Periyar University,Salem
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Periyar University

Salem-636011, Tamilnadu, India.
Reaccredited NAAC with 'A' Grade - State University - NIRF Rank 83


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.





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.

GrievancesRedressal 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.

Anti-ragging committee

Anti-Ragging Committee will be the Supervisory and Advisory Committee on matters of Planning Action for Building and Preserving a Culture of Ragging Free Environment in the University Campus. The Anti-Ragging Squad will work under the Supervision of Anti Ragging Committee and to engage in the works of checking places like Hostels, Buses, Canteens, Classrooms and other places of student congregation, for any incidences of Ragging, and shall educate the students at large in the University about Menace of Ragging and related Punishment Provisions. Anti-Ragging Committee will be involved in designing strategies and action plan for curbing the Menace of Ragging in the University by adopting array of activities.

PeriyarUniversity BiotechnologistsAssociation – 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/ studentswill 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


S.No Title of the Project Funding Agency Quantum of Funds Duration
Prof. Dr. P. Perumal
1 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) Rs. 6000 2010-2011
2 Studies on Screening of Non- Nucleoside methyl transferase inhibitor from marine seaweeds of Rameshwaram, Southeast Coast of India TNSCST(Student Project Scheme) Rs. 10,000 2013
3 Studies on the molecular taxonomy and Phylogeny of marine zooplankton (Calanoida; Arthropoda) From the Tamil Nadu &Puducherry Coast UGC Rs.8.79 Lakhs 2011-2014
4 Antimalarial activity of Marine Seaweeds from Bay of Bengal, Tamil Nadu DRDO – LSRB Rs.15.15 Lakhs 2012-2014
Dr. P. Venkatachalam
1 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 Rs. 13.49 Lakhs 2010-2013
2 Enhanced production of secondary metabolites in callus, suspensions and hairy root cultures of Gloriosasuperba by elicitation, immobilization and permeabilization techniques CSIR Rs. 37.3 Lakhs 2012-2015
3 Monitoring and remediation of heavy metal contamination in Coimbatore wetlands by green approach UGC Rs. 7.85 Lakhs 2012-2015
4 “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 Rs. 55.3 Lakhs 2013-2016
5 Screening and identification of fluoride hyper accumulator plant species; A green phytoremediation approach TNSCST (Student Project Scheme) Rs. 7500 2013-2014
Dr. N. Elangovan
1 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 Rs. 13.29 Lakhs 2010-2013
2 Antimalarial activity of Marine Seaweeds from Bay of Bengal, Tamil Nadu – Co-Principal Investigator DRDO Rs. 15.15 Lakhs 2011-2013
3 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 Rs. 22.75 Lakhs 2014-2017
Dr. D. Natarajan
1 Screening of antimicrobial and insecticidal activity of selected medicinal plants from Eastern Ghats of Tamilnadu UGC Major Project Rs. 6.41 Lakhs 2010-2013
2 Validation of herbal practices in Salem region sourced from NIF database NIF – DST Rs. 4.2 Lakhs 2011-2012
3 Development of New Plant based insecticide for larval and adult mosquito control ICMR Rs. 14.51 Lakhs 2013-2015
4 Molecular characterization and degradation ability of prevailing microbes associated with heavy metal polluted sites (Bauxite mines), kolli hill, Eastern Ghats, Tamilnadu. DST – SERB Rs. 16.1 Lakhs 2013-2016
5 Identification of novel plant based bioactive compounds for controlling multi-drug resistant bacterial (MDRB), isolated from infected patients of Salem and Namakkal districts TNSCST Rs.4.15 Lakhs 2014-2016
6 Larvicidal, pupicidal and adulticidal potential of two Ocimum spp. against Aedesaegypti and Culexquinquefasciatus TNSCST (Student Project Scheme) Rs.7500 2013-2014
Dr. P. IndraArulselvi
1 Waste-to-Biofuel: Exploration and exploitation of soil and cassava waste microbial diversity for enhanced bio-butanol producing novel bacterial isolate(s) UGC Rs. 11.39 Lakhs 2010-2013
2 Bioprospecting of hydrocarbon contaminated soil and using agro waste(s) for enchanced production of PolyhydroxyAlkanotes (PHA) DST – SERB Rs. 23.26 Lakhs 2012-2015
Dr. M. S. Shivakumari
1 Molecular Mechanisms underlying insecticide resistance among mosquito vectors Ae. aegypti, Cx.quinquefasciatus and An. stephensi DST – SERB Rs. 21 Lakhs 2012-2015
2 Gene expression studies on mechanisms underlying the role of melatonin hormone as free radical scavenger and developmental enhancer in insects UGC – MRP Rs. 12.55 Lakhs 3 Years
3 Development of new plant based insecticides for larval and adult mosquito control ICMR Rs. 14.51 Lakhs 2 Years
Dr. M. Raja
1 Population Genomics habitat ecologyand molecular phylogeny of wild zebrafish (Daniorerio) in the streams/rivers of Western Ghats and Eastern Himalayas DST – SERB – Young Scientist Rs. 28.80 Lakhs 2013-2016
Dr.R. Karthik Raja
1 Isolation and characterization (genotypic and phenotypic) of commercially viable entomopathogenic nematodes for development as new generation biopesticides DST – SERB – Young Scientist Rs. 31.40 Lakhs 2014-2017


Programmes Durations Syllabus
M.Sc Two Years scheme(4Semesters) Download
M.Phil Full Time( 1 year) Download



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