Bio Technology


About the Department

Ever since its inception in 1963, SJCE has been in a continuous pursuit of excellence in imparting technical education. Identifying the parameters of input, processing and out put, this institute has left no stone unturned in achieving its goal. As a part of the institutes expansion program the department of Biotechnology was instituted in the year 2002.

The Department of Biotechnology at SJCE provides a full education within the integrated fields of Biotechnology.
Our courses span from introductory classes on bachelor level to advanced courses on master level and doctoral programs .An important part of the education is the Master Project which is part of the official research with one of our research groups.

As a student you will typically follow the designed curriculum of study. It is also possible to take up inter Departmental courses. On these pages you can find an overview of all Courses offered by the Department of Biotechnology. B.E, M.Tech, PhD

If you need help planning your studies you are always welcome to contact our Staff advisors.

The department is proud of technical and innovative excellence of its faculty. The department also boasts of modern and fully equipped laboratories and state of art infrastructure. The syllabus which has been designed by renowned academicians with input from industrial personnel is in tune with the latest developments in the biotech arena and has been chalked out keeping in mind the career prospects for students. The students are thus equipped with an in depth understanding of the field with an updated perspective of most recent developments around the world, thereby making them technically superior and cut above other graduates.

The department has a strong team of faculty drawn from both biological science and engineering background. This enables in imparting to students an amalgamated knowledge of science and Engineering.

Head of the department: Dr. M. N. Nagendra Prasad


“To empower faculty and students achieve professional excellence in academics and research to solve global problems for the betterment of Human welfare”.


M1 – To nurture students to be competent and committed Biotech Engineers dedicated to the service of the nation.

M2 – To create an ambience where student and teaching fraternity generate newer ideas, innovative knowledge and engage themselves in cutting edge research equipping them as leaders and innovators of competitive tomorrow.

M3 – To provide students with skills and exploratory experience through a dynamic curriculum that enable them to reach their fullest potential to be enterprising and employable

Graduates of Biotechnology should

PEO 1- Function as competent biotech engineers and educators in a broad array of engineering disciplines.

PEO 2- Exhibit industry readiness and to pursue higher studies and research in a competitive global environment.

PEO 3- Demonstrate professional and entrepreneurial skills, ethical attitude, excellent communication skills and openness to continuous learning as an effective team member.

Programmes Offered

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Research Programmes

B.E. (Biotechnology): 4 years duration

M.Tech. (Biotechnology): 2 Years duration

 M.Sc. (Engineering) by research.
Doctoral Program.




Professor & Deputy Registrar, JSS STU



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Assistant Professor


LAKSHMI S Assistant Professor


Dr. Pallavi Vasthrad

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OBE Administration


• Department has obtained huge grants from National agencies like DST, SERB, UGC, VGST, AICTE ( Details as above ) which has been utilized in upgrading advance research facilities.

• Department has established MOU with USDA, USA and National University of Singapore, Singapore.

• Department has developed first nested PCR for early detection of destructive die-back disease of Neem trees and their molecular characterization which is now a national concern.

• Department has initiated and successfully completed first leg of the project on developing a process for bio diesel production from Diatoms

• Department has worked extensively on cancer research which is reflected by an ongoing International joint research project with Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

• Department has ongoing research and development in the area of Life style diseases Viz., Diabetes, Nephrolithiasis and gastroenteritis.

• Department of Biotechnology have successfully hosted two Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting in the field of Life Sciences and Chemistry sponsored by DST SERB, Gov. of India.

Dr. M. N. Nagendra Prasad
Associate Professor & Head
Department of Biotechnology
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering
JSS TI Campus, Mysuru – 570 006
Tel: 91-821-2548295
Fax: 91-821-2548290
Mobile : +91-9886480528