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Since 2002
Biotechnology is the application of scientific, medical and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents to provide goods and services to the mankind. Biotechnology plays a major role in serving mankind by contributing to industries like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Health Care With this view in mind and aim to impart knowledge to the future generations and mould them to face the challenges in the trends of modern science, Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2002, affiliated to Bharathiar University.
Programmes offered:
B Sc Biotechnology
M Sc Biotechnology
The Department possesses a highly sophisticated lab with necessary modern amenities for carrying out the research works.
Thermal Cycler-PCR, ELISA Reader, Gel Doc Unit, Walk in Cold Room, Fluorescent Microscope, Binocular Microscopes, Electrophoresis Units, Modernized Working Tables, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, BOD Incubator, Refrigerated Centrifuge, Lyophilizer, Rotatory Shaker, Mini Fermentation Unit, Microkjeldahl Unit, Steam Sterilizer, Hot Air Oven, Deep Freezers, etc.
Separate Animal, Plant Tissue Culture, Microbial Culture Labs, and Green House.
Excellent well ventilated class rooms are available Gene Arch, association for Department of Biotechnology was inaugurated on September 2003. Every year association activities include conducting International /National Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Science Exhibitions, Quiz etc.
Apart from the curriculum our Department also involved in various services to the community successfully like
Demonstration of Vermi-composting to the Villagers in and around Sulur.
Production and Supply of Biofertilizers.
Mushroom Cultivation
Demonstration of Tissue Culture techniques to the school students in villages.
Waste water treatment
Biogas Production.( Pilot scale)
Contract Research – Bioanalysis
DNA Barcoding
DNA Fingerprinting
Microbial Sample Analysis
Biochemical Analysis
Sample Analysis (Water & Soil)
  • Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. Depending on whose definition is used, organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) if they are considered natural (such as bone meal from animals or pyrethrin from flowers), but it excludes or strictly limits the use of various methods (including synthetic petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides; plant growth regulators such as hormones; antibiotic use in livestock; genetically modified organisms; human sewage sludge; and nanomaterial’s for reasons including sustainability, openness, independence, health, and safety.
    Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony."
    “Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony." - Wendell Berry, "The Gift of Good Land"
    Organic farming methods combine scientific knowledge of ecology and modern technology with traditional farming.
  • Herbal Garden
    Herb gardening, like defining the word herb, all comes down to what you want to do with the plants you grow. If you want to dye yarn, or make ointments or potpourri or cook like a chef, you'll want to grow plants to suit that need. Having a designated herb garden makes their care and harvesting more convenient. It is by no means the only way or even the best way to grow herbs.
    For gardeners in small spaces, an herb garden could be a collection of pots. It's romantic to envision a series of small potted herbs on the kitchen windowsill, but in reality, you'll need a good sized plant to really be able to harvest enough herbs to cook with regularly. However for the occasional use and for the sheer luxury of having their gorgeous scent nearby, small potted herbs is a delight. If you have room indoors for larger pots, go for it.


    Formal herb gardens look gorgeous - at least during their peak season of May through June. The structure of the garden helps to cover the straggly appearance of overgrown, recently sheared or bolting herbs.
    Generally, formal herb gardens are laid out as a series of beds creating some geometric form, like a square, circle or half-circle. The plants will vary in each bed, but the hardscaping pulls things together as a whole. Paths between the beds are often paved with stone or brick, adding even more 4 season structure to the picture. Add a central feature, like a sundial, urn or birdbath, and you have a garden that will look polished even when the plants are covered in snow.
  • Development of Food Products – Ongoing Projects
    Barnyard Millet
    Small seeds of barnyard millet are processed on groats that are used for preparation of different types of porridges.
  • Millets are predominantly starchy. The protein content is comparable to that of wheat and maize. Barnyard millet has the lowest carbohydrate content and energy value amongst all the varieties of Millets. The bran layers of millets are good sources of B-complex vitamins.
    Barnyard millet is an appropriate food for patients intolerant to gluten causing celiac disease.
    Kudaravalli Millet































































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