The Department is one of the pioneers in Marine Biotechnology research in the country and since the year 2008 has had the added distinction of being DST-FIST sponsored.
|M.Sc. Biotechnology||Time Table | Syllabus||-||20|
|M.Sc. Marine Biotechnology||Time Table | Syllabus||-||26|
|Name||Designation||Areas of Interest|
|Sanjeev C. Ghadi||Professor||Applied Enzymology, Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Savita S. Kerkar||Professor||Marine Microbiology, Biogeochemical processes in mangroves and salt pans. Hypersaline bacteria; Bioprospecting halophiles, psychrophliles and SRB for bioactive metabolites and their biotechnological applications: diversity, bioinoculants, bioremediation|
|Dviti D. Mapari||Assistant Professor||Microbial Physiology, Immunology, Industrial Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology|
|Usha D. Muraleedharan||Professor||Biochemistry (Enzymology); Biological Oceanographic Processes|
|Meghanath Prabhu||Assistant Professor||General biotechnology, Microbial and Fermentation Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Waste Management, Algal Biotechnology, Bio-fuels, Sustainable Development|
|Sanika Darshan Samant||Assistant Professor||Bioremediation of Environmental pollutants, Bioprospecting for bioactive and biotechnologically significant products from marine derived bacteria and halophilic archaea, metal interactions in halophilic archaea and eubacteria.|
|Dhermendra Kumar Tiwari||UGC - Assistant Professor||Biosensor development, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials for biological applications, Fluorescent protein engineering & Light microscopy|
Almost 90% of our postgraduate students qualify for the CSIR/UGC fellowship and some of them secure a very high ranking at the GATE examination. This is in addition to their achievements at the DBT and ICMR fellowship examinations. The placement profile of each outgoing batch has also been excellent, with the students successfully gaining positions in nationally as well as internationally renowned institutions.