MSC BIOTECHNOLOGY Department Information
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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.

The department is equipped with serverl advanced instruments like
Agarose Gel Electro Phoresis (10X7cm),Autoclave Vertical SS finish,Autoclave Vertical SS Finish with seamless Bins 35X  55cm,BOD Incubator, Blotting for mini gel,Calori Meter Digital 8 f.excol, Cooling centrifuge with R-243A Angle head (6X25 ml), Cyclomixer cm 101, Cyclomixer cm 101, Colony, Counter,Digital, Centrifuse,Hi Speed, w/ocokhs cooling with Rotor head 24X1.5 & (8x15ml), Centrifuge Digital C8C with angle head rotor 5500 RPM (8X15 ml), Electronic Balance Digitain L 300, Electronic Balance Digital 100/1mg, Electronic Digital Balance 220/1 mg, Freezer ( -20), Hot Plate – Rectangular EngRgl, Tr 30X45 cm,Hot Plate Rectangular Eng Rgl Tr 25X40 cm,Hot Air Oven Memmert Type Digital 45X45X4, Incubator Memmert Type Digital (45X45X5), Laminar Air Flow 2X2X2 SS, Laminar Air Flow 4X2X2, Magnetic Stirrer without Hot P Kms - 350, Over Head Projector Twin Vis Bulb – 285, Orbital shaking incubator, X power pack Eps Analogma 200step, PH meter – Digital LI - 120, Power Pack EPS Analogma 200 step, PCR, Sub marine gel EPS 50100VV, Tri Pod Screen Compact Eco Line 4X6, UV FACE Shield imorted unit, U V Transilluminator icter W/O F 12X8 cm, U V Spectro Photo Meter SL 164, Vertical Electrophoresis mini 8X7 cm, Vertical Electrophoresis mini 10X7 cm, Water both Incubator , System with printer

Dr.Tsalla Sai Rama Krishna

Reader, Head of the Department

Name : Dr.Tsalla Sai Rama Krishna
Designation :  Reader, Head of the Department
Qualifications :  M.Sc. (Bot), M.Sc. Biotech, M.Phil,Ph.D
Date of Birth :  21 – 10 - 1964
Date of joining in service :  24 -10 -1989 
Service Particulars : Appointed as lecturer in Botany dept.on 24-10-1989.
 Promoted as HOD, M.Sc Biotechnology in June 2008 
Residence Address     : 4-1-38/2, Sri Ram nagar, Bhupayya Agraharam, Amalapuram-533201, E.G.Dt.  A.P.
Phone No. :  9849899199   
E-mail id   :;
Refresher courses and seminars:
No. of Orientation/ Refresher    :  4 Refresher courses, 1 orientation courses
Courses attended
No. of Seminars/Workshops attended   : 5 National seminars; 3 workshops  
Research experience          :  21 years since 1994
Area of Research   :  Biodiversity conservation, Phyto, Bio remediation; 
            Secondary metabolites of Mangroves.          
No. of Research papers published   :  8 papers published, 4 papers presented.

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


Project Associate



Acute toxicity of Oil Drill Waste Fluid to Puntius chola

IPSEM Margao





 Ecologinomics of Joint Forest Management in Eastern of

Andhra Pradesh







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.

Computer knowledge:

                       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.