The concept of digitized class room has not only made education interesting but also a chance for the students to enhance their performance. We provide our students with smart classrooms that foster opportunities for teaching and learning by integrating technology.
Our laboratory is equipped with most modern equipments and provides each and every student gets an opportunity to perform their experiments.
List of instruments in different labs
1. Biochemistry laboratory
Biochemistry lab is equipped with modern equipments that enable the students to perform the major biochemistry practical like quantification of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and various chromatographic techniques and also other research works related to biochemistry.
- Magnetic stirrer
- Electronic Balance (Shimadzu, Japan)
- Water Bath (Kemi)
- Single pan balance
- Digital pH meter (Eutech)
- Muffle furnace (Kemi)
- Clinical centrifuge (Kemi)
- Induction cooker
2. Environmental Biotechnology laboratory
- Rotary Shaker (Remi)
- Electrophoresis unit (horizontal & vertical)
- Water bath incubator shaker (Remi)
- Magnetic stirrer
- Blotting apparatus (BioRad, USA)
- Mixer grinder
- Soxhelt apparatus (3 Nos.)
- UV cabinet
- Vacuum pump (Tarson)
- Digital pH meter
- Glass distillation unit
- Water bath
3.Common Instrumentation Room
Major research activities and day to day experimental works of students can be performed with the most sophisticated equipments available in the common instrumentation lab.
- Cooling centrifuge (Remi)
- Orbital Shaking Incubator (Remi)
- Bright field Microscopes (Magnus)
- UV Visible spectrophotometer (Systronics)
- Deep freezer (-80 o C)
- Phase contrast inverted microscope with digital SLR camera
- Air conditioners
- Digital Rotary Evaporator (IKA, Germany)
- Column chromatography apparatus
- Fermenter (Infors, Switzerland)
- Anaerobic jar (Himedia)
- Conductivity TDS meter (Systronics)
- Flame photometer (Systronics)
- Weighing balance
- Stereo zoom microscope
- BOD incubator (Kemi)
- Refractometer(Sugar & Salinity Testing)
4. Molecular Biology lab
The experiments like DNA isolation, restriction digestion, PCR amplifications, Electrophoretic separation, gel documentation and transformation etc can be performed in the molecular biology lab with the help of equipments housed in molecular biology lab as well as in the common instrumentation lab.
- Micro centrifuge
- PCR machine (BioRad, USA)
- Gel documentation system with electrophoresis units (BioRad, USA)
- Electrophresis units
- UV trans illuminator
- Trinocular Microscope Olympus CX21i
5. Plant tissue culture lab
Full fledged plant tissue culture lab with modern facilities is available and protocol standardization of Banana and Orchids are in progress.
- Laminar airflow cabinet
- Tissue culture racks with timer control
- Air conditioner
6. Microbiology inoculation room
Isolation of microorganisms of commercial importance and day to day practical sessions of students and other research activities are being carried out in the microbiology inoculation room.
- Laminar airflow cabinets (Vertical 1 & Horizontal 2)
- Bunsen burner with gas cylinder
- Air conditioner
7. Disinfection/ sterilization room
This a common facility for all the research works carried out in the department.
- Autoclave: 2 Nos.
- Pressure cooker
- LP gas stove
- Hot plate
- Hot air oven: 2 nos.
- Distillation unit
8. Bioinformatics Lab
Bioinformatics lab is equipped with several high-performance computers suitable for data mining, sequence analysis, structural biology, molecular modelling and scientific graphics visualization tools. Bioinformatics facility is based on a number of UNIX servers accessible through Internet and the Local Area Network (LAN). The facility maintains operating systems environments like UNIX, LINUX and Windows compatible with PCs. The network is enhanced with a fibre optic backbone devoted for the bioinformatics facility with the Internet access at 16 Mbps.
One thousand two hundred and ten books in various disciplines like Biotechnology, Virology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Bioprocess technology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Plant tissue culture, Enzymology, Environmental Biotechnology, waster water engineering, Food safety and laboratory manuals etc. Hard copies of journals available in our library are Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, Indian journal of Experimental biology, Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Indian journal of Biotechnology, Current Science and Biospectrum.
Our library is also a member of Developing Library network (DELNET) and DELNET supported Journal and e books are open to students. In addition to this, hard copies of the reputed national and international journals are also available.
There are separate hostels for boys and girls students within the campus with a capacity of about 100 in each. A serene atmosphere with utmost care and security is provided with ample facilities for recreation, medical aid, transportation etc. This stress-free zone helps students to concentrate in studies without any hindrance. A resident warden, deputy warden and a team of resident tutors ensure maintenance of homely atmosphere and discipline. Medical help if needed is provided by K.V.M. Hospital, Cherthala.
College buses fly from Haripad, Ambalapuzha, Alappuzha, Muhamma, Edapally, Fort Cochin, Changanassery, Vaikom to college campus.
Programs for H.R. Training and counselling are conducted on a continuous basis by experts. In case a student has any problem about course work, personal and emotional problem, our expert counsellors are there to extend help.
The College houses a full-fledged mess with a seating capacity of more than 300. Hygienic cooking facilities ensure high quality and tasty food for the students and the staff. In addition, a canteen of Himalaya Bakers is functioning within the campus which provides a variety of food and beverages at subsided rates.