Biotech Department History

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.

 

Biotech Department Activities

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

On 18-2-09 carrier guidance program was organized by the Department for out going students. Sri. Nagaraj of ICFAI, National M.B.A college Davanagere addressed the students regarding ‘‘How Best They Can Make Their Career Choosing M.B.A as a Post-graduate course’’. 8 students of our previous batch of our Department were successfully got placement.

A special talk on ‘‘DNA Finger printing and Molecular Markers’’ was arranged for C.B.Z C.Z.BT combination students. Dr. Girish Babu of Biogenics, Hubli made L.C.D Presentation.

On 7-3-2009 guest lecture was organized for the students of Biotechnology Department. Topic was ‘‘Is Science Information or Knowledge”. Resource person Mr. Satish a noted young Scientist and Science activist of India, in charge of Break through Science Society, Karnataka.

During the academic year 2009-10 students of our Department participated in Science Exhibition organized by Karnataka Rajya Vignana Parishat and Department of Collegiate education Bangalore on 10th and 11th Feb 2010 at I.C.B.M college, Sringere. 5 models constructed by II B.Sc students Kumar. Suresh H.M.(C.Z.BT) and kumar. Hanumantappa G.K.(C.B.Z) got 3rd prize. Model was selected for state level exhibition.

On the 7th and 8th April 2010 our Department students kumar. Suresh H.M.(C.Z.BT)and kumar. Hanumantappa G.K (C.B.Z) who have selected in the University level for the Science model exhibition, participated in the state level exhibition competition held at B.V. Bhoomareddy Degree college , Bidar under the guidance of Prof. A.S. Hittalamani , H.O.D. of Bio-Science. The total number of 48 models were presented by the different colleges of our state. Among the 48 models presented, the model constructed by our Department students got 3rd prize with cash amount of Rs.6000. in this respect, the faculty members of Bio-Science Department convey special regards to our Vice president, management members, principal for their moral support and encouragement.

On 26-2-2010 kumar. Halesh J.H (C.B.Z) and kumar. Suresh H.M.(C.Z.BT) have participated in Science exhibition organized by Karnataka Rajya Vignana Parishat at R.T.E.S college, Ranebennur of Karnataka university got 1st prize, worth of Rs. 1000.Miss.Shruthi Varagiri Secured 1st prize, worth of Rs. 1000 for essay Writing On Bio-diversity.

Prof. A.S.Hittalamani, Dr. H.N. Ramesh Babu, Deputy Registrar, Distance education, Kuvempu University and Dr. Girish Babu , under the president ship of our principal Prof. H.A.Bhixavarthimath. On 31-3-2010 U.G.C sponsored minor research project inauguration was held at Department of Biotechnology by the U.G.C under XI plan. The title of the minor research project is ‘‘ Investigation of Fluoride Content In the Ground Water of some selected Villages of Harihar Taluk, Davanagere district’’. The Dias was shared by principal Investigator. To provide the practical knowledge, Biological excursion are being undertaken regularly, during which visits to Industries & Biotechnology Institute.

Students of Bio-science Departments have brought Laurels to the college by their remarkable achievements.

During 2008-09

1. Miss.Rashmi S.(B.BT.CS)- II Rank.

During 2009-10

 

  1. Miss. Zaiba Kousar (B.BT.CS)- I Rank.
  2. Miss.Naseema Banu . (B.BT.CS)- II Rank.
  3. Miss.Rajeshwari H.K. (B.BT.CS)- III Rank.

 

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