About Us


Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada has been established in the year 2008 by rearganizing erstwhile the first Technological university of the country, JNTU Hyderabad into three Technological universities in the State of Andhra Pradesh by an Act of State Legislative Assembly (Act.No.30 of 008.). JNTUK is having two constitutuent Engineering colleges, Institute of Science and Technology and School of Management Studies apart from 267 affiliated colleges across eight districts jurisdiction of Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Institute of Science and Technology offers PG and Research activities namely, M.Tech in Bio Technology, Food Technology, Nanotechnology, Remote ssensing, Avionics and M.S. in Environmental Occupational Hazards & Safety, Sport Technologu & health Science and M.Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Anlaysis and Quality Assurance.
Kakinada is known as the "Fertilizer City" of Andhra Pradesh. The city is home to two fertilizer producers: Nagarjuna Fertilizers (the largest urea manufacturer in coastal Andhra) and Godavari Fertilizers producing di-ammonium hydrogen phosphate). In 2002, several edible-oil refineries were established in Kakinada, with a refining capacity of 3,000 tons per day; they include Acalmar Oils - Adani Wilmar, Ruchi Infrastructure and Nikhil Refineries. The port facilitates the importation of crude palm and soybean oil. Vakalapudi Industrial Park has attracted over $10 million in investment from biodiesel companies such as Reliance Industries, Natural Bioenergy and Universal Bio Fuel. Andhra Pradesh has entered into an agreement with Reliance Industries for Jatropha planting. The company selected 200 acres (81 ha) of land in Kakinada to grow Jatropha for quality biodiesel fuel.

Godavari Knowledge Society

As a Registered Not-For-Profit Organization, GKS will focus on creating local entrepreneurship using local resources tightly integrated with global knowledge channels (people, technologies,markets). Godavari Knowledge Society, Kakinada (GKS) in alliance with JNTUK, Kakinada has established the Godavari Knowledge Park (A Technology Business Incubation Center) on Marine and Agricultural Biotechnologies. The GKS is headed & guided by eminent personalities like Hon Justice S.N.Phukan (former Judge, Supreme Court of India), Shri Gopala Krishna, IAS (Rtd) former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of AP; Chairman of Rural Electrfication Corporation, AP State Financial Corporation, and founder CMD of Godavari Fertilizers Limited, Kakinada, Shri PVA Rama Rao (Former Managing Director of NABARD), Shri D.Surya Rao (Industrialist and Chairman of Cocanada Chamber of Commerce) and Mr.M.Sriniivasa.Shankara Prasad ( an Entrepreneur-Innovator with 25 years experience in the Chemical ,Pharma & Biotech Industry).

Godavari Knowledge Park

(A Technology Business Incubator) was set up in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada to foster innovation, research and entrepreneurial activities in technology-based domains. Established in the East Godavari district, the Incubator is conceptualized to function on the public- private- partnership model. It will provide the optimal infrastructure for research and development activities in Biotechnology and to convert innovative ideas into commercially viable products and process.


East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. “Fertilizer City” and /or the “Pensioner's Paradise”.
The Kakinada Township of the Godavari Delta (Bay Ara) presents a historically appropriate and geographically unique environment for designing and implementing the Godavari Knowledge Park.
Transportation :
Air:-The nearest airport is about 65 kilometres (40 miles) away, at Rajahmundry. With Visakhapatnam International Airport, 145 kilometres (90 miles).
Rail: As a shore city, Kakinada is a railway terminus. It has three stations: Kakinada Town Junction (CCT), Kakinada Port (COA) and Sarpavaram. The city is connected to Samalkot Junction (13 km away) on the Chennai-Howrah trunk line, where express trains connect Kakinada with the rest of India.
Road: Kakinada is connected by road to the rest of the state and India. NH-214 from Kathipudi to Ongole (both on NH-5) passes through the city, and state highways connect it to Rajahmundry and other towns in the district.
Weather Conditions in Kakinada in December: The weather for Kakinada in December is the coolest month, with minimum temperatures of 18–20 °C (64–68 °F).

Objectives & Benefits

The strategic objectives of the Conference are:

  • To provide a platform for the best minds (Industrialists, academicians, technologists, researchers, enablers and policy-makers) to present their vision, views, work and proposals.
  • A gathering for discussion on the best practices in implementation strategies.
  • Envisage clear roadmap for equitable and sustainable (open innovation) Entrepreneurial platforms.
  • Challenge current bottlenecks and encourage self-governing inter-generational Knowledge ecosystems.
  • BioAndhra 2014 will show case leading edge developments in Marine biotechnologies, from Algal biotechnologies to whole–organism biotechnologies and the application of marine genomics, metagenomics and chemistry in biomedicine, bio processing and aqua culture and Streamline developments in R&D, Biopharma, Biogenerics, bioinformatics, contract research and manufacturing and clinical research as a result of growing compliance with internationally harmonised standards such as Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP).

    This conference will emphasize Green Innovations (Sustainable Best Technology Practices) to recognize, review, reuse, reinvent and reward technologies in agri-waste processing and zero-sum-carbon approaches.

    Identify and localize global best practices in innovative enhancing/funding mechanisms will be significance in the conference deliberations.

    • Marine Biotechnology

      • science, food, medicine, energy and environment
      • Marine Microbial Genomics and Synthetic Biology
      • Marine Natural products: Discovery to Biomedical Applications
      • Bio-prospecting, Biomaterials and Biomimetics
      • Environmental Monitoring and Protection: Biofouling, Bioremediation, Metagenomics and Carbon Sequestration
    • Agriculture Biotechnology

      • Aquaculture Biotechnology and Genomics.
      • Algal Biotechnology and Bioenergy:Research, Application and Sustainability (bio fuels, bio-prospecting
      • Bio processing and aquaculture (biomass enhancement in fish livestock, fish-feed formulations, etc).
      • Genetically Modified Crops
    • Biopharma

      • Development of Nano technology nano therapeutic based Drug delivery systems
      • Marine Microbial Genomics and Synthetic Biology
      • Development of Bio similar Drugs, opportunities and challenges
      • Regulatory Challenges & Compliance in Biologics
      • Challenges and perspectives to Bio vaccine development and Manufacturing for human as well Animals.
      • Innovation and continuous Improvement in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Manufacturing and opportunities for improvement.


The purpose of this unique Conference is to generate excitement and inspire individuals with deep research interests and promote disciplined applied research in academic institutions. It also provides an opportunity to the participants to interact with experts from educational institutions, industry and financing organizations to set sensible, actionable and workable roadmaps for future generations.





The meeting is planned around FOUR major themes:

  • Marine biotechnology and natural products (Science and Technology)
  • Agricultural and aquaculture biotechnology (Science and Technology)
  • Bio Pharma Industry and potential impact on Future Innovation
  • Industrial applications (Technology Transfer and Locally Rooted Entrepreneurship)
  • Enabling Environment (Public Policy, CRS, Institutional Linkages/Extensions, Civil Society/NGOs, Lending/Funding Channels/Mechanisms, Innovative/Inclusive Financing and Support)

What to expect from the conference

  • Learn from internationally recognized specialists (Scientists, engineers, funding managers, policy-enablers) through interactive engagements
  • Understand the programmatic activities and entrepreneurial stories as well as the challenges to big science appropriate –technology academic industry interfaces.
  • Present your latest ideas as a teaser-poster ( or a possible speaking engagement)
  • Network with the editors of at least three peer viewed journals, meet with cross-border peers and grow your social-network (LinkedIn) connections.
  • Experience the latest socio-techno-economic potential of the new State of Andhra Pradesh.
  • To make the State of Andhra Pradesh as a biotechnology destination in India.

The expected outcomes of this Conference are to

  • To produce a 'white paper' report for the Policy Makers and Venture Finance Specialists to connect with Industrialists, academicians and Entrepreneurs in terms of measurable project deliverables
  • To enable a ONE SOURCE collaboration and communication platform between the Industry, Knowledge Professionals and Products/Manufacturing Cluster Development.
  • The organizing committee of the Conference, as well as the sponsoring committees of the Industry, Civil Societies and Government are namely convinced that region-specific and appropriate nurturing eco-systems will accelerate the local area development, enhance the agro-marine biotechnology industry; strengthen the fundamental and translational research activities and especially catalyze ultra-rapid evolution of technology based incubators and entrepreneurs.

Latest News


Budget Hotel for Stay in Kakinada for the Student Delegates

Budget Hotel:
Vennela Residency,
PHONE: 9177410945, 9949699499
Contact Person: Mr. Raju, Mr.Mahesh


All Payments in Advance by Bank Pay Order / DD / bank Transfer in favour of "FISMAB" payble at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Account Details : FISMAB
Account No : 034710100060081
Andhra Bank, Madhava Nagar Branch, Kakinada
IFSC Code : ANDB0000347


Key Speakers


Dr. P. V. Appaji

Dr. P. V. Appaji, a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Nagpur started his career in 1975 with the Drugs Control Organization, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Currently working as Executive Director/CEO of Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (PHARMEXCIL) at Hyderabad, Dr. Appaji has contributed significantly to the development of pharmaceutical industry in India.


Prof Bruce Niswander

Director Economic Development Initiatives at South-South News


Dr. Brian Shmaefsky

Professor of biology at Lone Star College - Kingwood, Houston, TX


Dr Sergey P. Klykov

Ph.D. an the expert in the field of cultivation (fermentation) of microorganisms


Dr. Nico Oosterhuis

CTO/CSO Celltion Biotech bv, Netharlands CELLution Biotech bv


Dr Kalle Levon

Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NYU School of Polytechnic Engineering, New York, USA


Dr. Richard Gross

Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering,Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York USA


Dr N Udupa

Professor and Principal at Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University


Dr Ananth Pannala

Principal Lecturer Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, UK


Professor Enrico Staderini

Professor of Biomedical Technologies at Western University of Switzerland of Applied Sciences


Mr Sijo Kuruvilla George

CEO of Start up Village, Cochin. Startup Village


Dr P L Nayak

Chairman, P.L.Nayak Research Foundation & Institute of Nanobiotechnology


Dr Ranga Rao Ambati

iM.Sc, Ph.D.,Senior Research Fellow University of Malaya, Sustainability Science


Mr Mahesh Krovvidi

Chief Executive Officer, National Business Incubator


Dr Ashwin Madia

Former Director Global Biotechnology Division Cargill, Mineapolis, USA


Dr Satyanarana Somavarapu

Lecturer from Department of Pharmaceutics, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom


Dr Sabyasachi Sarkar

Honorary Emeritus Professor and Ramanna Fellow Department of Chemistry Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology,Shibpur


Dr Polavarapu Giri

President & CEO
Genomix Biotech Inc & Genomix Molecular Diagnostics Pvt. ltd


Prof C. Kameswara Rao

Professor C. Kameswara Rao has over 40 years of academic experience in botanical sciences, particularly phyto-chemistry, plant diversity, databases of medicinal plants and computer applications in plant systematics


Prof Sambasiva Rao

Professor Sambasiva Rao has over 33 Years of Research Experience in the fields Environmental Toxicology & Physiology, Aquaculture Biotechnology and Fermentation Technology


Dr. Ahmed Kamal

Dr. Ahmed Kamal, Project Director of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) Hyderabad. He is responsible for establishing the Biotransformation Laboratory at IICT and has contributed for the quality human resource development. He is also instrumental in the setting up of a Pre-Biotechnology Process Generator at IICT.


Dr. P.P. Lal Krishna

Dr. P.P. Lal Krishna is a Ph.D in Environmental Chemistry from University of Madras with 24 years of experience in the area of Environmental Management System in Bulk Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Molasses Based Industries, Pulp & Paper, Petrochemical, Heavy Chemical, Textiles etc. Developed various new process for bulk pharma industry such as zero discharge of liquid trade effluents first time in India and Membrane Bio Reactor, for composting of waste sludge from pharmaceutical manufacturing process.

Sponsors & Exhibitors


Contact Us:

For Sponsorship, International Trade Fair:

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Important Dates

  • Abstract draft to be received –› 25th November 2014
  • Final Paper to be received –› 5th December 2014


Guidelines for Submitting Abstract

  • Abstract to be submitted in soft copy only on papers@bioandhra.org
  • APA Style is recommended for writing Papers: http://my.ilstu.edu/~jhkahn/APAsample.pdf
  • Personal Particulars in the following order- Name, Title of the work, Affiliation (Department and Institute), Email, Telephone, and Postal address.
  • Length –› 250 words / A4 sheet
  • All Margins –› 2.5 cm
  • Font Times –› Times new Roman
  • Spacing –› 1.5
  • Font Size –› 12



Financial Advisor

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Technology Partner

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M.S.Shankara Prasad
M: +919908994250,9550739101

Dr.Ranga Janardhana
Director-IST, JNTUK
M: +919701572555

Dr.P.Udaya Bhasker
Director - D&P, JNTUK
M: +919618745555

Dr.Ch.Sai Babu
Director-D.E, JNTUK
M: +918978788555

Dr.S.Srinivas Kumar
Director-R&D, JNTUK
M: +918008917555

C.E. & Director-I D, JNTUK
M: +919704700005

Director F & D, JNTUK
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School of Biotechnology, JNTUK
M: +919491419688

School of Pharmacy, JNTUK
M: +918465039394

Treasurer, Bioandhra-2014
M: +917799343333

Conference Secretariat :

Administration Building, JNTUK, Kakinada-533003,
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
Phone:- +918846055333, +91-9912113972,
+91-7032312984, +91-7032312956
Email : info@bioandhra.org

For Sponsorship and International Trade exhibition

Marketing Partner : Krishak Pragathi Mahasangh

33-90/4/1, Officers Colony, Ramakrishnapuram, Secunderabad-500056
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Madhyam Communications

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