Acharya Nagarjuna University

Biotechnology (DST-FIST Funded department)

Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Dean Prof. M. Vijayalakshmi
College University College of Science
Established Year December 1994
Email biotech@anu.ac.in
Website http://nagarjunauniversity.ac.in
Head of Department Dr. P. Sudhakar
Telephone No. 0863- 2346172
Ph.D awards 250
MPhil awards 57
Courses Offered M.Sc. Biotechnology M.Sc. Nanobiotechnology M.Tech. Biotechnology, M.Phil, Ph.D.
Sanctioned Intake M.Sc. Biotechnology- 24 seats M.Sc. Nanobiotechnology-24 seats M.Tech. Biotechnology- 20 seats M.Phil,PhD- As per vacancy available

Profile

The Department of Biotechnology was established in December, 1994 and running M.Sc and M.Tech Biotechnology and M.Sc. Nanobiotechnology programs. The Department of Biotechnology has been funded by UGC and DST-FIST and developed as one of the well equipped self sufficient department with good infrastructural facilities. Recently, DBT, New Delhi has sanctioned the DBT-National Bioinformatics Facility to this department. The department is offering research programs leading to M.Phil and Ph.D in Biotechnology. Infrastructural facilities: The Department of Biotechnology has got sufficient laboratory and class room space for various academic and research activities in different specialized areas such as, Plant tissue culture, Animal Cell Culture, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. The department has got good computational facility through DST-FIST computer centre and National Bioinformatics facility and having good departmental library. The department is well equipped with instruments like Fermentor, UV- Spectrophotometer, High Speed Centrifuge, Gradient PCR, Elisa Plate Reader, Flame Photometer, Nanoparticle analyzer, Nanodrop Spectrophotometer, Ball Mill.

Particulars of Teaching staff

Name of the teacher Designation Qualification
Dr. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao Professor D.Sc. Biotechnology; Ph.D. Zoology (Physiology and Biochemistry); Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Science
Dr.P.Sudhakar Coordinator and Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. A. Krishna Satya Assistant Professor M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. K. Kasturi Assistant Professor (Contract) M.Sc, Ph.D.
Dr. D. Srinivasa Rao Assistant Professor (Contract) M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. P. Udaya Sri Assistant Professor (Contract) M.Sc. , M.Tech. ,Ph.D., FISCA
Mrs. N.vijaya sree Assistant Professor (Contract) M.Tech., (Ph.D)
Dr. Suresh Vundavalli Guest Faculty Ph.D
Mrs. K. Meera Soujanya Guest Faculty (PhD)
D. Siva Durga Suman Joshi Guest Faculty/ Research Scholar M.sc
Bezawada.Anusha Guest Faculty M.sc
Ms. G.Anuhya Guest Faculty (PhD)

Details of MOU

University /Institute/Industry MOU entered
Date of signing of MOU
Purpose of MOU
University of West Georgia INDICASAT, Republic of Panama
19 Dec, 2009
Student Exchange, Research and Training
The Pennsylvania State University Saumya Apollo Hospital, Vijayawada
19Dec, 2009
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Vimta Labs, Hyderabad
11 Mar, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Vermigreen Biofertilisers, Hyderabad
31 Mar, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut
28 Feb, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Shrimp Care Centre, Nellore
01 Feb, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad
22 Feb, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack
29 Jan, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Virchow Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad
03 Feb, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Shantha Biotechnics Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad
30 Jan, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Sudarshan Biotech Ltd., Hyderabad
23 May, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Kathmandu University, Nepal
30 June, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
30 June, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
National Research Centre for Oil Palm, Pedavegi
17 Oct, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
NRI Academy of Sciences, Chinakakani
19 April, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Sujay Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada
13 Sep, 2005
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Krebs Biochemical and Industries Ltd., Kothapalle, Visakhapatnam
04 Feb, 2005
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Varun Herbals, Hyderabad
04 Feb, 2005
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Transgene Biotech Limited, Bollaram, Medak District
24 Mar, 2003
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Rural Development, Gaddipally, Nalgonda Dist.
04 Feb, 2005
Student Exchange, Research and Training
NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
03 Jan, 2005
Student Exchange, Research and Training
04 Feb, 2005
Student Exchange, Research and Training
09 Feb, 2005
Student Exchange, Research and Training
Research Activities    
The Department of Biotechnology has been funded by several Government organizations like UGC, DBT, DST-FIST and has research program under full time, part time and extra mural category with an research work is being carried out in various research areas such as Microbial Technology, Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Phytochemistry and Fermentation Technology areas.
Academic Achievements    
The Department of Biotechnology was established as an Advanced Research Center with an emphasis in various lead research areas, Plant Physiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Animal Cell Culture Technology, Microbial Technology and Plant Biotechnology areas. The department has published more than 250 research papers in the last 5 years and filed 4 Indian patents. This department is catering the needs of this area by offering consultancy in developing various UG and PG programs and establishing the laboratories to train the young students of biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry and other related programs. The Department of Biotechnology is the headquarters for an International Scientific Society, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy. The Department of Biotechnology was identified by DST under DST-FIST program in Level-I category, UGC has identified this department under Innovative programs scheme and DBT has sanctioned National Bioinformatics Facility to the department.

 


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