Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
DEPARTMENT OF P.G. STUDIES AND RESEARCH IN BioTechnology
Dr. Kelamani Chandrakanth R.
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Biotechnology
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga - 585 106
Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-263290(O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-245633(O)
Residence
H.No.135, 'Rajathgiri', Doctors Colony, Jayanagar, Gulbarga - 585 105, Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 247020 (R)
+91 9449439340(Cell)
Date of Birth: 21.06.1964
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1986

Ph.D.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

Topic : Studies on the Preparation of Cheddar Cheese.

1991

Areas of Specialization

Bacteriophage Therapy, Molecular Biotechnology.

Teaching Experience
1. 10 years UG experience at SJRS College, Bangalore from 01.07.1988 to 24.06.1998
2. 18 years PG experience at the Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1998 to till date
Administrative Experience
1. Presently Working as a Public Relation Officer (PRO) at GUK
2. Worked as a Special Officer, Development Section, Administrative Branch, GUK, Sept 1st to Feb 1st 2014-15
3. Worked as a Chairman Dept. of Biotechnology from 11th April 2012 to 11ththApril 2014
4. Worked as a Chairman Dept. of Biotechnology from 11th April 2006 to 11ththApril 2008
5. Worked as a Chairman Dept. of Biotechnology from 2nd July 2001 to 9th April 2002
6. Worked as a Chairman, BOS in Biotechnology during the year 2001 and 2006-2008.
7. Worked as a member BOS in Microbiology (undergraduate), Bangalore University Bangalore.
Research Guidance

Doctor of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Mr. Gururaj Rao Molecular Epidemilogy of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections in Health Care Centres of Gulbarga Region. 2007
2. MR. Shaik Kalimulla Niazi Isolation, Production, Purification and Chacterization of Lipase From Lipolytic Bacteria 2007
3. Mr. Raju S. Bacteriophage therapy for multi-drug resistant pathogenic bacteremia in Diabetic infections 2007
4. Dr. Rajeshwari H Molecualr Characterization of multidrug resistant Klebisella Pneumoniae isolated from clinical samples and development of bacteriophage therapy in animal model 2011
5. Dr. Nagaveni. S Molecular characterization of multidrug resistant Pseudmonas aeruginosa isolated from CSF and immunocomprosied host and development of bacteriophage therapy in animal model 2012
6. Dr. Virupakshaiah D.B.M Studies on epidemiology, molecular characterization and biocomputational analysis of Staphylococcus aureus 2013
7. Dr. Ajay Kumar Oli Molecular characterization and bacteriophage Therapy for multidrug resistant gram positive pathogens 2013
8. Mrs. Renuka Rampure Molecular and epidemiology studies of klebisella punemonia isolated from Gulbarga region 2014
9. Mrs. Jahanara Kudsi
Isolation and Molecular characterization of Multidrug resistant E. Coli from clinical samples Working
10. Mr. Manjunath Recombinant phage lysine as anti-infective therapy against multidrug resistant pathogens. Working
11. Mr. Pramod Desai Molecular characterization, Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles and exploring biological activity of Actinomycetes from diverse ecological niches Working
12. Ms. Asha Jyothi C Biosynthesis of Nanoparticels: its application in combination with phage antibiotics against multidrug resistant bacteria Working
13. Mr. Siddhart B Studies on the effect of probiotics on infection in the gastrointestinal tract Working
14. Mr. Rahul Kambar Bacteriophage therapy against multidrug resistant Salmonella typhii in animal model Working
15. Mr. Prabhurajeshwar Probiotics as a potential biotherapeutics against multidrug resistant bacteria causing infentile diahariaa Working

Master of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Mr. Shaik Kalimulla Niazi Isolation Characterization of Lipase from Lactobacillus acidophilus La-15 2002
2.

Mr. Bharat N.S.

Plasmid profiling of Proteolytic lactic acid bacteria 2003
3. Mr. Suryakant R Birajdar Strain improvement of Yoghurt starter cultures for the use in food and dairy industry 2007
4. Miss. Rajeshwari RAPD discrimination of Klebsiella pneumoniae causing urinary tract infection by PCR-RFLP and RAPD analysis 2007
5. Mrs. Jahanara Kudsi
Isolation and Molecular characterization of Multidrug resistant E. Coli from clinical samples  
Research Projects

Completed

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Demonstration of Rose Cultivation and Gulkhand Preparation for the Rural Womens' DBT 3 years 13 lakhs
2. “An alternative and comparative therapy for methcillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in diabetic Mice.” UGC (Govt. of India) 3 years 8.35
3. Development of Bioprocess for the production of L-glutaminase from Pseudomonoas Sp.KLM-9 (Co-Investigator) DBT, (Govt of India) 3 years

22.196

Ongoing
5. Production and marketing of fermented dairy products: A demonstration project for the rural women Development in Gulbarga district DBT, (Govt. of India) 3 years

23.63

6 Snthesis of Nanoparticals from Enterococcus species and its antibactarial efficiency against clinical pathogens and their biofilms UGC (Govt. of India) 9.56
Awards/Honours received:
1. Awarded as a Sir C.V.Raman Award from KSTA, Govt. Karnataka State, 2012
2. DBT Overseas Association-ships award for the year 2007-08, nominated to visit erocitia under Indo Croation Cultural Programme.
3.

Honored by Second Prize in Oral presentation in National Conference on “Biological Sciences its impacts on Environment” at SJRC, Bangalore.

Books Published
1. Text Book of Microbiology- Vol. II (1997) United Publishers, Mangalore.
2. Text Book of Microbiology- Vol. III (1999) United Publishers, Mangalore.
3. Text Book of Microbiology- Vol. IV (2001) United Publishers, Mangalore.
4. Text Book of Microbiology- Vol. I (2004) United Publishers, Mangalore.
Research Publications
1.

Use of acriflavin for the improvement of starter strains in quality cheese preparation, K.Chandrakanth, N.S.padshetty,

Natarajan, A.M & R.A.Srinivasan, Egyptian J.Diary Sci. 21, 225-232, 1993

2.

Effect of heat treatment in milk on biochemical activities of lactic acid bacteria, K.Chandrakanth, V.K.Chandramouli,

R.A.Srinivasan & Natarajan, A.M, Ind.J.diary Bio.Sci.4, 12-18, 1993

3.

Effect of Ethidium Bromide on improving starter strains in quality of cheddar cheese, K.Chandrakanth, N.S.padshetty, R.A.Srinivasan & k. Annapurnamma, Ind.J.diary Bio.Sci.5, 24-28, 1994

4.

Role of stable starter culture on quality of Cheddar cheese, K.Chandrakanth, A.M Natarajan, S.B.Sullia & N.S.padshetty, Proc, MICON-94 and AMI, 9-12 Nov.1994, Mysore, 387-393, 1995

5.

Effect of acridine orange on improving starter strains in quality cheese preparation, K.Chandrakanth and Shaik Kalimulla Niazi., AJMBES, 2003

6. Biotransformation of Ferulic acid to vanillin by locally isolated bacterial culture, Renu agarwal, Y.N.Seetharam, K.Chandrakanth, & G Joythishwaran, Ind. J. of Biotechnology, 2003
7.

Protein profiling and analysis of plasmid in methicillin resistant.S.aureus isolated from clinical samples, S. Raju Æ Gururaj Rao Æ S. A. Patil ÆChandrakanth R. Kelmani, J.Ecophysiol and Occupat.Health, 2006

8.

Occurrence of multi drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in hospital urinals, Gururaj Rao/ S. Raju Æ S. A. Patil ÆChandrakanth R. Kelmani, J.Ecophysiol and Occupat.Health, 2006

9.

Increase in cell size and acid tolerance response in a stepwise adapted Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus mutant, S. Raju Æ Gururaj Rao Æ S. A. Patil Æ Chandrakanth R. Kelmani, World J Microbiol Biotechnol DOI 10.1007/s11274-007-9352-4, 2007

10.

High-Level Oxacillin and Gentamycin Resistance with Reduced Susceptibility to Vancomycin in Staphylococcus aureus-carrying mecA and femA Gene Complex, S. Raju, 1 R. Kelmani Chandrakanth, 1 S. A. Patil2, Current  Microbiology Vol. xx(2007), pp1-7 DOI: 10.1007/s00284-006-0584-6 An International Journal © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007, 2007

11.

Prevalence of pseudomonas aeruginosa in clinical samples collected from health care centers of Gulbarga region. , Gururaj Rao, Raju, S, Kelmani Chandrakanth R*, The Bioscan 2 (2) :159-162,2007 International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences, 2007

12.

Aminoglycoside-Resistance Mechanisms in Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Isolates, R. Kelmani Chandrakanth  S. Raju S. A. Patil, Curr Microbiol DOI 10.1007/s00284-008-9123-y, 2008

JOURNALS OF PAPER PUBLISHED
Sl.No Name of the Journal No. of Papers Impact Factor
1. Research in Microbiology(Elisver ) 1 2.405
2. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Springer) 2 2.4
3. Indian Journal of Microbiology 1 0.9
4. European Journal of Scientific Research 1 0.7
5. Journal of recent advances in applied sciences 1 0.5
6. Current Science 1 0.935
7. Research Journal of Biotechnology 2 0.2
Citation indices
Citation indices All Since 2011
Citations 92 68
h-index 5 4
i10-index 3 2
Citation Graph Since 2011
Special Invited Lectures
1. Invited to deliver Special Lecture at Academic Staff College, Mysor University, Mysore, 2015
2. Invited to deliver Special Lecture at Karnatak University, Dharwad on 21.10.2007 during two days Symposium.
3. Invited to deliver Special Lecture on Bacteriophage therapy at Vishweshwariah College of Applied Science, Gulbarga on 06.01.2007.
Orientation/Refresher/Research Trainings Undergone
1.

Attended UGC Sponsored orientation Course at Academic Staff College Pondicherry University, Pondicherry from 04.05.2002 to 31.05.2002

2.

Attended UGC Sponsored Refresher course in Biotechnology at Nagarajun University, Guntur from 26.12.2004 to 15.01.2005

3. Attended UGC Refresher Course Centre in the subject Bioscience at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 26.09.2000 to 16.10.2000
Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Association of Microbiologist of India.
2. AFST, Indian Dairy Associations.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Organized
1. Awareness Training Programme organized on 21st September, 2007 as an Organizing Secretary.
2. Conducted the National Conference on Biotechnology for Industrial and Rural Development from 17th to 19th June, 2008 as an Organizing Secretary.
3. Conducted an awareness Programme on Termination Gene Technology held on 21st December 1998 in the Dept. of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University Gulbarga.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes Attended
1. Participated and made a poster presentation on “Isolation, partial purification and some properties of Intracellular Lipase from Lactobacillus acidophillus” in International Conference on Food Conventation –IFCON-2003. Held at CFTRI Mysore during 05.10.2003 to 08.10.2003.
2. Participated and Presented Paper entitled “Plasmid profiling of Proteolytic lactic acid bacteria” in Symposium on Biology, Biotechnology Epidemiology and Management of Plant Diseases held at Dept of P.G. Studies and Research in Botany Gulbarga University Gulbarga, during 9 & 10thDecember 2004
3. Participated and made a poster presentation on “Plasmid profiling of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from clinical Samples” in 3rd Indo-Australian conference on Biotechnology in Infectious Diseases held at Kasturiba Medical College, Manipal, during 1 – 3rd  March 2005.
4. Participated and made a poster presentation on “The use of Polyacrylamide gel electrophoreses (PAGE) in epidemiological studies of multi drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosain 3rd Indo-Australian conference on Biotechnology in Infectious Diseases held at Kasturiba Medical College, Manipal, during 1 – 3rd  March 2005.
5. Attended National Seminar-Bio Enja Future-06 Biological Sciences-its impact on Environment organized by Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College of Science and Commerce, Bangalore. Held on 20 to 22nd January 2006.
6. Attended and presented a paper at 31st Association of Microbiogists of  India, held on January 23 to 25 1991 organized by Dept of Microbiology, Tamil Nadu G. D. Naidu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
7. Attended and presented a paper at MICON-International-94 and 35th    Association of microbiologists of India, held on 09 to 12th November 1994, organized by Defense Food Laboratory, Mysore, India.
8.

Attended and presented a paper at 40th Association of Microbiologists of India, held at the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar Orissa, duringthth  January 22 to 24 2000.

9. Attended and presented a paper at the national level seminar on Microbial Technology-mt 2001, held during June 1 & 2, 2001.
10. Attended 42nd Association of Microbiologists of India, held on November 9 to 11, 2001, organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Gulbarga University Gulbarga.
11. Attended Training Programme at Bangalore Genei Bangalore from 15th to 20th December, for three course in the years 2001, 2002 & 2003
12. Attended Training Programme at Indian Insitute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad from 15th to 30th April, 1999.