Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Department of Veterinary Microbiology

About


This department had been established with inception of the college in 1930. The postgraduate programme was started in the year 1962. The department offers courses in veterinary bacteriology, veterinary virology, veterinary immunology and veterinary mycology for the award of B. V. Sc. & A.H., M. V. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees. Apart from teaching and curricular research, the department completed extramural research projects.

The Department offers diagnostic services to the field veterinarians, zoo veterinarians and the farmers. The mission of this department is to promote development through quality education, research, consultancy and extension services. Outreach activities range from diagnostic services, professional consultancy on the control of animal diseases of microbial origin. The department has also extended diagnostic services to Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park and conducts collaborative research on infectious diseases of captive wild animals.

Mandate


  • To educate undergraduate and post graduate students.
  • To carry out research in the field of bacteriology, virology, immunology and mycology in order to prevent and combat the existing dreadful and contagious diseases.
  • To aware livestock and pet owners regarding infectious diseases through television broadcast, radio talk, and popular article.

Facilities


Equipment

  • Thermocycler
  • Vertical Gel Electrophoresis
  • Horizontal Gel Electrophoresis
  • ELISA reader
  • Immunoblot apparatus
  • COIncubator
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Laminar flow cabinet
  • Research microscope (trinocular) with CCTV

Diagnostic services

  • Isolation of bacteria and fungi
  • Antibiotic sensitivity test
  • Immunodiagnosis (By ELISA, Haemagglutination, Haemagglutination Inhibition test, Agar Gel Precipitation Test)
  • Molecular diagnosis (by PCR and RT-PCR)

Academic Activities


U.G. Courses (As per VCI Old)

SI. No.

Course No.Course TitleCredit Hrs.
12nd Professional YearVeterinary Microbiology

UNIT-1: General & Systematic Veterinary Bacteriology
UNIT-2: Veterinary Mycology
UNIT-3: Microbial Biotechnology
UNIT-4: Veterinary Immunology and Serology
UNIT-5: General and Systematic Veterinary Virology

3+2

MVSc. Courses (As per ICAR)

SI. No.

Course No.Course TitleCredit Hrs.
1VMC 601Bacteriology-I

3+1

2VMC 602Bacteriology-II

3+1

3VMC 603Veterinary Mycology

1+1

4VMC 604General Virology

2+1

5VMC 605Systematic Animal Virology

3+1

6VMC 606Principles of Immunology

2+1

7VMC 607Vaccinology

2+0

8VMC 608Diagnostics of infectious diseases

1+2

9VMC 609Techniques in microbiology and immunology

0+3

10VMC 691Master’s Seminar

1+0

11VMC 699Master’s Research

20

Total

18+11=29

Ph.D. Courses (As per ICAR)

SI. No.

Course No.Course TitleCredit Hrs.

1

VMC 701

Advances in Bacteriology

2+1

2

VMC 702

Advances in Mycology

2+1

3

VMC 703

Bacterial Genetics

2+1

4

VMC 704

Microbial Toxins

2+1

5

VMC 705

Molecular Determinants of Bacterial Pathogenesis

2+1

6

VMC 706

Advances in Virology

2+1

7

VMC 707

Molecular and Genetic aspects of Viral Pathogenesis

2+1

8

VMC 708

Structure function relationship of DNA and RNA virus

3+0

9

VMC 709

Oncogenic viruses

2+0

10

VMC 710

Slow viral infections and prions

2+0

11

VMC 711

Molecular immunology

2+1

12

VMC 712

Advances in cellular immunology

2+1

13

VMC 713

Cytokines and immunomodulators

2+0

14

VMC 714

Advances in vaccinology

2+0

15

VMC 715

Advances in immunodiagnostics

1+1

16

VMC 716

Modern immunotechnology

1+2

17

VMC 717

Current topics in infection and immunity

3+0

18

VMC 718

Veterinary microbial biotechnology

2+1

19

VMC 790

Special problems

0+2

20

VMC 791

Doctoral Seminar I

1+0

21

VMC 792

Doctoral Seminar II

1+0

 

 

Research Activities


Completed Research Projects:

Sl. No.

Name of the Research ProjectFunding AgencyPeriod
1.All India Coordinated Research Projects for Epidemiological Studies on Foot and Mouth Disease”..ICAR, New Delhi1980 – 1984
2.Studies on Immunobiology and pathology of aflatoxin in animals and men in Bihar including its tribal areas.ICAR, New Delhi1997 -1999
3.Studies on aflatoxin in milk and milk products in different agro-climatic areas of Bihar.ICAR, New Delhi2001 – 2004
4.Animal health information System through Disease Monitoring and Surveillance (NATP)ICAR, New Delhi2001 – 2004
5.Comparative evaluation of different agents in controlling immunosuppressive effects of infectious Bursal Disease virus in chickensICAR, New Delhi2000 – 2003
Detection of Rotavirus in diarrheic calves in and around Patna.BAU, Sabour2013-2015

Ongoing Research Projects:

S. No.

Title of research projectStart of YearFunding agencyPI/Co-PIs
1.All India Coordinated Research Project for Epidemiological Studies on Foot and Mouth DiseaseOngoingICAR, New DelhiPI: Dr. Manoj Kumar

 

Faculty Members


S. No

Name

Mobile No.

Email ID

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1.Dr. Manoj Kumar    09835419031[email protected]More
2.Dr. Sudha Kumari 09771265765[email protected]More
3.Dr. Savita 9905874147[email protected]More
4.Dr. Pankaj Kumar9693651565[email protected]More

Supporting Staff


S. No

Name

Designation

Mobile No.

1.        Kumari RaginiUpper Division Clerk8340389159
Ashok Kumar RajakLaboratory Assistant9470021219
Subedar PrasadDarwan9931994163

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Contact Details


Dr. Manoj Kumar

Assistant Professor & Head
Department of Veterinary Microbiology
Bihar Veterinary College, Patna – 14 (Bihar, India)
Contact No.: +91 943963483
Email ID.: [email protected]