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Department of Microbiology, BHU

Varanasi, UP (INDIA)

“International Conference on Bacteriophages in River Ganga” Date: August 22-23, 2017, Venue: K.N.Udupa Auditorium, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, (INDIA)

Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University and its outstanding achievements are tribute to the vast vision indomitable spirit and unflagging zeal of our founding father "Bharat Ratn" Mahamana Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya Ji. It is a monument to his selfless service in the cause of Indian education. BHU always ranks among top Universities of India, established in 1916. The main campus spreads over 1300 acres. University harbor's 6 Institutes, 16 faculties and 158 departments. Total enrolled students exceed 30,000 per year. It also has over 75 hostels including IMS, IIT, Management Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Agriculture etc.

Institute of Medical Sciences - BHU

The College of Medical Sciences was established in 1960 by converting the then running Ayurvedic College with Professor K.N. Udupa as its founder principal. The College then had 10 departments - 9 in Modern Medicine and 1 in Indian Medicine. In 1963, MBBS training was recognized both by General Medical Council, U.K. and Medical Council of India. The Post Graduate Institute of Indian Medicine (since 1963) was merged with Institute of Medical Sciences established in 1971. Further growth of postgraduate education continued with approval of DM and MCh courses in 10 Super-specialties in 1976. In 1978, the existing faculty was bifurcated into the Faculty of Ayurveda and Faculty of Medicine to facilitate their independent growth. Later in the year 2010 were added Faculty of Dental Science in year 2006 and College of Nursing.

Currently, there are 22 departments of broad specialities and 11 super-specialities imparting training to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Modern medicine. His Excellency, the President of India, in the capacity of Visitor of the University, has very kindly approved the creation of Faculty of Dental Sciences in the Institute during the year 2006. Sir Sunderlal Hospital attached to the IMS, BHU Varanasi, is a modern hospital, with 1566 beds, 22 Operation theatres with almost all essential components and services. The annual outpatient attendance is about 12,00,000 and the indoor admissions number about 54,000 /year. A number of special clinics including Well Baby Clinic & Immunization Clinic, Geriatric Clinic, De-addiction Clinic, Peadiatric Hematology-Oncology Unit & Thalassemia Day care Unit. are also being run. S.S Hospital is presently catering to the health needs of more than 20 crores population in its vast catchments area that includes Eastern UP and adjoining states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and even neighboring country Nepal.

Department of Microbiology - BHU

With the growing knowledge about microbes causing infection with or without disease production, the discipline of Microbiology had separated from the main discipline of Pathology on February 28, 1966. At the time of inception, the department started only with one professor and one reader, housed at the ground floor of Nursing School. Professor Hardas Singh, the founder head of the department, being an Ex army man nurtured the department under strict disciplinary rules. It was a major boost to the department when it was shifted to the ground floor of the present building in 1969.

By the year 1971, the department was enriched with one Professor, one Reader and one Lecturer along with three demonstrators. As reader Dr P.C Sen and as lecturer Dr. Suhas C. Sanyal were imparting the knowledge of Microbiology to M.D., M.B.B.S. and Nursing students. Later in 1979, two more floors were added to the building with the generous financial aid of University Grant Commission (UGC). UGC also augmented the department with total faculty positions of 2 Professors, 5 Readers and 4 Lecturers. However, presently department has addition of one more permanent position of Assistant Professor from Faculty of Dental Sciences. The department admits 4 junior residents and three senior residents (trauma centre) every year. There are 12 Ph. D. scholars, two post docs and one Research Associate in the department.

The department has Bacteriology, Immunology, Parasitology, Mycology, Anaerobic Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology and Virology as functionally independent divisions. Teaching is an integral part of departmental academic activity. The department has been engaged in training MBBS, B.D.S, B.Sc. nursing, MD students and Ph.D. scholars. It offers excellent opportunities for research in infectious diseases. The department is highly dynamic, engaged in imparting quality education, collaborative research and indulged in variety of community oriented services. During the last 5 years department has published more than 180 research articles in peer reviewed journal with citations more than 4000. In the recent past the department has organized National IAMM congress in 2011. One State level UP - UK Chapter of IAMM - 2015. Till date, department has produced 42 Ph.D. and 82 M.D. In future department wishes to become self sufficient in applying bioinformatics tools in our molecular experiments, establishment of Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory and NAAC accredited laboratories and techniques. Most importantly, the department is continuously working on Bacteriophages for more than one decade specially in the area of Phage therapy in clinical settings.


In the holy city of India "VARANASI"


Varanasi, more commonly known as Kashi is the abode of Lord Shiva and the religious capital of India. This 'city of lights' is a place of great historical importance endowed with rich heritage of art, music and spirituality. The antiquity of the city has been marked by Lord Vishwanath temple (one of the twelve revered jyotirlingas), Ganges and its ghats, Ganga Arti, Banarasi sarees, Banarasi paan, Sarnath and Banaras Hindu University founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The university is the largest residential university of Asia and an internationally reputed center of learning. The department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU is internationally recognized for its research activities and nationally acclaimed for imparting high quality training to the students. The department also caters microbiological laboratory services to more than 20 crore population of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Western Bihar, adjoining Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand as well as neighbouring country Nepal.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishvanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, the holiest existing place of Hindus. The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples.


Sarnath has been developed as a place of pilgrimage, both for Buddhists from India and abroad. A number of countries in which Buddhism is a major (or the dominant) religion, among them Thailand, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, have established temples and monasteries in Sarnath in the style that is typical for the respective country.

Ganga River

River Ganga or the Ganges is a major river of the Indian subcontinent, associated in myth and reality with the land and people of India as well as neighboring countries like Bangladesh. In Hinduism, the river Ganga is personified as Goddess and holds an important place in the Hindu religion.

The Ramnagar Fort

The Ramnagar Fort is a fortification in Ramnagar, Varanasi, India. It is located near the Ganga River on its eastern bank, opposite to the Tulsi Ghat. The sandstone structure was built in the Mughal style in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh.

Organizing Committee

Advisory Committee National

Prf. M Sahu, Dean, Faculty of Ayurveda; Prof.Naresh Kumar, Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences; Dr. Sanjay Mehendale, Additional Director, ICMR; Dr. R S Dhaliwal, Scientist G, ICMR; Dr. V P Singh, Scientist D, ICMR; Dr. Geetika Yadav, Scientist, D, ICMR; Dr. O P Upadhyay, Medical Superintendent (Sir Sunderlal Hospital); Prof. Sanjeev K. Gupta, Professor In-charge, Trauma Centre; Dr. Anil K. Gulati, Ex Professor, Department of Microbiology; Prof. S.K. Saraf, Department of Orthopaedics; Prof. Anil K Tripathi Director, CIMAP; Prof. C.P. Mishra, Community Medicine; Prof. Shampa Anupurba, Department of Microbiology; Prof. Ragini Tilak, Department of Microbiology; Prof. R.K. Mall, IESD; Prof. Sanjay Singh, IIT-BHU; Prof. N.V.C. Rao, Department of Geology, I.S.; Prof. Devendra Mohan, Civil Engineering IIT-BHU; Prof. Kavita Shah, Director, IESD; Dr. T.B. Singh, Biostatistics; Dr. Saurabh Singh, Orthpeadics; Dr. Sunit K Singh, MBU; Dr. Ashish K Singh, School of Biochemical Engg. IIT-BHU


Andrzej Gorski, Poland; William C. Summers, USA

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Organizing Secretary

Prof. Gopal Nath

“International Conference on Bacteriophages in River Ganga"

Department of Microbiology

Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi, U.P. (INDIA)

E-mail: icbrg2017@gmail.com, gopalnath@gmail.com, gnath@bhu.ac.in

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