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Evaluative Report - Department of Life Sciences
Evaluative Report - Department of Life Sciences
1.
Name of the Department
:
Department of Life Sciences
2.
Year of establishment
:
1978
3.
Is the Department part of a School/
Faculty of the university?
:
Yes, School of Bio-science
:
M.Sc.(Microbiology),M.Sc.(Biochemistry),
4.
Names of programmes offered
M.Sc. (Human Physiology)
M. Phil: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology
Ph.D : Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology
5.
Interdisciplinary programmes and
departments involved
:
Nil
6.
Courses in collaboration with other
universities, industries, foreign
institutions, etc.
:
Nil
7.
Details of programmes discontinued, :
if any, with reasons
No
8.
Examination System
Annual/Semester/Trimester/
Choice Based Credit System
Semester
9.
Participation of the department in
the courses offered by other departments :
10.
:
Nil
Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/Associate Professors/Asst.
Professors/others)
Sanctioned
Filled
Actual (including
CAS & MPS)
Professor
-
1
1
Associate Professors
3
2
2
Asst. Professors
5
5
5
Others
1
11.
Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience and
research under guidance
Name
Dr.Fathimathu Zuhara K.
Dr B S Harikumaran
Thampi
Dr.E.Sreekumaran
Dr. Denoj Sebastian
Dr. Benesh Joseph
(on long leave)
Mr. Emmanual Simon
Dr. Gayathridevi D.
Radhakrishna Pillai G.
Qualification
No. of
Years
of
Designation Specialization
Experience
M.Sc . Ph.D Professor
Reader in
M.Sc . Ph.D Biochemistry
Reader in
M.Sc . Ph.D Physiology
Assistant
M.Sc . Ph.D professor
Assistant
M.Sc . Ph.D professor
Assistant
M.Sc
professor
M.Sc. M.Phil. Assistant
Ph.D
professor
Assistant
M.Sc . Ph.D professor
No. of Ph.D./
M.Phil.
students
guided for
the last 4
years
Microbiology
27
Biochemistry
19
Physiology
11
Microbiology
11
6 Ph.D
2. M.Phil and
5. Ph.D
2 M.Phil
8 Ph.D
8 M.phil
5. Ph.D
Microbiology
1
-
Biochemistry
5
-
Biochemistry
3
Biochemistry
6
1 Ph.D
12.
List of senior Visiting Fellows, adjunct
faculty, emeritus professors
: Nil
13.
Percentage of classes taken by
temporary faculty – programme-wise
information
: 12.5%
14.
Programme-wise Student
Teacher Ratio
: M.Sc 1/5.25, M.Phil 1/1, Ph.D -1/8
15.
Number of academic support staff
(technical) and administrative staff
Sanctioned, filled and actual
: Administrartive: Sanctioned: 8
Filled:
4
Actual:
4
Technical
2
: Sanctioned: 1
Filled:
0
Actual:
0
16.
Research thrust areas as recognized by major funding agencies
 Microbiology
 Biochemistry
 Physiology
17.
Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding agencies and c) Total
grants received. Give the names of the funding agencies, project title and grants received project-wise.
Year
wise
Name of the
project
Number
Name of the
funding
agency
Total grant
received
A. University awarded projects
Minor projects
Major projects
1.Dr. Radhakrishna G Pillai
2014
Investigations on State Planning
the development Board, Govt. of
of the effective Kerala
Biogas
technology for the
High range of
Kerala – A
translational
Project using
Biotechnology for
the benefits of the
tribes of Wayanad
2. Dr. Gayathridevi D.
Screening of Five DST-SERB
Indigenous Plants
of Kerala for
Trypsin
Inhibitors- their
Isolation,
characterization
and Effects on
Cancer Cells
3. Dr B S Harikumaran Thampi
Preliminary
studies for the
production of
value added
products from
pine apple
agrowaste
18.
:
:
Nil
Nil
3
Rs. 18.3 lakh
Western ghat
Rs 10.34 lakhs
development
Cell Under State
planning Board ,
Kerala Govt.
Inter-institutional collaborative projects and associated grants received
a) National collaboration
b) International collaboration
Rs.10 lakh
19.
Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC-SAP/CAS, DPE; DBT, ICSSR,
AICTE, etc.; total grants received.
Year
wise
Name of the
project
Number
Name of the
funding
agency
Total grant
received
A. University awarded projects
Minor projects
Dr. Gayathridevi D.
20.
2014
Screening of Five DST-SERB
Indigenous Plants
of Kerala for
Trypsin
Inhibitors- their
Isolation,
characterization
and Effects on
Cancer Cells
Research facility / centre with



state recognition
national recognition
international recognition:
21.
Special research laboratories sponsored
by / created by industry or corporate bodies
22.
Publications:

Sl
.
N
o
Rs. 18.3 lakh
:
:
:
Nil
Nil
Nil
:
Nil
Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national / international)
Name
Short Title &DOI
1
Zuhara K.F
2
Zuhara K.F
Inhibitory and
synergistic effect of
moringa oleifera
extracts on clinical
and standard strains
of microorganisms
and its biochemical
analysis
Lysinibacillus
xylanilyticus- A
novel bacterial
Co author if
any
Journal &
Publisher,
Volume,
pages
Thara K.M,
and Raji T.K.,
Indo
American
journal of
pharmaceutic
al research.
5(1):506-514
Reshma C. V.
Int J Pharm
Bio Sci. 4(4):
(B) 1030 -
4
Impact
Date of Factor/S
Publica
NIP/
tion
SJR/hindex
2015
1.25
2013
2.95
3
Zuhara K.F
4
Zuhara K.F
5
Zuhara K.F
6
Zuhara K.F
7
Denoj
Sebastian
8
Denoj
Sebastian
strain, isolated from
soil with fibrinolytic
activity.
Inhibitory And
Synergistic Effect
Of Pterocarpus
Marsupeum Extracts
On Clinical And
Standard Strains Of
Microorganisms
And Its Biochemical
Analysis
Biochemical, HPLC,
LC-MS analysis and
biological activities
of methanol extract
of Alstonia scholaris
Confertin, myricetin
and diaminobutryic
acid are found to be
present in the
methanol extract of
Saussurea lappa and
it showed antiproliferative effect
on DLA cell lines
and inhibitory effect
on the growth of
microbial organisms.
Influence of Torch
infections in first
trimester miscarriage
in the Malabar
region of kerala.
Isolation and
characterization of
antibacterial
compounds from
Macaranga peltata
against clinical
isolates of
Staphylococcus
aureus
Computer aided
screening and
evaluation of herbal
therapeutics against
1037
Thara K.M.
Indo
American
journal of
pharmaceutic
al research.
3(7): 55835596
2013
1.25
Thara K.M.
Inter. J. of
Phytotherapy
. 3(2):61-74
2013
0.2
Thara K.M.
Journal of
Pharmacy
Research. 5
(3): 1559
2012
2.67
Denoj
Sebastian
African
journal of
Microbiolog
y
Research.2:5
6-59
International
Journal of
Biological &
Pharmaceutic
al Research.
4(12): 1196
2008
0.54
2013
1.34
Bioinformati
on. 7(5):22233
2011
1.29
Kavuthodi
Bijesh
Skariyachan S,
Krishnan RS,
Siddapa SB,
Salian C, Bora
5
9
Denoj
Sebastian
10 Harikumaran
Thampi.B S
11 Harikumaran
Thampi.B S
MRSA infection
P
Influence of TORCH
infections in the first
trimestermiscarriage
in the Malabar
region of Kerala
Dietary Fiber and
Activity of Intestinal
Tissue Beta Glucuronidase in
rats
Scanning electron
microscopy of
different types of
oral leukoplakia
Zuhara K.F
12 Harikumaran
Thampi.B S
Influence of dietary
fiber from coconut
kernal on the 1,2
dimethylhydrazine induced lipid
peroxidation in rats.
13 Harikumaran
Thampi.B S
Effect of dietary
fiber on the activity
of intestinal and
fecal beta –
glucuronidase
during. 1,2 dimethylhydrazineh
ydrazine induced
colon carcinogenisis.
Dietary fiber and
lipid peroxidation
14 Harikumaran
Thampi.B S
Manoj G,
Leelamma S,&
Venugopal P
Menon
African
Journal of
Microbiolog
y Research.
2:56-59
Nutrition
Research Vol
13, pp575582,1993
0.54
2.142
K.Raveendran
Pillai,S
Kannan,Peter
Koshy,Baqbu
Mathew, K R
Nalinakumari,
M.Krishnan
Nair &
Venugopal P
Menon
Manoj G Pillai,
Venugopal P
Menon &
S.Leelamma.
Oral Oncol
,Eur J
Cancer, Vol
30B, No 6,
pp, 400-404
1994
2.695
J.Nutr.
Biochem.10
(9) pp 555560
1999
4.552
G. Manoj,
S.Leelamma &
P VG Menon
Plant Foods
for Human
Nutrition, 56:
13-21
2001
2.338
G.Manoj,
S.Leelamma,&
Venugopal P
Menon.
Indian
Journal of
Experimental
Biology Vol
29, , pp 563567.
1991
1.155
6
15 Gayathri Devi.
D
16 Gayathri Devi.
D
17 Gayathri Devi.
D
18 Gayathri Devi.
D
19 Gayathri Devi.
D
20 Gayathri Devi.
D
21 Gayathri Devi.
D
Evaluation of the
protective effects of
Emilia sonchifolia
Linn. (DC.) on
perchlorate-induced
oxidative damage
Isolation of
Robinetin from
Adenanthera
pavonina and its
protective effects on
perchlorate induced
oxidative damage.
Antioxidant and
Antiproliferative
Effects of
Flavonoids from
Emilia sonchifolia
Linn on Human
Cancer Cells.
Bis (3, 5-diiodo-2, 4,
6-trihydroxyphenyl)
squaraine: a novel
candidate in
Photodynamic
Therapy for skin
cancer models in
vivo.
Chemoprevention of
Skin Cancer by the
Flavonoid Fraction
of Saraca asoka.
Lija. Y, Cibin
T. R, Biju.
P.G, Gayathri
Devi. V and
Annie
Abraham.
Gayathri Devi
V, Biju P.G,
Cibin T.R, Lija
Y and Annie
Abraham
. J. Biol. Sci.
6(5), pp887892
2006
1.939
J. Trop. Med.
Plants., 7
(1), pp111117
2006
0.926
Cibin T. R,
Srinivas. G,
Priya Srinivas,
Lija. Y and
Annie
Abraham.
Int. J.
Pharmacol.
2(5), pp520524
2006
0.981
Cibin T. R,
Ramaiah. D
and Annie
Abraham
Journal of
Photochemist
ry and
Photobiology
B: Biology
92,153–159
2008
2.803
Phytotherapy
Research.
DOI:
10.1002/ptr.2
950
Chemoprevention of Cibin T. R.,
Integrative
Two- Stage Skin
and Annie
Cancer
Cancer In vivo by
Abraham
Therapies.
Saraca asoca.
11(3), 279286
Bis (3, 5-diiodo-2, 4, Cibin T. R. and Photodiagnos
6-trihydroxyphenyl) Annie
is and
squaraine
Abraham
Photodynami
photodynamic
c Therapy
therapy induces in
10, 510-517
vivo tumor ablation
by triggering
cytochrome c
dependent
mitochondria
2009
2.397
2012
2.014
2013
2.524
Cibin TR, and
Annie
Abraham
7
mediated apoptosis.
22 Pillai RG
23 Pillai RG
Stem Cells For
Ocular Tissue
Engineering and
Regeneration
Redasoft cloning
vector- a review
24 Pillai RG
Imaging
pharmacodynamics
of the alpha-folate
receptor-targeted
thymidylate synthase
inhibitor BGC 945.
25 Pillai RG
Expression of the
chemokine
antagonist vMIP II
using a non-viral
vector can prolong
corneal allograft
survival
Upregulation of
chemokine
expression in murine
cornea due to
mechanical trauma
or endotoxin.
Knockdown of
mouse VCAM-1 by
vector-based siRNA.
26 Pillai RG
27 Pillai RG
28 Pillai RG
Redistribution of
Nucleoside
Transporters to the
Cell Membrane
Provides a novel
Approach for
Imaging
Thymidylate
Curr Top
Med Chem.
11(13):
1606-1620,
Journal of
Immunologic
al Methods,
276:243-244
Cancer Res,
15;68(10):38
27-34
2011
3.453
2003
2.005
Forster M,
Perumal M,
Mitchell F,
Leyton J,
Aibgirhio FI,
Golovko O,
Jackman AL,
Aboagye EO.
Beutelspacher Transplantati
SC, Larkin DF, on.
George AJ.
15;85(11):
1640-7
2008
9.284
2008
3.535
Beutelspacher Br J
S, Larkin F and Ophthalmol.
George ATJ
;92(2):25964.
2008
2.809
Alam AK,
Florey O,
Weber M,
Chan C, Tan
PH, Lechler
RI, McClure
MO, Haskard
DO, George
AJ
Meg Perumal,
Henryk
Barthel, John
R. Latigo,
Martin Forster,
Ann L.
Jackman, and
Eric O.
Transpl
Immunol,
16(3-4):185193
2006
1.671
Cancer Res,
66(17):
8558-8564
2006
9.284
8
29 Pillai RG
30 Pillai RG
31 Pillai RG
32 Pillai RG
33 Pillai RG
34 Emmanuel
Simon
Synthase Inhibition
by Positron
Emission
Tomography
Aboagye,
The Histone
Deacetylase
Inhibitor LAQ824
Inhibits Cellular
Proliferation in
HCT116 Xenografts
as Determined by 3’Deoxy-3’[18F]fluorothymidine
Positron Emission
Tomography (FLTPET)
Elevation of
radiolabelled
thymidine uptake in
RIF-1 fibrosarcoma
and HT29 colon
adenocarcinoma
cells after treatment
with thymidylate
synthase inhibitors.
Function of
indoleamine 2,3dioxygenase in
corneal allograft
rejection and
prolongation of
allograft survival by
over-expression.
Induction of
apoptosis in human
lung cancer cells by
Curcumin
Effect of cigarette
smoke and nicotine
on the ascorbic acid2 sulphate
metabolism in Rats,
Interaction of a
Curcumin Analogue
Dimethoxycurcumin
with DNA
Leyton J, Alao Cancer Res,
AJ, Marco Da 66(15):7621Costa, Latigo
7629
JL, Perumal M,
He Q, Atadja
P, Lam EWF,
Workman P,
Vigushin DM
and Aboagye
EO
2006
9.284
Yau K, Price
P, Aboagye E.
Eur J Nucl
Med Mol
Imaging;
33(9):981-7
2006
5.217
Beutelspacher
SC, Watson
MP, Tan PH,
Tsang J,
McClure MO,
George AJT
and Larkin
DFP.,
Srivastava AS,
Hassanein TI,
Chauhan DP,
Carrier E.
Eur J
Immunol,
36(3):690700
2006
4.518
Cancer Lett.,
208(2):16370
2004
5.016
Acta
Pharmaceutic
a, 49: 281189
1999
1.025
Chemical
Biology &
Drug Design,
77(4); 281–
287
2011
2.507
Amit Kunwar,
Umang Singh,
Rajnikant K.
Chittela,
Deepak
9
35 E. Sreekumaran Association of
Diabetic Neuropathy
and Low Serum
Calcium Levels in
Diabetic Patients
36 E. Sreekumaran Study of Dementia
in Diabetic patients
with particular
reference to Cerad
and Trail Making
Test
37 E. Sreekumaran Membrane
properties of retinal
stem
cells/progenitors.
38 E. Sreekumaran Loss of dendritic
connectivity in CA1,
CA2 and CA3
neurons in
hippocampus in rat
under aluminium
toxicity: Antidotal
effect of pyridoxine.
39 E. Sreekumaran Betaine reverses
toxic effects of
aluminium:
Implications in
Alzheimer’s disease
(AD) and AD-like
pathology
Sharma,
Santosh K.
Sandur and
Indira K.
Priyadarsini
Suresh Kumar
P, T.
Ramakrishna
Suresh Kumar
P, Greeshma
C,
Sreekumaran E
Ani V. Das,
Wallace B.
Thoreson,
Jackson
James, Sumitra
Bhattacharya
and Iqbal
Ahmad
T.Ramakrishna
, S.Vatsala,
V.Shobi,
TR.Madhav,
J.Ramesh and
KRK
Raswaran.
10
International
Journal of
Scientific &
Engineering
Research,
Volume 6,
Issue 1,
January-2015
International
Journal of
Scientific &
Engineering
Research, 5
(10); 74-77
Progress in
retinal and
eye research.
24(6):663-81
Brain Res
Bull. 2003
Feb
15;59(6):421
-7.
2015
3.2
2014
3.2
2005
9.9
Current
Science,
75(11)
1998
0.833
Total
Impact
Factor
Averag
e
Impact
Factor
118.21
2.974
3.03
23.
Details of patents and income generated
:
Nil
24.
Areas of consultancy and income generated
:
Nil
25.
Faculty selected nationally / internationally to
visit other laboratories / institutions/
industries in India and abroad
:
Nil
26.
Faculty serving in
a) National committees
b) International committees
c)
Editorial Boards
d)
any other (please specify)
:
Nil
27.
Faculty recharging strategies (UGC,
ASC, Refresher / orientation programs,
workshops, training programs and
similar programs)
Sl.
No
2
Faculty
Dr. G.
Radhakrishna
Pillai
Title
Organizer &
venue
Developing New Course of
studies
C.H. Chair,
University of
Calicut
University of
Goa
University of
Goa
Academic
Staff College,
University of
Calicut
Academic
Staff College,
University of
Calicut
Academic
Staff College,
Goa
University.
Academic
Staff College,
University of
Calicut.
3
World Class Teacher
4
5
Assessment for Learning
and assessment of learning
Effective Class room
techniques for excellence
in Teaching
6
NLP for teachers
7
Dr.E.Sreekumaran
Environmental pollution
Dr.E.Sreekumaran
Environmental pollution
and the role of teachers.
International/
National/
local
Period
2014
2014
Prof. V.K.S. Memorial Lecture
Sl.
Faculty
Title
Organizer
11
International/
Period
No
1
28.
29.
& venue
National/
State
State
31/03/2015
Prof ( Dr) Haridas,
Director, Inter
University center for
Biotechnology,
Kannur University
Traditional fermentation
of Ayurvedic medicine
yields higher
proinflammatory enzyme
inhibition compared to
wine-model product
Dept. of
Life
Sciences
Dr.Sameer Kumar,
VB, Assistant
Professor, Dept. of
Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology,
Central University
of Kerala,
Kasaragod.
Dr.Narayana
Moorthy, Principal
Scientist (retd.),
CTCRI, Trivandrum
Dr.Rathinasamy, K.,
Assistant Professor,
School of
Biotechnology, NIT,
Calicut
Dr. Achuthsankar S.
Nair., Hon. Director
centre for Bioinformatics,
University of Kerala
Transgenics a wonderful
tool in the hands of a
molecular biologist:
lessons from conditional
knockout mice.
Dept. of
Life
Sciences
State
13.03.2014
Characterization of different Dept. of
Life
starches
Sciences
State
13/03/2013
Polymerizaion of
microtubules
Dept. of
Life
Sciences
State
27/03/12
An introduction to Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology
Dept. of
Life
Sciences
State
16/02/2010
Student projects

percentage of students who have
done in-house projects including
inter-departmental projects
:
80%

percentage of students doing projects
in collaboration with other universities/
industry / institute
:
20%
Awards / recognitions received at the national
and international level by

Faculty
:
Nil

Doctoral / post doctoral fellows
:
Nil
12

Students
:
30.
Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized :
and the source of funding (national/ international
with details of outstanding participants, if any
31.
Code of ethics for research followed by the
departments
:
Student profile programme-wise
:
32.
Programmes
Number of
applications
INSPIRE Felloships- 3/ Year
Nil
As per the University regurgitations and
under the control of institutional
human and animal ethics committee
Number of
students admitted
Demand
Ratio
UG
PG
117
21
0.17
M.Phil.
10
3
0.3
10 (Entrance Test)
Nil
Ph.D.
Name of the
Programme
(refer to question no. 4)
33.
Applications
received
Selected
Male Female
Pass percentage
Male Female
Diversity of students
Name of the
Programme
(refer to question
no. 4)
% of
students
from the
same
university
% of students
from other
universities
within the
State
% of students
from
universities
outside the
State
% of
students
from
other
countries
M.Sc. Biochemistry
100%
0%
0%
0%
M.Sc. Microbiology
M.Sc. Human
Physiology
100%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
M.Phil Biochemistry
M.Phil
Microbiology
100%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
13
M.Phil Physiology
100%
0%
0%
0%
Ph.D Biochemistry
50%
50%
0%
0%
Ph.D Microbiology
30%
60%
10%
0%
Ph.D Physiology
100%
0%
0%
0%
34.
How many students have cleared Civil
Services and Defense Services
examinations, NET, SET, GATE and other
competitive examinations? Give details
category-wise.
35.
Student progression
:
NET 6
Student progression
Percentage against enrolled
UG to PG
PG to M.Phil.
28%
PG to Ph.D.
30%
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral
Employed
a) Campus selection
a)
b) Other than campus recruitment
b)
Entrepreneurs
36.
Diversity of staff
Percentage of faculty who are graduates
of the same university
4
from other universities within the State
4
from universities from other States
0
from universities outside the country
0
37.
Number of faculty who were awarded
M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Sc. and D.Litt. during
the assessment period (2010-2015).
:
38.
Present details of departmental infrastructural facilities with regard to
14
Nil
a)
Library :
Total area of the library (in Sq.Mts.)
Total seating capacity
Working hours (on working days, on holidays,
before examination, during examination,
during vacation)
Layout of the library (individual reading carrels,
lounge area for browsing and relaxed reading,
IT zone for accessing e-resources)
:
:
:
75
14
10 A.M to 5 P.M
:
Common reading area with 14 chairs
and Wifi access. Clear and prominent
display of floor plan; adequate sign
boards; fire alarm; access to differentlyable users and mode of access to
collection.
b)
Internet facilities for staff and students :
Computer room with six terminals with
Internet connectivity, All students and
faculty members have wireless internet
connectivity to their laptops, mobiles and
tablets.
c)
Total number of class rooms
:
6 Nos.
d)
Class rooms with ICT facility
:
2 Nos
e)
Students’ laboratories
:
3 No.
f)
Research laboratories
:
8 Nos
39.
List of doctoral, post-doctoral students and Research Associates
a) from the host institution/university
:
Nil
b) from other institutions/universities
:
Nil
40.
Number of post graduate students getting
financial assistance from the university
:
Nil
41.
Was any need assessment exercise undertaken :
before the development of new programme(s)?
If so, highlight the methodology.
No
42.
Does the department obtain feedback from
a.
faculty on curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation? If yes, how does the
department utilize the feedback?
Yes, the feed back obtained is utilized for further improvement.
b.
students on staff, curriculum and teaching-learning-evaluation and how does the
department utilize the feedback?
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No
c.
43.
alumni and employers on the programmes offered and how does the department utilize the
feedback?
For revision of syllabus and inclusion of practical components.
List the distinguished alumni of the department (maximum 10)
Name
Position
Dr. A P Krishna
Professor, K.S Hegde Medical College,
Dr. Bindu
Scientist, NIMHANS
Dr. C Haridasan
Manager, Chemin,
Dr. Valsala
Professor, Annamalai University.
Dr . Saramma
Professor, School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT.
Dr. Reena
Ram Biologicals,
Dr. Moideen Kutty
Registrar,Devaraj Urs Medical College
Dr. Prameela
Professor, Pariyaram Medical College
Dr Kochuthresiamma Joseph Scientist, Rubber Board.
44.
Give details of student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar)
involving external experts.
Special Lectures by invited faculties, and seminars by students as part of the curriculum.
45.
List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes.
Class room teaching using modern teaching aids.
46.
How does the department ensure that programme objectives are constantly met and learning
outcomes are monitored?
By continuous evaluation of students
47.
Highlight the participation of students and faculty in extension activities.
Participation of students and faculty in health awareness programmes, popularizing science. etc.
48
Give details of “beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department:
49
State whether the programme/ department is accredited/ graded by other agencies? If yes, give
details
:
No
50
Briefly highlight the contributions of the department in generating new knowledge, basic or
16
Nil
applied.
Roll in generating knowledge in the areas of Microbiology Biochemistry and physiology.
51
Detail five major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) of the
department.
Strength
:
Three major disciplines
Weakness
:
Shortage of faculty and space
Opportunities :
Scope for development
Challenges
:
Fund shortages.
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Future plans of the department.
To increase the student strength in all the three disciplines, and to increase the space for
research lab, and students amenities. Special emphasis for research and extension.
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