SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY National Institute of Technology Calicut Calicut-673601, Kerala, INDIA. Profile and History.
National Institute of Technology Calicut
Calicut-673601, Kerala, INDIA
The school of Biotechnology at National Institute of Technology Calicut is venturing into cutting edge science and technology through its teaching and research activisities. As such, biotechnology has evolved as an interdisciplinary area of science and technology having linked with many engineering fields like chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and so on. Highly qualified, motivated and dedicated faculty members and research scholars including the B.Tech students are engaged in quality research work in different areas, like neuroscience, cancer biology, bioprocess technology, fuel cell technology, plant biotechnology and genetic engineering. The school of Biotechnology at National Institute of Technology Calicut came into being as an independent entity in 2009. The school started its Ph.D. programme in 2009 itself and faculty members jumped onto the research arenas of cutting edge science and technology
Dr. Md. Anaul Kabir Gene regulation in yeast, Protein folding in yeast and higher eukaryotes, Genomics and Proteomics of microbial organisms, Drug resistance in fungal pathogens.
Dr. A Santhiagu Microbial production of useful enzymes, polymers, antibiotics and genetic manipulation, Novel Drud delivery systems,
Biological evaluation of phytochemicals.
Dr. R. Aswati Nair Functional genomics of NBS-LRR resistance gene, Secondary metabolite pathway engineering, Fungal elicitor identification
Dr. Suchithra T.V. Microbiology: oxidative stress, antibiotic resistance, strain improvement of industrially important microbes and microbial fuel cells
Dr. K. RathinasamyCell biology, Cancer research, Apoptosis, microtubule cytoskeleton and the mitotic kinesins interacting with the microtubules
Faculty nameFunding agencyAmount Status
Dr. Md. Anaul Kabir DST 32.32 lakhs Ongoing
Dr. A. Santhiagu DST 17.93 lakhs Ongoing
Dr. Rajanikant G. K. DST 27.0 lakhs Ongoing
DBT 14.0 lakhs Ongoing
DBT 20.0 lakhs Ongoing
Dr. R. Aswati Nair DBT21.01 lakhs Ongoing
DST16.85 lakhs Ongoing
Dr. K. Rathinasamy DB T19.56 laksh Ongoing DST 38.05 lakhs Ongoing
JournalNational Conf.International Conf.
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School of Biotechnology conducted the following programmes on its own and also in association with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2010 and 2011.
1. Biotechnology Teaching Excellence Program 2010 (BTEP 2010)
2. International Conference on Genomics and Proteomics
3. International Symposium on Biocomputing (ISB 2010)
4. Indo-US Workshop on Biocomputing (ISB-2011)
Currently School of Biotechnology has 20 Ph.D. students pursuing their Ph.D. in the field of protein folding, gene regulation, overproduction of biologically products, drug design, neuroscience, caner biology, plant molecular biology etc.
Three JRFs are currently working on different DST, DBT projects.
One Post Doctoral Fellow is currently