Mohandas College of Engineering & Technology

EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECT

Feasibility studies on biological reduction of Ammonium Per chlorate from APEP effluent using a per Chlorate reducing microbial culture”. ISRO RESPOND project. From May, 2011.
Principal Investigator- Prof. S. Alwan Co-Investigator- Dr. T.K.Abraham.
Tissue Culture Lab: Well equipped tissue culture lab was set up in the department for research purposes.

Research work leading to the award of M.Phil degree from Anamalai University is going on in the department from the year 2006 onwards.
1. Control of microbial spoilage of fruits and vegetables by Bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus MTCC 0447. Under the guidance of Dr. T.K. Abraham awarded in 2007
2. Production of Biosurfactants from Cashew Apple juice using Psudiomonas Sp. Under the guidance of Dr. T.K. Abraham awarded in 2010.
3. Effect of Protease enzyme on cell wall degrading enzymes of Trichoderma viride . Under the guidance of Dr. T.K. Abraham awarded in 2010.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Six of the final year students have been qualified for the GATE 2013.
Dr.T K. Abraham , HOD, BT&BCE Department has been conferred Honorary Fellowship of the Indian Mycological Society in its Golden Jubilee celebrations held at University of Calcutta, for the contributions in the field of Mycology. He is also a fellow if Kerala Academy Science and International Society for Conservation of Natural Resources.
Sri.S.Alwan, Professor BT&BCE Department, has been awarded “ISRO Excellence award 2012 for development of PSOXL Chandrayaan-1 mission”
Dr. J. R Anoop Raj, Assistant Professor, BT & BCE has been awarded Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering(2013), under School of Mechanical and Building Sciences with area of specialization on the topic ‘Environmental Biodegradation of Perchlorate’ from VIT University, Vellore.
Dr. J. R Anoop Raj, Assistant Professor, BT & BCE has been awarded ”The best researcher award 2013” from School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, VIT University in recognition of his contribution to research through publication in peer reviewed journals.

Paper Presented

  • Shalini. A. Nair, Presented a poster in Bioinformatica Indica 2014, The international Symposium organized by the Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics on 9th to 11th January 2014

  • P Roopa and A Jayakumaran Nair (2013). Application of protease in keratin degradation. International conference on Ecosystem conservation, climate change and sustainable development; 3rd – 5th October 2013; held at Trivandrum Kerala.

  • P Roopa and A Jayakumaran Nair (2013). Scale up of production in a bioreactor of a protease from halophilic Bacillus sp. isolated from soil. International conference on Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering; 28th – 29th June 2013; Society of Applied Biotechnology, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

  • P Roopa and A Jayakumaran Nair (2011). Characterization and partial purification of neutral protease from Bacillus sp. International conference on climate change, forest resource and Environment; 9th – 11th December 2011; Dept of Environmental Science, University of Kerala, Trivandrum.

  • P Roopa and A Jayakumaran Nair (2011). Characterization of crude halotolerant neutral protease from Bacillus sp. KBRP-2. International conference on microorganisms in Environmental management and Biotechnology; 1st – 3rd July, 2011; Dept of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics centre, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Paper Published

  • Shalini A. Nair & Rajamohan T. Age Dependent Variation in the Antioxidant Status and Oxidative Stress in Rats Fed Diet Containing Coconut oil and Sunflower oil, Int J Biol Med Res , 2012; 392): 1589-1594.

  • Roopa Prasad and A. Jayakumaran Nair. Immobilization of Bacillus sp. protease on different matrices and its enzymatic characterization. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences. 2013; 4(4): 155 – 161.

  • Roopa Prasad, T K Abraham and A. Jayakumaran Nair. Scale up of production in a bioreactor of a halotolerant protease from moderately halophilic Bacillus sp. isolated from soil. Journal Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. 2014; 57(3): 448 -455.

Achivement

Dr. Shalini. A. Nair, Asst. Prof, Dept of BT & BCE, MCET awarded Ph. D in Biochemistry (2014), by University of Kerala Trivandrum, India for the thesis entitled “Influence of coconut oil on oxidative stress and antioxidant stress in ageing rats”.

Dr. P. Roopa, Asst. Prof, Dept of BT & BCE, MCET awarded Ph. D in Biotechnology (2014), University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India on thesis entitled: “Purification and characterization of alkaline metalloprotease from halophilic Bacillus sp. and its production in lab scale bioreactor”.

Events @ MCET
  • Indoor basketball court and gym Inaguration
  • MCET’s World education day rally at Anad
  • Secretary, Madam Rani Mohandas Inaugurating zero gravity 2015
  • A Snap from inaugural ceremony of Illiminati’14
  • Shri. G. Mohandas, Chairman MCET presenting colloquium proceedings to Dr.Achuthsankar.S Nair
  • Students performing a patriotic dance on Arts day celebrations
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