Department of Microbiology


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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.
Best practices
  • Methodical Sample processing for rapid diagnosis using Automations and Molecular biology.
  • Follow strictly Bio-safety practices by all personnel including periodic training.
  • BMW practices strictly as per National Guidelines
  • Hospital infection control measures
Major Achievements of the Department
  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
Year International National
2019 (Jan to june) 5 -
2018 14 0
2017 8 3
2016 5 4
2015 6 6
2014 7 4
Total 45 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 fellowship for Infectious diseases