Conferences / Workshops Conducted / Guest Lectures Conducted

Guest Lecture on ‘INDIAN FERTILIZER SCENARIO – PROM TECHNOLOGY.

The Department of Chemical Engineering, ANITS, arranged an expert lecture on ‘Indian Fertilizer Scenario – PROM Technology’ by Dr. D. M. R. Sekhar, Director, CEEC International Ltd. Australia, on 30th of August, 2017. The speaker shared information of the revolutionary Phosphate Rich Organic Manure (PROM) Technology that reduces the Phosphorous fixation by soil and increases the amount of available phosphate nutrient for plant intake. He also emphasized the necessity of budding chemical engineers to diversify their fields of study so that they get knowledge of how to utilize different branches of engineering and sciences for the betterment of technologies. He also interacted and inspired students to never give up and keep focusing on their goals. The Lecture has been attended by the Head of the Department Prof. S. Subba Rao, the faculty and the students of the department of Chemical Engineering..

Guest Lecture cum Interactive Session on “Trends in Engineering Education.

A guest lecture cum interactive session was organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, ANITS on 20th September 2017 by Prof. M. Chidambaram, Retired Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering IIT Madras. He spoke on “Trends in Engineering Education”. Motivational topics relating education and life were discussed. Points like skills and knowledge of engineering education include features of engineering education, desired characteristics of students. He told that split life into eight eights. He also told that when you stop learning you stop growing. Prof. S.Subba Rao, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and all faculty and students of Chemical Engineering, attended the session.

Guest Lecture on “Optimal design of Desalination Processes using differential evolution Algorithm.”

The Department of Chemical Engineering, ANITS arranged an expert lecture on “Optimal design of Desalination Processes using differential evolution Algorithm” by Prof. Uppaluri Ramagopal, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati on 26th August 2016. The speaker shared information on various optimization techniques, use of optimization studies, identification of best process conditions for increasing efficiency and reducing process cost. He has enunciated the importance of creative and crucial thinking and explained the desalination process with everyday examples. Topics like reverse osmosis, MULTIEFFECT evaporation and hybrid desalination techniques were covered. Carrier opportunities, various fields of research studies and information on higher chemical engineering studies were highlighted in the talk. Students were motivated by the “what if” analysis questions, analytical aptitude tips shared by the speaker and a student interactive session was also arranged. Prof. Subba Rao, Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, faculty and students participated in the Programme.

Seminar on “Good Habits- Nutrition”

The Department of Chemical Engineering, ANITS, arranged an expert lecture on 13th August 2016 at 10:30 a.m. on “Good Habits- Nutrition” as per the instructions by Andhra University on the directions of Government of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of “Krishna Pushkaralu”, August 2016.

Dr. R. TULASI RAO, Naturopathy consultant and Asst. Professor, Department of Yoga and consiousness Andhra University delivered the keynote lecture. Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Prof. Subba Rao and Dr. Mary Anupama also spoke on the occasion.Dr. Tulasi Rao gave insights into right amounts of intake of principal nutrients, vitamins and minerals. He also focused on various lifestyle disorders like hyperacidity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension etc and explained the ways of controlling them through right eating habits. The lecture included topics like constipation, immunity disorders and various diseases related to nutritional deficiency.

Dr. T.V.Hanumantha Rao, Principal ANITS, Dr.V.Sri Devi, Dean, Prof. Subba Rao, Head and faculty of Chemical Engineering, H.O.Ds , Faculty and students of various departments of ANITS were present at the session. A short interaction session with the speaker was also arranged after the session. Faculty and students of various department have taken active participation making the event a grand success.

The Advanced Technologies in Petroleum Refining

The Department of Chemical Engineering, of Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (ANITS), organized a guest lecture on “The Advanced Technologies in Petroleum Refining”, delivered by Mr. B. Ravi Kumar, Grade C Officer (DMR), R&D, IOCL on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. The guest lecture is attended by Professor S. Subba Rao, Head of the department, faculty and the students of chemical engineering department. The speaker shared his vast experiences with Chemical Industries and how he rose from a mediocre college student to one of the sought after pioneers and researchers in the field of Chemical Engineering, which is a great inspiration for the budding students of the department. Mr. Kumar stressed on the wide applications of Chemical Engineering at different levels in our day to day lives and the wider innovative technologies that can be found for the betterment of mankind in this stream. While covering the different products that are produced from a Petroleum Refinery, he showcased the role of a Chemical Engineer in the upstream and downstream processes, along with designing and marketing sections where they play an important role. He emphasized on the number of opportunities that are currently available for a Chemical Engineer, which, he opined, would be easily utilized with focus and hard work. Prof. S. Subba Rao Head of the department, Faculty and students of Chemical Engineering department present.

“FUEL CELLS – OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES”

The Department of Chemical Engineering, ANITS has arranged an expert lecture on “Fuel Cells – Overview and Challenges” by Dr. P.V. Suresh, Asst. Prof., Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Warangal on 15-07-2016. The speaker shared information on Global challenges of fuel cells, Issues and possible remedies, promising trends in the field of Chemical Engineering. Topics like Environmental degradation, role of fuel cells in clean technologies were highlighted in the talk. A short student interaction session was also arranged. Prof. V. Sri Devi, Dean, ANITS, Prof. G. H. Rao, Prof. S. Subba Rao, Head, faculty and students of department of Chemical Engineering participated in the Programme.

National Student conference CHEMFLARE-2K15

National Student conference CHEMFLARE-2k15 was organized by RACE (Rays of ANITS Chemical Engineering) in the department of chemical engineering during 18-19, December, 2015. Dr. S. V. Praveen, Director (operations), L.G. Polymers (P) Limited graced the occasion as the chief guest during the inaugural function on 18th December 2015. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Sheshamma, AGM, Quality assessment and Technology department, Visakhapatnam Steel plant on environmental aspects in general and at steel plant in particular. Mr. G. Vijay Kumar, Consultant, Process Engineers Group gave a talk on process simulation: various types of simulation packages, challenges in industries, opportunities in industries by learning process simulation packages. A total number of 57 papers were presented by the students from various universities and institutions namely, Andhra University, JNTUK, GITAM, R.V.R & J.C College of Engg., Bapatla Engineering College, MVGRCE, GVPCE, Lords Institute of Engg. and Technology, Hyderabad, ANITS. Spot events like Technical Quiz, Elocution and other fun events were also conducted. The valedictory function was graced by Sri V. Appala Raju, IRS, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, who is also a chemical engineer. Prizes were given for best presentations and in others events.

Prof. V.S.R.K. Prasad, Principal, ANITS, Dr. R. Govardhana Rao, Director, (admin.), Prof. S. Subba Rao, HOD, faculty, supporting staff and students of department of chemical engineering took part in the CHEMFLARE-2k15 and it was a grand success.

Guest Lecture cum Interactive Session

A guest lecture cum interactive session was organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering, ANITS on 21st Sept. 2015. The session was initiated by Dr. Paruchuri Gangadhar Rao, Vice chancellor, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya and was taken upon by Dr. Rama Brahmam, Senior Principal Scientist, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai. Topics like current job scenario in Chemical Engineering, pursuing higher studies in India and abroad, role of chemical engineer in the society in solving problems like solid waste management, pollution control, alternative energy sources and conservation of energy were discussed. Industrial safety and trouble- shooting problems in industries were also discussed along with specific examples. The faculty and students had a lively participation in getting clear ideas and making the session useful and successful. Dr. V.S.R.K Prasad, Principal, Prof. S.Subba Rao, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr.V. Sri Devi, Dean, faculty and students attended the session. Dr. V.S.R.K.Prasad, had an equal and active participation answering queries of the students.

Guest Lecture on “Issues related to reactor design”

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, ANITS arranged an expert lecture on “Issues related to reactor design” by Dr. D.V.R. Murthy, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Surathkal, Karnataka on 25th July, 2015. The speaker shared information on mode of operation of reactors, complete design including process and mechanical design. Topics like shape/geometry, size, operating conditions of reactor vessels were highlighted in the talk. Points like energy and environmental related issues, safety and economics were discussed in detail. Students were motivated by the session and thus a student interactive session was also arranged. Prof. V.S.R.K. Prasad, Principal ANITS, Prof. Subba Rao, Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, faculty and students participated in the Programme

Guest Lecture on Carrier Opportunities in Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, ANITS arranged an expert lecture on “Carrier Opportunities in Chemical Engineering” by Dr. K. R. Chandrasekhar, Asst. Prof., Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University, U.S.A on 22nd June 2015. The speaker shared information on promising trends in the field of Chemical Engineering. Topics like Carrier opportunities, various fields of research studies and information on foreign universities were highlighted in the talk. Points like Higher studies, new integrated courses in India and abroad were discussed in detail. Students were motivated by the session and thus a student interactive session was also arranged. Prof. V.S.R.K. Prasad, Principal ANITS, Prof. S. Subba Rao, Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, faculty and students attended the Programme.

National workshop on application of computational techniques in chemical and biochemical engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology conducted a national level workshop on “Application of Computational Techniques in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering” on February 24th and 25th, 2015. Mr. Siva Kiran, Assistant Professor from MSRIT (MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology), Bangalore gave hands on experience using ASPEN HYSYS and ASPEN PLUS technical simulating software. Mr. Siva Kiran explained basic concepts and advantages of simulation techniques. He described in detail the user interface and modules in the software packages. He also helped students and faculty design their own simulations for modeling heat exchangers, distillation columns and chemical plants based on case studies and flow sheets. Dr. Padma Sree, Professor from Andhra University and Dr. Shiva Naresh, Assistant Professor, ANITS also delivered talks on computational techniques in the introductory and concluding sessions of the workshop. Students and faculty from various colleges such as Andhra University (College of engineering), GITAM University, Gayatri Vidya Parishad, ANITS, Visakhapatnam, MVGR college, Vizianagaram and GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam attended the productive two-day workshop

Building up career in pharmaceutical industry-challenges and rewards

An Invited lecture on “Building up career in pharmaceutical industry-challenges and rewards” was given by Dr.Sudarsan of Mylan Laboratories on January 8th, 2015 in Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, ANITS. Dr.Sudarsan is a team leader of Information systems-Quality at Mylan laboratories, Hyderabad. Dr.Sudarsan explained to students about a pharmaceutical industry, the different divisions and their functions, the growth of pharmaceutical industry in manufacturing and R&D areas in India. He also described the role of chemical engineers, biotechnologists in the various divisions of the industry and advised students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems. Dr.Sudarsan also discussed the various skill sets, job designations, career opportunities and hiring companies in the pharmaceutical area. He advised students to learn continuously to attain a successful career. Dr.Sudarsan’s session was highly educative, interactive and energetic. Principal, Prof V.S.R.K Prasad, HOD of Chemical Engineering & BT, Prof.S.Subba Rao Dean of Chemical Engineering & BT, Prof.V.Sridevi, Prof G.Hanumantha Rao, faculty members and students of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology department attended the talk.

GUEST LECTURE ON MANUFACTURING OF THERMOSET LAMINATES

GUEST LECTURE on Manufacturing of Thermoset Laminates delivered by Sri.S. Shyam Prasad, Vice president (Operations), AICA PVT LTD, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand organized by Department of Chemical Engineering & Mechanical engineering on 14th August 2014.

Shri.S. Shyam Prasad, has given a talk on Manufacturing of thermoset laminates where he emphasized on different laminates like Decorative & Industrial laminates. He also stressed on different standards and grades in the make of laminates by SUNMICA. He also explained the properties, uses and applications of the laminates in industry. He said that laminates are used for easy replacement & fabrication compared to others. He also highlighted that there are materials available that can be used in railways which help in avoiding of spread of fire during short circuits.

He also emphasized on the quality policy of the makers like safety standards and quality management system. Prof. V.S.R.K Prasad, Principal, ANlTS, Prof. D. Subba Rao, Professor (Retd.) of Andhra University, Prof. S. Subba Rao, Professor of Chemical Engineering, ANlTS, faculty members and students participated in the program.

BLAZE Concluding session and Guest Lecture by Alumni

Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology hosted Blaze concluding session with a guest lecture of Mr. Sonayya, alumni student of department who is pursuing M.S in Bio-Medical Engineering from Texas University.He has given a talk on the concepts of Biomedical Engineering and Tissue engineering with respect to tissue replacement using scaffold mechanism. He also discussed different areas of research offering by Texas University. He also observed that plagiarism is strictly followed in universities abroad. He shared his experiences in the university campus like library, Kalpana chawla building.

He also discussed the credit system followed in Texas University. Students will be preparing the laboratory experiments and project report on their own without the help of Guide.

Followed by the lecture BLAZE concluding session was initiated by Prof.V.Sridevi, HOD, Department of Che & BT and Dr. G. Hanumantha Rao, Professor, Department of Che & BT. Students participated in various activities like extra circular and co-circular activities were distributed prizes by the faculty of Department.

Faculty Development Programme

ANITS hosted the faculty development program in the Department of Chemical Engineering organized on 18th and 19th June 2014.

Dr. B. Srinivas, Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Gayatri Vidya Parshid college of Engineering has given a talk on Optimization Studies using MATLAB on 18th June 2014.. He also emphasized on the standard problems of optimization comparing with Local and Global minima. He also explained the MATLAB optimization tool box for the faculty in the department. He advised faculty to use the GAMS software for solving all types of optimization problems.

Dr. K.V.Ramesh, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Andhra University has given talk on teaching methodologies for the faculty in the department on 19th June 2014 . He said that preparing well for the class brings confidence for any teacher in the classroom. He also insisted faculty to include fundamental concepts and practical examples in teaching. He also suggested the Head of the Department to make interactive sessions for the students with the neighboring colleges for improvement in their standards.

Prof. V.Sridevi, Head of the Department, Prof. G. Hanumantha Rao, and Faculty attended the program.

SCOPE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG CHEMICAL ENGINEERS

An invited talk on "Scope and Opportunities for young Chemical Engineers" was given in Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, ANITS by Dr. K. Rama Rao, Postdoctoral Research .Fellow and Consultant in Singapore Delft Water Alliance (SDWA), National University of Singapore, Singapore. He gave a brief introduction on nature inspired evolutionary optimizations like Ant Colony, Genetic algorithm, Tabu Search, Particle Swarm Optimization, Simulated Annealing and Cuckoo Search Optimization. He also discussed the importance of Modeling in Chemical Engineering and its applications in various fields like Ocean Dynamics, Financial Economics and Information technology. He briefed on creating opportunities and grabbing them by doing some sort of exercises like extensive research, interacting with experts, posting their queries on global forums and surfing the web for information. He advised the students not to follow like a flock of sheep. He also discussed the various careers in life based on interest. He mentioned a few careers and their basic qualifications for Academics, industry, Entrepreneur and Free lancer. Prof. V S R I( Prasad, Principal, Prof. G. Hanumantha Rao, Prof. V. Sridevi, Head, faculty and students of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology attended the guest lecture.

Invited talk on “Chemical Engineer as an all round Engineer”

An invited talk on “Chemical Engineer as an all round Engineer” was given in Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, ANITS by Mr. R V Rao, Divisional Manager, Ramsis Engineering, Bahrain. He explained in detail about the role and importance of Chemical Engineers in process industry. He explained how he succeeded in life even though he joined Chemical Engineering as a last option in his graduation. He elucidated on how Chemical Engineering plays a better and key role in process industry, compared to other branches of engineering. He enlightened students on how we can apply our software skills in Chemical Engineering to develop new tools and play a vital role in progress of the industry.

He briefed on the issues he had faced in the beginning of his career and motivated the students to aspire and strive hard to reach their goals. He also emphasized to give priority to social service over money making and how conceptual learning helps a person become more educated than rote learning. He added that determination and ability to accept changes in life as challenging opportunities helps us to succeed in life. He also advised the students to be continuous learners and to widen their horizon of knowledge, which helps them to attain greater height in their career. Prof. V S R K Prasad, Principal, HOD, faculty and students of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology attended the guest lecture.

KBR ADJUNCT PROFESSOR VISITS ANITS

Dr. Kondapi. Phandeendra, an Engineering Manager, Flow Management at FMC Technologies and KBR Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering at University of Houston, Texas presented an informative guest lecture on “Need for Industry Ready Education” at Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (ANITS), Sangivalasa, Vishakhapatnam.

Dr. Phandeendra emphasized the needs of success are Energy, Integrity and Delivery for a successful career in the industry. He explained novel teaching technique, “Reverse Circular Teaching Technique” developed by him to create interest among the students and also for better understanding of the subject. He enlightened that success can be achieved by three step process comprising of understanding concepts, meeting course requirements and getting ready for industry. He also stressed that students should acquire Management, Leadership, Communication and Presentation skills to reach higher positions in their chosen career. Prof .V.S.R.K. Prasad, Principal,ANITS highlighted the model of Dr. Phaneedra to students to throw light on how a person can come up well in his career through hard work, dedication and commitment to the profession chosen.

Professors, HOD, Faculty and students of the departments of Chemical, Biotechnology and Mechanical Engineering attended the guest lecture.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering and prospectus of Chemical Engineering

An invited talk on “Introduction to Chemical Engineering and prospectus of Chemical Engineering” was given in Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, ANITS by Ms. A. Hemalatha M. Tech. (Ph.D.). She explained the methods and advantages of working in a group and sharing knowledge, a method of study implementation at several IIT’s. She emphasized the importance of summer internships with reputed industries and institutes like IIT’s. In this regard she has discussed about Summer Internship Research Fellowship (SURF). She suggested the necessity of systematic and planned study to get good score in GATE. She emphasized on the conceptual study by understanding the practical applications of the learned concepts. She also suggested the importance of speaking and communication and advice to attend CAT classes for improvement of Communication Skills.

Expert Visit by Dr. Renu Swaroop, Adviser, DBT

Dr. Renu Swarup, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Managing Director of BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) has visited ANITS on 6th June, 2013 and discussed about the Biotechnology Prospective in Engineering and the needs for demand of interdisciplinary research among various disciplines of engineering. She had elaborated how the young researchers have to pick up innovative ideas and develop the applications to bio-industrial advantage. She also stressed that woman scientists have to come forward to utilize the opportunity provided by Govt of India for encouraging them to emerge as excellent contributors in the area of research. Dr. Renu Swarup stressed the need of encouragement for entrepreneurship through entrepreneur development cell (EDC). She also emphasized the importance of emerging fields like Nanotechnology and Bioinformatics. Prof. V.S.R.K Prasad, Principal, ANITS insisted the faculty to apply for the research projects in Biotechnology with interdisciplinary applications by associating with faculty of other engineering disciplines. He also emphasized how Bioengineering industry will be the leader for 21st century. Head of the Departments & Senior Faculty members were present in the program.

BIOFLARE' 12

BIOFLARE’12, a National Level Student Technical Symposium was organized by the department of Biotechnology on February 17th & 18th 2012. Technical papers from various specializations of Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemical engineering & Bioinformatics were presented in 6 different sessions & in the poster session. All the technical sessions were chaired by subject experts drawn from Andhra University, ANITS. Delegates from 25 institutions participated in the meet. A total of 60 papers were presented. 120 participants from distant places got benefited not only from technical presentations but also from the skill swelling events such as Crack the code, Tech Charades, & Lumos Incendio were conducted during this function. An illustrious array of experts illuminated this function by their presence & advices. Prof. G.H. Rao worked as the cochairman & Dr. V. Sridevi, Head, Department of Biotechnology, ANITS as the Convener for this function.

ANIJIG-MATICS

ANIJIG-MATICS, a three day national workshop was organized by BRSI Chapter, Department of Biotechnology, ANITS in collaboration with JIGSAWBIO Solutions from 9th to 11th September 2011. Seven modules and three practical sessions were held during the three days of workshop. More than 180 students and 25 faculty members have participated in the workshop. ANITS entered MoU with JIGSAWBIO Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. Prof. P.V.G.D. Prasad Reddy, Rector, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam inaugurated the function. Prof. V.S.R.K. Prasad, the President of the function, presided over the proceedings. Dr.V.Sridevi HOD, Dept.of Biotechnology welcomed the gathering and Prof. G.H.Rao co-chair given a talk about the importance of workshop. Dr. Akash Ranjan, Head, Computational and functional Genomics lab, Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad and L.Srinivasa Raju, Founder Director, JIGSAWBIO Solutions were the Guests of Honor.

Environmental Friendly Technologies

Department of Biotechnology and department of Chemistry organized APSPCB Sponsored one day workshop on “Environmental Friendly Technologies” on 17th march 2011.Dr.Prakasam Tata executive Director, Center for Transformation of Waste Technology, Wheaton Illinois (USA) Distinguished Professor at MIMS & President, Bharathi Theertha. Various technical events have been conducted. Students from various departments of ANITS participated and presented papers in the technical sessions. Spot events were also conducted.

BioFlare 10

BIOFLARE’10, a National Level Student Technical Symposium was organized by the department of Biotechnology on December 28th & 29th 2010. Technical papers from various specializations of Biotechnology, Pharmacy & Chemical engineering were presented in 6 different sessions & in the poster session. All the technical sessions were chaired by subject experts drawn from Andhra University, ANITS, MVGR. Delegates from 25 institutions participated in the meet. A total of 60 papers were presented. 120 participants from distant places got benefited not only from technical presentations but also from the skill dwelling events such as technical quiz, 3idiots, news detector & pencil graffiti were conducted during this function. An illustrious array of experts illuminated this function by their presence & advices. Prof. G.H. Rao worked as the convener & Dr. V. Sridevi, Head, Department of Biotechnology, ANITS as the organizing secretary for this function

BioFlare 09

BIOFLARE’09, a National Level Student Technical Symposium was organized by the department of Biotechnology on December 11th & 12th 2009. Technical papers from various specializations of Biotechnology, Pharmacy & Chemical engineering were presented in 6 different sessions & in the poster session. All the technical sessions were chaired by subject experts drawn from Andhra University, Aurobindho Pharma, Krebs Biotech & GITAM University. Delegates from 25 institutions participated in the meet. A total of 60 papers were presented. 120 participants from distant places got benefited not only from technical presentations but also form the skill dwelling events such as technical quiz, treasure hunt & other spot events conducted during this function. An illustrious array of experts illuminated this function by their presence & advices. They include (1) Shri. MLN. Srinivas (Vice president, Aurobindo Pharma), (2) Dr Subhra K. Chakrabarthy , General Manager Shantha Biotech Ltd (3) Shri. P.A.B Raju, Executive Director, HPCL Refinery (4) Prof. T. Raman, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Andhra University (5) Prof. Uma Devi, Dept. of Botany, Andhra University . Prof. G.H. Rao worked as the convener & Dr. V. Sridevi, Head, Department of Biotechnology, ANITS as the organizing secretary for this function

I-jiggle-07

The department of Biotechnology, ANITS has organized joint interactive two day training programme (i-jiggle 07) in Bioinformatics in collaboration with the JIGSAW Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd Bangalore on 4th , 5th of Oct 07. Sri. N.Adinarayana Regional Director, Forensic Science Laboratory, Visakhapatnam has inaugurated the function. Prof. K.A.Balasubramanian, Former Principal, Agricultural College Bapatla of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University was the Guest of Honour during the function. Prof. P.Ramakrishna Rao, Director ANITS presided over the function. Prof. R.Govardhana Rao, Principal ANITS and Dr. K.Balakrishnan HOD, Biotechnology spoke on the occasion. Around 150 delegates including students, faculty and researchers from various institutions, participated in the event. Mr.M.N.Manoj, CEO and his team of technocrats from Jigsaw Biosolutions Bangalore guided the delegates through the diverse modern aspects of bioinformatics. The participants got the opportunity to understand the different facets of bioinformatics and its applicability to their respective fields of work.

Chaine de pensee

Chaine de pensee-07, a National Level Student Technical Symposium was organized by the department of Biotechnology on March 9th & 10th 2007. Technical papers from various specializations of biotechnology & Chemical engineering were presented in 5 different sessions & in the poster session. All the technical sessions were chaired by subject experts drawn from Andhra University, Aurobindho Pharma, Krebs Biotech, GITAM & Alameer College of Engineering. Delegates from 35 institutions participated in the meet. A total of 155 papers were presented. 246 participants from distant places got benefited not only from technical presentations but also form the skill swelling events such as technical quiz, treasure hunt etc. conducted during this function. An illustrious array of experts illuminated this function by their presence & advices. They include (1) Shri. MLN. Srinivas (Vice president, Aurobindo Pharma), (2) Prof. VSRK., Prasad Chemical Engineering, Andhra University. (3) Shri. Avinash Ravi, COO, Krebs Biotech, (4) Shri. LM. Rao, GM (D&E), Vizag steel Plant, (5) Prof. Uma Devi, Dept. of Botany, Andhra University & (6) Shri. Madusudhan Sharma, GM, UB group. Dr. K. Balakrishnan worked as the convener & Shri. S. Ramappa as the Co-convener for this function.

AMBT-06

A two days (September 9th & 10) workshop as part of the industry-academy interaction on Advanced Molecular Biology techniques was held to provide hands on experience to the teaching community, researchers & other technical people in collaboration with M/S Helini Biomolecules, Chennai. Our faculty members also presented papers and guided the participants in the practical aspects. AMBT attended by a selective bunch of 30 participants all across AP was inaugurated by Shri. V. Jayaraman, general manager (Technology & development), Krebs Biochemicals (P) Ltd., Kasimkota at a function presided over by Prof. P. Ramakrishna Rao, Director ANITS. Shri Selvaraj, MD of Helini Biomolecules, Chennai was the guest of honor.

Practical course in Molecular immunology

For the benefit of all the batches of Biotechnology, a special skill dwelling technical exercise was conducted on 18th & 25th of Feb 2006. This was held to expose the students to the state of art of experimentation in Molecular immunology and in collaboration with M/S Medox Biotech India (P) Ltd, Madras. During this practical course the students got familiarized to Latex Agglutination, Dot ELISA and rocket immuno electrophoresis techniques. This is another attempt of continuing education carried out in the department. Our staff members also contributed to guiding the 30 students underwent this course.