The strength of the department is its very rich treasure of faculty who have been drawn from reputed National and International Academic and research organizations. Faculty with good industrial experience and exposure are also a part of our team at the department of Biotechnology. Faculty with post doctoral research experience and faculty with more than 15 years of experience are feathers in the cap of our department.
The faculty of the department are extensively involved in quality Research and Development. The Department over the last three years has acquired projects worth more than 3 crores in the areas of Biofuels, Biomedical research, Genomics and Proteomics, bioinformatics and food biotechnology in vivid fields of biotechnology, funded by prestigious research organizations like DBT, DST, UGC and ICMR. The department also has a couple of women scientists working under DST funded projects. The Department has filed patents with IPO in collaboration with industry and a few from sponsored projects.
The Department has 7 well furnished and fully equipped state of the art laboratories along with 4 research centres. The department also has its own computer center with latest molecular modelling and drug design software purchased from Schrodinger LLC, USA.
As a part of student centric learning various measures and initiatives are taken to improve the skills of students.These include exposure to guest lectures, industrial training and tours, communication and soft skills, Mini Projects, paper presentations in national level paper contests, class room seminars, placement opportunities, academic and career counseling, certificate courses, live projects in industry, exposure to journals and so on.
Another area of concentration for the faculty is Research consultancy. The department has signed MoU’s with Sneha Biotech, Vijayawada and NRI academy of medical sciences, Guntur for faculty and student training and collaborative research. The department of Biotechnology is collaborating with Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and University of Oxford, UK for initiating collaborative research in Biomedical Sciences.