In addition to the above mentioned under graduate courses the department has offered courses in Microbiology to students of B.Sc. (Biophysics) and B.Sc. (Seed Technology) and Fundamentals of Microbiology to B.Sc. (Biotechnology). The department has rendered assistance in practical training to students M.Sc. (Zoology), Nizam College and B.Tech. (Biotechnology) of BVRIT College.The Microbiology curriculum is offered in the semester pattern spread over three years with two semesters per year. The papers include: General Microbiology, Virology& Microbial physiology, Molecular Biology & Microbial Genetics, Immunology and Antimicrobial Agents, Microbial Biotechnology I & II, Food and Agricultural Microbiology and Medical Microbiology.
The department has received UGC-BSRG grant in 2007-08, which was utilized for the strengthening of lab facilities .The department has also received financial assistance from DBT during 2009-10 under Star Status Scheme. The department has established a well sophisticated lab with the major grants from UGC-BSRG, DBT, allocated funds from CPE-XI plan, 12B, annual Autonomy grant and Self-Finance grant etc.Vision
A centre of excellence for learning in Microbiology and to provide education for graduate student with quality, morality, perform research and laboratory service with excellence
The mission of the Department of Microbiology is to educate and train students in the discipline of Microbiology and to expand the body of knowledge of this scientific field through research projects. The specific goals of the Department are to:
- Offer course to enhance the intellectual foundation and preparation of students for life in a complex, dynamic technological world
- Prepare students with in-depth knowledge and research skills for professional careers in Microbiology;
- Enhance opportunities for research and scholarship for faculty members as well as undergraduate and graduate students
- Preserve, add to, evaluate, and transmit knowledge in the field of Microbiology; andServe society by promoting science.
|Dr.Chand Pasha,M.Sc. Ph.D
Assistant Professor and Head
Dr Chand Pasha, born in March 1975, hails from Nizamabad district of Telangana State. Completed Master's and Doctoral degree in Microbiology from Osmania University. Completed Patent Course from Nalsar University of Law Hyderabad. Dr. Chand Pasha is involved in protein engineering in UGC, DST, TIFAC and DBT projects. Constructed in-house vector for yeast surface display of proteins. Three cellulases (endocellulase, Cellobiohydrolase. Beta-glucosidase) were engineered & cloned in developed vector under Gal promoter and maximum surface display was achieved. Completed PhD in the area of yeast molecular biology. During this period evaluated the molecular mechanism of thermal stress tolerance, developed high cellulase producing fungal strain, and pentose utilizing fusant yeast strain for ethanol production also developed a economically viable laboratory process for ethanol production. Established Cordyceps militaris and C. sinensis cultivation facility at Nizam College.
|Dr Anju Nitin Rajan,M.Sc, Ph.D
Assistant Professor (Part-Time)
Dr. Anju Nititn Rajan, completed Masters and Doctorate In Microbiology from Nagpur University. During her doctorate has worked for diagnosis of tuberculosis in Central India Institute of Medical Sciences , Nagpur. Worked as DBT fellow in 2003-2004 for development of Kit for diagnosis of M Tb. PhD work was about Significance of 65kD HSp in diagnosis of tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis. Antibody extraction and characterization. 11 research publications , 5 in International Journals.