The statue of world famous scientist Frederick Sanger was formally unveiled at the Biotechnology block of Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Tirupati, last week by the TTD's trust board Chairman K.Bapi Raju.

The English biochemist Dr.Sanger is the only person to get Nobel Prize twice for his pioneering work in Chemistry, i.e., in 1958 and 1980. Mr.Bapi Raju lauded Dr.Sanger's contribution to the fields like biochemistry, biotechnology, human genome science and DNA research and appealed to the researchers in the medical fraternity to take his ideas to fruition.

SVIMS Director B.Vengamma listed out the medals and honours conferred on the living legend such as ‘Fellow of the Royal Society', ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire', ‘Order of Merit (Commonwealth)' among others.

Mr.Raju also formally inaugurated the X-Ray plant in the OP Block and declared open the varsity's Fresher's Day celebrations, in which the newly-joined students of post graduate medical, paramedical, nursing and physiotherapy courses took part. TTD Executive Officer L.V.Subrahmanyam, Registrar P.V.Ramasubba Reddy, Dean T.Rajasekhar took part, while Mr.Raju's wife K.Annapurna distributed the prizes to the winning students.


Sri Venkateswara University conducted the UGC's management skills enhancement module here last week.

SPMVV former Vice-Chancellor G.Sarojamma took part as the chief guest, while UGC core group resource person and co-chairperson of National Consultative Committee, Susheela Kaushik and regional coordinator (Andhra Pradesh) U.Vindhya, spoke on the ways women could transform into managers by achieving excellence in their respective fields.

SVU College of Arts Principal T.Venkateswarlu and Vice-Principal Kodandarami Reddy also spoke.

A.D. Rangarajan,

in Tirupati