• Name : Prof. P.Janakiram
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone : (O) 0891-2844732, 4731
  • Email: head.marineliving@andhrauniversity.edu.in

The history of teaching and research in different branches of Marine Sciences in the Andhra University can be traced back to the latter half the forties when, for the first time, the late Prof. R.Gopala Aiyar organized in 1947 the B.Sc. honors course in Zoology with Marine Biology as a special subject. He also initiated and directed research in various aspects of marine biology coupled with hydrography. About the same time the late Prof. C.Mahadevan, the then Head of the Department of Geology initiated investigations in Marine Geology. The first Education commission of 1948-49 with Prof. S.Radhakrishna as Chairman, in its report recommended that the Andhra University with its unique location close to the coast should be developed as one of the centres of teaching and research in Marine Sciences.

Marine studies in the Andhra University gained momentum and a sense of direction when Prof. E.C.La Fond of the U.S. Navy Electronics Laboratory came to Andhra University as a Visiting Professor during 1952-53 and again during 1955-56.

During the Second Plan period, the University Grants Commission sanctioned grants for the construction of a Marine Biological Laboratory, then attached to the Department of Zoology. Further grants were sanctioned for extension of the building and for equipment. During the V plan period the University Grants Commission sanctioned grants for starting the Department of Marine Living Resources for offering interdisciplinary courses, involving the Departments of Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Meteorology & Oceanography and Statistics.

The Department of Marine Living Resources came in to existence in 1976 and started initially with Late. Prof. S. Dutt and Prof. K. V. Ramana Murty as founder faculty members. The Department is started initially an interdisciplinary course, M.Sc Marine Sciences with Marine Biology as specialization. Later, in 1989 the Department has started a second course, Capture and marine biology and fisheries. The Department of ocean development ,Government of India have funded to start new programs viz. M.sc Coastal Aquaculture and Marine Bio Technology and M.sc Marine Bio Technology from the year 1995.


Sl.No Name of the Program
PG Programmes
1 M.Sc. (Marine Bio Technology)
2 M.Sc. (Marine Biology and Fisheries)
3 M.Sc. (Coastal Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology)
Doctoral Programmes
1 Ph.D. (Marine Living Resources)

Name Designation Qualification Specialization
Prof. P.Yedukondala Rao Professor & Chairman Board of Studies M.Sc., Ph.D. Fisheries Science and Coastal Aquaculture
Prof. P.Janakiram Professor & Head of the Department M.Sc., M.Tech. (IIT) , Ph.D. Fish Pathology and Marine Microbiology
Dr. K.Ramesh Babu Professor M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D. Marine Biology and Coastal Aquaculture
Dr. Appidi Krishna ReddyProfessor-Emeritus (Honarary) M.Sc., Ph.D. Aquaculture
Dr. K.UmadeviProfessor (Honarary)
Dr. P.Rama Chandra Ganesh Assistant Professor (C) M.Sc., Ph.D. Marine Biotechnology
Dr. I.R.Sirisha Assistant Professor (C) M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Coastal Aquaculture
Sno Name Designation Mobile e-mail
1 T. Sravana Kumar Ex- MLA, Tadikonda, A.P. 9618702222 tadikonda205mla@ap.gov.in
2 Dr. P. Somanadha Rao Ex-Executive Member, Andhra university 8125669999
3 Dr. Y. Tulasi Varma IRAS- FA & CAO(T), 9437097002
4 M. Srinivas IRS 9491882825 srinnoo@gmail.com
5 Raju Gorinta USA 001-647-832-7258 gorinta@gmail.com
6 Dr. P. V. S. V. Prasad Rao Aquaculture Industrialist 9393127612 indoaquatechnologies@gmail.com
7 Dr. B. K. Sairam Aquaculture Industrialist 9848192970 sairam_borra@yahoo.co.in
8 G. Ravi Sekahar Aquaculture Industrialist 9884032946 ravisekhar_g@rediffmail.com
9 B. V. N. Sunil Kumar Aquaculture Industrialist 9849795203 sunilcpaqua@yahoo.co.in
10 Mr. K. Janakiramayya Aquaculture Industrialist 9848976668 janakiramjk14@gmail.com
11 Dr. A. Venkateswara Rao Manager Technical, Neospark Drugs and Chemicals 9440192787 drvenkataannam@gmail.com
12 M. Siva Prasad General Manager, CP Prima 9618661155 sivacppindia2013@gmail.com
13 Dr. L. Jayasree Principal Scientist, ICAR-CMFRI, Regional Center, VSP 8309552522 lokasree@gmail.com

Student's field trip to GVMC sewage treatment plant Appughar, Visakhapatnam on 21-10-2022 - Dr. K. Ramesh Babu&Dr. P. R. C. Ganesh.

STUDENT's field trip to AVANTI hatchery at S Rayavaram& Visited Revupolavaram beach on 20-11-2022 by Dept. staff

Departmental Activities: 08-12-2022: Field visit for II MBF (III sem.) students to Forest Research Centre for Coastal Eco- System, Visakhapatnam - Dr.I. R. Sirisha

Departmental Activities: 14-12-2022: Field visit for II MBF (III sem.) students to National Institute of Fish Postharvest Technology&Training (NIFPHATT), Visakhapatnam - Dr.C.Mamatha

Departmental Activities:14-12-2022: Field visit for II MBF(III sem.) students to Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), Visakhapatnam - Dr.C.Mamatha

Departmental Activities: 7-12-2022: Field trip for II MBF (III sem.) students to Fishery Survey of India (FSI), Visakhapatnam - Dr.C.Mamatha

Visit to Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) on 66 th foundation day on 28-04-2023

Campus interviews conducted by Charoen Pokphand (CP) Company on 05-05-2023

Campus interviews conducted by SANDHYA MARINE Company on 20-05-2023

WORLD OCEAN DAY (Beach cleanup) programme conducted by NCCR project, Dept. of MLR on 08-06-2023

Training Programme on "Micro Plastics - Analysis, Mitigation and Management Strategies" from 26-06-23 to 28-06-23

II Sem MBF students Field Work to RK Beach on 15-07-2023- Mr. D. Chandra Sekhar (RS) &Mr. T. Sri Chakra Pranav (RS)

II sem CAMB students visit to Rajkamal Hatchery at Timmapuram, Bheemili, VSP on 15-07-2023 - Mr. S. Deepu Visweswar(RS) and Mr. Y. Askara(RA)


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