120 Students of Saintgits College of Engineering and 22 Students of Saintgits College of Applied Sciences placed in Infosys
Department of Corporate Economics will hold a National Seminar on “Economics Slowdown of India” in December 2019.
Congratulations Saintgits Chess Women’s Team – KTU C Zone Intercollegiate Chess Tournament Champions
Saintgits wins the prestigious IDA – STEM Award for Community Development.
National Seminar by Business Administration Department on the theme “Unleash Entrepreneurship in Trade & Commerce”  will be held on December 11, 2019.
Ms. Angel Baby and Ms. Gayathri R. from final year BCA of Saintgits College of Applied Sciences bagged the first placement offers in the new campus recruitment season. Both of them placed as Associate Analyst in Deloitte.
Dr Harikrishnan Hariharan

Dr Harikrishnan Hariharan

DesignationProfessor .Sr
EducationTECH., Ph.D
Professional Experience
Teaching    : 5 Years
Research   : 4 Years
Industry    :  6 Months


UG : Industrial Biotechnology
PG : Biotechnology
Ph.D  : Microbiology

Industrial Experience
6 Months


Journal Publicagtions : 11 (International- 9; National- 2

  1. H. Harikrishnan, V. Shanmugaiah, K. Nithya, N. Balasubramanian, Mahaveer P. Sharma,  Emma W. Gachomo  and Simeon O. Kotchoni, 2015.  Enhanced Production of phenazine-like metabolite produced by  Streptomyces aurantiogriseus VSMGT1014 against rice pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 55: 1-9.
  2. H.  Harikrishnan, K.  Shine, I.  Ganesh Moorthy, A.  Ronaldo Anuf, K.  Ponmurugan, R. Shyam Kumar. 2015.  Improvement of concrete durability by bacterial carbonate precipitation, South Indian Journal of Biological Sciences, 1(2): 90- 96.
  3. V. Shanmugaiah,  H. Harikrishnan, N.S Al-Harbi, K. Shine, J. M. Khaled, N. Balasubramanian, R. Shyam Kumar. 2015. Facile synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Streptomyces  sp. VSMGT 1014 and their antimicrobial efficiency.  Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures.10: 179- 187.
  4. H. Harikrishnan,  V. Shanmugaiah,  N.  Balasubramanian, Mahaveer. P. Sharma, Emma W.  Gachomo and  Simeon O. Kotchoni. 2014. Antagonistic potential of native strain Streptomyces  aurantiogriseus  VSMGT1014 against sheath blight of rice disease.  World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 30: 3149–3161. 
  5. H. Harikrishnan,  V. Shanmugaiah and N. Balasubramanian, 2014. Optimization for production  of Indole acetic acid (IAA) by plant growth promoting  Streptomyces  sp VSMGT1014 isolated from rice rhizosphere.  International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences3: 158-171. 
  6. V. Shanmugaiah,  H. Harikrishnan, T.S Venkatesh and Mani Jayaprakashvel, (2014). “Larvicidal and antimicrobial activities of silver nanoparticles synthesized using marine fluorescent pseudomonads”. BMC Infectious diseases. Vol.14 (Suppl 3): 25.
  7. H. Harikrishnan,  K.  Shine, K.  Ponmurugan,  I.  Ganesh Moorthy, R. Shyam Kumar.  2014. In vitro eco friendly synthesis of cadmium sulfide nanoparticles using heterotrophic Bacillus  cereus. Journal of Optoelectronics and Biomedical Materials. 6: 1-7.
  8. S. Nagarajan; P. Shanmugavelan; M. Sathishkumar; R. Selvi; A. Ponnuswamy;  H. Harikrishnan; V. Shanmugaiah; S. Murugavel. 2014. An eco-friendly and water mediated product selective synthesis of 2-aminopyrimidines and their in-vitro anti-bacterial evaluation. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 24: 4999- 5007.
  9. S. Nagarajan, P. Shanmugavelan, M.Sathishkumar, R. Selvi, A. Ponnuswamy,  H. Harikrishnanand V. Shanmugaiah, 2014. “An eco-friendly water mediated synthesis of 1,2,3-triazolyl-2-4 amino pyrimidine hybrids as highly potent anti-bacterial agents” Chinese Chemical Letters.Vol.25 (3) 419-422. 
  10. H.  Harikrishnan, N.A. Al-Harbi, K. Ponmurugan,  R. Shyam Kumar, 2012. Microbial synthesis of Selinium nanocomposite using  Saccharomyces cerevisiae  and its antimicrobial  activity against pathogens causing nosocomial infection.  Chalcogenide Letters.  9:  509– 515
  11. R. Shyam Kumar, I. Ganesh  Moorthy, R. Rajeswari,  H.  Harikrishnan. 2011. Utilization  of  waste ripe Banana, and peels for Bio ethanol production using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 
    Journal of Bioscience Research. 2: 67-71.

Book Chapters: 7 (International- 1; National-6)

  1. Z. Zarin Taj,  H. Harikrishnan, V. Shanmugaiah, S. Suresh, N. Balasubramanian and K.  Muthuchelian. “Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Fluorescent Pseudomonads against Phyto Fungal Pathogens”. Write and Print Publishers. 145- 152.
  2. V. Shanmugaiah, K. Nithya, H. Harikrishnan, M. Jayaprakashvel and N. Balasubramanian.  2015. Biocontrol mechanisms of siderophores against bacterial plant pathogens, In: Velu 
    Rajesh Kannan, Kubilay Kurtulus Bastas. (eds),  Sustainable approaches to controlling 
    plant pathogenic bacteria. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 167- 190.
  3. H. Harikrishnanand V. Shanmugaiah., 2013. “Streptomyces  sp.VSMGT1014 mediated 
    antifungal activity against fungal plant pathogens” In: A. Sabu and A. Augustine (eds.),
    Prospects in Bioscience: Addressing the issues, © Springer India, 335-341. 
  4. C. Sathish Kumar.,  H. Harikrishnan., R. Charulatha., V. Shanmugaiah. 2013. “Evaluation of  Pseudomonas  sp. VSMKU  –  4046 for suppression of sheath blight (ShB) of rice in detached leaf assay” In: A. Sabu and A. Augustine (eds.),  Prospects in Bioscience: Addressing the issues, © Springer India, 277- 282. 
  5. R. Charulatha., H. Harikrishnan, P. T. Manoharan and   V. Shanmugaiah. 2013.  “Characterization of Groundnut Rhizosphere Pseudomonas sp. VSMKU 2013 for Control of 
    Phytopathogens” In: Rajesh Kannan. V (eds.), Microbiological Research In Agroecosystem 
    Management, DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-1087-0_8,© Springer India, 121- 127.
  6. V. Shanmugaiah,  H. Harikrishnan  and K.Nithya. 2012. Phenazine Antibiotic producing  Pseudomonas sp VSMKU 4047 against Sheath Blight of Rice, in: P.Ponmurugan, Puniethaa  Prabhu, G.Ayyappadasan, R.GaneshBabu. (Eds),  Current Scenario in Biotechnology. Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt Ltd, pp. 134- 143.
  7. R. Charulatha, H. Harikrishnan, P.T. Manoharan and V. Shanmugaiah. 2012. Preliminary 
    Screening of Fluorescent Pseudomonads from Groundnut rhizosphere against fungal pathogens and phenazine gene identification by Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR), in: P. Ponmurugan, Puniethaa Prabhu, G.Ayyappadasan, R.GaneshBabu. (Eds),  Current Scenario in Biotechnology. Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt Ltd, pp. 285- 293. 


  1. Participated in the  National Conferenceon Recent Trends in Modern Biology  &  46th Aqua-Terr Annual Conference  conducted by the Department of Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai held on 27- 28 February 2015.
  2. Participated in the  Science Communication  Workshopheld on 11th December 2014 at  Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu organized by The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance.
  3. Participated in the  Academies  Lecture  Workshop  on  Recent Research in Biological  Sciences, National Science Day &  45th Aqua-Terr Annual Conference on Biological Sciences  that is held at the School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 27- 28 February, 2014.
  4. Participated and presented a  Poster  in  International Science Symposiumon HIV &  Infectious Diseases held on 30th January to 1st February 2014 organized by YRG Centre for 
    AIDS Research and Education, Chennai.
  5. Participated and presented a  Poster  in  International Conference on Advances in 
    Biotechnology and Bioinformatics(ICABB-2013) & Xth Convention of the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) held on 25-  27th November at  Dr.D.Y.Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.
  6. Participated and Presented a  Poster  in the  54th Annual Conference of Association of 
    Microbiologists of India  (AMI-2013) held on 17-20 November, 2013 at  Maharshi Dayanand University, Haryana.
  7. Participated and presented a  Poster  in the  National Conference on New Opportunities
    and Challenges in Microbial Research held on 5th & 6th September, 2013 at Bharathidasan  University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
  8. Participated and Presented a  Poster  in the  International Conference on Advanced 
    Materials, Processing and devices  (AMPD-2013)  held on 15-16 July, 2013 at the Department of Material Science, School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  9. Participated in the National Science Day &  44th Aqua-  Terr Annual Conference on Biological Sciences  that is held at the School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 28 February 2013.
  10. Participated and  Presented a  Paper  in the National Conference on “Advances in Plant 
    Pathology” held at the Centre for Advances Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India on 27 and 28, March 2013.
  11. Presented a Poster in the National Conference on “Advances in Plant Pathology” held at 
    the Centre for Advances Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India on 27 and 28, March 2013.
  12. Presented a  Paper  in  the  25th Kerala Science Congress  held from 29th January to  1st February 2013 at Techno park, Thiruvananthapuram. 
  13. Participated as  Member in Scientific/Technical Committee, taking part in planning,  execution and giving hands on practical training to the participants of  26th UGC-NRCBS Winter School on Plant Cell Culture  held from 8-  22 October, 2012 at UGC Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, TamilNadu
  14. Presented a  Paper  in  Annual  meeting of the Society for Biotechnologists (India) &  National Conference  on “Current Scenario in Biotechnology” organized by Department of Biotechnology, K.S.R College of Technology, Tiruchengode, TamilNadu jointly with SBTI during 27- 29th September 2012.
  15. Presented a  Poster  in  the  International Conference in Advances in Biological Sciences organized by the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology and Inter University Centre for Biosciences, Kannur University during March 15-17, 2012 at, Kannur, Kerala.
  16. Participated in the National Science Day &  43rd Aqua-  Terr Annual Conference on  Biological Sciencesheld at School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 28 February 2012.
  17. Participated in the  Science Academies Lecture Workshopon  Recent Advances in  Biotechnology of Health and Diseases  (BHDMKU-  2011) sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and organized by School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India during 7th and 8th October 2011.
  18. Participated in the  International Conference on Food Technology-  Edition-  II “Greening Food Processing Sector for Sustainable Safe Food Supply” conducted at Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on 30th and 31st October 2010.
  19. Participated in three days  Induction Programme  on  Teaching Skills and Quality  Education-TEQ’09” organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Research & Development Cell of P.S.R.Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.
  20. Attended and participated in the  Training Programme  on “Teacher Empowerment  Programme- TEMP’09” conducted by the ISTE chapter of P.S.R Engineering College, Sivakasi, TamilNadu.
  21. Participated in the Annual meeting of Society for Biotechnologists, India, SBTI and  National Symposium  on  Current Trends in Stem Cell Biology  “STEM CELLS” held at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Kerala, India on December 15-16, 2007.
  22. Participated in a  Seminar  on Biotechnology organized jointly by British Council & Anna  University, Chennai, “Biotechnology:  UK and Indian Perspectives” on 11th and 12th September 2007. 
  23. Presented a  Paper  in the Symposium on  Recent Developments in Biological Sciences held at Centre for Biological Sciences, K.S.R College of Arts & Sciences, Tiruchengode,TamilNadu on February 15th and 16th, 2005.
  24. Presented a  Paper  in BioXplore’05, a  “National Seminar on Emerging Trends in  Industrial Biotechnology” conducted by Department of Industrial Biotechnology, Vivekanandhaa College of Engineering, Tiruchengode on February 14th and 15th, 2005. 
  25. Participated as Students Coordinator in organizing the  National level Symposium BIOZEST organized by Department of Biotechnology, P.S.R. Engineering College, Sivakasi,  Tamil Nadu.
  26. Participated in  Model Presentation  organized under the auspices P.S.R. Engineering  College, Sivakasi “OPEN HOUSE’04” on January 11th and 12th during the Academic year 2003-2004.
  27. Participated in a  Workshop  on “Bioinformatics-  Tools and Applications” held during  September 04, 2004 at Kamaraj Engineering College, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu.


  • Board Member–  Board of Studies, Department of Biotechnology, P.S.R Engineering College, An autonomous institution approved by AICTE and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai (2011- till date).
  • Lifetime member– Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Annual Member– Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA: 2015-16)

R & D Projects

Two funded projects completed.

  1. Kerala State Council for Science,Technology and Environment funded a Student Project Scheme of Rs. 6000 for the research work entitled “Studies on cost effectiveness for the extraction, purification characterization and application of pectin from orange peels” during academic year 2015- 2016.
  2. Kerala State Council for Science,Technology and Environment funded a Student Project Scheme of Rs. 9000 for the research work entitled “Cost effectiveness studies on the bio ethanol production by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) from sweet potato and cassava” during academic year 2016- 2017.
  3. “Solid phase peptide synthesis of cardiovascular drug-  endothelin receptor antagonist 
    and angiotensin II on Nova Syn resin and Acyl carrier protein fragment [ACP] on PS-DVB resin” done  at  Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala during 2008- 2009. 
  4. “GESIC 200TM (IBUPROFEN) tablet-  Production, Efficacy, Activity and Role of Codeine in its activity” done at  Maxwell Life Science Pvt Ltd, Mumbai during 2006- 2007.

Organized Programmes and Invited Talks

  1. Acted as  Programme Coordinator in conducting National Science day Celebrations “Current Trends and Future Prospects in Biotechnology” on February 23-  24, 2018 sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (Rs.20,000) and supported by Department of Science and Technology  along with South Indian Bank at MET’S School of Engineering, Thrissur, Kerala. 
  2. Acted as  Programme Coordinator in conducting  One day Awareness Programme
    “Creating Healthcare awareness: an Academia-  Public enabled collaboration”  on  17th August 2017 at MET’S School of Engineering, Thrissur, Kerala.
  3. Acted as  Programme  Coordinator  in conducting National Science day Celebrations “ Current Prospects in Bioremediation and Biotechnology” on February 22 and 23, 2017 sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology  &  Environment (Rs.20,000) and supported by Department of  Science and Technology  at MET’S School of Engineering, Thrissur, Kerala.
  4. Acted as  Programme Convenor  in conducting a National Seminar on  “Sustainable Development through Biotechnology” on October 20 and 21, 2016 at  MET’S School of Engineering, Thrissur, Kerala.
  5. Acted as  Organizing Secretary  in conducting the Popular Science Seminar  “Current Innovations and Future Prospects in Biotechnology”  in relation to National Science Day celebrations on February 25-26, 2016 sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (Rs.15,000) and supported by Department of Science and Technology at MET’S School of Engineering, Thrissur, Kerala.
  6. Presented an “Invited Guest Lecture” on “Current Perspectives in Biotechnology-Nanomedicine”  in P. S. R. Autonomous Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu on 24.07.2015.

Research Interest

  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Plant-Microbe interaction 
  • Plant Pathology 
  • Nanotechnology
  • Food Technology
  • Drug Discovery &  in vivo  Biology
  • Biopharmaceutical Technology


  • Junior Research Fellow  –  UGC– Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students scheme (12-03-2012 to 11-03-2014).
  • Senior Research Fellow-  UGC- Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students scheme  (12-03-2014 to 11-04-2015).
  • GATE Qualification : 2011.
  • Two time Academic Excellence award- 2010 & 2011 from P.S.R. Engineering College, Tamil Nadu.
  • Member-  Board of studies-  Department of Biotechnology-  P.S.R. Autonomous Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai- 2013 – present (Third term). 
  • Best Paper Award  –  International Conference  in Advances in Biological Sciences
    (ICABS- 2013), Kannur University, Kerala.
  • Best Poster Award-  54th Annual Conference of  Association of Microbiologists of  India (AMI-2013), Haryana.
  • Third Prize  in Poster Presentation-  International Conference  on Advanced Materials, Processing and devices (AMPD-2013), School of  Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu.
  • Token of appreciation Momento for Oral presentation- University of Madras, Chennai.

Microbial Identification- Genbank Sequence Submission

  1. Streptomyces aurantiogriseus  strain VSMGT1014,  16S ribosomal RNA gene,  partial 
    sequence. Accession Number: GenBank: JX173962.1
  2. Pseudomonas aeruginosa  strain  VSMKU2013,  16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial 
    sequence, Accession number: GenBank: KM594021.1
  3. Pseudomonas aeruginosa  strain  MGT1050,  16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial 
    sequence, Accession number: GenBank: KM594022.1  
  4. Pseudomonas aeruginosa  strain VSMKU 1 (4046),  16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial 
    sequence, Accession number: GenBank: KM583892.1
  5. Pseudomonas aeruginosa  strain VSMKU 2 (4047),  16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial 
    sequence, Accession number: GenBank: KM583452.1 

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