March 4-5, 2017 | SASTRA University, Thanjavur

About Samhitha

Samhitha, resurfacing after four years, is the intercollegiate symposium of the Biotechnology department of SASTRA University. We endeavor to bring out the genius minds of students from all over the country and provide them a spotlight to flaunt their ideas. Every samhitha, we work towards a solid notion and this year the theme is 'Engineering Approach to Life Science'.

Science and Engineering is life. Every industry is interdependent on each other. In fact, the integration of life science with other streams has been a proving factor for progress. So what are you waiting for? Gear up and get those grey cells working!


Situated in the rice bowl of Tamilnadu, SASTRA University is reputed for its high academic standards. SASTRA shapes its students by fostering team work, providing high tech information and encouraging a friendly rapport with the faculty. We are always motivated to build up innovative ideas and concepts, all the while assisting our career development. Since its inception, SASTRA has achieved national standing in terms of academic performance, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and also in its growth and commitment to social service. With a vibrant population of 10000 students and over 700 teaching faculty, SASTRA is a landmark in the educational map of India.

Registration Deadline

March - 3, 2017

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Dr. Sitabhra Sinha
Dr. Sitabhra Sinha Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Dr. Sameer Hassan
Dr. Sameer Hassan National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai



09:00 - 09:30 Inauguration
09:30 - 10:45 Talk 1
10:45 - 11:00 Tea break
11:00 - 12:15 Talk 2
12:15 - 01:00 Lunch
01:00 - 05:00 Paper presentation Bio business (round 1)
01:00 - 01:30 Genetic code-a-thon (Round 1)
01:30 - 02:00 Rubix Cube (round 1)
02:30 - 03:00 Genetic code-a-thon (round 2)
03:00 - 03:30 Rubix Cube (round 2)

09:00 - 01:00 Debate Mystery box
10:00 - 10:30 Genetic code-a-thon (final round)
10:30 - 1:00 Rubix Cube (final round)
11:00 - 03:00 Bio business (final round)
03:00 - 05:00 Valedictory


Registration Deadline

March - 3, 2017

Fee details

Two Talks, All Events *
Two Talks *
Bio business
Genetic code-a-thon
Rubik's cube
Mystery box
Paper presentation
Treasure hunt (with 1 clue)
Any 2 events **
Any 3 events **
Refer Registration Form

* Lunch will be provided for all those who attend 2 talks

** The chosen events should be among the four: Bio business, Rubik's cube, Debate, Genetic code-a-thon

Payment Details

Tranfer your money to the following account & fill the form to complete the Registration process.

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Biotikos Association

Biotikos is a student driven community of the School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA. We primarily aim at spreading knowledge, especially in the field of life sciences. Not only do we keep ourselves informed, but also endeavour on interlinking students across various departments, through the 'Techforum' that we conduct every fortnight.

These forums bring about yet another opportunity for a two-way interaction between the juniors and seniors and it effectively helps in arriving at a solution to every issue in question. It is profitable both for the speaker and the audience as we collectively try to perceive every possible dimension of the subject.

Apart from forums, we organize two techfests every academic year- one at the intracollegiate level called REVERBERATIONS and the other at intercollegiate level called samhitha. In both of these fests, we conduct interesting events and impart knowledge to the commons by inviting prominent guest speakers.

Biotikos is also the proud partner of the intradepartmental monthly magazine called 'BIOSPACE', which figuratively 'gives space for writers to flaunt their writing skills as well as hone them. In addition, we collect articles from eminent scientists and enthusiastic students from around the globe to publish them in our annual tech-magazine called 'Nucleo'.

All these efforts make Biotikos one of the most active associations of SASTRA and we are striving to continue to be the same, while at the same time accomplishing our goals.

Staff Co-ordinators


Mahalakshmi N P,

E. mail:
Phone No.: 8870060232
Mugunth R,
Vice Chairman,

E. mail:
Phone No.: 9659838178


Sastra University,
Tamil Nadu - 613401.