GOVERNMENT DEGREE COLLEGE - PUTTUR

(Affiliated to S.V.University, Tirupati, A.P.)

Narayanavanam Road, Puttur, Chittoor (Dt), A.P.- 517583

Email: puttoor.jkc@gmail.com, Phone: 08577-261480




DEPARTMENT OF Bio-technolgy PROFILE Established : 2006



Overview

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary subject which is a combination of biological sciences and engineering technologies immunology, virology and other subjects like health, agriculture, cell biology, plant physiology, seed technology. Biotechnology techniques are applied to biology, molecular biology, genetics, and many other subfields of biology and utilize cellular and bimolecular processes to create technologies and products that help improve our lives and the nature.

It is also research oriented field involving in:

(a).Tissue culture; tissue culture is one of the most widely used in any biological or biomedical research.

(b). PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a technique used to make many copies of a specific DNA region in vitro, now days this RT-PCR is used for the diagnosis of COVID-19 pandemic.

(c) Gel Electrophoresis is another widely used technique in molecular biology it is used for the separation of biological macro molecules like proteins and nucleic acids.

(d).Western Blot also known as protein immune-blot it is a popular technique for the detection and analysis of protein based on their ability to bind to specific antibodies.

(e).Molecular Cloning, it is also known as gene cloning these technique is used for the recombination technology like recombination RNA and DNA. Finally almost all cell based assays are performed by using biotechnology techniques and bioinformatics.


Programmes Offered

 

Programmme

Programme Name

Group/Subject

 

UG


BSc


Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry 

 CBCS system is followed for all UG programme

Programme wise Student Profile (Current year data)

 

 

Programme


Name of the Group


Students enrolled



Total



Male

Female



UG


 

 

 BSc(Biotechnology,Botany, Chemistry)

 

07+03+02

=12

02+10+04

=16

09+13+06

=28

 

 

 

Grand Total

 

 

12

16

28

 
Teaching posts and Non-Teaching Posts

 

Post

Sanctioned

Filled

Teaching posts ( Guest)

01( Guest)

01( Guest)

Non-teaching

-

-

Programme wise Student – Teacher ratio

 

S.No.

Programme

Student teacher ratio

1

BSc(Biotechnology,Botanym Chemistry) 

28:1

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

 Ø  Class room teaching

  • Power point presentations
  • Class Seminars
  • Group Discussions
  • Quiz programmes
  • Guest lecturers
  • Study projects 
Details of Infrastructural Facilities


  •  Departmental  Library  consists of 88  Books (Reference Books)
  • Internet facilities for Staff & Students.
  • ICT facility: 01 LCD projector
  • Laboratories – 3 Labs.
    • Mechanics Lab for I Year students
    • Optics Lab for II Year students.
    • Electricity  & Electronics Lab for III Year students

SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans

Strengths


  • Efficient & Experienced  Faculty with  doctoral degree
  • Good infrastructure and well established Laboratories.
  • Consistent good pass percentage.

Weaknesses


  • The socio-economic background of many of the students
  • Most of the students are of first generation
  • Poor communication skills in English.

Opportunities


  • Improving enrolment
  • Improving the optimum usage of ICT in teaching learning
  • Exploring the starting of new Job-oriented courses

Challenges


  • Sustaining quality along with access
  • More placements
  • Generation of resources  for research facilities in the department

Future Plans


  • To start multidisciplinary job oriented courses
  • To a conduct a national seminar
  • To establish Research  Centre in the department