Department of Environmental Biotechnology


The main research focus of the Department of Environmental Biotechnology is to identify the polluted and eco-sensitive zones using Ecotoxicogenomics approach, Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS and to provide potential solution through novel microbes, receptor based pesticides etc. The focus is also made on bioremediation, waste utilization and drinking water treatment. The faculty members of the Environmental Biotechnology Department have diverse research interests focused on assessing, monitoring and developing suitable methodologies to ensure sustainable development of the environment. Specific research interests include:

  • Eco-friendly pest management through vitellogenin
  • Assessment and monitoring of emerging pollutants
  • Development of novel techniques through bio-spatial technology ensuring sustainability
  • Bioremediation of organic and inorganic pollutants
  • Phytochemical profiling of medicinal plants
  • Chemical Ecology involving the role of endocrine disruptors and modulators
  • Lignocellulosic waste management by vermicomposting
  • Pharmaceutical application of marine resources

The research of the department is facilitated by the funding from the University and from various national agencies such as UGC, DST, CSIR, DRDO, MOEFs, ICMR, BRNS and international agencies such as UNU and UKIERI

Research Projects

Funding Agency Grant (Rs.)
DST-FIST 75 lakhs
UGC (Non SAP) 20 lakhs + 4 JRFs
UGC (Innovative) 60 lakhs + 1 Assistant Professor
UGC–SAP 99 lakhs