The day started off by dedication the event to God followed by prayer song by the Nightingales of BT. The chief guest Dr. S. Shankar, Senior Scientist, Kerala forest research Institute, Executive Director Rev. Fr. Varghese Pathadan, The Principal K.T Joseph and the staff in charge of BT Mr. Doles were welcomed with flowers to the platform. After this was the welcome speech by the association secretary Mr. Vipin Soman. The comparer of the day Hera Joy Kacharakkal invited the chief guest to deliver the speech. The guests and the animators of the class officially inaugurated the association. The comparer invited the chief guest to address the gathering. The enlightening and inspiring speech by the chief guest left the audience spell bound. The Executive Director gave the presidential address, after which the faculty members offered felicitations to BEATS. The birth of BEATS was celebrated with the cutting and the distribution f the cake. Our class leader and chairperson of the college Miss. Deepthi Jojo gave vote of thanks. Color was added to the event by the lively animation and presentation symbolizing the "soul of BEATS". The colorful and innovative display of the posters by different groups of BT attracted both faculty and students alike. The event was concluded with the seminar presented by Dr. S. Shankar on "Bamboo".
BEATS emphasizes on the importance of integrating new knowledge gained through basic research and development programs.
BEATS is our first step of Biotechnology.
BEATS will act as a guiding lamp in our journey to success. Activities
7.Construction Of Greenhouse&Nursery
9. Association Websites
Technical events conducted
Trendz 2017 was conducted well in association with Department of CSE,ECE and EEE on 16th and 17th of June.
On February 20th 2016 Dr.Ullas Mony.Asst profssor, Amrita University gave a technical talk on Research oppurtunities in Nanoscience & Molecular medicine.S6 and S8 students attended the session.
Professors from TERRI university, Delhi visited and interacted with the students on March 2nd 2016.
The annual technical fest Palmarius was conducted on 5th and 6th October 2015 with various technical events like Streax, Indriya, Popout model, Maze hustle and Forensics. There were lots of external participants also for the events.
From 17th August 2015 to 21st August 2015 a funded workshop on Downstream processing and fermentation technology was organized in the department with 24 external participants.Dr. Hariharan Nellaiah, BIOZEEN gave the inaugural address on the topic Downstream Processing in the Purification of Biologics. Ms. Priya Josson , BIOZEEN gave a session on Production of Biologics and Biosimilars – Challenges.A Memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed with Biozeen, Bangalore during the workshop.
BIOVISION 2013 was inaugurated by Dr. Renjan S Karippai, The Professor & ¬Head, Krishi Vinjana Kendra, Kerala Agriculture University, Mannuthy. The Keynote address was given by him on the topic “Biotechnology: On an outsider’s view”. ¬Dr. Suma T.B, Scientist, Department of biotechnology, KFRI, Peechi, delivered a talk on “DNA Bar coding” . Dr. Augustine Antony, Former Professor & Head, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Center for Plant Biotechnology & ¬Molecular Biology and Associate Director of research, Kerala Agriculture University, Mannuthy, delivered a talk on “Effective Utilization Of Cashew In Kerala”. ¬Dr. Gireesh, Scientist, Rubber Research Institute, Kottayam delivered an informative talk on “Hevea crop Improvement: Conventional v/s Biotechnology”. The Paper Presentation and Poster Presentation competitions were conducted and cash awards were given to the winners.
BIOVISION 2012 was conducted on January as a part of “PALMARIUS 2012”- techfest. It was inaugurated by Dr. Krishnan Ramanathan, New Product Manager, Novartis Pharma, Switzerland
BIOWIZARD 2012- The technical quiz competition for plus two students was conducted on 13th January 2012
BEATS released ECOBAGS under the initiation of Entrepreneurship development club on 20th August 2011
BIOQUEST- the department journal was released on 10th February 2011
HARITHA AVANI PROJECT- Faculties from BT department addressed plus two students from various schools in the diocese of Irinjalakkuda on the “Impact of pollution on earth and steps to be taken to make green earth.
“BT FOR THE PEOPLE”- a free medical camp and a seminar by Dr. V.J Paul was conducted on 28th November 2010 at Porunnakunnu Community Hall.
BIOWIZARD 2010- An All Kerala Quiz Competition for plus two students was held on 4th October 2010
BIOVISION 2010- An International symposium on “BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING” was conducted during 1st to 4th October 2010
BIOVISION 09 – International symposium on Marine Biotechnology .
BIOTECHNOLOGY 4 THE PEOPLE 09 - A BT awareness programme to reach the people was conducted at Vellani Village on 23rd August, 2009.
BIOVISION 08 – International symposium on Industrial Biotechnology .
BIOTECHNOLOGY 4 THE PEOPLE 08 - A BT awareness programme to reach the people was conducted at Vasupuram Village on 11th August, 2008.
BIOVISION 07 – International symposium on bioengineering for environmental Management
BIOTECHNOLOGY 4 THE PEOPLE 07 - The unique venture "BT for the people" was conducted for second time on 11th, 12th of August, 2007. Free medical check-up for which618 people registered, Seminars, workshop on Mushroom cultivation and an exhibition on prospectus and aspects of BT. A class was conducted to house wifes on "Diary Technology and Production and Value addition of Milk". The association also coducted 6 lectures under its auspices during this period.
BIOVISION 06 - An International symposium on Healthcare
BIOTECHNOLOGY 4 THE PEOPLE 06 – A biotechnology awareness programme to reach the people was conducted on 15.10.2006. Free Medical camp, Training classes in Mashroom cultivation, free water sample testing, blood testing, general medical check-ups, etc. in the village of Thessery near Chalakudy.
BIOVISION 05 – An International symposium on Food technology
BIOVISION 04 – A National symposium on the Advancements in Biotechnology
On 20th July 2015 Dr.Prathima Radhakrishnan, Director Foetal medicine Bangalore addressed the Biotechnology Engineering students on the topic ‘Innovations in foetal medicine and early diagnosis of foetal disorders’.
On 22nd July 2015 BEATS association in collaboration with the KCSTE organized a technical talk in connection with the World Technology day celebrations. The theme was Innovations in health care. Dr.Jeejan Gangadharan from Santhi hospital gave the talk on various innovative technologies that has been emerged in the medical field for treatment and disease diagnosis.
On 27th July 2015, Mr. Alex P. George, MD, Alco industries delivered a motivational talk on ‘How to be an effective entrepreneur’. All the B.Tech Biotechnology students attended the session. As a part of motivating the entrepreneur skills in the students the first product ‘Aarika ‘soap was released on that day.
On February 20th Dr.Ullas Mony.Asst profssor, Amrita University gave a technical talk on Research oppurtunities in Nanoscience & Molecular medicine.S6 and S8 students attended the session.
On 7th July 2015 Dr.Leon Ittiachen gave a career guidance session for the 2014 batch admission students.
On 7th July 2015 Dr.Pradeep, Senior Scientist, Tropical Botanical garden delivered a technical talk on ‘Bioprospective of industrially important microbial enzymes’.
Mr. Pawan Talwar and team from Probiosis, a premier career advancement centre for Pharmaceutical and Life Science Professionals, Bangalore, presented a talk on “Industry class training”
An interactive session for the biotech students was arranged on 8th August 2012, with officials from Ubio, (A Biotechnology Incubation Center, at Kinfra Park, Cochin)
On 28th July 2012, Mr. George Paul, M.D Synthite Group of Companies, delivered a lecture on Bio entrepreneurship
Our alumini members working in BIOCON Bangalore, addressed students about Industrial experiences on 5th May 2012 .
Dr. Stephan Winter addressed the students on “Plant Viruses” January 28, 2012. He also briefed about the opportunities for higher studies in European countries
A seminar in “ Virology” was conducted on 18/2/2011 by Dr. D.V.R. Reddy, ICRISAT, Hyderabad
Officials from SAMI LABS, Bangalore, Interacted with the students as a part of the Industry- Academia collaboration programme on 26th November 2011 Dr. Maheshkumar, Scientist, CTCRI , gave a lecture on “Plant viruses and its applications in Biotechnology” on 6th December 2010On 12th August 2010, a talk on “ Platelets and Thrombosis “was conducted by Dr. Manojkumar, Scientist, Walter Reed Army Research Institute, Washington.
An interactive session with Mr. Vicky Varghese, third batch of alumini, doing PhD at IIT ,Chennai.
"Career Guidance and Process Development in Biotechnology" by Mr. Vipin Soman, Senior Executive, Process and Validation, Biopharmax India, Pune, on 15.02.2010.
"Future Scope in Genetic Engineering and Drug Designing" by Dr. R. Annadurai, Chairman, Prescient Biosciences, Bangalore, on 15.02.2010.
"Scope and Possibilities of Biotechnology Education Abroad" by Mr. Philip Collin, Albertay Dundee University, Scotland, on 04.02.2010.
"Developing Enterpreneurship Skills for BT Students" by Dr. B. Jacob & K. G. Nair, Asian Institute of Food Saftey Management, Cochin on 29.11.2009.
Talk on "Opportunities of Higher Studies in UK" by Nia A White, University of Albertay Dundee, Scotland on 25.11.2009.
"Exploration of Antartic Microbes" by Benjamin Pushparaj, Polo Scinetifico, Italy on 24.11.2009.
"Prospects of Biotechnology" by G. Nagendra Prabhu, Reader, Microbiology Department, SD College, Alapuzha on 09.11.2009.
"Engineering Challenges in the Design of Spices Extraction Plants" by Dr. K. V. Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, BOS Natural Flavours Pvt. Ltd., Ernakulam on 19.08.2009.
"Plant based recombinant Proteins against Human viral infection in Developing Countries : Challenges and opportunity of success Design" by Dr. Aboul Ata -e-Aboul Ata, Professor, Department of Virology and Phytoplasnma Research, University of Gaza, Egypt on 06.07.2009
"Design of Stirrer Tank Fermenter and Fluidized Bed Bioreactors" by Prof. T. R. Sreekrishnan, Bio-chemical Engineering Department, IIT, New Delhi on 01.07.2009.
Probiotics by Dr. Chandrika on 29.09.2008.
National Seminar "Pharmaceutical Chemistery; Molecular recognition and Analytical techniques at St. James Pharmacy Academy, on 08.08.2008.
Enterpreneur development by Mr. Jacob, Synergy Systems Ltd. on 19.07.2008.
Food Scientist association by Dr. Geeverghese, KAU on 12.07.2008.
Prebiotics and Probiotics Introductory by Dr. A. K. Beena on 12.07.2008
Gene Gun and its applications by Ms. Anuradha Ph. D. Scholar, TNAU, Coimbatore on 04.06.2008.
“Future of Engineers and Engineers of the Future” by Dr.A.P Jayaraman on 4-12-2007.
" Development of system biology” by Prof.Ventatesh , BT Dept ,IIT, Powai, Mumbai on 24-8-2007.
“Intelligient Packaging and modern food industry” by Dr.Ramesh Chander , General Manager BRIT, Mumbai. on 6-8-2007.
by Dr.V.V.Shenoy Head Biotech Emergent Genetics India Hyderabad . on 06-02-2007.
“Biology in Bioinformation”
by Dr. V.V.Shenoy Head Biotech Emergent Genetics India Hyderabad on 5-02-2007 .
“Molecular Breeding of Trees” by Dr. Balasundaran , KFRI, Peechi , on 28-11-2007
“Cancer Biology” by Dr. Sreekumarn Pillai, Senior Surgeon Oncology Department Amala Cancer Research hospital on 25-03-2006 .
“Advanced Methods of Food Processing” by Dr. Suresh D Pillai National Centre for Food Research A&M University , TEXAS on 23-02-2006 .
“Animal Biotechnology” by Dr. Aravindakshan Veterinary College, Mannuthy on 22-07-2005
“ Placement guidance of Biotechnology Students” by Dr.D Rao , Sayog Consultancy, Mumbai on 21-07-2005.
“ Introduction to Accreditation Procedure” by Dr.Rajan Varghese on 16-7-2007.
“ Technical Teaching Methodology” by Dr. RPR Nair, GEC Thrissur on 15-07-2005
“ Human Genome” by Dr.Joseph Padayattil , Indian Institute of Science, on 28-03-2005.
“ Role of a Biotechnology Engineer in an Agro Chemical Industry and Modern Trends in the field of Biotechnology" by Mr.K K Unni ,Bilag Industries on 07-03-2005 . “ Role of a Biotechnology Engineer in a Food Process Industry” by Mr.P.K.Kurian , VKS spices on 11-02-2005.
“ Self Employment” by Mr.Mohandas , Dir.of Industries and Commerce on 28-01-2005.
“ New Generation Science for Human Welfare and Job Opportunities” by Dr.C.balagopalan on 03-12-2004.
“ Meat Processing Techniques” by Mr.D.Jayachandran , MD Meat products of India on 09-11-2004.
“ Role of Bioprocess Engineer in Biotechnology Industry” by Mr.D.Aravindakshan , Coir board on 04-12-2003. “ Scope of Biotechnology in Kerala” by Dr.Ignatius Davis Konnikkara ,Univ. Of Calicut on 18-11-2003.
“ Microbial Production of Antibiotics & Vitamins” by Dr. G.Madhu , FACT on 11-11-2003.
“ Application of Biotechnology on Food” by Dr. Geevarghese , College of Veterinary & Animal science, Mannuthy..
<p><strong> 1.A student project from Department Of Biotechnology secured first prize worth Rs.One lakh(Rs.1,00,000), in Techtop Competition which was conducted on July 18th - 20th at Technopark Trivandrum.The project was guided by MrsMegha P.M, Asst Professor (BT Deaprtment).The group consist of Ms.NikithaBalakrishnan, Ms.Chaithra K.V, Ms.Anju P.Anto, Ms.Mary Rose and Ms.Neethu Varghese.</strong></p>
<p><strong>2. A student project from Department Of Biotechnology the Best Project by Women award worth Rs. Twenty thousand(Rs.20,000), in Techtop Competition which was conducted on July 18th - 20th at Techno park Trivandrum. The project was guided by Mrs. Megha P.M, Asst Professor (BT Department).The group consist of Ms. Nikitha Balakrishnan, Ms. Chaithra K.V, Ms.Anju P.Anto, Ms. Mary Rose and Ms. Neethu Varghese.</strong></p>
<p><strong>3. The project group consisting of Mr. Seby Antony, Ms Sangeetha Gopal, Ms Mariya Thomas and Ms Celine Thomas, guided by Rahna K Rathnan, won the Second Prize of Rs 30000 for the project “An Effective Approach of Bioelectricity Production From Lignocellulosic Waste” - in the KSCSTE – TECH FEST conducted as part of NATCON 2013 from 16th - 18th January 2013 at Kottayam.</strong></p>
<p><strong> 4.The project group consisting of Mr. Rothish Ramesh , Mr. Arjun S Kumar, Ms Gopika Kartha and Neenu Tom won Prof. Satheesh John Memorial Award consisting of prize money of Rs.60000/- for the best project in environment friendly technology category for the project “Electricity from Urine” , in YUVA Master Mind Competition by Malayala Manorama Daily in February 2013 project “Electricity from Urine” , held at Amal Jyothi Engineering College, Kanjirappalli. The project was guided by Mrs. Megha P.M, Asst Professor.</strong></p>
<p><strong>5. The project group consisting of Mr. Pinto Paul, Ms Feba Jose & Ms Anju Paul, guided by Mrs. Praveena P participated in the KSCSTE – TECH FEST conducted as part of NATCON 2013 from 16th – 18th January 2013 at Kottayam . The project was on the topic “Effective Utilisation of Poultry Waste”.</strong></p>
<p><strong> 6.The project group consisting of Mr. Rothish Ramesh , Mr. Arjun S Kumar, Ms Gopika Kartha and Neenu Tom, guided by Mrs. Megha P.M, participated in the KSCSTE – TECH FEST conducted as part of NATCON 2013 from 16th – 18th January 2013 at Kottayam . The project was on the topic “Electricity from Urine”.</strong></p>
<p><strong>7. The project group consisting of Mr. Pinto Paul, Ms Feba Jose & Ms Anju Paul, guided by Mrs. Praveena P is selected for the Project Competition SPARK which is conducted in association with Mathrubhumi Daily & Mar Basalious College Of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. The project was on the topic “Effective Utilization of Poultry Waste”.</strong></p>
<p><strong> 8. The project group consisting of Mr. Rahul Unnikrishnan, Ms Jesin Augustine, Ms Sreeshma Haridas & Ms Moni John guided by Mrs. Maria Issac is selected for the Project Competition SPARK which is conducted in association with Mathrubhumi Daily & Mar Basalious College Of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. The project was on the topic “Slaughter House Waste Management Coupled with Biofuel Production”.</strong></p>
<p><strong> 8.One student project titled “Biological Printer Ink” from S5 BT received a project grant of Rs.10000/- from KCSTE, Project guided by Mrs.Megha P.M. and students are Mr.Arjun S Kumar ,Mr. Rothish Ramesh, Ms. Gopika Kartha and Ms. Neenu Tom Palackal.</strong></p>
<strong> 9. One student project from S7 BT comprising of Ms Mariya Thomas, Ms Sangeetha Gopal, Ms Celine Thomas and Mr. Seby Antony received project grant of Rs. 8000/- for the project “Bio conversion of cellulosic waste from aquatic weed into value added products” from KCSTE, Project guided by Mrs. Rahna K Rathnan .</strong></p>