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B.Sc Microbiology

What is this Programme about?

B.Sc. in Microbiology is a 3-year undergraduate programme, which deals with basic and advanced study of the microorganisms, including microbial cellular processes, their harmful and beneficial aspects, microbes for human welfare, molecular details of microbial cells and develops knowledge and understanding for applying it for societal benefits which may include sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, soil and environment, food processing, pharmaceutical etc.

The programme is divided across 6 semesters, of six months each, and the basic eligibility criteria for applying to the programme is a minimum of 45% overall in 10+2 with English, Biology and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and either of Physics, Biotechnology, Mathematics or Life Science as additional subjects completed from a recognized educational board.

 

How this Programme Benefit you & your Career?

Microbiology is one of the multi disciplinary fields with great demand in various applications in the field of research and development. After pursuing this programme the students will develop a concrete foundation of the subject and after that opt for various higher studies like M.Sc., M.Phil. and PhD. A graduate in Microbiology may avail jobs in various fields like the Research and Development Industry, Pharmaceutical Industries, Education Sector, Laboratories, Food Industries, Beverage Industries, Chemical Industries, Cosmetic Industries and Agricultural Industries.

 

Research:

  • Research area: Medicinal Plants

         Use of microbes in Bioremediation

         Fermented food products

         Medical Microbiology

         Microbial Ecology

         Microbes in Human Welfare

         Environmental and Agricultural Microbiology

.           b. Research topics:

  1. Comparative study of oral bacterial flora depending on human food habits in Guwahati
  2. Isolation, identification and characterization of microorganisms associated with Anishi (a traditional food of Ao tribe of Nagaland)
  3. Isolation and characterization of bacteria found in cattle farms of Guwahati region
  4. Antimicrobial activity of lotus leaves (Nelumbo nucifera) against food borne pathogens
  5. Phytochemical analysis and isolation of compounds from methanolic leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus and its antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus
  6. Invitro phytochemical screening of the bioactive molecules of the root extract of Amaranthus spinosus and estimation of its antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens
  7. Phytochemical analysis of stem extract of Amaranthus spinosus Linn and estimation of antimicrobial activities of stem extract against Enterobacteriaceae
  8. Isolation and characterization of lipid degrading bacteria and for application in detergent industries
  9. Isolation and characterization of microorganisms responsible for fermented fish (Ngari)
  10. Physiochemical and Microbiological analysis of water and soil quality of industrially polluted site at Bonda in Guwahati city
  11. A study on analysis of water quality of Deepor beel, Ramsar site, identification of its microbial inhabitants and their role in plastic degradation
  12. Morphological analysis of commercially prepared yoghurt collected from selected parts of Northeast
  13. Isolation and identification of probiotic microorganisms from the banks of Brahmaputra
  14. Isolation and identification of heavy metal resistant microorganisms from Deepor beel, Ramsar site, Boragaon and phytoremediation of heavy metals by water hyacinth
  15. Study of Phytochemical and Antimicrobial activity from the bark extract of Cassia fistula (hunaru) against microbes causing intestinal and skin diseases
  16. Lactic acid Fermentation of fermented Brinjal and Papaya
  17. In vitro determination of bactericidal effect of Bryophyllum pinnatum and Oxalis corniculata on various etiological agents of UTI and Renal infections
  18. Isolation and identification of antibiotic producing microorganisms from Rajabagan Forest and Deepor Beel and measure their antibiotic sensitivity against some specific pathogenic microorganisms.
  19. Estimation of the phytoconstituents, determination of the antioxidant activity and antimicrobial activity of the methanol leaf extract of Artemesia vulgaris against some respiratory infection causing microorganisms.
  20. Antibacterial activity of probiotic bacteria isolated from fermented food product against G.I. tract infection causing bacteria and the comparative study of their antibacterial activity with common antibiotic.
  21. Study of yeast isolated from Wood apple (Aegle marmelos), Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) and Papaya (Carica papaya)
  22. Study on screening and assembling of tartar forming bacteria from dental plaque by antibiotic sensitivity test
  23. Isolation and identification of antibiotic producing microorganisms from Urpod Beel and Nijeswari pahar and measure their antibiotic sensitivity against some specific pathogenic microorganisms.
  24. Study of yeast isolated from Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola), Pomegrannate (Punica granatum) and Lemon (Citrus limon)
  25. Estimation of the antioxidant activity of the root extracts of Amaranthus spinosus
  26. Extraction of Essential Oils from the fruits of Zanthoxylum simulans (Sichuan pepper), to evaluate its antioxidant and antibacterial activity against some pathogenic bacteria.
  27. To perform the bacterial analysis of water sample by Most Probable Number method.
  28. Bacteriological analysis of soil sample collected from different industry, Guwahati.
  29. Isolation and partial characterization of yeast obtained from Guava (Psidium guajava), Banana (Musa acuminata) and cherry tomato (Solanium lycopersicum var. cerasiforme)
  30. Lactic acid Fermentation of fermented Raddish and Cucumber
  31. Lactic acid Fermentation of fermented Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) and cabbage (Brassica oleracea var.capitata)
  32. Study on screening and assembling of tartar forming bacteria from dental plaque by antibiotic sensitivity test Study of yeast isolated from Orange (Citrus reticulate), Jejube (Ziziphus mauritiana) and Tarmarid (Tamarindus indica)
  33. Study on screening and assembling of tartar forming bacteria from dental plaque by antibiotic sensitivity test
  34. Estimation of the antioxidant activity of the stem extracts of Amaranthus spinosus
  35. Isolation and identification of antibiotic producing microorganisms from Chandubi lake and Dakhala pahar and measure their antibiotic sensitivity against some specific pathogenic microorganisms.

 

Programme Contents:

SEMESTER I

CODE

NAME

HRS/WEEK

CREDIT

SEM-END

IA

TOTAL

BMB-101

Principles of Microbiology and Microbial Diversity

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-102

Biochemistry I

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-103

Zoology I

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-104

Chemistry I

4

4

60

40

100

BEL-105

English I

3

3

60

40

100

BMB-111

Practical Paper 1 - Principles of Microbiology and Microbial Diversity

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-112

Practical Paper 2 - Biochemistry I

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-113

Practical Paper 3- Zoology -I

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-114

Practical Paper4- Chemistry -I

3

3

30

20

50

TOTAL

31

31

420

280

700

 

SEMESTER II

BMB-201

Cell Biology and Microbial Physiology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-202

Biochemistry II

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-203

Zoology II

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-204

Chemistry II

4

4

60

40

100

BEL-205

English II

3

3

60

40

100

BMB-211 

Practical paper 5- Cell Biology and Microbial Physiology

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-212

Practical paper 6– Biochemistry II

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-213

Practical Paper 7- Zoology

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-214

Practical Paper 8- Chemistry

3

3

30

20

50

 

31

31

420

280

700

SEMESTER III

BMB-301

Immunology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-302

Microbial Genetics

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-303

Bioinstrumentation

 &  Biophysical chemistry

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-304

Environmental Studies

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-311

Practical paper 9 –Immunology & Microbial Genetics

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-321

Practical paper 10 -  EVS project report

3

3

30

20

50

TOTAL

22

22

300

200

500

 

SEMESTER IV

BMB-401

Recombinant DNA Technology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-402

Molecular Biology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-403

Soil and Agricultural Microbiology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-404

Food and Dairy Microbiology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-411

Practical paper 11 –Soil and Agriculture & Food and Dairy Microbiology

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-412

Practical paper 12 – Molecular Biology and RDT

3

3

30

20

50

TOTAL

22

22

300

200

500

 

 

SEMESTER V

BMB-501

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-502

Medical Bacteriology and Virology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-503

Medical Mycology and Parasitology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-504

Tissue culture

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-511

Practical paper 13 – Bioinformatics

3

3

30

20

50

BMB-512

Practical paper 14 – Medical Microbiology

3

3

30

20

50

HR-521

Industry Oriented Viva-Voce

 

 

 

 

100

TOTAL

22

22

300

200

600

SEMESTER VI

BMB-601

Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-602

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

4

4

60

40

100

BMB-621

Project Work

20

10

50 (Viva Voce)

100

150

BMB-611

Practical paper 15- Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology

3

3

30

20

50

TOTAL

31

21

200

200

400

 

Achievement:

Student Achievements

  • Miss Jutima Baruah had secured the 2nd best position amongst all the UG students of the University for the academic year 2019-20.
  • Students of B.Sc. 6th sem had participated in the 7th International Convention organised by SPICMACAY at JNU, New Delhi from 3rd June to 9th June 2019.
  • Students of B.Sc. 4th sem  had participated in the Annual mega science fest of Tezpur University, Inscignis 2020 and acquired hands on training in Spectroscopy at the event.
  • Rahnam Berceroy Jyrwa had presented a poster on “Phytochemical screening, thin layer chromatographic studies and antimicrobial activity of Flemingia vestita root extract” at National Conference on Emerging Trends in the Area of Biosciences (NC-ETAB)- Organized by Department of Life Science, Assam Don Bosco University, Tapesia Gardens, Sonapur, Assam (April 9th, 2018).
  • Jayashree Majumdar presented a poster on “Comparative study of the antioxidant activity of stem and root extract of Amaranthus spinosus” at National Conference on Ethno-Medicine and Traditional Health practices in Northeast Region of India organized by NIPER- Guwahati is association with SFE (25th August, 2018). (pg 56)
  • Pitambar Borah presented a poster on “Study on the invitro lipid peroxidation of the stem and root extracts of Amaranthus spinosus” at National Conference on Ethno-Medicine and Traditional Health practices in Northeast Region of India organized by NIPER- Guwahati is association with SFE (25th August, 2018) (pg73)
  • Shrutika Shrabarna Kataky delivered an oral presentation on “Prevalence of secondary infections in diabetic patients and their pattern of antibiotic sensitivity testing in an urban hospital of Guwahati city” in the conference “Assam Microcon 2018” held at Dibrugarh Medical College (pg 59)
  • Avra Pratim Chowdhury and Bhanupriya Sarma presented a poster on “Comparative Studies on Phytochemical Components and Curd Probiotics against Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. in Invitro Analysis” at “Assam Botany Congress (ABC-01) and International Conference on Plant Science, 4-6 February, 2019” held at Gauhati University, Guwahati Assam.
  • Raunak Raj Singh delivered an Oral presentation on “Qualitative Assessment on Isolated tartar forming bacteria from dental caries by pattern of screening, assembling and antibiotic sensitivity at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam.
  • Dhritismita Deka presented a poster on presentation on “Nutritional Assessment of selected fermented food of North east India and the effect of Microbial Toxicity against beneficial probiotics of the selected fermented foods) at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam.
  • Shishir Suman Das presented a poster on “Comparative study of the different cow dung extract and  cow urine  against human pathogens” at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Sunayana Baishya, Dubori Devi and Deepjyoti Das presented a poster  on “Comparative study of  the leaf extracts from the plant Thevetia  peruviana and Ocimum tenuiflorum” at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • The following students of M.Sc. Microbiology 2nd sem had won 1st prize in oral presentation.
  • Name of the Student

    Topic of Oral presentation

    Conference

    Organiser

    Puja Rajbongshi

    Plant product(s) as natural sterilants of cloths used during Menstrual cycle for improving women hygiene

    “National conference on Bioexploration for Human welfare – An integrative approach”.

     

    Dates: 8-9 Nov 2019

    Faculty of Science, Assam down town University

    Angana Khataniar

    Jutima Baruah

     

  • Sumi Das presented a poster on the topic “Microbial Contamination on selected traditionally fermented alcoholic beverages from different tribes of Assam” at the 27th Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists held at Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam on 30th January2020-1st January2020.
  • Students from the department had participated in a two day’s workshop called BT-STAR from 25th April-26th 2019 April on “Molecular Diagostics: A PCR Based Approach” conducted by Dr. KPC Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd at Assam down town University.
  • Jutima Baruah represented Assam down town University at College ke Tashanbaaz Season 4 organised by Red Fm.
  •  Jutima Baruah, Angana Khataniar and Puja Rajbongshi represented Assam down town University at College ke Tashanbaaz Season 5 organised by Red Fm.
  • Jutima Baruah, Puja Rajbongshi and Angana Khataniar represented Assam down town University for a television show “Swaraj” by NEWS-18.
  • Jutima Baruah was the winner of “Families and Climate Action” Theme representation on International Day of Families 2020.
  • Angana Khataniar and Jutima Baruah secured the 2nd position in the classical group dance competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2017.
  • Angana Khataniar and Jutima Baruah secured the 1st  position in the folk group dance competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2018.
  • Puja Rajbongshi and Jutima Baruah secured the 3rd position in the folk group dance competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2019.
  • Angana Khataniar, Puja Rajbongshi and Jutima Baruah secured the 2nd  position in the group dance competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2020.
  • Angana Khataniar Secured 1st prize in classical dance as well as Folk Dance competition  in the Annual College Fest Attitude 2018.
  • Angana Khataniar Secured 3rd  prize in classical dance competition in the Annual College Fest Attitude 2019.
  • Hirakjyoti Pawe and Jintumoni Das from BMB 2nd sem represented Assam down town University in the cricket team for the KBM Inter College Cricket Tournament 2020 and achieved the Winner’s Trophy.
  • Hirakjyoti Pawe was awarded the trophy of Man of the Match for two matches in the KBM Inter College Cricket Tournament 2020.
  • Tushar Tarat, Manisha Chirania and Debanshi Sinha of BMB 2nd sem secured 2nd position in the Quiz Competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2020

Conference Attended

          Bhriganka Bharadwaj

  • Participated in the seminar “Recent Advances in Health Sciences” organised by AdtU sponsored by All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) held on 21st March 2015.
  • Oral presentation on “Secondary respiratory tract infection in Tuberculosis patients in selected areas of North East India” at 57th International annual Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2016) Jointly organized by Gauhati University and Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati. (24th November – 27th November) 2016
  • Oral presentation on “Isolation and characterization of bacteria with antibacterial activity from soil samples of Rani reserve forest and their antibacterial activity against specific pathogenic bacteria” at “National Conference on Drug Discovery from Natural Products and their Traditional Uses- Organized by Department of Applied Biology, USTM, Meghalaya (23rd March – 24th March) 2018”.
  • Participated in the “National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam.
  • Participated in the “National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam.
  • Participated in ADTU PHARMACON 2019  the National Seminar organized by Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, AdtU on the theme “Advancement in Healthcare Management: Traditional Knowledge to Contemporary Drug Technology” on 29th and 30th of March, 2019.
  • Participated in workshop on Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research organised by AWSAR DST Program on July 2019.
  • Participated at the National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam.
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  • Rahul Nayak
  • Participated in National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Participated in National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam
  • Sushree Sangita Senapati

  • Participated in National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam

    Participated in National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam.
  • Sangita Boro

  • Participated in the seminar “Recent Advances in Health Sciences” organised by AdtU sponsored by All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) held on 21st March 2015.

  • Poster presentation on “Isolation of compounds from methanolic leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus and its antimicrobial effect against Staphylococcus aureus” at 57th International annual Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2016) Jointly organized by Gauhati University and Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology,  Guwahati. (24th November – 27th November) 2016
  • Poster presentation on “Antimicrobial activity of the methanolic leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus and a comparative analysis of its antioxidant activity against a standard drug Silymarin” at “National Conference on Drug Discovery from Natural Products and their Traditional Uses- Organized by Department of Applied Biology, USTM, Meghalaya (23rd March – 24th March) 2018”.
  • Oral presentation on “Study on the antioxidant profile of the leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus” at National Conference on Ethno-Medicine and Traditional Health practices in Northeast Region of India organized by NIPER- Guwahati is association with SFE (25th August, 2018). (pg 28)

  • Oral presentation on “Antioxidant profile and antimicrobial activity of the leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus” at “National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam.
  • Participated in workshop on Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research organised by AWSAR DST Program on July 2019.
  • Oral presentation on “GC-MS Analysis of Bioactive Compounds in leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus (Linn) at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
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    Kiran Telenga

     

  • Participated in National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Participated in National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam
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    Moitrayee Devi

     

  •  Poster  presentation on “Isolation of different yeast from starter culture  of  two fermented beverage starter cake, Assam” at National Seminar on Integrated Approach in Zoological Research & Biennial Conference of Zoological Society of Assam  on 30th and 31th March , 2017 organized by Department of Zoology , Gauhati University , Assam, India in association with zoological society of Assam.
  • Poster presentation on “Diagnostic Reference Levels for CT (Computed Tomography) Coronary Angiography, in Guwahati Assam:  Optimising Radiation Protection” at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Participated in National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Participated in National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam

 

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