ORIGIN OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2016.The main thrust areas of teaching are Fundamentals of Chemistry, Fundamentals of Physics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cytology, Genetics, Enzymology, Immunology, Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques, Environmental Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Bio-process technology, Food Biotechnology and Bio-informatics. The department has made a steady progress in all these areas.
VISION AND MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
To assist in the preservation, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge by teaching, research and public service in a comprehensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Manipur, India as a whole, and the wider world community.We focus on nurture the student knowledge by enable to predict and understanding the mysteries of life forms. Our mission is to cultivate the potential students to human society to serve the people by scientific way to facilitate their life.
- Empower students to meet the challenges of a competitive world.
- Achieving excellence in teaching and learning.
- To instil a strong sense of discipline and punctuality to our students
- To develop the requisite tolerance in our students so that they adjust with the cultural and pluralities and diversities in India.
- To ensure that our students are fit for employment and adjustable any kind situation in various areas.
- To be selfless service towards to society.
MOTTO OF THE DEPARTMENT
The motto of the department is “SUSTAIN, HEAL AND FEED”
FACULTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT
ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT
YEAR 2018 – 19
24th Jan, 2019 – Students – Faculty interaction Programme on Advances in Plant Biotechnology
21st Jan, 2019 – One day Guest Lecture Programme on Foldscope as a Tool for Harmful Algal Identification
The guest Lecture was Dr. Shyamkumar, Senior Assistant professor, Department of Botany, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala.
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Training of Trainers on Climate Change Adaptation at the institute of Cooperative Management (ICM) Premises at Lamphelpat in Imphal
It was organised by the Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation program (IHCAP) and State climate Change cell of the Directorate of Environment, Government of Manipur under the National Mission for sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE).
A three days level for training of trainers programme on climate change adaptation was held at the institute of cooperative Management ICM) premises at Lamphelpat in Imphal to create awareness about the climate change and adaptation.
Many Professional mostly college teachers working under different subjects from various parts of the state, and also NGO’s and Media people participated in the training programme. Three faculty members from Don Bosco, Maram Dr. Neli Sougrakpam from the department of Zoology, Madam Lamnngambi Devi from the department of Botany and Miss D. Ela -a Justina from department of Biotechnology attended the programme.
These training programmes aim at creating a pool of master trainers for disseminating the issues and knowledge to the people of their respective places. Many eminent scientists and professors from different field spoke on various subjects in relation with climate change, adaptation polices an planning.
31st Oct ’18 – One Day Guest leture progrmme
On Use Of The Foldscope As A Research And Education Tool” at Motbung , Manipur
Mr.S.Rajkumar (principal Investigator(PI) –Foldscope project work) HOD, Department of Biotechnology,Don Bosco College,Maram conducted a “One Day Guest Lecture Programme On Use Of The Foldscope As A Research And Education Tool” on 31st October,2018 at Apex Christian High School, Motbung , Manipur-795 107.
The two days National Twinning programme on Use of the Foldscope as a Research & Education Tool was held at Don Bosco College, Maram, Manipur on October 29 & 30, 2018.The 11 students and four teachers from MHSS, Chennai and 85 students, 04 teachers of DBC, Maram attended the programme. On first day Inauguration cum power point presentation on Foldscope given by Mrs.V.Sangeetha the principal investigator (PI) Foldscope Project Work, MHSS. On second day Mrs.S.Nivedita the Assistant principal investigator (API) Foldscope Project Work MHSS given a power point presentation on Introduction to the Foldscope to the teachers and Students of DBC, Maram, Manipur.
The two days National Twinning programme on Use of the Foldscope as a Research & Education Tool was held at Don Bosco College, Maram, Manipur on October 10 & 11, 2018.The 09 students and two teachers namely by Mr. Bharathiraja the principal investigator (PI) Foldscope Project Work & Mr. Balamurugan the Assistant principal investigator (API) Foldscope Project Work, from MTVS, puducherry and 87 students, 04 teachers of DBC, Maram attended the programme. On first day Inauguration cum power point presentation on Foldscope given by Mr. Bharathiraja the principal investigator (PI) Foldscope Project Work, MTVS. On second day Mr. Balamurugan the Assistant principal investigator (API) Foldscope Project Work MTVS given a power point presentation on Introduction to the Foldscope to the teachers and Students of DBC, Maram, Manipur.
Mr.S.Rajkumar (principal Investigator(PI) –Foldscope project work) HOD, Department of Biotechnology,Don Bosco College,Maram conducted a “ONE DAY NATIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP ON USE OF THE FOLDSCOPE AS A RESEARCH AND EDUCATION TOOL” on 05th October,2018 at PG & Research Dept. of Microbiology, Marudupandiyar college Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu-513 403 .
The two days National Twinning programme on Use of the Foldscope as a Research & Education Tool was held at Municipal Higher secondary School, Chennai on September 29 & October 01, 2018.The 14 students and two teachers namely S.Rajkumar & MS. Justina from the Department of Biotechnology, DBC, Maram and 73 students, 12 teachers of MHSS attended the programme. On first day Inauguration cum Speech on Foldscope given by Mrs.V.Sangeetha the principal investigator (PI) Foldscope Project Work & Mrs.S.Nivedita the Assistant principal investigator (API) Foldscope Project Work, MHSS. On second day the principal investigator (PI) Foldscope Project Work S.Rajkumar (DBC, Maram) given a power point presentation on Introduction to the Foldscope to the teachers and Students of MHSS, Chennai.
The two days National Twinning programme on Use of the Foldscope as a Research & Education Tool was held at MTVS, Puducherry on September 27 & 28, 2018.The 14 students and two teachers namely S.Rajkumar & MS. Justina from the Department of Biotechnology, DBC, Maram and 51 students, 13 teachers of MTVS attended the programme. On first day Inauguration cum Speech on Foldscope given by Mr. Bharathiraja the principal investigator (PI) Foldscope Project Work, MTVS. On second day the principal investigator (PI) Foldscope Project Work S.Rajkumar (DBC, Maram) given a power point presentation on Introduction to the Foldscope to the teachers and Students of MTVS, Puducherry.
9th Sept ’18 – Field Visit-The Study of Fungal Infection in Crops of New Magamai Village Using a Foldscope (3 Year Students)
The Third year students of Biotechnology, Don Bosco College Maram went for a field study to New Magamai village on 09.09.18. The students were guided and Assisted by S. Rajkumar (principal Investigator-PI), Ms. Justina (Assistant Principal Investigator-API) and Dr. RK Suraj Singh (Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology) of Foldscope project work funded by Ministry of science and technology, Govt of India. The field study was based on the study of fungal infection in crops of New Magamai by using a Foldscope. The students were divided into three groups in which every group has ten members each. Every groups were collected fungal infected crops samples (leaves and stem part) from New Magamai village.
The list of the fungal infected crops collected at New Magamai village: Cabbage, Naga Beans, Pumpkin, Cucumber, Squash, Ginger, King chilli, Maize, Banana, Paddy.
After the collection of infected crops samples were taken Biotechnology lab, Don Bosco College, Maram for plating method (Potato Dextrose Agar Medium-PDA).
2nd Sept ’18 – Field Visit-The Study of Fungal Infection in Crops of Maram Village Using a Foldscope (2 Year Students)
The Second year students of Biotechnology, Don Bosco College Maram went for a field study to Maram khullen village on 02.09.18. The students were guided and assisted by S.Rajkumar (principal Investigator-PI) and Ms. Justina (Assistant Principal Investigator-API) of Foldscope project work funded by Ministry of science and technology, Govt of India. The field study was based on the study of fungal infection in crops of maram village by using a Foldscope. The students were divided into three groups in which every group has nine members each. Every groups were collected fungal infected crops samples (leaves and stem part) from maram khullen village. After the collection of infected crops samples were sliced into number of pieces. The sliced samples were placed on slide and stained with lacto phenol cotton blue. After the staining method observation of slide done by using a Foldscope and images were recorded.
The department of Biotechnology organised a one day workshop on Foldscope. The workshop is conducted under the Foldscope project grant from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi. The purpose of the workshop is to promote Using Foldscope as research and Educational Tools. During the one day workshop, students got an opportunity to learn about applications and concept of Foldscope. The Foldscope is an optical microscope that can be assembled from simple components, including a sheet of paper and a lens. The students of Biotechnology observed various fungal infected samples by cotton Blue method and plants tissues samples by staining method through Foldscope.
What is Foldscope?
Foldscope has been invented by Dr Manu Prakash, an India Born scientist who is a professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University, California, USA. DBT, is promoting and sponsoring the Foldscope projects with emphasis on twinning with Educational institutions from the North East. The advantage of a Foldscope is that it can be a substitute for a conventional microscope in field studies. It is light weight (8 Grams) made of paper and can be easily assembled. The interesting part that it can be attached to smart phone and images and videos can be recorded. Program Details – Download
23rd July ’18 – An Orientation Programme
An orientation programme was organized by the Faculty member of the Department S. Rajkumar (HOD) and the students of 3rd Semester and 5th semester for (new comers) 1st Semester students on July 23rd 2018. The aim of the programme was to enlighten, encourage and broaden their knowledge on biotechnology. Mr.S.Rajkumar HOD and Assistant professor of the Biotechnology Department, in his address through power point presentation encouraged the students and gave a brief idea of the course of biotechnology.
BBT-2017-2018 – Download Photo Gallery
AN ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
An orientation programme was organized by the members of the various Department and the students of 3rd Semester for (new comers) 1st Semester students on July 2017. The aim of the programme was to enlighten, encourage and broaden their knowledge on biotechnology. Rev. Fr. Dr. K.O Sebastian,Rector and Principal of the college, in his address encouragedthe students and gave a brief idea of the course of biotechnology.
VISIT TO MANIPUR UNIVERSITY
53 students along with three Assistant Professors Sir Rajkumar (HOD), Dr. Ganapathy and Sir Rk Suraj Singh visited the Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University. The students visited the following labs:
- Cancer and Molecular Biology lab
- Plant Tissue Culture lab
- Animal Tissue Culture lab
The students had the opportunity to acquaint with equipment like PCR, GE (Gel Electrophoresis), Gel Doc, Spin win, SPINX, Water bath, Incubator, Horizontal GE, UV Tran illuminator, Hot air oven, Rotatory Evaporator, Laminar air flow, Autoclave and HPLC.
The students interacted with Dr. R. Varatharajan, Asst. Professor of Life Science Department. He told the students that almost 95% of insects are useful to our day today life and we should consider that before harm them. The faculty and students also visited the MU insect museum and fish museum.
105 TH INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS
Many students of the department participated in 105th Indian Science Congress held at MU. In ‘On the Spot Quiz Competition’, Chandrabhan Prasad and Krishna Kumar Gautam of the department received the first prize with certificates from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research New Delhi, entitled ‘A certificate of Excellence for Participation and Achieving Excellence’.
- The First and Second semester students secured Cent percent passin the Manipur University exams (First Batch-2016-19).
- Assistant Professor Rajkumar participated in DBT-Prakash Lab’s Workshop on ‘Foldscope’ organized by IIT Bombay and NIRRH on 28th& 29th August in Mumbai.
- Proposal to use Fold scopeas an Educational and Training Tool has been approved by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
1.BBT-2016-2017 – Download Photo Gallery
Department year planner:-
- An Orientation programme for first semester students (New comers) by W. Robindro Singh, HOD, Department of Bio-technology, S. Kula Women’s College, Nambol- July, 2016.
- Guest Lecture cum Science Exhibition -March, 2017.
|Programme/ study tour/ Field trip/ Seminar||Animator/ Organizers/ Coordinator/ Resource person/Chief guest||lace||Date|
|1.||An Orientation programme||Mr. W. Robindro Singh, HOD, Department of Bio-technology,
S. Kula Women’s College, Nambol
|2.||Guest Lecture cum Science Exhibition||Dr. Leimapokpam Amarjit Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, S. Kula Women’s College and Dr. Zenith Ngaseppam, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Mayai Lambi College.||DBC, Maram||06-07 April ,2017|
July 13th: An orientation program was held for 30 students and staff of Bio-technology Department from 11 am to 2 pm at Don Bosco College, Maram. Mr. W. Robindro Singh, HOD, Department of Biotechnology, S. Kula Women’s College was the Resource Person for the day. The schedule of the program was highlighted by Miss Alice, the Vice-captain of B.Sc. Biotechnology-First semester. Mr.S.Rajkumar, HOD, Department of Biotechnology, DBC, Maram welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker. Then Fr.Dr.K.O.Sebastian, the Principal of DBC, Maram in his motivational message encouraged and appreciated the students for taking up the challenge and securing admission in Biotechnology (B.Sc. Honours) in DBC, Maram. He said, “Mr. W. Robindro is now a family member of DBC, Maram as we began B.Sc.-Biotechnology this academic year. Then Prof. W. Robindro Singh gave a review about the course of Bio-technology. Some of the topics dealt were: Biotechnological techniques with Bioinstrumentations, Transgenic plants and organisms, DNA structure, Major areas of Biotechnology, Tools of Biotechnologist and Advantages of Biotechnology. Time was given for the students to clarify and ask questions and Sir Robindro was kind and patient enough to answer all the queries.
We are grateful to Rev.Fr. Dr. K.O.Sebastian, the Principal of our college for his motivational message and for collaborating with S.Kula Women College and approving the program. Thanks to Asst. Prof. S. RajKumar, HOD, Department of Biotechnology for inviting Sir Robindro to our college.
We acknowledge the presence and support of Asst. Prof. J. Michael HOD, Chemistry Department, Asst. Prof. Mr. Jayasen, HOD, Physics Department, Asst. Prof. Athishu, Chemistry Department, and Asst. Prof. Jiten Singh Computer Science Department and to Sr. Rosy Pallath CCV, Asst. Prof. Biotechnology Department for coordinating the program.
REPORT ON GUEST LECTURE, SCIENCE EXHIBITION CUM SEMINAR PROGRAMME
April 6th and 7th:Two day guest lecture, science exhibition cum Seminar Programme at the auditorium hall of Don Bosco College, Maram. This programme was organized by the Science Departments of the College under the theme “Recreating interest in Basic Science” with a view to impart interest and encourages the inquisitiveness in a student to understand the fundamentals of science. The first day was graced by the presence of Rev. Fr. Dr. K.O. Sebastian, the Principal and the Rector of the college, two guests Lectures Dr. Leimapokpam Amarjit Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, S. Kula Women’s College and Dr. Zenith Ngaseppam, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Mayai Lambi College. The Guest Lectures talked on the topic about research work and how one can work on his or her own and get experience working as Assistants. They left an indelible mark on the minds of all the students. It was followed by Science Exhibition in which the students from various Science Departments show cased their scientific fervor in many ways and relate the same with everyday life.
The different exhibits displayed by the students demonstrated a good Degree of innovation and research. A total of 17 models were displayed and all those witnessing the exhibition were impressed by the creative designs put forward by the participants in their model which showed a lot of hard work done by them. The day was called off at 3:00p.m and all awaited the second day of the programme. The second day of the programme is about power point presentation of different topics. These presentations were taken up by the students of various science departments in connection with the theme. The participants gave well prepared presentations based on the topics such as – Genetics, Solar Energy, Fish Diversity of Barak River, Insects as source of food and other topics related with science. The presentations were educative and all learned something new. The programme ended successfully with words of prayer from Sr. Rosemary Adaphro, the Vice Principal of the college.
The following students were participated in the Science exhibition and power point presentation.
|S.No||Programme||Name of the students||Position/Participation|
|1.||Science Exhibition||Ningrinshim Ng, T Stanis Mangsianlun, Thesongti Beningha, Hriiziini Alice, Kadoliu Asha Gonmei, Lamkhohat Kipgen, Monica Chingchuilin Gonmei, Sandhya Pradhan, Sweta Giri, Yarchanphi Keishing, Yuithingwon Vashai &Themreichon Asaiwo||Participated|
|2||Power point presentation||Hriiziini Alice& Thotmachan L Shimray||Participated|
Report on BSc Football Tournament 2017
The 3rd Inter-Departmental BSC Football tournament of Don Bosco College, Maram was held in a befitting manner in the College Ground organized by the Department of Botany. With 7 teams, it was a great opportunity for the students to lead themselves and all students shared a great level of independence. A total of 9 matches was played between them. It commenced on the 14th of February 2017 and played its final match on the 23rd of the same month.
The main focus of holding such a tournament is to provide a platform for students to showcase their football tactics and to provide an opportunity for students to take part in football matches, to assist them display their skills in a fun environment and to teach the students to work as a team and strengthened sportsmanship.
The winner of the tournament goes to the BSC-2nd Semester Section B (PCM) and the Biotechnology 2nd semester team were the runners up. The top scorer was Mr. Lunminlian Neihsial of Biotechnology department , Best Keeper Mr Nikhini Diahrii of BSC 2nd Sem B and the most promising player goes to Mr Thesoongti Koningha of Biotechnology Department (2nd semester). Appreciation and Cash prizes were given out to all these three player for their skills and to the winner teams as well. The matches were all full of excitement and all the teams played very well displaying and showing their excellent skills and performance. All the players and the spectators too enjoyed it well.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
- 100 percentage results of B.Sc. Biotechnology First semester at Manipur University( First Batch)