Scms Institute of Bioscience and Biotechonlogy Research and Development

About the Institute

The world of biotechnology opens up immense opportunity for mankind and his natural habitat. Rooted in cutting edge research, it has the power to take human life to a new high. We need research institutes and educational institutions of world class standards to train and challenge minds to work. Above all we need quality people who are mission oriented and determined to work as a team to further the frontiers of this path breaking science.

Fortunately, SCMS Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology - Research & Development (SIBB-R&D) is a confluence of the three and is promoted by SCMS Group which has a track record for excellence. The laboratory facilities that have been established in the campus at Management House, South Kalamassery in Cochin is one of the finest in the country. All the latest machinery and lab equipments are in place to ensure a state-of-the-art research environment to scientists.

Established with an investment of Rs. 750 lakhs at the SCMS Group's own premises, the facilities are multi functional and multi dimensional. The facilities are open to researchers and students and also students who wish to specialize in latest Biotech areas. High quality research leading to production and patenting of Bioproducts, Recombinant proteins, Industrial enzymes, Transgenic crops, Plant Made Pharmaceuticals [PMP] and Nutraceuticals are the domains of SIBB-R&D. A student Customer Service Centre and a Professional Training Centre for Teachers & Researchers are the other attractions of the Institute

Dr. C Mohankumar
Ph.D. in Biochemistry - Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR)

  • Area of Specialisation Biochemistry and Molecular Genomics
  • Professional Experience : 26 years Academic experience in teaching and research; 15 years Post Doctoral Training in Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • M.Phil. awarded under research supervision More than 25
  • Ph.D. awarded under research guidance 7
  • Publications & Patents – More than 30; Patents in Post harvest processing and technology & in the formation of Biopesticides and Bioproducts
  • Major Research Projects completed - 5
  • Member of several Professional & Academic Bodies
  • Present Activities DNA fingerprinting genomics; Differential expression of genes; Processing and production of food supplements, pharmaceutical crops and therapeutic proteins; Overall research planning and management of the institute.

Ph.D. programme from Anna University


  • Master's Degree of this University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study notified from time to time by this University. Specific educational qualifications are given in Clause 2.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Technology of the University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study with a minimum of 15 years of R & D Experience in National Research Laboratories / Public sector undertakings and with minimum of three publications in referred impact factor journals or two approved international patents in the last five years.
  • A minimum of 55% marks or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 on a 10 point scale for SC/ST candidates).
  • The Clause 1.3 does not apply, if the qualifying degree is M.S (By Research) of this University or recognized as equivalent.
S.No Programme Qualification for Admission
(i) Ph.D. Degree in Engineering/ Technology M.E./M.Tech./M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Engineering or Technology
(ii) Ph.D. Degree in Science and Humanities M.Sc./M.A. (English / Communication / Mass Communication / Journalism / Media Arts)/M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Science and Humanities / M.C.A.
(iii) Ph.D. Degree in Management Sciences MBA / Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management or Administration awarded by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) / M.S (By Research) in Management Sciences
(iv) Ph.D. Degree in Architecture and Planning M.Arch./M.Plan. / M.S.(By Research) in Architectureand Planning

Candidates should have the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC, UG/PG degree or its equivalent qualification.

Ph.D. Programme

Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria as in the Clauses 1 & 2 are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Programme. Final semester PG students are also eligible to apply.


SCMS, the premier professional academic group in Cochin, offers M.Sc programmes in the frontier areas of biotechnology like Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Proteomics, Toxicology, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Biotechnology Division of SCMS School of Technology and Management, Cochin. All these programmes are research oriented and are delivered at the SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (SIBB).

This Research & Development Division of the SCMS Group, already has a well- equipped research lab functioning since 2007. An efficient team of scientists under the Directorship of the nationally reputed Bio-Scientist Dr. C. Mohan Kumar has been conducting research on areas like Transgenic crops, Genetic Disorders, Molecular Diagnosis of Diseases, Gene Sequencing, Primer Synthesis and Designing, DNA Finger Printing, Genetic Polymorphism – RAPD, RFLP, AFLP & DDRT, Micro Array analysis and Quantification of gene expression by Real Time PCR.

The courses offered by this department are:



Graduates in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Agriculture, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and other Biological Sciences from a university recognized by UGC are eligible. Graduates of Biomedical Engineering and Biotech Engineering can also apply. Selection of the candidates will be done as per the rules and regulations of M. G University, Kottayam.

Course of study will be extended over a period of two academic years under four semesters

Scheme of examination: The examination for the award of degree will consist of theory and practical papers, dissertation and comprehensive viva-voce. There will be examinations at the end of each semester for theory and practical. Each semester consists of 3 theory papers and 1 practical. The 4th semester of the course will be exclusively focused on research work for the completion of the project study (dissertation). The dissertation shall be submitted at the end of 4th semester. There shall also be a comprehensive viva-voce along with the presentation of dissertation work at the end of the 4th semester

Contact Us

Dr. C Mohankumar
SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Development
South Campus, Management House, S. Kalamassery, Cochin – 682033- Kerala , India
Phone : 0484 – 2556315 . email: