Alva's College, Moodbidri

M.Sc. – Biotechnology

MscBio1PG department of biotechnology, Alva’s College, Moodbidri, was established in the year 2009 with an objective to impart knowledge in theoretical and practical aspects of Biotechnology. In addition to teaching, the department is also conducting research in the areas of Bioprospecting, Nanotechnology, Plant tissue culture and Microbial biotechnology. The Department consists of 4 experienced faculties with Ph. D. degree and among them Dr. Rama Bhat and Dr Jayadev K.  are recognized Ph. D. guides of  Mangalore University. Dr. Rama Bhat is also a recognized guide of Tumkur University, Tumkur and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The following were the funds received from the external funding agencies.


  • To provide better opportunity to every one for performing their capacity in knowledge and innovative research to compete with the global.
  • To bring advanced knowledge among youth generations and skills of research oriented work based on theoretical knowledge.
  • To motivate students on handling basic research work along with academic curricula.

Course offered :   M.Sc. Course in Biotechnology

Duration:   Two years (Full Time)


Candidates who have passed the three/four years bachelor degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent thereto with Life Science subjects provided they have studied Chemistry/Biochemistry as one of the major/optional/subsidiary subject and have secured a minimum of 45% marks (40% in case of SC/ST/Category-1 candidates) in aggregate excluding languages and group III subjects are eligible for the programme.

Laboratory facilities:MscBio2

The department has sophisticated laboratories in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Plant and Animal Tissue Culture. Some of the infrastructure available in the department include Laminar Air Flow Cabinets, Autoclaves, Hot air oven, Incubators, Cooling Centrifuge, Orbital shaker, inverted microscope, Compound Microscope fitted with image capturing unit, UV- visible Spectrophotometer, Carbon dioxide incubator for Animal Cell/tissue culture, PCR machine, ELISA reader, Tissue homogenizer, Muffle furnace and BOD.

 The department also utilizes common facilities of animal house with Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College.


Ongoing Projects

Sl. No Title of the project External Funding agency

Sanctioned Amount               

1 Preservation of raw materials and end products of herbal medicines by  radiation Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), BARC, DAE, Govt. of India Rs. 17.2 lakhs


2 Comparative studies on production & characterization of cellulase by solid state fermentation (rice bran, banana peel & sugar cane bagasse) using Trichoderma reesei Vision Group of Science and Technology (VGST Project), DBT Karnataka Rs. 30,000.00


3 Antimicrobial, antioxidant and wound healing properties of leaf, bark, fruit extracts and silver nanoparticles of Samadera indica Gaertner Vision Group of Science and Technology (VGST Project), DBT Karnataka  

Rs. 30,000.00




Name of the faculty

Research Interest

No. of papers published

Dr. Rama Bhat P*. Microbiology, Bioprospecting, Biodiversity, Conservation and Plant tissue culture 56
Dr. Jayadev K. DNA finger printing and Bioprospec


Dr. Jenitta E. P. Nanotechnology / Enzymology 15
Dr. Raghavendra Rao B. Microbial Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology 17

*Guiding 4 Ph.D. Scholars, of which one submitted the synopsis


Result from all the past years:


Distinction First Class Second Class Percentage


2008-2010 03 07 100 02
2009-2011 07 08 100 03
2010-2012 04 12 02 100 02
2011-2013 02 02 .. 100
2012-2014 07 03 03 100 03
2013-2015 04 04 .. 100 02
2014-2016 06 04 .. 100 Awaited


-: Academic Achievers :-


Name  of Student


2008-2010 Reem Shafi

Archana  P. Naik



2009-2011 Namitha

Leena M.S.

Anupama C.




2010-2012 S. Dharmajyoti




2012-2014 Ashma Rai

Lakshmi N.

Namratha L. Nayaka




2013-2015 Gowthami R.

Laxmi P Gadiga




Seminar/Conference/Workshops organized


  1. One-day National Seminar on “Recent Trends and Future Prospects in Biotechnology” on 15-10-2009 at Alva’s College, Moodbidri.
  1. Two-day National Conference on “Perspectives of Biotechnology in Health and Industry” on 24-25 February 2012 at Alva’s College, Moodbidri.
  1. Two-day National Level Hands-on Workshop on “Molecular Biology and Bionanotechnology” in association with Centre for Bioscience and Nanoscience Research, Coimbatore on 8-9 February 2013 at Alva’s College, Moodbidri.
  1. “World Ozone Day Celebration-2013” program in association with Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Mangalore on Monday 16th September 2013 at Alva’s College, Moodbidri.
  2. Two-day National Conference in Association with KSPCB, Mangalore on “Advances in Environmental Biotechnology for Sustainability” on 6-7 February 2015 at Alva’s College, Moodbidri.
  3. One-day National Conference in Association with KSPCB, Mangalore on “Trends and innovations in Marine Biotechnology” on 02.2016 at Alva’s College, Moodbidri.
  4. Awareness program on CRZ sponsored by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Mangalore on 23-03-2016 at Alva’s College, Moodbidri.





01 Dr.  Rama Bhat P. Professor  & HOD
02 Dr. Jayadev K. Associate Professor
03 Dr. E. Jenitta Emima Packiyam Associate Professor
04 Dr.  Raghavendra Rao B. Associate Professor
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