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Department of Bioelectronics and Biosensors

Genesis of the Department

Bioelectronics is the innovative and emerging field of science integrating electronics, physics, chemistry, biology and nanotechnology. This interdisciplinary field represents the present and future needs of human resource for the biomedical, defense, environmental, agricultural, and food industries. Successful health care delivery requires effective medical devices as tools for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Despite the exponential growth of scientific and technological development, low- and middle-income countries are still largely excluded from access to appropriate and affordable health technologies. Hence, it is essential to develop “innovative technologies¨ to promote novel bioelectronics device solutions to address the issues and further development in the areas of health and its allied areas including pharmaceutical and food industries. In order to address in the key areas of several industries, Alagappa University has established an exclusive department for the study of Bioelectronics and Biosensors in the year 2008. The Department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the interdisciplinary areas of bioelectronics and biosensors. We also offer a PG programme in Physics with specialization in Biosensors.

Objectives
  • To provide quality education in the interdisciplinary areas of bioelectronics, biosensors, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and advanced electronics.
  • To provide advanced training in design and fabrication of chemo-biosensors that can be applied towards the study of molecular, cellular, and whole organism levels.
  • To develop new diagnostic and prognostic systems for health care industries, food industries, environmental assessment and internal security services.
  • To develop conceptual and analytical skills among students for the critical evaluation of the scientific literature in the field of bioelectronics & biosensors.
  • To train the students in planning and execution of a tailored research project of high standard as well as presentation skills for verbal reports.
  • To promote the academic and industrial collaborations to produce indigenous products of national and global interest.
Faculty
S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. C. Sekar Professor & Head
2 Dr. V. Dharuman Assistant Professor
3 Dr.J. Wilson Assistant Professor
4 Ms.C. Sumathi Master Technician
Programmes Offered
S.No Course Specialization Mode of Study  Duration
1 M.Sc. Bioelectronics Chemistry / Biochemistry / Biology / Biotechnology / Electronics Engineering / Bioengineering Full-time 2 Years
2 M.Sc. Physics (with Specialization in Biosensors) Physics / Materials Science / Nanotechnology / Electronics Engineering Full-time 2 Years
3 Ph.D. Bioelectronics and Biosensors-Physics Bioelectronics / Biosensors / Electrochemistry / Physics/ Biochemistry/ Electronics Engineering  Biotechnology / Bioengineering / Mechanical Engineering Full-time 3-4 Years
Syllabus
Fee Structure

The following shall be the fees payable by the candidates undergoing P.G. and Ph.D. programmes in the Department of BEBS

S.No Course Fees in INR (for Indian Nationals) for 1 Year For foreign Nationals (in INR)  Duration of the Programme
1 M.Sc. Bioelectronics 5500.00 6500.00 2 Years
2 M.Sc. Physics (with Specialization in Biosensors) 4500.00 5500.00 2 Years
3 Ph.D. Bioelectronics and Biosensors-Physics 14500.00 (for first year)
6000.00 (annual fee from IInd year onwards
US $ 500/- 3-4 Years
Research & Development Facilities

Faculty members of the department of Bioelectronics and biosensors are engaged in research activities in various branches of nanotechnology, electrochemistry, biosensors, DNA sensors and polymer based materials. We have already established collaboration with a few national labs. Attempts are being made to involve industries for fabrication of devices. The Department currently has the following facilities for research and development activities.

  • Electrochemical Work Station – Single Channel –CHI USA
  • Orbital Shaking Incubator
  • UV.VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Water Purification System
  • 7 TWF UV make Siemens New part, Prefilteration
  • Programmable Spin Coating System
  • Electrochemical Work Station – Single Channel –CHI USA
  • Electrochemical Quartz Crystal microbalance –CHI USA
  • Electrochemical Work Station – Multi Channel – CHI USA
  • Electrochemical Work Station – Single Channel – CHI USA
  • Electro Chemical Work Station PGSTAT 204
  • Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) Spectrophotometer
  • Non-Gradient PCR
  • Dynamic light Scattering instruments for Nanoparticle size analyzer
  • Tubular Furnace
  • SP-150 Potentiostat/galvanostat Chassis
  • SEC2000-UV/VIS spectrometer
Areas of Research
  • Chemical Sensors-Biosensors for Medical, Agricultural, Food and Environmental Applications
  • Materials Science, Metal oxide semiconductors, Carbon nanostructures, Biomaterials, Low dimensional cuprates, Conducting polymers
  • Electrochemical sensors – Diabetic, cancer (DNA sensors, immunosensors) and neurological disorders-Sensors development using self assembled monolayers, metal oxide, nano carbons
Completed Projects
S. No. Principal Investigator Project Title Period From Period To Funding Agency Amount
Rs(in lakhs)
1. Dr. C. Sekar   Synthesis of WO3 and TiO2 nanomaterials and fabrication of gas sensors 2011 2014 UGC 10.30
2 Dr. C. Sekar Effect of irradiation on the metal oxide semiconducting nanostructures for biosensor applications 2011 2014 IUAC 5.40
3 Dr. C. Sekar Fabrication and characterization of nanohydroxyapatite-CNT composites for biomedical applications 2012 2015 CSIR 18.42
4 Dr. V. Dharuman     Multi Component Thiol alkane Diluent DNA Mixed Monolayers for Efficient Label Free Electrochemical Detection of Cancer DNA–P53 Protein interaction 2009 2011 UGC 9.80
5 Dr. V. Dharuman Development of Electrochemical 2010 2013 CSIR 18.16
    immunosensors for simultaneous detections   and discriminations of different food pathogenic bacteria microbes on       microgold arrays        
6 Dr. V. Dharuman Liposome mediated cancer DNA sensing of electrochemical and pizeo electric techniques and DNA transfection studies 2010 2014 DST 25.44
7 Dr. V. Dharuman Electrochemical Detection of Antibody Prostate Specific Antigen Interactions Using Gold Transducers 2010 2011 AURF 0.64
8 Dr. V. Dharuman Development of Simple, Reagentless, Renewable Glucose Sensors Using Nano Ruthenium oxide- nono pore Polymer – Nano Au Composite Films 2013 2016 ICMR 32.79
9 Dr. J. Wilson Application of RuO2 nanoparticle  Doped conducting polymer(Poly-  Pyrrole-polyaniline) composite for  DNA sensor 2009 2012 UGC 10.21
10 Dr. J. Wilson Doping of RuO2 nanoparticle-chitin Polyaniline composite for DNA   Sensors 2009 2010 Alagappa University 0.64
Ongoing Projects
S. No. Principal Investigator Project Title Period Funding Agency Amount Rs (in lakhs)
From To
1 Dr. C. Sekar Development of Nanostructured SnO2
– Graphene Composite based biosensors for neurotransmitter sensing
2015 2018 DST-SERB 49.00
2 Dr. V. Dharuman Studies of membrane proteins interactions on liposome-DNA-gold nanoparticle composite tethered on gold transducer for biosensing 2015 2018 DST-SERB 44.70
3 Dr. V. Dharuman Development of novel graphene and metal nano composite films and characterixation for label free electrochemical DNA-protein sensing 2015 2018 UGC-MRP 14.69
4 Dr. J. Wilson EB irradiated  polypyrrole–polyaniline nanotubes doped with bimetallic nanoparticles for biomolecules sensing using microarray electrodes 2015 2018 BRNS 14.70
5 Dr. J. Wilson Fabrication and characterization of irradiated Polypyrrole-polyaniline (PPy-PANi) nanotubes doped with bimetallic nanoparticles 2015 2018 UGC 10.50
6 Dr. J. Wilson Irradiation of polypyrrole – Poly (3,4 ethylene di oxythiophene) (PPY - PEDOT) nanotubes doped with bimetallic nanoparticles for biomoleculer sensing using micro electroder 2015 2018 DST 30.46
7 Dr. C. Sekar Design and Development of Chemo-resistive Gas Sensors for Breath Analysis 2016 2018 UGC –Innovative Project 30.00
8 Dr. C. Sekar     Dr.K. Gurunathan INanosensors for Medical Diagnostics 2016 2017 Alagappa University-Research Fund 3.00
Alumni
Alumni of our Department 2008 - 2010 onwards
S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 M. Bhuvana Ph.D 2010 Female P        DF M. Bhuvana
D/o. C. Mohanlal
8A , Ayyamperumal nadir street, Mamsapuram (post),
Srivilliputhur (TK)
bhuvi87@gmail.com
2 T. Dinakaran M.Sc., 2010 Male Research scholar
Pusan National University
Pusan, South Korea
T. Dinakaran
S/o. C. Thirumalai
45, KollaiVeedugal
Melnagar (post)
Arni, Thiruvannamalai (Dist)
3 J. Shankaranarayanan Ph.D 2010 Male Research associate
IIT Kanpur
India
J. Shankaranarayanan
S/o.S. Jayaraman
21/5C Sarojini Street,
Sivagangai
shankaranarayanan.j@gmail.com
4 K. Vijayaraj M.Sc., 2010 Male Research Scholar
Pusan National University
Pusan, South Korea
K. Vijayaraj
S/o. M. Kathiresan
Kalaivayendal
Nagaran (post)
Nainarkovil (Via) Ramnad (Dist)
5 J. Mary JoshiyaPraseela M.Sc. 2010 Female - J. Mary JoshiyaPraseela
D/o. V. Josepath
Saint Agatha Street, Thothoor (post)
Kanyakumari (Dist)
2009-2011
S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 R. Dhilipkumar M.Sc. 2011 Male Research Scholar
Dept. of Energy Science
Alagappa University
Karaikudi
R. Dhilipkumar S/o.Rajaiah
1/154, North Street
Devipattinam (Post)
Ramnad (Dist)
rdhilip.kumar5@gmail.com
9894774237
2 S. Gayathri M.Sc. 2011 Female   S. Gayathri D/o. A. Selvaraj
84, Thilagar Street, Kandanur
Sivaganga (Dist) - 630104
3 S. Muthulakshmi M.Sc. 2011 Female   S. Muthulakshmi
D/o. SP. Sornam
Satharasanpatty (Post)
Natarajapuram (Via)
Sivaganga (Dist)
4 M. Raja M.Sc. 2011     M. Raja S/o. G. Muniyandi
No.1 S.R.G. New Street,
Ramnad – 623 501.
5 P. Saranya M.Sc. 2011 Female   P. Saranya D/o. M. Pandi
RSU Telephone Exchange Quarters, collectorate post
Ramnad – 623 501
6 V. Vijayakumar M.Sc. 2011 Male   V. Vijayakumar
S/o. V. Veerapandi
1/167, Melavalasai
Kanchirankudi  (post)
Kilakarai,
Ramnad (Dist)- 623 517
2010-2012
S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 S. Jayanthi M.Phil 2012 Female Home maker S. Jayanthi D/o. A. Singaraj
Managiri (Via)
Pathrakudi (Post)
Sivaganga Dist.
Mobile No: 9715721073
2 SP. Manjuladevi M.Sc. 2012 Female   SP. Manjuladevi
D/o. AR. Subbiah
Unaiyur, Unaiyur (Post)
Thirumayam (TK)
Pudukkottai (Dist) – 622 505
Mobile No. 9751182953
3 M. Muthumari M.Sc. 2012 Female   M. Muthumari
D/o. SK. Murugan
Murungipatti, Pilar (post)
Kallal (Via)
Sivaganga (Dist)
Mobile No. 9944092076
4 K. Nanthini M.Phil 2012 Female Home K. Nanthini
D/o. AL. Kalimuthu
Mettuppati Gandhi Nagar
Alangudi (Post)
Karaikudi (TK)
SivagangaDist – 630 101.
Mobile No: 9751004629
5 Nishasusan Thomas M.Sc. 2012 Female   Nishasusan Thomas
D/o. Koshy Thomas
Naduvathu House
Makkapuzha (post)
MannamaruthyRannyPathanamthitta (Dist)
Kerala – 689 676
Mobile No: 9562950895
E.Mail: Nishasusanthomas@ ymail.com
6 M. Reka M.Sc. 2012 Female Teacher,
The Leaders Matric School,Karaikudi.
M7. Reka D/o. V. Manickam
Gandhi Nagar, Attangudi
Sivaganga (Dist) – 630101
Mobile No: 9942316859
7 M. Rohitnair M.Sc. 2012 Male   M. Rohitnair
S/o. S. MadhusoodananPillai
PadipuraVeedu
Cheriyauelinaloor (Post)
Karinganoor (Via),  Oyoor
Kollam (Dist), Kerala
Mobile No. 09496820007
E.Mail. 509nair@yahoo.com
8 M. Umadevi M.Phil 2012 Female   M. Umadevi D/o. C. Muniraj
SivagamiAchiIllam
D.No. 368, Nethaji Street Amaravathipudur
Karaikudi – 630 301.
9095167534
2011-2013
S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 S. Akila M.Sc., 2013 Female Home S. Akila
D/o. A. SundaraPandian
128A Kazhanivasal New Road
Devarmaligai (opp)
Karaikudi – 630 003
Phone No. 256255
akilas208@gmail.com
2 Aynsha.S. Mathias M.Sc., 2013 Male   Aynsha S. Mathias
S/o. 7/62- B N.M. Bhvan
Kotlicode, Kumarapuram post
Kanyakumari Dist. - 629189
Mobile No.9789966831
3 G. Britto M.Sc., 2013 Male   G. Britto
S/o. A. George
ParampanKarai
Kaithakattu (Via)
Irenipuram post
PIN- 629 197
Mobile No. 9025492570, 9655720488
brittobush@gmail.com
4 K. Ganapathy M.Sc., 2013 Male Butterfly Child Care, (Supervisor) Karaikudi, K. Ganapathy
S/o. K. Karuppiah
D. No. 6, PilliyarKovil North Street, Sekkalai- 2
Karaikudi – 630 002
Mobile No: 9500914491
ganapathyk91@gmail.com
5 H. Imran M.Sc., 2013 Male Research scholar DBEBS, Alagappa University, Karaikudi H. Imran
S/o. A. Habibulla
81, VairavanambalamIst Cross Street
Kalinivasal
Karaikudi – 630 002
Imranh091@gmail.com
Mobile No: 8508056181
6 D. John Vinu M.Sc., 2013 Male Home D. John Vinu
S/o. P. Devaraj
5/51 MuthenthivilaiEttani, Karungal post
Kanyakumari Dist. – 629 157
jvinu88@gmail.com
Mobile No: 9715918287
7 M. Karthika Devi M.Sc., 2013 Female Home M. Karthika Devi
D/o. SP. Muthuraj
6, Subramaniyapuram 5th Street
South, Karaikudi
vkarthikanano@gmail.com
8 P.N. Manikandan M.Sc., 2013 Male Research scholar DBEBS
Alagappa University, Karaikudi
P.N. Manikandan
S/o. P.R. Nagarajan
97/1/75 (56)4 VP Nagar
Emaneswaram post
Paramakudi – T.K.
Ramanathapuram – 623 701
pnmanikandan1@gmail.com
Mobile No.9344179693
9 K. Rajakumar M.Sc., 2013 Male   K. Rajakumar
S/o. S. KuttyNadar
Adappuvilai
Kalkurichy
Thuckalay post
Kanyakumari – 629 175
krktjack@gmail.com
Mobile No.9677735285
10 S. Sarumathi M.Sc., 2013 Female ----------  
11 R. Vairam M.Sc., 2013 Male VairamMedical (Owner)
Vairam Medical
Karaikudi
R. Vairam
S/o. V. Ravichandran
56, Vairam Medicals
KayeeraPlaza,College Road
Karaikudi -630 002
rvairam12@gmail.com
Mobile No.9994477180
12 M. Vavasikkandar M.Sc., 2013 Male SainaMedical (Sales Representative) M. Vavasikkandar
S/o. Meera maiden
2/11, Raja Tea Stall back side
Madhavan Nagar
Kalanivasal New Road,Karaikudi – 630 001
vavasikkandarm@gmail.com
Mobile No. 8012016374
2012-2014
S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 C. Alagudevi M.Sc., 2014 Female   C. Alagudevi
D/o. A.R. Chellaknnu
1090, Sannathi Street
Ariyakudi – 630 202, Sivaganga Dist.
Alagudevi1992@gmail.com
Mobile No:9710047995
2 J. Issakkirani M.Sc., 2014 Female   J. Issakkirani
D/o. R. Jesudoss
2/1942, JPR IllamVallalAlagappa Nagar ThanthaiPeriyar Nagar 19th Street extn.
Near Air Cell Tower
Karaikudi – 630 001.
priyasevevathal@gmail.com
Mobile No.9442525122
3 R. Malarmani M.Sc., 2014 Female   R. Malarmani
D/o. R.S. Ravichandran
2/1, Srinivasan Nagar
Railway Track downstair
Ariyakudi -630 202
Sivaganga Dist.
Malarammu5292@gmail.com
Mobile No.8220506743
4 S. Priya M.Sc., 2014 Female   S. Priya
D/o. V. Sevukapperumal
Karur post
Yenthavayal – 622 202
Thirumayam (TK)
Pudukkodai Dist.
jesudossrani@gmail.com
Mobile No:7659152561
5 R. Ramya   2014 Female Research Scholar DBEBS
Alagappa University, Karaikudi
R. Ramya
D/o. N. Rajendren
K.M. House
Kalanivasal,Pudupatti -622 202
Thirumayam (TK)
Pudukkodai Dist.
mramya155@gmail.com
7708527659
6 P. Thivya M.Sc., 2014 Female Research Scholar DBEBS, Alagappa University, Karaikudi P. Thivya
D/o. D. PaneerSelvam
5, Ganesapuram New Market south,
Karaikudi – 630 001
Sivaganga Dist.
dddivyaec@gmail.com
Mobile No.9629735496
2013-2015
S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 R. Jayakodi M.Sc., 2015 Female KIML wiring Hardness Company, Chennai R. Jayakodi
D/o. S. Rayappan
Puthukottai,Sathanoor (Post),Salaigramam (via)
Sivagangai dist. – 630 710
jeyakodirayappan@gmail.com
7373694661
2 R. Madhavi M.Sc., 2015 Female   R. Madhavi
D/o. A. Rajendran
7-316/S Sigappiillam
KaraikalAmmaiyar Street
Kottaiyur, Sriram Nagar
Sivaganga Dist.-630 103.
mkttr1992@gmail.com
8489632090
3 SP.Muthulakshmi M.Sc., 2015 Female   SP.Muthulakshmi
D/o. KR.Subbiah
Karupparkovil street
Palaiyur, Kandanur post,
Sivaganga Dist.- 630 104
spmuthusubbaiya@gmail.com
9566936916
4 S. Saranya M.Sc., 2015 Female   S. Saranya
D/o. K. Solaivelathan
5, PerumalKovil Street
Kottaiyur (Post), Sivanga Dist. -630 106.
ksaranramu@gmail.com
8489992754
2014-2016
S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 M. Jayalakshmi M.Sc., 2016 Female   D/o. S. Malaiyandi
Thondikkollai
Vettanur (post)
Aranthangi (TK)
Pudukkottai (Dist)
PIN-614630
Mobile :9865235745
2 Jean Claude Nizeyimana M.Sc., 2016 Male   Mobile:7845186376
nizeyec@gmail.com
3 S. Kaviya M.Sc., 2016 Female   9524090113
kaviyashaanmugavel@gmail.com
4 M. Menaga M.Sc., 2016 Female   9751805554
Email: mmenagamsc@gamil.com
M.Phil. Students Details

2013-2014

S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 S. Jayanthi M.Phil. 2014 Female Home maker S. Jayanthi D/o. A. Singaraj
Managiri (Via)
Pathrakudi (Post)
Sivaganga Dist.
Mobile No: 9715721073
2 K. Nanthini M.Phil. 2014 Female Home maker K. Nanthini
D/o. AL. Kalimuthu
Mettuppati Gandhi Nagar
Alangudi (Post)
Karaikudi (TK)
SivagangaDist – 630 101.
Mobile No: 9751004629

2014-2015

S. No. Name of the Student Course Studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/
Company/Organization Employed
Address/ Email id/Phone Numbar
1 M. Umadevi M.Phil. 2015 Female Home maker M. Umadevi D/o. C. Muniraj
SivagamiAchiIllam
D.No. 368, Nethaji Street Amaravathipudur
Karaikudi – 630 301
9095167534
2 R. Vinothkumar M.Phil. 2015 Male   R. Vinothkumar
S/o. A. Ponnusamy
Selavadai (Post)
Jalakantapuram (Via)
Omalur (TK), Salem - 636501
Vinothele33@yahoo.com/8870200844
Ph.D Scholars Details
S. No. Name of the Student Course of studied Year of Passing Sex
M/F
Present Status/ Company/ Organization Employed Address/Email id/Phone Numbar
1 S. Radhakrishnan Ph.D. 2014 Male PDF
CECRI
Karaikudi
S. Radhakrishnan
S/o. P. Sivaprakasam
117/89, Muniammankovil street, Rajapalayam, Virudhunagar Dist. – 626 117
s.rkn168@gmail.com
2 K. Jayakumar Ph.D. 2015 Male PDF
Pusan National University
Pusan, South Korea
K. Jayakumar
S/o. K. Kumarasamy
3/86, Moliyappali Post
Chittalandur (Via)
Thiruchengodu (TK)
Namakkal Dist. -637201
jkvare@gmail.com
3 J. Shankaranarayanan Ph.D 2015 Male Research associate
IIT Kanpur
J. Shankaranarayanan
S/o.S. Jayaraman
21/5C Sarojini Street,
Sivagangai
shankaranarayanan.j@gmail.com
4 M. Bhuvana Ph.D 2015 Female

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M. Bhuvana
D/o. C. Mohanlal
8A , Ayyamperumal nadir street, Mamsapuram (post),
Srivilliputhur (TK)
bhuvi87@gmail.com
5 C. Anjalidevi Ph.D 2015 Female

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C. Anjalidevi
D/o. U. Chinnathambi
10/7, Vinayagar street
Alagappapuram
Karaikudi
Sivagangai Dist. – 630 003
Anja.biochem@gmail.com
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