Department of Biotechnology recognized by VTU was initiated in the year 2002 with the intake of 30 students and now it is increased to 60 students for B.E. It also offers M.Tech program. The department has recognized research centre under which it offers M.Sc (Engg.) by research and Ph.D programs. Department has 9 faculties and 2 technical staffs and are experienced in the areas of Food, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Nano Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Fermentation technology, Computational biology and Genomics and proteomics.
Department is accredited by NBA. It has bagged several university ranks to its credit. Projects taken up in these areas are funded by DBT, VGST, VTU, AICTE and KSCST. Department has got state level best project award from KSCST in 2017-2018 and also selected for the continuation of funding for the year 2018-2019. The department has publications in SCI, Pubmed and SCOPUS indexed journals. Department has industrial consultancy with Neostik Pvt Ltd. which is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty foams and self adhesive tapes and its agreed to fund for equipment materials to be used in product development.
Students are encouraged to present their research work in National and International conferences. Outcome based education is implemented to improve the student’s performance. Department aims at promoting research activity as a part of academics for which hands on trainings, industrial visits, interaction with industrial professionals and alumni are arranged to make the student competent to be a Biotechnology professional. Regularly soft skill trainings are conducted to students for their overall personality development. Our departmental alumni students have paved successfully as researchers and entrepreneurs.