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About Department of Microbiology

 

Head of the Department

  Prof. Naveen Kango

 

Contact details

  09425635736

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Departmental IQAC Profile

Criterion 1 :-  Curricular Aspects

Criterion 2 :-  Teaching-Learning and Evaluation

Criterion 3 :-  Research, Innovations and Extension

Criterion 4 :-  Infrastructure and Learning Resources

Criterion 5 :-  Student Support and Progression

Criterion 6 :-  Governance, Leadership and Management

Criterion 7 :-  Institutional Values and Best Practices

 

  

Brief Introduction of the Department

The pioneering work done in the Microbiology and Mycology laboratory of Botany department triggered a vision of initiating a full-fledged curriculum in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology at Dr. Harisingh Gour University. The idea was conceived by the founder head, Prof. S. C. Agrawal (Head: 1996-2004) resulted in the start of much awaited P. G. course in Life Sciences faculty in 1990-91.

Under his able directions and untiring efforts and fathomless dedication of Prof. P.C. Jain (Head: 2004-2012) the department could acquire the present status. Since then the department has stood among the front runners in teaching and research in Microbiology and allied areas and occupies a place of prominence in the field. Since its inception, the department has witnessed a great deal of expansion in terms of infrastructure and facilities as a school of higher learning. In the year 2009, with our university acquiring status of a central university, the department was renamed as Department of Microbiology and was made a part of School of Biological Sciences.

The faculty members of this department have published significant number of publications in the leading national and international peer reviewed scientific journals. In past the department has also organized several hands-on workshops, national and international conferences. At the department of Microbiology research is being pursued in both basic and applied areas of Microbiology. With an inclination towards interdisciplinary research, faculty members in the department have entered into active collaboration within and outside the university.

The major research fields encompass microbial glycosidases, L-asparaginase, thermophilic fungi, mycobacteria, enteric bacteria, biofilm, cancer, biosensors and application of zebrafish as animal model in stress related research.

 

2. Faculty Members

 A. Academic Profile:

Faculty Name

Details

Links

Professor Naveen Kango

 

Net-JRF (CSIR), CDRI, Lucknow, 1996.

Ph.D. (2004) Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar

Assistant Professor, Dr. HS Gour University, Sagar, India, 1997-2008.

NRF Post Doctoral Fellow, Durban University of Technology, South Africa, 2004-05.

UGC-CIMO Fellow, Helsinki University, Finland, 2008-09.

Reader, Dr. HS Gour University, Sagar, India, 2008-11.

Associate Professor, Dr. HS Gour University, Sagar, India, 2011-2014

Professor, Dr. HS Gour University, Sagar, India, 2014-2021

https://dhsgsu.irins.org/profile/126267#honours_information_panel

http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=Y3UBMrsAAAAJ&hl=hi

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0362-3599

www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57203219860 

 

Dr. Yogesh Bhargava 

 

M.Phil, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay, India, 2005.

PhD, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2009.

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, London, UK, 2013.

Assistant Professor, Dr. HS Gour Central University, Sagar, India, 2013 onwards.

 

 

https://dhsgsu.irins.org/profile/98168

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3129-8578

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36770269100

https://publons.com/researcher/3349902/yogesh-bhargava/

 

 

Past faculty members:

  1. Prof. S. C. Agarwal (Upto 2005)
  2. Prof. P. C. Jain (Upto 2012)
  3. Dr. S K Chaurasiya (2013-2019)
  4. Dr. Rajesh Mondal (2013-2018) 

 

B. Research Profile:

Prof. Naveen Kango : Enzyme Technology and molecular catalysis Laboratory 

His research interests include Production and Application of Microbial Glycosidases (Xylanases, Mannanases, Inulinases) from fungi; Biodiversity of thermophilic fungi, actinomycetes, L-asparaginase.

 

Dr. Yogesh Bhargava : Molecular Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Lab

His long term research interest lies in studying the interplay of three factors infection, immunity and inflammation He is interested probing impact of stress (microbial, chemical and physical) and inflammation on the physiology and behaviour of vertebrates using zebrafish as an animal model.

 

C. Details of Research scholars by year of admission:

Ph. D.  Supervision : Prof. Naveen  Kango 

SN

Name

Year of Admission

Title

Year of Award

1

 Sumat Jain 

 2008

 Characterization of inulinases from fungi

 2011

2

Akanksha Saxena

2009

Production of L-asparaginase by some actinomycetes

2013

3

Ramraj Upadhyay           

2009

Production of L-asparaginase by some fungi

2014

4

Hemant Soni

2012

Production and properties of mannan degrading enzymes from fungi

2016

5

Hemant Kumar Rawat

2012

Screening, Production and Characterization of Inulinases and Fructosyltransferases from Fungi           

2016

6

Saroj Ahirwar

2012

Studies on hemicellulases from thermophilic and thermotolerant fungi   

2017 

7

Bhanu Pratap Prajapati

2016

Characterization of cellulases and hemicellulase from microbes and their applications        

On-going

8

Sarika Agrawal

2016

Cloning, expression and characterization of
L-asparaginases from native microorganisms

On-going

9

Rahul Suryavanshi

2017

Production and characterization of microbial mannanolytic enzyme and their characterization

On-going

10.

Uttam Kumar Jana

2016

Production and characterization of microbial Manannnolytic enzyme and their characterization (MOS)

Submitted, 2021

11.

Ritumbhara Choukade

2016

Production of prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS) using microbial inulinases and fructosyltransferases (FTases)

 

Awarded, 2021

12.

Sonam Dohare

2016

Studies on Oil degrading microorganisms from oil spills

On-going

13.

Isha Sharma

2018

Molecular characterization and heterologous expression of Keratinases for keratin waste management

On-going

14.

Suresh Nath

2019

Molecular Characterization of Fungal Mannanases and their Application in mannooligosaccharide Generation

On-going

 

Ph. D.  Supervision : Dr. Yogesh Bhargava 

SN

Name

Year of Admission

Title

Year of Award

 1.

Shubham Nema

2016

Optical Imaging of Stress Induced Developmental Anomalies and Neurobehavioural Modulations in Zebrafish

2018

2.

Sonam Dohare

2016

Studies on Oil degrading microorganisms from oil spills

 

On-going

Co-supervisor

3.

Suresh Nath

2019

Molecular Characterization of Fungal Mannanases and their Application in Mannooligosaccharide Generation

 

On-going

Co-supervisor