The Department of Biotechnology is engaged in research activity focused around bioprocess technology and its related applications. The Department has well-equipped laboratory infrastructure, expertise and supporting system to facilitate research activities. The Department has received funds for several student projects and competitions (Motorola Scholar Programme, KSCST, VGST, etc.)

Sl. No. Research Area Research Field Research Topic Faculty
01 Bioprocess Development 1. Enzyme Technology
2. Biopolymer
Studies on Production and Optimization of Halophilic Bacterial Proteases . Dr. Uday Muddapur
Dr. B.S. Hungund
Dr. S.V. Desai
Dr. Zabin Bagewadi
Prof. L.R. Patil
Prof. V.S. Hombalimath
Prof. Anil Shet
Prof. Gururaj Tennalli
Prof. Deepak Yaraguppi
Prof. Sharanappa A
Studies on Production and Optimization of Pectinases.
Studies on Production of Fungal Chitosan and its Biological Activities
02 Molecular Biotechnology 1. Bio-informatics
2. Downstream processing
In Silico drug designing and protein structure prediction Dr. Uday Muddapur
Dr. B.S. Hungund
Dr. S.V. Desai
Dr. Zabin Bagewadi
Prof. Deepak Yaraguppi
Prof. Sharanappa. A
Purification and characterization of bioactive molecules

The Department is actively involved in several research projects

Sl. No. Faculty Research Guides No. of Students
01 Dr. Uday M. Muddapur 04
02 Dr. B.S. Hungund 04
03 Dr. Zabin K. Bagewadi 02
04 Dr. S.V. Desai 04
Sl. No. Academic Year No. of Publications
01 2015-16 11
02 2016-17 21
03 2017-18 21

On-going Research Projects:

  1. In-house funded research group project on Bio resource Development: 6 Lakhs
  2. Capacity building projects.
  3. Industry- Institute projects.


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