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School of Agriculture
School of Agriculture BIHER
School of Agriculture BIHER
School of Agriculture BIHER
School of Agriculture BIHER
Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture located at Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

For the Admission 2021
Need and justification for establishing the new college
Chengalpattu District-a glance

Chengalpattu district in Tamil Nadu was separated from Kanchipuram district on 29/11/2019. Originally it was known as Chingleput and subsequently changed as Chengalpattu. The city is believed to have been named after a lilly called “Chenkazhuneer poo” which is found abundantly in this region on the palar river. Chengalpatttu town is the head quarters of the District which is located 56 kms away from the state capital Chennai on the National Highway 45. It has two largest cities like Pallavaram and Tambaram. This is also called as the Gateway of Chennai for the southern districts of Tamil Nadu. The total area of the district is 2945 Sq. km. with a population of 2556423. Tamil is the official language of this district as in case of any other district of the state. It falls under the Lok sabha constituency Kanchipuram and there is one Legislative assembly constituency namely Chengalpattu. There are 3 revenue divisions, 16 panchayats, 8 municipalities, 8 panchayat unions, 12 town panchayats and 359 rural village panchayats in the district. The soil is predominantly sandy, alluvial and to little extent clay. The major crops grown in the district are paddy, sugar cane, pulses, vegetables and millets. Bay of Bengal is the boundary of the district in the east direction. The period from November to February in pleasant with a climate full of warm days and cool nights. Summer affects from middle of March and the temperature rise upto 38 – 40o c. during peak summer. The average temperature ranges from 22o c. during January to 38o c. during May – June. Summer rains are spare and the first monsoon southwest monsoon sets in June and continues upto September. The north east monsoon sets in October and continues up to December to January. The average rainfall of the district is about 1300 – 1400 mm annually. The district was formally ruled by the kings of Vijayanagaram and after the defeat by the deccan sulthanites at battle of Khalikota in 1565 it was ruled by deccan sultans. The fortress at Chengalpattu was built by the Vijayanagar kings in the 16th century. Mahabalipuram, the icon of Pallavas architecture and sculpture has a seashore temple which is a world famous tourist spot. Chengalpattu district has a government medical college at Chengalpattu town which is a landmark for the town. The chengalpattu government hospital is the largest Government hospital in this district. A Principle court of the district and Dr. Ambedhkar law college are also function in this town.

Need for an Agriculture College in Chengalpattu District

Chengalpattu district being adjacent to the state capital Chennai district has a huge floating population in addition to the permanent residence of the district. It has got a number of Engineering colleges, Arts and Science colleges and one deemed to be University besides Bharath University. There is a national level institution on ocean technology in this district. Being adjacent to the state capital, the district is the victim of forcible conversion of the agricultural land for industrial and residential purposes. Due to this, the cultivated area is shrinking considerably. There is a pressure on the local farmers to go for continuous cultivation of their limited land not only to generate income but also to meet the food demand of the local population. Due to a high monsoon rainfall, about 70 to 80 per cent of the cultivated lands are always put under mono-cropping like paddy. There is a huge demand for other agricultural produces like vegetables, fruits etc. not only for the local population but also for the urbanites in the state capital. The agriculture activities in the district need special attention due to pressure in land for various expansion programme. Additional technical manpower is needed for the agriculture field in this district.

Social relevance of Agricultural Education

Chengalpattu district is located at 12o 41’ N and 79o 58’ E and it has an average elevation of about 6 m. The farmers in the district are only adopting the traditional practices of crop cultivation throwing a vast opportunity to introduce newer technologies for crop cultivation in this area. New technologies like SRI for paddy, protected cultivation like polyhouse and green house cultivation, improving the activities of allied farming like fishery, dairying, sheep rearing are need of the hour to better utilize the available agricultural resources in this district besides improving the income of the farmers. Further the agricultural diversity that can be introduced in the district by cultivating more of minor millets, pulses during the non monsoon period and introducing different cropping system, agri horticultural sytem and agro forestry cultivation will ensure the livelihood opportunity of the farmers of this district. All these calls for a technology intervention which can be offered by the agricultural faculty established by Bharath University. The establishment of this faculty will help the students, seeking for higher studies in the local area with agricultural background and provide them technical knowledge which they can use for their entrepreneurship after completion of their degree; therefore the establishment of the faculty in this district is highly justified.

Vision

1.To search new area of knowledge and transform Agricultural education as a tool for making Agriculture a suitable industry for the benefit of the farmers and the country as a whole.

2.To be the leading centre to provide students – responsive education, farmers centered training and services to develop Agriculture as an industry.

3.To provide leading education with knowledge and life enhancing programme and produce graduates to serve the State and nation by advancing, sharing and applying knowledge acquired by them.

Mission

1.To impart a technical education in Agriculture & related areas. The faculty creates, integrate and share the knowledge to meet the objectives.

2.To develop well qualified human resources in Agriculture and Allied fields.

3.To generate newer technologies to provide food and nutritional security by using crop improvement and genetic engineering techniques in Agricultural research.

4.To transfer technology to farmers and farming community and other stake holders through well defined extension education and programme especially the marginal farmers and rural people.

Goal

1.To develop a holistic approach in educating the students with a view to make them fit to face any agrarian problems.

2.To develop technology through research which will be easily available to all groups of farmers at an affordable cost.

3.To remodel the extension activities and redefine the approach to help the farmers by creating an atmosphere which is farmers friendly.

4.To establish national and international contacts to bring newer technologies in Agricultural research and benefit the farmers.

5.To inculcate leadership quality in the students with a whole person concept and make them fit to face any challenge.

6.To develop curriculum which will meet the challenges of the changing trend in the field of Agriculture at the institution and farmers level.

7.To become a leader and path finder in searching new fields/avenue in Agricultural education.

8.To evaluate and fine tune the academic and practical instructions to up grade the technical competency of the students.

Strategy

1.To establish an institution which will be an ultimate destination for an excellent and need based education in the field of Agricultural science.

2.To develop research and development based system of education and deliverables to benefit the farmers and the country as a whole.

3.To establish state of art facilities to impart excellent education to the students

4.To establish interface between various stake holders like industry, corporates at national and international level and make deliverables from such interfaces.

Objectives

1.To establish a learning centre to graduate students and mould them as a leader to meet the changing demand in the field of Agriculture.

2.To inculcate the skill of adoption to new technologies by the students and transform Agriculture as an enterprise with commercial outlook.

3.To transform the basic concept of agriculture from an age old profession to business oriented profession.

HOD'S Message

Greetings! On behalf of the faculty members and students of the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology of Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), I welcome you all to the creative world of Biotechnology. I believe the Biotechnology has been widely recognized as an essential source and technique for the advancements in all spheres of human endeavour now and in future.

In BIHER all the students get the opportunity to excel in their academic activities. This is the department where students are nurtured to publish papers in international and national journals, present papers in conferences and symposium apart from helping them to achieve some recognition in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

Among the reasons why our BIHER graduates are such favourites of industries is the consistent hands-on experience-based approach of our curriculum, our excellent laboratories, the long-time connections between Department and the industry. We hope you will also have the opportunity to visit us to see our state-of-the-art facilities.

PROGRAMS WE OFFER
Curriculum and Syllabus
B.Sc. (Hons.) AGRICULTURE CURRICULUM
BOARD OF STUDIES
Internal Members
Name Designation

Dr. L. Jeyanthi Rebecca

Professor and Head, Chairman

Dr. J. Shanmugam

Director Academics, BIHER

Dr. M. Prem Jayakumar

COE, BIHER

Dr. M. R. K. Rao

Professor

Dr. S. Sharmila

Associate Professor

Dr. S. Anbuselvi

Associate Professor

Dr. Merina Paul Das

Associate Professor

Dr. S. Selvakumar

Associate Professor

Ms. E. Kowsalya

Assistant Professor

Ms. R. M. Gokula Lakshmi

Assistant Professor

External Members

Name

Designation

Academic Expert

Dr. P. Gautam

Professor, Department of Biotechnology,
Anna University, Chennai

Dr. S. N. Gummadi

Professor, Department of Biotechnology,
Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences Applied
and Industrial Microbiology Laboratory,
IIT Madras, Chennai

Dr. J. Anbumalarmathi

Head, Department of Biotechnology,
Stella Maris College, Chennai-86

Dr. P. Kalaiselvi

Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry,
IBMS, Chennai-113

Industrial Expert

Dr. Savithri Shivakumar

Director, Aaranya Biosciences Pvt. Ltd,
Siruseri, Chennai

Dr. K. Anbarasu

Deputy Manager, Aavin, Madhavaram, Chennai

Dr. K. Rajeshwari

Managing Director, Bioklone Biotech Pvt., Ltd, Siruseri

International Expert

Dr. Binoy Paulose Nadappuram

Research Associate, Imperial college, London

Alumni

Dr. T. Senthilvelan

SERB N-Postdoctoral fellowship (DST),
Sathyabama Institute of Science and
Technology, Sholinganallur, Chennai

Infrastructure

The chemistry lab supports teaching chemistry lab course to the I year B.Tech. students. It also supports basic research in physics and chemistry.

Students Strength
Batch Number of Students Enrolled
2017-21108
2018-22 56
2019-2375
Events
Events Orgnized in 2020-2021 (Odd Sem)
DateEvents TitleResource Person
22 Oct 2020 Webinar on "Fluid Phenomena and Mixing"Dr. Dharmesh H. Sur, Assistant Professor (senior) and HOD, Department of Bio Technology (Engineering), V.V.P. Engineering College, Gujarat, India.
17 Oct 2020 Webinar on "How to prepare for placement and general interview and how to take advantage of ongoing COVID situation" Mr. Nimesh Khandelwal, Flip kart senior developer and CoFounder, Mentor at Campus Veda
5 Sep 2020 Teacher's Day celebration Dr. Samuel Sukumar, Former Professor of Zoology, Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai
Department Inaugration
DateEvents Details
29 Aug 2019 Inauguration of Department Association- Prakruthi'19
Short Term Training Programme
DateEvents Details
28 Mar 2018 Short term training programme on Clinical trials
27 Feb 2018 Short term training programme on Vermiculture
30 Jan 2018 Short term training programme on Biopesticides
25 Oct 2017 Short term training programme on Basics in quality assurance
13 Sep 2017 Short term training programme on Characterization of secondary metabolites
10 Jul 2017 Short term training programme on Electrophoretic techniques
Value added courses
DateEvents Details
22 Mar 2018 Value added courses on HPLC-Fundamentals in Biotech Industry
15 Feb 2018 Value added courses on Diagnostics and Health care
21 Jan 2018 Value added courses on Pharmacogenomics
25 Sep 2017 Value added courses on Translational Research
29 Aug 2017 Value added courses on Proteomics
28 Jul 2017 Value added courses on Nanotechnology and nanomedicines
FDP
DateEvents Details
21 May 2020 Faculty development programme on Academic Level Responses to Covid-19, Challenges, Strategies and Framework
11 May 2018 Faculty development programme on Educational Assessment
26 Apr 2018 Faculty development programme on Effective Classroom Management
11 Jan 2018 Faculty development programme on Student Counselling
05 Dec 2017 Faculty development programme on Academic Leadership
22 Sep 2017 Faculty development programme on Water and water treatment methods
03 Jul 2017 Faculty development programme on Phylogenetic analysis
FDP
DateEvents Details
22 Oct 2020 Webinar on "Fluid Phenomena and Mixing"
17 May 2020 Webinar on "How to prepare for placement and general interview and how to take advantage of ongoing COVID situation"
26 May 2020 Webinar on Pharmacovigilance
30 Jan 2020 Guest Lecture on In-plant training in biotechnology
06 Apr 2018 Guest Lecture on Advances in chilli production by using different organic manure
15 Feb 2018 Guest Lecture on Dairy products
16 Feb 2018 Guest Lecture on Antigen and antibody interaction
13 Feb 2018 Guest Lecture on Nutreaceuticals
31 Jan 2018 Guest Lecture on Advancement in extraction process
23 Jan 2018 Guest Lecture on Applications of immobilized enzymes
14 Nov 2017 Guest Lecture on Preservation Technology
11 Oct 2017 Guest Lecture on Biomining
05 Oct 2017 Guest Lecture on Biogas
29 Sep 2017 Guest Lecture on Biosensor
21 Sep 2017 Guest Lecture on Alternative source of energy
13 Sep 2017 Guest Lecture on Personal protective equipments
07 Sep 2017 Guest Lecture on Self-assembly
29 Aug 2017 Guest Lecture on Quality Management
18 Aug 2017 Guest Lecture on Decession making and time mangements
04 Aug 2017 Guest Lecture on Technology involved in the art of Brewing
28 Jul 2017 Guest Lecture on Xenobiotic compounds
21 Jul 2017 Guest Lecture on Regenerative medicines
LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED
DateEvents Details
26 Jun 2020 International Web Conference on Biospectrum: Future Challenges and Solutions-2020
16 Mar 2018 International Conference on Functional foods
LIST OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED
DateEvents Details
18 Dec 2019 National Conference on “Recent trends in Bio-engineering"
19 Feb 2018 National Conference on “Medical genetics and genetic counselling”
31 Oct 2017 National Conference on “Drug Designing”
LIST OF SEMINAR
DateEvents Details
04 Feb 2020 Seminar on Job oppertunities in biotechnology
09 Apr 2018 Seminar on Genes to Genomics
07 Feb 2018 Seminar on Biotechnology and Healthcare
25 Jan 2018 Seminar on Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture
14 Nov 2017 Seminar on Medication safety
16 Oct 2017 Seminar on Future gene drive technologies
07 Sep 2017 Seminar on stem cells and their applications
LIST OF STUDENT SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED
DateEvents Details
14 Mar 2018 State Level Student Technical Symposium on Waste water treatment
07 Feb 2018 State Level Student Technical Symposium on Phytoremediation
24 Oct 2017 State Level Student Technical Symposium on Diatery supplements
10 Aug 2017 State Level Technical Students Symposium on Innovative Techniques in Bioengineering
LIST OF WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED
DateEvents Details
04 Sep 2019 & 05 Sep 2019 Workshop on Cell culture
05 Feb 2018 Workshop on Animal pharming
31 Jan 2018 Technical workshop on Immunological assay
25 Oct 2017 One day Workshop on Advance Techniques in Molecular Biology
12 Sep 2017 Workshop on Pharmaceutical Microbiology
FACULTY DETAILS
Name Designation

Dr.M.Dhivya

Assistant professor

Ms.R.M.Gokulalakshmi

Assistant professor

Dr.T.Meera

Assistant professor

Mrs.K.Y.Rajalakshmi

Assistant professor

Mr.S.Senthil Kumar

Assistant professor

Dr.S.Sivagnanam

Assistant professor

Mr.B.Suriya sabarinath

Assistant professor

V.Sushmetha

Assistant professor

Dr.R.Thulasiram

Assistant professor