School of Environmental Sciences

Department of Environmental Biotechnology

UGC-SAP and DST-FIST Sponsored Department

The Department of Environmental Biotechnology was established in 2002 and presently seven faculty members are serving in the department. The department offers M.Sc. in Environmental Science, M.Sc. in Biotechnology (Environment), M. Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Environmental Science and Environmental Biotechnology. The Post Graduate programmes are designed to cater the manpower for environmental sustenance and management using the application of advanced techniques to restore the environment from the anthropogenic pressure. The courses were designed on the basis of UGC/CSIR-NET and SLET syllabi. Research groups focus on Ecotoxicogenomics, Biospatial Technology and Climate Change studies, Bioremediation and Nanobiotechnology, Plant Metabolomics, Chemical Ecology, Waste Water and Solid Waste Management, Biomaterials, etc.

The department has attained International and National level recognitions by attracting research funding from various funding agencies such as, United Nations University (UNU, Japan), Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (OPCFHK), DST-FIST (Level I twice), UGC Innovative Programme (Environmental Genomics), UGC-non SAP, UGC-SAP, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Department of Health Research (DHR). Faculty members also undertake sponsored research projects and have received various awards from National and International bodies. The fund received by the department from different International and National funding agency is Rs. 10.11 Crores. Recently, we have received a major research project from the Department of Health Research (DHR), New Delhi for Rs. 1.04 Crore.

The department also harbors Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) to carryout academic and R&D activities on climate related issues. Advanced analytical instruments like AAS, HPLC, GC-MS, qPCR, 2-D Gel Electrophoresis, Ultracentrifuge, Continuous Air Quality Monitoring System, Cell Culture facility etc. are available. Entrepreneurship training in Vermiculture and Sustainable Integrated Farming System (SIFS) is also provided to the students. A well-equipped library with internet facility (24x7) is also available in the department.


To impart biotechnological research and education for sustainable development of the environment.


To advance the understanding of the environment and sustainability through the development of biotechnological research, education and extension activities.

'புதியதோர் உலகம் செய்வோம்'
We will create a brave new world