Under the scheme of vocationalisation of education by University Grants Commission of Government of India, Sindhu Mahavidyalaya introduced the subject of Biotechnology in 1999 at undergraduate level of teaching.
Since last three years, B.Sc. final year students of our department are producing 100% passing result and also standing in the top positions among all institutions of the university.
SMV Centre for Biotechnology has collaboration with other colleges and universities and also with national laboratories. Our institution provides research facilities to train graduates and post graduates in major and minor research projects sponsored by college as well as government agencies.
Department of Biotechnology has always aimed for overall better development of students. For achieving this goal, add-on courses and bridge courses are regularly conducted in this department. For making students comfortable for learning the subject, various student centric methods are adopted in the department for two-way communication between teacher and students. The creative teaching adopted in our department includes aid of video tools like online video lectures, concept videos, graphics, images etc. Along with this, ebook supplemented video tutorials are used for interactive learning. Experienced teaching staff is always available for each and every student trying to give every level of academic support. Practical hand development is one of the basic aims for producing skilled students and to achieve this goal various workshops, activities and certificate courses are planned every year for the benefit of students. We have a format for continuous internal evaluation that includes even parent teacher meetings to monitor progress of students.
Above 160 gene sequences submitted to GenBank maintained by US National Centre for Biotechnology Information as part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration have been contributed by the Department of Biotechnology, Sindhu Mahavidyalaya.
These genes include:
- Glucokinase isoform 1 related to familial diabetes (MODY 2) from Sakoli population
- 16S rDNA for identification of Human Microbiome (Human flora of skin and oral)
- 16S rDNA sequences isolated from river, sewage and clinical samples through genomic and metagenomic approach
- Antibiotic Degrading Gene Sequences (CTX, blaoxa-2) and Xenobiotic
- Degrading Gene Sequences (dmpl, tfdAα and amoA)
The Department of Biotechnology has fully equipped laboratories categorized as
- Proteomic Division
- Genomic Division
- Microbiology Division
- Plant Tissue Culture Division
- Animal Tissue Culture Division
Mentor- Mentee – Teachers regularly interact with students through this scheme and solve their problems.
Course- Basic Molecular Biology Techniques.
Objectives- To enlighten the students about varies research techniques, so that they can apply in future research programs.
Duration- 30 hrs.
Departmental Library –
The departmental library has over 150 titles of books including Bergey39s Manual, Genes, Genomes, Molecular Biology Protocols, medicinal plants, microbiology, enzyme protocols, immunology etc. Our library also keeps a record of M. Sc. Research projects and printed copies of departmental workshop proceedings as well as published research articles
ICT and IT Infrastructure – Departments is equipped with LCD projector, Compute and Laptop.
e-books and videos.
Video microscopy and gel documentation system has enhanced recording of live animal cells, microorganisms and PAGE/ agarose gels.
Fast PCR, CLC sequence viewer, MedCalc,Sigma plot, graph pad prisom like software.
Computer attached to double beam UV/visible spectrophotometer.
Evaluation – Regular unit test, surprise test, terminal examination.
Faculty members are working hard to enhance research activity of department. Regularly attend and present papers in conferences, workshops and symposiums. Published research papers in national and international journals.
Instruments and Facilities – Laboratories are well equipped with instruments and equipments
Laminar air flow cabinets
Gel documentation system
Table top bioreactor,
BOD and Carbon dioxide incubator
Orbitol shakers cum incubator
Hot air oven