About the Institution

Nitte Mahalinga Adyanthaya Memorial Institute of Technology (NMAMIT), affiliated to VTU, Belagavi, an autonomous Institution offering UG, PG and Doctoral programmes. It is a unit of Nitte Education Trust, Mangalore. It currently offers 9 UG programmes in engineering, 08 M.Tech programmes, MBA and MCA programmes. All the UG programmes are accredited by NBA, New Delhi. The Institute is ISO 9001:2015 certified and also accredited by NAAC, New Delhi with A grade. The institute is ranked 133rd in the NIRF ranking (Engineering Institutes) -2020, Govt. of India. Atal incubation center supported by NITI AYYOG, Government of India is situated in the campus.

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About the Department

B.E in Biotechnology was introduced in 2002 to train the students in biological applications of Engineering principles. The plunge was taken being assured of assistance by sister institutions, KSHEMA- the K S Hegde Medical Academy that offers MBBS courses & the NGSM College of pharmaceutical sciences.

The B.E. programme in Biotechnology is accredited for 3 years (2018-19 to 2020-21) by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Research has been the tradition of the department. Faculty members of Biotechnology department have received research grants totaling Rs. 2.01 crore. Department has filed seven patents based on research work. The department is recognized as research centre under VTU, Belagavi. The faculties are actively involved in sponsored research projects funded by various organizations such as Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India; Department of Atomic Energy-Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Government of India and Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board, Government of Karnataka. A pilot-scale plant for Biodiesel production, demonstration and information dissemination has been established under Biotechnology Department funded by Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board, Bengaluru.

The department is recognized as Centre of Innovative Science & Engineering Education (CISEE) in Biofuel Production by Vision Group on Science & Technology (VGST), Govt. of Karnataka.

For more information visit the department website “https://nmamit.nitte.edu.in/department-biotechnology.php