About Department

The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2001. The department offers B.Sc. programme in Biotechnology. It has a well equipped laboratory which contains the equipments like Laminar Air flow, Incubator, BOD incubator, UV spectrophotometer, gel document, plant tissue culture laboratory, etc.

Aim of the department is to promote quality and value based education by motivating the practical skills of students and creating awareness on the recent advances in Biotechnology and research fields worldwide, which will make each student as a renovator to seek remedy for the future with a mission and vision.

Vision & Mission

  • The Department of Biotechnology is concentrating on
  • Job orientation courses – Professional courses (Molecular Biology, r-DNA Technology, Immunology, Plant Tissue Culture, Microbiology etc)
  • Excellence in Vocational education for self employment
  • Make students better human beings, inculcate environmental awareness to pursue their knowledge to practice environmental protection measures.
  • Academic excellence

Consultancy & Extensio

Provision for Project Work for students of various Departments including other colleges

  • Spectrophotometry
  • Antibacterial activity
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Sale of Microbial Culture
  • Water Quality Analysis
  • Blood typing
  • Hb counting
  • Electrophoresis


Biotechnology Department comprises a main lab, plant tissue culture room, inoculation room and an instrumentation room.

Major equipment highlights of the dept. are, Deep Freezer, B.O.D. Incubators (Cooling and Bacteriological), Centrifuges (Cooling and Research), Rotary Microtome, Millipore Elix-3, UV Transilluminator, pH meter (3), Visible spectrophotometer, ELISA Reader, UV-Visible spectrophotometer etc…

Courses Offered

B.Sc. programmes in Biotechnology offers a comprehensive education in all aspects of applied biology. Students are well trained in techniques like Plant tissue culture, Genetic engineering, certificate courses in screening of industrial microorganisms, instrumentation, Water Quality analysis, Mushroom technology, Vermicomposting, wine production etc.

Contact information

Sr. Shaini V.P.

Head, Dept. of Biotechnology
Mercy College, Palakkad - 678 006

9495430637, 0491 2541149 (Office)