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NAAC 'A++' Grade with CGPA 3.61 (Cycle - 3)
State University - NIRF Rank 63 - ARIIA Rank 10
Salem-636011, Tamilnadu, India.


The Department of Biotechnology established in 2008, has been offering high quality PG and research programmes so as to produce world class biotechnologists who can address the challenges and needs of the country and the world at large. It aims to become a leading centre of education, research and entrepreneurship in biotechnology, guided by sound scientific and ethical principles.


To become a leading teaching, research and extension centre in frontier areas of biotechnology, based on sound ethical and scientific values.




M.Sc. (Biotechnology)

Candidate who has passed the Under Graduation in any of the life Science subjects (Agricultural Science/ Animal Sciences/ Aquaculture/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Entomology/ Environmental Science/ Eco Biotechnology/ Fishery Biology/ Food Science/ Gene Biotechnology. Genetic Engineering/ Immunology/ Immuno-Technology/ Industrial Biotechnology/ Home Science/ Marine Biology/ Marine Biotechnology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Medical Science/ Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ Plant Science/ Nano Biotechnology/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Science/ Bio Physics/ Bio Medical Science/ Zoology and or equivalent in undergraduate courses as above of any UGC recognized University.

M.Phil (Biotechnology) University Regulations
Ph.D (Biotechnology) [as per University Norms]
Value Added CourseBroucher1    Broucher2


2019 - 2020 ONWARDS
1 M.Sc. (Biotechnology) SYLLABUS


2018 - 2019 ONWARDS
1 M.Sc. (Biotechnology) SYLLABUS
2 M.Phil (Biotechnology) SYLLABUS


2017 - 2018 ONWARDS
1 M.Sc. (Biotechnology) SYLLABUS
2 M.Phil (Biotechnology) SYLLABUS


2014 - 2015 ONWARDS
1 M.Sc. (Biotechnology) SYLLABUS
2 M.Phil (Biotechnology) SYLLABUS


Conference / Workshop

SI.No Date Name of the Conference/Workshop Number of Participants
1 13-02-2020
Biotechnological Intervention for Sustainable Crop Improvement BISCI 2020 250
2 15-02-2019 Novel Technologies for cancer theraphy & Dengue Prevention 121
3 06-12-2017 New Horizones in plant Biotechnology NHPB2017 215


Remedial Classes

Remedial classes helps students to gain a better understanding of a particular subject. By reviewing and focusing on the basics, students become better prepared to cope up with advanced classes. Remedial courses can also teach students to better study and learning habits, to help them succeed where they might have otherwise found difficulty. Remedial courses over being conduct for weekly twice by the professors for the weaker student to improve them in specific subject.

Coaching classes for NET/SLET/GATE

Our aim is to create persuasive environment for all biotechnology and life sciences candidates to become the acme in the field. Our motto is to show consistent results in Life science and biotechnology and to place our students in all leading Biotech institutes and universities of India. Here we help students to clear theoretical concepts and use them to solve the numerical problems. Coaching classes for National level eligibility exams are conducted weekly twice for the M.Sc students. The Study material and question paper in all respects are being provided to strengthen the knowledge of students.

Soft Skills programme

Soft skill programme is conducted every year for M. Sc and M. Phil students for getting confidence and knowledge before undergoing placement. Soft skill programme are designed for good communication skills, knowledge thinking skill, teambuilding and leadership skill, emotional intelligence skill and more.

Grievances Redressal Cell

The departmental level grievances are being attended by the concerned class mentors along with the Head of the Department. Grievances Redressal Cell is formed in order to keep the healthy working atmosphere among staff and students. This cell helps Students to record their complaints and solve their problems related to academics, resources and personal grievances.

Periyar University Biotechnologists Association – (PUBA)

Periyar university biotech association was started to support and facilitate the scholars and M.Sc students to develop good communications and disseminating information within in-housescientific community. Here, fortnight once meeting is conducted to discuss about the current research topics from the reputed journals. Scholars/ students will have an opportunity to present and discuss the research papers and gain confidence in facing the audiencein a better way.


1 Imported Thermal Cyclers (PCR)
2 Imported Gel Documentation System
3 Vertical and Horizontal Laminar Air Flow chambers
4 UV Trans-illuminator
5 UV-Visible double beam Spectrophotometer
6 Electrophoresis units with power pack (for DNA & Protein analysis)
7 Ultra Deep Freezer – (-80°C)
8 Deep Freezer – (-30°C)
9 Deep Freezer – (-20°C)
10 Fluorescence microscope
11 Refrigerated cooling Centrifuge
12 Research Centrifuge
13 Incubator-cum-Shaker
14 Table top Shaker
15 Incubator
16 Double Distillation Unit
17 CO2Incubator
18 pH meter
19 High Precision Weighing Balance
20 Cyclo Mixer
21 Magnetic Stirrer with Hot plate
22 Micro Oven
23 Plant Tissue Culture Rack
24 Millipore water filter
25 Densiometer
26 Clinometer
27 Flow Meter
28 Compound Microscope
29 Thermometers
30 GPS
31 Microtome
32 Stereo Zoom Microscope
33 Fermenter
Genetic Lab
Herbal Biotechnology Lab
Molecular Entomology Lab
Neuroscience Lab
Lyophilizer & PCR
Plant Tissue Culture Facility1 Insect culture chamber1


Principal Investigator/
Co Investigator
Project Title Funding
Year Funds Provided Status
Dr. N. Elangovan Neuroprotective effect of 7,8 dihydroxyflavonenano complex against rotenone induced SK-N-SH cellular model of Parkinson disease: Insights into heat shock protein regulation ICMR 2014-2017 22,75,000 Completed
Dr. D. Natarajan Identification of novel plant based bioactive compounds for controlling multi-drug resistant bacterial (MDRB), isolated from infected patients of Salem and Namakkal districts TNSCST 2014-2016 4,15,000 Completed
Dr. D. Natarajan Molecular characterization and degradation ability of prevailing microbes associated with heavy metal polluted sites (Bauxite mines), kolli hill, Eastern Ghats, Tamilnadu. DST – SERB 2013-2016 16,10,000 Completed
Dr. D. Natarajan Development of New Plant based insecticide for larval and adult mosquito control ICMR 2013-2015 14,51,000 Completed
Dr. D. Natarajan Larvicidal, pupicidal and adulticidal potential of two Ocimum spp. against Aedesaegypti and Culexquinquefasciatus TNSCST (Student Project Scheme) 2013-2014 7,500 Completed
Dr. P. Venkatachalam Screening and identification of fluoride hyper accumulator plant species; A green phytoremediation approach TNSCST (Student Project Scheme) 2013-2014 7500 Completed
Dr. P. Venkatachalam “Elucidation of molecular mechanism for the lack of latex biosynthesis during the onset of tapping panel dryness (TPD) syndrome in high yielding clones of rubber tree (HeveabrasiliensisMuell. Arg.)” DBT 2013-2016 55,30,000 Completed
Dr. P. Perumal Studies on Screening of Non- Nucleoside methyl transferase inhibitor from marine seaweeds of Rameshwaram, Southeast Coast of India TNSCST (Student Project Scheme) 2013 10,000 Completed
Dr. P. Venkatachalam Monitoring and remediation of heavy metal contamination in Coimbatore wetlands by green approach UGC 2012-2015 7,85,000 Completed
Dr. P. Venkatachalam Enhanced production of secondary metabolites in callus, suspensions and hairy root cultures of Gloriosasuperba by elicitation, immobilization and permeabilization techniques CSIR 2012-2015 37,30,000 Completed
align="justify"Dr. P. IndraArulselvi Bioprospecting of hydrocarbon contaminated soil and using agro waste(s) for enchanced production of PolyhydroxyAlkanotes (PHA) DST – SERB 2012-2015 23,26,000 Completed
Dr. M. S. Shivakumari Molecular Mechanisms underlying insecticide resistance among mosquito vectors Ae. aegypti, Cx.quinquefasciatus and An. stephensi DST – SERB 2012-2015 21,00,000 Completed
Dr. P. Perumal Antimalarial activity of Marine Seaweeds from Bay of Bengal, Tamil Nadu DRDO – LSRB 2012-2014 15,15,000 Completed
Dr. N. Elangovan Antimalarial activity of Marine Seaweeds from Bay of Bengal, Tamil Nadu – Co-Principal Investigator DRDO 2011-2013 15,15,000 Completed
Dr. D. Natarajan Validation of herbal practices in Salem region sourced from NIF database NIF – DST 2011-2012 4,20,000 Completed
Dr. P. Perumal Studies on the molecular taxonomy and Phylogeny of marine zooplankton (Calanoida; Arthropoda) From the Tamil Nadu &Puducherry Coast UGC 2011-2014 8,79,000 Completed
Dr. P. Perumal Studies on copepod, Macrosetellagracilis as a possible vector for Macrobrachiumrosenbergii nodavirus (MrNV) and extra small virus (XSV) to freshwater prawn Macrobrachiumrosenbergiipost – larvae” TNSCST (Student Project Scheme) 2010-2011 6,000 Completed
Dr. P. Venkatachalam Development of an Efficient Protocol for In Vitro Clonal Propagation and DNA fingerprinting analysis of selected Endangered Medicinal Plants of Conservation concern from South India [37-297/2009 (SR)] UGC 2010-2013 13,49,000 Completed
Dr. N. Elangovan Waste-to-Biofuel: Exploration and exploitation of soil and cassava waste microbial diversity for enhanced bio-butanol producing novel bacterial isolate(s) – Principal Investigator UGC 2010-2013 13,29,000 Completed
Dr. D. Natarajan Screening of antimicrobial and insecticidal activity of selected medicinal plants from Eastern Ghats of Tamilnadu UGC Major Project 2010-2013 6,41,000 Completed
Dr. P. IndraArulselvi Waste-to-Biofuel: Exploration and exploitation of soil and cassava waste microbial diversity for enhanced bio-butanol producing novel bacterial isolate(s) UGC 2010-2013 11,39,000 Completed
Dr. M. S. Shivakumari Gene expression studies on mechanisms underlying the role of melatonin hormone as free radical scavenger and developmental enhancer in insects UGC – MRP 12,55,000 Completed
Dr. M. S. Shivakumari Development of new plant based insecticides for larval and adult mosquito control ICMR 14,51,000 Completed
Dr.R. Karthik Raja Isolation and characterization (genotypic and phenotypic) of commercially viable entomopathogenic nematodes for development as new generation biopesticides DST – SERB – Young Scientist 2014-2017 31,40,000 Completed
Dr. M. Raja Population Genomics habitat ecologyand molecular phylogeny of wild zebrafish (Daniorerio) in the streams/rivers of Western Ghats and Eastern Himalayas DST – SERB – Young Scientist 2013-2016 28,80,000 Completed

UGC - MRB Executive Summary

“Gene expression studies on mechanisms underlying the role of melatonin hormone as free radical scavenger and developmental enhancer in insects” -- Download



Professor and Head
Department of Biotechnology
Periyar University
Periyar Palkalai Nagar
Salem – 636011
Tamil Nadu
Ph: 0427-2345766 (Ext.No:225 & 226)
E-Mail : biotechnology@periyaruniversity.ac.in

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