In 2007, Sree Konaseema Bhanoji Ramars Post Graduate College started the branch M.Sc Biotechnology. All the basic infrastructural facilities needed for conducting teaching and research programmes in different areas of Biotechnology have been developed in the department. Teaching faculty from all the branches of life sciences departments took part in the regular teaching and was supported well by the guest faculty invited from different universities.
Infrastructural facilities: The department is housed in a newly constructed permanent building consisting of class rooms with audio visual facilities, well equipped student laboratories, special labs for molecular biology, genetic engineering, plant tissue culture and microbial technology. Our Biotechnology departmental lab’s are equipped with modern lab facilities like separate plant tissue culture lab, Bacteriological culture lab with Laminar air flow cabinets, UV-Visible spectrophotometers, Orbital shaking incubators, PCR, Cooling high speed centrifuge, Deep freezer(-20° C), BOD incubators, Micro processor based autoclaves, & Digital Balances (0.1mg & 1.0mg accuracy),Transilluminators, Electrophoretic units(horizontal & vertical), besides the basic lab equipment and the department is supported by a Store Keeper ,two lab attender’s along with a sweeper . The students are motivated to write scientific articles and research review papers and participate in seminars and symposia. The students are well trained both theoretically and practically during their study period. The Department of Biotechnology has got collaboration with many biotech industries and research organizations.
Dr.TSALLA RAMA KRISHNA
Reader, Head of the Department
Titles of Theses / specializations:
Ph.D.: Analysis of vegetational changes in the Forests under Joint Forest
Management in the Eastern Ghats of North coastal Andhra Pradesh
M.Phil: Studies on the Potential of Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae) for
Decontamination of Zinc in Soils
M.Sc.: Cytogenetics and plant breeding specialization
M.Sc. : 2011 Biotechnology (distance): Gitam University, Visakhapatnam,Ap
Association with Research Projects:
Ecological Resilience in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh
A sub project on EIA of Krishna-Godavari Basin project of
Oil and Natural gas Commission
ONGC ; Margao
Acute toxicity of Oil Drill Waste Fluid to Puntius chola
Ecologinomics of Joint Forest Management in Eastern of
S P W D
Papers presented / published:
JFM as a strategy to rehabilitate displaced tribal communities, paper presented to National seminar on Participatory, Eco-development: Prospectus and problems, held at Midnapor December 10th to 12th 1996.
Tribal Development through Non- Timber Forest Produce in Andhra Pradesh.
Paper presented to National seminar on Perspectives and strategies for sustainable Tribal Development Beyond2000AD. Organized during 29th to 30th April, 1997 at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
Potential of Lantana camara Linn. In the hyper accumulation of Zinc from heavy metal contaminated soils of Visakhapatnam. Current Science
Anti Oxidant activity activity of Grape anthocyanins – promising boon to human health.
Paper presented at National Seminar on Secondary metabolites from horticultural crops- A boon for better life via Biotechnological practices 15th – 16th Feb,2012. held at Dr.YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramanna gudem, W.G.Dt., A.P.
MS Office (MS word, Power point).
Worked as coordinator in ILTD, on the performance of RD 9 Repellin,
a natural pesticide produced by Tobacco division, Rajahmundry.