DST-FIST (Phase I) Sponsored Department
Hosted CV Raman International Fellow from Tunisia in the year 2017
Prof. Ram Chandra: Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India
Prof Ram Chandra attended MHRD-LEAP Programme in 2019-2020.
Four faculty members of the Department have been placed in worlds top 2% Scientists in a study conducted by Stanford University-Prof Ram Chandra, Dr Jay Shankar Singh, Dr R N Bharagava, Dr Pankaj Kumar Arora
Prof. Rajesh Kumar: Awarded INSA Visiting Fellowship
Hosted CV Raman Fellow under Indo-African International CV Raman Fellowship Scheme (2017-18).
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS (2017 ONWARDS)
Best poster awards and awards won by the students of the Department from 2015 onwards: 28.
• Community Service: Students of the Department work with Bharat Vikas Parishad, Samarth Sakha, Avadh Pranth to sensitize villagers of Raising Kheda and Bengali Kheda about cleanliness, protection from vector borne diseases etc. Community service camp was organized in October 2019.
• Cultural Festival: Students of the Department organized first Micro Eve comprising of science fest, cultural and literary activities in November 2019.
• Industrial Visit: Masters students get a chance to visit the industry to make them aware about the process technology in Industry. Last visit was arranged in March 2020.
• Parents Teachers meet: Parents teachers meet is organized annually wherein parents get in touch with the teachers, give suggestions for improvement of general perception of the University. Last meeting was organized in January 2020.
• Online Classes: Online classes during COViD-19 were conducted by the Department
Research Projects: Several research projects from DST, DBT, UGC, UPCST granted to the Departmental Faculty from 2015 onwards worth INR 320.246 Lakhs.
A total of 98 gene sequences having potential for degradation of wastes deposited to NCBI data bank and are available in public domain-By Prof. Rajesh Kumar
A bacterial consortium comprising with Klebsiella pneumoniae (KU321273), Salmonella enteric (KU726954), Enterobacter aerogenes (KU726955), and Enterobacter cloacae (KU726957) were found capable for degradation of sucrose-glutamic acid maillard products as well as molasses melanoidin, which showed for decolorisation and detoxification process of molasses melanoidin containing anaerobically treated distillery effluent for environmental safety.
Bacillus and stenotrophomonas species were detected from organic acid and endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) rich environment of distillery spent wash, as autochthonous bacterial communities. These bacterial communities indicated as pioneer taxa for in-situ remediation of these hazardous waste during ecological succession of polluted site. In addition, the phytoextraction potential of heavy metals by native wetland plant growing on chlorolignin sludge of pulp & paper mill waste and EDC are containing organometallic complex waste of distillery sludge as biotechnological tools for in-situ phytoremediation. The hyperaccumulation potential for heavy metal accumulation from polluted site were observed. The cellular observation of these native plants indicted the specialized mechanism for hyperaccumulation of heavy metals from polluted site with complex waste