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  Ph.D. Students  

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Sourbh Rankawat

Sourabh completed his B.Sc. in Life sciences from Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur in 2017. He completed his M.Sc. in Botany (Biotech.) from Fergusson College, Pune in the year 2019. During his M.Sc., Sourabh pursued an internship at the Arid Forest research institute, Jodhpur, and a dissertation project at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. After completion of his M.Sc. degree, he joined the Locust Warning Organization (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare) as a scientific officer. Sourabh qualified for the GATE and DBT JRF fellowships, and he joined the full-time Ph.D. program at IIT Hyderabad in 2020. 


Apoorva Bhatnagar
Apoorva received her undergraduate degree in Life Science from the IIS University, Jaipur, in 2014. Later she completed her postgraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular Oncology from Amity University, Noida, in 2018. During her M.Sc., she underwent two extensive training from Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation, Hyderabad, and The Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research, and Education in Cancer, Navi Mumbai. Following her Masters, she joined the Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine and Stem Cell Research as a JRF. She qualified for the ICMR-JRF and GATE examinations in 2021 and joined the IIT Hyderabad-Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) Joint Doctoral Program. 


Srishti Banerjee

Srishti completed her graduation in Microbiology from Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College, University of Calcutta, in 2017. She pursued her post-graduation from the Department of Microbiology, University of Calcutta. During her masters, Srishti worked as a summer trainee at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata. After completing her M.Sc., Srishti worked at the CSIR-IICB again as a project fellow. Srishti qualified for the GATE in 2019 and CSIR-UGC NET in 2020. She joined the Ph.D. program at the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Hyderabad, in 2021.

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Sandip Das

Sandip completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc., both in Zoology from the University of Calcutta, in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Sandip qualified for the GATE and CSIR-UGC NET in 2020. He entered the Ph.D. program of the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Hyderabad, in 2021. Apart from education and research, he has an interest in music, sports, and exploring nature.

  Master's  Students  


Puppala Alekhya

Alekhya completed her B.tech in Biotechnology from Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Ghatkesar, in 2020. During her B.Tech, Alekhya pursued her internship at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad, and her dissertation project at Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad. Alekhya qualified GATE exam in 2020 and joined the M.Tech in Medical Biotechnology program at the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Hyderabad. 

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Arpita Kannihalli

Arpita received her Bachelor of Engineering Honours in Biotechnology from the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, in 2021. During her B.E she Joined as Graduate trainee at the CSIR-CIMAP, Bangalore, in 2020. She also worked as Research Trainee under YSL at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, in 2020. She completed her internships in Animal handling techniques and analytical testing instrumentation techniques at Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, Bangalore, and ABC Techno Labs, Chennai. Arpita joined the M.Tech in Medical Biotechnology program at the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Hyderabad, in 2021.