Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
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Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Year of establishment: 2011
UGC Sanctioned Course

Last date for issue and submission of application form – 26-06-2012

Name : Dr. T. SRINIVASU M.Sc., Ph.D., FBS
Designation : Professor & Head, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
RTM Nagpur Univ., Amravati Road, Nagpur-440033 (MS).
Telephone : 0712- 2500088
Fax : 0712- 2500088
Mobile : 09923797732
E-Mail : dr_srinivasu_t@hotmail.com

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Courses Offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.(will start soon)
M.Sc. Course:
2 years (Credit based - 4 semesters)
No. of seats: 30 (one seat for other Univ. within Maharashtra and one seat for outside Maharashtra).

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Eligibility: B.Sc. from any branch of Life sciences/Biosciences (Botany Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Life sciences, Microbiology, Zoology etc.), Agricultural sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary sciences.
 

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Admission Procedure: As per Univ. Rules (on merit basis)
Date of Admission: Visit Univ. Website for opening & closing of admission.
 

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Syllabus:

Semester I

Semester I 30 Credits
CELL BIOLOGY (PROKARYOTES AND EUKARYOTES) 4
BASIC BIOCHEMISTRY 4
PRACTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES 4
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY I 4
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY II 4
PRACTICAL I : BASED ON COURSE : I, II & III 5
PRACTICAL II : BASED ON COURSE : IV & V 5

Semester II

Semester II 30 Credits
ENZYME TECHNOLOGY 4
RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY I 4
RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY II 4
IPR, BIOSAFETY, BIOETHICS AND ENTERPRENEURSHIP 4
IMMUNOLOGY 4
PRACTICAL III – 6 & 10 5
PRACTICAL IV – 7,8, & 9 5

Semester III

Semester III 30 Credits
BIOINFORMATICS AND DATA MINING 4
BIOSTATISTICS, LABORATORY MANAGEMENT & SAFETY 4
PLANT GENETIC ENGINEERING 4
ANIMAL GENETIC ENGINEERING 4
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF GENETIC ENGINEERING 4
PRACTICAL V: COURSE XI – XII 5
PRACTICAL VI : COURSE XIII-XV 5

Semester IV

Semester IV 10 Credits
SEMINAR (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT) 2
PROJECT (EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT) 8

 

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Areas of Research Interest of faculty:
Mutation breeding of oil crops
Molecular Taxonomy & Phylogeny;
Medicinal & Economically important plant identification on molecular (DNA sequences) basis Tissue culture

On going project: Use of ITS nr DNA sequencing technique as a diagnostic tool for authentic identification of medicinal plants

Involved in other Departmental Activities:

UGC- SAP (DRS-I): Electronic herbarium and digital database preparation of Vidharba region (First Phase -Nagpur district)
DNA sequencing of economically important plants of Vidharba.

DNA Sequence submission to GenBank :

Name of the organism Accession No
Phyllanthus fraternus ITS1 EU580527
Phyllanthus fraternus 5.8S EU580528
Phyllanthus fraternus ITS2 EU580529
Phyllanthus tenellus ITS1 EU580530
Phyllanthus tenellus 5.8S EU580531
Phyllanthus tenellus ITS2 EU580532
Hygrophila ringens ITS1 EU621916
Hygrophila ringens 5.8S EU621917
Hygrophila ringens ITS2 EU621918
Hygrophila schulli (ITS 1, 5.8S, ITS 2) EU489060

Lectures Delivered: 21
Books Published & Edited: 4
Professional Societies: 3 life + 7 annual memberships
Chaired paper presentation sessions in Conf.:6

Training programmes: Various extraction & isolation methods of DNA from plant Materials PCR Amplification of DNA samples by using primers. Use of bioinformatics tools such as BLAST, MSA, Molecular Phylogenic tree, etc.

Workshops: one week training workshop to be started soon.

Infrastructure facilities:

  • Microfuge
  • Water purification system
  • Autoclave
  • Incubator
  • Laboratory Oven
  • BOD Incubator
  • Orbital Shaker cum incubator
  • Laminar Air Flow
  • Freeze dryer (Lyophilizer) with speed vacumm concentrators
  • Gel documentation
  • -86 0C freezer –upright with storage racks for 2’ and 3 ‘ boxes for storage
  • -20) C deep freezer
  • Gradient PCR system
  • Electronic semi-micro-analytic balance
  • UV-visible spectrophotometer (double beam)
  • Vertical Gel electrophoresis apparatus
  • Horizontal gel electrophoresis apparatus
  • Microwave oven
  • Air Conditioners labs
  • Cryo-can
  • Uv transilluinator
  • Digital Camera
  • Fridge
  • Electric bead Sterilizer
  • Homogenizer
  • Pipette Controller
  • Cooling Incubator
  • Digital Magnetic stirrer with heating
  • Micropipettes
  • Inclined 3600 monocular microscopes
  • pH meters
  • Water bath cooling
  • Electro-blotting Mini System
  • Single Top pan balance
  • Inverted tissue culture Trinocular microscope with digital photography attachment
  • ELISA/microplate Reader
  • Microplate Washer
  • Micro LED' – Fluorescence microscope with photographic equipment
  • Haemocytometer
  • Ultrasonicator
  • Air purifier
  • Hot water bath
  • 3D TV
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Projectors (Wire & wireless)
  • Multimedia facilities for teaching & res.
  • Laser printers
  • Digital & online digital Xerox facilities
  • Online & hard copy journals

Visiting Faculty:

  • Dr. Jadhav A G
  • Dr. Nandkar P.B.
  • Dr. Thakre R.P.
  • Dr .Wadher, B. J.
  • Dr Aqueel Khan
  • Dr Bandopadhya, S. S.
  • Dr Shastri, N.V.
  • Dr Mandakini Patil
  • Dr. Nirmal Nath
  • Dr. Komawar, S
  • Dr. Balasubramani G
  • Dr. Tapan Chakravarti
  • Dr. Dongre, A.
  • Dr. Manoj Phalak
  • Dr. Chaturvedi, A.
  • Dr. Rajpal Singh K.
  • Dr Khaparde, M V
  • Dr Wanjare N M
  • Dr. Pravin Naoghare
  • Dr Nandeshwar,S. B.
  • Dr. Khurad, A. M.
  • Dr. Vinay Tule
  • Dr. Rai, M.M.
  • Dr Singhal Vikas

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ADMISSION NOTICE

All the aspiring candidates seeking admission in M.Sc. Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering subject are hereby informed that follow the given instruction as mentioned below.

  1. Pay Rs. 20/- at University Cash Counter
  2. Show receipt and collect application form with prospectus from Botany dept library
  3. Pay registration fees at University Cash Counter
  4. Submit duly filled application form with registration fees receipt
  5. The last date for purchasing application form and prospectus and submission of duly filled form will be 26-06-2012.
  6. The General merit list of the candidate will be displayed on
    28-06-2012 .
  7. Please bring to the notice of the Head of the department, if any discrepancies are seen on 29-06-2012 before 5.00 pm .
  8. Final merit list of the candidate, who seek admission will be displayed on notice board on 30-06-2012
  9. Pl. see rules of admission in the prospectus given by the Univ.
     
  • First round of admission: 03-07-2012
     
  • Second round of admission: 06-07-2012
    (if any vacancies exist)
     
  • Final round of admission: 10-07-2012
    (if any vacancies exist)
    & Out of university quota admission
     

 

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