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|
|Urmila Barros||Associate Professor||Immunology|
|Sanjeev C. Ghadi||Professor||Applied Enzymology, Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Savita S. Kerkar||Professor||Bacterial diversity and bioprospecting bioactive metabolites in hypersaline environment, Probionts in aquaculture, Biogeochemical processes in mangrove ecosystems and marine salterns, Bioremediat|
|Usha D. Muraleedharan||Professor||Biochemistry (Enzymology); Biological Oceanographic Processes|
|Meghanath Prabhu||Assistant Professor (Contract)||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.