Prof. Prattipati Subhashini Devi
  • Name : Dr. P. Subhashini Devi
  • Designation : Head of the Department
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The department of Biochemistry, Andhra University was established in the year 1971 with Prof. B. Naganna as the founder head of the department. The department offers a two-year M.Sc course, and Ph.D. full-time/part-time in Biochemistry. Thus far 50 batches of M.Sc. students have completed the program successfully. The Alumni of the department occupied several key positions within India and Overseas. Students admitted in the Ph.D. program undertake coursework as per UGC guidelines, which include a mandatory paper on research methodology. Thus far 52 students have obtained their Ph.D. degrees, from the department of Biochemistry.

During the past five decades, the department has witnessed an unparalleled transformation both in teaching and research to meet the present-day requirements with the ongoing scientific advancements in the field of Biochemistry. The department is funded by DST-FIST (level 1) (2007-2012), UGC NON-SAP (2009-2011), UGC-SAP (DRS-1) (2011-2016), and individual faculty also received several research projects from UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT, and ICMR. The major research activities in the department include Protease Inhibitors of high economic value, Bioprospecting of bioactive compounds, Plant secondary metabolite production through in vitro culture, Immunology, Nanotechnology, Isolation & Characterization of bioactive compounds of both marine & terrestrial origin and their therapeutic potential etc.

The department is well equipped with several sophisticated instruments. With the established facilities in the department, it has organized hands-on training programs benefiting both bachelor's and master's students from various constituent colleges. The department organised 25 international/national conferences and workshops to dissipate the scientific knowledge to the students, teaching staff, and research community. Department has been organizing several guest lectures by faculty from IISC Bangalore, AIIMS, New Delhi, Scientists from Industry and R & D labs. The department also extends its research facilities and services to other life sciences departments in the university, affiliated colleges, research centers, government/private hospitals and medical colleges around Visakhapatnam. Faculty and research scholars of the department have published several research articles in Scopus indexed national and international scientific journals.


Sl.No Name of the Program
PG Programmes
1 M.Sc. (Bio-Chemistry)
Doctoral Programmes
1 Ph.D. (Bio-Chemistry)

Name Designation Qualification
Prof. T.Raghava Rao Professor & BOS, Chairman M.Sc. Andhra University
Ph.D. Andhra University
Prof. P.Radhika Professor M.Sc. Andhra University
Ph.D. Andhra University
Dr. P. Subhashini Devi Associate Professor &
Head of the Department
M.Sc. Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad.
M.Tech., (Bio-technology) J.N.T.University, Hyderabad.Ph.D. Andhra University
Dr. P.Aparanji Assistant Professor (C) M.Sc. Andhra University
Ph.D. Andhra University
Prof. K.P.J.Hemalatha Professor (H) M.Sc. Andhra University
Ph.D. Andhra University
Prof. Roman R. Ganta Professor (V) Ph.D
S.NO Name Designation
1. Prof. D. Sivaprasad Retired Professor, Andhra University
2. Prof. Athota Rama Rao Former Vice-Chancellor, SK University, Ananthpur
3. Sri. N. Sreeramulu Mandadi Retired Professor, Andhra University
4. Dr. Prabha L Athreya Director, CBER, FDA, USA
5. Prof. Roman R. Ganta Director, CEVBD, KSU, USA
6. Prof. Bhagavatula Moorthy Director, Department of Pediatrics, BCM, USA
7. Dr. Ekambar Kandimalla Head, Gene Leap, USA
8. Prof. Varaprasad Rao Nemani University of Southern California, USA
9. Dr. Sai Annapurna Patibandla Senior Director, Siemens Healthineers, USA
10. Prof. A. Sivaprasadarao Professor in Biology, Leeds University, UK
11. Prof. N. Siva Kumar Dean, School of Life Sciences, UoH, Hyd
12. Dr. Subrahmanyam Vangala CEO, Reagen Biosciences Pvt Ltd., Bangalore
13. Dr. M. Sasikala Head, Molecular Diagnostics, AIG Hospitals
14. Dr. G. Muralikrishna Chief scientist, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore
15. Dr. R. Sarada Chief scientist, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore
16. Sri. V. Varaprasada Rao IAS, Former MP, MLA, Gudur
17. Smt. Suvarna Gandham IAS
18. L. Premchandra Reddy Principal Secretary to Government (SR), Govt. of AP
19. Sri. B. Kamal Kumar Director General of Police, Himachal Prasad
20. Sri. P. A. V. Uday Bhaskar Director, APSFA (Andhra Pradesh State Forest Academy)
21. Sri. B. S. S. Prasad Chairman, APPCB & IFS Divisional Forest Officer
22. Sri. V. Sivasankara Prasad IFS
23. Sri. Ram Mohan IFS
24. Sri. P. Vijay Kumar IRS
S.NO Name of the Conference/Workshop International/ National
1. International Conference on "Biochemistry - Unfolding New Horizons of Life" (BUNHL - 2021) 26 th - 28 th November, 2021 International (Blended)
2. International Conference on "Recent Trends in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology" (RTBMB - 2021) 7 th and 8 th January, 2021 International (Online)
3. Indian Immunology Society CME and workshop on "Immunological perspectives in Transplantation and Cancer" 16 th December, 2022 National (Blended)
4. National Seminar on "Recent Advances in Biochemistry and Microbial Biotechnology" (RABMB-2021) 30 th November, 2021 National (Blended)
5. National Workshop on "Recent Advances in Biological Sciences - Techniques and Bioinformatics" (RABSTB-2020) 23 rd and 24 th , June 2020 National (Online)
6. BIOCHIMICA 2K22 (Science Fest) 8 th and 9 th December, 2022 National
7. BIOCHIMICA 2K21(Science Fest) 10 th - 12 th November, 2021 National (Blended)
8. Prof. T. M. R & Smt. T. M. Bharathi Endowment Lecture on "Recent Trends and Developments in Biochemistry" 16 th , September 2021 National (Blended)


Lighting of the lamp at the inaugural function by Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. P. V. G. D Prasad Reddy and other dignitaries.

Release of Golden Jubilee & Conference Souvenir by Hon'ble, Vice-chancellor, Prof. P. V. G. D Prasad Reddy and other dignitaries and faculty members

Participants at Golden Jubilee celebrations and International conference BUNHL-2021

Keynote addressee, Prof. N. Siva Kumar, Dean, School of Life Sciences, UoH, Hyderabad

Felicitation of Dr. Vinay K. Nandicoori, Director, CCMB by Prof. P.V.G.D Prasad Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University.



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