Dr Ananda Vardhan ,
Professor & Head - Department of Biotechnology
The department of Biotechnology is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation(NBA) & it is synonymous with strong platforms for excellent learning, researching and growing while meaningfully contributing and emerging in the domain of Biotechnology. The energetic faculty always propels a competent team of students towards ideas that are noteworthy. This synergy between the faculty and the students results in improved VTU ranks, reporting discoveries and other IPRs, quality publications, awards, and presentations while securing consistent results and funding for students’ projects from the Govt. of Karnataka. The noteworthy features of the department are best in class placement and progression earned by students and the start-ups/ entrepreneurial debuts.
The extensive infrastructure in the department provides suitable conditions for sufficient teaching-learning process and research work. The VTU recongized R & D center for setting right chord for students’ and scholars’ research works. Add- on feature of Value Added Training Program (under G & P) is the key distinguishing factor of Biotechnology at NHCE. The department is also known for imparting Hands-on training on Molecular Biotechnology skills for Biocon Academy students under the prestigious Biocon group.
The Department of Biotechnology stands dedicated in marching forward in its continual contribution in Academia, IP, Training and Consultancy.
To produce competent Biotechnology Engineers by enabling them to achieve specific, time-bound goals and provide quality education, excellent knowledge base and relevant skills sets with the scope of continuous improvement and opportunities in Biotechnology domain.
To provide a holistic environment for inculcating critical and lateral thinking to empower the students with fundamental knowledge and advanced tools and motivate them to acquire strong ethical and intellectual capabilities along with societal and environmental awareness in the area of Biotechnology Engineering.
To provide quality teaching-learning opportunities along with curricular, co-curricular frameworks for professional development of all enrolled students.
- BE Biotechnology
- PhD Biotechnology (under VTU Recognized Research Centre)
The Department of Biotechnology has been awarded 7th Best BT School among the Top 20 Private Schools in India (Biospectrum May-2013). It has been earning laurels in terms of University Ranks, discoveries of new strains of fungi and bacteria, worthy publications, students’ and faculty projects awards, etc.
Biotechnology is a technological application that uses biological systems, living organism or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or process for specific use. Biotechnology Course is an amalgamation of life sciences along with engineering skills that helps in equipping the BE Biotech students with requisite know- how to meet the requirements of the ever growing Biotechnology industry. The department specializes in Plant tissue culture, Enzyme technology, Bioprocess technology, Immunotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. It has excellent laboratories namely Bioinformatics lab, Bioprocess Control and Automation Lab, Microbiology Lab, Cell & Molecular Biology lab and Unit Operations lab and Research & Development lab. The department is a VTU recognized research centre with ultra - modern research facilities. New Horizon College of Engineering being one of the leading Bio-technology Colleges in Bangalore houses all required instruments and equipments to meet the needs of the all practical subjects and research activities.
|Sl. No||Laboratory||Equipment||No of students/ Equipment||Size of the Laboratory|
|1||Biochemistry Lab||19||1:3||930 SqF|
|2||Bioprocess control and automation Lab||19||1:3||930 SqF|
|3||Microbiology Lab||34||1:3||930 SqF|
|4||R&D Lab||49||1:3||928 SqF|
|5||Unit operations lab||09||1:3||722 SqF|
|6||Bioinformatics lab||12||1:2||230 SqF|
|7||Sterilization Room||07||1:2||230 SqF|
|8||Chemical room||NA||NA||185 SqF|
The Department has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that can accommodate student batches of descent sizes. All the laboratories are well ventilated with all the safety and precautionary instructions well within in the visible proximity for students to have a safe and enjoyable learning experience in the laboratories.
Each lab is under the supervision of an experienced lab instructor who gives top most priority to the safety of the students. The instructors are also well trained in all the measures of safety and first aid operations.Laboratory wise details:
|S. No||Name of the Lab||No of equipments|
|2||Bioprocess control and automation Lab||19|
|5||Unit operations lab||09|
The Department conducts Co-curricular activities to enable, supplement and complement the curricular activities. The Department believes that these are an essential element of the educational system to develop the student’s personality as well as to strengthen the classroom learning.
Co-curricular programmes at NHCE range from Guest Lectures, Workshops, Conferences, Industrial visits to field trips and Internships, helping develop interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in student.The year-round literary and cultural competitions we have in place to reinforce team spirit and confidence. These activities give students the impetus, in an atmosphere of constructive and healthy competition to discover individual talents, work in collaboration and to become high achievers.
NHCE Students International Trip to Germany - Click Here for more photos
International Trip!!!!! Europe Country !!!!........ Global Students of New Horizon College of Engineering along with faculty members started their International trip to Germany on 1st February 2017. We prayed Lord Ganesha for a safe and successful trip and departed to Kempegowda International Airport by bus.
After check-in formalities, we boarded the flight to Muscat and from there to Munich. We reached by 7 pm Germany local time, had dinner in an Indian Restaurant and checked in hotel Acardia, Munchen, had a dreamful sleep after a long flight journey which was important to start the next day with bang bang!!!!!
Day 2: Visit Technical University of Munich, where we were part of a seminar which was primarily based on aerospace works carried away by Professors and research scholars. At the end, Certificates were distributed to all the students and teachers. The second half was a visit to BMW museum, where we were beguiled and fascinated by the display of classic old cars and wide array of colorful cars.
Day 3: Tour to Salzburg, a city in Austria, 2-hour journey from Munich. We enjoyed the scenic beauty and remembered the film SOUND of MUSIC shot there at different locations. The snow fields came in disguise of a paradise and playing with snowballs invoked the kid in us. We also witnessed the famous Mozart house and Lake. Way back to Munich, visit The hanger 7 Red bull museum too.
Day 4: City tour of Munich: There was a lovely lady guide who introduced to the city by briefing about the architectures and other cultural heritages, very popular Oktoberfest, and history of Munich. The Munich City tour followed by the unimaginable visit to ALLIANZ ARENA, the 2nd largest football stadium situated in Munich. It was indeed a dream for every football fan to visit Allianz Arena and we have completely jumped out of joy as we entered into the huge stadium. After that, The Opera House, which had a street stretched with a wide array of shops, where we did the shopping.
Day 5: We started our trip to Stuttgart, which is 350 km from Munich and had a small city tour. The young lady guide explained about the city which is rich in architecture that has stories depicting reign of various kings. By 4 pm, we were at the AUDI factory, where we were shown the MAKING of AUDI car, completely automated process. For 2 hours, we were spellbound and watched the robots involved in the making of AUDI cars according to customer specifications. They make 2700 cars a day, which means around 105 cars per hour!!!!!! After dinner checked into Mercury, a four-star hotel. We have enjoyed the hotel amenities and delicious breakfast, the next day morning.
Day 6: Visit Porsche Museum, and was guided through the development of cars with the help of an audio guide. The real beauty of cars and their evolution…... just like other places the cars were mesmerized us, and later we headed towards Munich. After a fast shopping time, we reported to the Munich airport for our journey back to Namma Bengaluru.
Day 7: We landed in KIA around 1.30 pm and came back to college by bus, thanked almighty for providing us a safe and a happy memorable trip. All of us felt that the Trip to Germany seemed to have flown too fast!!!!!!!!!!!
We wholeheartedly thank our management and NHCE for giving us an opportunity for providing us a wonderful trip to Germany, which was a perfect blend of learning and entertainment which we will cherish forever in our lifetime.
- To provide intellectually rewarding technical platforms for developing strong academic, leadership and team building skills.
- Publish issues of ‘Wall Magazine’ (Since 2011).
- Disseminate information through classroom information boards: for, of, and by students.
- Promote participation in Conferences/seminars/symposia (papers and posters, teaching aids).
- Host awareness camps/events on healthcare, green attitude and alike.
- Conduct active minds group based activities.
- To provide professional scaffolding for appreciating convergence of inter-related disciples in Biotechnology.
- To develop organizational skills, self governance, respect for diversity and value addition in BT domain.
- Organization of inter departmental/inter collegiate events on BT and allied domain covering:
World Ozone day-2017