International Symposium on New Perspectives in Modern Biotechnology was organised by Society for Applied Biotechnology, 23-25th March 2015 at Pondicherry (Puducherry) . Dr. Narendran presented a paper entitled “Production of marker-free transgenic okra expressing cry1Ac gene” authored by Satish Deole, Narendran M., Bharat Char and Usha Zehr. This presentation was selected for the best paper award in plant biotech section. The symposium was inaugurated by Shri. N. Rangaswamy, the Chief Minister of Pondicherry.