The Department of Biotechnology came into existence in the year 1997 and was one of the pioneers in Biotechnology in Goa. Within a short period of 15 years, it has grown into a vibrant and inspirational entity which has set high yet achievable standards for students.
The coursework of the B.Sc. Biotechnology programme lays substantial emphasis on Hands-on training and the development of soft skills which gives the students a definite advantage. While Biotechnology is fundamentally based on knowledge of biological sciences, it is also supported by Biochemistry, Statistics and Information Technology. The students are exposed to many cutting-edge techniques and use of sophisticated instruments. The FY and SY Biotechnology students are offered Zoology and Chemistry subject combination. In the final year, the students are offered all papers in Biotechnology (6 units) which include a dissertation / project based on a variety of investigatory topics. These are often conducted in association with R&D divisions of industries and higher research organizations such as NIO, ICAR, etc.
Focusing on academic excellence as well as personality enrichment of the students, the department conducts regular seminars, workshops and guest lectures by eminent scientists and entrepreneurs in the field. Students of Biotechnology are encouraged to undergo ‘on the job training’ in industries and research organizations during the summer vacation. The training and experience acquired at the workplace is a valuable addition to their biodata
The Department is comprised of a team of devoted teachers with academic excellence and research experience obtained both from India and Europe. Currently we are offering several Non-Conventional courses and seminars to broaden knowledge base of the students. Our current focus is on increasing the research output of the Department via research projects which include enzyme-based biochemistry as well as plant and animal tissue culture. The department has a well equipped laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, a departmental library, e-books, a book-bank and internet facility for students. The department also maintains a greenhouse and a vermicomposting unit.
All Biotechnology students by default belong to the Biotechnology Club – ‘OPERON’ which is run by the students and for the students. Regular meetings of ‘OPERON’ are held on every Wednesday. The club focuses on the overall development of students which includes lateral thinking.
|Name/Qualification||:||Dr. Saroj Prasad Babar, PhD. (IITB), MSc. Biotechnology, UGC-CSIR-NET|
|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Snigdha Mayenkar, MSc. Biotechnology, UGC-CSIR-NET JRF & LS|
|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Shreya D. Sawant, M.Sc. Biotechnology|
|Teaching Experience||:||1 years|
|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Atasha D'Mello, M.Sc. Biotechnology|
|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Alisha Eufemia Fernandes, M.Sc. Zoology, Pursuing Ph. D|
|Teaching Experience||:||3 years|
|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Steffi Fernandes, M.Sc. Zoology, B.Ed.|
|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Gauri Silimkhan,M.Sc. Physical Chemistry|
|Teaching Experience||:||4 years|
|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Celia Fatima Braganza, M.Sc. Physical Chemistry, pursuing PhD|
|Teaching Experience||:||1 year|
|Name/Qualification||:||Dr. Digambar Porob, PhD Chemistry (SET & NET)|
|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Danica Menezes, MA Economics|
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|Name/Qualification||:||Ms. Esha Nadkarni, MA(English), pursuing M.Phil(English Studies)|
|Total Teaching Experience||:||1 year||:||email@example.com|
|Name||:||Ms. Sushma Haldankar|
|Designation||:||Clerk cum Accountant|
|Name||:||Mr. Dasu Gauns|
|Name||:||Mr. Anand Harijan|
|Name||:||Mr. Sufiyan Aga|
a) The Department of Biotechnology, in collaboration with Goa Vigyan Parishad organised a guest lecture of two esteemed personalities Dr. Shekhar Mande, Director of National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune and Dr. Sharmistha Benerjee, Professor University of Hyderabad on 19th January 2017.
b) Dr. SrinivasKaveri, Director of INSERM, France interacted with students of Biotechnology on 19th September, 2016 and enlightened them regarding opportunities for the Indian students to apply for higher studies in France.
c) The Biotechnology Department at Dhempe College of Arts and Science organized an interactive session ‘Meet The Entrepreneur’ which was held by the Second year students of on the 18th, 19th and 21st of August, 2015. Entrepreneurship Development is a part of their syllabus.
d) Organized a Guest lecture on ‘Marine Biotechnology’ by Dr. Samir Damare, Scientist at National Institute of Oceanography as a part of PEP activity on 24th June, 2015.
e) Organized a Guest lecture on ‘Importance of Nanotechnology’ by Dr. TeotoneVaz, Associate Professor at St. Xavier’s College of Arts & Science as a part of PEP activity on 22nd July, 2015.
f) Organized a medical talk cum camp on 2nd December, 2015 by Dr, Abel DaCosta, psychiatrist, JMU hospital Porvorim
The teachers of Department of Biotechnology volunttarily participated in organizing a three day lecture workshop on ‘Frontiers of Biological Science’, jointly organized by DCT’s Dhempe College of Arts & Science with Vidnyan Parishad, Goa under Science Academies’ Education Programme by Indian Academy of Sciences (Bengaluru), Indian National Science Academy (New Delhi) and The National Academy of Sciences, India (Allahabad) on 27th to 29th April 2017.
The Department of Biotechnology organized a presentation on ‘Cyber Ethics and Cybercrime’ by students of F.Y.B.Sc. Biotechnology as a part of PEP activity on 17th February, 2016.
The Department of Biotechnology organized a Personality Enhancement Programme talk for F.Y.B.Sc. students on “Sleep Deprivation” on 27th July 2016.
- A movie screening on ‘The effects of different environmental pollutants on human life’ was conducted for the F.Y.B.Sc. students as a part of the PEP program on 1st March 2017.
- A talk on ‘Importance of Agriculture Science in India’ was conducted by Dr. Suryanandan Meena – Project Scientist, ICAR-Goa for the S.Y.B.Sc. students as part of the PEP program on 8th March 2017.
Chiasma, an Event cum exhibition-The Chiasma 2016 was a two day science exhibition cum event hosted by the Department of Biotechnology, Dhempe College of Arts and Science, on 6th& 7th December 2016.