Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use". In the late 20th and early 21st century, biotechnology has expanded to include new and diverse sciences such as genomics, recombinant gene techniques, applied immunology, and development of pharmaceutical therapies and diagnostic tests. Biotechnology has applications in major industrial areas, including health care (medical), crop production and agriculture, process engineering and environment protection.

mLAC is one among twelve colleges in Karnataka with ITBT, Govt. of Karnataka sponsored BT Finishing School, DST-FIST, and UGC sponsored B.Voc course in Medical Laboratory Technology. It has acquired the distinction of DBT-BIF, DBT star status. It has won the incentive award for DBT-BIF Facility, 4th best Bioinformatics centre (in colleges) for publications. It’s other strengths include:

  • Research work with societal relevance
  • Self funded in-house research projects for M.Sc. Biotechnology students.
  • Majority of teaching faculty with doctorate degree, industry and research experience.
  • Well equipped labs with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Collaboration with industry and MoU for internship and research
  • Healthy student teacher ratio
  • High publication output with high impact factors.
Programs & Courses offered by the Department:
  • PG: Biotechnology
  • B.Voc: Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Biotechnology Finishing School PG Diploma Course.
    • Bioinformatics and Rational Drug design
    • Pre-clinical, Clinical research, Biostatistics and Clinical data management
  • UGC Sponsored Add-on Courses
    • Bioinformatics
    • Molecular Techniques
    • Medical Lab Techniques

UG Course
Name Qualification Designation Specialization
Babitha B M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D) Assistant Professor Plant Biotechnology
Hemavathy E M.Sc., NET., (Ph.D) Assistant Professor Microbiology
PG Course
Name Qualification Designation Specialization
Dr. Nagaveni M B M.Sc., Ph.D Coordinator Free radical & antioxidant research
Dr. Vyjayanthi N M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Sericulture
Dr. Priyanka Samji M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Molecular endocrinology
Dr. Gowri Neelima M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Plant Biotechnology
B.Voc Course
Name Qualification Designation Specialization
Dr. Jolitha A B M.Sc. Ph.D Assistant Professor Gerantology
Dr. Medhini M.Sc. Ph.D Assistant Professor Botanical pesticides
Dr. Renuka Srihari M.Sc., Ph.D Visiting faculty Biochemistry
Kamala A M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D) Visiting faculty Biochemistry
Usha T M.Sc., Visiting faculty Biochemistry
Bharathi Ramkumar M.Sc., Visiting faculty Zoology
Nethravathy S M.Sc., Visiting faculty Basics of Computers,/td>
Dr. Kushalatha M.Sc., NET, Ph.D Visiting faculty Biochemistry
Dr. Suneetha M.Sc., Ph.D Visiting faculty Biochemistry
Mrs. Ashwini M.Sc Visiting faculty Basics of Computers
Biotechnology Finishing School PG Diploma Course
Dr. Sushil Kumar Middha M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor Bioinformatics
Usha T M.Sc., Visiting Faculty Biochemistry
Bharathi Ramkumar M.Sc., Visiting Faculty Zoology
Nethravathy S M.Sc., Visiting Faculty Basics of Computers
Harish H M.Sc., Visiting Faculty JAVA Programming
  • To improve and sustain research activities through
    • Academia-industry collaboration with biotech industry and R&D organizations.
    • Scientific projects on contemporary issues like waste management, fuel crisis, environmental pollution, biodiversity conservation.
    • Interdisciplinary research of medical and societal relevance resulting in patents
    • Conducting workshops and seminars on EDP, IPR, Ethical and legal issues related to biotechnology.
    • Incubation centre to promote and support women entrepreneurship in biotechnology
    • Adopting rural and government schools for introducing basic skills in life sciences
    • Organizing camps and awareness programs for cancer and women related health issues.
    • Offering consultancy services to industry and neighbouring colleges.
Name Title of the Paper Journal
Dr. Nagaveni M B BAMBOO-INFOLINE: A plant database
for north bengal bamboo species
Bioinformation 2011
Dr. Nagaveni M B Protective role of Trigonalla foenum graceum in diabetic rats Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2011 (International) 2284-0729 1128-3602
Dr. Nagaveni M B Phyto-HelminthicsDB: A database for plants with antihelminthic property International Journal of Fundamental Applied Sciences 2012 (International) 2278-1404
Dr Priyanka Samji Role of GM-CSF signaling molecule, Magmas, in protein transport and human mitochondria biogenesis Human molecular genetics Jan, 2010 (National/International) 0964-6906
Dr. T L Shantha Phyto-HelminthicsDB: A database for plants with antihelminthic property International J Fundamental and Applied Sciences (International) 1278-1404
Dr Gowri Neelima “Expression of a synthetic cry1AcF gene in transgenic Pigeonpea confers resistance to Helicoverpa armigera” J. Appl. Entomol., 2011 (International) 1439-0418
Dr. Middha S K Insight into causes and antihyperglycemic effects of Punica granatum L rind in alloxan induced rats Chiang Mai Journal of Science (Impact Factor 0.48) (International) 0125-2526
Dr. Middha S K Toxicological Evaluation of Emblica officinalis fruit extract and its anti-inflammatory and Free Radical Scavenging Properties Pharmacognosy Magzine (Impact Factor 1.25) (National) 0973-1296, 0976-4062
Dr. Middha S K Molecular Docking studies of probable anti-cancerous candidates found in Hippophae rhamnoides and Hippophae salicifolia J of BioMedical Research (International) 674-8301
Dr. Middha S K Analgesic, Anti- inflammatory, Anti- Lipoxygenase activity and characterization of three bioactive compounds in the most active fraction of Leptadenia reticulata (Wight & Arn.)- A valuable plant of medicinal importance Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (Impact Factor 1.25) (International) 1726-6890
Dr. Middha S K Pomegranate peel attenutes hyperglycemic effects of alloxan-induced diabetic rats EXCLI Journal 13 (Impact Factor 1.923) (International) 1611-2156
Dr. Middha S K In silico–based combinatorial pharmacophore modelling and docking studies of GSK-3β and GK inhibitors of Hippophae Journal of biosciences 38 (4), 805-814 (Impact Factor 1.78) (National) 0250-5991
Dr. Middha S K HPLC evaluation of phenolic profile, nutritive content and antioxidant capacity of extracts obtained from Punica granatum fruit peel Advances in Pharmacological Sciences 2013 (2013), 6 Pages (Impact Factor 1.45) (International) 1687-6342
Dr. Middha S K An updated version of Phytomellitus Database International Journal of Fundamental And Applied Sciences 2 (2), 29 (Impact Factor 0.9) (International) 2278-1404
Dr. Middha S K A Miracle, Economic & Eco-friendly Waste : A review on Punica granatum peel Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Impact Factor 4.77) (International) 1741-4288
Dr. Middha S K Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex JC Wendl. var. vittata Riviere & C. Riviere leaves attenuate oxidative stress-An in vitro biochemical assay Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources 4 (4), 436-440 (National) 0976-0512
Dr. Middha S K An invitro studies on indigenous ayurvedic plants, having hypoglycemic activity Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 2 (S), 46-S49 (National/International) 2222-1808
Dr. Middha S K Molecular docking and quantum mechanical studies on pelargonidin-3-glucoside as renoprotective ACE inhibitor ISRN Computational Biology (International) 2314-5420
Dr. Middha S K Antioxidant Activity of Punica granatum L. in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats: Region Specific Responses in Brain Antioxidant System. Asian Pacific J Biomed 2(2). (International) 1513-7368
Dr. Middha S K Ameliorating reactive oxygen species-induced in vitro lipid peroxidation in liver, carbohydrate and DNA damage by Dendrocalamus hamiltonii different leaf extracts Indian J of Natural Product and Recourses (Impact Factor-0.34) (National) 0976-0512
Dr. Middha S K An in vitro new vista to identify hypoglycemic activity International Journal fundamental Applied Sci. 1:2 (2012): 27-29 (International) 2278-1404
Dr. Middha S K Morphology of the vermicomposting earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae from Indian subcontinent including histological studies of the ovary and the oviduct. World Journal Zoology 7 (2): 165-170 , 2012. (Impact Factor-1.0) (International) 1817-3098
Dr. Middha S K A Database for symbiotic Association Bioinformation 8(2): 104-106 ,2012 (Impact Factor-1.15) (International) 0973-2063
Dr. Middha S K In vitro Antioxidative Profiling of Different Fractions of Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees leaf Extracts Free Radicals and Antioxidants (International) 2231-2536
Dr. Middha S K Antioxidants and their correlations as a source to medicinal property of s D. Don growing in sacred forests of Lachen valley of the Sikkim Himalayas. Functional Plant Biol (Impact Factor 3.15) (International) 1445-4408
Dr. Middha S K Screening of Natural Inhibition of 5-Alpha Reductase type 2 for treatment of Prostate cancer- An In-silico Approach Bioinformation (Impact Factor-1.15) (International) 0973-2063
Dr. Middha S K Review of Complex Network and Gene Ontology in pharmacology approaches: Mapping natural compounds on potential drug target Colon Cancer network. Current Bioinformatics 2011; 6(1):44-52. (Impact Factor 2.88) (International) 1574-8936
Dr. Middha S K Correlation of phytochemical characteristics and antioxidative properties of Canna edulis Ker Gawler Nat. Product Radiance (Impact Factor 0.33) (2011) (International) 1513-7368
Dr. Middha S K Protective role of Trigonalla foenum in diabetic rats Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2011; 15(4): 427-435. (Impact Factor 1.09) (International) 2284-0729 1128-3602
Dr. Middha S K Evaluation of DPPH Radical Scavenging Activity, Total Phenols And Antioxidant Activities In Indian Wild Bambusa vulgaris ‘Vittata’ Methanolic Leaf Extract Journal Nat Pharmaceuticals 2010; 1(1):34-39. (Impact Factor 0.0) (International) 2284-0729 1128-3602
Dr. Middha S K BAMBOO-INFOLINE: A plant database for north bengal bamboo species Bioinformation 5(4):184-185, 2010. (Impact Factor 1.15) (International) 0973-2063
Dr. Middha S K Mapping of natural MMP inhibitor targets on lung cancer network using systems biology approach Int J. Curr. Res. 2010; 73-79. (Impact Factor 0.0) (National) 0975-833X
Dr. Middha S K Influenza Virus: Mutational Variants in H5N1 and H1N1. Journal Comp Intelligence in Bioinformatics. 2010, 3(1):91-99. (Impact Factor 0.0) (National) 0973-385X
Ms. Saraswathi R In silico binding affinity study of calcineurin inhibitors to calcineurin and its close associates Journal of Biotechnology, 12 (2013)213-217. (National) 0972-5849
Ms. Saraswathi R Molecular Docking Study of Auto Inhibitory Domain Fragments to Calcineurin A International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 5, Issue 1, January-2014 2095-2100 (National) 2229-5518
Ms. Saraswathi R A novel assay method for calcium calmodulin dependent phosphatase from bovine brain extract Indian J Exp Biol, (2014)168-74 (National) 0975-1009; 0019-5189
Ms. Babitha B In vitro propagation of Bambusa vulgaris var. wamin by axillary shoot proliferation International Journal Fundamental and Applied Sciences2014, (International) 2278-1404
Ms. Babitha B Studies on nutritional and anti-nutritional composition of bambusa multiplex (Lour.) Raeusch. Ex Schult International Journal of Pharma and biosciences 2015 (National) 0975-6299