In order to cater the needs of the students, it was felt necessary to introduce Biotechnology as one of the subject looking to its applied introduced along with Botany and computer Science during the year 2005-06 Biotechnology subject was introduced along with Zoology and Chemistry combination enabling another batch of 30 students to study Biotechnology subject.
Prof. B.B.Nandyal was heading the Department till the academic year 2009-2010 and presently Prof.A.S.Hittalmani is heading the department of Biotechnology.
At present, as on today the department is having equipments worth of Rs.8,66,526/-. The laboratory is well equipped with the instruments such as PCR (DNA Finger Printing ), U.V.Transilluminator, Horizontal electrophoresis, Power pack 250volt, Laminar Air flow, Refrigerated centrifuge ,Multi mantle, Hot air oven ,Incubator, Hot water bath, Soxlet extraction apparatus etc. Equipments such as L.C.D and O.H.P .Computer to avail internet facility have been purchased. Started with a bunch of 34 students, Students are being given good expose by way of motivating them to crash courses is renowned institution such as JIVAS,BEST BIOTECH,BIONYMPH at Bangalore and Biogenic at Hubli. Department is maintaining its own library, in which books are available.
Outstanding performance of the students in the year 2008-09 from B.Sc final semester students. Many students passed in distinction, first Class, etc. Final B.Sc semester students who have passed B.Sc in April 2010 have entered into the Post Graduate Course in the branches such as Biotechnology, Micro-biology, Applied Botany, Bio-Informatics, Applied Zoology, Food Technology, M.C.A and M.B.A.
In order to build the personality of the students special care is being taken by way of giving assignments, arranging seminars by the students and also by the outside scholars. Opportunities are being given to the students to interact with the scholars.
During the year 2008-09 the Department of Biotechnology has organized career guidance program for out going students Mr. Sathyacharana of Infotech, Chennai, addressed the students on 14-2- 2009. Students of Biotechnology Department participated in Science lecture in Kannada jointly organized by University level inter collegiate and got prizes.