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Prof. Prattipati Subhashini Devi
  • Name : Dr. P. Subhashini Devi
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Mobile :(O) 0891 2844535, 4534
  • Email : headbiochemistry@gmail.com

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. During the past five decades, the department has witnessed an unparalleled transformation in teaching and research to meet the present-day requirements with the ongoing scientific advancements in the field of Biochemistry.

The Department has organized several symposia/conference/seminars sponsored by Andhra University and DST, DBT, CSIR, UGC, INSA etc. such as XXIII annual meeting of the Indian Immunology Society, 1996 (Silver Jubilee Celebrations), Recent Developments in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 1997, 66th annual meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India), 1997, Archaebacteria: Reflections and Prospects, 2002, Biochemical Energetics and Biological Membranes: Present Perspectives, 2003, Emerging Trends in Biochemical Education, 2003. Present Senario in Biochemical education 2006. Biological and alternative energies - present and Future. 2009, Cellular and Molecular Immunology 2010, Advanced Techniques In Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering 2010, Future Challenges in Biochemical Education And a colloquium on Protease Inhibitors: Noble role in Physiology and Medicine, 2010, Present Perspectives of Bioactive Molecules and Biotechnology, 2012, Immune Interface of Host-Pathogen Interactions, 2013, Frontiers in Modern Biochemistry from Molecules to Diseases, 2015.

The department is funded by DST-FIST (Level 1), UGC Non-SAP,UGC-SAP (DRS-1), 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 and therapeutic potential, immunology, nanotechnology, etc. 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.

Courses Offered No. of Seats
M.Sc. Biochemistry 24
Ph.D. Biochemistry

Name Designation Qualification
Prof. T.Raghava Rao Professor M.Sc. (1991) Andhra University
Ph.D. (1996) Andhra University
Prof. P.Radhika Professor & BOS, Chairperson M.Sc. (1992) Andhra University
Ph.D. (1997) Andhra University
Dr. P. Subhashini Devi Associate Professor &
Head of the Department
M.Sc. (1994) Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad.
M.Tech., (Bio-technology) (2001) J.N.T.University, Hyderabad.Ph.D. (2011) Andhra University
Dr. P.Aparanji Assistant Professor (C) M.Sc. (1995) Andhra University
Ph.D. (2005) Andhra University
Name Designation
Prof. K. P. J. Hemalatha Honorary Professor
Prof. Roman R. Ganta Visiting Professor
    Bio-Chemistry 1st Semester Syllabus
    Bio-Chemistry 2nd Semester Syllabus
    Bio-Chemistry 3rd Semester Syllabus
    Bio-Chemistry 4th Semester Syllabus