About NITTE (Deemed to be University) 

Nitte (Deemed to be University) has its roots in a group of Institutions established by the Nitte Education Trust. The Trust was established in 1979 by one of India’s respected statesmen, Late Justice K. S. Hegde, Supreme Court Judge and Speaker of Lok Sabha, with the mission of empowering rural youth through quality education and health care. The Trust has established 36 Institutions spread in 3 campuses at Nitte, Mangaluru and Bengaluru. It offers education in diverse areas of learning including Health professions education, Engineering, Management, Humanities, General Education, Vocational Training and School/Pre-University Education. The University offers a total of 98 Programs in the disciplines of Engineering, Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech and Audiology, Biological Sciences, Media & Communication, Commerce, Science, Management and Architecture. It has 10000+ students, over 875 faculty members and over 2475 support staff on roll. The University campuses are spread over 52 acres in Deralakatte-Paneer areas of Mangaluru and 110 acres in Nitte.   The University received A+ Grading in NAAC Accreditation in 2021. It has been consistently placed in the top 70-80 Rank band in NIRF. The University is also placed in the 401-450 Rank band in the QS Rankings for Asia region. It has received Diamond Rating in the QSI- Guage India Ratings. The constituent colleges of the University have good standing in their disciplines in the NIRF Rankings. In 2021, the Dental College was ranked 6th and the Medical College and Pharmacy Colleges were ranked 45th in NIRF. All the Undergraduate Programs of NMAMIT are Accredited by NBA. Further, the B. Pharm program of the University is accredited by NBA. The teaching hospital is accredited by both NABH and NABL.

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 10 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 138th in the NIRF ranking (Engineering Institutes) -2021, Govt. of India. Atal incubation center supported by NITI AAYOG, 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 Institute 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