• Name : Prof V.Lakshmi
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Mobile: (O) 0891 -284 4543, 4544
  • Email: head.biotechnology@andhrauniversity.edu.in

The Department of Biotechnology, established in 1996, is a hub of excellence in Biotechnology education and research. Its postgraduate program focuses on the intersection of biology and technology, imparting a well-rounded understanding of core biotechnological concepts. With a team of dedicated faculty members, each holding a Ph.D and possessing expertise in various Biotechnology disciplines, the Department averages ten publications per year in renowned SCI and SCOPUS indexed journals. In 2002, a Ph.D. program was introduced, fostering advanced research.

The Department actively promotes academic and scientific pursuits by organizing National and International Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Training programs, and Refresher Courses, facilitating knowledge exchange and innovation. High-impact in-house research projects guided by the faculty result in publications in prestigious journals. Furthermore, the Department's students excel not only academically but also in extracurricular activities, earning awards and recognition.

Housed in the Advanced Sciences Bhavan, the Department offers well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, and specialized facilities for genetic engineering, plant tissue culture, and microbial technology. A well-stocked reading room with 1,100 textbooks and a seminar hall with a public address system contribute to an ideal learning environment.

The late Prof. T. Ramana, was the founder Head of the Department and Dr. V. Lakshmi from the Human Genetics Department is present Head of the Department. The Department's vision is to provide quality education in a conducive learning environment to produce professionals and researchers with a zeal for lifelong learning and a commitment to society.


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

Name Designation Qualification Specialization
Dr. V. Lakshmi Associate Professor & Head Ph.D Genetics
Prof. Sandhya Deepika Professor Ph.D Mycology
Dr. P.S.P. Dhanunjay Professor (IOCL-Chair) M.Sc ., Ph.D Molecular Biology and Immunology
Dr PV Kiruthiga Professor of Practice Ph.D Toxicology and Pharmacology
Dr Ravikiran S. Yedidi Professor of Practice Ph.D Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Dr. Pola Sudhakar Rao Assistant Professor (C) Ph.D Plant Tissue Culture
Dr. P. Bindiya Assistant Professor (C) Ph.D Algal Biotechnology
Dr. D Srinivasa Rao TTA Ph.D Animal Biotechnology
The alumni of this Department are tending higher positions in national and international research institutes, Universities and Pharma companies such as Manitoba, Canada, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois , USA Indian Immunologicals, Dr. Reddy’s Labs, Pfizer, Santha Biotech.

Prominent Alumni

S.No Name of the Alumni Phone No. E-Mail
01 Dr. Chelikani Prasen Kumar Associate Professor , Department of Oral Biology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Manitoba Institute of Child Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 0W2 Tel: 2047893705; Fax: 204.789.3913 chelikan@cc.umanitoba.ca
02 Dr. BapiRajuKurada Research Scientist College of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois , USA Mobile: 001 -312 731 7647 kbapiraju@yahoo.com
03 Dr .Galam Lakshmi, Faculty Joy McCann Culverhouse Airway Disease Center.Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunolog. Department of Internal Medicine Medical USA-Center13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd (111D) Tampa, FL 33612 Phone: 813-974 - 5502 laxmigalam@gmail.com
04 Naga Suresh Veerapu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, School of Natural Sciences Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar Uttar Pradesh 201314. India Telephone 0120 - 3819100 Ext.855 nagasuresh.veerapu@snu.edu.in
05 Dr. M.S.N. Patrudu, Biology Scientist Team Leader at RxBio.Inc CANADA Phone: (423) 928-3330 patrudumsn@rxbioin.com
06 Prof. .Sujatha Boddeti. Principal, College of Science Department of Biotechnology BR. Ambedkar University . Srikakulam. A.P. Phone 9985025972 drpsujatha@gmail.com
07 Dr. Lokeswari Nallabilli Assistant Professor Department of Biotechnology BR. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam. A.P Phone 9052525370 lokeswarinallabilli@gmail.com
08 Dr. B. SasiSekhar, Staff Scientist at National Institutes of Health Washington D.C. USA. Phone 301-496-4000, sasisekharb@yahoo.com
09 Dr.Deepthi Kanuparthi Scientist , Bostan University, Bostan.USA Phone 617-353-9511 deptifgora@yahoo.com
10 Dr. SrinivasParimi Assistant Registrar ASPEN MEDICAL COLLEGE Adelaide Area, ADELAIDE Australia Phone: +61 2 6203 9500 Fax: +61 2 6232 4738 parimisrinivas@amc.edu.au
  1. March -2020: Dr. Sanga Mitra Boppudi, Head, Institute for Pathology and Cytology, Helios, Dr. Horst Schmidt Klinik Wiesbaden, Germany: delivered a talk on "Next Generation Sequencing-Applications".
  2. March 2021: Prof.. Kusuma., Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS , New Delhi, delivered a talk on "Emerging and Re-emerging infectious Diseases"
  3. September-2021: SWACHHA SAGAR -clean ocean mission on international coastal cleanup programme -2021.
  4. October-2021: Biodiversity Park visit by M.Sc Biotechnology Students and Faculty.
  5. December-2021: Dr. Ch. Venkata Ramana Murthy, University of Pennsylvania ,USA, delivered a talk on "Recent trend in Biotechnology".
  6. August -2022: Dr. B.Siva Sankar, Germany, delivered a talk on "Higher studies options and research opportunities in Germany".
  7. March -2023: Late Prof.T.M Radhakrishnan endowment lecture on : Recent trends and Developments in Biotechnology by Dr. D.Raghunadharao, Cheif Medical oncologist, , KIMS, ICON Hospital , Visakhapatnam