Department of Biotechnology at PACE is approved by Visvesvaraiah Technological University as a Research Centre to carry out research in the frontiers of Biotechnology. We have an excellent team of qualified and dedicated faculty with the specialization in various sectors like agriculture biotechnology, food biotechnology, Nanotechnology, medical biotechnology and environmental biotechnology. We also have highly sophisticated research laboratory to do research in protein purification, enzyme kinetics, food microbiology, downstream processing, upstream processing, nanotechnology and drug designing.
Our department takes the pride of having university ranks and 100 % results in the final year university examination for the past 10 years. Ten of our final year research projects were financially supported by Karnataka State Council for Science technology, Bangalore.
We are privileged to have more than 60 research papers in the national and international journals and three prescribed text books for VTU, Annamalli University, Chennai, University of Calicut, Northern Maharashtra University and SRM University.
Our Biotek forum conducts various seminars and workshops to keep the students updated with the latest trends and developments, career and entrepreneurship opportunities in the field of biotechnology. Placements for our students are carried out every year through fully fledged Biotech alumni platform.
Dr. Krishna Prasad Nooralabettu, Ph. DHead of the Department of Biotechnology
Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2002 with the vision to be recognised as a Department of International repute to teach and train students in the interdisciplinary areas in biological science and engineering. The department is offering undergraduate programme in Biotechnology to cater the needs of the industry.
The students are motivated to develop dynamic professionalism to become the best biotechnologist and entrepreneurs. Modern Biotechnology has application in medicine, food, agriculture industry and environmental sector. The department is approved by Visvesvaraiah Technological University as a research centre to carry out research work in the frontiers of Biotechnology.
We have highly qualified and dedicated faculty with specialization in agriculture Biotechnology, food Biotechnology, nanotechnology, medical Biotechnology, and environmental Biotechnology. We have highly equipped laboratories.
Total intake of the department is 30. For the past ten years we have achieved 100% results in the final year university examination conducted by Visvesvaraiah Technological University, Belgaum. We have produced two university rank holders. Ten of the final year research projects were financially supported by Karnataka State Council for Science technology, Bangalore.
Biotechnology is a research oriented field and one third of our students are already pursuing Masters and Doctoral program in India, USA, Europe, North America and Australia. Our students are placed in companies such as Biocon, Monsanto, Cell works, Nicholas Piramal Life Sciences, XL Life Sciences, IMT Technologies etc.
The department has published more than 60 research papers in the National and International Journals and Published three Text Books. These were prescribed text book for VTU, Annamallai University, Chennai, University of Calicut, Northern Maharashtra University and SRM University. Biotechnology is the fastest growing knowledge based sector in India. With the country offering R&D facilities, knowledge, skills, and cost effectiveness, the biotechnologist has greater role to play.
P.A. College of Engineering is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and recognised by Government of Karnataka.
P.A. College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in the following courses.
|Branch||Intake of Students||Course Duration|
Candidates shall have passed a three year Diploma in Engineering with minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST) in the final year.
The allotment and distribution of the seats are as follows
CET is conducted every year by the government of Karnataka through the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Only Karnataka students can appear for this entrance exam.
The seat allocation depends on the rank and choice of the student. The fee structure is decided by the Govt. of Karnataka every year.
Please refer to the KEA website for more details.
Candidates interested to join under management/ NRI quota has to collect the Brochure and application forms from the Admissions Office and submit the duly filled in forms along with the documents required and photographs. After the document verification, they have to attend the counselling session. Admission slip/ Payment receipts need to be retained for future reference.
Students may also download the application forms and brochure online. Please contact Admissions Officer for more details.
The candidate shall have passed the Second year Pre-University of XII std or equivalent examinations with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Electronics and shall have secured not less than 45% of the aggregate marks in optional subjects with English as one of the languages of the study. 40% marks in case of Karnataka candidates who belong to SC, ST and OBC.
We support the students with all the necessary documents required to avail educational loan facility from the banks of their choice.
Scholarship is available for meritorious students. Scholarship amount depends on the marks scored in core subjects in PUC/Plus Two exams. Please contact Admissions Officer for more details.
The following documents need to be produced at the time of admission
Landline: 0824 2284704
|Sl. No.||Title||Principal / Co-Investigator||Amount (Rs.)||Funding Agency||Year|
|1||Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Hydroxyapatite Composite for Biomedical Applications||Dr. Khalid P (PI)||4,00,000||VGST||2015-16 Ongoing|
|2||Safety evaluation of Carbon Nanomaterials||Dr. Khalid P (PI)||60,00,000||Nano-mission (DST)||Under consideration|
|3||UV Protective Nano-finished Fabric Using Indian Squid (Loligoduvauceli) ink Mealanin||Student Project||40,000||VGST-TRIP||2015-16 Ongoing|
|4||Isolation, purification and characterization of trypsin from fish visceral waste of fish processing industries||Krishna Prasad N.(Co-PI)||3,01,752||Ministry of Earth Science||2008-11 Completed|
|5||Post toddy tap intervention of fermentation to produce commercial beverage||Student Project||5,000||KSCST||2014 Completed|
|6||Green waste technology (GWT) for fish processing factories||Student Project||4,000||KSCST||2014 Completed|
|7||Utilization of hepatopancreatic wastes of marine shrimps||Student Project||4,500||KSCST||2014 Completed|
|8||Biotechnological oral healthcare product||Student Project||5,000||KSCST||2014 Completed|
|9||Biohydrogen fuel from cow dung enriched beetle nut shell||Student Project||4,500||KSCST||2009-10 Completed|
|10||Edible health tooth paste for appetite||Student Project||5,000||KSCST||2007-8 Completed|
|11||Probiotic health drinks from palm sap||Student Project||5,000||KSCST||2006-7 Completed|
“A well crafted curriculum, an institution with right assets, freedom and ease of innovation and of course talented and motivational teachers - Department of Biotechnology has fuelled my dreams, making me able to realize my vision”.
“I am truly blessed I chose Biotechnology stream as it has myriad applications and diverse options open up after B.E for higher studies. Being aresearch oriented field, it stands an edge in contributing to nation’s growth.”
Biotek forum conducts various seminars and workshops to keep the students updated with latest trends and developments, career and entrepreneurship opportunities in the field of biotechnology.
Department of Biotechnology through its faculty imparts strong biotechnological concepts and skills to optimize opportunities for further training and successful transition to a career in biotechnology and life sciences.