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P. G. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
RASHTRASANT TUKADOJI MAHARAJ NAGPUR UNIVERSITY
L. I. T. Premises, Mahatama Gandhi Marg
NAGPUR - 440 033 (M.S.) INDIA
 

About
 

The Post-Graduate Department of Microbiology, established in 1975 from the Golden jubilee celebration fund of R. T. M. Nagpur University, completed  38 years of its fruitful existence in 2013  A.D. The mandate was to impart Post-Graduate education i.e. M.Sc. degree course programme incorporated with eight theory papers & four practicals. in regard to Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Chemistry and Metabolism, Microbial Enzymology, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology and  also to conduct applied and strategic research in the areas of microbiology related to environment, agriculture, industry and medical sectors, in the backward region of Maharashtra state in particular and country as a whole in general. During these years, the Department of Microbiology has continued to promote and upgrade the knowledge of students, teachers & members of different social & cultural organisations with the recent developments. The intake capacity of students at M.Sc. Part I level has increased from 6 in 1975 to 23 till date. From the session 2012-2013 M.Sc. semester pattern is being introduced having 16 theory papers, 7 practicals, one project work and one seminar/Journal club/Assignment. The Department has taken special interest in encouraging the students and teachers to take up pure, applied & strategic Ph.D. research programmes at local and national level, to restore the environmental quality and the development of indigenous microbial technology. More than 67 students have been awarded Ph.D. degrees so far since the inception of the Department. Several students of this Department have been gainfully employed & are working in several leading national & international laboratories, industries, research institutions and colleges. The research and development activities in the field of Microbial Biotechnology in this backward region have been strengthened through the establishment of R & D Centre - Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology Cetnre, with the financial assistance of Rs. 11 lacs in 1995 initially through an NGO (RVK, New Delhi). The major emphasis has been on the use of proven low - cost ecofriendly bioproducts, process development, use of local & national languages with the proposed programme, transfer of technology in the form of Biopesticides & Biofertilizers to the tribal, rural & semi-urban areas for its use in agriculture, health care & environmental protection. Special R & D Projects amounting Rs. 2,15,20,203/- sanctioned by the various funding agencies of Govt. of India such as DBT, DST,  Ministry of Sci. & Tech.; ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture; DNES, Ministry of Energy  & NGOs were undertaken by the expert personnel of the Department & were completed successfully. These include biodegradation of pollutants, anaerobic digestion, extraction procedure of limonine, debittering of orange juice by enzyme, Microbial production of PHB, bioreclamation of barren/wasteland, bioleaching of phosphorus from Manganese ore, use of biofertilizers, use of biopesticides in aquaculture bodies, medical sector and in cereal crop cultivation.
 

 

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Courses
M.Sc. (Microbiology) Semester Pattern (Four Semesters)
PhD by Research – Essential Requirement. PET PASS (NET/SET Pass Student Exempted)

Intake Capacity of Student in M.Sc. Part-I (Semester - I)    23 Nos.
 


 

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Specializations

General (Environmental, Molecular Biology, Virology, Immunology, Medical & Industrial Microbiology)

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Admissions

Admissions

(Eligibility, General Procedure)
For Admission to M.Sc. Part-I (Semester - I) Course in Microbiology the candidate must have passed the B.Sc. Examination with Microbiology/Biotechnology subjects. Candidates are admitted on merit basis i.e. aggregate in B.Sc. Exam and Class wise (B.Sc. I, II & III) marks obtained in the subject in which admission being sought.
 

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Syllabus outline:


SYLLABUS
FOR
M.Sc. SEMESTER PATTERN IN MICROBIOLOGY SUBJECT, RASHTRASANT TUKADOJI MAHARAJ NAGPUR UNIVERSITY,
NAGPUR (M.S.) INDIA

SEMESTER I (THEORY)

      MARKS
Paper-I       MB1-T001 MICROBIAL DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION (MDE) 100
Paper-II   MB1-T002 MICROBIAL METABOLISM (MM) 100
Paper-III    MB1-T003 ENZYMOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES (ET) 100
Paper-IV MB1-T004 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY (ME) 100
 

PRACTICALS

      MARKS
PRACTICAL - I MB1-LAB1 80-20
PRACTICAL - II MB1-LAB2 80-20
SEMINAR   MB1-INT1   25

SEMESTER II (THEORY)

      MARKS
Paper-I       MB2-T005 ADVANCE TECHNIQUES IN MICROBIOLOGY (ATM) 100
Paper-II   MB2-T006 MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION (MSST) 100
Paper-III    MB2-T007 MICROBIAL METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT (MMEM) 100
Paper-IV MB2-T008 MICROBIAL METABOLITES (MMT) 100
 

PRACTICALS

      MARKS
PRACTICAL - III MB2-LAB3 80-20
PRACTICAL - IV MB2-LAB4 80-20
SEMINAR / MB2-INT2 20
JOURNAL CLUB /
ASSIGNMENTS
MB2-INT2   25

SEMESTER III (THEORY)

      MARKS
Paper-I       MB3-T009 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY (MMP) 100
Paper-II   MB3-T010 IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS (IID) 100
Paper-III    MB4-T011 BIOINFORMATICS (BIF) 100
Paper-IV MB4-T012 MICROBIAL FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY (MFT) 100
 

PRACTICALS

      MARKS
PRACTICAL - V MB3-LAB5 80-20
PRACTICAL - VI MB3-LAB 6 80-20
SEMINAR MB3-INT3   25

SEMESTER IV (THEORY)

      MARKS
Paper-I       MB4-T013 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (MBG) 100
Paper-II   MB3-T014 VIROLOGY (VIR) 100
Paper-III    MB3-T015 DRUGS, VACCINES AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS (DVD) 100
Paper-IV MB4-T016 RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY (RDT) 100
 

PRACTICALS

      MARKS
PRACTICAL - VII MB4-LAB7 80-20
PROJECT WORK MB4-PROJ 80-20
SEMINAR MB4-INT4   25

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FACULTY PROFILE

Name : Dr.  S. U. Meshram ++
Designation :
Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., PhD., Post-Doctorate (IAC), Holland
Specialization : Environmental & Agricultural Microbial Biotechnology, Molecular Genetic Engineering
 
Name : Dr. P. M. Tumane
Designation :
Associate Professor & Head
Qualification : M.Sc., PhD
Specialization : Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Contact No. 09850349985
Email :  pmtumane@yahoo.com

++Prof. Sudhir U. Meshram is on lien

 

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TOTAL RESEARCH PAPER PUBLISHED BY Dr. P. M. TUMANE : 46 Nos.

 

R&D Research Project Completed this year (2011-2014):

Sr. No.

Title of R&D Project

Investigator in-Charge/ Co-ordinator

Total grants Sanctioned

Date of commencement

Date of completion

1)

In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Medicinal Plant Against Clinical Isolates From Wound  Infections”  (Sponsored by UGC, Govt. of India, New Delhi)

Dr. P. M. Tumane
(Principal Investigator)

Rs. 6,56,300/-

2011

31st January, 2014

2)

“Study of Prevalence of hepatocellular damage due to DOTS therapy among tuberculosis patients of Nagpur City DOTS Centres”

Dr. P. M. Tumane
(Co- Investigator)

Rs. 6,99,300/-

2011

31st January, 2014

Head of the Department:
Dr. P. M. Tumane
Associate Professor & Head
P.G. Department of Microbiology                             Phone No.  :     0712-2536223
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University                              0712-2545781
L. I. T. Premises                                                          Mobile No.  :    09850349985
NAGPUR 440 033 (M.S.) India                                 E-mail          :    pmtumane@yahoo.com

 

 




 

 

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