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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.

Faculty Profiles

NAMEDESIGNATION
Dr Sambashiva Daravath,M.Sc. Ph.D View in detail

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.
He has published 8 international publications and participated more than 35 national ,international conferences. He is an active member in various scientific communities and a good reviewer for various international journals. He is having tremendous research experience and trained in national institutes like CCMB, IISC, NIMR, CRME, IICT etc… Digital teaching with live examples was introduced for graduate level in Nizam College since 2014 to till date.
He is the Present coordinator for Nizam College foreign student affairs. At present he is working on a ICMR project titled "Climate influence on mosquito demographics, Dengue and Chikungunya in the metropolitan cities located in dierent climatic regions of India: a multi-centric study " in collaboration with various reputed ICMR institutions like NIV, NIMR ,ZSI and ICMR as a co Principle Investigator. not available

Assistant Professor( Contract), HOD
Ms. BENEGALA DEEPIKA, M.Sc , TS – SET, (Ph.D) View in detail

B DEEPIKA WORKING AS AN ASST. PROFESSOR CONTRACT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, NIZAM COLLEGE.
1. COMPLETED B.SC (BT.B.C) FROM NIZAM COLLEGE IN THE YEAR 2006.
2. COMPLETED M.SC ( BIOTECHNOLOGY) FROM OSMANIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FOR WOMEN IN THE YEAR 2008.
3. QUALIFIED TS / AP SET IN THE YEAR 2014.
4. REGISTERED Ph.D UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF Dr. JYOTHI ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY IN THE YEAR 2018. not available

Assistant Professor( Contract)
B.Ashok ReddyView in detail

The faculty Mr B. Ashok Reddy completed his B.sc with the Biotechnology ,Microbiology,and Chemistry as main subjects and secured first class from NOBLE Degree college, Hyderabad, Telangana. He completed his M.Sc Biotechnology from Govt.City college ,Nayapool, Hyderadab. From osmania university
He has been working as a contract lecturer in Nizam College OU , since December 2013
He has interests in 1. Genetic Engineering
2. Plant Biotechnology
3. Molecular Biology
He has good communication skill He has ability to do work effectively in team environment not available

Part- Time Faculty
G.SandhyaView in detail

The Faculty Smt G.Sandhya Completed her B.sc With the Microbiology, Botany and Chemistry as main Subjects and Secured First Clam From N.G. College,Nalgonda,Telangana.She Completed her M.sc Bio Techenology From Post Graduate College of Science, Saifabad from Osmania University. She Worked as a Contract Lecturer in N.G. College, Nalgonda in the Year 2009-2010. She has been working as a Contract Lectures in Nizam College OU, Since August-2016.


She has Interests in
  1. Bio Process Engineering & Molecular Biology
  2. Agriculture Bio technology
  3. Genetic Engineering

She has good Communication skill.She has ability to do work effectively in team environment. not available

Part- Time Faculty
N.Tejaswini,M.ScView in detail

This is N.Tejaswini from Department of Biotechnology. I have completed my masters in Biochemistry from Osmania University. I joined the college in the month of January (2019). not available

Part- Time Faculty
Dr. M. Madhavi ,M.Sc, Ph.DView in detail

Dr. Madhavi Mangalarapu has completed Doctoral studies from Department of Genetics and Biotechnology Osmania Universit, Hyderabad under supervision of Dr. Someswar Rao. Sagurthi. Her title “Characterization of CDKN2BAS gene polymorphism in association with Periodontitis & Coronary Artery Disease.” South Indian population is showing increased incidence rate of periodontal associated Coronary Artery Disease has caught our research interest which may assist in improving the oral health especially periodontal infection associated with the cardiovascular system. With inflammation paradigm being considered in the Coronary Artery Disease pathogenesis, research has indicated that oral sepsis triggers the release of inflammatory cytokines which enter the systemic circulation and exhibit their pro-inflammatory effects and the involvement of inflammatory cytokines in both the diseases has caught our research interest to know the hereditary reasons behind the problem. She received the best poster and best oral presentation award in National and International conferences held by various universities. She has a high impact factor publication in national, international journals. not available

Assistant Professor
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