M.Phil. Programme in Environmental Science(Novel reactor system for the cultivation of actinobacteria of the Sundarbans)Jadavpur University
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The Jadavpur University offers a number of courses.One of the courses is M.Phil. Programme in Environmental Science(Novel reactor system for the cultivation of actinobacteria of the Sundarbans)
This Course is offered by the School of Energy Studies
In order to impart higher education in the field of environmental studies, the University Grants Commission sanctioned post graduate and M. Phil. courses under the special category “Emerging Areas” in several Universities in India. Jadavpur University was the first University in West Bengal to offer M. Phil. in 1985 as “M.Phil. Programme in Environmental Science”. This programme has been merged with School of Environmental Studies in 2005 and is functioning as a teaching activity of the School under the Faculty of Science. From being a part-time evening course since its inception in 1985, this course was transformed into a full-time course in 2001.
To understand the relationship between the distribution of actinomycetes, their antagonistic potential and the physico-chemical properties of the Sundarbans, a novel reactor system, the rotating disk bioreactor (RDBR), was used to mimic the niche environmental conditions of three salt-tolerant estuarine actinomycetes. The RDBR was operated at a rotational speed of 1.0 revolution per day with 50% submergence of discs and an aeration rate of 1.0 vvm in a
sucrose-containing medium. This mimicked certain aspects of the intertidal estuarine habitat of the marine isolates, supported biofilm formation and production of antimicrobial metabolite.