Prof. Kumar Pranav Narayan

Department of Biological Sciences

Liposomal Gene delivery system for targeted therapeutics and diagnostics of cancer, Use of Phyto-compound for the formulation of anti-cancer drugs, biofertilizer and biopesticide, Biodiversity of agriculturally important microorganisms
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India


Prof. Kumar Pranav Narayan is teacher and researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences since December 2008. He also served as Chief Warden of the campus for more than six years. He teaches various courses in programs like M.Sc. Biological Sciences & ME Biotechnology. He also teaches BITS BIOCON Certificate Program in Applied & Industrial Microbiology. He works in the area of cancer therapeutics using targeted drug/gene delivery system, plant-based adjuvants for vaccine & immunotherapies and the development of nutraceutical for cancer patients. Prof. Narayan has also worked in the field of agriculture microbiology for the development of inoculum for biofertilizer. Presently, he is using crop residues and waste/weed plants for the development of biopesticides. His research projects are funded by industry, as well as DBT, Govt. of India and internal funding from CHDR-BITS. He is also having active collaboration from reputed institution like CSIR-IICT Hyderabad, IIT Hyderabad, NIT Warangal and Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad.    

  • Life member of “Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)” (Registration no: 1595 – 2006)
  • Life member of “Chemical Biology Society (CBS)”
  • Life member of "The Society of Biological Chemists (India) SBC(I)"


May 2006 –Nov’ 2008: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lipid Science and Technology, CSIR -Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad in the field of targeted gene delivery for cancer therapeutics

July 2004 - April 2006: Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow in Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in the field of molecular biodiversity analysis of cyanobacterial germplasm

Sept’ 2004: Received Doctoral degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi under joint supervision of Dr. Y. D. Gaur, Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Dr. Arif Ali, Professor, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Sept’ 1997: Received M.Sc.(Ag) in Biochemistry, Graduated with First Class from Allahabad Agricultural Institute, (University of Allahabad) Naini, Allahabad

Nov’ 1994: Received B.Sc.(Ag) Hons, Graduated with First Class from R.B.S. College, Agra (Agra University, Agra)



  • Teaching
    • M.Sc. (Biological Sciences)
    • ME Biotechnology
    • BIOCON Certificate Programme (AIM)
  • Research
    • PhD Supervision
    • ME Dissertation
    • M.Sc. Thesis
  • Member of Senate
  • Chief Warden: BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus from March 2013 to 31st July 2019
  • Warden: Krishna Bhawan, Hyderabad Campus from Nov 2010 to 31st July 2019
  • Student Welfare Division (Nucleus Member): Nov 2010 to 31st July 2019
  • Admission Division (Nucleus Member): Jan 2009 to July 2013
  • Faculty-in-charge ‘Synapsis’ Association of Biological Sciences: Feb 2012 to Dec 2013
  • Departmental Research Committee (DRC): July 2013 to Nov.,2022 (member)  
  • Departmental Committee of Academics (DCA): Nov 2014 to May 2016 (Convener); Since Dec 2022 (member)
  • Faculty-in-charge "Student's Election commission: July 2014
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