Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Microbiology
Dr. Dayanand Agsar
Director, PMEB, Gulbarga University
Professor of Microbiology Coordinator,UGC Innovative Programme on
Microbial Technology and Bioprocess Engineering
Dept. of Microbiology
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-263297 (O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-263205, 263206
Residence
Shrigowri, H. No. 11/A,
Stage-1, Block-2 , GDA Layout,
Veerendra Patil Nagar, University Road
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
Tel No.:+91 8472 265837 (R)
+91 9448213398 (Cell)
Date of Birth: 24 December, 1959
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc. in Microbiology , Ph.D. in Microbiology

M.Sc.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 1983

Ph.D.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 1988
Areas of Specialization

Microbial Biotechnology and Nanotechnology: Actinomycetes-Diversity and Bioprocess Technology

Teaching Experience
1. Asst. Professor in Microbiology at Gulbarga University 10 November, 1987 to 09 November, 1997
2. Associate Professor in Microbiology at Gulbarga University, 10 November, 1997 to 09 November, 2005
3. Professor of Microbiology at Gulbarga University, 10 November, 2005 to till date.
Administrative Experience
1. Chairman, Department of Microbiology Gulbarga University, Gulbarga September 2007 to September 2009
2. Director, Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Board, Gulbarga University From July 2010 to till to date
3. Coordinator, UGC Innovative Programme, Microbial Technology and Bioprocess Engineering July 2010 to till to date
4. Coordinator for UGC JRF NET for Social Sciences Department, 2008
5.

Student Welfare officer, Gulbarga University, 1990-1992 and 2007-08

6. Chief Warden, University Hostels, 2005-06
7. Organizing Secretary, 42nd Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India on Microbial Biotechnology-Millennium’s New vision November-2001
8. Coordinator, Civil Services and Competitive Examinations Coaching Centre, Gulbarga University 2000-2001
Research Guidance

● Doctor of Philosophy:Awarded-Nine (09); Working-Six(06)

● Master of Philosophy:Awarded-Nine(09)

Research Projects

On going

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Production of stable tyrosinase from the novel isolates of Streptomyces UGC 03Years 09.63 Lakhs

Awaited

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Bioprocess Development for Enhanced Production of Extra cellular Tyrosinase by Novel Streptomyces DBT 03Years 21.11 Lakhs

Completed

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Microbial Diversity in Cement Dust Polluted Soil KSCST 03Years 1.33 Lakhs
Research Innovations: Novel Isolates of Streptomyces Reported
Streptomyces gulbargensis Streptomyces tritolerans Streptomyces deccanensis
Research Publications
1. Production, purification and characterization of L-Asperginase fromstreptomyces gulbargensis. Amena S., Vishalakshi N., Prabhakar M., Dayanand A., Lingappa K. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. (2010) 41:173-178.
2. Antimicrobial Activity of silver nanoparticles synthesized from novel Streptomyces species. Shirley, Dayanand A., Sreedhar B., and Syed G.Dastager. Diegest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures. (2010) 5 (2), 447-451.
3. Biosynthesis of vitamin B12 by actinomycetes and its occurrence in fruits and vegetables. K.Vijaya Bhaskar, A. Dayanand , Meenakshi T.M., Zabeen Khanam, Sunitha H.M.,Vanishree, Basavaraj B.Patil. Research and reviews in biosciences. 2010 4(1),66-70.
4. Screening and evaluation of Streptomyces species for protease production. Vishalakshi N, Amena S, Dayanand A. and Lingappa K. journal of Microbial world. 2009 Vol 11(1) 69-76
5. Exploration of Streptomyces species for L- Asparaginase production and its characterization. Amena , Vishalakshi N, Dayanand A. and Lingappa K. Journal of Microbial world. 2009 Vol 11(1) 21-30
6. Production of alkaline Protease under soilid state fermentation by Streptomyces gulbargenesis and its application in removal of blood stain. Vishalakshi N, Amena S , Prabhakar M, Dayanand A. and Lingappa K. The bioscan Vol 4(1) (2009) 105-109.
7. Production and partial purification of α amylase from a novel isolate Streptomyces gulbargensis Dastager G.Syed Dayanand Agsar. Ashok Pandey , Journal of Industrial Microbial Biotechnology (2009) Vol 36:189-194.
8. Production, characterization and application of keratinase from Streptomyces gulbargensis. Dastager G. Syed, Jae Chan Lee, Wen?Jun Li, Chang?Jin Kim, Dayanand Agsar. Bioresource Technology , September (2008) 30:1-4.
9. Production of alkaline protease from Streptomyces gulbargensis and its application in removal of blood stain. Vishalakshi N, Amena S, Prabhakar M, Dayanand A. and Lingappa K. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. (2009)Vol 8, 280-285
10. Dastager G. Syed, Chang-Jin Kim, Jae-Chan Lee, Dayanand Agsar , Dong-Jin Park, Xin-Peng Tian and Wen-Jun Li (2007). Streptomyces deccanensis sp. nov, an alkaliphilic species from Karnataka, India. International Journal of systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2008), 58:1089-1093.
11. Dastager G. Syed, Shu-Kun Tang, Man Cai,Dayanand Agsar , Chang-Jin Kim, Xiao-Yang Zhi, Jae-Chan Lee, Cheng-Lin Jiang and Li-Hua Xu (2008) Saccharomonospora saliphila sp. nov., a novel halophilic actinomycete from an Indian soil. IJSEM- Vol. 58: 570 -573.
12. Syed G. Dastager, Wen-Jun Li, Dayanand Agsar, Jae chan Lee, Dong-Jin Park, Chang-Jin Kim. Cadmium Resistant Actinomycete Isolated from Agricultural Fields. Journal Of Pure And Applied Microbiology, April (2008) 2(1):11-18.
13. Syed G. Dastager, Dayanand Agsar, Wen-Jun Li, Chang–Jin Kim, Jae-Chan Lee, Dong-Jin Park, Xin-Peng Tian, Q. S. Raziuddin. Proteolytic activity from an Alkalitolerant–Thermotolerant Streptomyces gulbargensis sp. nov. Current microbiology (2008)ss.
14. Dastager G. Syed, Agsar Dayanand, Wen Jun Li, Li Hua Xu, Xin. Peng Tian, Chen Lin Jiang, Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. Streptomyces tritolerans sp. nov., a novel actinomycetes isolated from soil in Karnataka, India. June 2007, 92:391–397.
15. Dastager G. Syed, Wen Jun Li, Dayanand A., Mudgulkar B. Sulochana, Shu Ken Tang, Xin, Peng Tian, Xiao. Yang Zhi. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. Streptomyces gulbargensis sp. nov., isolated from soil in Karnataka, India. (2007) 91:99–104.
16. Dastager G. Syed, Wen Jun Li, Dayanand A., Shu Kun Tang, Xin Peng Tian, Xiao Yang Zhi, Li Hua Xu, Chen Lin Jiang. Separation, identification and analysis of pigment (melanin) production in Streptomyces. African Journal of Biotechnology. April 2006 Vol. 5(8) pp. 1131 – 1134.
17. Sarvamangala R. Patil and Dayanand A.. Exploration of regional agro-wastes for the production of pectinase by Aspergillus niger. Food Technology Biotechnology, 2006 44(2) pp 289 – 292.
18. Sarvamangala R. Patil and A. Dayanand . Optimization of process for the production of fungal pectinase from deseeded sunflower head in submerged and solid state conditions. Bioresource Technology: Publication accepted 23 Oct. 2005, 97 (2006) 2340-2344.
19. Sarvamangala R. Patil and A. Dayanand. Production of pectinase from deseeded sunflower head by Aspergillus niger in submerged and solid state conditions. Bioresource Technology: Publication accepted 16 Sept. 2005, 97 (2006) 2054-2058.
20. Dayanand A. and Dastager Syed. Pigmented microorganisms isolated from semi-arid tropical deccan trap of Karnataka, India. ASIAN Review of Biodiversity and environment conservation ARBEC.2005, 1-9.
21. Dayanand A. Prabhavati S. and Dastager Syed. Prevalence and antibiogram of Staphylococcus aureus in pyogenic infection. Journal of Microbial World 2004,6(2): 175-179.
22. H. Anand Kumar, A. Dayanand , C. S. Vinod Kumar and I. Kapur. In vitro activity of norfloxacin against uropathogens and drug efficacy in simulated bladder model under diabetic conditions. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2003, 21(1): 37-42.
23. H. Anand Kumar, A. Dayanand , and I. Kapur. Increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance and multidrug resistance among uropathogens. Journal of Communicable Diseases, 2003, 35(2): 102-108.
24. Sulochana M. B. and Dayanand A. Distribution and fermentation characters of lactic acid bacteria in agroproducts. Journal of Microbial World 2003 (5) 1: 39-43
25. Antibacterial activity of diazepines, benodiazepines and their metal complexes Suresh, B. K. Prabhakar. A. Dayanand and V. H. Kulkarni Research and Development Reporter, 1992, 9 (1 & 2): 79-83.
26. Nodulation and nitrogen fixation of Redgram in Cement Polluted Soil. Dayanand A. and sudarshan Reddy R. Gulbarga University Research Journal (Scio. & Tech.) India 3: (1 & 2) : 98 - 102
27. Effect of moisture on survival and efficiency of native and introduced strains of Rhizobium in the Black cotton soils of Gulbarga. Dayanand A., N. S. Padshetty and K. Ramaswamy. Research and Development Reporter, 1989, 6 (1): 5-9
28. Carbon source utilization, acidalkali production and effectiveness of fast and slow growing Rhizobia from green gram (Vigna radiate)Padshetty, N. S. Dayanand A. and K. Ramaswamy.Gulbarga University Research Journal. Vol. No. 2. Dec. 1988. 65-70.
29. Isolation and screening of native Azospirillium species and their effect on wheat (Triticum aestivum). N. S. Padshetty, Dayanand A. and K. Ramaswamy Research and Development Reporter , 1986, 3(1): 45-49.
30. Effect of individual and combined inoculation of Azospirillum lipoferum on Wheat (T. aestivum) crop. N. S. Padshetty, Dayanand A.and K. Ramaswamy Madras Agric. J, 1986, Vol 73 (1): 30-31.
31. Studies on survival and efficiency of native and introduced strains of Rhizobium species in black cotton soils of Gulbarga. N. S. Padshetty, Dayanand A. and K. Ramaswamy. Research
32. Screening an effective native strain of Rhizobium for Green Gram(Vigna radiata) Dayanand A.,Padshetty,N.S and Ramaswamy,K, Life science ., (1986), 1-7.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes attended
1. Regional Seminar on Environment and Nanotechnology, Department of Microbiology – Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Subcentre Osmanabad, Maharashtra , 06 June, 2011
2. National Symposium on Microbial Diversity ICAR Reseach Complex for GoaEla, Old Goa 403 402 India. Jan 2011
3.

National Seminar on Environment Education for Sustainable Development Centre for Environment Education, Goa, Nov. 25 – 27, 2010

4. 16th National Conference on Aerobiology & National Symposium on Application of Biotechnology in Environment Management & Medicine, Aerobiology 2010, Department of Biotechnology & Environment Study Centre of Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology, Davangere, Nov 19 -21, 2010
5. International Conference on Biotechnology for a better life ICCBL – 2010, Department of Biotechnology, Kalasalingam University, Krisnnankoil ,Tamil Nadu Nov. 15 & 16
6. International Conference on Genomic Sciences (ICGS 2010), School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Nov 12-14, 2010
7. 2nd National Conference in Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga Sep 2009.
8. National Conference on emerging biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Udgir-Maharastra, Aug-2008
9. National Seminar on Nanoscience, Department of Material Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, April -2008
10. National Conference on Biotechnology for Industrial and Rural Development, Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University Gulbarga, February-2008
11. International Conference on Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), NIIST, Trivandrum, Kerala, November – 2007
12. National Conference on Biotechnology, Regional Research Laboratory Trivandrum, Kerala, September-2006
13. Second Convention of Biotech Research Society of India, Centre for Biotechnology and Excellence in Environmental Science, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, November -2005
14. International Conference on Microbial Diversity, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi, April-2005
15. Indo Australian Conference, Biotechnology in Infectious Diseases, Kasturba Medical College, Mahe, Manipal, March-2003
16. National Symposium, Biology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology and Management of Plant Diseases, Gulbarga University, December-2004
17. XXVIII Annual Conference of Indian association of Medical Microbiologists, Sanjay Gandhi PG Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, November -2004
18. 45th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, November-2004
19. 44th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, November -2003
20. 42nd Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, Microbial Biotechnolgy-Millenium’s New Vision, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, November-2001
21. 41st Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur, November-2000
22. International conference on Microbial Biotechnology-Trade and Public Policy, Osmania University, Hyderabad, July-2000
23. 5th Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Maharashtra chapter, MIMSR, Medical College Latur, September-1999
24. XXI National Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Government Medical College, Sholapur, December-1997
25. National Seminar, Biotechnology for Rural and Industrial Development, Gulbarga University, December-1995
26. 31st National Symposium on Microbial technology, Association of Microbiologists of India, Tamil Nadu, Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Januray-1991
27. National Symposium, Centenary Celebrations of Biological Nitrogen Fixation Research, CCS, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, January-1989
28. 7th National Symposium of Indian Society of Life Sciences, Recent Advancement in Life Sciences, Gulbarga University, December-1986
29. International conference on ICFOST-85, 5th Indian convention of Food Scientists and technologists New Delhi, November-1985