Department Profile

Establishment:

The department of Microbiology at under graduate level in HKE Society’s Smt. VeerammaGangasiri College for Women, Gulbarga, was established in the month of August 1985. The inauguration of the department was done by Sri. Veeranna, the Honorable Minister for Small Savings, Govt. of Karnataka and also Incharge Minister for Gulbarga District. Sri.BasawarajappaAppa was the President of H.K.E. Society.

Aim:

The department  of  microbiology  came  in  to  existence  as  one  of  the independent Department of Biological Science in Smt. V. G. Women’s College with an aim to impart the Knowledge of various branches of Microbiology at under graduate level. Microbiology is one of the new emerging important Biological Science having great relevance to the field of Medicine, Industry, Agriculture, Dairy Science, Food and confectionaries and also has greater importance for higher studies as well as for job opportunities. As such the knowledge at the under graduate level of such an important and an applied subject has a greater justification of orienting of our young, generation towards a meaningful future, is a valuable legacy that a society can leave behind.

Further this is the one and the only undergraduate Microbiology Department among all the affiliated colleges, it is affiliated to Karnataka State Women’s University, Vijayapur and also it is a first under graduate course to be started in the Karnataka state.

With this background the Department of microbiology at under graduate level has been imparting knowledge of microbiology for over 31 years serving the cause of education  of  the people of  this  region  in  particular  and the nation at large.

Infrastructure:

The department is housed in an independent with adequate space provision for class room, with glass board and sitting arrangement for about 40 students, Laboratory, inoculation chamber, Demonstration room and staff room. The laboratory is well furnished with essential and advanced instruments and equipments such as Olympus HB model microscopes, Autoclave, Centrifuge, Spectrophotometer, Anaerobic jar, Hot air oven, Electronic weighing balance, Colony counter, Micropipettes, Laminar air flow, Incubator, Magnetic stirrer, Rotary shaker, PH meter and MLXTR Microscope with camera monitor attachment for demonstration purpose. The department is also equipped with modern technique aids having a computer based biological CD players which helps the students for better understandings.

Teaching Staff

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Name of the Staff

Date of Appointment

Photo

Grade

01

Dr.Sharada Beknal

M.Sc. Ph.D

01.08.1988

Associate Professor

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02

Dr.Sumangala Deshmukh

M.Sc. M.Phil, Ph.D

10.07.1991

 

Associate Professor

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03

Smt.Shilpa Bandrad

M.Sc (Ph.D)

11.01.2016

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Smt.Hema Nippani

M.Sc

10.12.2020

Guest Lecturer

05

Shantoshiamma

 

 Attender

Courses & Syllabus

Course                      - Science

Programme               - B.Sc

Syllabus                    - Syllabus from 1sem to 6sem

UG-Microbiology-Syllabus-NEP-2020 & its outcomes

Study Combination  - Microbiology, Chemistry, Zoology

Study Material

  1. PPt of Organs & Cells of Immune System
  2. PPt of Spectrophotometer
  3. PPt of Immunogen & Immunoglobulins
  4. PPt of Centrifuge

Research

Research Projects                 -   Nil               

Research publications           -  Nil

Books Published                    -  Nil

Books reviewed                      -  Nil

Workshop Organized

  • Workshop organized from Makeintern and Ecell, workshop partner Ecell IIT Khargpur
  • Conducted two daysworkshop on Restriction Digestion of DNA and Gel electrophoresis by Indian Institute of Kharagpur from 1/2/2019to2/2/2019. The workshop was conducted by Ramchandrafrom IIT Kharagpur. 60 students participated in the workshop.5 students were selected for second round which was conducted at IIT Hyderabad. All the students participated in the workshop were rewarded with participation certificate.

Following are the students who were selected for second round held at IIT Hyderabad

  1. Moulya P(Bsc IV sem)
  2. Mahalakshmi Bilgundi (BscIVsem)
  3. AnjuKumari (BscIVsem)
  4. Sampada Joshi (Bsc VI sem)
  5. Apoorva K ( Bsc VI sem)   

Only three students have participated in national Wetlab Championship 2019 in association with E-cell IIT Hyderabad on the TOPIC- Role of Microorganisms in Food and its Welfare.  They were awarded with participation certificate.

Seminar Organized         - Nil

Conferences Organized - Nil

Workshop/ Seminar/ Conferences attended from November 2016 onwards

Dr.Sharada Beknal

  • UGC sponsored five days National workshop on “HANDS ON TRAINING ON ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY” conducted by Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga university, Kalaburagi on 7-11 june
  • UGC sponsored two days National seminar on “RECENT ADVANCES & DEVELOPMENTS IN MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY” organized by Department of Studies and Research in Microbiology, Government College (Autonomous), Kalaburagi on 15 & 16 September
  • Two days training program organized by Makeintern, IIT Kharagpur on “RESTRICTION DIGESTION OF DNA AND GEL ELECTROPHORESIS” held on 1 & 2 February 2019 at V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi.
  • Attended two day national Conference on “NEW HORIZON IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FOR HUMAN WELFARE” organized by Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi on 29th& 30th March,
  • Attended three day national Conference on “RECENT TRENDS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, BUSINESS STUDIES, HUMANITIES&SOCIALSCIENCES”during 30th, 31st, August and 1st September 2019 at SHARANBASAVA UNIVERSITY,
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contribution, coordination and participation during the GLOBAL STUDENT SOLAR AMBASSADORS Workshop organized globally on 2nd October 2019 to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma
  • Certificate of Excellence for participation in National WETLAB CHAMPIONSHIP at E-CELLIIT Hyderabad held on 13th October
  • Attended two day national Conference on “KANNADA TATVAPADHA SAHITYA- AVALOKANA” on 17 and 18 January 2020 organized by Department of Kannada, Smt. V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi, Department of Kannada, GUG and Department of Kannada, Central University, Kalaburagi.
  • Certificate of Excellence for participation in 5 days e-workshop on “EMERGING APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY” jointly organized by Department of Biotechnology & Department of Chemistry, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru from 10th to 14th August
  • Attended webinar on “WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH” held on 3rd September 2020 organized by Department of Studies in Physical Education and Sports Sciences, KSAWU,
  • Attended webinar on “AWARENESS OF NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY- 2020” on 23rd September jointly organized by Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Cell & V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi.
  • Attended webinar on “CONSTITUTION DAY” on 26th November 2020 organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Smt. V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi in collaboration with Government of India Ministry of Information and
  • Attended webinar on “WOMEN ISSUES” organized by Antiragging, Antiharassement and Councelling Cell, Smt. V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi on 19th December
  • Attended webinar on “HERBAL GARDEN AND HEALTH”organized by Department of Botany, V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi on 20th December 2020.

Dr.Sumangala Deshmukh-

  • UGC sponsored five days National workshop on “HANDS ON TRAINING ON ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY” conducted by Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi on 7-11 June
  • UGC sponsored two days National seminar on “RECENT ADVANCES & DEVELOPMENTS IN MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY” organized by Department of Studies and Research in Microbiology, Government College (Autonomous), Kalaburagi on 15 & 16 September
  • Two days training program organized by Makeintern, IIT Kharagpur on “RESTRICTION DIGESTION OF DNA AND GEL ELECTROPHORESIS” held on 1 & 2 February 2019 at V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi.
  • Attended two day national Conference on “New Horizon in Biological Sciences for Human Welfare” organized by Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi on 29th& 30th March
  • Attended two day national Seminar on “FOOD SECURITY IN INDIA – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES” held on 3 & 4 April 2019 at V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi.
  • Attended three day national Conference on “RECENT TRENDS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, BUSINESS STUDIES, HUMANITIESand SOCIALSCIENCES” during 30th, 31st, August and 1st September 2019 at SHARANBASAVA UNIVERSITY,
  • Attended one day Seminar on “VALUE IN EDUACTION IN PRESENT SCENARIO” organized and hosted by Education wing RE&RF and Brahma Kumaris, Satyateerth, Adarsh Nagar, Kalaburagi on 15th October 2019.

Smt. Shilpa Bandrad-

  • National workshop on “HANDS ON TRAINING ON ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY” organized by Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi from 7 – 11 June
  • Two days National seminar on “RECENT ADVANCES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY” organized by Department of Studies and Research in Microbiology, Government College (Autonomous), Kalaburagi on 15 & 16 September
  • Two days training programme on RESTRICTION DIGESTION OF DNA AND GEL ELECTROPHORESIS held on 1/2/2019 & 2/2/2019 at Smt. G.Degree College for Women, Kalaburagi.
  • UGC sponsored two days national seminar on “SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY”organized by Department of Microbiology,Davangere University, Davangere on 7-8, February,
  • Attended two day national Conference on “KANNADA TATVAPADHA SAHITYA- AVALOKANA” on 17 and 18 January 2020 organized by Department of Kannada, V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi, Department of Kannada, GUG and Department of Kannada, Central University, Kalaburagi.
  • Three days national level Faculty development programme on “ONLINE COLLEGE MANAGEMENT & ONLINE CONTENT CREATION TOOLS”from 30th April to 2nd May 2020 organized by LalaLajpathRai College Of Commerce & Economics And University Of Mumbai with Northstrom
  • One day Webinar on “TIPS ON HOW TO SELECT A CONFERENCE TO PUBLISH YOUR RESEARCH WORK”hosted by AISSMS College of Engineering and ISB&M School of Technology under IEEE Bombay section on 16th May
  • One day International Webinar on “REVIEW ARTICLE  WRITING USING MS-WORD ADD IN AND PUBLICATION” jointly organized by International Journal of Microbial Science and JaywantraoSawant College of Commerce and Science,Hadapsar, Pune on 31 May,
  • Online Webinar on “MIROBIOLOGIST IN EVERYBODY” organized by Biocon Academy and Biotecnika Info Labs Pvt Ltd on 3rd June
  • Participated in the National Online Conference and presented a paper (Poster) entitled “BIOSORPTION OF HEAVY METALS USING INDIGENOUS BACTERIA” organized by Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA), Delhi on 5th& 6th June
  • Attended Webinar on “AWARENESS OF NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY – 2020”jointly organized by Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Cell and VeerammaGangasiri Degree College for Women, Kalaburagi on 23rd September 2020.

LIST OF RESEARCH EQUIPMENTS 

Sl.No.

Particulars

Qty

1

Autoclave

01

2

Hot Air Oven

01

3

Incubator

01

4

Laminar Air Flow

01

5

Water Bath

01

6

Spectrophotometer

01

7

Colony Counter

01

8

Centrifuge

01

9

Phase Contrast Microscope with Camera and Vary Magnifier

01

10

Electronic Weighing Machine

01

11

Anaerobic Jar

01

12

Microcentrifuge

01

13

Electrophoresis

01

14

Seitz Filter

01

15

Olympus Hb model Microscopes

16

16

Air Purifier

01

17

Pressure Cooker (12 Ltrs)

01

18

Colony Enlarger

01

19

Ocular Micrometer

01

20

Tally Counter

10

21

pH meter (MRP)

02

22

Micropippetes (MRP)

01

23

Rotary Shaker (MRP)

01

24

Magnetic Stirrer (MRP)

01

25

Brix Hydrometer

02

LIST OF BOOKS

Sl.

No.

Particulars

Author

1

General Microbiology Vol-1

Powar and Dhaginwala-2

2

General Microbiology Vol-2

Powar and Dhaginwala-2

3

A text book of Biotechnology

R.C Dubey-2

4

Medical Parasitology

P. Chakraborty

5

A text book of Biotechnology

R.C Duby and D.K Maheshwari

6

Microbiology

P.D Sharma

7

Medical Laboratory Technology

Dr Ramnik Sood

8

Fundamentals of Biochemistry

J L Jain, Sanjay Jain and

Nitin Jain

9

Cell Biology,  Genetics,  Molecular

Biology, Evolution and Ecology

P.S verma, V.K. Agarwal

10

Plant Biotechnology

K.G Ramawal

11

Immunology

Asha Sharma and Rajendra

Kaushik

12

Industrial Microbiology

L E Casida

13

Genetics

S.Sundara Rajan

14

Biophysical Chemistry

Upadhyay etal

15

Fundamental concept of

Environmental Chemistry

Sodhi

16

Microbiology

K. Pyatkin and Yu. Krivoshun

17

General Microbiology

S.B Sullia

18

Medical Microbiology

Cruick shank

19

Fundamentals of Biochemistry

J.L. Jain etal

20

Medical      Microbiology     including

Medical Mycology & AIDS

N.C.Dey etal

21

Medical Microbiology

Ernest jawetz. Etal

22

Medical Microbiology

Robert Cruickshank

23

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

S.S.Kori and M.A. Halkai

24

Notes on Medical Virology

Churchill livingstone

25

Viva    and     Recent     Advances      in

Medical Microbiology

Satish Gupte

26

Molecular Biology

V.K. Agarwal

27

Plant and Animal tissue culture

Seema Sambrani

28

Microbiology

Puroshotam Kaushik

29

Introduction to Biostatistics

Pranab Kumar Banerjee

30

Parasitology

Chatterjee

31

Medical Parasitology

N.C Dey etal

32

Practical Microbiology,

protozoology and parasitology

N.C.Dey etal

33

Zinsser Microbiology

Joklil etal

34

Practical Biochemistry (MRP)

David T Plummer

35

Nanotechnology-Emerging      issues

and application (MRP)

Mukesh K Burman

36

Biochemistry         and        Molecular

biology (MRP)

Keith Wilson and John Walker

37

Basic concepts  of  Bioinformatics

(MRP)

Irfan Alikhan, Atiyakhanum

38

Industrial Biotechnology(MRP)

Indu Shekhar Thakur

39

Enzyme Technology (MRP)

Nooralabettu Krishna Prasad

40

Practical               handbook               of

Microbiology (MRP)

Emanuel Goldman,

Lorrence.H.Green

41

Industrial Biotechnology (MRP)

Ram Sarup Singh, Ashok

Pandey, Christian Larroche

42

Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis

(MRP)

T.A.Brown

43

Brock Biology of Micro organisms

(MRP)

Michal T Magigan

44

Text Book of Industrial

Microbiology (MRP)

Wulf Crueger and Anneliesis

Crueger

Activities

i. BOS/BOAE members from 2016 to till date

  • Sharada Beknal
  • Sumangala Desmukh
  • Renuka Rampure
  • Basavarajeshwari Awanti
  • Shilpa Bandrad

ii. O.C/ R.C. Short term course attended–details ( 2016 onwards list)-Nil

iii. NAAC/IQAC related workshop/ conferences/ etc attended

 1) Dr. Sharada Beknal-
  • Attended two day national seminar on “JAN DHAN YOJANA AN EFFORT TOWARDS FINANCIAL INCLUSION”sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research and in collaboration with Indian Economic Association New Delhi on 26&27th February 2016 organized by Dept. of Economics & IQAC Smt. V.G Degree College for Women, Kalaburagi,
  • Two days “PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS” organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Smt. V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi on 30 & 31 October
  • NAAC sponsored National Conference on “QUALITY ASSESSMENT, ENHANCEMENT AND SUSTENANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION: IN THE LIGHT OF NEW FRAMEWORK OF NAAC” held on 22-23 February 2019 at V.Bhoomaraddi College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bidar.
  • NAAC sponsored Two days National Conference on “SENSITIZATION OF CHANGING PERSPECTIVES IN NAAC ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION PROCESS” held on 13 & 15 September 2019 at V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi.
  • Attended webinar on “WORKING TOGETHER IN PREVENTING SUICIDE” on 10th September organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi.
2) Dr. Sumangala Deshmukh-
  • Attended two day national seminar on “JAN DHAN YOJANA  AN EFFORT TOWARDS FINANCIAL INCLUSION” sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research and in collaboration with Indian Economic Association New Delhi on 26&27th February 2016 organized by Dept. of Economics & IQAC Smt. V.G Degree College for Women, Kalaburagi,
  • Two days “PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS” organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi on 30 & 31 October 2018.
  • NAAC sponsored National Conference on “QUALITY ASSESSMENT, ENHANCEMENT AND  SUSTENANCE  IN  HIGHER  EDUCATION:   IN THE LIGHT OF NEW FRAMEWORK  OF  NAAC”  held  on  22-23 February 2019 at V.Bhoomaraddi College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bidar.
  • Attended Faculty training programme on “EFFECTIVE USE OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS)” organized on 5th and 6th July 2019 by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Smt. V.G. College for Women,
  • NAAC sponsored Two days National Conference on “SENSITIZATION OF CHANGING PERSPECTIVES IN NAAC ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION PROCESS” held on 13 & 15 September 2019 at V.G. College for Women, Kalaburgi. 
3)  Smt.Shilpa Bandrad-
  • National seminar on “JAN DHAN YOJANA AN EFFORT TOWARDS FINANCIAL INCLUSION” sponsored by Indian Council  of  Social Science Research, New Delhi organised by Department of Economics and IQAC, Smt. V.G. College for Women Kalaburgi, Karnataka on 26 & 27 February
  • Two days faculty training programme on “EFFECTIVE USE OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS)” organized on 5  &  6 july 2019 by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), VeerammaGangasiri Degree College and P.G Centre for Women, Kalaburagi.
  • Two days National seminar on “SENSITIZATION OF CHANGING PERSPECTIVES IN  NAAC  ASSESSMENT  AND  ACCREDITION PROCESS” organized by Smt. VeerammaGangasiri Degree College for Women, Kalaburagi on 13-14 September

iv.  Department Activities:

  • The department has conducted World AIDS Day on 10.12.2019 and 01.2021. The resource persons were Dr.Murgesh Pasthapur, MD, Professor, Dept. of Medicine, MRMC, Kalaburagi and Dr.Chandrakant Kelmani, Dept. of Biotechnology, GUG, Kalaburagi.
  • The international day for Biodiversity is observed on May 22, 2020 to raise awareness on various issues related to threats that stare biodiversity in the Department of Microbiology conducted E-Quiz

v. Value Added Courses Details –

The Add on course in Bio informatics was conducted for B.Sc VI semester students of BBC, CBZ & MCZ combination from 1st March to 30thMarch 2019. 60 students participated in the course. The course was organized jointly by Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology. The Resource person was Dr. Mohan Reddy Guest faculty, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi.

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vi.Teacher Exchange List ( 2016 onwards list )

Sl.No

Name of the Teacher

Topic name

Date

1

Dr. Ramkrishana

Govt.Degree college Kalaburgi

Nitrogen fixatation

27/08/2019

2.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Dept Of Biotechnology Gulbaraga University Kalaburgi

Microbial vaccines

 

 

07/03/2020

3.

Dr. Ramkrishana

Govt.Degree College Kalaburgi

Biodegradation of

Soil Micro-organisms

19/02/2021

4.

Dr. Ramkrishana Govt. Degree College Kalaburgi

Vaccines

17/08/2021-

23/08/2021

5.

Dr. Jahanara Khursheed, Dept of Biotechnology Bi Bi Raza College, Kalaburagi

Sewage Treatment

21/08/2021-

26/08/2020

vii. Visitors –

  • Akshata Kulkarni (Alumini) working in Immunel therapeutics Private Limited visited the department on 15/9/2019 and interacted with the students.
  • Moulya S Papa (Alumini) undergoing for IAS coaching at Delhi visited the department on 08/02/2021 and motivated the students.

viii. Projects / Field work / internships

  • On 31st January 2019, Sc II & IV semester students visited the Biohazard plant at Sharansirasigi, Kalaburagi. The CEE CHAMP (i.e the biohazard) plant which disposes the biowaste of the whole city.
  • On 26th September 2019, B.Sc V semester students visited Agriculture Research Station (ARS), Aland check post
  • The students of VI semester will be visiting Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital for the demonstration of the following test-
    • WIDAL Test
    • VDRL Test
    • Acid Fast Staining
    • Antibiotic Sensitivity Test
    • ELISA Test
    • Complete Blood and Urine Test
    • SWAB Culture
    • Stool Examination
  • The students of V semester visited Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University Kalaburagi, for demonstration of research equipments and students participated in Hands on Training
  • The students of Sc III and V semester visited the College of Agriculture, BheemarayanGudi, UASRaichur on 25/02/2021. The students visited Department of Microbiology, Mushroom cultivation laboratory, Plant pathology laboratory. This study was their part of syllabus.

ix. Tours Nil

x. Academic recognitions - Nil

xi. Academic awards/Cash awards

     Merit cash award instituted by the department- or highest scorer in Microbiology by

  1. Pallavi Jayavanth
  2. Sumangala Deshmukh
  3. Sharada Beknal-for highest scorer in Mathematics

xii. Youtube links                - Nil

xiii. Students list

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

36

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36

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41

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40

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38

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xiv. Life member: (Dr.Sharada Beknal)

  • Association of Microbiologists of (AMI)
  • Biotechnological Research Society of (BRSI)
  • Vignyan Parishat.

Program Outcomes, Program Specific Outcomes and Course Outcomes

Program Outcome

Microbiology is a fascinating branch of biology with applications in several fields such as biotechnology, molecular biology, medicine, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, agriculture and industry. With the advent of recombinant DNA technology, researches on microbiology have enabled us to produce transgenic plants, animals, fungi and bacteria with new  genetic traits. Conceptually, the way one studies living organisms has changed in fundamental ways as there seems to be very little difference between microbes and higher organisms at the functional level. The behavior of basic molecules of life such as nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids seem to be the same and these molecules are interchangeable in different organisms.

As a result of the development of molecular biology and biotechnology, new fields of specialization known as bioethics, biosafety, environmental impacts, biological patents, and intellectual property rights have evolved. Public perceptions and acceptance of the applications of the knowledge of molecular biology, will be to a large extent influenced by ethics, cultural moores, and safety of the products of biotechnology. There is now a hot debate underway to restrict research funding in some areas that are fundamentally changing the methods of reproduction through nuclear transformation and cloning in animal systems with potential application in human cloning. The students of biology are well advised to be alert to these developments in order to shape their professional careers. Since understanding of microorganisms has advanced considerably during the last 15-20 years there have been many changes in higher education with microbiology being and important component of college and university curriculum in applied biology.

Programme Specific Outcome

Program

Program Objectives

Program specific Objectives

B.Sc

Microbiology

Since Microbiology is one of the applied subjects that impart knowledge in different aspects of microbiology for individual and society also. The vast research over world wide for the battle of various diseases caused by microbes. The microbes were exploited for various applications ex.

Production of food and its safety measures, as biocontrol agents, medicines, agriculture, environmental fields. Microbiological tools have been extensively used to study different life process with various technologies like r-DNA technologies, DNA finger printing technologies, bioinformatics, fermentation technology, nanotechnology and industry with career opportunities at undergraduate level.

First year B.Sc: students will study basic concepts of microbiology with introduction to microbiological world.

Exposure and study of different microscopes, instruments and isolation and observation of microorganisms with their morphological, staining, cultivation, and classification of microorganisms.

 Second year B.Sc: students will be given necessary information on the microbes involved in different metabolism and microbial genetics.

 Third year B.Sc: students are exposed to broad applied areas of microbiology like food microbiology, soil microbiology, medical microbiology, industrial microbiology.

Overall objectives: to enhance and train the students to different microbial techniques and exposure to handle different types of microscopes. To encourage more students to opt P.G courses and research activities. Career opportunities for students to built up in various fields of microbiology ex. Fermentation technology,cultivation of mushrooms etc.

Course Outcome

Sl.No.

Course

Outcome

1

First year B.Sc

1.1 General Microbiology

Able to understand the principal and handling of microscopes. Study of different microorganisms with permanent slides. Studying the motility of organisms.

2.1 Microbial Techniques 

Preparation of different types of media, cultivation and staining of microorganisms and identifying the morphological features of microorganisms with the help of microscopes.

Able to understand the working principles of different instruments. Cultivation of microorganisms as pure cultures.

2

Second year B.Sc

3.1 Microbial metabolism

1.Students are able to understand the concept of enzyme activities calssification and factor influencing enzyme activity.

2.They will be able to study the importance of nutritional requirements and types of bacteria,microbial growth and factors influencing microbial growth and growth curve.

3.Students will be able to illustrate about various metabolic pathways like EMP cycle,TCA,ED pathway, Glyoxylate cycle and Beta oxidation cycle.

4.They will be able to understand the concept of formation and respiration.

5.  They will be able to describe the importance of photosynthesis in microorganisms with special reference to purple and green bacteria.

Measurement of growth of microorganisms using hemocytometer. Study of IMVIC tests, Biochemical tests, growth curve, qualitative analysis of microorganisms by serial dilution followed by plate count method. Cultivation of anaerobic microorganisms.

 

 

4.1 Microbial Genetics

1. They will be able to summarize the basic concept of genetics i.e, DNA and RNA structure, gene, central dogma of gene structure and protein synthesis.

2. They will be able to explain about mutation and different types of mutational changes and their causes.

3. Transfer of genetic material through process of recombination, transformation, transduction and conjugation.

4. Study on tools used in genetic engineering and applications of genetic engineering with suitable examples, clones and cloning techniques.

Estimation of sugars, proteins by biochemical methods. Extraction of DNA using house hold articles. Demonstration of recombination, transformation, transduction and conjugation and protoplast fusion techniques. Isolation of streptomycin resistant microorganisms. Exposure of microorganisms to UV light and study its mutational characters.

3

Third year B.Sc

5.1 Food Microbiology

1. Students will be able to understand the role of microorganisms in food and dairy products.

2. They will be able to describe the microorganisms involved in food contamination, spoilage of food and preservation.

3. Role of microorganisms in fermented foods ex. Idli, yoghurt, cheese etc, single cell protein and single cell oil.

4.  Food sanitation.

Isolation of microorganisms from curds, rotten fruits and vegetables. Counting of microorganisms in milk samples. Assessment of milk to test the quality by methylene blue reduction test. Estimation of lactic acid from curd sample.

 

 

5.2 Soil Microbiology

1. Students will be able to understand the different types of microorganisms present in soil, soil profile and soil fertility.

2. Role of microorganisms in Rhizosphere, Phyllosphere and Mycorhizae and their interactions with plants, microorganisms as plant pathogens.

3. Relation of microorganisms in transformation of Carbon, Nitrogen, Sulphur and Phosphorous in soil.

4. They will be able to understand the application of biofertilizers, biopesticides in agriculture.

5. Microorganisms involved in relation to biodegradation in soil, Nitrogen fixation by microorganisms

Isolation, observation and cultivation of microorganisms from soil samples. Examination of bacteroids from root nodules.

Observation of plant pathogens. Estimation of soil alkanity

 

 

6.1 Medical Microbiology

1.  Students will be able to understand the term Immunology, types of immunity, components of immune systems, Immunoglobulins, Antigen-Antibody interactions.

2.  They will be able to classify and characterize disease causing organisms like bacterial, viral and fungal.

3.  Characterization of Vaccines(Bacterial, Fungal).

 Students will be trained with various techniques in clinical microbiology- blood sample, urine and stool examination, sputum sample for AFB, immumohematology, ELISA test, VDRL test, WIDAL test, Antibiotic sensitivity test etc.

Microscopic observation of human pathogens and isolation using swab culture.

   

6.2 Industrial Microbiology

1. Microorganisms used in industries, nature of raw materials, source and its importance in production.

2. They will be able to understand the different types of fermentation process.

3. Industrial production of Alcohol, Organic acids, Solvents and Antibiotics.

4. Waste water treatment.

 Observation of industrially important microorganisms. Estimation of Alcohol percentage. Report of various microorganisms in sewage water sample, Coliform test for drinking water. Immobilization techniques.

Future Plans

  • Exposure to students for new technologies and new equipments.
  • To take up more extension activities and research work involving students.
  • Proposal to open PG courses.

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