The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2002. It offers B.Tech and M.Tech Biotechnology under Anna University, Chennai. The B.Tech Industrial Biotechnology programme was started in the year 2003 with an intake of 30 students/batch. The intake was then increased to 60 in 2007; 60 to 120 in the year 2013 and 120 to 180 in the year 2015. The B.Tech Biotechnology programme was re-accredited by NBA for 6 years during 2017-18 academic year. The 2 year M.Tech. Biotechnology programme was started in 2008-2009. The Department of Biotechnology has been recognized as a collaborative research centre for M.S/PhD programme from 2008 onwards by Anna University, Chennai.


To excel in academics and become a pioneer in research by nurturing the students with technical and innovative expertise to connect better with industry and society.


  • To equip students with the knowledge and practical skills relevant to the real-life applications.
  • To establish a Centre of Excellence in the frontier areas of research.
  • To develop manpower with a high level of professionalism.


  • Utilize their high standards of professional ethics, team spirit and technical excellence to pursue higher education and research in national and international institutes of repute.
  • Serve as an interface between process, product and technology, contribute to the core domain and allied areas.
  • Exhibit the professional responsibility in various fields of Biotechnology for sustainable development of the society.

Programmes Offered