Department of Biotechnology

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: simha_bt@nitw.ac.in,simha7762006@gmail.com

: 9985470286

Interests: Environmental Biotechnology, Modelling & Simulation of Bioprocesses, Biofuels & Bioenergy, Systems Biology.

Specialization/Research Areas

  1. Environmental Biotechnology
  2. Bioprocess Engineering
  3. Modelling and Simulation of Bioprocesses.
  4. Biofuels
  5. Systems Biology


  1. Ph.D. (Biotechnology) National Institute of Technology Warangal
  2. M.Tech. (Biotechnology) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad
  3. B.Tech. (Chemical Engineeering) National Institute of Technology Warangal
  4. D.S.Tech.(Sugar Technology) Govt.Polytechnic College,Nizamabad         

Total Teaching Experience: 20.0 years.

27-03-2018 to till date              : ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR in Biotechnology at National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Warangal. India. 

17-01-2008 to 26-03-2018        : Asst.Professor in Biotechnology at National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Warangal. India. 

31-10-2007 to 02-01-2008    : Asst.Professor in Biotechnology at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT). Hyderabad. India.

14-08-2000 to 31-10-2007    : Asst.Professor in Chemical Engineering at Bhoj Reddy Engineering College for Women (BRECW). Hyderabad. India.

23-11-2013 to 22-12-2013    : Visiting Researcher (Under TEQIP-II) to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering , Rice University, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. 


Courses Currently Being Taught




Course ID

Course Name




BT 201
Biochemical Thermodynamics
BT 302Bioprocess Engineering
B.TECHBIOTECHNOLOGY7BT 404 Bioprocess and Bioreaction Engineering Lab
B.TECHBIOTECHNOLOGY7BT 449Project work-1 for IV.B.Tech. students


  1. Biochemical Thermodynamics 
  2. Bioprocess Calculations 
  3. Bioprocess Engineering 
  4. Bioreaction Engineering 
  5. Modelling and Simulation of Bioprocesses 
  6. Bionanaotechnology 
  7. Bioprocess Plant Design


Workshops Conducted:

  • Organized a FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (FDP) on Statistics and data analysis for engineers and researchers during 27th May - 1 st June, 2019,  Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Warangal. (Coordinators: Dr.Shyam Perugu and Dr.K.Narasimhulu)
  • Organized a Five-Day STTP on "Computational Modelling of Biomolecules and Bioprocesses" during December 14 - 18, 2015 at the Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Warangal. (Coordinators:Dr.K.Narasimhulu and Dr. Onkara Perumal.P)
  • Organized a 2-day In-House Workshop on "BIOINFORMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS (BAIA-2014)" during 03-04, April, 2014. (Coordinators:Dr.K.Narasimhulu and Dr. Onkara Perumal.P)
  • Organized a 2-day National Workshop on "Environmental Biotechnology &Sustainability (EBTS-2013)" during 25-26 October, 2013. (Coordinators:Dr.K.Narasimhulu and Dr. Onkara Perumal.P).


Journal Publication Details: 

1. Saroj, P., Manasa, P., & Narasimhulu, K. (2020). Optimization of xylanase production using ragi (Eleusine coracana) husk as a substrate by Aspergillus fumigatus JCM 10253 through response surface methodology. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-11.

2. Saroj, P., Manasa, P., & Narasimhulu, K. (2018). Characterization of thermophilic fungi producing extracellular lignocellulolytic enzymes for lignocellulosic hydrolysis under solid-state fermentation. Bioresources and Bioprocessing5(1), 31.

3. Gaur Nisha, Narasimhulu Korrapati, SettyY Pydi (2018) "Recent advances in the bio-remediation of persistent organic pollutants and its effect on environment" Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 198, Pages:1602-1631.(IF: 5.651). (SCI Expanded and Scopus)

4. P, M., Saroj, P. & Korrapati, N. (2018) “ Ultrasound-assisted alkaline pretreatment to intensify enzymatic saccharification of Crotalaria junceausing a statistical method” Biomass Conv. Bioref. Published online on 21 July 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-018-0324-8. (SCISpringer.IF: 1.31).

5. Gaur Nisha, Narasimhulu Korrapati, Setty Y. Pydi (2018) "Extraction of ligninolytic enzymes from novel Klebsiella strains and its application in waste water treatmentApplied Water Science, Volume 8, Issue 4, article id. 111, 17 , DOI:10.1007/s13201-018-0758-y.

6.  Nisha Gaur, Korrapati Narasimhulu and Pydi Setty Y (2018) " Biochemical and kinetic characterization of laccase and manganese peroxide from novel Klebsiella pneumoniae strains and their application in bioethanol production" RSC Adv., 8, 15044-15055 (IF: 3.108).

7. Paramjeet, S., Manasa, P., & Korrapati, N. (2018). Biofuels: Production of fungal-mediated ligninolytic enzymes and the modes of bioprocesses utilizing agro-based residues. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. Volume 14, April 2018, Pages 57-71, DOI: 10.1016/j.bcab.2018.02.007.

8.Narasimhulu Korrapati, Paramjeet Saroj, Nisha Gaur (2017) Morphological and Elemental analysis of the effluent of Lead acid battery manufacturing. Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology Vol. 5 (03), pp. 052-056, May-June, 2017 DOI:7324/JABB.2017.50309.

9. Manasa P, Paramjeet Saroj, Narasimhulu Korrapati (2017) Immobilization of cellulase enzyme on zinc ferrite nanoparticles in increasing enzymatic hydrolysis on ultrasound-assisted alkaline pretreated crotalaria juncea biomass. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 10(24), DOI:10.17485/ijst/2017/v10i24/112798 (ISI, Web of Science).

10. Chandana N, K Divya Sai Laxmi, P. Hari Prasad Reddy, and Narasimhulu (2016) Studies on Bioremediation of Lead by Lead-resistant Microorganisms. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology, vol. 4, no. 5 pp: 88-92. doi: 10.12691/jaem-4-5-1.

11. Korrapati Narasimhulu and Y.Pydisetty (2015) Optimization studies on biosorption of Cr(VI) and Cu(II) from wastewater in a Packed bed bioreactor Desalination and Water Treatment., Volume 53, Issue 8, pp 2167-2176. Taylor & Francis, DOI:1080/19443994.2013.862870.(SCI, Impact Factor: 0.987).

12. Narasimhulu Korrapati and Harikrishna Y. Nanganuru (2014) A Comprehensive Review on Perfusion Method Development for Bone Marrow Collection and Stem Cell Transplantation Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy,Volume 9, Number 6,Pp:522-525, DOI:2174/1574888X0906140930110950. (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.861).


Conference Proceedings:

                    Book Chapters: 


                        Workshop/SSTPs/Conference Attended




Organized At
A Workshop on Process Modeling, Production Scheduling and DebottleneckingFeb 12-13, 2015. WorkshopIIT Delhi
International Summer Course on "Biofuels:Policy and Law" 23-06-2014 to 04-07-2014Summer CourseIIT Kharghpur
Faculty Development Program on "Green Chemistry:frontiers&Challenges"17-21, June 2013FDP (STTP)NIT Calicut
Faculty Development Workshop on "Chemical Process Modelling and Simulation"10-15, June 2013Workshop(STTP)Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore.

One day workshop on Entrepreneurship Awareness for Women

10th March 2001


Bhoj Reddy Engg.College for Women. Hyderabad

Two-day national conference on Recent Advances in Reaction Engineering

21-22 Feb.2003


Bhoj Reddy Engg.College for Women. Hyderabad

Two-week Refresher Course on Environmental Studies

24-11-03 to 06-12-03


Academic Staff College. JNT University. Hyderabad

Diamond Jubilee Seminar on Chemical Engineering ...Global Challenges

10th January 2004

International Conference

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology(IICT).Hyderabad

Two-day work shop on Communicative skills

30-31 July 2004


Bhoj Reddy Engg.College for Women. Hyderabad

Two-day international seminar on Water,Air,Food born diseases and Awareness

17-18 September 2004

International seminar


Two-day national seminar on Recent trends in Biotechnology

18-19 Feb 2005

National Seminar

Theegala Krishna Reddy College of Engg. and Technology. Hyderabad

Three-week refresher course on  Recent Advances in Biotechnology

13-06-05 to 02-07-05


Academic Staff College. JNT University. Hyderabad

Two-day national seminar on Down Stream Processing

07-08 Feb 20006

National Seminar

Academic Staff College. JNT University. Hyderabad

Three-day work shop on Use of Process Simulators in Chemical Engineering

28-30 April 2006


National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal.

Two-day national seminar on Bioprocess Engineering: Bioreactor Design and analysis

22-23 Dec 2006


Centre for Biotechnology, Institute of Science and Technology JNT University. Hyderabad

Two-week national work shop on Bioinformatics

12-24 Feb.2007

National Workshop

Centre for Biotechnology, Institute of Science and Technology JNT University. Hyderabad

Short term training program on Applications of process simulators in chemical engineering

2nd to 7th June2008


National Institute of Technology, Warangal. (NITW)

"Process Modeling,Simulation and Optimization"

01-14 June 2009


National Institute of Technology, Warangal. (NITW)

National Seminar on Biotechnology in Life Sciences,Current trends and Developments.

18 - 19 July,2009

National Seminar

Kakatiya Government Degree&P.G. College ,Hanamkonda,Warangal.

Biotechnology Teaching Excellent Program 2010(BETEP 2010)

24-29,May 2010


NIT Calicut

Two week workshop on 'Effective teaching/learning of Computer Programming'28th June to 10th July 2010Workshop

National Institute of Technology, Warangal. (NITW)

Two Day NPTEL-NMEICT AWARENESS WORKSHOP31-08-2012 to 01-09-2012WorkshopNational Institute of Technology, Warangal. (NITW)



AuthorityProject Name
Project Cost

Year of sanction and status
SERB, DST FasttrackBioethanol Production from Cellulosic Biomass by immobilized yeast cells22.00 Lakhs



MHRDMHRD sponsored project for Curriculum Design and Development for Novel Separation Techniques as a part of Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes, intellectual calibers and research in e-learing under National Mission project on education through ICT.
7.0 Lakhs


(Course Released)

NITWIsolation, Screening and Characterization of suitable themophilic fungas species for the production of β-glucosidase.3.0 Lakhs



MHRDMHRD sponsored project for Curriculum Design and Development for Downstream Processing in Biotechnology as a part of Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes, intellectual calibers and research in e-learing under National Mission project on education through ICT.8.0 Lakhs


(Course Released)


Toxic trace metal removal from wastewater using biogenic manganese oxide in a packed bed bioreactor.

0.75 Lakhs





1. International travel award by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, for attending International Conference on Tissue Science and Engineering, (01-10-2012 to 03-10-2012), DoubleTree by by save net" href="#" data-mce-style="border: none !important; display: inline-block !important; text-indent: 0px !important; float: none !important; font-style: normal !important; font-variant: normal !important; font-weight: normal !important; font-size: 13px !important; line-height: 18.571430206298828px !important; font-family: Ubuntu, Tahoma, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important; height: auto !important; margin: 0px !important; min-height: 0px !important; min-width: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; vertical-align: baseline !important; width: auto !important; text-decoration: underline !important; background: transparent !important;" data-mce-href="#">Hilton"" Chicago-North Shore Conference Center 9599 Skokie Blvd Skokie, Chicago, Illinois 60077, USA.

2. "Young Faculty Award"  received from Venus International Foundation, Chennai. India. (http://venusinfo.org/fa15/narasimhulu.html).

 3."Young Scientist Award"  received from Venus International Foundation, Chennai. India.  on 19-12-2015.

Additional Responsibilities:


Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Head of the Department
  2. Faculty Coordinator for Alumni of Biotechnology Department



USA(Twice), Thailand, Australia, Dubai


Membership of Scientific/Societies/other Professional bodies:

  1.       Senior Member of Asia Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES).  Member No:  100878.
  2.       Life Member of  Biochemical Technology Society, Member No: 5346-2754-3178-1058.
  3.       Member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Member No. 161130.
  4.       Member of CASSS: An International Separation Science Society. ID No.35580084. 
  5.       Member of The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC). Member No.12333

Ph.D Supervision:


S.NoName of the ScholarYear of AdmissionQualificationDate  of completion
1Dr.P. ManasaDecember 2013

M.Tech (Biotechnology&Biochemical Engineering) (IIT Kharagpur)

B.Tech (Biotechnology)


2Dr.Paramjeet SarojDecember 2014




3Dr.Nisha GaurJuly 2015




4Ms.S.MounikaDecember 2017



5Mr. V.MallikarjunachariDecember 2020





Course Taught Previously




PHDs Supervised






Awards and Honors


Additional Responsibility