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CMS College of Science & Commerce(Autonomous)
Affiliated to Bharathiar University
Re-Accredited by NAAC with ‘ A ’ Grade Status (CGPA - 3.53 out of 4)
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institution
College with Potential for Excellence
 
 

School of Bio Science

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The School of Biological Sciences aims at providing fundamental yet quality education in Biosciences. The School of Biological Sciences offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in Biological sciences under the choice based credit system (CBCS), with autonomous curricula and syllabi. These programs prepare the students to make them fit to join R&D laboratories, Academic streams, Industries etc. Unique placement and research oriented curriculum is designed and approved by the experts from Bharathiar University, other renowned institutions and Bioscience industries. The school of Biological Sciences has committed staff members who have expertise in various fields of Biosciences. It has received major and minor research grants from University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt of India.

Scope of the Course

School of Bioscience aims to educate, train and develop cutting edge bio-specialists capable of discovery, design and delivery of solutions to improve the quality of human life.

BIOCHEMISTRY

Biochemistry is the study and applications of Biomolecules (their reactions and metabolic processes), in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Biochemists provide diagnostic service, carrying out tests on blood, urine and other body fluids, while researching the underlying causes of disease and methods of treatment. They find jobs in pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies, food brewing and biotechnology industry.

BIOINFORMATICS

Bioinformatics is the application of Computer technology to the management of biological information. There are ample opportunities in pharmaceutical and research organizations, chemical industries. Universities, research institutes and industries employ Bioinformatics student to do research in sequence analysis, drug design and development, marker analysis, and applications in genomics and proteomics.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

A career in Biotechnology includes industries engaged in processing and developing agricultural and biological products, bio-processing industries, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. There are opportunities in industries producing healthcare products, textile industry and organizations engaged in different types of industrial research and development.

MICROBIOLOGY

Microbiology is a branch of Biology that includes the study of growth characteristics and various other aspects related to the microorganism.  Microbiologists find jobs in many places like research organization, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries, Universities, Research Institutes etc.,

Laboratory Infrastructure and Facilities

BIOSCIENCE LABORATORY

  1. The school has spacious and well - equipped laboratory with independent undergraduate and post-graduate laboratories. Sophisticated instruments including Eppendorff® Thermal cycler (PCR), Lawrance and Mayo® Phase contrast and fluorescent microscopes, Vilber Lourmat® gel documentation system, Sanyo® CO2 incubator, Sanyo® Inverted Microscope with digital photography, Genesys® UV-Vis Scanning Spectrophotometer, Vestfrost®- 20oC deep freezer, BBraun® Bioreactor, Biorad® ELISA reader with inbuilt incubator, Waters® HPLC system with PDA detector, Lyodel® Lyophilizer, BBraun® Ultrasonicator, Equitron® Automatic autoclaves and Sanyo® - 86oC Ultralow freezer are available for routine student practicals as well as for research.

  2. There are separate, air-conditioned, plant tissue culture, animal cell culture and microbial cell culture labs and a walk in cold room. These advanced facilities are unique in School of Biological Sciences, which provides individual hands-on working experience to all students. A large Green House and Poly House facilitate incubation and hardening of tissue-cultured plants.

BIOINFORMATICS LABORATORY

The Bioinformatics laboratory is well equipped with one high end server connected with 30 clients  with 24*7 internet support provided with updated following software packages,

  • Accelerys Discovery Studio- Commercial Package available and Unique for molecular studies. This package is available only in Bioinformatics Laboratory, CMS College which facilitates students to get placed in pharmaceutical industries.

  • GOLD- Commercial Package for drug designing

  • HEX, ARGUS LAB- Tool for drug designing

  • ISIS DRAW, CHEMSKETCH- Generation of Chemical Molecules and Inhibitors.

  • PYMOL, RASMOL, SWISSPDBVIEWER, -Visualisation Tools

  • OTHER ONLINE ANALYSIS TOOLS  

 

  Courses

Course offered Eligibility
B.Sc. Biotechnology A pass in Higher Secondary Examination with (a) Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science (b) Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (c) Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry (d) Physics, Chemistry, Biology, computer science, (e) Physics, Chemistry, Biotech (f) Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
B.Sc.Biochemistry with Diploma in CLT. A pass in HSC with chemistry/ physics/ Biology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Nursing/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Computer Science/ HomeScience/ DMLT (or) Diploma in Pharmacy (or) Pharmacology as one of the subjects.
B.Sc.Biochemistry with Nanotechnology with compulsory Diploma in CLT. (For Students admitted from 2009 onwards) A pass in HSC with chemistry/ physics/ Biology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Nursing/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Computer Science/ HomeScience/ DMLT (or) Diploma in Pharmacy (or) Pharmacology as one of the subjects.
B. Sc. Microbiology A pass in higher secondary examination with Biology / Botany / Zoology / Microbiology / Biochemistry as one of the subjects under (10+2) system.
M.Sc. Biotechnology B. Sc. Degree in Biology. Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, With Biology ancillary/ Biotechnology/ B.F.S/ Polymer Chemistry/ Microbiology/Zoology/ Botany / Plant Science/ Plant Biotechnology/ Animal Science/ Animal Biotechnology/ B. Pharm,/ Industrial Chemistry/ Applied Microbiology/ Medical Microbiology/ Human Genetics/ Medical Genetics/ Molecular Biology/Genetic Technology/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Biotechnology/ Genetic Engineering/ Bioinformatics/ Plant Biology and Biotechnology/ Animal Science and Biotechnology or Agriculture or B..E., M.B.B.S
M. Sc. Microbiology A pass in Under Graduate Examination with any Bioscience Degree or any other examination accepted as equivalent there by the syndicate B. Sc in Biology / Botany / Zoology/ Biotechnology / Chemistry/ Nursing / Biochemistry / Microbiology /or other examinations accepted as equivalent there to by the Syndicate, subject to such other conditions as may be prescribed therefore.
M. Sc. Applied Microbiology A pass in Under Graduate Examination with any Bioscience Degree or any other examination accepted as equivalent there by the syndicate B. Sc in Biology / Botany / Zoology / Biotechnology / Chemistry/ Nursing / Biochemistry / Microbiology /or other examinations accepted as equivalent there to by the Syndicate, subject to such other conditions as may be prescribed therefore.
M. Sc. Bioinformatics : A pass in Under Graduate Examination with any Degree or any other examination accepted as equivalent there by the syndicate B. Sc in Biology / Botany / Zoology/ Physics / Chemistry/ Nursing / Biochemistry / Microbiology /or other examinations accepted as equivalent there to by the Syndicate, subject to such other conditions as may be prescribed therefore.
M. Sc. Biochemistry : A pass in Under Graduate Examination with any Degree or any other examination accepted as equivalent there by the syndicate B. Sc in Biology / Botany / Zoology/ Physics / Chemistry/ Nursing / Biochemistry / Microbiology /or other examinations accepted as equivalent there to by the Syndicate, subject to such other conditions as may be prescribed therefore.

M. Phil
(Full time &  Part time)

  • MICROBIOLOGY
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • BIOINFORMATICS
  • BIOCHEMISTRY

Ph.D (Full time & Part time)

  • BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • MICROBIOLOGY
: Eligibility is prescribed by the Bharathiar University and candidates are advised to refer to the university website. Application form and Prospectus can be obtained from the University

  Staff Profile

Dr.T.Vinoth Kumar, M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDCA.,MCA., Ph.D.
Director, School of Bio Science

Dr. T. Vinoth Kumar has over 18 years of teaching and research experience, including 4 years of international teaching experience at Misurata University, Libya. He obtained his doctorate degree from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, in the area of Natural Product drug discovery. He also completed his M.Phil in Biotechnology (Protein and Enzyme Biotechnology) from the department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University. He is an avid researcher with impeccable credentials. His research area includes Natural Product Drug Discovery, Bioprocess technology and Enzyme Biotechnology. His research work is focused on "Discovery of novel enzyme inhibitors from natural sources as drugs". He proved his expertise by the discovery of novel drug candidates for the therapy of Type II Diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer’s disease, which are under clinical trials. Dr. Vinoth’s contribution to the establishment of a state-of-the-art Biotech lab at CMS College is appreciated by experts in the field. He has published research articles at International and National level. He has submitted many research proposals for major research projects under DBT, DST and UGC. He is a member of Biotechnology board of studies (BOS) of Bharathiar University and for various aided and unaided colleges. He is a life member of various National and International level scientific organizations and associations and is a research expert committee member of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorder’s society of India.

Faculty Name

Contact

Dr.T.Vinoth Kumar, M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDCA., MCA., Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Head
vinothbiochem@gmail.com
Ms. S. Priscilla Helen Christy M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDBI.
Assistant Professor& Coordinator of Biotechnology
priscijoe2006@yahoo.co.in
Ms. S.Shanthi Priya M.Sc., M.Phil.
Assistant Professor& Coordinator of Microbiology &Bioinformatics
shanthipriya@gmail.com
Dr. V. Nandhini M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDBI., Ph.D
Assistant Professor& Coordinator of Biochemistry
nandhini_vn@yahoo.co.uk
Ms.Sheethal Anilkumar M.Sc.,M.Phil., PGDCA.
Asst.Professor
shethal_anil@rediffmail.com
Ms. K. Ramya M.Sc.,M.Phil.
Asst.Professor
ramyadevarajan@gmail.com
Mr. Iwin C. Varkey M.Sc.,B.Ed.,MBA.,PGDED.,PGDBI.,
Asst.Professor
iwin.c.varkey@gmail.com
Ms.K.V.Anubhama MSc .,PGDBI.
Asst.Professor
anuleo28@gmail.com
Dr.R.Caroline Nirmala M.Sc. Ph.D.,
Asst.Professor
carolineravikumar@gmail.com
Ms.K.Krithika M.Sc., M.Phil.
Asst.Professor
gkrithikal@gmail.com
Ms.V.Geetha M.Sc., M.Phil.
Asst.Professor
geethuvenugopal03@gmail.com
Dr.V.Sathya M.Sc.,MCA.
Asst.Professor
sathyabio@gmail.com
Mr.R.Vijayanand M.Sc, M.Phil., PGDBI.
Asst.Professor
vijayanandramakrishnan@yahoo.co.in
Mr.B.Venkatrajah M.Sc, M.Phil., PGDBI.,MA., MBA.
Asst.Professor
ee_rajah@yahoo.com
Dr.D.Latha M.Sc, M.Phil, PGDBI, Ph.D.,
Asst.Professor
lathagangolly@rediffmail.com
Mr.V.M.M.Deepak M.Sc., M.D (ACU)
Asst.Professor
vmm_deepak@yahoo.com
Dr.B.Sathya Priya M.Sc., M.Phil., D.EMS., Ph.D.,
Asst.Professor
sbspriya11@gmail.com
Ms.G.Suja M.Sc., M.Phil
Asst.Professor
sujaooty@gmail.com
Ms. M.Sathya M.Sc., M.Phil.
Asst.Professor
sathya268@rediffmail.com

  Activities

I. Curricular Aspects

The Department offers the three-year undergraduate B.Sc. Biotechnology programme, as well as the M.Sc. Biotechnology programme, under the credit-based choice system, with Autonomous curricula and syllabi. Unique placement and research oriented curriculum designed and approved by the experts from Bharathiar University, other renowned institutions and Biotech industries.

Teaching learning process:

  • Taught program consists of Lecture, advanced seminars, directed assignments, participation in science exhibitions, Medical/Clinical laboratory training, expertise training in Biochemical Techniques and audiovisual media assisted instruction.
  • Extra coaching for weaker students and Tamil / Malayalam medium students.

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Organizes Guest Lectures & Seminars in major areas of Biosciences
  • One Day Personality Development Program is being organized for I UG & I PG students to address their overall personality development.
  • Experts from Various research Institutes and Industries provide Hands on Experience to the PG students of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics by Workshops
  • I year UG & PG students are exposed to various Bioindustries by Industrial Visits.
  • Our students actively participating in various inter collegiate Bioscience Competitions conducted by other colleges and Universities.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Our School students are actively participating in various Cultural events, Sports and Quiz Competitions conducted at Intra and Inter collegiate Levels.
  • A workshop was conducted on Advance techniques in Biotechnology, on 31.3.2015.

RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY & EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

  • The School of Biological Sciences has received major and minor research grants from University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt of India.

Research Collaborations

  • Research collaboration with Prof. Dr. Doog Hoon Shin, Professor, School of Biotechnology, Korean Institute of Technology, South Korea.
  • Research collaboration with Dr. Murugan, Asst. Professor, School of Biotechnology, Karunya University,Coimbatore.
  • Research collaboration with Dr. Geetha Ramani, Associate Professor.Dept of Microbiology, Dr NGP Arts and Science College, Coimbatore 48

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED BIOINSTRUMENTATION AND BIOANALYSIS (CABB)
CABB: Centre for Advanced bioresearch and Bioanalysis was inaugurated by Dr. Devaraj, Chairman, UGC on 8.3.15. It was initiated with a moto as:

  • To promote research and bioinstrumentation skills among the students of the School of Biological Sciences.
  • To help research scholars and students from other colleges and universities to pursue their project work and be acquainted with advanced and latest bioinstrumentation facility available at our College.
  • To promote admission to the School of Biological Sciences by publicizing the  state of the art lab facility, infrastructure, green and eco friendly campus of our college.
  • To generate fund from utilization of instrumentation facility at the school of Biological sciences.

Extension Activities

Students of the department regularly organize Blood grouping camps, blood donation camps, pulse polio programs, Health awareness programs for the nearby village people.
Industry-Institution Collaboration:

  • MOU with M/s Senthil Papain and food products Ltd, Coimbatore.
  • MOU with M/s Nara Intech (P) Ltd, Chennai.
  • Proposed MOU with M/s Pragathi Biotech, Trivandrum.
  • Proposed MOU with M/s Ramsen Biocare (P) Ltd, Palladam.
  • Proposed MoU with Suguna foods ltd,Coimbatore (under process)

VALUE ADDED PROGRAMMES

    • UGC-CSIR, NET coaching.
    • Diploma in Clinical research methodology, regulatory affairs and management.
    • First aid certificate program.
    • Curriculum included with clinical laboratory technology.
    • Placement based crash course on Bioprocess Technology.
    • Nutrition and Dietics.
    • Vermi composting.
    • Mush room cultivation.
    • Cultivation of medicinal plants.

    PLACEMENT RECORDS/COMPANIES

    Students from the School have been placed in the following companies:

    • Accenture, Bangalore
    • Azhooba, Chennai,
    • Biocon, Bangalore
    • Biomed Solutions, Salem.
    • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kerala
    • Cipla Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
    • Cognizant Technologies, Bangalore.
    • DELL, Chennai.
    • Icon, Bangalore.
    • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    • Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala
    • Indian Immunological Limited, Ooty
    • Infosys, Bangalore
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
    • PPTS, Coimbatore
    • TCS, Chennai
    • VWR International, Coimbatore
    • Wipro Technologies, Chennai
    • Zifo Technologies, Chennai.
 

Syllabus

Biotechnology

Bio Chemistry

Microbiology