Department Of Bio technology
Biotechnology course was introduced as an optional subject at B.Sc level in 2002 as a Self- Finance Course with Department of Genetics as the Nodal Department. The course was started with three combinations: B.Sc (Biotechnology, Botany, and Chemistry), B.Sc (Biotechnology, Zoology, and Chemistry), B.Sc (Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Chemistry). Initially for one year staff of Genetics & Microbiology handled the course. During 2003 candidates with M.Sc (Biotechnology) qualification were appointed. Presently subject is offered only with either Botany or Zoology and Chemistry.The response to the course is overwhelming and most sought after among all the UG programs. Over 2500 applicants competed for 60 seats during academic year 2006-2007. This is amply reflected by the cut-off mark, which was 92% scored at the +2 level. The admissions are open to only those with biological science background at +2 level. Majority of them are from rural background and Telugu media students are in large numbers. Their performance truly reflects their academic merit with majority of them passing out with first division and distinction. The objective of most of them is to go in for higher study and they have been able to clear the PG entrance examination. Ajay Chandra of 2003 batch was selected to the integrated PhD program at IISC, Sahitya of the same batch and Sandeep of 2006 batch were recruited by Reddy Labs. The students seem to be fascinated by the growth of knowledge in this field and research and employment potential. Rightfully biotechnology can be considered happening subject next to IT.
After IT, Biotechnology was in boom in the beginning of the 21st century. The scientific community has developed various strategies for the development of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Cloning of animals, DNA sequencing etc. There is a drastic increase in the incidence of life style diseases such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, AIDS, Hepatitis, Heart failures and Liver damages, increased risk of various genetic disorders and rise in the pollution. In view of this, there was a need for the development of preventive and cure methods. Several Biotechnology Companies have come forward and developed r DNA vaccines such as Hepatitis-B, r-DNA hormones such as Insulin, Growth hormone etc, Molecular Diagnostics for the quick diagnosis of infectious diseases. Several genome sequencing projects and development of Databases were initiated. Strategies were also developed to reduce the environmental pollution, and the levels of toxic pollutants. In view of these scientific developments, the Biotechnology Course was introduced at B.Sc level to train the basic concepts of biotechnology and implementing strategies such as development of Genetically Modified Organisms for the production of various Heath Care Products and Organ Transplantation, development and use of Biofertilizers, Bioremediation, Bioleaching, etc.
Since 2003 the Department is actively engaged in development of infrastructure of the lab, installation of equipments and upgradation of the curriculum from time to time and to make it practical oriented. The department has received UGC-BSRG grant in 2007-08, which was utilized for the strengthening of lab facilities .The department has also received financial assistance from DBT during 2009-10 under Star Status Scheme. The department has established a well sophisticated lab with the major grants from UGC-BSRG, DBT, allocated funds from CPE-XI plan, 12B, annual Autonomy grant and Self-Finance grant etc.
|Dr Sambashiva Daravath,M.Sc. Ph.D
Assistant Professor( Contract), HOD
Dr Sambashiva. D, has completed Master's degree in Biotechnology from Osmania university in 2007 and awarded doctorate in 2017 from Osmania university. He joined in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the department of Biotechnology, Nizam College and served as First In-charge Head for 2 years (2018-2020). As a Convener and Organizing Secretary, organized one National Conference in the year 2019 and One International FDP program ( Online) in the year 2021 in collaboration with Loyola Academy and Government City College, Hyderabad. He is an elected Executive Council member for Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) ,Society of Medical Arthropodology (SOMA) and serving as Treasurer for both societies. Received Young Scientist award in 2018 by SOMA and awarded him as a Fellow of Society of Medical Arthropodology(FSOMA). His area of interest in research is molecular biology and bioinformatics, Presently working on in the field industrial biotechnology and Molecular Entomology.
|Ms. BENEGALA DEEPIKA,M.Sc , TS SET, (Ph.D)
Assistant Professor( Contract)
B.Deepika is Passionate, Enthusiastic, inspiring and dedicated lecturer with Twelve years of teaching experience at UG level, with strong oral and written communication skills. My dedication and passion will be very helpful in addressing the scientific needs and concerns of diversified students. Combine strong passion in teaching professional skills and life skills. Motivate and inspire students, while creating a learner-centered and challenging learning environment. Undertaking challenging tasks and completes them successfully with professional knowledge and personal experience. Work with a group of team members where I can learn and adopt the things and work harmoniously. My dedication in teaching will be very beneficial in providing Quality education to the students. Post Graduate from Osmania University College for Women and Qualified in TS-SET and Pursuing Ph.D under the supervision of Dr. Jyothi Assistant professor, Department of Zoology, Nizam college, (O.U). Active role in departmental activities and Showing keen interest in attending National, International seminars and Conferences.
|Dr. M. Madhavi,M.Sc,Ph.D