"Innovation is what drives us around here. The Academy understands that, and we reap the benefits."
- Dr. Ch. Sirisha
Head of Department (PG)
| Who we are and what we do
Beginning in the academic year of 2001-02, the Department of Biotechnology (UG) has been a fore-runner in the state in its field. It quickly became one of the more popular departments, in the Academy, because of the opportunities it provided to both its students and its faculty.
Some key statistics for the Department of Biotechnology (UG):
We offer 1 UG course ( B. Sc Biotechnology) of 3 yrs & 1 PG course M. Sc Biotechnology of 2 Yrs
With a cumulative experience of 120 years
Hand-picked for their incredible cognizance
Most of whom are making breakthroughs in the field
Admissions to our Biotechnology courses happen through the common Loyola admissions route.
| What makes us different
A high premium is placed on research and innovation. Our faculty ensures a strong foundation of concepts among students and guides them through a variety of innovations. Here are a few of the steps we take out of our way for our students:
Tie-ins with industry giants such as Hyderabad Central University, A.P Forensic Sciences, Dr. Reddy’s Research Laboratory, ICRISAT etc. allow our students to work with these institutions for the entirety of their final semesters.
Our world-class infrastructure is of a high enough quality for our faculty to conduct research in. Apart from a plethora of laboratories, we also have an entire ecosystem of flora for our students to utilize.
An elective titled “Medical Lab Technology” allows students to specialize in the medical aspects of bio-technology while bolstering their credits.
With our constantly updated syllabus and our highly interactive course, students are constantly challenged to do one better. A lot of our alumni are big names in the field of research and academia.
| The big events in our journey
Our constant quest to push borders has resulted in a great number of high achievers. Some important milestones in our journey:
B.Sc. Biotechnology is established in Loyola Academy
Department conducts a one day seminar titled “Clinical Biotechnology”
Department of Biotechnology conducts three day National Workshop on Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques
Department conducts a two-day national seminar on “Recent trends in Biotechnology” under Rev. Fr. Joji Reddy and HoDs. Guests invited include Dr C H Mohan Rao, Director CCMB, and Dr. B. Sesikeran, Director NIN
The UG wing of the Bio-Technology Department organised a state-level seminar Lab-X 2009
Department conducts one-day seminar titled “MedTech Synergy” to signify the union of the field of medicine and the emerging field of biotechnology
Mr. Kanan, student, wins the Gold in High Jump event at Osmania University Inter-Collegiate athletic meet
The UG wing of the Bio-Technology Department organised a State level seminar Lab-X 2010
Department organizes exposure visit to CHAI (Catholic Health Association of India ) Sneha Kiran at Kondlakoya, Medchal, to counsel HIV-infected
Department collaborates with 3 other departments to organize a UGC-sponsored national seminar on “Trends in Agri-Biotechnology and Environmental Protection”
The UG wing of the Biotechnology Department organises a state-level seminar, Genemics 2012
Bhagyashree Sarkar represents the Academy at Bhavan’s College’s annual cultural fest and wins 1st prize in dance competition
Suraj Raju, Vaishnav Sangyam, and Snehal Sinha win 1st prize at “Zootsav”, a quiz competition held at Nehru Zoological Park. Prize was bestowed upon them by Governor E S L Narasimhan
Sharanya represents the college in basket ball tournament held at YMCA, Secunderabad, and wins runners-up trophy and a medal
Conducted a State level seminar on "Green-Biotechnology" 2013
Karishma, of year I, represents Osmania University in the all-India fencing tournament held at Patiala, Chandigarh
The Department organized a workshop on “Insilico Studies on Molecular Modeling and Comparative Docking” by Dr. Ch. Rajasekharon 25 January, 2016