Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Microbiology
Dr. Vandana Rathod
Reader
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Microbiology
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
E-mail: drvandanarathod@rediffmail.com
Tel No.: +91 8472-263297 (O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-245633 (O)
Residence
Plot no.18,Near Bhavani Temple,
Gubbi Colony,
Gulbarga - 585 105 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 269703 (R)
+91 9886380313 (Cell)
Date of Birth:
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 1974

Ph.D.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga (Topic : 1981
Areas of Specialization

Enzymology, Fermentation Technology, Medical Microbiology, Microbial control.

Areas of Specialization
1.

Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1986 to 1995
2. Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 1995 to 1999
3. Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 1999 to 2005
4. Reader, Dept. of Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 2005 to till date
Research Guidance: Ph.D. - 02, M.Phil. - 02
Research Publications : 29
1. Vandana Rathod & Neelagund, Y.F. 1986.Bacterial flora of Rice moth Corcyra  Cephalonica.Recent advances in life Sci. Vol. 7. p. 81.
2. Neelagund, Y.F. & Vandana Rathod. 1988. Gut bacterial flora of Rice moth Corcyra cephalonica. Gul.Univ.Jof Sci & Technol., 1, (1 & 2): 59 - 64.
3. Vandana Rathod & Neelagund, Y.F.1989. Gut bacterial flora of Almond moth,  Ephestia cautella.Gul.Univ.Jof Sci & Technol., 2, (1 & 2): 88 - 96.
4. Vandana Rathod & Neelagund, Y.F. 1992. Bacillus cereus an effective pathogen for the control of Rice moth Corcyra cephalonic. Ind. J. Microbiol., 32 (3): 291- 296.
5. Vandana Rathod & Neelagund, Y.F. 1992. Tests using bacterial pathogens against  Amond moth,Ephestia cautella. Bio. Sci. Res. Bull., 8 (1-2): 1 - 7.
6. Neelagund, Y.F. & Vandana Rathod. 1993.Toxicity of bacterial pathogens against Warehouse moth, Ephestia elutella. Comp.  Physiol. Ecol., 18 (4): 180 - 186.
7. Azeem, M.A., Neelagund, Y.F. & Vandana Rathod. 1993. Production of fat from fungi: Influenc of temperature. Bull. Pure & Appl. Sci. 12B (1-2): 129 - 135.
8. Vandana Rathod & Neelagund, Y.F. 1994. Gut bacterial flora of Warehouse moth,  Ephestia elutella Gul. Univ. J. Sci. & Technol., 2 (1 & 2): 129 - 135.
9. Neelagund, Y.F., Sunita Kulkarni, Vandana Rathod & Sumangala D. 1997. Use of UV rays in the improvement of Yeast strains in ethanol production. Bio.Sci. Res. Bull., 13 (2): 105 - 113.
10. Shobha, T., Neelagund, Y.F. & Vandana Rathod. 1997. Incidence of silkworm diseases in Gulbarga distict. Bio. Sci. Res.Bull. 13 (2): 114 - 130.
11. Neelagund, Y.F., Vandana Rathod & Meenakumari, S. 1998. Toxicity of Bacillus   cereus against Rice Weevil, Sitophilus oryzae. Geobios. 25: 91 - 96.
12. Md. Abdul Azeem, Neelagund, Y.F. & Vandana Rathod. 1999. Biotechnological production of oil: Fatty acid composition of microbial oil. Plant Foods for Hum. Nutr. 53: 381 - 386.
13. Neelagund,Y.F., R.C.Kanta & Vandana Rathod. 1999. Influence of process variables on the yield of ethanol from maize (Zea   Mays) by  Saccharomyces cerevisiae var ellipsoideus and S. uvarum. Appl. Sci  Periodicals.  1 ( 3 ) ; 162 - 167.
14. Md.Abdul Azeem, Neelagund,Y.F. & Vandana Rathod. 1999. Screening of moulds for oleagenicity (SCO). Bull.of Pure & Appl. Sci. 18B (2) : 51 - 54.
15. Vandana Rathod,Neelagund,Y.F. & Azeem, M.A. 2002.Biotechnological production of oil : Influence of Mineral salts on felt and fat formation.  Appl.  Sci. Periodicals,4, (2): 69-75.
16. Neelagund,Y.F.Vandana Rathod & M.A.Azeem.2003 Production of oil from Aspergillus species : Influence of Nitrogen source. J. of Food.Sci.Technol Vol.40,No.1, 109-111.
17. Neelagund,Y.F. Abdul Azeem, & Vandana Rathod  2003. Effect of Incubation period on felt and fat formation by Aspergillus & Fusarium species. Asian. J. of Micro. Biotech. & Envirn.Sci.No.(3). P.393-396.
18. Neelagund,Y.F.Vandana Rathod & Azeem,M.A.2003. Biotechnological production of oil fromAspergillus & Fusarium Sps.: Effect of pH of the mediumon felt & fat formation.J.ofMicrobialWorld.Vol.5.N0.2.
19. Neelagund,Y.F.Vandana Rathod. 2003. Environmental pollution: Treat to Humanity. Proc.Envirn.Mang.& Pollution Control. 57-60.
20. Vishwanath, N.H., Vandana, R, Neelagund, Y.F, Sameena, R, Anand, S, Chetan.J,D & Raghavendra, S.2004. Microbiological Studies of roadside fast food: Pani puri in Gulbarga city, J. of Applied Sci. Periodicals, Vol. 4, No.2.61-67
21. Ranjeri,R.V., Vandana Rathod, Y.F. Neelagund & S.Deshpande.2004.   GA3 production from fungi screened from different soils of Gulbarga region. Proc. Nat. Symp. Bioreso, Biotech & Bioenterprise.p. 260-265.
22. Vandana,R, Sameena, R, & Neelagund,Y.F.2006 Partial purification of tannase from Acacia  Pods by salt precipitation, dialysis and  HPLC using Aspergillus terreus; Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology  And Environmental Sciences. No (4).
23. Vandana,R, Sameena, R, & Neelagund,Y.F. Screening and characterization of fungi for  Tannase production; Indian Journal of  Microbiology  (Communicated).
24. Vandana,R, Sameena, R, & Neelagund,Y.F. Influence of physical and nutritional factors for tannase production; Applied Science Periodicals (Communicated).
25. Suprit Deshpande, Neelagund Y.F., & Vandana R. Incidence of infection due to Gram-negative Bacilli from different hospitals at Gulbarga; Journal of Microbial World (Communicated).
26. Chethan J.D. Neelagund Y.F., & Vandana R.2006 Scale up studies for alkaline protease production by Aspergillus wentii gr. Under Submerged Fermentation; World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Communicated).
27. Chethan J.D. Neelagund Y.F., & Vandana R.2007 Purification and  characterization of alkaline protease Production by A.wentii gr.Enz. Microb.Technology (Communicated).
28. Neelagund,Y.F., Suprit Deshpande and Vandana R., 2007. ”Incidence of infection due to Gram negative bacilli from different hospitals at Gulbarga”. Journal of Microbial World. 9(1): 11-20
29. Neelagund,Y.F.,Suprit D., Vandana R. and Vinod Kumar C. S.,2006. “Prevalence and Antibiogram study of E.coli isolates from Clinical samples at Gulbarga”. Presented in National workshop on Epidemiological Research Methods held at Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal on 23rd –25th November.
Membership of Professional Organizations
1.

Life Member of central silk Board.

2. Member of Association of Microbiologists of India.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes attended
1. Attended 7th National Symposium of Indian Society of Life Science on Recent Advances in Life Sciences, 10-12thNov 1986.
2. Attended XXXI Annual Conference of The Association of Microbiologists of India, 23-25th Jan 1991, Mysore.
3. Attended international conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Biosciences, 30thAug to 1stSept 1992.
4. Attended National Seminar on Biotechnology for Rural & Industrial Development on Dec. 22-23,-1995 IN GUG.
5. Attended one day International seminar on the role of public institutions in the empowerment of women at the Centre for Women Studies, GUG, and 16th Jan, 1997.
6. Attended & Presented paper on “Toxicity of bacterial pathogens against two Lepidopteron storage pests” In 7th All India Conference on Cytology & Genetics & Symposium on Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology, Oct 26th-28th, 1998 at GUG.
7. Attended and presented paper on “Single cell oil from Fusarium Sps; influence of carbon source EBM-05” p. 25, In XIIIth NESA Annual conference & National Symposium on Environment Issues – The 21st Century. Dec 12-14, 1998. In Dept of Microbiology GUG.
8. Attended & Presented paper on “Biotechnological production of oil; influence of nitrogen source” in International conference on microbial biotechnology trade and public, 15-17 July, 2000, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
9. Attended & Presented paper on “Effect of incubation period on felt & fat formation by Aspergillus & Fusarium species” in 41st Annual conference of Microbiotech 2000 at Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur.
10. Attended seminar on “Higher education and proposed Karnataka state University bill – 2000” on 22nd Jan 2001.
11. Attended & Presented Paper on “Screening of microorganisms for amylase from locally available starchy wastes” in 42nd Annual Conference of Microbial Biotechnology Millenniums New Vision, from 9-11 Nov 2001 in Dept. of Microbiology GUG.
12. Attended & Presented paper on “Influence of pH on fat yield by Aspergillus and Fusarium sps.” in 42nd Annual Conference of Microbial Biotechnology Millenniums New Vision, from 9-11 Nov 2001 in Dept. of Microbiology GUG.
13. Attended & presented paper on “Microbiological studies of roadside fast food,      panipuri in Gulbarga city” at 15th Indian convention of Food Scientists &      Technologists, 12-13 Dec 2002, Mysore, India.
14. Attended seminar on “Innovative strategies of attracting funds to Universities of Karnataka in general and Gulbarga in particular” GUG, 14th Feb 2003.
15. Attended & Presented paper on “Environmental pollution threat to humanity” in one Day Seminar on Environmental Management & Pollution Control held on 18th Feb 2003 At Environmental Science Dept. GUG.
16. Attended & Presented paper on “GA3 production from fungi screened from different soils of Gulbarga region “in the national symposium on Bioresources Biotechnology and Bioenterprises, 19-12 Nov 2003, Dept of Zoology, Osmania University Hyderabad.
17. Presented a paper on “Antibiotic resistant Gram negative bacteria in critical care units.” in XXVIII National Congress, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, from 25-28 Nov 2004, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.
18. Presented a paper on “Acute pyogenic meningitis in children” in XXVIII National Congress, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, from 25-28 Nov 2004, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.
19. Presented a paper on “Plate assay technique for screening of extracellular tannase producing fungi” in XIII Sourthern Regional Conference on  Microbial Inoculants, held from 3rd to 5th Dec 2004 in the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Bijapur.
20. Presented a paper on “Optimisation of pH and partial purification of extracellular tannase from Aspergillus sps., using polyethylene glycol-tannic acid complex” in Symposium on Biology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology and Management of Plant Diseases from 9-10 Dec. 2004, in Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
21. Presented a paper on “Extended spectrum β-lactamase in Gram negative Bacilli isolated from critical care units” in Indo – Australian conference on Biotechnology in infectious diseases from 1-3 March, 2005 at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.]
22. Presented a paper on “Use of Bacteriophage in the treatment of septicemic mice from the clinical isolates of Mdr Klebsiella pneumoniae” in Indo – Australian conference on Biotechnology in infectious diseases from 1-3 March, 2005 at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
23. Presented a paper on “Optimisation of pH for partial purification of extracellular tannase from Aspergillus niger using polyethylene glycol-tannic acid complex” in International Conference on Microbial Diversity, from 16-18 April, 2005, in Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi.
24. Presented a paper on “Influence of incubation period on the production of extracellular fungal proteases by submerged fermentation” in International Conference on Microbial Diversity, from 16-18 April, 2005, in Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi.
25. Attended and presented paper on “Extended spectrum β-lactamase in Gram negative Bacilli isolated from critical care units” in Indo – Australian conference on Biotechnology in infectious diseases on 1-3 March, 2005 at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
26.

Attended and presented paper on “Antibacterial activity of the seed extract of Mallotus philippinensis (Kamala) against multidrug resistant strains of Pseudomonas and Klebsiella sps.” In 3rd National conference of Indian association of applied microbiologists  (IAAM)  from 5th to 7th Jan’ 2005 at Dept. of Microbiology Adhiparasakthi college of Arts & Science, Tamilnadu. (Received  Award for Best Poster Presentation)