Department Of Microbiology

INTRODUCTION TO DEPARTMENT :

The Microbiology Department was established in the year 1992. It has well spacious laboratories equipped with all infrastructure facilities provided to the students. Department has sophisticated instruments set ups, computers and internet facility as well as departmental library.
The department is providing undergraduate course in Microbiology. The syllabus of under graduate course of RTM Nagpur university, covers various topics like Microbial Physiology, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology and Advance techniques in Microbiology. Students are regularly assessed by internal assessment process like Writing and Power Point Presentations of the seminar, Unit Tests and Preliminary examination to make them to face the university examinations.
The Department has good collection of Text Books on Microbiology and other allied sciences. The students are regularly oriented by the visiting faculties of some renowned institutions like Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Central India Institute of Medical Sciences (CIIMS), Nagpur and Regional Centre of Organic Farming (RCOF), Govt. of India.
The Department regularly organise Guest Lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Competitions related to Microbiology subject to know the latest updates in the subject.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT :

  • Students are well acquainted with the subject by organizing study tours and exploring new developments in the Microbiology
  • Two B. Voc. Courses have been recently introduced. i.e. Industrial Waste Treatment Technology (IWTT) and Medical Laboratory and Molecular Diagnostic Technology (MLMDT) from academic session 2018-19 onwards.
  • In each academic year Two Days Workshop is organised on Immunology and Molecular Biology in association with Hi-Media Laboratory to provide hands on Skill and Knowledge on Immunology and Molecular Biology.
  • Centre for COP in Medical laboratory Technology.
  • Department is actively involved in the conducting activities under Microbiology Society of India. The purpose of the formation of society by students is to provide platform for them to explore their ideas related with subject. The society organizes various activities like Guest Lectures, Poster Competition, Rangoli competition etc. Students arrange guest lectures of eminent personalities in the field of Microbiology. This society helps to develop the leadership qualities among the student.
  • Microbiology department offers consultancy services in the field of surface active characterization of biosurfactant using tensiometer, antimicrobial activity of bioactive compounds.


COURSES :

University Syllabus of UG Microbiology B. Sc. All Semester Web link

https://www.nagpuruniversity.ac.in/links/Syllabus/UG /Faculty_of_Science/Syllabus_Of_B.Sc_Microbiology_Semester_Pattern2013.pdf


Faculty / Course SEM TNAME OF THE PAPER DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS
Theory Practical Internal
B. Sc.- I Sem-I P1- Fundamentals of Microbiology 50 30 10
P2- Basic Techniques in Microbiology 50 10
Sem-II P1- Microbial Diversity 50 30 10
P2- Food Microbiology & Milk Microbiology 50 10
B. Sc.- II Sem-III P1- Chemistry of Organic Constituents And Enzymology 50 30 10
P2-Industrial Microbiology 50 10
Sem-IV P1- Metabolism 50 30 10
P2-Applied Microbiology 50 10
B. Sc.- III Sem-V P1- Medical microbiology 50 30 10
P2-Molecular biology and bioinstrumentation 50 10
Sem-VI P1- Immunology 50 30 10
P2-Biotechnology 50 10
Research Areas :

  • Bioremediation and bioreclamation processing to degrade pesticides and insecticides.
  • Biosurfactant production using distillery waste and combination of other wastes..
  • Molecular characterization of Septicaemia causing organisms isolated from poultry birds

STUDENT- TEACHER ACHIEVEMENTS :

Sr. No. Academic Session Name of Activity Photographs
1. 2019-20 Dr. Prabhakar Bhandari, awarded with “Best Professor In Microbiology Studies” By Business School Affaire & Dewang Mehta National Education Awards celebrated its 27th Edition in 2019.This award is given by at hands of Nagpur Mayor, Hon’ble Nandaji Jichkar, and Dewang Mehta at Hotel Radisson Blu on 26th July 2019.
2. 2018-19 Dr. Mrs. Kirti V. Dubey recipient of Sandvik India Gender Awards -2018 under Academia category and received Rs. 500,000/- for a project on “Holistic Approach of an Academia Imparting Garment Construction and Embroidery Skill Developmental and Health Benefits to Women of Economically Weaker Section of the Society”
First Prize winner in Poster competition based on Microbiology theme organised by the Microbiologists Society of India, Students Unit MICROSEVA 2019 at the hands of Dr. Santosh Kasbekar, HOD Microbiology, DRB Sindhu Mv. Nagpur.
Second Prize winner in Poster competition based on Microbiology theme organised by the Microbiologists Society of India, Students Unit MICROSEVA 2019 at the hands of Dr. Pradip Tumane, Prof. PGTD Microbiology, RTMNU
Third Prize winner in Poster competition based on Microbiology theme organised by the Microbiologists Society of India, Students Unit MICROSEVA 2019 at the hands of Prof. Pravin Charde Principal, Sevadal M. Mv. Nagpur
3. 2017-18 First Cash prize winner of Rangoli Competition in MSI, Students Unit 2018 inaugurated by Dr. A. M. Deshmukh on 31st Jan 2018.
Second Cash prize winner of Rangoli Competition in MSI, Students Unit 2018 at the hands of Dr. A. M. Deshmukh on 31st Jan 2018
Third Cash prize winner of Rangoli Competition in MSI, Students Unit 2018 at the hands of Prof. Pravin Charde, Principal on 31st Jan 2018
RESEARCH PROJECTS :

Sr. No. Name of the Investigator Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Status Amount Sanctioned Minor/Major
1. Dr. P. R. Bhandari Impact of Pesticide and Insecticide on Microbial Status of Chilli Fields at Bhiwapur, District Nagpur UGC Completed 80,000/- Minor
2. Mrs. S. R. Nimbarte (PI) Molecular characterization of septicaemia causing organism isolated from poultry birds UGC Completed 105,000/- Minor
3. Mrs. Seema Nimbarte Detrimental Effect of Mining Effluent on groundwater Quality of East Umrer, Vidharbha (Co-inv) UGC Completed 120,000/- Minor
4. Dr. Mrs. K. V. Dubey (PI) Holistic Approach of an Academia Imparting Garment Construction and Embroidery Skill Developmental and Health Benefits to Women of Economically Weaker Section of the Society. Sandvik Asia Private Ltd, Pune. Completed Rs.5.025 (lakhs) Extension Project
5. Dr. Mrs. K. V. Dubey (PI) “Studies on Development of Nutritive Rhizosphere at Gorewada Forest and Reservoir, Nagpur (M.S.) using Biotechnological Process of Soil Augmentation” Director, Gorewada Forests & Reservoir, Govt. of Maharashtra, Nagpur Completed 100,000/- Consultancy Project
6. Dr. Mrs. K. V. Dubey (Co-inv) “Bioaugmentation Process of using microbial cultures and their surfactants for removal of heavy metals form contaminated soil” UGC Completed 7,60,700/- Major
7. Dr. Mrs. K. V. Dubey (PI) “Strategies for Biosurfactant Production by using combination of Distillery Wastes with other Industrial Wastes” UGC Completed 10,02,800/- Major
LABORATORY FACILITY :


Area of Laboratory Microbiology Department 103.25 Sq. Mt
Research Laboratory (68.83+85.57)= 154.4
Staff Room (PI) 13.95
Instruments available in the Microbiology Dept.
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS/GUEST LECTURES ORGANISED :

Sr. No. Academic Session Workshops/seminars/guest lectures organised Photographs
1. 2019-20 Department organised guest lecture on ‘Benefits of wheatgrass juice on health’. Given by Shri Ghatate on 27th Jan-2020
Haemoglobin detection camp organized for the students, on 23rd Jan 2020
‘Two Days Workshop’ organised on Immunology and Molecular Biology in association with Hi-Media Laboratory Mumbai, on 23rd & 24th Sept. 2019
2. 2018-19 ‘Two Days Workshop’ organised on Immunology and Molecular Biology in association with Hi-Media Laboratory Mumbai, on 28th &29th Sept-2018
3. 2017-18 ‘Two Days Workshop’ organised on Immunology and Molecular Biology in association with Hi-Media Laboratory Mumbai, on 18th &19th December-2017
Guest Lecture on Metabolism By Dr. Kunal Roychoudhury HOD Microbiology, S K Porwal College, Kamptee on 2nd Jan 2018
Guest Lecture on Learning Science Creatively with Fun by Dr. Janchai Bangkok Thailand on 11th July 2017
TEACHING FACULTY MEMBERS :

Sr. No. Name of Faculty Member Qualification Designation Work Experience (in years) Research Areas
1. Dr. P. R. Bhandari M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., MBA, LLB, BMC Assistant Professor & HOD 23 Yrs. Medical and Environmental, Applied Microbiology
2. Mrs. S. R. Nimbarte M.Sc., M.Phil. Assistant Professor 22 Yrs. Applied and Molecular Microbiology
3. Dr. Mrs. K. V. Dubey M.Sc., Ph.D. Associate Professor 13 yrs . Environmental Microbiology

NON-TEACHING STAFF :

Mr. Raju I. Nachankar

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: INDUSTRIAL VISIT, COMPETITIONS ETC :

Sr. No. Academic Session Industrial visit, Competitions Photographs
1. 2020-21 Report of International Conference (Virtual Webinar) on ‘RECENT TRENDS IN SCENCE & TECHNOLOGY’
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2. 2019-20 Report of Workshop on ‘Molecular Biology and Immunology’ on 23rd & 24th September 2019
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Report on Installation of Microbiologist Students Unit- Microseva-2019-20
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Rangoli Competition: Theme ‘Immunology’ on 20th September 2019
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3. 2018-19 Poster competition based on Microbiology theme organised by the Microbiologists Society of India Students Unit MICROSEVA 2019.
Report on Installation of Microbiologist Students Unit- Microseva-2018-19 & Poster Competition: Theme ‘Microbiology and Biotechnology’ on 6 th February 2019
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Adventure Camp at Mohgaon Zilpi, on 31st January 2019
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Dinshaw’s Ice Cream Factory industrial visit, on 9th January 2019
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2018-19 Report of Workshop on ‘Molecular Biology and Immunology’ on 28th & 29th September 2018
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4. 2017-18 MSI Students Unit 2018 inaugurated by Dr. A. M. Deshmukh and having Rangoli Competition on 31st Jan 2018
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Educational Tour at Vedant Valley, Methirji Tahsil, Karanja, Near Khondhali, Maharashtra 442203 on 23rd Jan 2018
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Report of Workshop on Molecular Biology, Immunology and PCR on 18th & 19th December 2017
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2017-18 Educational Tour at
1. Dinshaw’s Ice cream factory & Dinshaw’s Dairy Food Ltd. Butibori, Nagpur.
2. Coco Cola Factory, MIDC, Butibori, Nagpur. on 8th Sep 2017
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5. 2016-17 Report of Workshop on ‘Molecular Biology & Immunology’ on 23rd & 24th October 2016
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Educational Tour at ICAR - Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur & CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIRNEERI), Nagpur on 5th October 2016
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2016-17 Vedant Valley
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RESEARCH PAPERS :

Sr. No. Name of the Teacher National/ International
1. Dr. P. R. Bhandari 22
2. Mrs. S. R. Nimbarte 22
3. Dr. Mrs. K. V. Dubey 45
DEPARTMENT REPOSITORY :

Sr. No. Name of the Teacher E-learning Material
1. Dr. P. R. Bhandari
2. Mrs. S. R. Nimbarte
3. Dr. Mrs. K. V. Dubey
PHOTOS :

Sr. No. Activity Group Photo
1. Adventure Excursion Tour at Zilpi Mohgaon Session 2018-19
2. Industrial Visit at Dinshaw’s Factory, MIDC, Nagpur session 2018-19
3. Visit to Coca Cola Factory MIDC, Nagpur 2017-18 Session
CONTACTS :

Dr. Prabhakar R. Bhandari

Assistant Professor & Head,

Department of Microbiology

Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur.

Mobile No. : +91-94221-20447

Email: prbhandari02@gmail.com

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