Department of Biotechnology


(1) General departmental Profile

1.1 Year of EstablishmentUndergraduate          – 2003-04

Postgraduate             – 2014-15

1.2 Course Offered             Undergraduate          – B. Sc. (Biotechnology, Botany, chemistry, Foundation course)

Postgraduate             – M. Sc. in Biotechnology

1.3 Seat                                  Undergraduate          – 60

Postgraduate             – 15

1.4 Faculty

Teaching Staff
S. No. Name Qualification Designation Experience
1 Dr. Pramod Kumar Mahish M. Phil., Ph.D. Asst. Professor and Head UG – 04 year

PG – 03 year

2 Mr. Satyam Kumbhkar M.Sc., UGC-CSIR NET Asst. Professor


UG – 01 year

PG – 01 year

3 Miss. Minaxi Patel M. Sc. Asst. Professor

(Self finance)

UG – 02 year

PG – 02 year

4 Miss. Megha Dubey M. Sc. Asst. Professor

(Self finance)

UG – 02 year

PG – 02 year

Non Teaching Staff
1 Mr. Baladash Janardan 11th (old) Lab Technician 26 year
2 Mr. Kishore Banjare 12th, ITI-trade aphanites Lab Attendant 02 year


1.5 Topper List: M.Sc. Biotechnology

2014-15 – Smriti Singh

2015-16 – Nishi Singh


1.6 Mahindra Scholarship Holders (10,000 each)

            Anshita Yadav, Poonam Chand, Vikram Singh, Garima Verma and Rajkumar




(2) Research Activity

2.1 Research Project

S. No. Name of Principal Investigator Title Duration Funding Agency Status Cost
1 Dr. Pramod Kumar Mahish Chemical and Biological approach for Control of Phoma chrysenthemicola: A Pathogen of Chrysenthemum genus (Asteraceae Family) 1 Yr Autonomous, Gvot. Digvijay College RJN Completed


0.5 Lack
2 Dr. Pramod Kumar Mahish Determination of Water pollution and Microorganisms from Industrial Effluent of Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh), India 2 Yr UGC, Central Regional Office, Bhopal Ongoing

From August 2015

3.30 Lack


2.2 Research Paper Published

Pramod Kumar Mahish, Raju Mahobia and Jitendra Yadav. 2016. Use and Awareness of Herbal Medicines among Literate Population. Int. J. Pharm. Bio. Sci. 7(4 ): (P) 174 – 178. DOI :

Pramod Kumar Mahish, 2015. Physico-Chemical Assessment of Pond Water, Municipal Sewage and Industrial Effluent of Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh), India. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 4 (6): 1549 – 1557.

Pramod Kumar Mahish, 2015. Traditional Fish Processing and Economic Status of Fishermen of Central India with Special reference to Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(9), 33-42.

Pramod Kumar Mahish, K.L. Tiwari and S.K. Jadhav, 2015. Biodiversity of Fungi from Lead Contaminated Industrial Waste Water and Tolerance of Lead Metal Ion by Dominant Fungi. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences 9 (4): 159-168 (DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2015.159.168)

Pramod Kumar Mahish. 2014. Cellulolytic Potentiality of Some Microorganisms (A case Study of Rajnandgaon Paper Mill Effluent), Research Front, 4 (63-66).

Pramod K. MAHISH, Kishan L. TIWARI and Shailesh K. JADHAV. 2014. Physiochemical and Microbial Studies of Paper Mill Effluent, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, 5 (9): 57-62 (DOI: 10.7904/2068–4738–V(9)–57)

Pramod Kumar Mahish, K. L. Tiwari and S. K. Jadhav. 2013. Tolerance of Lead by Some Fungal species Isolated From Industrial Waste Water. DCSI, 9 (2): 229-232.

Tiwari K. L., Jadhav S. K. and Mahish P. K. 2010. Effect of Xenobiotics against some fungal Species. Deccan Current Science, 3 (1) p. 1-12.


2.3 Member of Academic Bodies –

Dr. Pramod Kumar Mahish – Life member, Indian Aerobiology Society, Kolkata, India

(3) Extension activity of Department

Year Activity beneficiary Venue
2013-14 (1) Lecture : Plant sciences


(2) Biodiversity Exhibition

School students


School and College students

Govt. Kanharpuri Higher secondary School, Kanharpuri, Rajnandgaon (C.G.)

Department of Zoology and Biotechnology, Govt. Digvijay College Rajnandgaon (C.G.)

2014-15 (1) Lecture importance of medicinal plants – Dr. S. R. Kunjam

(2) On site visit of medicinal plants

School and College students

School and College students

Department of Biotechnology


Botanical Garden, Govt. Digvijay College Rajnandgaon

2015-16 (1) Lecture – Mendelian inheritance by Dr. Pramod Kr. Mahish

(2) Demonstration of Plant tissue culture

(3) Survey of Macrophytes of Ranisagar Pond

(4) Lecture – Cell organells and Mendels law by Dr. Pramod Kr. Mahish

School students



School students


PG Students Biotechnology

School students

Govt. High School Dhaurabhantha



Govt. High School Dhaurabhantha


Ranisagar Pond


Govt. Higher Secondary School Dilapahri

2016-17 (1) Discussion with school student – how to safely use crackers School students Govt. Middle school Surgi


(4) Guest Lecture

S. No. Speaker Designation and Affiliation Topic Year
1 Dr. M. P. Thakur Dean, Govt. Agriculture College Rajnandgaon Mushroom Production 2014
2 Dr. Shriram Kunjam Asst. Professor Botany, Govt. Nehru College Dongargarh (C.G.) Importance of Medicinal Plants 2014
3 Dr. K. K. Sahu Associate Professor, S.o.S. in Biotechnology, Pt. R.S.U. Raipur (C.G.) Biotechnology: Scope and Career options 2015
4 Sabiha Naz Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Bhilai Mahila Mahavidyalay, Bhilai (C.G.) Plant Tissue culture: Methodology and importance 2015
5 Prof. S. Chand Professor & Head, School of Life Sciences, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya,Khandwa Road, Indore Plant Metabolism 2015
6 Sabiha Naz Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Bhilai Mahila Mahavidyalay, Bhilai (C.G.) Edible vaccine 2016
7 Dr. Nagendra Chandrawanshi Assistant Professor, S.o.S. in Biotechnology, Pt. R.S.U. Raipur (C.G.) NET and other JRF Fellowships 2016


(5) Facilities

5.1       Classroom –     03 (02 PG and 01 UG)

Smart interactive class room -01

5.2       Laboratory –    02 PG cum classroom

01 UG

Plant tissue culture lab.

5.3       Instruments –    Binocular Microscope, Deep freezer -20, Spectrophotometer, Biosafety cabinet, Digital balance, Autoclave, Portable Water quality analyzer, Magnetic stirrer, Oven, cooling and Bacteriological incubator, electrophoresis unit etc.

5.4       Terries Garden – Collection of medicinal plant like – Hadjod, Satavri, Alovera, Bhui neem, Glory lily, Money plant etc.

5.5       Departmental Library


(6) Activities and achievements of UG and PG Association


S. No. Activity Name of student/ Student’s/ Class Prize if any Year
1 Participation in National Conference

On Nanotechnology, Shri Sankarchary Mahavidyalay Bhilai

M.Sc. Sem I and III NIL 2014
2 Celebration of International Hand wash day M.Sc. Sem I and III NIL 2014
3 Celebration of Science day – Participation in Quiz, Seminar, debat and model presentation Kantesh Fuley, Smriti singh, Abhisek Sahare, Lilam dewangan, Pallavi Kaushik NIL 2015
4 Participated in National Conference on Polymer Science, Shri Sankarchary Mahavidyalay Bhilai M. Sc. Sem II and IV NIL 2015
5 Cultural activity in annual prize distribution ceremony Avinash Singh, Ravi Kumar, Manish Gupta, Laxikant Sahu, Priya Singh Drama first prize by Avinash and group 2015
6 Mahindra Finance scholarship B. Sc. III – Anshita Yadav, Poonam Chand, Vikram Singh,

Garima Verma,


10,000.00 each 2015
7 Participated and demonstration of model during workshop on “Practical application and validation on analytical instruments” organized by Shri Sankarchary Mahavidyalay Bhilai B. Sc. Class III

And M. Sc. Sem II and IV

Khushboo Joshi (B. Sc. II) Second prize on model demonstration 2016
8 Plantation in Botanical Garden M.Sc. Sem I and III NIL 2016
9 Swachhata Divash M.Sc. Sem I and III NIL 2016