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Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir

Associate Professor and Head,

Coordinator, DBT PGT and STAR College Schemes

PG & Research Department of Biotechnology & Microbiology

National College (Autonomous),

Tiruchirapalli – 620 001.

Tamil Nadu, India

+91 97864-25226

+91 70102-26431


The Department of Biotechnology & Microbiology

The history of biology traces the living world from ancient to modern times. Biological sciences such as Botany and Zoology became increasingly professional scientific disciplines from the beginning of the 18th century. With a better understanding of life forms and the fading of boundaries with technology that helped delve into the depth of molecular biology, today, these studies have become more focused and purposeful for application, benefiting mankind. Thus, Biotechnology and Microbiology are realized for their importance in the present times rooting from the basics of life forms such as plants, animals and microorganisms.

The Department of Biotechnology, National College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli, was established in 2011 with a firm objective to provide quality teaching and learning in the fields of modern science, focused on practical learning, leading to original research contributions of global standards. As proof of growth, the Department of Microbiology was initiated in the year 2013 to impart knowledge on the beneficial and malevolence impacts of microorganisms on society and later merged with the Department of Biotechnology. After a decade, today, the department offers UG and PG courses are offered in both disciplines, possesses the best possible infrastructure to nurture 250 students and hosting 14 faculty members.

The Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology in National College stands tall in reputation in terms of quality education, updated training and career guidance as it is recognized under DBT PG teaching & under the DBT star college scheme. The PG research and teaching departments have thus opened up lead research avenues for post-graduate and doctoral students in molecular oncology, genetic engineering, animal health, bioinformatics, data mining, plant and animal biotechnology, marine microbiology, freshwater microbiology, plant microbiology, and integrated research areas. The department has signed MoUs with the National Research Center for Banana (NRCB), Tiruchirappalli, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, Kothari Sugars and Chemicals Limited, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, Targenix private limited (Chennai), Fermentech GSV (Thanjavur), and Vivagen Lab Dx (Chennai), to impart and exchange academic and research outputs and training. The Biotechnology and Microbiology department thus provides state-of-the-art facilities for studies about plant tissue culture, animal cell/tissue culture, microbiological research, toxicology, cancer biology, aquaculture, metagenomics, and stem cells. Both the UG and PG students are given supervised access to the departmental labs 24x7 and are strongly encouraged to practice science. The National College Culture Collection Centre (N4C) was initiated in January 2022, which holds more than 220 microbial strains currently and are screened for various application potentials such as lipases and amylases, nano-particle synthesis, probiotic, and dye degradation activities.To add wings to its research vision, the department in the academic year 2020-2021 has attracted five additional faculty members with research and teaching expertise with International post-doctoral research experience in molecular oncology, neurotoxicology, animal health science, aquaculture, bioinformatics, agricultural/soil microbiology, aquatic biotechnology / biofuel and metabolic engineering.

A must read on Biotechnology in the Realm of History

BIOTECHNOLOGY or MICROBIOLOGY or What big deal between?

Biotechnology and Microbiology are closely inter-related to each other in terms of the fundamentals and applications. Biotechnology includes many or most of the concepts and different laboratory techniques of Microbiology and similarly, Microbiology completely depends on the biotechnological methods. There are both common and uncommon areas of study and employment for Biotechnology and Microbiology in general. For an instance, common areas for Biotechnology and Microbiology include that of Fermentation, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Diagnostics etc. while the two disciplines largely stay apart or differ in the aspects of Animal / Plant Biotechnology and its application areas such as Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART / IVF), Cell Culture based productions etc.

Why NCT is best when it comes to Biotechnology or Microbiology?

National College offers the best and practical exposure to the students both in Biotechnology and Microbiology in the common inter-twined facilities that are highly resourceful and vast. Be it, short term projects or internships or research collaborations, or advanced instrumentation, students of Biotechnology and Microbiology are given equal exposure and importance across disciplines in all the activities, building their confidence in curricular and extra-curricular activities. Team of faculty members with Post-Doctoral experience in India and Abroad having different research background / specializations in the fields of Biotechnology and Microbiology in the department at NCT, give the students winning edge in understanding the subjects and practical learning; leading to remarkable exposure favouring higher studies and placements

Why MSc Biotechnology is a better choice at PG level?

By its nature, Biotechnology that encompasses the domain of Microbiology as well, Biotechnology offers wide area for learning, including the knowledge and application areas of Microorganisms, Plants and Animal as well.

Biotechnology includes many or most of the concepts and different laboratory techniques of Microbiology and similarly, Microbiology completely depends on the biotechnological methods. There are both common and uncommon areas of study and employment for Biotechnology and Microbiology in general.

For an instance, common areas for Biotechnology and Microbiology include that of Fermentation, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Diagnostics etc. while the two disciplines largely stay apart or differ in the aspects of Animal / Plant Biotechnology and its application areas such as Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART / IVF), Animal Cell Culture / Plant Tissue Culture based productions etc.

BIOTECHNOLOGY or MICROBIOLOGY or What big deal between?

Biotechnology as a Degree Programme @ National College

Success of any educational / Degree programme lies on the plight of placement of students in various avenues of the field of interest. Biotechnology is nowhere less when it comes to placement of its students. In-fact, there is a huge demand of ‘trained’ biotechnologists in Research and Industrial sector. To meet the needs for quality biotechnologists and skilled personnel, National College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli, launched M.Sc., Biotechnology programme from the academic year 2011 – 2012.

Biotechnology study best at PG level…

This is something our Indian students ought to know. Pursuing biotechnology is best at the postgraduate level and that too by those who have fundamental knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biochemistry. This is because, the essential part of Biotechnology, all the employment and research opportunities are wound around the fundamental concepts and their application.

Recognition by UGC, New Delhi…

UGC, New Delhi, has recognized the facilities and expertise available at Biotechnology, National College, Trichy, to launch a Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Bioprocess Technology (PGDBPT). This is a Post MSc / MTech programme being offered principally to turn a naïve biotechnologist into a well-trained industry-ready professionals.

Recognition and Support from DBT-India

Govt. of India recognizes the importance of Biotechnology for the mankind and therefore established an apex body called the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), with its office functioning at the CGO Complex, New Delhi, that forms a part of the Ministry of Science and Technology. DBT, New Delhi, is responsible and the authority to release grants, approve, frame guidelines for Biotechnology related research, productions and services including the academics.

DBT-India has recognized the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology at National College, under DBT-PG Teaching Scheme and DBT STAR College Scheme.

DBT’s Support for MSc Biotechnology aspirants

DBT, Govt. of India, has recognized the Department of Biotechnology, National College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli, to offer MSc Biotechnology offering scholarships and other financial supports for the students admitted through an All India Entrance Exam named as GAT-B. GAT-B qualified students are eligible to receive a scholarship of Rs. 5000/- per month as per the guidelines laid down by DBT-India. For eligibility conditions and other scheme related details,

visit DBTs website


Students need to undergo a proper training in advanced instrumentation techniques and operation of special equipment such as a Fermentor or Bioreactor which the students would get at National College which is all set to establish the Fermentation Facility and other major such facilities such as Animal Cell Culture and Plant Tissue Culture to the research level.

An opportunity in Medical Biotechnology Service Industry…

For collaborations in research and academia in the area of Stem Cell Culture and Therapy, Department of Biotechnology at National College, Trichy has a tie-up with Trichy Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TIRM) at Trichy Medical Centre and Hospital, Trichy.

Placement areas to choose from…

Animal cell culture technology is another area where a student learns the basics of exciting field called Stem Cell Culture and ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology). Ideal laboratory training would eventually facilitate and lead to take up a career in any of these new fields either at research or service level.

Placement awareness…

Be it industrial placement or research, there goes few strategic development and mentoring of the students all along the two years of the degree programme and it is the major role of the faculty who would make the students realize the two – years of study is not only for earning a Master’s degree but also to get ready and trained for the job or research thereafter.


Faculty with Post-Doctoral experience in India and Abroad having different research background / specializations in the fields of Biotechnology and Microbiology in the department at NCT, give the students winning edge in understanding the subjects and practical learning; leading to remarkable exposure favouring higher studies and placements.

Exquisite training in high-end Instrumentation for industrial placement

Students of MSc Biotechnology programme are most privileged to be trained in all the high-end instruments like the Flow Cytometer, Scanning Electron Microscope, X-Ray Diffraction, GC-MS, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, HPLC, FT-IR, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer etc. Direct training in such instrumentation not only makes them aware of the job opportunities, but also increases their level of confidence to win in industrial job market.

Career Guidance and Placement…

Not every job suits every candidate under the MSc Biotechnology programme. The choices are as wide as the interests of the candidates. Right counselling and guidance of the candidates help them choose jobs from a variety of opportunities in various industries and sectors. However, through MoU’s, professional collaborations and contacts, students are directed and assisted for placement in Clinical Embryology, Bioinformatics, Biopharma, Diagnostics and many more.


To offer quality Higher Education to the younger generations, especially from rural India, who are economically and socially backward, to liberate themselves from prejudice, oppression and ignorance and to gain knowledge for their bright future.


To attract the best faculty in the fields of modern biology satisfying the needs of the curriculum, academic and industrial research pertaining to Biotechnology and Microbiology

To create world-class infrastructure in modern biology and open it for the students across disciplines and institutes to learn it through problem solving approach

To attract and expand facilities in the department through funded projects and to nurture students / scholars in the inter-disciplinary research possible

To collaborate with other academic institutes and industries and; enrich knowledge base for the faculty, students and scholars

To empower students with technical and managerial skills in order to emerge as an entrepreneur and expand the horizon for other such aspirants

To provide a learning platform for the students and scholars through short/long-term projects and collaborations across disciplines

To think for the society and address the local problems in terms of providing solutions and awareness, taking modern biology to the layman’s understanding and outcome.

Programmes offered

Programmes Offered
B.Sc. Biotechnology
B.Sc. Microbiology
B.Sc. Bioinformatics*
M.Sc. Biotechnology (Under DBT-PG Teaching Program)
M.Sc. Microbiology
Ph.D. Biotechnology (Full-Time/Part-Time)
Value Added (Diploma) Programs
1 Year Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (1 Yr. DMLT)
2 Year Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (2 Yr. DMLT)
1 Year PG Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (1 Yr. PGDMLT)


B.Sc. Biotechnology / Microbiology:

A Pass in Higher Secondary Examination conducted by State or Central Board of Secondary Education or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (or) Biology / Botany / Zoology as the subjects of study and with a minimum of 50% overall aggregate of marks.

B.Sc. Bioinformatics:

A candidate who has passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10,+2 pattern) conducted by the Board of Secondary Education of Tamil Nadu or CBSE or an examination equivalent thereof and who have studied I. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Computer Science (or) II. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology

M.Sc. Biotechnology (Under DBT PG Teaching Scheme) & M.Sc. Microbiology

Pass in Bachelor Degree in any branch of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Agricultural Sciences or equivalent from any recognized University of National and International repute. Students with Bachelor Degree in B.Tech. Biotechnology, Agriculture or MBBS or equivalent are also eligible. The students must have secured at least 55% marks in the qualifying examination from a recognized University or Institution. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also eligible; subject to their passing the examination before admissions.

Ph.D. Biotechnology

(as per the recommended guidelines of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu)

Value Added (Diploma) Programs

1 Year Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (1 Yr. DMLT)
A Pass in +2 / CBSE

2 Year Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (2 Yr. DMLT)
Students pursuing 2nd & 3rd year UG (Any Branch)

1 Year PG Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (1 Yr. PGDMLT)
Pass in UG (Any Branch)


Dr. MOHAMED JAABIR M S M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET.,

Associate Professor & Head

Coordinator, DBT PGT and STAR College Schemes

Number of Research publications :  32   Books: 1, On-Going Projects/Scheme: 03

Area of Specialization :  Cancer Biology, Steam Cell Biology, Nutritional biochemistry

Scopus author ID:  35774748100

Contact : 9786425226

E-Mail    : mohamedjaabir@nct.ac.in

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Dr. M.A. Akbarsha M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.,

Biomedical Scientist & Research Coordinator,

Programme Advisor - DBT-supported MSc Biotechnology,

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction (JER) of SRBCE

Contact : 9790995854

E-Mail    : rc@nct.ac.in


Assistant Professor

Contact : 9884726278

E-Mail    : miriamvalentine@gmail.com

Ms. VARUNA KM.Tech.,

Assistant Professor

Contact : 9003671011

E-Mail    : varunak@nct.ac.in


Assistant Professor

Contact : 9003809715

E-Mail    : crosswins@nct.ac.in

Dr. ARUN K M.Sc.,Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact : 9500262658

E-Mail    : arunk@nct.ac.in

Dr. RAJARAJAN T M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact : 9486574499

E-Mail    : biorajarajan@gmail.com

Dr. Vijaya Prabhu. S M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact : 9597885145

E-Mail    : vijaybt@nct.ac.in

Dr. Anburaj. R.M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Contact : :9894262665

E-Mail    :  anbu_nanthu@rediffmail.com / anburajbm@nct.ac.in

No. of Publication: 09 Patents / 17 Research Articles / 04 Book Chapters

Area of Specialization: Marine Microbiology / Environmental Biotechnology

Scopus ID: 36605198000

Dr. M. Veerapagu M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Contact : 9865556219

E-Mail    : veerapagubm@nct.ac.in

No. of Publication:  24 Research Articles / 10 Book Chapters

Area of Specialization: PGPR, Probiotics, Pharmacognosy


  • S. Vanmathi Vidhyashini M.Sc., M.Phil.

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 7904463646

    E-Mail    : vanmathibm@nct.ac.in

    Dr. N. Karthik M.Sc., Ph.D,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9655889773

    E-Mail    : karthiknb.m@nct.ac.in

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    Dr. Shan Ahamed Tharifkhan M.Sc., Ph.D,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8608161256 (V), 9655261646 (W)

    E-Mail    : shanbm@nct.ac.in

    No. of Publication:  11 Research Articles

    Area of Specialization: Microbial Biotechnology

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    J. Tharani M.Sc., Ph.D,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9894749971

    E-Mail    : tharanibm@nct.ac.in

    No. of Publication:  9-WOS/SCI & 13 Peer Reviewed Research article

    Area of Specialization: Microbial Biotechnology

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    Dr. P K. Anil Kumar M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 

    E-Mail    : 

    Dr. Raghuraman R M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 877860839

    E-Mail    : raghurambm@nct.ac.in

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    Dr. Peerzada Gh Jeelani M.Sc., Ph.D,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 7358416361

    E-Mail    : jeelanibm@nct.ac.in

    No. of Publication:  8 Book Chapters: 5 Patent Published : 1

    Area of Specialization: Nanotechnology for Sustainability, Nanotechnology for high-performance Drugs, insecticides and fertilisers

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    Dr. Manivel GM.Sc (Bioinfo)., Ph.D-(Bioinfo).,

    Associate Professor

    Contact : 9600334524

    E-Mail    : gmaniinfo07@gmail.com manivelbm@nct.ac.in

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    Dr. Jaganath B Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9944614249

    E-Mail    : jaganathbmb@nct.ac.in

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    Associate Professor

    Contact : 9443835782

    E-Mail    : moim25@gmail.com

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    Dr. RamKumar T.R M.Sc. (Botany), Ph.D. (Biotechnology), ARO-PDF (Israel), N-PDF (India), ENVIS Scholar (USA)

    Visitng Faculty

    Contact : 9500393108

    E-Mail    : molbioraam@gmail.com

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    Dr.Parthiban Subramanian M.Sc.,Ph.D

    Visiting Faculty

    Contact : 9566239210

    E-Mail    : parthibanbt@nct.ac.in

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    Shamsheerali L M.Sc., M.Phil.,

    IVF Lab Manager/Clinical embryologist


    Contact : 9188619318

    E-Mail    : shamsheerivf@gmail.com


    The Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology at National College offers exciting Internship & Project to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in life sciences and related fields.

    Fee Structure 2022-2023

    B.Sc. Biotechnology (40 Seats) (Rs. 28,000/- per semester)

    B.Sc. Microbiology (40 Seats) (Rs. 25,000/- per semester)

    B.Sc. Bioinfromatics* (Subject to Approval)

    M.Sc. Biotechnology (Open – 15 seats; GAT-B - 10 seats)

    M.Sc. Microbiology (25 Seats)

    Contact, program co-ordinator for fee structure under DBT-PG Teaching Scheme.

    PG Diploma in Analytical Techniques: One Year Programme

    (offered in collaboration with NCIF, NCT)

    Hostel Fee

    Rs. 28,000/- per annum for accommodation

    Mess Fee

    Rs. 3000/- (Approx.) per month.

    Students Achievements

    Academic pursuits offer a wide range of opportunities for students to showcase their knowledge and skills beyond the classroom. From publishing research papers to presenting technical reports and posters at conferences and seminars, students have numerous avenues to showcase their research work. Additionally, taking online courses such as NPTEL or MOOC can help students learn and improve their skills in various fields, including science and technology. Furthermore, participating in academic or research-related competitions allows students to showcase their creativity and knowledge in a competitive environment. Overall, these opportunities enable students to gain valuable experience, feedback, and exposure to the wider academic community.

  • Improved Record-Keeping
  • Practical Skill Development
  • Enhance Understanding
  • Improve Scientific Communication Skills
  • Contribution to Scientific Community
  • Promote critical thinking
  • Increase visibility
  • Helps prove scientific contribution & prior knowledge acquired
  • For, Further Details

    International Students

    International Students can apply for B.Sc Biotechnology / B.Sc Microbiology / B.Sc Bioinformatics or M.Sc Biotechnology/ Microbiology through online applications.

    Additionally, International applicants are adviced to contact Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir through email (mohamedjaabir@nct.ac.in) or whats app (+91 9786425226)


    The Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology has signed MoU’s with many academic and industrial organizations of National and International repute. The list is not limited to:

    S.No. MoU Signed with institute/industries Date of MoU Signing Activities undertaken
    1 ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirappalli 26.04.2021 BSc / MSc Biotechnology/Microbiology Industrial visit and Training Program for Tissue Culture and Banana cultivation and Post Harvesting Technology
    2 Department of Animal Health And Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 26.04.2021 Ms. Yashika, Ms. Akshaya II MSc Biotechnology (2022) Worked for their PG Project in collaboration with the Dept
    3 Kothari sugars and Chemicals Limited, Tiruchirappalli 29.04.2021 Mr. Imran Ahmed and Ms. Prachi, II MSc Biotechnology(2021-22) carried out their collaborative project (of Kothari Sugars) at IIT, Chennai. UG/PG students were taken for Industrial Visits
    4 Targenix Private Limited, Chennai 09.07.2021 Internship Training was organized at Targenix.Mr. Karthik, Mr. Balaji, Mr. Abraham, III BSc Microbiology Internship.
    5 Vivagendx Labs, Velachery, Chennai 05.10.2021 Internship training and Invited Talk were organized
    6 Experteze 27.12.2021 Three of our MSc Biotechnology students Mr. Basha, Ms. Vidhya and Ms. Nithya were sanctioned (online) with projects and awaiting funding
    7 Fermentech GSV Private Limited, Thanjavur 28.12.2021 Industrial visit to the Industry was organized.Mr. Tamil and Mr. Ashok Sankar, II MSc Biotechnology were engaged for Internship training and executing PG Project.
    8 Aarupadai Veedu Medical College, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation- Deemed to be University, Puducherry. 10.11.2022 Dr. G. Rohini, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, & Microbiology, National College (Autonomous), Trichy, collaborates for research with the Institute
    9 Dhanajeevam Lifesciences, Coimbatore 18.11.2022 Internship Training for students in Plant Tissue Culture Techniques
    10 Global Nature Foundation, Thuraiyur 01.12.2022 Field Visits and Eco Tour to Naveen’s Garden.
    11 Trichy SRM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre 03.02.2023 Research Collaboration
    12 Prabhu Diabetes Multi-Speciality Centre 06.04.2023 Research Collaboration

    For Report on the MoU, please click here


    Apart from the campus drive with profession relevant to Biotechnology and Microbiology, our students find employment through references from their mentors in the department and alumni, who are in alignment with the relevant industries.

    Biotechnology or Microbiology, both are highly interdisciplinary and requires ability to work with people from wider background such as biology, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, engineering, food science, agriculture, animal science etc. Some of the fields where students get absorbed are as follow:

    Medicine & health care:

  • Clinical Embryology as Junior / Senior Embryologists
  • Clinical Research as CRO
  • Biopharma Production and Analysis
  • Molecular Diagnostics

  • Research & Development:

  • Students get placed in both the Government and the Private organizations who employ biotechnologists / microbiologists playing crucial role in research and development, for increasing productivity, improving energy production and conservation, minimizing pollution and industrial waste etc.

  • Agriculture & animal husbandry

  • There are tremendous opportunities in the field of Agriculture finding application in the areas of improvement in the quality of seeds, insecticides and fertilizers. Students also find placements in the organizations that employ latest technologies like micro-propagation and tissue preparation of biofertilizers and bioinsecticides.
  • Graduates with a flair to rear animals, find opportunities in establishing farms for its commercial value. Students are given professional training during their tenure, so that it will enable them to practice cuniculture, vermiculture and / or apiculture.

  • Environment

  • Students are also observed in organizations that serve other industries to manage with their pollution management and in the process of obtaining environmental clearance. In this area, the job of a biotechnologist or a microbiologists ranges from studying industrial pollution levels, better conservation of ecosystem, treatment of industrial waste to recycling of those

  • Higher Education / To Pursue Ph.D.

  • Those who aspire to take up research as career find their goals through intensive preparations and practice. Students who engaged themselves in serious research projects and who manage to publish their findings or who write-up chapters on the trending areas in advanced biology find their place in suitable research projects in many funded research projects in govt. and non-governmental organizations to pursue PhD.Beside all this, skilled graduates from our department find great scope in research laboratories as research associates or fellow based on their individual interests, experience and calibre.


  • Students of both UG / PG are invited from other departments and institutions to learn the techniques / Instrumentation on short term training and internship programs. Certificates will also be issued pertaining to the training undergone. Students are also free to propose new projects or collaborate in the research programs / projects being undertaken in the department with the prior approval from the faculty concerned. For this, students may use the google form given below to apply for the training / internships.
  • To apply, click here.


    The Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology houses some of the exclusive facilities in the areas of Animal Cell Culture, Microbiology and Bioprocess Technology. With this, consultancy works for students / scholars / researchers from other organizations are being undertaken on request. Some of the analysis that are undertaken are not limited to the following:

  • In vitro toxicity studies in Cell lines - MTT (cytotoxicity / cell viability assay)
  • Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS Assay) by flow cytometry
  • Cell Cycle assay by flow cytometry
  • Apoptosis Assay by flow cytometry
  • Fluorescent studies for investigations pertaining to anti-cancer activities.
  • Lyophilization
  • Anti-microbial assays
  • Molecular Docking
  • Contact via email or the google form given below:

  • biotech@nct.ac.in
  • Facilities

    The Department has excellent facilities for teaching and research in Modern Biology and Biotechnology, namely, Animal Cell Culture, Plant Tissue Culture, Fermentation technology, Microbiology, Immunology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering.

    The department houses every facility for the teaching and learning of Biotechnology from PG level up to research level with an exclusive National College Instrumentation Facility (NCIF) which is equipped with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrophotometer (GC-MS), FT-Infra Red Spectrophotometer and Fluorescent Spectrophotometer.

    Besides, the faculty engage actively in research and are in process of equipping the Laboratory further through research grants. Over the past few years, Crores of rupees have been obtained as grant from DBT, MoES, DST, SERB, UGC and TNSCST. The laboratory is virtually open on all days through 24 hours to enable immersive and intensive laboratory training / research. That’s why, the facility is an exclusive place for Biotechnology / Microbiology

    The Fermentation Facility of the Department has wider range of Bioreactors such as Stirred-Tank / Photo-Bioreactor / Air-lift / Fluidized Bed Reactors.

    Major Facilities On Our Campus

    • Class 1000 Cleanroom Facility for Animal / Mammalian Cell Culture
    • Microbial Collection & Culture facility
    • Molecular Biology Facility
    • Animal House facility
    • Aquatic Biotechnology facility
    • Mycology facility
    • Bioprocess & Downstream Facility
    • Bio-informatics facility
    • DNA Barcoding facility
    • Nano-biotechnology facility
    • National College Instrumentation Facility(NCIF)
    • Plant Tissue and Algal Culture facility
    • Environmental Biotechnology Facility
    • Geobiotechnology Facility

    Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) at NCIF

    High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) at NCIF

    Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) at NCIF

    List of Major Equipment available for Biotechnology Programme

    • Scanning Electron Microscope (Tescan - NCIF)
    • FT- Infra Red Spectrophotometer (Perkin-Elmer – NCIF)
    • CO2 Incubators (Eppendorf)
    • Flow cytometer (BD Biosciences)
    • Gas Chromatograpy – Mass Spectrophotometer (Bruker)
    • Gel Documentation System (BioRad)
    • Laminar Air flow hoods (#6)
    • Luminometer
    • BOD Analyzer (Digital)
    • Water quality analysis system
    • Variable volume micropipettes – Single Channel & Multi-channel system
    • UV illumination chamber for chromatogram
    • Gel Electrophoresis Apparatus (Protein / DNA)
    • UPS (20 KVA) with Battery Back-up
    • UV Transilluminator
    • Gradient PCR
    • HPTLC Documentation System
    • Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer
    • Fluorescent Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu - NCIF)
    • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Thermo - NCIF)
    • Deep Freezer (-80C)
    • ELISA Reader
    • Bioreactors (Stirred-Tank/ Air-lift/ Photo-bioteactor/ Fluidized-Bed Reactors)
    • HPLC system (Shimadzu)
    • Biosafety Class III Cabinet
    • Lyophilizer
    • COD Analyzer (Digital)
    • Western Blotting system
    • Microscopes: Straight and Inverted with Camera & Imaging system
    • PCR Thermal Cycler (Eppendorf)
    • Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuges
    • UV-Visible Double beam Spectrophotometers
    • Water filtration system (Millipore)
    • Anaerobic Work Station
    • Particle Size Analyzer
    • Single Crystal X-Ray Crystallography

    Research Projects

    Department of Biotechnology (DBT-India)

    Program Co-ordinator Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir

    Program: DBT PG Teaching Scheme

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 130,00,000/-

    Duration : 5 Years

    Purpose: To Strengthen Curriculum and Laboratory Facility in UG

    Department of Biotechnology (DBT-India)

    Program Co-ordinator Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir

    Program: DBT STAR College Scheme

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 104,00,000/-

    Duration : 5 Years

    Purpose: To Strengthen Curriculum and Laboratory Facility in UG

    Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi

    Principal Investigator: Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir


    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 34,00,000/-

    Duration : 3 Years

    Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India, New Delhi.

    Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Senthil Kumar (Co-PI)

    Project Title:Geobiotechnological study of late Pleistocene and Holocene sea-level changes along the coast of Tamil Nadu using geomorphological and microbiological indicators.

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 45,00,000/-

    Duration : 2 Years

    University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi , India.

    Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Senthil Kumar

    Project Title: Strategic Approach to Re-use Biologically degraded and Photo-catalytically treated Textile Waste Water for Crop Irrigation to encourage Water Use Efficiency in the Textile Valley of Tamil Nadu

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 13,85,000/-

    University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi , India.

    Principal Investigator: Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir

    Project Title: A Molecular investigation on the onset of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the maternal micronutrient deficient offspring

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 15,86,000/-

    SERB, New Delhi, funded Major Project under Young Scientist Scheme

    Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Senthil Kumar

    Project Title: Advanced Oxidation process and microbial treatment for toxicity-free Effluent disposal.

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 25,00,000/-

    Status: On-going.

    TNSCST, Chennai, funded Project

    Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Senthil Kumar

    Project Title: Biorestoration of Textile Effluent-polluted Soil for Tirupur Region through Vermistabilization and subsequent evaluation of Crop Plants.

    Fellow ship: 1 (One)

    Name of the Research Scholar: M. Muruganandham

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 2,69,000/-

    Status: On-going.

    UGC’s Funded PG Diploma Programme under the ‘Innovative Scheme

    Programme Offered: Post Graduate Diploma in Bioprocess Technology

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 60,00,000/-

    Programme Co-ordinator: Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir

    Faculty Position under the Scheme: Three (3)

    Maximum number of students alloted: 15

    UGC’s Minor Research Project

    Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Senthil Kumar

    Project Title: Strategic approach for the Treatment of textile wastewater and its re-use in agriculture to reduce the demand-supply gap on water in the textile valley of Tamil Nadu.

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 2,60,000/-

    Status: On-going

    UGC’s Minor Research Project

    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. S. Mohamed Jaabir

    Project Title: Study on the anti-cancer activity of coelomic fluid of earthworm in cancer cell line.

    Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 3,40,000/-

    Status: On-going.

    Student Reference

    Digital Format References

    Department of Biotechnology holds more than 300 volumes of books and audio-visuals in digital format. Any student of National College (Autonomous), Trichy may borrow the e-book in a CD form from the collection and carry it to their places for use.

    Titles are available in fundamentals of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology and other subjects

    Web Resources

    Recommended Books

    • Introduction to Biotechnology (2nd Edition) - Biotechnology for Beginners by Reinhard Renneberg and Arnold L. Demain
    • Principles of Biochemisty by Lehninger A.L, Nelson D.L and Cox M.M. (2003)., Worth publishers, New York.
    • An Introduction to Genetic Analysis by Griffiths A. J, Miller J. H, Suzuki D. T, Lewontin R. C and Gelbart W. M. (2000). W. H. Freeman and company.
    • Principles of Genetics by Snustad D. P, Simmons M.J and Jenkins J.B. (1997). John Wiley and sons.
    • Molecular Biology of Gene by Watson J.D, Hopokins, N.H.Roberts J.W, Steitz J.A and Weiner A.M. (2004)., Benjamin / Cummings Publishing company.
    • Microbiology – An Introduction by Tortora, Funke and Case. (1995). Benjamin-Cummings Publications.
    • Molecular Cloning by Sambrook J and Russell D. W. (2001). Cold Spring Harbour Lab. Press.
    • Immunology by Kuby J, Cameron J, Todd C and Mitchell J. (2000). W.H. Freeman and Co.
    • Biotechnology: Proteins to PCR: A Course in Strategies and Lab Techniques by David W. Burden and Donald B. Whitney1
    • Molecular Biotechnology- Principles and applications of recombinant DNA technology by Bernard R. Glick and Jack J. Pasternak. (2001). ASM Press, Washington DC

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