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Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology, focusses on integrated teaching approach with hands on experience and research, utilizing basic knowledge from the biological sciences, and chemistry to solve practical problems in the fields of medicine, agriculture and chemical manufacturing. The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2002 with Biotechnology undergraduate program. This program was offered in combination with Chemistry and Zoology/Botany. Under new education policy, Biotechnology is offered as a dual major program from 2021 onwards (BSc Biotechnology and Chemistry/Zoology). The designated emphasis in Biotechnology provides a very effective multidisciplinary Biotechnology concentration, which has enabled the department to introduce single major B.Sc (Hons) program in Biotechnology in the year 2023. Biotechnology undergraduate program is designed to offer fundamental training in basic scientific principles as well as in specific concepts, techniques, and applications used in Biotechnology. The Biotechnology B.Sc degree program is rigorous with cutting-edge biotechnology research and teaching to develop adaptable students with a strong foundation in skills that are relevant to the changing world of biotechnology as well as for jobs in various sectors of life sciences.

Vision

  • To inculcate knowledge realizing biotechnology as one of the greatest intellectual enterprises of humankind, utilizing them to the advantage of humanity.
  • To provide hands on training in instrumentation and techniques through scheduled laboratory procedures , experiments and in-house research projects.
  • To organize training programs in advanced techniques for students.
  • To organize visits to laboratories and industries of national repute to familiarize with current research technologies.
  • To provide research projects to students and guide them to address and focus more on societal needs.
  • To mould the students for a career in R & D.
  • To improve the physical infrastructure by improvising the existing equipments and providing the required facilities.
  • To provide knowledge resources to build up the academic excellence for students and teachers.
  • To Provide entrepreneurship programs as part of the curriculum.

Mission

To develop academic and research orientation among the students, shaping biotechnology into a premier precision tool for the future and ensure that biotechnology is used for human welfare.

Head of the Department

Dr. Preetha Nair, Associate Prof., M.Sc., PDF, Ph.D.

Email: biotech@mccblr.edu.in

The department of Biotechnology has an active association named ‘Biogeniac’ that regularly publishes newsletters on topics that are in trend. It also organizes multiple activities at intra and inter collegiate levels. Community Development Programme on health awareness, covid vaccination awareness at old age homes and education service at government schools and children with special needs. 

2023 – 24

  • An interdisciplinary visit along with the department of History to the Archives at NCBS (National Centre for Biological Sciences) and an interaction with Professor Gita Chadha who is the Obaid Siddiqi Chair in NCBS Bangalore, 14-09-2023.
  • Guest lecture on ‘Applications of Biotechnology in Fermented Food Products ’ by Dr. Seema Tharannum, Professor, Biological Sciences School of Engineering, Dayanand Sagar University, 21-09- 2023.
  • Guest lecture on ‘Overseas Education and its Opportunities’ By Dr Ranjan Swarup, Professor, School of Science, Nottingham University, 19-07-2023.

2022 – 23

  • Guest lecture on Fluorescence Microscopy by Dr. Giuseppe Lucarelli and oocyte mitochondria-Regulation of fertility and embryo development by Dr John Carroll, Monash University, Australia.
  • Webinar on Mental health and Neurodiversity by Ms Swathi Vellal Raghunandan, Ishanya India Foundation, 30-06-2022.
  • A 2-Day Workshop on Animal handling, dissecting and toxicity studies conducted by B FOR BIOLOGY, 27 and 28-03-2023.
  • Guest lecture on From Biotech to Business by Mr Aravind Ganessin, MD, Dextrose Technologies Pvt Ltd, 30-03-2023.
  • Guest lecture on Genomics and its applications by Dr Agnik Halder, Research Associate Scientist, and Ms Swastika Mandal, Application Scientist, Mediomix Diagnosis and Bioresearch, 13-04-2023.

2021 – 22

  • Guest lecture on Clinical Trials, different stages of trials involved in the drug development process, by Dr Lakshmi Achuta, Shiba biotechnology Inc, California,14-09-2021.
  • Translating research and riding the entrepreneurship wave by Dr Praapti Jayaswal, Aarogya AI, Bangalore, 16-01-2022.

2020 – 21

  • Biotechnology skill enhancement programme (BiSEP), webinar series on protein design by Viresh Kumar Sheth, Shriyata Lifetech Pvt ltd and Designing a laboratory for Microbiology by Dr Deepti Saini, Protein Design Pvt ltd, Bangalore, 14 &15-09-2020.
  • Career guidance workshop in clinical research by MMS Academy, Bangalore, 05-11-2020.
  • Sequencing workshop by Genotypic Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, 05-03-2021.

2019 – 20

  • Guest lecture on Drug discovery development and commercialization by Dr Ajit Simh, Shiba biotechnology inc, California, 13-09-2019.
  • Guest lecture on Vision for cellular imaging by Dr Meher Prakash, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) , Bangalore, 01-01-2020.
  • Guest lecture on CRISP-R Technology by Biotecnika, Bangalore, 26-06-2019.

2018 – 19

  • Guest lecture on current trends in innovation and its impact on talent recognition by Dr Ajit simh, Shiba biotechnology inc, California, 13-12-2018.
  • Guest talk on cardiovascular disease by Dr Patanjali Sharma, Department of surgery, St Joseph Medical Centre, Pennsylvania, 04-01-2019.
  • Approval from Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), with the support of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology to start PG diploma course called BiSEP (Biotechnology skill enhancement program), 2018.
  • Dr Preetha Nair- INNO INDIGO* Partnership Programme Joint Call on Bioeconomy (CDTI (Spain) and GITA (India) funding under CDTI-DST(GITA) Program) Representing Academic partner from India; Mount Carmel College, 2018.
  • MoU with companies BIOZEEN, BIONOME, CREDORA, MMS UNIVERSITY, MEDIOMIX DIAGNOSIS AND BIORESEARCH PVT LTD, DEXTROSE TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD.
Preetha Nair

Dr. Preetha Nair

M.Sc., Ph.D., PDF.

HOD & Associate Professor

Telphy Kuriakose

Ms. Telphy Kuriakose

M.Sc., M.Phil.

Assistant Professor

Sindhu Anoop

Dr. Sindhu Anoop

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Bahni-Das

Dr. Bannhi Das

M.Sc., Ph.D, NET.

Associate Professor

Thejaswi-Bhandary

Dr. Thejaswi Bhandary

M.Sc., PGDCMD, NET., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

sandhya

Ms. Sandhya K S

M.Sc., KSET, GATE, M.A.(Bharathanatyam).

Assistant Professor

Saranya Jayaram

Dr. Saranya Jayaram

M.Sc., KSET., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Vyshali

Dr. Vyshali P

M.Sc., Ph.D., KSET.

Assistant Professor

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.

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