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Co-curricular Activities
  • All faculty and P. G. students are actively involved in PUNE CHAPTER ASSOCIATION OF MICROBIOLOGIST.
  • All faculty members and P. G. students are actively participate in HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL SOCIETY PUNE which is regularly held at third Wednesday in RUBY HALL CLINIC.
Hospital Infection Control

Hospital Infection Control Committee with defined composition, roles and responsibilities has been established to implement policies, guidelines, recommendations and working protocols. It includes activities and practices under the programme with hand hygiene and Standard Precautions as key components. Educational programmes for all HCWs in the use of such policies and guidelines are also conducted by the committee. Monitoring process for HCWs health to identify and prevent staff-to-patient and patient-to-staff spread of infection is done which includes programmes like Hepatitis B Vaccination of all HCW`s..The Committee is responsible for incorporating Antimicrobial Management programs or Antimicrobial Stewardship programs.

The Committee is responsible for incorporating Antimicrobial Management programs or Antimicrobial Stewardship programs.

  • Following Organisms were Sequenced and Submitted to GenBank National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI, U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda MD, 20894 USA).The following accession numbers are allotted to these organisms, which are contributing for existing GenBank database by Mrs. Swarupa Hatolkar Ph.D Student.
  • Spoligotyping of all the monodrug resistant, MDR & XDR stains.
Major Achievements of the Department
Awards:
  1. Dr. Savita V Jadhav- Young Researcher Award-1st prize on 5th Sept 2014.

  2. Dr. Nabamita Chaudhari won the First Prize in oral presentation in the 2nd National conference of pediatrics association of India 31st October – 2nd November 2014, Burdwan, west Bengal

  3. Dr Nikunja Kumar Das, Assistant Professor, received Chief of the Army Staff award for the best published article titled ”Emergence of multidrug resistant enterococci at a tertiary care centre” in the field of Pathology, Microbiology, hematology & biochemistry for the year 2016 as “Co-author”.

  4. Mrs. Swarupa Hatolkar- Best poster award for “ Molecular Epidemiology: Drug Resistance and spoligotyping pattern of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Western Maharashtra.” in 72nd National Conference of Tuberculosis and Chest diseases NATCON 17th Dec 2017.

  5. Mrs.Swarupa Hatolkar - Research Poster nominated for Mumbai-Belgaum prize for Mycobacteriology best poster (Molecular Genotyping of Drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by spoligotyping from Western Maharashtra), MICROCON 2017, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, dated 22nd – 26th November 2017.

  6. Dr. Shahzad Mirza : Second Prize for Poster Presentation -“Role of CBNAAT in early and rapid detection of pulmonary and extra pulmonary tuberculosis and Rifampacin resistance in a tertiary care set up with special reference to pediatric cases”. “Annual Conference of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine” held on 22nd and 23rd December 2018 at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College Pimpri, Pune -18.

  7. Dr. Swarupa Hatolkar : First Prize for Oral Paper Presentation

  8. Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune. “Annual Conference of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine” held on 22nd and 23rd December 2018 at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College Pimpri, Pune -18.

  9. Dr. Savita V Jadhav received the 1st prize in best poster award category at International conference of Antimicrobial Resistance: ICAR 2018 , CSIR India and dept of Biotechnology Govt of India on 20th Jan 2018.

  10. Regional undergraduate Microbiology Quiz of Pune region (XXXIII MAHARASTRA CHAPTER CONFERENCE OF IAMM MAHAMICROCON-2017), conducted at Armed forces Medical College, Pune on 24/08/2017 and Secured 2nd Position.

    • Ms. P. Deepthi

    • Mr. Kiran John Koshy

  11. Regional undergraduate Microbiology Quiz of Pune region ( 9 Medical Colleges) XXIV MAHARASTRA CHAPTER CONFERENCE OF IAMM MAHAMICROCON-2018, conducted at Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College , Pune on 24/08/2018 and Secured 2nd Position.

    • Mr. Nilashis Dutta

    • Ms. Jinisha Pahuja

  1. The following II/III MBBS students have participated in the Regional undergraduate Microbiology Quiz of Pune

region (9 Medical Colleges), XXV MAHARASTRA CHAPTER CONFERENCE OF IAMM MAHAMICROCON-2019, conducted at Armed Forces Medical College , Pune on 28/08/2019 and Secured 4th Position.

  • Prince Saha

  • Nishtha Gadia

  1. On 5th September 2019 the following faculty members got appreciation certificate by Dr.D.Y.Patil Vidhyapeeth, Pune:

Sr.

No.

Name of Faculty

Event

Place

1

Dr.Savita Jadhav

1st Prize in International Conference for Antimicrobial Resistance :ICAR 2018 from CSIR

New Delhi

2

Dr.Shahzad Mirza

“Best performance”from JIPMER,ACINUS-2018

Pondicherry

3

Dr.Swarupa Hatolkar

Best Poster presentation Award at NATCON 2017

Rajahmundry,Andhra Pradesh

4

Dr.Swarupa Hatolkar

1st Prize for Oral Paper Presentation at Annual Conference of Respiratory ,Critical Care and Sleep Medicine 2018.

Pune

Publications:
Awards:
Year International National
2019 7 -
2018 14 0
2017 8 3
2016 5 4
2015 6 6
2014 7 4
Total 47 17

An article Published by Dr.N.R.Gandham, Professor in the department of Microbiology has been quoted in the chapter titled “Protothecosis and chlorellosis in the post graduate “Textbook of Medical Mycology” by Jagdish Chander 4th addition -2018.

Publications in High Impact Factor Journals
    • Arif Hussain, Amit Ranjan, Nishant Nandanwar, Anshu Babbar, Savita Jadhav and Niyaz Ahmed. “Genotypic and Phenotypic Profiles of Escherichia coli Isolates Belonging to Clinical Sequence Type 131 (ST 131), Clinical Non- ST131, and Fecal Non- ST131 Lineages from India” International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2014: 58(12); 7240. Impact factor-6.66

    • Vivek. V. Manade, Arjun Kakrani, Siddharth N. Gadage, Rabindra Nath Misra.” Brucella endocarditis in a non-endemic area presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin”. BMJ Case Rep 2014doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-203555.pp1-5. “Impact factor-23.6

    • A.Acharya, S. Vaniawala, P. Shah, , R. N. Misra, M. Wani. Pratap N.Mukhopadhyaya “Development, Validation and Clinical Evaluation of a Low Cost In-House HIV-1 Drug Resistance Genotyping Assay for Indian Patients”. PLOS ONE 2014:9(8); e102790 Impact factor-5.6

    • Amit Ranjan, SabihaShaik, Arif Hussain, Nishant Nandanwar, Torsten Semmler, Savita Jadhav, Lothar H. Wieler. “Genomic and Functional portrait of a highly virulent, CTX-M-15- Producing H30-Rx subclone of Escherichia coli sequence Type 131 International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2015: 59(10); P-6087-6095. Impact factor-6.66

    • Savita Jadhav, Rabindra Nath Misra, Nageswari Gandham, Kalpana Angadi, Chanda Vyawahare, Neetu Gupta, Deepali Desai. “Pandemic of Escherichia coli clone O25:H4-ST131 producing CTX-M-15 extended spectrum-β- lactamase-as serious cause of multidrug resistance extraintestinal pathogenic E.coli infections in India”. Critical Care 2016;20suppl1:p9 Impact factor-5.3

    • Amit Ranjan ,Sabiha Shaik, Nishant Nandanwar, Arif Hussain ,Sumeet K. Tiwari,Torsten Semmler,Savita Jadhav, Lothar H. Wieler,Munirul Alam, Rita R. Colwell,Niyaz Ahmed .”Comparative Genomics of Escherichia coli Isolated from Skin and Soft Tissue and Other Extraintestinal Infections”. Journal of American Society for Microbiology 2017:8(4);1-9. Impact factor-6.68

    • Swarupa M. Hatolkar, Rabindra N. Misra, Rajesh Mahato, Savita Jadhav Whole-Genome Sequencing and Annotation of a Drug- Resistant Extrapulmonary clinical lsolate of Beijing Genotype Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Pune, India.” Journal of American Society for Microbiology 2018:6(25);1-2. Impact factor-6.68

CMEs, Conferences, Workshops, Training Programmes

All faculty members updated their knowledge by participating in CME ,conferences, workshops and training programmes. List of some important conferences and programmes are

Sr. no.

Title of the Programme

Name of faculty

Dates and Duration From – To

1

SIHAM 2014, tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Indian Human & Animal Mycologists, Le Meridien, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

Dr. N R Gandham

10th to12th January 2014

2

2nd International Science symposium on HIV & infectious Diseases, The ACCORD Metropolitan Hotel T. Nagar, Chennai,

Dr. S V Jadhav

30th January to 1st February 2014

3

2nd International Science symposium on HIV & infectious Diseases, The ACCORD Metropolitan Hotel T. Nagar, Chennai,

Dr. C R Vyawahare

30th January to 1st February 2014

4

2nd International Science symposium on HIV & infectious Diseases, The ACCORD Metropolitan Hotel T. Nagar, Chennai,

Ms. Deepali Desai

30th January to 1st February 2014

5

One day workshop on Sanger Sequencing Vs NGS Technology at Bioera R & D Centre &training facility Tathawade, Pune

Dr. SwarupaHatolkar

8thNovember 2014

6

Bioethics Training 3T Training programme DYPMC, Pimpri, Pune-18.

Dr. N R Gandham

3rd to 6th August 2015

7

12th infectious Disease certificate course, P.D. Hinduja Hospital Medical Research Center, Mumbai

Dr. Neetu Gupta

7th to 12th September 2015

8

MICROCON 2015 Pondicherry

Dr. ShahzadMirza

25th to 29th November 2015

09

22nd Annual conference of Indian society of critical care medicine International sepsis forum, Agra, The city of Taj,

Dr. S V Jadhav

5th -7th February 2016

10

Attended MAHAMICROCON 2016 (IAMM State chapter) Dr. V.M. Govt. Medical College and Ashwini Rural Medical College, Solapur

Dr. N K Das

24th to 25th September 2016

11

Training course on “Advances in Biology of Communicable Diseases 2017” National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai, (Indian Council of Medical Research)

Dr. Neetu Gupta

8th May to 2nd June 2017

12

PUNEINFECON 2017, BhartiVidyapeeth Medical College and Hospital, Pune.

Dr. R A Patil

9th to 10th December 2017

13

Certificate of Completion 3Msm Health care Academy , Half Day seminar on Best Practices in Sterlization

Dr. N K Das

2nd February 2018

14

“Microbiome: A world within a body”. The Department of Microbiology organized a Guest Lecture.

Attended by all faculty members

20th April 2018.

15

ISO 9001-2015 training.

Dr. C R Vyawahare

24th April 2018

16

HISICON 2018, XV National Conference of Hospital Infection Society India

Dr. ShahzadMirza

4th to 6th October 2018

17

Train the trainer Workshop for IQAC coordinators, DYPMC

Dr. S V Jadhav

29th October to 2nd November 2018

18

National conference of Microbiology “MICROCON 2018” at NIMHANS, Bengaluru

Dr. R N Misra

28th November to 1st December 2018

19

The Indian Program of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa). Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College,Pimpri,Pune-18.

Dr. C R Vyawahare

6th -8th December 2018

20

CME on Recent Updates & Guidelines of Pediatric Tuberculosis Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundtion’s Medical College and Hospital, Vilad Ghat, Ahmednagar

Dr. D.P. Pandit

18th Jan 2019

Research achievement:
  • Submission of three whole genome sequences and 156 partial sequences for MDR and XDR TB genes to NCBI, USA.
  • 40 spoligotypes credited to SITVIT international database
Future Plans:
  • Extramural Research with funding agencies e.g ICMR, DBT
  • To become a referral centre of Molecular biology for other institute in Pune
  • To start the certificate course for hospital infection prevention and control
Hospital Infection Control

Hospital Infection Control Committee with defined composition, roles and responsibilities has been established to implement policies, guidelines, recommendations and working protocols. It includes activities and practices under the programme with hand hygiene and Standard Precautions as key components. Educational programmes for all HCWs in the use of such policies and guidelines are also conducted by the committee. Monitoring process for HCWs health to identify and prevent staff-to-patient and patient-to-staff spread of infection is done which includes programmes like Hepatitis B Vaccination of all HCW`s..The Committee is responsible for incorporating Antimicrobial Management programs or Antimicrobial Stewardship programs.