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School of Life Sciences

The Curriculum in B.Sc. & M.Sc. is structured to provide a common, broad-based foundation, imparting fundamental concepts and principles in Life Science through lectures, tutorials, discussions and presentations. The curriculum has a significant practical component that trains students in experimental skills essential to Life Science. Student’s seminars and assignments are designed to be highly challenging, which paves way for the students to bring out their intellectual and interactive skills in analyzing scientific problems. The students are required to do research as part of their curriculum and submit a project.

Accent-Color B.Sc. Biotechnology,  Food Technology,  (PCM),  Optometry M.Sc. Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Technology, Petroleum Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

Unique Selling Proposition (USPs) of the Department of Life Sciences

  • Bringing theoretical knowledge of classrooms with practical skills development through workshops, training, project work etc.
  • Updated and regularly evaluated course curriculum with emphasis on cutting edges technology and there practical and industrial application.
  • Our teaching learning process provide student both weak and sharp equal opportunity to plan, access and improve his academic theoretical and practical skills.
  • Highly educated faculty with strong alignment for research and development.
  • Most of the faculties are Ph.D. and PDF holders.
  • Congenial environment for the holistic development of the student.
  • We do not provide jobs but prepare the student for best jobs. In the area of Pharmaceuticals & diagnostics, Food & Beverage industries, Quality control, Research and teaching.
  • The syllabus content is of high standard and enable student to compete in important competitive examination. It provides academic excellence in both theoretical and practical  aspect.
  • Students are trained according to the Industrial approach.
  • The undergraduate and post graduate programs are designed so as to provide a continuous augmentation and training for the development of soft skills of the students.
  • The Department of Life Sciences has well equipped laboratories for Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Technology with advanced central instrumentation facility including:
    • Central Instrumentation Lab (CIL)
    • PG Food Technology lab
    • PG Microbiology Lab
    • PG Biotechnology Lab
    • G. Biotechnology Lab
    • Botany/Zoology UG lab
  • Track record of highest placements in true sense in the region.
  • Alumni of the department – Placed in top notch companies and research institutions.
  • DBT Sponsored Millennium Lecture Series – leading researcher and academics delivered lectures and interacted with students: H.G. Raj, Patel Chest Instt. New Delhi, Prof. M.K. Raazdan, Univ. of Delhi, Prof. Ashok Bhatnagar, Univ. of Delhi delivered lectures and interacted with the students.
  • Industry-Institute Interaction: 2 – Days workshop organized by HH Biotech, Lucknow.
  • Industrial visits are organized regularly to different industries related to fermentation, pharmacy, food, diagnostics etc for real exposure to the students.
  • 100% results in University Examination.
  • 05 International Conferences on Climate Change and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources organized by the School of Life Sciences in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 where over 1000 delegates from the academia, Research Institutions and Industry participated.
  • The Department of Life Sciences has many research projects from different funding agencies such as Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology (MPCST), Bhopal and Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi.
  • 20 Ph.D scholars are enrolled in the School of Life Sciences and are undertaking their research work in frontline areas of Biotechnology, Microbiology & Environment Sciences.
  • Research work of 03 Ph.D scholars (Mr. Alok Dwivedi. Mr. Ramendra Singh and Ms. Charu Singh ) from the department of Life Sciences were selected and presented in the 31st Young Scientist Congress and Science Festival organized by Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology at Vigyan Bhavan, Bhopal 28th -29th February 2016. Their research papers were awarded Fellowship for training of Young Scientist (Rs. 10000/- per month fellowship, 5000/- T.A & DA and 5000/- contingency for 3-6 months).
  • Mr. Mohit Kumar Mandeliya Student of B.Sc Biotech Batch 2013-15 has cleared the CAT and has been admitted to the prestigious IIM Shillong for the MBA programme.
  • Mr. Ravi Sham Prasant student of M.Sc Biotechnology Batch 2014-16 has undergone 06 month M.Sc dissertation in the prestigious NCCS, Pune in the Proteomics Lab and he is the only candidate to be selected from the state of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Mr. Devrat Pawar student of B.Sc Biotechnology Batch 2013-15 has been selected to pursue M.Sc in Conservation of Wild Life in the University of Kent, U.K.
  • Mr. Devrat Mahipat Rao Pawar student of B.Sc IVth Semester Biotechnology was awarded the IInd prize in the event Photography in the Central Zonal Youth Festival at Warangal (A.P) 2014.
  • Mr. Karan Sharma, Chirag Godhar & Sarvesh Kumar Student of B.Sc Biotech Batch 2011-14 were selected in WIPRO Technologies for 02 years internship M.S programme.

Central Instrumentation Lab (CIL)

  • Food Technology lab
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Biotechnology Lab
  • Botany/Zoology UG lab

Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility has FTIR,Double beam UV-Spectrophotometer,PCR , ELISA Reader, Corking machine, Muffle furnace, Soxhlett apparatus. Rotary evaporator, Cooling centrifuge, Refractometer, Kjeldhal apparatus, Double distillation unit.

List of Faculties

  • Dr. Sonia Johri
  • Mrs.Trapti Pathak
  • Mrs.Varsha Chauhan
  • Er. Santosh Kumar
  • Dr. Sujeet Mritunjay
  • Mrs. Neha Chauhan
  • Ms. Surbhi Antarkar
  • Dr. Rita Sharma
  • Dr. Hradesh Rajput
  • Dr. Pratishtha Shrivastava
  • Dr. Ankit Dayal
  • Dr. Pallavi Singh Chauhan

Workshop on New Product Development & by Product Utilization of food 25 January 2018, Department of Food technology( School of Sciences) , ITM University Gwalior, The workshop was self funded. Students from Jiwaji University, KRG College and ITM University have participated in different categories. Total 173 students registered for the workshop.
Convener: Dr. Richa Kothari, Dean School of Sciences.
Organizing secerataries: Ms. Surbhi Antarkar & Mrs. Varsha Chauhan.

Workshop on “Entrepreneur Development for social upliftment of women in Rural Women ” Under SSED Proposal Sponsored by MPCST, Bhopal  was held in ITM University 12-13, April 2018. A grant of Rs. 40,000/ was sanctioned to the department.

International Workshop On Technological Innovation And Management For Sustainable Development 27-29 March, 2018.

 

NAME OF SCHOLAR SUPERVISOR NAME DISCIPLINE RESEARCH TITLE STATUS
Latika Bhatia Dr Sonia Johri Biotechnology Ethanol Production From Renewable Agro Waste: An Economic & Ecological Perspective Awarded
Rupal Shrivastava Dr J.L. Bhat Biotechnology Evaluation of Toxicity of Metal-Based Nanoparticles Using Mouse As in Vivo Mode Awarded
Ashish Kumar Gupta Dr J.L. Bhat Biotechnology Study on Genetic Variability, Phytochemical Constituents and Antibacterial Properties of Acacia nilotica Awarded
Charu Singh Dr Ajay Kumar Microbiology Characterization of the Bioactive Component from Actinomycetes against Phytopathogens of Glycine max (L.) Awarded
Rita Sharma Dr Kuldip Dwivedi Biotechnology Micropropagation Studies in Simarouba glauca (A Multipurpose Plant) Awarded
Ramendra Singh Parmar Dr Ajay Kumar Biotechnology Production, Purification And Biochemical Characterization Of Extracellular Pigment(S) From Actinomycetes Isolated From Rhizosphere Soil of MP Regions, India Awarded
Alok Prasad Dwivedi Dr J.L. Bhat /Co-supervisor: Dr Ajay Kumar Microbiology Assessment of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Degradability Potential of Bacteria Isolated From Petroleum Oil Contaminated Sites Awarded
Bhavna Sharma Dr Kuldip Dwivedi Biotechnology Evaluation and Characterization Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) for Salinity Tolerance Awarded
Chinkita Jain Dr Kuldip Dwivedi/Co-supervisor: Dr Raghvendra Saxena Biotechnology Assessment of Drought Tolerance in Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L.) Using Biochemical and Molecular Attributes Awarded
Deepti Mukhriya Dr J.L. Bhat Biotechnology Evaluation of Phytoremediation Potential of Selected Plant Species in Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils in Gwalior District Awarded
Shivani Yadav Dr Kuldip Dwivedi Biotechnology Morphological, Biochemical and Molecular Characterization in Oat (Avena sativa L.) for Salt Tolerance Awarded
Akanksha Gupta Dr Sonia Johri Microbiology Bio-remediation of Heavy Metals from Polluted Sites of Chambal Region under Various Environment Stress Conditions Submitted
Swati Chitranshi Dr J.L. Bhat Microbiology Microbial Diversity of Chambal Ravines and Their Potential Exploitation for Sustainable Development Submitted
Pragya Jadon Dr Ajay Kumar Microbiology Production & Characterization of Active Metabolite from Actinomycetes against Dermatophytes Draft Submitted

Patents filed and published:

Title: Process of synthesis of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) by Penicillium sp. KF952244.

            Application No.: 201721035798.

            Date of filing: 9/10/2017

            Date of Publication: 10/11/2017.

Publications of the Department of Life Sciences (Last 5 years)

Total publications of Department  ( 60 )

Dr Sonia Johri

  • Johri S.*, Khan N. and Shrivastava S.: Anti-anaemic potential of butanolic extract of Piper betel leaves Triticum grass in rats: An invivo approach. Indian Drugs 56 (01)January 2019
  • Sonia Johri, Neha Khan: Invitro antioxidant and antihaemolytic potential of Triticum aestivum grass. International Journal of Complementary and alternative medicine. Vol.9 Issue5 00310.
  • Akanksha Gupta, Sonia Johri and Swati Chitranshi Estimation of Heavy Metal Tolerance and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Alcaligenes faecalis Isolated from Polluted Sites ofChambal Region SoilIndian Journal of Ecology (2018) 45(1): 130-134
  • R Vijayaraghavan, Sonia Johri2 & Sangeetha Shukla Short term inhalation exposure to silica aerosol on respiratory parameters monitored by online computer programme in miceIndian Journal of Experimental Biology Vol. 56, May 2018, pp. 351-356.
  • Latika Bhatia & Sonia Johri FTIR mapping of peels of Litchi chinensis after acid treatment and its SSF for ethanol production by Pachysolen tannophilus MTCC 1077Indian Journal of Biotechnology Vol 16, July 2017, pp 444-456
  • Gupta, A., Johri, S. and Chitranshi, S. (2018). Estimation of Heavy Metal Tolerance and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Alcaligenesfaecalisisolated from Polluted Sites ofChambal Region Soil. Indian Journal of Ecology (2018) 45(1): 130-134. (Manuscript accepted, Manuscript number: 2646)
  • Sonia Johri, Nasir Khan, Sarita Kumari, Lovie Shakyawar: (2016) Assessment of secondary metabolites: invitro antiarthritic andantihaemolytic potential of various extractsof garlic Vol. 7, No. 1: 45-50
  • Sonia Johri, Neha Khan, Nasir Khan: Phytochemical screening, biochemical estimation and spectroscopic analysis of various extracts of Piper betel leaves, International Journal of Pharma Research and Health Sciences.2017;5(6)1896-03.
  • Sonia Johri and Neha Khan Assessment of in-vitro antioxidant and antihaemolytic potential in Triticum aestivum grass and Carica papaya leaves. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical research 2017.
  • Sonia Johri* Antioxidant and Metal Chelating Activities From Various Solvent Extracts in P. betel, C. papaya Leaves and T. aestivum Grass. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2018, 10(6): 128-134.

Er. Santosh Kumar

  • Santosh Kumar*, Sachin Gupta, Sarika Saxena, Rajkumar Yadav, Ankur Thakur, Chandrabhan Seniya, O. P. Verma (2013). Insilico analysis and 3D structure prediction of matrixprotein of Nipah virus. (Journal of Advanced Bioinformatics Applications and Research Vol-04, Issue-1, 391-395).
  • Santosh Kumar*, Sachin Gupta, Sarika Saxena, Rajkumar Yadav, Ankur Thakur(2013) Inslico characterization and 3D structure prediction of NADH cytochrome B5 reductase..(International Journal of Advanced Technology & Engineering Research Vol-3, Issue-1, 121-124).
  • Chandrabhan Seniya, Sanjay Kumar, Atul Kumar Singh, Santosh Kumar Verma and Sachin Kumar (2013). Antibacterial and phytochemical analysis of some medicinal plants andtheir efficacy on multidrug-resistant bacteria (Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, Vol.-07, Issue-03).
  • Santosh Kumar, O. P. Verma and Amit Alexander Charan (2015) Isolation of β-glucosidase from different parts of maize (Zea Mays) and its specific activity estimation.(Asian Journal of Bioscience Vol.-10, Issue-01 110-112)
  • Santosh Kumar, O. P. Verma* and Abha Singh (2015) Isolation of β-glucosidase from different parts of maize (Zea Mays) and its specific activity estimation. (Annals of Plant and Soil Research Vol.-17, 205-207)

Dr Sujeet Mritunjay

  • Mritunjay, S.K. and Kumar, V., 2016. Microbial Quality, Safety, and Pathogen Detection by Using Quantitative PCR of Raw Salad Vegetables Sold in Dhanbad City, India.Journal of Food Protection, 80(1), pp.121-126.
  • Mritunjay, S.K. and Kumar, V., 2017. A study on the prevalence of microbial contamination on the surface of raw salad vegetables. 3 Biotech, 7(1), p.13.
  • Usmani, Z., Kumar, V. and Mritunjay, S.K., 2017. Vermicomposting of coal fly ash using epigeic and epi-endogeic earthworm species: nutrient dynamics and metal remediation.RSC Advances, 7(9), pp.4876-4890.
  • Mritunjay, S.K. and Kumar, V., 2015. The fresh farm produces as a source of pathogens: a review. Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology, 9(2), p.59.
  • Mritunjay S. K. and Kumar V., 2015. Potential Hazards of Microbial Contamination Associated with Raw Eaten Salad Vegetables and Fresh Produces. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research. (Scopus) Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 23 (4): 741-749, 2015
  • Rahul, J., Jain, M.K., Singh, S.P., Kamal, R.K., Naz, A., Gupta, A.K. and Mrityunjay, S.K., 2015. Adansonia digitata L.(baobab): a review of traditional information andtaxonomic description. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 5(1), pp.79-84.

Dr Rita Sharma

  • Rita Sharma and Dr Kuldip Dwivedi (2015). Genetic diversity studies in micro-propagated plants of Simarouba glauca. Progressive research- An International Journal; Vol. 10(Special-VII):4012-4015.
  • Rita Sharma and Dr. Kuldip Dwivedi (2016). Micropropagation studies in Simarouba glauca (a multipurpose plant) – A review), National J. of Applied, Natural and Socialsciences; Vol.2 (2); 5-12.
  • Rita Sharma and Dr. Kuldip Dwivedi (2016). Standardization of surface sterilization treatment during in vitro regeneration of Simarouba glauca. International J. of Applied, Natural and Social sciences; Vol.4 (7):175-180.

Dr Pallavi Singh Chauhan

  • Pallavi Singh Chauhan, Rajesh Singh Tomar, Vikas Shrivastava. Bio-fabrication of Copper Nanoparticles: A Next Generation Antibacterial Agent against Wound Associated Pathogens. Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2018. TJPS., 15.
  • Pallavi Singh Chauhan, Vikas Shrivastava, GBKS Prasad, Rajesh Singh Tomar. Effect of Silver Nanoparticle-Mediated Wound Therapy on Biochemical, Hematological, and Histological Parameters. 2018. APCR., 11(3), 251-258.
  • Vikas Shrivastava, Pallavi Singh Chauhan and Rajesh Singh Tomar. A Biomimetic Approach for Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Murraya paniculata Leaf Extract with Reference to Antimicrobial Activity. J. Pharm. Sci. & Res. Vol. 8(4), 2016, 247-250.
  • Pallavi Singh Chauhan, Vikas Shrivastava, Rajesh Singh Tomar. Phytomediated Synthesis Of Silver Nanoparticles And Evaluation Of Its Antibacterial Activity Against Bacillus Subtilis And Staphylococcus Aureus. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 2016:184-195
  • Vikas Shrivastava, Pallavi Singh Chauhan and Rajesh Singh Tomar. Nanobio technology: A Potential Tool For Biomedics World Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences.2015; 4(5): 1929-1943.
  • Tomar R.S., Chauhan P.S. and Shrivastava V. A critical review on nanoparticles synthesis: physicochemical v/s biological approach. World journal of pharmaceutical research, 2014; 4(1): 595-620.
  • Vikas Shrivastava, Pallavi Singh Chauhan and Rajesh Singh Tomar. Bio-Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles: A Review. International Journal of Current Research in Life Sciences, 2018; 7(4): 1927-1932.

Dr Hradesh Rajput

  • Rajput H and Prasad SGM. 2018. Nutritional quality analysis of dry moringa powder variety-pkm-1. The Pharma Innovation Journal. (Accepted).
  • Chauhan S and Rajput H. 2018. Production of gluten free and high fibre cookies using beetroot waste powder and wheat flour husk. The Pharma Innovation Journal. (11): 556-558.
  • Singh N, David J, Thompkinson DK, Seelam BS, Rajput H and Morya S. 2018. Effect of roasting on functional and phytochemical constituents of finger millet (Eleusinecoracana L.). The Pharma Innovation Journal. 7(4):414-418.
  • Singh N, David J, Thompkinson DK, Rani R and Rajput H. 2018. Effect of banana pulp on sensory characteristics of non-dairy yoghurt prepared from soymilk, peanut milk and finger millet flour. International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts. 6(2):490-497.
  • Kaur N, Aggarwal P and Rajput H. 2018. Effect of Different Blanching Treatments on Physicochemical, Phytochemical Constituents of Cabinet Dried Broccoli. Chemical Science Review and letters. 6(21):88-93.
  • Kaur N, Aggarwal P and Rajput H. 2018. Implications of the drying techniques for effective preservation of broccoli. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 3(1):165-175.
  • Rajput H and Srivastava P. 2017. Nutritional value of fresh moringa oliferiea (pkm-1) leaves. The Allahabad Farmers. (1):8-10.
  • Rajput H, Prasad SGM, Srivastava P, Singh N, and Morya S. 2017. Development of fresh Moringa oleifera leaf jam and its physicochemical properties. International Journal ofFood Science and Nutrition. 2(6):234-238.
  • Rajput H, Prasad SGM, Srivastava P, Singh N, Suraj L. and Chandra R. 2017. Chemical and phytochemical properties of fresh and dried moringa oliferiea (PKM-1) leaf powder.Chemical Science Review and letters. 6(21):88-93.
  • Srivastava P. and Rajput H 2017. Quality analysis of custard apple. The Allahabad Farmers. (2):6-8
  • Srivastava P, David J, Rajput H, Singh S and Singh R 2017. Preparation of Low-calorie dietetics desserts using custard apple and strawberry. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 3(1):01-05.
  • Srivastava P, David J, Rajput H, Suraj L. and Chandra R. 2017. Nutritional information of Custard Apple and Strawberry Fruit Pulp. Chemical Science Review and letters.Accepted. 13. Kashyap P and Aggarwal P and Rajput H. 2016. Development of ready to eat mint-coriander sauce. International Journal of Food and Fermentation Technology. 6(2):1-7
  • Kaur G, Aggarwal P and Rajput H. 2016. Development and storage stability of thermally processed mixed vegetable ready to serve (RTS) juice. Indian Horticulture Journal.Vol. 6(3): 338-342.
  • Aggarwal P, Rajput H, Dhatt AS, and Kaur A. 2016 “Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of newly evolved onion genotypes”. Agricultural Research Journal 53(1):97-100
  • Dhingra D, Michael M, Rajput H and Chopra S. 2013. Utilization of Potato Processing Waste for Compound Cattle Feed. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Today. 37(4):40-45
  • Dhingra D, Michael M and Rajput H. 2012. Physico-chemical characteristics of dietary fibre from potato peel and its effect on the organoleptic characteristics of biscuits.Journal of Agricultural Engineering. 49(4):25-32
  • Dhingra D, Michael M, Rajput H and Patil R T. 2012. Dietary fibre in foods-A review. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 49(3):255-266
  • Jain P, Yadav D N, Rajput H and Bhatt D K. 2011. Effect of pressure blanching on sensory and proximate composition of peanut milk. Journal of Food Science and Technology.50(3):605-608

Dr Ankit Dayal

  • Ankit Dayal, Anju Bhat, Rafia Rashid, Jagmohan Singh and Sushil Sharma. 2018. Effect of Whey Protein Isolates on the Properties of Freeze Dried Aloe vera (Aloe BarbadensisMill) Powder. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7(4): 2071-2079.
  • Ankit Dayal, Anju Bhat, Rafia Rashid. 2018. Effect of maltodextrin on the properties of lyophilized Aloe vera (Aloe Barbadensis Mill). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 7(4):1604-1608.
  • Rafia Rashid, Anju Bhat, Ankit Dayal, Monica Sood and Sushil Sharma. 2018. Studies on storage stability of guava RTS. The Pharma Innovation Journal, 7(5):230-233.
  • Ankit Dayal and Vinod Kumar Modi. 2017. Qualitative and Functional Properties of Chicken Based Egg Spread, Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 8(1): 129-133.

Dr Pratishtha Shrivastava

  • Srivastava P, David J, Rajput H, Suraj L. and Chandra R. 2017. Nutritional information of Custard Apple and Strawberry Fruit Pulp. Chemical Science Review and letters. 6(21):88-93
  • Srivastava P, David J, Rajput H, Singh S. and Singh R. 2017. Preparation of low-calorie dietetics desserts using custard apple and strawberry.International journal of food science and nutrition (1):01-05.
  • Srivastava P. and Rajput H 2017. Quality analysis of custard apple. The Allahabad Farmers. (2):6-8
  • Rajput H, Prasad SGM, Srivastava P, Singh N, Suraj L. and Chandra R. 2017. Chemical and phytochemical properties of fresh and dried moringa oliferiea (PKM-1) leaf powder.
  • Chemical Science Review and letters. 6(21):88-93.
  • Rajput H, Prasad SGM, Srivastava P, Singh N, and Morya S. 2017. Development of fresh Moringa oleifera leaf jam and its physicochemical properties. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 2(6):234-238.
  • Placements are provided through campus selection in renowned Biotech, Pharmacy companies and various Research Institute. WIPRO-VISTA, Panacea biotech SRF, Coco- Cola, Parle, Britannia, Reliance Life Sciences, Nestle, Advance Enzymes, XL Health, Zydus Cadila Ahemdabad, Novartis-Ankaleshwar, Medicaps Pharma Indore, Span Diagonistics Surat, Omgene Biosciences Surat, Glenmark-Goa, Brindavan Beverages-Bareilly, SABMiller, J.B. Mangharam-Gwalior, BGB Biofertilizer-Punjab, Amrita Herbals, Premier Biosoft-Indore etc
  • Students have been provided assistance in placement both for job as well to undertake research in reputed Institutes like IGIB-New Delhi, NII-New Delhi, IITR-Lucknow, DRDE-New Delhi, Gwalior, IARI-New Delhi, NDRI-Karnal, IGFRI, NRCAF-Jhansi, BARC-Mumbai, CIMAP-Lucknow, CCMB-Hyderabad, CIAE-Bhopal, IIPR Kanpur etc