Biotechnology

  • PEO I:Demonstrate knowledge towards sustainable development in Biotechnology meeting the International standards. .
  • PEO II:Exhibit skills in Biotechnological process development, product optimization, commercialization and social application.
  • PEO III:Establish bioethical practices and ensure awareness on professional codes

    Graduates will have ability to:

    1. Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve the problems related to biotechnology.
    2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate and analyze the complex problem in biotechnology and provide appropriate conclusions using principles of engineering & sciences
    3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex bio-based problems and design process that address the specified needs for the public health, safety and environmental considerations
    4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Design experiments, analyze, interpret data and synthesize information using knowledge based research tools to arrive at valid conclusions
    5. Modern tool usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, software resources and modern engineering tools for prediction and modeling of complex engineering and biotechnology problems in different fields to understand the limitations
    6. The engineer and society: Rational use of contextual knowledge to asses societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice and modern biotechnological research and development
    7. Environment and sustainability: Understand and exhibit the knowledge vital for sustainable development in societal and environmental contexts using the professional engineering and biotechnology solutions.
    8. Ethics: Inculcate ethical principles to imbibe professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice and biotechnology research
    9. Individual and team work:Function effectively as an individual, member or leader of diverse teams in multidisciplinary settings
    10. Communication: Effectively communicate with engineering community on activities relevant to society at large and comprehend reports & documentation, make effective presentations and exchange clear instructions
    11. Project management and finance: Create competency in engineering management and finance principles and apply these to one’s own work and multidisciplinary team environments
    12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for independent and life-long learning experience for a lucrative professional career
    • PSO 1:Graduates have strong knowledge in the field of biotechnology and applied sciences. .
    • PSO 2:Graduates will design and conduct experiments in biotechnology as well as analyze and interpret data.
    • PSO 3:Graduates will use current techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for modeling and design of bioprocesses

    Testimonies by our Alumni


    Arthur Vimal

    I will always stay grateful to Lord for the opportunity of spending 6 academic years in Karunya University – it’s truly a home away from home. My time at Karunya and at School of Biotechnology, taught and molded me for the corporate exposure – interestingly the first company I was hired at, had a manager who always have high regards for graduates from Karunya University due to their high ethical and quick to adapt abilities– this clearly shows the excellence and the trademark every engineer gets when leaving Karunya....

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    Helen Sathya

    Karunya is an astonishing platform to explore my abilities, skills and dynamic faculty members have helped me explore a lot in my studies.The best thing about Karunya was being part of a supportive and spiritual environment, where everyone is focussed help each other and you are encouraged to succeed Karunya is an astonishing platform to explore my abilities, skills and dynamic faculty members have helped me explore a lot in my studies The best thing about Karunya was being part of a supportive and spiritual environment....

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    Internships done Abroad by Our Students


    Kevin J.D (UR15BT059)
    Internship at National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

    Taiwan is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Filled with beautiful mountains and green pastures, even the air is refreshing. National Dong Hwa University, the place where I did my research has to be one of the most sophisticated and serene places to work. From well established labs to extremely delicious food, NDHU has it all. The people there are very good company and I cherish every minute of time I spent there. My professor Dr. Ruey-Yi Chang is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to Molecular Virology. My project there was mainly concentrated on cap detection of small flavivirus RNA. I was also working on the overexpression and purification of eIF4E (A Human Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor). My lab had every equipment that I required for my project. My lab mates were understanding and were happy to help in anything that I wanted. The nights in Taiwan are cold and the mornings are warm. The Night Markets in Taiwan is one of my favorite places, It’s not just about the delicacies. It is all about the sense of community that they share among themselves as the whole community supports night markets by going there as often as they can to eat and have fun. Another thing I like about the place is a sense of community in everything they do. There are always 24 hour shops in every corner called 7-Eleven and Family Mart. Hanging out there is one of our favorite pass time. Meet each other at 12 in the night, crack open a can orange juice, open a chess board and you’re sorted for a few hours of fun. This is how I spent most of my Saturday nights. I miss the food and comfort, I wish I can go there again. Thank you Taiwan for giving me a wonderful experience, you truly are a beautiful country.

    Jeslin Jeba Soundari M (RR15BT001)
    Internship at National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan.
    I’m Jeslin, currently pursuing PhD at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore. I got an internship offer at my co-supervisor, Dr. Ruey-Yi Chang’s laboratory in National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan through the TEEP@AsiaPLUS programme. The internship was for a duration of 6 months (1st June 2018 – 30th November 2018) and it gave me an opportunity to learn various techniques in Virology and Molecular Biology. My project was “Development of a replicon-based screening system for JEV inhibitors by homologous recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”. Through this TEEP@AsiaPLUS programme I was also able to experience the beautiful culture of Taiwan. I visited many places and also attended a short term Mandarin course.






    Research Centres


    ALGAE BIOMASS RESEARCH LABORATORY
    Algae Biomass research Laboratory is a sponsored research lab established in 2012 under the Department of Biotechnology, School of Agriculture and Bioscience with a vision to “Research on micro and macro algae”.

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    CANCER NANO-THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH LABORATORY
    Cancer Nano-therapeutic Research Laboratory is a sponsored research lab established in 2014 in the Department of Biotechnology with a vision to find solution for the challenges existing in the field of chemotherapy for various cancer types.

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    Efficient variable selection algorithm adopting variance Inflated resampling weight vector into model population
    Research Scholar:
    under the guidance of Biswanath Mahanty,
    Assistant Professor

    Variable iterative space shrinkage approach (VISSA) is an important variable selection algorithm known for its improved accuracy and outcome stability in partial least squares (PLS) regression models. However, time efficiency of VISSA is not very promising. In this work, three strategies to inflate the variance of resampling weight vector (RWV) have been proposed to accelerate the space shrinkage in VISSA

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    Lignocellulosic bio-ethanol production: Prospects of emerging membrane technologies to improve the process, A critical review
    Research Scholar:
    under the guidance of Pinaki Dey,
    Assistant Professor

    To meet worldwide rapid growth of industrialization and population, demand for production of bio-ethanol as an alternative green bio-fuel is gaining significant prominence. Bio-ethanol production process is still considered among the largest energy consuming processes and challenging due to the limited effectiveness of conventional pretreatment processes saccharification processes...

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