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Name Dr. Keshab Chandra Mondal
Designation Professor , Head
Department Name MICRO BIOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 477
Email ID
Fax 03222-273719
Mobile No 9434196483
Personal Website
Address Department of Microbiology Vidyasagar University Midnapur - 721102 West Bengal; INDIA
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph. DVidyasagar University2002
M. Sc.Vidyasagar University1991
B. Sc (Hons)Vidyasagar University1989
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Associate Professor, Vidyasagar University, 14/03/2009 - till
Reader, Vidyasagar University, 14/03/2006 - 13/03/2009
Sr.Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Raja N L Khan Womens College, 18/09/2002 - 13/03/2006
Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Raja N L Khan Womens College 14/03/1997 - 17/09/2002
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Microbiology, Immunology & Tissue Culture
Microbial enzymes (Amylases, Keratinase, Chitinase, Tannase, Cellulases, Xylanase, etc)
Fermented probiotic foods
Gastrointestinal microbial ecology
Antimicrobial substances –from plants and microbes
Course/ Subject Taught 
Biochemistry, Immunology, Medical Microbiology,Fermented Food
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
M. Ray, P.K. Hor, D. Ojha, J.P. Soren, S.N. Singh, K.C. Mondal : Bifidobacteria and its rice fermented products on diet induced obese mice: analysis of physical status, serum profile and gene expressions.Beneficial Microbes. [ /BM2017.0056]2018Wageningen Academic Publishers, Netherlands, [ISSN: 18762883, 18762891]
CarolinaZambrano, AlexandraKotogán, OttóBencsik, TamásPapp, CsabaVágvölgyi, Keshab C.Mondal, JuditKrisch, MiklósTakó : Mobilization of phenolic antioxidants from grape, apple and pitahaya residues via solid state fungal fermentation and carbohydrase treatment.LWT - Food Science and Technology, 89, 457-465 []2018Elsevier Inc., United States [ISSN: 00236438, 10961127]
Arpita Patra, Shreya Mandal, Keshab Chandra Mondal, Dilip Kumar Nandi: Therapeutic potential of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum AD3 on acetaminophen induced uremia in experimental rats.Clinical Nutrition Experimental, 19, 12-22 []2018Elsevier Limited, UK [ISSN: 23529393]
Mousumi Ray, Kuntal Ghosh, Jyoti Prakash Soren, Papan Kumar Har, Sourav Kumar Nandi, Som Nath Singh, Keshab Chandra Mondal: Fortification of rice gruel into functional beverage and establishment as a carrier of newly isolated Bifidobacterium sp. MKK4.Research Journal of Microbiology. 12, 102-117. [DOI: 10.3923/jm.2017.102.117]2017Academic Journals Inc.USA ISSN: 18164935
Suhrid R. Dutta, Samiran S. Gauri, Twisa Ghosh, Suman K. Halder, Pradeep K. DasMohapatra, Keshab C. Mondal, Ananta K. Ghosh: Elucidation of structural and functional integration of a novel antimicrobial peptide from Antheraea mylitta.Bio-organic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters [ 2017.03.003]2017Pergamon Press Ltd., UK ISSN : 14643405, 0960894X
Mousumi Ray, Papan Kumar Har, Som Nath Singh, Keshab Chandra Mondal: Screening of health beneficial microbes with potential probiotic characteristics from the traditional rice-based alcoholic beverage, hariaActa Biologica Szegediensis,. 61(1):51-582017University of Szeged, Hungary, ISSN: 1588385X, 15884082
Mukherjee, R., Paul, T., Soren, J.P., Halder, S., Mondal, K.C., Pati, B.R., Das Mohapatra, P.K : Acidophilic a-Amylase Production from Aspergillus niger RBP7 Using Potato Peel as Substrate: A Waste to Value Added Approach.Waste and Biomass Valorization. [DOI: 10.1007/s12649-017-0114-8]2017Springer, The Netherland; ISSN- 18772641
Prasenjit Barman, Partha Bandyopadhyay, Ahmet Kati, Tanmay Paul, Amit Kumar Mandal, Keshab Chandra Mondal, Pradeep Kumar Das Mohapatra: Characterization and Strain Improvement of Aerobic Denitrifying EPS Producing Bacterium Bacillus cereus PB88 for Shrimp Water Quality ManagementWaste Biomass Valorization2017Springer, The Netherland; ISSN- 18772641
Singha, K., Pati, B.R., Mondal, K.C., Mohapatra, P.K.D.: Study of nutritional and antibacterial potential of some wild edible mushrooms from Gurguripal Ecoforest, West Bengal, India.Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 16: 222-2272017National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), India, ISSN: 09750967, 09725849
Pal, S., Sarkar, I., Roy, A., DasMohapatra, P.K., Mondal, K.C., Sen, A.: Comparative evolutionary genomics of Corynebacterium with special reference to codon and amino acid usage diversitiesGenetica [DOI 10.1007/s10709-017-9986-6]2017Kluwer Academic Publishers; The Netherlands; ISSN: 00166707, 15736857

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Amrita Banerjee, Krishanu Singha, Jyoti Prakash Soren, Arnab Sen, Keshab Chandra Mondal, Pradeep Kumar Das Mohapatra : Evolutionary study and sequence structure relationship of fungal tannase and its subcellular localization through bioinformaticsResearch Journal of Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences. 3(2):71-832017Life Sciences Informatics Publications, India, ISSN:2454-6348
Saptadip Samanta, Sanjay Kar, Pradeep Kumar Das Mohapatra, Bikash Ranjan Pati and Keshab Chandra Mondal :Enhanced production of a-amylase from Bacillus licheniformis SKB 4Indian Science Cruiser, 31 (5), 32-39 [DOI: 10.24906/isc/2017/v31/i5/161484]2017Institute of Science [ISSN 0970-4256]
Harekrishna Jana and Keshab Chandra Mondal: Antibacterial, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammation property of the sea weed, Porteresia coarctata, collected from mangrove fringed mudflat of sundarban coast, West Bengal.Journal of Environment and Sociobiology, 14(2), 193-2002017Social Environmental and Biological Association, [2454-2601; 0973-0834]
Saptadip Samanta, Malabendu Jana, Sanjay Kar, Saswati Parua, Pradeep Kumar Das Mohapatra, Bikash Ranjan Pati, Keshab Chandra Mondal: Purification and biochemical characterization of a maltooligosaccharide Producing ?-amylase from Bacillus licheniformis SKB 4.Indian Journal of Applied Microbiology.2017The Editor in-Chief, IJAM, India [ISSN 2249-8400]
Harekrishna Jana, Tamann Roy, Rupali Dey, Jayanta Bikash Dey, Abhrajoti Ghosh, Keshab Chandra Mondal: Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Different Clinical Isolates of HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA in a Tertiary Care Rural Hospital, Bankura, West Bengal, India.Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences, 3(2F):944-9482015Scholars Academic and Scientific Publishers (SAS Publisher,India; ISSN 2320-6691(Online) ISSN 2347-954X(Print)
Harekrishna Jana, Kajari Roy, Keshab Chandra Mondal: Isolation and characterization of dye degrading bacteria from textile industrial waste, Panskura, West Bengal, India.Indian Journal of Applied Research, 5(5), 19-23.2015The Global Journals, India, ISSN 2249 555X
Sambhunath Dinda, Harekrishna Jana, Soma Bhattachaya, Keshab Chandra Mondal : Study on the physico-chemical and microbial profile of the pond water in context of pollution at kolaghat thermal power plant, West Bengal, India.Global Journal for Research Analysis. 3 (6), 174-1772014Global Research Analysis, Ahmedabad [ISSN No. 2277–8160]
Jana HK., Zaman S., Shankhadeep C., Prosenjit P., Mondal KC., Mitra A. Spatio-temporal variation of stored carbon in Porteresia Coarctata along the East and West coasts of IndiaInternational Journal of Engineering and Management Sciences. 4(3), 377-3812013Society for Science and Nature, Lucknow; ISSN-2229-6425
Das Mohapatra P.K., Pati B.R., Mondal K.C. : Diversity of tannase producing bacteria in the forest soil of Shorea robusta Gaertn. F., Paschim Medinipur, WB, India.Indian Journal of Biological Sciences, 17, 56-592011Vidyasagar University
Mandal, S. M., Mondal, K. C., Dey, S., Pati, B. R. : Arsenic biosorption by mucilaginous seeds of Hyptis suaveolens (L) Poit.Journal of Science and Industrial Research, 66 (7): 577 – 5812007NISCAIR (CSIR)ISSN:0022-4456

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
S. HALDER, K. C. MONDAL : Microbial Valorization of Chitinous Bioresources for Chitin Extraction and Production of Chito-Oligomers and N-Acetylglucosamine: Trends, Perspectives and Prospects. In: Patra J., Das G., Shin HS. (eds) Microbial BiotechnologySpringer, Singapore. ISBN [978-981-10-7139-3 (print); 978-981-10-7140-9 (online)] DOI:
H. JENA., K. C. MONDAL., S. K. HALDAR. 2016. Cost effective pre-treatments of lignocellulosic biomass for the production of bioethanol. In : Trends in Experimental Biology (vol 2).Ed. L. Kma.Excel India Publishers, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-93-85777-64-6)2017Co-author
K. C. MONDAL., K. GHOSH., B. MITRA., S. PARUA., P. K. DAS MOHAPATRA. 2016. Rice-based Fermented Foods and Beverages : Functional and Nutraceutical properties.Fermented Foods. Part 2. Technological Interventions. Ed. D. Montet and R C Ray. CRS Press, Boca Raton, USA ISBN 97811386378492017Corresponding Author
5. A. JANA, D. GHOSH, D. DASGUPTA, P. K. DAS MOHAPATRA, K. C. MONDAL. 2017. Biopulping of Lignocellulose. In : Lignocellulosic Biomass Production And Industrial Applications. Ed. A. Kuila and V. Sharma.John Wiley & Sons, Inc., USA, pp 93-110 [ISBN 9781119323600]2017Co-author
Tannin – An effective agent against HIV-IStudium Press LLC, Houston, USA (ISBN: 1-62699-013-1)2012Co-author
"Application of Immobilized Microbial Cells for Enzyme Production with Special Reference to Tannase" in 'Microbial Biotechnology : Methods and Applications'Narosa, India (ISBN: 978-81-8487-131-9)2012Co-author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Jyoti P. SorenIsolation, characterization and application of microbial L-glutaminaseDr. Pradeep K. DasMohapatraOngoing 
Mr. Joy MandalEvaluation of a tribal folklore Stephania hernandifolia wild walp against Herpes simplex virus type I & IIDr. Debprasad ChattopadhyayOngoing 

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Miss Mousumi RayStudy of bioactivities including probiotic characteristics of dominant microbiota from an ethnic fermented food, haria Awarded2018
Miss Arpita PatraEffect of isolated urease positive probiotic lactic acid bacteria strains on acetaminophen induced uremic male albino ratsDr. D. K. NandiAwarded2018
Mr. Suhrid R. DuttaIdentification and Characterizations of Protease Inhibitors and Antimicrobial Peptides from Indian Tropical Tasar Silkworm Antheraea mylittaProf. A. K. GhoshAwarded2017
Mr. Kuntal GhoshProfiling of nutrients and lactic acid bacteria in a rice based fermented beverage Awarded2016
Mr. Tanmoy PaulProduction, characterization and applications of bacterial keratinase Awarded2016
Mr. Suman MajiCharacterization of urinary tract infecting bacteria and their sensitivity to herbal metabolitesDr. P. K. KunduAwarded2016
Miss. Arpita MandalEffect of probiotioces on experimentally induced uramic male albino ratDr. D. K. NandiAwarded2016
Mr. Atanu AdakStudy on microbial enzymes during hyperbaric stress Awarded2015
Mr. Suman Kr. HalderProduction, purification and characterization of chitinase from a newly bacterial isolate Aeromonas hydrophilaProf. B. R. PatiAwarded2015
Mr. Arijit JanaProduction and Application of Bacterial TannaseDr. P. K. Das MohapatraAwarded2015
Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Exploration of therapeutic components from ethnic beverage value added with traditional medicinal plant residues by scheduled tribes community of Jangalmahal area of West BengalPrincipal InvestigatorDST, Govt. of West Bengal []Memo. No. 1169(Sanc)/ST/P/S&T/1G-12/2015 dt. 02/03/201623680003 year20162019 Exptd.

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Bioresource Management of Jangalmahal areaPrincipal InvestigatorUGC Innovative Project (Science)4000002 year20152017
Traditional fermented foods of Ladakh region: Standardization of process parameters for hygienic and quality food preparation related to the economic development of the high altitude societiesPricipal InvestigatorDST, SEED Division, Govt. of India [SEED/TSP/CODER/005/2012 (G) dt. 7.7.2014]42982123 year20142017
Assessment of efficiency and antimicrobial activity of Biostadt aqua productsJoint InvestigatorBiostadt India Ltd. Mumbai – 18 (Grant Amount / year)12000003 year20112014
Studies on the Microbial Profile and Antimicrobial Characteristics of Haria, a Rice Based Fermented BeveragePrincipal InvestigatorUGC [F. No. 40 – 124 / 2011 (SR) dt. 04.07.2011]8998003 year20112014
Study on the Functional Intestinal Flora of Human at High Altitude.Principal InvestigatorDIPAS / DRDO [Ref. TC/336/Task – 160 (KCM)/DIPAS/2009 dt. 9.9.2009]9930002 year20092011
Biobleaching of Industrial Kraft Pulp by Xylanase from both Free and Immobilized Bacterial CellsPrincipal InvestigatorCSIR [Ref. 38 (1234)/09/EMR –II dt. 01.12.2009]11000003 year20092012
Production of Chitinase and Chitosans from Shells of Crustacean through Bacterial FermentationCo - Principal InvestigatorUGC [F. No. 33 – 218 / 2007 (SR) dt. 6.3.2008]8780002 year20082010
Screening of Antimicrobial Potentialities of Medicinal Plant Parts used by Tribal People of Jhargram Sub-division, West Midnapur, West BengalPrincipal InvestigatorUGC [F. No. 32-593 / 2006 (SR) dt.13.7.2007]900002 year20072009
Effect of Hypobaric and Hyperbaric Environment on Gastrointestinal Microflora.Principal InvestigatorDIPAS /DRDO [Ref. 112 (KCM)/DIPAS / 06 dt.15. 8. 2006]7508002 year20062008
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
“Technological intervention for quality improvement of a traditional fermented food product in Jangal Mahal area” in the National Seminar on ‘Bioresource Management’Vidyasagar University on 26th to 27th April, 2016.Vidyasagar University2016
“Bio-embolden of rice by traditional fermentation process” in the International Seminar on ‘Recent advance in Food Processing and Biotechnology’Banaras Hindu University on 5th to 6th April, 2016.Center for Food Science & Technology, Banaras Hindu University2016
“Synergistic action of amylolytic and other enzymes in the bio-enrichment of rice based fermented beverages : a case study on Haria in India” in the International Conference on ‘Ethnic Fermented Foods and Beverages : Microbiology and Health BenefitsDepartment of Microbiology, Sikkim University, Gangtok, India, on 20th to 21st November, 2015Gangtok2015
“Ethanol from rice straw : Optimization of process protocols using two stage microbial systems” in the ‘2nd International conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences’Department of Life Science, NIT, RourkelaNIT, Rourkela, Orissa2015
“Valorization of chitinous wastes using microbial chitinase” in the National Seminar on ‘Natural Resources Development Strategies through Biotechnological Approaches’Dept. of Aquaculture Management & Technology, Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2015
Membership of Learned Society 
Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFB, Life Member)
Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI, Life Member)
Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA, Life Member)
Physiological Society of India (PSI, Life Member)
Indian National Academy of Stress Sciences (INASS, Life Member)
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
President, Biotech Research Society of India – Vidyasagar University (BRSI-VU) unit2011 to 2012
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICABB – 2013)2013Paper presenterDr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Short Term Training Course on Fermentation and Enzyme Technology2013Invited SpeakerDepartment of Biotechnology, CET (BPTU), Bhubaneswar, 1st to 5th February.
UGC sponsored two days National Seminar on Organocatalysis : New Methodologies for Sustainable chemistry2013Invited SpeakerPrabhat Kumar college, Contai, 23rd to 24th March.
Departmental Seminar2013Invited SpeakerPG Dept of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, 9th April.
International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology (ICIB - 2012)2012Invited SpeakerBiotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala. 21st – 23rd November

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Save Water and Energy : Save the Society2014Jt Organizing SecretaryUGC & DDE, VU
National Seminar on “Rural Health & Nutrition : Recent Trend & Monitoring” at Department of Physiology, Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya2012Joint organizer (as President, BRSI - VU unit)UGC
National Seminar on ‘Current Trends in Biological Sciences’ at Dept. of Biological Sciences, Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya2011Joint organizer (as President, BRSI - VU unit)UGC
Refresher Course for college and university teachers on "Application of Bioinformatics on Modern Biology"2010Assistant Course Co-ordinatorDBT
Seminar on ‘Recent Advances of Biological Sciences’ at Dept. of Microbiology, Panskura Banamali College2010Joint organizer (as President, BRSI - VU unit)College Authority
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Member of INDO-HUNGARIAN educational exchange programmeMinistry of HRD, Govt of India2014
Ramendra Sundar Sinha Memorial Award- 2012The Physiological Society of India2012
Qualified GATE (96.91 percentile) and SLETIIT & Govt of WB1994
Obtained gold medal for scoring first rank in M. Sc. ExaminationVidyasagar University1991
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