DEPARTMENT OF MSc. MICROBIOLOGY

Introduction


The Department of Microbiology (PG) course was started in the year 2016. The Department has well organized infrastructure and has well equipped laboratories. Sophisticated instruments like, U.V. Spectrophotometer, U.V. transilluminator, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, bacteriological incubators, shaker water bath, Distillation Unit, Oven, fermentor, colorimeter, COD analyzer, Magnetic stirrer , laminar airflow , shaker incubator, Lyophilizer, PCR, Gel Doc System, Cooling Centrifuge, ELISA Reader, Horizontal and Vertical Gel Electrophoresis units are available in the department. The classrooms are facilitated to adapt to advance teaching methodologies. The Department has a well-established departmental library.
The department has highly qualified and experienced faculty (NET /SET Qualified / M.Phil/Ph.D. degree holders). The department is continuously striving hard for the all-round development of students. Apart from the curricular activities, the students are motivated to participate and organize co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The teaching and nonteaching staff have been striving hard to reach higher academic standards without compromising with teaching assignments and routine college activities. The eagerness of faculty to keep abreast of recent development in their respective fields led several members of the teaching staff to participate in various faculty improvement / development programmes during the year. The student approach is consciously promoted as a policy by management which is enhanced by the research project (BCUD, ISRD, UGC) undertaken by faculty. Most remarkably, department has state of art and quite spacious laboratories which provides the space for ample equipments and instrumentations, also accommodate a good number of students for project work and research purposes.




Class Strength


Year 2016-2017
F.Y.B.A Boys 50 Girls 52 Total 102
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 35 Girls 40 Total 75
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 20 Girls 20 Total 40
Total 217
Year 2015-2016
F.Y.B.A Boys 80 Girls 60 Total 140
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 50 Girls 30 Total 80
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 25 Girls 20 Total 45
Total 265 Year 2014-2015
F.Y.B.A Boys 70 Girls 42 Total 112
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 40 Girls 20 Total 60
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 20 Girls 10 Total 30
Total 212 Year 2013-2014
F.Y.B.A Boys 60 Girls 30 Total 90
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 30 Girls 15 Total 45
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 22 Girls 08 Total 30
Total 165 Year 2012-2013
F.Y.B.A Boys 45 Girls 42 Total 87
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 35 Girls 20 Total 55
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 25 Girls 10 Total 35
Total 177




Student Achievers


Year 2015-2016 F.Y.B.A
Nagnath Kharat




Achievements


Department: - Organized Microbiology Fermented Food festival on 25th January 2020 - Organized webinar on “Combating COVID -19 pandemic ”organized on 28th May 2020 - Conducted Teacher Parent interaction on Zoom platform to address the issues faced by students and parents during COVID pandemic - 30th Sep. 2020 - Conducted lectures, Student presentations, practical briefing and examinations online using Microsoft teams and Zoom platform – 2020-21. Faculty: Dr. Mukund Shridhar Ambawade
- Best paper presentation (oral) award in “5th International conference on environment and ecology” at Christ College, Pune in association with Foundation of Environment and ecology Kolkata and in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Universities, New Delhi on 18th to 20th February 2019. - Pranay Abhang, Shital Walvekar, Vikram Mahadadalkar and Mukund Ambawade (2020). “Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Properties of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized from Escherichia coli”, Science, Technology and Development, 9. 7: 55-61. - Mukund S. Ambawade and Girish R. Pathade. (2018). “Indole Acetic Acid (IAA) Production by Bacillus siamensis BE 76 Isolated from Musa balbisiana (Banana)”. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 10(2):6-10. - M. S. Ambawade and G. R. Pathade. (2017). “Nitrogen fixating and Antifungal Bacterial Endophytes of Banana (Musa spp.) from Maharashtra Region, India”, Academic Journal of Science, 07(03):97-102. - Organized and participated one day workshop on “Industrial Microbiology” at Haribhai V. Desai College, Pune sponsored by BSD, SPPU, Pune on 23rd February 2019. - Presented paper (oral) in Two days National Conference on Phage: A Boon in disguise on 17th -18th January 2019 organised by Abeda Inamdar Senior College, Pune, poster titled “In-vitro studies on improving antiseptic efficiency of cosmetics using bacteriophage-cosmetic formulation.” - Organized and Participated in Webinar entitled, “Combating COVID -19 pandemic ”organised by Department of microbiology ,Haribhai V Desai College on 28th May 2020. - Member of organising Committee of Microbiology Fermented Food festival held on 25th January 2020 organised by Department of Microbiology, Haribhai V. Desai College ,Pune. - Member of organising Committee of Two days state level Conference on Current Status of River water in Pune with reference to pollution Management and restoration held on 3-4th Februaury 2020 organised by Department of Environmental Science, Haribhai V. Desai College, Pune. Faculty: Ms. Sudha M. Adya - Presented poster in Two days National Conference on Phage : A Boon in disguise on 17th -18th January 2019 organised by Abeda Inamdar Senior College, Pune,the poster titled Production of cellulase by using different agricultural wastes from Bacillus sp isolated from soil. - Presented poster in Two days National Conference on Phage: A Boon in disguise on 17th -18th January 2019 organised by Abeda Inamdar Senior College, Pune, poster titled Production of siderophore from various bacteria. - Member of organising Committee of Microbiology Fermented Food festival held on 25th January 2020 organised by Department of Microbiology, Haribhai V. Desai College ,Pune. - Member of organising Committee of Two days state level Conference on Current Status of River water in Pune with reference to pollution Management and restoration held on 3-4th Februaury 2020 organised by Department of Environmental Science, Haribhai V. Desai College ,Pune. - Participated in Webinar entitled, “Combating COVID -19 pandemic ”organised by Department of microbiology ,Haribhai V Desai College on 28th May 2020 - Participated in Webinar entitled, “COVID -19 Management and Impact of lockdown on environment ”organised by ,Haribhai V Desai College on 31st May 2020




Results


Year 2015-2016
F.Y.B.A - 80%
S.Y.B.Sc - 78%
T.Y.B.Sc - 85%
Year 2014-2015
F.Y.B.A - 85%
S.Y.B.Sc - 86%
T.Y.B.Sc - 86% Year 2013-2014
F.Y.B.A - 80%
S.Y.B.Sc - 90%
T.Y.B.Sc - 85% Year 2012-2013
F.Y.B.A - 80%
S.Y.B.Sc - 84%
T.Y.B.Sc - 90%




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- Maharashtra Times - Shahir Hinge Probdhini - Guardian Holiday - Modi Lipi Course




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