• Departmental profile

    The activity of Department of Veterinary Microbiology started from 1995 along with the inception of West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences. Presently 5 teaching and 4 non-teaching staff members are serving the Department for both Belgachia and Mohanpur campus.
  • Faculty Member

    Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
    Head of the Department. : Dr. Devi Prasad Isore

    DR. SIDDHARTHA NARAYAN JOARDAR

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Professor
    Email : joardar69@gmail.com

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 76
    INTERNATIONAL: 35
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 16
    MANUAL: 3
    OTHERS: 21

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 24
    CURRENT: 1

    DR. INDRANIL SAMANTA

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Associate Professor
    Email : isamanta76@gmail.com

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 47
    INTERNATIONAL: 34
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 33
    MANUAL: 2
    OTHERS: 2

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 3
    CURRENT: 1

    DR. DEVI PRASAD ISORE

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : deviprasadisore@gmail.com
    Phone : 9903564342

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 19
    INTERNATIONAL: 3
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 7
    MANUAL: 2
    OTHERS:

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 7
    CURRENT: 1

    DR. KUNAL BATABYAL

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 47
    INTERNATIONAL: 34
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 33
    MANUAL: 2
    OTHERS: 2

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 1
    CURRENT:

    DR. SAMIR DEY

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : samirddy@yahoo.co.in
    Phone : 9732760781

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 11
    INTERNATIONAL: 1
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 2
    MANUAL:
    OTHERS:

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 1
    CURRENT:

  • Course

    Course offered:

    Undergraduate Programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    VMC-211 General Veterinary Microbiology 1+1=2
    VMC-221 Veterinary Immunology and Serology 1+1=2
    VMC-311 Systematic Veterinary Bacteriology & Mycology 2+1=3
    VMC-321 Systematic Veterinary Virology 2+1=3
    VLD 411 Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnosis-I 0+1=1
    VLD 421 Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnosis-II 0+1=1
    Post-graduate programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    VMC-601 Bacteriology-I 3+1=4
    VMC-602 Bacteriology-II 3+1=4
    VMC-603 Veterinary Mycology 1 +1 =2
    VMC-604 General Virology 2 +1 =3
    VMC-605 Systematic Animal Virology 3+1=4
    VMC-606 Principles of Immunology 2+1=3
    VMC-607 Vaccinology 2+0=2
    VMC-608 Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases 1+2=3
    VMC-609 Techniques in Microbiology & Immunology 0+3=3
    VOG 691 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0=1
    DM – 599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 20
    Ph D
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    VMC-701 Advances in Bacteriology 2+1=3
    VMC-705 Molecular Determinants of bacterial pathogens 2+1=3
    VMC-706 Advances in Virology 2+1=3
    VMC-712 Advances in Cellular Immunology 2+1=3
    VMC-714 Advances in vaccinology 2+0=2
    VMC-717 Current topics in infection and immunity 3+0=3
    VMC-791 Doctoral Seminar-I 1+0=1
    VMC-792 Doctoral Seminar-II 1+0=1
    FPT 699 DOCTORAL RESEARCH 45
  • Project Completed / ongoing

    Completed
    Sl.No. Title Name of PI Period Funding Agency Budget (Rs. in lakhs)
    1 Identification of SNPs in leptin gene for selection of Mithun (Bos frontalis) for higher growth traits and characterization of leptin protein growth traits and characterization of leptin protein Dr. Siddhartha Narayan Joardar 2011-2014 DBT, GOI 16.730
    2 Rapid Grant Young Investigator scheme (RGYI scheme) entitled “Characterization of immune-effector cells and cytokines in Indian major and Minor carps” Dr. Siddhartha Narayan Joardar 2008-2010 Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India 15.150

     

    Ongoing
    Sl.No. Title Name of PI Period Funding Agency Budget (Rs. in lakhs)
    1 Epidemiology of Extended-Spectrum Beta Lactamases (ESBLs) in Enterobacterioceae group of bacteria isolated from swine in NER (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura) and swine & poultry in West Bengal Dr. Siddhartha Narayan Joardar 2011-2016 DBT, GOI 24.630
    2 All India Network Programme on Bluetongue Dr. Siddhartha Narayan Joardar 2001-2016 Network programme, ICAR 86.850
  • Research Findings

    ProjectResearch FindingsIdentification of SNPs in leptin gene for selection of Mithun (Bos frontalis) for higher growth traits and characterization of leptin protein growth traits and characterization of leptin proteinEpidemiology of Extended-Spectrum Beta Lactamases (ESBLs) in Enterobacterioceae group of bacteria isolated from swine in NER (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura) and swine & poultry in West Bengal

    • Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Klebsiella were isolated from healthy backyard birds, broilers, krouilers, besides indigenous (non-descript) and farmed pigs.
    • In backyard poultry (RIR breed) virulence genes for avian pathogenic E. coli (n=272) (papC, tsh, iucC) was not detected except the astA. The study revealed that the commensal E. coli present in backyard birds are devoid of virulence genes to establish infection. Further, these commensal E. coli also did not possess any virulence genes for shiga toxin producing E. coli and uropathogenic E. coli that are major human pathogen. So the backyard birds may be considered as a safe food in terms of zoonotic microbial infection. Whereas, among the E. coli isolates of broilers examined by m-PCR, 5.1% were found to possess the virulence genes for shiga toxin producing E. coli and enteropathogenic E. coli.
    • Regarding the carriage of major extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) genes, the studied backyard birds were detected to be free whereas, broilers (29.4%) possessed them. This finding also revealed that the backyard birds are safe in terms of antimicrobial resistance gene transfer.
    • ESBL-E. coli was detected with higher frequency in indigenous pigs than the farmed pigs, although no history of antibiotic use in indigenous pigs was noted.
    • During in vivo challenge study of ESBL-E. coli in different breeds of poultry such as RIR, broiler and Haringhata Black (native breed), high immune responses were observed in HB and RIR birds than the broilers that could be one of  the driving factor of disease resistance.

    The in vivo challenge of ESBL-E. coli in different breeds of poultry also revealed that, ceftriaxone-tazobactam combination (8:1) @ 25 mg kg-1 bw-1 at 12 h interval for 3 consecutive days can be used as effective treatment strategy.

    All India Network Programme on Bluetongue

    It is one of the oldest project running in WBUAFS since 2001. Some of the achievements of the project during 2014-15 are depicted below :

    • Seromonitoring for prevalence of bluetongue (BT) in sheep, goat and cattle was assessed for the first time in Meghalaya state. Considerable sero- positivity was detected in sheep (26.9 %), goat (56.5 %) and cattle (42.4 %) indicating the prevalence of bluetongue in ruminants of the state.
    • Studies on prevalence of bluetongue in ruminants of Jharkhand were carried out for the first time. High seropositivity was detected in sheep (43.68%), goat (43.33%) and cattle (57.50%) for anti-BT antibodies in different agro-climatic zones of Jharkhand. Predominant vector for BT was detected as Culicoides oxystoma.
    • Anti-BT antibodies (38%) detected in free-range mithun (Bos frontalis) for the first time.
    • Seroprevalance of BT in ruminants (sheep-26.66%, goat-31.25%, cattle-52.27%) of Orissa reported for the first time.
    • One bluetongue virus (BTV) isolate (WB/G/13) was generated from suspected goat of Midnapur district of West Bengal.
    • Molecular characterization encompassing RT-PCR, Cloning and Sequencing of the new BTV isolate revealed that the isolate was of BTV- 16.
    • Molecular identification & phylogenetic characterization of BT vector, Culicoides oxystoma, was carried out for the first time from eastern India.

    Rapid Grant Young Investigator scheme (RGYI scheme) entitled “Characterization of immune-effector cells and cytokines in Indian major and Minor carps”