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Department of Microbiology



Inception and Growth

The Department was established in the year 1993 with one UG course Microbiology, Botany, Chemistry(MBC) with strength of 20 students. Microbiology, Genetics, Chemistry(MGC) Programme was introduced in the year 1996; Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry(MBiC) in 1999; Microbiology,Nutrition & Dietetics, Chemistry(MNDC) in 2020 and blossomed into a full-fledged PG Department in the year 2000. Currently the department has 250 students. The objective of the department is to provide high-quality graduate and post graduate programs which are both skill and knowledge based. The department is actively involved in research activities, paper publications, book publications and research paper presentations at national and international conferences. The department received two Major Research Projects from UGC for a period of three years in the year 2012 and 3 UGC Minor Research Projects in the year 2015. M.Sc microbiology students have a track record of securing university Ist rank and also top ranks within the first ten at the university level. A student of M.Sc Microbiology secured Gold Medal in University examinations in the year 2012. This year students of M.Sc Microbiology secured 1st, 2nd and 4th ranks at University level. The students have consistently qualified for CSIR-JRF, NET and GATE. The department has good placement record for students in both industries and research organizations. The Department has been recognized as a research centre for the Ph.D in Microbiology by the Osmania University since 2015.

Faculty Awards / Achievements

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Telangana State Meritorious Teacher Award
Dr. K. Anuradha received State Meritorious Teacher Award and a Certificate of Merit, Medal and Cash Award in recognition of distinguished service as a Teacher by the Higher Education Department, Government of Telangana for the year 2021
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Sudha Gorthi Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. K. Anuradha received Sudha Gorthi Award for Excellence in Teaching – 2021, Bhavan's Vivekananda college, Sponsored by Dr. Pallavi Chitturi.
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Sudha Gorthi Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. J. Sarada received Sudha Gorthi Award for Excellence in teaching – 2018, Bhavan's Vivekananda college, Sponsored by Dr. Pallavi Chitturi.
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Telangana State Meritorious Teacher Award
Dr. T. Chaitanya received State Meritorious Teacher Award and a Certificate of Merit, Medal and Cash Award in recognition of distinguished service as a Teacher by the Higher Education Department, Government of Telangana in the year 2023

Dr. K. ANURADHA

Head, Department of Microbiology

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Dr. J. SARADA

Assistant Professor

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Dr. S. ANJU

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Y. APARNA

Assistant Professor

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Dr. SHALINI DEVI SUVALA

Assistant Professor

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Dr. T. CHAITANYA KUMARI

Lecturer

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Dr. VENKAT NARAYANA

Lecturer

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Dr. K. Deepak Raj

Lecturer

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Dr. Mahaalakshmi

Lecturer

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Activities 2023-24

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24-25
Jan
National Seminar

A two-day National Seminar on 'The Microbiome Revolution: From Basic Science to Therapeutic Innovations' took place on January 24th and 25th, 2024 was organized by Department of Microbiology at Bhavan’s Vivekananda College of Science, Humanities and Commerce under the DBT Star College Scheme, in collaboration with the Microbiologist Society of India. Inaugural ceremony was presided by Chief Guest Prof. B. Sesikeran, Former Director NIN-ICMR, Hyderabad, and Guest of Honor Prof. Gita Sharma along with Vice Chairman Air Commodore Sri. JLN Sastry VSM BVB, Principal Dr. G.S.V.R. K Choudary, Convener Dr. K. Anuradha and other esteemed guests. The event attracted participation from prestigious institutions including Little Flower Degree College, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Sree Vani Women’s College, Hyderabad, Aurora’s Degree & PG College active involvement from Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry at Bhavan’s Vivekananda College. The seminar drew a total of 200 participants who actively engaged in the enlightening sessions.
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21-22
Dec
Skill Training Program

On December 21st and 22nd 2023, a total of 30 students from the 3rd year of MBGC, MNDC programs visited Accu Analytical, a pharmaceutical lab, for an insightful skill training program. This training program was organized by the Department of Microbiology, BVC under DBT Star College scheme.Accu Analytical, a prominent lab in the food testing services and pharma analytical lab and NMR Analytical services provided students with a comprehensive understanding of analytical testing of chemical compounds like HPLC, NMR and GC
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12
Dec
Guest Lecture

On December 12, 2023, the Department of Microbiology at BVC organized a Guest Lecture as part of the DBT STAR COLLEGE Scheme. The esteemed guest speaker for the event was Dr. Hameeda Bee, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Board of Studies at the Department of Microbiology, Osmania University. The Lecture focused on the intriguing topic of "Human Microbiome," drawing the active participation of 132 students from both undergraduate and postgraduate Microbiology programs. Dr. Hameeda Bee initiated the talk by highlighting the significance of delving into subjects beyond the scope of examinations. She skillfully differentiated microorganisms into categories of "Goodies and Baddies," shedding light on their diverse roles. Emphasizing the fusion of art and science, she encouraged students to view microbiology from a holistic perspective. The Lecture also delved into advanced techniques, including Culture-dependent and Culture-independent methods such as Metagenomics. Dr. Hameeda Bee took the audience on a journey through the intricacies of microbiota at various levels, ultimately connecting it to the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The talk not only enriched the students' understanding of the Human Microbiome but also underscored the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in scientific exploration.
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7
Dec
Industrial Visit

On December 7, 2023, a total of 75 students from the 3rd year of the MBGC, MNDC, and MBIC programs visited Crown Beverages and Charminar Beverages for an insightful industrial field trip. This industrial visit was organised by Department of Microbiology, BVC under DBT Star college scheme. Faculty members, Dr K.Anuradha, Dr Y. Aparna, DrS.Shalini Devi, and Dr Mahalakshmi accompanied the students. The visit aimed to bridge theoretical knowledge and practical insights. Crown and Charminar Beverages, a prominent player in the beverage industry, provided students with a comprehensive understanding of the beer manufacturing process. The tour covered each stage, from raw material selection to packaging, offering a tangible link between classroom teachings and real-world applications. Students engaged in interactive sessions with technical experts, discussing brewing techniques, quality control measures, and the precision involved in the manufacturing process. Faculty guidance facilitated meaningful discussions, ensuring students gained maximum insights from the trip. The industrial field trip to Crown Beverages proved invaluable, enhancing academic growth and instilling appreciation for the complexities of the beverage industry.
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2
Dec
Guest Lecture

A guest lecture was organised by department of Microbiology, BVC, under DBT STAR COLLEGE Scheme on 2-12-2023 in online mode. Guest speaker, Dr. Gnanesh Nanjappa, Professor and Dean, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding. Sampurna International Institute of Agri Science & Horticultural Technology, Karnataka, INDIA explained his research expertise on the topic “Occurrence, molecular characterization and standardization of screening techniques of fungal pathogens: Current Trends and Future Perspectives”. Students of UG and PG microbiology(120 students) took active participation. Various aspects of isolation, identification of fungal pathogens, Importance of multilocus sequencing analysis in fungal molecular characterization were well explained in this lecture.

Activities Odd Semester 2023-24

Activities 2020-23