"The research strength of the Department  spans over  diverse disciplines  like biochemical, biomedical, food, environment and bioinformatics in addition, bio control & biofertilizer agents, PGPRs, Conservation of endangered species, animal cell lines, anticancerous  activities of lichens, biofuel production, plant pathogenic algae etc. The Department is approved as research centre by Anna University, Chennai  for performing Ph.D research programme.  

Full time research scholars are working in the Department under various funding schemes