Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Formerly known as nagpur university. Accredited with grade A by NACC

Department of Microbiology


About us

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

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The Post-Graduate Department of Microbiology, established in 1975 from the Golden jubilee celebration fund of R. T.M. Nagpur University, completed 44 years of its fruitful existence in 2019 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 organizations with the recent developments. The intake capacity of students at M.Sc. Part I level has increased from 6 in 1975 to 30 till date. From the session 2015-2016 M.Sc. semester pattern with choice based credit system (CBCS) was introduced. 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 79 students have been awarded Ph.D. degrees 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 Centre, 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. Research and development of new antimicrobial drug due to high emergence of multiple drug resistant (MDR) bacteria for human welfare is currently in progress.
 

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Courses

- M.Sc. (Microbiology) Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) starts from 2015-2016 (Four Semesters)
- PhD by Research – Essential Requirement. PET Examination Pass

Syllabus outline:

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

Syllabus outline
Syllabus for Semester I

SEMESTER – I (THEORY)

CORE PAPER :-     MARKS
Paper-I       1T1 MICROBIAL METABOLISM (MM) 80 + 20
Paper-II   1T2 ENZYMOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES (ET) 80 + 20
Paper-III    1T3 ADVANCE TECHNIQUES IN MICROBIOLOGY (ATM) 80 + 20
Paper-IV 1T4 MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION (MSST) 80 + 20
 

PRACTICALS

PRACTICAL-I 1P1   100
PRACTICAL-II 1P2 100
SEMINAR 1S1 25
Syllabus for Semester II

SEMESTER – II

CORE PAPER :-     MARKS
Paper-I       2T1 MICROBIAL METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT (MMEM) 80 + 20
Paper-II   2T2 MICROBIAL METABOLITES (MMT) 80 + 20
Paper-III    2T3 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY (MMP) 80 + 20
Paper-IV 2T4 IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS (IID) 80 + 20
 

PRACTICALS

PRACTICAL-III 2P1   100
PRACTICAL-IV 2P2 100
SEMINAR 2S1 25
Syllabus for Semester III

SEMESTER – III

CORE PAPER :-     MARKS
Paper-I       3T1 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (MBG) 80 + 20
Paper-II   3T2 RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY AND NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY (RDTN) 80 + 20
 
ELECTIVE PAPER :-   
PAPER-III 3T3 ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: -
1) MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY (MDEE) – 1 80 + 20
2) BIOINFORMATICS (BIF) - 1 80 + 20
 
FOUNDATION COURSE - 1 :
PAPER-IV 3T4 ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: -
1) GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (GM)
(To be opted by students of other subjects only)
80 + 20
 

OR

 
CORE (SUBJECT CENTRIC) :
2) DRUG AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT (DDM)
(To be opted by students of Microbiology only)
80 + 20
 

PRACTICALS

PRACTICAL-V 3P1 100
PRACTICAL-VI 3P2 100
SEMINAR 3S1 25
Syllabus for Semester IV

SEMESTER – IV

CORE PAPER :-     MARKS
Paper-I       4T1 VIROLOGY (VIR) 80 + 20
Paper-II   4T2 MICROBIAL FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY (MFT) 80 + 20
 
ELECTIVE PAPER :-   
PAPER-III 4T3 ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: -
1) MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY (MDEE) – 2 80 + 20
2) BIOINFORMATICS (BIF) - 2 80 + 20
 
FOUNDATION COURSE - 2 :
PAPER-IV 4T4 ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: -
1) ADVANCE MICROBIOLOGY (AM)
(To be opted by students of other subjects only)
80 + 20
 

OR

 
CORE (SUBJECT CENTRIC) :
2) VACCINES AND DELIVERY SYSTEM (VDS)
(To be opted by students of Microbiology only)
80 + 20
 

PRACTICALS

PRACTICAL-VII 4P1 100
PROJECT WORK PROJ 100
SEMINAR 4S1 25

Calendar of Activities:

The activity of admission of students, schedule of theory and practical classes conducted as per R.T.M. Nagpur University calendar.

Admission

Intake Capacity of Student in M.Sc. Part-I: 30 Nos.

(Eligibility, General Procedure):
For Admission to M.Sc. Part-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.  

Faculty

Dr. Pradeep M. Tumane

Pradeep M. Tumane

Present Position : Professor & Head,
                               P. G. Department of Microbiology
                               Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
                               L.I.T. Premises, Amravati Road
                               NAGPUR – 440 033 (M.S.) India

Experience : : 

  1. Total Teaching Experience : 23 Years

  2. Experience of Guiding Research at Doctoral Level :
    1. Number of student awarded Ph.D. Degree - 05
    2. Number of students registered Ph.D. Degree - 02

  3. Research Experience : 23 years
    1. Number of papers published in reputed journals - 74
    2. Number of Impact Factor papers - 36
    3. Number of Research papers citated - 07
    4. Number of students guided for M.Phil. projects - 02
    5. Number of students guided for M.Sc. projects / dissertation - 160

  4. National as well as International Conferences / Symposia / Seminars attended :
    1. National and International - more than 55

  5. Completed Research Project :
    Sponsored Major R & D Project :
    1. Principle Investigator of UGC Sponsored Major Research Project, P. G. Department of Microbiology, R.T.M.N.U. Nagpur amounting Rs. 8,80,300/- (2011-2014).
    2. Co-Investigator of UGC Sponsored Major Research Project, P.G. Department of Biochemistry R.T.M.N.U Nagpur amounting Rs. 8,79,300/- (2011-2014).

  6. Academic Experience:
    1. Chairman,Board of Studies (Microbiology), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.
    2. Member,Board of Studies (Microbilogy), Gondawana University, Gadchiroli
    3. Co-ordinatorof Special Task Committee for Microbiology Subject, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.
    4. Memberof Research and recognition committee of SRT Marathwada University, Nanded.
    5. Memberof Local Enquiry Committee, Moderation committee and Selection Committee of RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and Gondawana University, Gadchiroli.

  7. Experience of Handling Quality issues :
    1. Attended the meeting as an Expert member of U.G.C. for evaluation and assessment of the Research papers submitted by college Teachers for Travel Grant Assistance to attend International Conference abroad” meeting held on 5th December 2006 at New Delhi.
    2. Attended the meeting as an Expert member of UGC, Govt. of India for the scheme of Post Doctoral Fellowship for women, held on 8/2/2011 at selection and Awards Bureau, UGC, 35, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi.

  8. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
    1. Life member of “Journal of Microbial World.”
    2. Life member of Journal of Current Science and Society for Sciences.
    3. Life member of Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
    4. Life member of National Academy of Biological Sciences (NABS) Chennai, India.
    5. Life member of “Global Biotech Forum, Nagpur, India”.
    6. Life member of Association of Microbiologist of India (AMI).
    7. Life member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist.
    8. Life member of Bionano Frontier Journal, Mumbai.
    9. Life member of International Society of Science and Technology, Mumbai.
    10. Life member of Vishwashanti Multipurpose Society, Nagpur
    11. Life member of International Journal of Researches in Biosciences, Agriculture and Technology

Research

Research Activity:

Research Activity
Sr. No. Name of Researcher Topic Date of Registration Guide
1. Mr. Rahul S. Bhende Microbial Bioremedeation of commonly used pesticides from contaminated agricultural soil 20/05/2019 Dr. P. M. Tumane
2. Ms. Sadiya Deshmukh Studies on Isolation and Characterization of L-Asparaginase Producers and Selection of Potential Agro Based Sources for L-Asparaginase production: A Novel Approach 20/05/2019 Dr. P. M. Tumane

Major Research Project (Completed): (2011-2014)

Major Research Project (Completed): (2011-2014)
Sr. No. Project Investigator/Co-Investigator Funding Agency Amount in Rs.
1. Dr. P. M. Tumane
(Investigator)
UGC, New Delhi 8,80,300/-
2. Dr. P. M. Tumane
(Co-Investigator)
UGC, New Delhi 8,79,300/-

Placements

Placement Profile of Students:

Placement Profile of Students
Sr. No. Name of Students Organization/Institute Date of Joining
1. Dr. Durgesh Wasnik Assistant Professor & Head USG College, Nagpur 15/03/2016
2. Ms. Kahkashan Bee Assistant Professor USG College, Nagpur 16/03/2016
3. Mr. Atul Sirsat NARI 2017
4. Mr. Badal Jewade Railway 2019
5. Mr. Vishal Fule Bank of India 2018
6. Ms. Humera Memon Project Assistant - Level II NEERI 2018
7. Ms. Dhanashree Mone Project Assistant - Level II NEERI 2016
8. Ms. Shraddha Dahat Project Assistant NRCC, Nagpur 2017

Contact Us

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, Amrawati Road                                                         
NAGPUR 440 033 (M.S.) India

E-mail :    [email protected]