ST.PETER'S COLLEGE KOLENCHERY
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Department of Biotechnology
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Milestones

  • The Department was established in 2001 offering Master of science degree in Biotechnology
  • Department joined in the aided stream from 2010

Programmes offered

  • Master of Science in Biotechnology

Research Projects Undertaken

  1. Major Projects


  2. Sl.No: Name of Project Name of Faculty Funding Agency Grants Received (Rs) Status
    Ongoing/
    completed
    1 ‘Prevalence and Distribution of Shiga like toxin genes (stxgenes) and the clonal relatedness among strains of E.coli isolated from Beef, organic vegetables and other bovine environments of Kerala, South India’ Dr. K. Sudha Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, Trivandrum 16,96,600
    (2014)
    on going

  3. Minor Projects


  4. Sl.No: Name of Project Name of Faculty Funding Agency Grants Received (Rs) Status
    (Ongoing/
    Completed)
    1 Purification and characterization of antimicrobial peptides from local cultivars of chilly (Capsicum frutescens)” Dr. Sona S Dev UGC 2,00,000/ On going
    2 Prevalence &Distribution of Salmonellaspp in egg samples from retail outlets of Kolenchery, Ernakulam Principal investigator: Dr. Sudha K,
    Student investigator: SiyaYounachan
    Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment Rs.15,000/- Completed
    3 Screening and characterization of a noval L-Asparaginaseproducing bacteria from marine sources Principal investigator: Dr. Sudha K
    Student investigator: Rani John
    Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment Rs.15,000/- Completed
    4 Assessment of genetic diversity in Coleus sp by RAPD. Principal investigator: Dr. Sona S Dev
    Student investigator: Alina Paul
    Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment Rs.15,000/- Completed
    5 Isolation & identification of heavy metals tolerant bacteria from industrial and agricultural areas in Kerala Principal investigator: Dr. Jini Joseph
    Student investigator: Silpa Sivan
    Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment Rs.15,000/- Completed
    6 ‘Detection of antiproliferative and apoptosis inducing properties of medicinal plant (as) against cancer cell lines’ Principal investigator: Dr. Jini Joseph,
    tudent investigator: Priya Prakash
    Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment Rs.15,000/- Completed

  5. Research Guides

    • Dr. K Sudha (SRM University, awaiting guideship from MG University)

  6. Details of research


  7. Sl.No Name of the Guide Topic of Research Names of Scholars Date of Joining the Centre
    1 Dr. K. Sudha ‘Prevalence and Distribution of Shiga like toxin genes (stxgenes) and the clonal relatedness among strains of E.coli isolated from Beef, organic vegetables and other bovine environments of Kerala, South India’ Ms. Reshma R. 07.01.2015

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops

  1. National


  2. SL.NO Name Funding Agency Date
    1 Translational Biotechnology for a Better tomorrow- National Biotechnology Seminar-2014 UGC 3- 4 Sept. 2014
    2 ‘Current Scenario in Molecular Biotechnology’ UGC 8-9 July, 2009

Publications

SL.NO Name of Faculty Publications
Total
International National Conference Proceedings
1 Dr. K. Sudha   2   1
2 Dr. Sona S. Dev.   1 1  
3 Dr. Jini Joseph   2 3  
4 Smt. Ligi Lambert D’Rozariol        
Total   5 4 1

Academic Excellence

Sl. No. Name Programme Rank Year
1 Priya Prakash M.Sc Biotechnology I 2013

Extension Activities

  1. Maitreya : Through Maitreya Program of the College, students of the Department along with faculty members supported financially one of the member of the Department.
  2. Exhibition : conducted an exhibition ‘An Insight to Biotechnology Laboratory’ on17th October, 2013.
  3. Water quality analysis : Water samples from wells of nearby houses and from Govt. water supply lines to various residential colonies in the neighbourhood are analysed for its pH, hardness, COD, BOD and E. coli count.

Association Activities

Dr. Toms C Joseph, Senior Scientist, Cift, Kochi has given a lecture on ‘Microbial biodiversity and bio prospecting’ on 14th Jan, 2013.

Facilities

  • Departmental Library has a collection of 286 books including references and subscribes for 6 journals; Library has a reading room and computers with INFLIBNET access
  • Laboratory facilities include separate molecular biology, plant tissue culture, microbiology and instrumentation laboratory with instruments like PCR, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, Gel doc, Deep freezer, ELISA reader, DNA analyser, Refrigerated centrifuges, Microscopic imaging system, Sonicator, Shaker incubators, Anaerobic jar, vacuum evaporator, and Electrophoresis units.

Image Gallery

National Seminar Student enrichment programs by the Department of Biotechnology An exhibition cum motivational program for school students