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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  40 years of its fruitful existence in 2015  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 2015-2016 M.Sc. semester pattern with choice based credit system (CBCS) is being introduced having 12 theory papers with two elective paper and with two foundation course, 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 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) Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) starts from 2015-2016
PhD by Research – Essential Requirement. PET PASS

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. CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM IN MICROBIOLOGY SUBJECT, RASHTRASANT TUKADOJI MAHARAJ NAGPUR UNIVERSITY, NAGPUR (M.S.) INDIA

SEMESTER – I (THEORY)

     
Paper-I       MB1-T001 MICROBIAL METABOLISM (MM)
Paper-II   MB1-T002 ENZYMOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES (ET)
Paper-III    MB1-T003 ADVANCE TECHNIQUES IN MICROBIOLOGY (ATM)
Paper-IV MB1-T004 MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION (MSST)
 

PRACTICALS

     
PRACTICAL - I MB1-LAB1
PRACTICAL - II MB1-LAB2

SEMESTER – II (THEORY)

     
Paper-I       MB2-T005 MICROBIAL METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT (MMEM)
Paper-II   MB2-T006 MICROBIAL METABOLITES (MMT)
Paper-III    MB2-T007 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY (MMP)
Paper-IV MB2-T008 IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS (IID)
 

PRACTICALS

     
PRACTICAL - III MB2-LAB3
PRACTICAL - IV MB2-LAB4

SEMESTER – III CORE PAPER: -

     
Paper-I       MB3-T009 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (MBG)
Paper-II   MB3-T010 RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY AND
NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY (RDTN)

ELECTIVE PAPER:--

         
Paper-III       MB3-T011 ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: - 1) MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY (MDEE) 2) BIOINFORMATICS (BIF) 3) DRUGS, VACCINES AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS (DVD)
Paper-IV  MB3-T012 FOUNDATION COURSE    
 

PRACTICALS

        
PRACTICAL - V MB3-LAB5     
PRACTICAL - VI MB3-LAB 6     

SEMESTER – IV CORE PAPER: -

     
Paper-I       MB4-T013 VIROLOGY (VIR)
Paper-II   MB3-T014 MICROBIAL FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY (MFT)
Paper-III       MB3-T015 ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: - 1) MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY (MDEE) 2) BIOINFORMATICS (BIF) 3) DRUGS, VACCINES AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS (DVD)
 

PRACTICALS

         
PRACTICAL - VII MB4-LAB7    
PROJECT WORK MB4-PROJ     

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FACULTY PROFILE

Name : Dr. P. M. Tumane
Designation :
Professor & Head
Qualification : M.Sc., PhD
Specialization : Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Contact No. 09850349985
Email :  pmtumane@yahoo.com

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TOTAL RESEARCH PAPER PUBLISHED BY Dr. P. M. TUMANE : 58 Nos. 

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. 7,58,406/-

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
Professor & Head
P.G. Department of Microbiology                            

Phone No.  :     0712-2536223, 0712-2545781

Mobile No.  :    09850349985
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University                              
L. I. T. Premises                                                         
NAGPUR 440 033 (M.S.) India

E-mail :    pmtumane@yahoo.com                                

 

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