St. Xavier's College

Re-accredited by NAAC (4th cycle) with A grade and CGPA 3.12 
Awarded the status of 'College with Potential for Excellence' by UGC
Awarded the DBT Star College Scheme
India Today Rankings (2022) : B.Sc.-88, B.C.A.-96, B.Com.-112, B.A.-119, B.B.A.-176

Biotechnology - St. Xavier's College

Department of Biotechnology

Vision: Availability of Biotechnological studies and research to improve the living conditions of mankind and the environment.

Mission: Education and training opportunities for students such that they get mastery in biotechnological skills.

The following are the activities conducted by and participated in by the Department:

  • On-job-training programme: Students undertake one month training during vacations at pathological laboratories, pharmaceuticals or research institutes.
  •  Industrial visit: Brewery, food processing units and effluent treatment plant.
  •  Field trip: ICAR-CCARI -Old Goa, CSIR-NIO- Dona Paula, Environmental walk.
  • Study Tour and training workshop at ‘BioEra Life Science Research Facility, Pune.
  • Department newsletter: ‘Sequence –unravel yourself’.
  • Talk by Guest speakers/Specialist in the field of Biotechnology.
  •  Winners at ‘Chiasma 7.0’- an intercollegiate event organised by Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Miramar.

Career opportunities in Biotechnology exist in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, drug discovery, immunology, clinical research, plant and animal biotechnology. Potential careers opportunities include :

  • Project Assistants/Junior Research fellows after an M.Sc.
  • QA/QC departments in pharmaceutical companies, food processing units, breweries and distilleries.
  • Self-employment through entrepreneurship.
  • Medical lab technologists in laboratories and hospitals.
  • Research assistants in R and D of pharmaceuticals after an M.Sc.
  • Lecturers in Colleges and Universities after an M.Sc/Ph.D.
  • In Plant Tissue Culture and Animal Tissue Culture labs and industries.


  Ms. Anabel Alphonso (Course Co-ordinator)
  Assistant Professor

  Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes
  Assistant Professor

  Ms. Anjelica Mathias
  Assistant Professor

  Ms. Jenica Rangel e Pereira
  Assistant Professor

  Ms. Lakshmi Swaroopa Naik
  Assistant Professor

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