3 14 2 08 05 22
II semester 3 12 2 06 1 04 06 22
III semester 3 12 1 04 04 16
IV semester 2 12 1 04 03 16
Total 11 50 6 22 1 04 18 76

 

Course Type Credits
Hard Core Total 50
Soft Core Total 22
Open Elective Minimum 04
Total 76

Semester-I Credits: 22

SL.No. Paper code Title of the Course Credit
01 HC Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology and Plant Pathology 4
02 HC Phycology, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes  and  Gymnosperms 4
03 HC Systematics  of Angiosperms* 4+2=6
Select 2 of 4
04 SC Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 4
05 SC Algal Biology and Biotechnology 4
06 SC Lichenology and Mycorrhizal Technology 4
07 SC Phytopathology 4

*Field Study/Tour: The student shall undertake a field trip for a minimum of 2-3 days and shall submit the herbaria and tour report for evaluation-2 credits.

Semester-II Credits: 22

SL.No Core Title of the Course Credit
01 HC Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms and Plant Morphogenesis 4
02 HC Cell Biology and Genetics 4
03 HC Plant Breeding and Evolutionary Biology 4
Select 2 of 3
04 SC Plant Anatomy and Histochemistry 3
05 SC Ethno-Botany and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) 3
06 SC Economic Botany 3
07 OE Medicinal Plants 4

Semester III, Credits: 16

SL.No. Core Title of the Course Credit
01 HC Biochemistry and Plant Physiology 4
02 HC Molecular Biology 4
03 HC Plant Biotechnology 4
Select 1 from 4
04 SC Molecular Genetics of Plants 4
05 SC Molecular Plant Pathology 4
06 SC Plant Propagation and Plant Breeding 4
07 SC Phyto-chemistry and Herbal Technology 4
08 OE Plant Propagation Techniques 4

Semester IV, Credits: 16

Sl.No Core Title of the Course Credit
01 HC Ecology, Conservation Biology and Phytogeography 4
02 HC Project Work 8
Select 1 from 3
03 SC Seed Technology 4
04 SC Seed Pathology 4
05 SC Bio -Analytical  Techniques 4
06 OE Plant Diversity and Human Welfare 4

Project Work: The student shall undertake a Project Work in the Department or in any other University or Institute under the guidance of a Research Supervisor and shall submit a Project Report duly signed by Student and Research Supervisor for Evaluation

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Faculty

DR JYOTHI BALA CHANDRAN

Dr. Jyoti Bala Chauhan

PROFESSOR & HOD
HN KRISHNA KUMAR

Dr. Krishna Kumar

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
smitha grace

Mrs. Smitha Grace

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DR R HARISH

Dr. R. Harish

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DR DIVYA

Dr. Divya K.S.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DR MAHADESH PRASAD

Dr. Mahadesh Prasad AJ

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DR GIRISH CHANDRAN

Dr. Girish Chandran

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DR KIRAN

Dr. Kiran B

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
dr.raghavendra

Dr. Raghavendra Hegdekatte

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Life_Sciences_Dr.Preethi_G_A

Dr. Preethi G. A.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Namitha

Mrs. Namitha N

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Mrs._Divya

Mrs. Divya C.R.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR