Ph.D [Biotechnology]

In Biotechnology, students cultivate a comprehensive skill set focused on manipulating biological systems for practical applications. Students develop expertise in genetic engineering, molecular biology, and bioinformatics, gaining the ability to modify organisms for medical, agricultural, and industrial purposes.

Practical laboratory skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities are honed through hands-on experiments and research projects. Additionally, students acquire a deep understanding of ethical considerations in biotechnological advancements.

The curriculum emphasizes innovation and the application of biological principles, preparing graduates to contribute to advancements in healthcare, agriculture, environmental management, and various cutting-edge biotechnological industries.


Established in 2000, the Department of Biotechnology offers B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. programs, including training in Mushroom Cultivation, Sericulture, Vermicompost, Azolla, and Spirulina.

Our students have achieved 5 Gold medals and 39 University Ranks. The diverse study program, led by skilled faculty, covers Nanotechnology, Microbiology, Genetic Engineering, and more.

The Department has published more than 500 research publications with approximately 693 h-index in SCI journals since 2015 with a total impact factor of 189.

Our research team excels in areas like Molecular Biology, Securing a Major Research Project funding of Rs. 23,00,000 from DST-SERB, New Delhi, the Department actively hosts National-level Seminars, Symposiums, and workshops regularly. These events receive financial support from esteemed organizations such as DST, ICMR, DBT, UGC, ensuring the department’s commitment to fostering research and academic excellence.


Biotechnology Sets a Standard, Technical Education as Multidisciplinary Programme for Creating Scientific Awareness to the Students for the Innovations to Achieve Sustainability Goals


To Maintain the Plethora of Technology that Involves in Various Fields for the Invention through Drastic Ideas to Strengthen Student Knowledge.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Biotechnology Ph.D. program at M.G.R. College is designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of biotechnology. Throughout the program, students engage in coursework, research projects, and practical training to develop expertise in various aspects of biotechnology.

The program emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation, preparing students to tackle complex challenges in areas such as genetic engineering, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and bioprocessing. Graduates of the program emerge with a deep understanding of cutting-edge biotechnological principles and methodologies, enabling them to pursue successful careers in academia, industry, research, and other related fields.

Career Opportunities

Biotechnology opens up diverse and dynamic career opportunities across various industries. Here are some potential career paths for individuals with a background in Biotechnology

1. Research and Development:
      –> Conduct research in laboratories to develop new products, technologies, or processes.

2. Pharmaceuticals:
      –> Work in drug discovery, development, and production.

3. Biomedical Sciences:
      –> Explore roles in genetics, genomics, and personalized medicine.

4. Agriculture:
      –> Engage in genetic modification, crop improvement, and sustainable agriculture practices.

5. Environmental Science:
      –> Contribute to waste management, pollution control, and conservation efforts.

6. Food Industry:
      –> Develop and improve food products, quality control, and safety.

7. Bioprocessing and Bioinformatics:
      –> Work on data analysis, computational biology, and bioprocessing.

8. Clinical Research:
      –> Conduct trials, analyze data, and contribute to medical advancements.

9. Forensic Science:
      –> Apply biotechnological techniques to solve crimes and identify individuals.

10. Teaching and Education:
      –> Educate and inspire the next generation of biotechnologists.

11. Sales and Marketing:
      –> Promote biotechnological products and services.

12. Quality Control and Assurance:
      –> Ensure adherence to quality standards in manufacturing and production.

13. Regulatory Affairs:
      –> Navigate regulatory frameworks and compliance in the biotech industry.

14. Entrepreneurship:
      –> Start your own biotech venture or consultancy.

15. Medical Writing:
      –> Communicate scientific information through publications, reports, and documentation.

16. Consultancy:
      –> Provide expertise to organizations seeking biotechnological solutions.

17. Healthcare Management:
      –> Manage biotechrelated projects, programs, or organizations.

18. Government and Policy:
      –> Contribute to policy development and regulatory frameworks.

Achievements of the Department

  • Received Grants of Rs. 22,50,000 from DST SERB under Young Scientist in 2015- 2018 for a Major research project.
  • Applied DST SERB grant of Rs 30 Lakhs proposal under the core grant research project in the year of 2022-Under consideration
  • Received Seminar Grants of Rs. 5,50,000 from DST SERB.CSIR, ICMR for the consecutive years 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020.
  • The department received total funds of Rs.28,00,000.
  • Students in our department have earned 5 gold medals and secured 37 University Ranks in Periyar University Examinations over the years.
  • Most eligible students have been placed in various companies, including Pharma and food companies like Biocon, Mylon, Microlabs, and various reputed MNCs.
  • Mushroom and vermiculture plants are established and maintained by this department.
  • The department has published more than 90 research publications with an approximately 69 h-index in SCI journals since 2015, with a total impact factor of 34.72.
  • The department has completed 8 Ph.D and has ongoing research with 10 scholars since 2015.
  • Our department had produced 30 M.Phil scholars since 2015
  • The department has submitted 20 microbial sequences in the name of MGR College on the NCBI portal.
  • Faculty have presented and participated in more than 80 international and national conferences since 2015.
  • Faculty have served as Board of Study members in different institutions all over the country.

Why choose Biotechnology @ M.G.R College?

1. Top Infrastructure with all necessary equipments

2. Established Research Facilities

3. Well Educated, Experienced & Supportive Faculties

4. Research Grants and Projects, Continuous Funding and Support

5. Ensures placement and offers training opportunities.

6. Centralized Library with Adequate books

7. Seminar Grants and Conferences

8. Financial Support for Students

9. Research Publications and Impact

10. NCBI Portal Contributions

11. Highly qualified faculty members, many with Ph.D. qualifications.

12. Active Faculty Engagement



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