Bachelor of Biotechnology Engineering program , started in 2002, with intake capacity of 60 to train students in biological applications of engineering principles. The plunge was taken being assured of assistance by sister institutions, KSHEMA - K S Hegde Medical Academy & NGSM College of pharmaceutical sciences. The program accredited by National Board of Accreditation fosters research culture with its faculty receiving research grants over 20 million rupees. Department has also filed seven patents based on research work.
Equipped with state of the art instruments in laboratories, the Biotechnology department of NMAMIT provides excellent work ambience facilitating students to carry out projects and acquire expertise in handling the latest instruments. Along with various laboratories viz., Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biokinetics, Bioprocess Control and Instrumentation, Cell Biology and Microbiology, Down Stream Bioprocessing, Enzyme Technology, Heat & Mass transfer, Unit Operations, Upstream Bioprocessing and Genetic Engineering & Immunotechnology and Research, the library provides books and journals of worldwide recognition. The department has a full-fledged modern computer centre focusing on studies in Bioinformatics with Wisconsin package, 100 Mbps LAN and internet connectivity and a range of software packages for students’ use.
A recognized research center under VTU, Belagavi, the research scholars and faculty of the department are actively involved in sponsored research projects funded by esteemed organizations such as Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology & Department of Atomic Energy-Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Government of India and Karnataka State Council of Science & Technology – VISION group. A pilot scale plant for Biodiesel production, demonstration and information dissemination established under the Department by Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board, Bengaluru has attracted vast attention. Recognized as Centre of Innovative Science & Engineering Education (CISEE) in Bio-fuel Production by Vision Group on Science & Technology (VGST), Govt. of Karnataka, the department is proud to have bright and talented students from diverse backgrounds. Students have won many accolades and laurels in curricular & co-curricular activities and research projects in state and national levels. Relevant findings of student and faculty research projects are published in scholarly journals of national and international repute. The department organizes visits to research laboratories and other related industries enabling students to comprehend the wide scope of the program. Department technical association, PHOENIX, organizes activities such as paper presentation, seminars, debate, and quiz along with a bi-annual newsletter ‘Phoenix speaks’. Department students also represent the institute in various extracurricular activities.
To accomplish excellence in Biotechnology research and creating manpower for the benefit of society and human kind with an emphasis on present and future global needs.
To empower the students of Department of Biotechnology Engineering in to
To satisfy the mission of the Biotechnology Engineering program, the graduates will:
Program Specific Outcomes for B.E. programme in Biotechnology set by Faculty in Biotechnology Engineering are as follows:
I would call, biotechnology as a mixture of knowledge/art/skill/innovation filled with life, that has impactedevery aspect related to human survival on this earth. Its soon going to be ‘GOD’ of our basic needs.
The profound learning and training which I received during my graduation in Biotechnology, not only empowered me to deliver affordable innovation at Biocon but also improve patients access to affordable healthcare through Enzene. It was a pleasing experience being a part of the Biotechnology department where I was able to nurture my dreams and turn them to reality. I owe my success to the motivation I received from my tutors at NMAMIT.
Bio-Tech department, NMAMIT is the sole reason which made me excel both academically and professionally. Not only during my academic career, the professors also helped me during my days of entrepreneur. I'm eternally indebted to the Bio-Tech department for rendering the much needed help.
The BT family of Nitte is cherished my personal and professional life with all the values which are essential to become a good independent researcher as well as a better personality. What I am now is due to the strong fundamental stones laid by all of you. Merci !
Being trained at the state of the art facility, and being mentored by the most learnt faculties of Department of Biotechnology Engineering, NMAMIT, Nitte - I have achieved the goal that I had set for my career. NMAMIT has given me the best four years of my life and has carved me into a focused, target oriented and a better human being. I am glad that NMAMIT is my Alma Mater
Experiments are conducted to learn the basic techniques to identify and quantify biomoleculesRead More
This lab facilitates the students to gain practical knowledge on Enzymatic reactions, their kinetics, immobilizationRead More
Bioprocess Control and Instrumentation lab is to learn various sensors, and their control using computerRead More
The lab includes those experiments that deal with the study of basic mechanisms underlying heat and mass transferRead More
The Unit Operations Lab is to study the various aspects of fluid flow and mechanical operationsRead More
Upstream Processing Technology is a very important subject for bioprocess engineersRead More
Upstream Processing Technology is a very important subject for bioprocess engineersRead More
The diagnostic laboratory provides vital information about the patients testing their blood or serumRead More
Biotechnology is the interdisciplinary field of science that makes use of microorganism / cells/ organisms to produce commercial product beneficial for mankind or use them for environmental benefits.
Research, Higher studies, Industry, entrepreneur
It is not mandatory that student should have taken biology as a subject, but having fundamental knowledge of biology is beneficial to understand some technical terms. Student will not face any difficulty in pursuing UG course if he/she has not taken biology course. Essential topics will be dealt from fundamental basics levels whenever necessary.
Basic knowledge in Calculus and statistics is essential. However, engineering mathematics will be taught as per the curriculum.
Medical and Health care:
Insulin, Vitamins, Antibiotics, Vaccines, Monoclonal antibodies, Hormones, Tissue engineering, Stem cell therapeutics, Gene therapy, Targeted drug delivery, drug designing.
Energy and Fuels:
Bioethanol, Biobutanol, Bioelectricity, Bio-hydrogen, Biogas (Biomethanation). Biodiesel.
Xanthan gum (Used in ice cream), Organic acids, Amino acids, Vitamins, Bioplastic, Microbial polysaccharides.
Food and Cheese production, Detergent, Textile manufacturing, Leather manufacturing, Paper industry, Cornsyrup production, Drug intermediates, Diagnostic kits.
Food and beverage:
Squash, Jams, Jellies,Vinegar, Beer, Wine, Probiotic (Yogurt), Spirulina (Single cell protein), Cheese, Citric acid, Cider, Baker’s yeast, Fermented meat & Fish.
Insect and pest resistant plants,Stress tolerant plant (drought, salt and temperature), Mushroom cultivation, Biocomposting, Organic farming, Micropropagation (Plant tissue culture) of ornamental and medicinal plants.
Biosynthesis of gold & silver nanoparticle for medical applications, bimetallic nanoparticles as catalysts, Nanomedicines and targeted delivery, Cosmetics and antimicrobial agents.
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Biocon India Pvt. Ltd, Wipro Healthcare, XL Health Corporation India Private Limited, Camson Biotechnologies, IQVIA, Analytics Quotient, Novartis, GE Healthcare, Aptuit informatics, Novo Nordisk, Stempeutics and Anthem Bioscience.
|1||Ms. Radhika||Sr. Lab Asst./Instructor|
|2||Ms. Poornima Ramesh Kunder||Sr. Lab Asst./Instructor|
|3||Ms. Veena Rao||Sr. Lab Asst./Instructor|
|4||Mr. Sandeep Kumar||Sr. Lab Asst./Instructor|
|5||Mr. Prakash Tantry||Sr. Lab Asst./Instructor|
|6||Ms. Rachitha R Prabhu||Sr. Lab Asst./Instructor|
|9||Mr. Vinaya Shetty||Helper/Attender|
|10||Mr. Manjunath Rao||Tech Asst./Helper|
NMAMIT Biotechnology department is one among the 32 information and demonstration centres instituted by Karnataka State Bio-energy Development Board ( KSBDB) with annual grant of Rs. 7.9 lakhs. The centre, along with the production of biodiesel from various non-edible oil seeds and used cooking oil available in Udupi District, also creates awareness, disseminates information about bio-fuels amidst scientific community, students, farmers and public and demonstrates technical know how of bio-diesel production. The centre was established in the year 2011 with a building space of 1200sq.ft.
By-products of biodiesel production (cake and glycerol) have commercial applications. Glycerol and oil cake have been explored for the production of bioethenol through various microbial fermentation processes. Oil cake is used as manure in the farm and some oil cakes (non-toxic) can be used as cattle feed. Glycerol is used in soap making. Production of biodiesel from locally available non- edible oil seeds and used cooking oil results in rise of eco-friendly fuel usage, adds revenue to the farmers, saves foreign exchange, reduces dependence on fossil fuel and improves rural employment.
NMAMIT Biodiesel centre is equipped to produce 50 litres of biodiesel per batch in about 20-24 working hours through a chemical process called transesterification. The oil is first extracted through a mechanical expeller and treated with methanol at 600C in the presence of sodium hydroxide. Produced biodiesel is separated and purified for engine usage. The centre also houses a laboratory for biodiesel testing where major 5 parameters (acid value, viscosity, density, flash point and copper strip corrosion) are tested. Biodiesel can be used in any diesel engine as 10-20% blend with diesel without any modification in engine. Biodiesel can also be used in diesel generator sets, tractors, water pumps etc.
The use of underutilized agricultural residues is an excellent means for the production of bio-fuel. Eight different dried raw materials of agricultural origin such as cashew pulp, coffee pulp, coconut leaves, areca nut leaves, cocoa pod shell and mucilage, and non-agricultural residues like Saccharum spontaneum (Kans grass) stem and leaves are being investigated for bio-ethanol production.
At NMAMIT, we continuously use Biodiesel blends (B10-B20) in college vehicles since the last three years and supplies Biodiesel to GM Vidyaniketan Public School-Brahmavar for their school buses. Biodiesel blend of up to 20% along with mineral Diesel can be used in any Diesel engine without any hardware modification. B20 and lower blends can help fulfil environmental and energy security needs without sacrificing operating performance.
Biodiesel has a significant amount of natural lubricity and adding in levels as low as 5% can improve lubricity up to 65%, thereby reducing engine ware and tare. Biodiesel is much safer than petro diesel with a flash point over 1500C. Importantly, toxic emissions such as Hydro Carbons (HC), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Particulate matter (smoke) reduces significantly for biodiesel when compared to conventional Diesel. Biodiesel has excellent cleansing properties. In some cases, the use of petro-Diesel leaves a deposit at the bottom of fuel lines, tanks, and delivery systems over time.
The department is recognized as research center under VTU, Belagavi and 14 research scholars have registered for their doctoral programme.
|Faculty Name||Year||No. of Ph.D Students Registered*||No. of Ph.D Students Awarded*|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2016-17||--||01|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2015-16||01||--|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2012-13||01||--|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2011-12||01||--|
|Dr. C. Vaman Rao||2010-11||02||--|
|Dr. Ujwal P||2016-17||--||01|
|Dr. Ujwal P||2015-16||01||--|
|Dr. Ujwal P||2012-13||01||--|
|Dr. Ujwal P||2010-11||01||--|
|Dr. Vidya S M||2016-17||--||03|
|Dr. Vidya S M||2012-13||02||--|
|Dr. Vidya S M||2011-12||01||--|
|Dr. Vidya S M||2010-11||01||--|
|Dr. Shyama Prasad S||2015-16||02||--|
Internship/Off campus (2017-2018)
Internship/Off campus (2016-2017)
Internship/Off campus (2014-2015)
“Phoenix” is a student association of the Biotechnology Engineering Department of the Institute. In Greek mythology, Phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or born again. Associated with the Sun, Phoenix bird obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some texts, Phoenix lives over 1,400 years before rebirth. The department student organization named after the bird, organizes various technical and non-technical activities to build leadership qualities, team work, personality development and exhibition of professional and technical skills of the students.
Some of them include
|Ostrin Oswald D’Souza||VII||President|
|Rahul S Shetty||V||Vice President|
|Brejeth Renita Nazareth p||VII||Treasurer|
|Snigdha Warrier||V||Associate treasurer|
|Anushka P Shetty||VII||Cultural secretary|
|Krushali S Shetty||V||Associate cultural secretary|
|Vijeth Ullal||III||Co-Cultural Secretary|
|Vibha C.E||VII||Sports Secretary|
|Pruthvik G||V||Assoc. Sports Secretary|
|Mohammad Atheef||III||Co-Sports Secretary|
|Harshitha Kamath Miyar||VII||Magazine Editor|
|Punya P Nair||V||Assoc. Magazine Editor|
|Saniha Rai||III||Co-Magazine Editor|
The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is the leading National Professional non-profit organization striving for the technical improvement of education System in our country with the motto of career development of teachers and personality development of students.
The NMAMIT STUDENT CHAPTER OF ISTE, formed in the year 1995 in the Institute, is actively involved in organizing various technical and non-technical activities for the benefit of the students and staff. A total of ten faculty members from the Department of Biotechnology are life-time members of the society and a total of 33 students are regular members .
Under the ISTE, there has been 2 technical talks in the last two years where in students had an opportunity to interact with external experts in the field of Biotechnology.
The topics include
List of office bearers of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) - Department of Biotechnology Engineeringfor the year 2019-2020
STAFF CO-ORDINATORS: Mrs Sneha Nayak
|Sneha||4NM17BT055||Secretary ( 3rd Year)|
|Prathika D||4NM18BT038||Secretary ( 2nd Year)|
|Karnataka State Biofuel (Bioenergy) Development Board, Bengaluru, GoK.||Biodiesel production, marketing, training and research||2011 Till Date|
|Maxibond, Bengaluru||Ecofriendly gum production||2015 – 17|
|Borg Scientific, Chennai||Designing of fermenters||2016 – 21|
|Provimi Animal Nutrition India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru||Nutrition supplements for animal feeds||2016 – 21|
|Esente Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru||Antiseptic solutions for hospitals||2016 – 21|
|Upcycle-Bioenergy, Texas, San Antonio, USA||Research consultancy for biofuel||2016 – 21|
|Atrimed - Pharmaceuticals, Bengaluru||Research consultancy for skin ailment treatment with gold nanoparticles||2017 – 22|
|SanMed Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad||Testing of antiseptic solutions for antimicrobial activity||2017 – 22|
|MEC Fuels and Chemicals LLC, Houston Texas, 77044, USA||Biofuels||2018 – 24|