DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The department has its inception in 1986 with an intake of 25 students at undergraduate level. The objective of the department is to inculcate values and impart state-of-the-art training to budding microbiologists so that they can be easily absorbed or become entrepreneurs.  

Microbiology was offered with Botany or Zoology and Chemistry. It was expanded to the Post Graduate Level in the Year 2001, with an intake of 14 students. In the district, this is the only department having PG program. Department offers two UGC sponsored career oriented programs. The Department of Biotechnology (Established in 2006) is solely managed by Department of Microbiology and Department of Food Processing and Engineering was managed by the department from 2014 to 2016 

ACADEMICS

The Department runs three years B. Sc. Degree with six semesters, two years M.Sc. degree course spread over four semesters.

 

Sr. NoProgramme
Level

Name of the
Programme/
Course
DurationEntry Qualification
Sanctioned
Student
Strength
PatternSubject combinations
01Under
Graduate
B.Sc.6 SemesterH.S.S.C.-Semester
02Post
Graduate
M.Sc.
4 SemesterB.Sc.20+2CBCS-
PhotoName of FacultyDesignationQualificationContact
Prof, Sanjay P. Timande
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Asstt. Prof. & HODM.Sc.
Prof. D. A. Chouhan
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Assistant Professor M.Sc., DMLT, NET, GATE
Dr. Ms. Sandhya D. Tambekar
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Assistant Professor M.Sc., M. Phil, PhD
Dr. Sneha S. Jaiswal
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Assistant Professor M.Sc., NET, GATE, PhD
DEPARTMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Well Equipped Laboratories

UGC SPONSORED MINOR RESEARCH PROJECTS: 

 

  • Quality of rivers of Bhandara District 
  • Production of mold xylanase by lignocellulosic waste fermentation 
  • Study on solid state bioprocessing of rice mill byproducts for food grade enzyme production 
  • Economic production of Nisin from whey and fish waste using Lactococcus species. 

VISITS OF DIGNITARIES 

Dr. Vilas Sapkal  Ex. Vice Chancellor, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur 
Dr. S. L. Govindwar,   Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology. 
Dr. Prof. Parvin Sinclair   Pro. Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University and Director of NCERT.  
Dr. Vaidya   Scientist E II and Head, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division, NEERI, Nagpur 
Dr. Dilip B. Boralkar   Ex-Member secretary, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board  
Shri. M. G. Chandrikapure  Superintendent; Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Maharashtra.  
Dr. Rajpal Singh Kashyap   Senior research consultant, CIIMS, Nagpur.  
Dr. Prof. V. C. Kalia   Chief Scientist, CSIR Institute of Genomics, New. Delhi.  
Dr. Hemant Purohit   Head, Division of Environmental Genomics, NEERI, Nagpur.  
Dr. Mrs. Vijayakumari   Principal Scientist, NRCC, Nagpur.  

 

UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINARS: 

2ndFeb, 2003   Two day’s national seminar on Impact of environmental pollution on biosphere and its control  
3 rd Feb, 2007   One day national seminar on Role of biotechnology in waste water management.  
3rdJan , 2009   National seminar on Plant tissue culture : Techniques and applications in plant improvement  
nd Feb, 2012   National seminar on Technological Options for Sustainable Solid Waste Management.  
3rdJan, 2013   National seminar on Molecular biology techniques: concepts and applications  
27thDec, 2016   National seminar on Environmental Security  

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