Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology was established at S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati in the year 2015.
This Dept. offers both M.Sc (Ag) and Ph.D. programmes. As of now, two Ph.D. and 11 M.Sc (Ag) students were awarded their degrees. This Department offers 8 courses at M.Sc (Ag) level and 5 courses at Ph.D. level as per the ICAR guidelines.
The list of the major courses offered in the Dept. is given below:
In addition to the teaching, this Dept. also conduct research. The major areas of research include understanding the molecular biology of various abiotic stresses, quality and yield related traits and molecular mapping of genomic regions/QTLs governing key traits in rice, groundnut, maize and pulse crops. Besides, we also undertake application-oriented research such as the development of cultivar-specific DNA fingerprints, marker-assisted improvement of elite cultivars, and provide bioinformatics solutions for crop improvement.
We also conduct workshops related to cutting-edge technologies in plant genomics and bioinformatics. As of now, one hands-on workshop on “Molecular data analysis through Bioinformatics tools” has been organized from 01-11-2021 to 10-11-2021. We also organized several webinars and guest lectures with India’s renowned scientists.
We have created a Youtube channel: biotechnology@angrau
SUCCESSION LIST OF HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT
|01||Dr. N.P. ESWARA REDDY||2015||2019|
|02||Dr. R. SARADA JAYALAKSHMI DEVI||2019||2020|
|03||Dr. V.L.N. REDDY||2020||Till today|
Dr. Yellari Amaravathi
DNA fingerprinting, Molecular breeding, Genetic Engineering, Omics