Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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, one PhD and 11 M.Sc (Ag) students were awarded their degrees. This Department offers 9 courses at  M.Sc (Ag) level, and 8 courses at Ph.D level as per the ICAR guidelines. 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 development of cultivar-specific DNA fingerprints, marker-assisted improvement of elite cultivars and provide bioinformatic solutions for crop improvement.

Masters’ Degree Programme (M.Sc (Ag): The layout of the major courses offered for M.Sc. Biotechnology is given below:

S.No. Course No. Course Title Credits
1 MBB 501* Principles of Biotechnology 3(2+1)
2 MBB 502* Fundamentals of Molecular Biology 3(3+0)
3 MBB 503* Molecular Cell Biology 3(3+0)
4 MBB 504 Plant Tissue culture and Genetic transformation 3(2+1)
5 MBB 505* Techniques in Molecular Biology – I 3(0+3)
6 MBB 507 Molecular markers in Crop improvement 3(2+1)
7 MBB 508 Genomics and Proteomics 2(2+0)
8 MBB 555 Introduction to Bioinformatics 2(1+1)
9 MBB 591 Master’s Seminar 1(0+1)

* Core Courses

Doctoral Degree Programme (Ph.D): The layout of the major courses offered for Ph.D. Biotechnology is given below:

                 S.No. Course No. Course Title Credits
1 MBB 601 Advances in Plant Molecular Biology 3(3+0)
2 MBB 602 Advances in Genetic Engineering 3(3+0)
3 MBB 604 Advances in Crop Biotechnology 3(3+0)
4 MBB 605 Advances in Functional Genomics and Proteomics 2(2+0)
5 MBB 606 Commercial Plant Tissue culture 2(2+0)
6 MBB 609 Techniques in Molecular Biology – II 2(0+2)
7 MBB 611 Advances in Bioinformatics 2(1+1)
8 MBB 691 Doctoral Seminar-I 1(0+1)

Our Staff

Dr. Yellari Amaravathi

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

DNA fingerprinting, Molecular breeding, Genetic Engineering, Omics

About Dr.Y.Amaravathi

Mobile: 6302328414

Email: y.amaravathi@angrau.ac.in