Area of Research: Aquaculture – Nutrition, Crustacean Physiology & Biochemistry, Insecticide Toxicology & Physiology, Aquaculture Biotechnology, Bioinformatics.
Research Accomplishments: Awarded 18 students for Ph.D. and Thesis submitted 04 students, guided 13 students for M.Phil. degrees and Guided 125 Students for their PG Research Projects Authored Books 05, Book Chapters 12, Published 120 Research Papers. Completed 06 Major Research Projects funded by UGC, DST and CSIR. Reviewer and Editorial Board Member of International Research journals. Organized 10 Workshops and 07 International & 15 National Conferences/Seminars.
Awards: Fellow of APAS Award (FAPAS) -2016; Fellow of NESA award-2015; Andhra Pradesh Meritorious Best Teacher Award – 2012; Best Research Paper Presentation at Hyderabad – 1999; Best Research Paper Presentation at Rajahmundry – 2000; DBT National Associate ship -1999-2000; HE Governor of A.P Gold Medals (For Motivating Largest numbers of Blood Donors) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 ; HE Governor of A.P Gold Medals (For Sustained Meritorious Service in Blood Donation Camps – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009); Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International, USA, Professional Excellency Award by Rotary International -2004; Rotary International Presidential Citation – 2005; Service Award of Professional Excellence for participation in Community Development Programmes – 2005; Service Award of Professional Excellence for conducting Blood Donation Camps – 2005 by Rotary International; Sathabdhi Pratibha Puraskar – 2005 for Blood Donation Motivation Project by Rotary International; Mellenium Medal of Honour by American Biographical Society, USA; Best Councilors of Polio Eradication in India by Rotary International – 2006; Who’s Who in the World 1999 – By Marguis Who’s Who Publication Board, USA; Millennium Medal of Honour By American Biographical Society, USA.
Administrative Positions Held: Principal, SVU College of Sciences (2021 to todate); Director NAAC Steering Committee (2021 to todate); Chief Warden, SVU College for Men (2020 to todate); Nodal Officer, MHRD; Chairman, BOS, M.Sc., Zoology, Animal Biotechnology, Aquaculture (2020 to till date); HOD, Zoology (2018-2020); Warden, SVU College for Men (2019-2020); Principal, V.S.University, Nellore (2011-2014); Special Officer, SVUPG Center, Kavali (2008-2010); Founder Co-Ordinator of Department of Biotechnology, Microbiology & Botany (2005-2011); Chief Warden, VSU (2011-2014); Chief Warden, SVUPGC (2008-2010), Dy.Warden, SVUPGC (2006-2008); HOD, Zoology (2000-2011); Dean, Faculty of Sciences, VSU (2014); Member URC, SVU (2006-2010); Member BOS in Zoology, SVU (2000-2010); Member BOS in Zoology, VSU, (2011-Till Date); Member, BOS in Marine Biology, VSU (2011-Till date); Ed.CET Co-Ordinator (2012); APSET Regional Co-Ordinator (2012); ICET Regional Co-Ordinator (2012); Directorate of Admissions, VSU (2012-2013). BOS Chairman Fishery Science & Aquaculture (2016 – till date)
Fellowships: Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (FAPAS), Andhra Pradesh-2016, Fellow of National Environmental Science Academy (FNESA), New Delhi-2015, Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB)-2014, Fellow of Association of Biotechnology & Pharmacy (FABA)-2009, Fellow of Environmentalists Association (FEA)-2014, Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, USA-1999, Fellow of Indian Association for Aquatic Biologists (FIAAB). Life Member in 4 National Scientific Societies.