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Biotechnology is a specialized scientific area focused towards providing better quality of life. Engineering applications of Biotechnology caters to industries such as agriculture, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, environment, energy and health sector to name a few. In nutshell, Biotechnology makes use of natural biological process for the benefit of mankind.
The department of Biotechnology at RCET is offering B.Tech, Biotechnology with Anna University affiliation. The curriculum is well suited for the present day needs of the industrial sectors. The department has an excellent infrastructure with high quality classrooms, laboratories, auditorium and sophisticated research facilities. The R & D activities at the department are well integrated with its academic programs. High quality research is being carried out by the faculty members in the areas of Microbial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Cancer Biology, Food Biotechnology, & Computer Aided Drug Design and Proteomics. The department has few MoUs with Industries and research labs like Liatris Biosciences LLP, Quantee Tech Pvt Ltd., Plantmill Tissue Culture Lab, etc.,
The teaching faculties are highly competitive, experienced with professional and academic qualifications. The faculty members have received research grants from various funding agencies and have contributed text books; book chapters several original research articles in high quality peer reviewed journals with high impact factors and citation index. Few of the faculty members are the editorial board members and reviewers for many international journals published by reputed publishers. The faculty members are the members of several professional and academic bodies and have received several research awards such as Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research, National Fellowship for Students of Other Backward Classes (OBC), Best paper and poster awards etc.
The students are encouraged to carry out in-house projects, attend seminars and conferences and also to publish their research findings in peer reviewed journals. They were received several best paper award and appreciations for the research work they presented in various reputed national and international conferences and symposium. The department is actively encouraging the students for intercollegiate cultural activities, arts and sports and our students have received several awards and appreciations. The department has also initiated to establish a professional scientific society, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) and our students are already members of professional societies like Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), International Metabolic Engineering Society (IMES).

Teaching Faculty

S. No
Name of the Faculty
Dr. B. Gopal Samy
Associate Professor & Head
Dr. P. Selvakumar
Assistant Professor
Mrs. A. Bhuvana
Assistant Professor
Dr. Archana Rajendran
Assistant Professor


Since its inception in 2019, the Department of Biotechnology has been continuously making progress in Teaching and Research and Development activities. The Department was well equipped with state of the art infrastructure imparting students the best in terms of technology and facilities. Research activities at the Department are progressing in the areas of Biochemical Engg, Bioinformatics, Bioprocess Technology, Genetic Engineering, and Nanobiotechnology.
Each student of our Department is motivated to focus on a novel area to bring out his/her potential under the supervision of well qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty team who has got the desire to impart high quality education to students with practical exposure. The students are stirred to research environment and motivated to present their work in various inter-collegiate events and conferences. The association of the department with various professional societies like BES go in front with the real time exposure to students in their field. MoU’s with various organizations for hands-on training in the field of interest makes them an expert in it.


Attaining new heights in Biotechnology research, shaping Biotechnology into a premier precision tool for the future for creation of a healthy society, ensuring social justice.


Publications in International/National Journals

International Journals:

Gopal Samy Balakrishnan, Jegatheesan Kalirajan, Karthik R, 2020 ‘Biosynthesized nano-magnetite for arsenic removal’ Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology, vol. 8(3), 070-075

Renjith Paulose, Jegatheesan K and Gopal Samy B, 2018 ‘A big data approach with artificial neural network and molecular similarity for chemical data mining and endocrine disruption prediction’. Indian J Pharmacol, 50(4): 169-176. (PMID:30505052) (Impact Factor 1.04)

Renjith Paulose, Jegatheesan K and Gopal Samy B, 2018 ‘Text mining and Natural Language Processing on Social Media Data giving Insights for Pharmacovigilance: A Case Study with Fentanyl’. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 80(4): 762-766. (Impact Factor 0.73)

Gopal Samy B, Jegatheesan K and Francina CI, 2017, In-Vitro Propagation of Dioscorea alata for Tyrosinase Production, Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology, vol. 5(2), 085-088.

Shiny Guruce, Rajanarayanan S, Jegatheesan K and Gopal Samy B, 2017, ‘Isolation of Microbes for Remediation of Textile Dye Industry Effluent’, Ecology Environment and Conservation, vol. 23(1), 403-410.

Krishnapriya Madhu Varier, Sumathi Thangarajan, Arulvasu Chinnasamy, Gopalsamy Balakrishnan, Renjith Paulose, 2017, ‘Comparative Analysis of Potentiality of Esculin and Hinokitol (Β- Thujaplicin) as Anti-Parkinsonism Drugs: A Pilot In Silico Study’, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9(1), 108-115.

Renjith Paulose, Jegatheesan K and Gopal Samy B, 2016, Decision Tree Learning and Regression Models to Predict Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals - A Big Data Analytics Approach with Hadoop and Apache Spark, International Journal of Machine Intelligence, 7(1), 469-473.

Gopal Samy Balakrishnan, Jegatheesan Kalirajan, 2016, Identification of Tyrosinase from Dioscorea alata Tuber Extract by Homology Driven Proteomics Approach, Current Proteomics, 13(1), 1-8. (5 year Impact Factor 0.654)

B. Gopal Samy, S. Sujitha, R. Thyagarajan, Jegatheesan Kalirajan, 2015, Isolation of Streptomyces sp. from soil and its medium optimization for microbial transglutaminase production by box-behnken design, Journal of Ecology and Ecography, 6(1):1000175. (5 year Impact Factor 1.5)

Renjith, P, Balakrishnan G and Suganya S, 2015, E-Analogs: A Web-Based Cheminformatics Algorithm for Automated Ligand Analog Library Generation and In-Silico Drug Design, International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 7(6): 462-467.

Karthik Rajendran, Gopal Samy Balakrishnan, Jegatheesan Kalirajan, 2015, Synthesis of Magnetite Nanoparticles for Arsenic Removal from Ground Water Pond, International Journal of PharmTech Research, 8(4):670-677.

Gopal Samy Balakrishnan, Jegatheesan Kalirajan, 2015, Characterization of Tyrosinase enzyme from the tubers of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson, (Araceae), International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research, 7(3):585-589. (Impact Factor 1.279)

Gopal Samy, Lawrence Xavier, 2015, Molecular Docking Studies on Antiviral Drugs for SARS, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering 5 (3), pp. 75-79

Gopal Samy, Indhumathi A, 2015, Bimolecular Nanomotors and Their Applications, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering 5 (3), pp. 24-33

Muruganandham M., Eswarapriya B., Gopal Samy B., Kalidas S., Kameswari B., Devi P., Madhumitha B. and Meera R., 2010, Calciferol Influence on Pathogenicity Against Staphylococuus aureus, Journal of Global Pharma Technology. 2(4):58-65.

B. Eswarapriya, B. Gopal Samy, B. Kameswari, R. Meera, P. Devi, 2010, Insecticidal Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis IBT-15 Strain against Plutella xylostella, International Journal of PharmTech Research, 2(3):4297-4304.

“Mechanistic studies of Biomineralisation on Silver incorporated Anatase TiO2”, Archana Rajendran and Deepak K. Pattanayak, 2019 J. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 109, (2020) 110558.

“Nanoporous, bioactive and cytocompatible TiO2 encapsulated Ti particles as bone augmentation material”, Archana Rajendran, Deepak K.Pattanayak, Advanced Powder Technology, (2019),

“Study of pore morphology, microstructure, and cell adhesion behaviour in porous Ti-6Al-4V scaffolds”, S. Mandal, V. V. Das, M. Debata, A. Panigrahi, P. Sengupta, Archana Rajendran, D. K. Pattanayak, S. Basu, Emergent Mater. 2(2019) 453.

“Effect of Silver-Containing Titania Layers for Bioactivity, Antibacterial Activity, and Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Ti Metal”, Archana Rajendran, Upasana Kapoor, Nivedhitha Jothinarayanan, Nibedita Lenka, and Deepak K. Pattanayak, ACS Appl. Bio Mater., 2, 9 (2019) 3808-3819.

“Ca-Ag coexisting nano-structured titania layer on Ti metal surface with enhanced bioactivity, antibacterial and cell compatibility”, Archana Rajendran, G Vinoth, J Nivedhitha, Kumar M Iyer, Deepak K. Pattanayak, J. Materials Science & Engineering C, 99 (2019) 440–449.

“Role of calcium ions in defining the bioactivity of surface modified Ti metal”, Archana Rajendran, S. Sugunapriyadharshini, Debasish Mishra, Deepak K. Pattanayak, J. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 98 (2019) 197-203.

“Comparative study on Ti-Nb binary alloys fabricated through spark plasma sintering and conventional P/M routes for biomedical application”, Rajamallu Karre, Basanth Kumar Kodli, Archana Rajendran, J Nivedhitha, Deepak K Pattanayak, Kei Ameyama, Suhash R Dey, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 94 (2019) 619-627.

“Synthesis of organic derived hydroxyapatite scaffold from pig bone waste for tissue engineering applications”, Edwin A. Ofudje, Archana Rajendran, Abideen I. Adeogun , Mopelola A. Idowu, Sarafadeen O. Kareem , Deepak K. Pattanayak, Advanced Powder Technology, 29 (2018) 1-8.

“Influence of pH on wet-synthesis of silver decorated hydroxyapatite nanopowder”, P Narendran, Archana Rajendran, Mirna Garhnayak, Lokanath Garhnayak, J Nivedhitha, K Chandra Devi, Deepak K Pattanayak, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 169 (2018) 143-150.

“Divalent ion encapsulated nano titania on Ti metal as a bioactivesurface with enhanced protein adsorption”, Esaitamil Anbazhagan, Archana Rajendran, Duraipandy Natarajan, M.S. Kiran,Deepak K. Pattanayak, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 143 (2016) 213–223.

“Bioactive Ti alloy with hydrophilicity, antibacterial activity and cytocompatibility”, Vinod Prabu, P. Karthick, Archana Rajendran, Duraipandy Natarajan, M. S. Kiran and Deepak K. Pattanayak, RSC Adv., 5 (2015), 50767.

“Synthesis, phase stability of hydroxyapatite-silver compositewith antimicrobial activity and cytocompatability”, Archana Rajendran, Rakesh C. Barik, Duraipandy Natarajan, M.S. Kiran, Deepak K. Pattanayak. Ceramics International 40 (2014) 10831-10838.

“Silver incorporated antibacterial, cell compatible and bioactive titania layer on Ti metal for biomedical applications”, Archana Rajendran and Deepak K. Pattanayak. RSC Adv., 4 (2014) 61444.

“Silver nano particle incorporated Ti metal prepared by chemical treatment for antibacterial and corrosion resistance study”, Archana Rajendran, G. Vinoth, V. Shanthi, R. C. Barik and Deepak K. Pattanayak. Material Technology, 29 (2014) B26-B34.

“Silver nanoparticle incorporated porous nano structured titania layer on Ti metal : A candidate for orthopedic implant”, Archana Rajendran, Deepak Pattanayak, Transactions of Powder Metallurgy Association of India, 40(2) (2014) 14-20, Publisher : Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI).

“Switchover of a non-bioactive calcium titanate to a bioactive calcium containing anatase TiO2 through silver addition”,Archana Rajendran, Upasana Kapoor, Nibedita Lenka, Deepak K. Pattanayak. (Under preparation)

“A detailed investigation on the bioactivity of Mg / Sr / Ag co-existing TiO2 layer on Ti metal”, Archana Rajendran and Deepak K. Pattanayak (Under preparation).

“3D printed porous Ti-6Al-4V scaffolds for biomedical application: Design, printing, post treatment and in vitro bio-studies”, Archana Rajendran and Deepak K. Pattanayak (Under preparation).

“Nano-structured titania decorated with multi-element substituents over Ti64/Ti1553 alloys for biomedical application”, Archana Rajendran and Deepak K. Pattanayak (Under preparation).

“Bioactive Ti and Ti alloys Prepared by Chemical Solution Treatment: A Review”, Archana Rajendran, Deepak K. Pattanayak (Under preparation).

Conference Proceedings:

Gopal Samy B, K. Jegatheesan, 2012, Cloning & Expression of an Eukaryotic Tyrosinase gene into a Prokaryote for Sea Food Waste Management, International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development, Hyderabad; 09/2012.

S. Sujitha, Gopal Samy B, K. Jegatheesan, 2012, Activated sludge process for the treatment of sugar industry effluent, 3rd World Congress on Biotechnology, Hyderabad; 09/2012

B. Gopal Samy, S. Sujitha, R. Thyagarajan, Jegatheesan Kalirajan, 2012, Isolation of Streptomyces sp. from soil and its medium optimization for microbial transglutaminase production by box-behnken design, 3rd World Congress on Biotechnology, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India; 09/2012

S. Sujitha, Gopal Samy Balakrishnan, K. Jegatheesan, 2012, Isolation of Microbes for Poultry waste management and its Medium Optimization for L-Asparaginase Production by Central Composite Design.