Department of Biotechnology and Research

K. Velayudhan Memorial Trust, registered on 13th May 1983 with the objective of providing relief and solace to the poor and needy, mainly in Charitable and Education field. The emphasis is on Health Education, Welfare of Women, Children and Other Weaker sections of the society including Disable, Retarded and Discarded as well as Higher education in science and technology. Over the years, the trust has earned a reputation for itself by fulfilling the educational aspirations of many and self providing relief through its pioneering activities in educational and charity fields and by running organisations and institutions of international quality. The many educational institutions setup by the trust have become the most preferred choice for the students in the region for their excellent infrastructure and exceptional quality of teaching. The social service organisations run by the trust have brought hope and happiness to many children and families. The trust is constantly on the lookout for new avenues to channelise its energy and resources addressing newer needs and aspirations of the society and in service of humanity.

Department of Biotechnology and Research

The Department of Biotechnology and Research of K.V.M. College of Science and Technology (formerly under K.V.M. College of Engineering & IT), Cherthala was established in the year 2005, offers a two year Post Graduate programme, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology. This course is recognized by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin, Kerala state. This programme has been designed in such a way that the students are well trained in advanced techniques in microbiology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, bio- informatics, biochemistry and plant biotechnology. The students can opt for research programmes in national/international laboratories after the completion of this course. They can also find employment in industries, educational institutions, organizations involved in R & D and also in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology sectors. The department has spacious and well-lit laboratories with all modern facilities. The students are also encouraged to do research and publish their findings in reputed journals. In addition to this they are motivated to do scientific presentations in national and international seminars. The Department is also actively engaged in organizing National and International seminars / conferences and training programmes every year.

Course Highlights

• The department focuses in research on modern biotechnology and interdisciplinary science for societal development.

• The department has collaborations with other universities and research and development organizations for research.

• The students are trained to create an interest in research activities by conducting Journal clubs and motivate them to participate in effective discussions and finding solutions to various biological problems.

• The students are encouraged to do research work of their interest and publish the findings in reputed journals.

• The students are encouraged to participate in International/ National seminars and training programs during their course of study.

• Compulsory training in HACCP and Plant Tissue Culture in addition to regular curriculum.