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Name Dr. Keshab Chandra Mondal
Designation Professor , Head
Department Name MICRO BIOLOGY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-410 / Centrex Extn. 410
Email ID
Fax 03222-273719
Mobile No 9434196483
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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
Soren JP, Paul T, Banerjee A, MondalKC, DasMohapatra PK: Exploitation of agricultural waste as sole substrate for production of bacterial L-glutaminase under submerged fermentation and the proficient application of fermented hydrolysate as growth promoting agent for probiotic organismsWaste and Biomass Valorization, 11:4245–4257 [[]]2020Springer, The Netherland; ISSN- 18772641
S Mondal, JP Soren, J Mondal, S Rakshit, S K Halder, K C Mondal: Contemporaneous synthesis of multiple carbohydrate debranching enzymes from newly isolated Aspergillus fumigatus SKF-2 under solid state fermentation: A unique enzyme mixture for proficient saccharification of plant bioresourcesIndustrial Crops and Products, 150, 112409 []2020Elsevier, The Netherland [ISSN: 0926 6690]
Jyoti P. Soren, Suman K. Halder, Joy Mondal, Papan K. Hor, Pradeep K. D. Mohapatra, Keshab C. Mondal: A permissive approach for optimization of L-glutaminase production using wheat bran as supporting substrate and assessment of its cytotoxic potentialities.Acta Biologica Szegediensis,. 64(1).2020University of Szeged, Hungary, ISSN: 1588385X, 15884082
Subramaniana B, Rameshbabu AP, Ghosh K, Jha PK, Jha R, Murugesan S, Chattopadhyay S, Dhara S, Mondal KC,Basak P,Guha SK: Impact of styrene maleic anhydride based hydrogel on rat fallopian tube as contraceptive implant with selective antimicrobial propertyMaterials Science & Engineering C 94, 94-1072019Elsevier BV, The Netherland [ISSN 09284931, 18730191]
Hor PK, Ray M, Pal S, Ghosh K, Soren JP, Maiti S, Bera D, Singh S, Dwivedi S, Takó M, DasMohapatra PK and Mondal KC : Some Functional Properties of khambir, an Ethnic Fermented Cereal-Based Food of Western Himalayas.Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:730. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.007302019Frontiers Media S.A., Switzerland [ISSN: 1664302X]
Abhijit Banika, Joy Mondal, Subham Rakshit, Kuntal Ghosh, Shankar Prasad Sha, Suman Kumar Halder, Chandradipa Ghosh, Keshab Chandra Mondal :Amelioration of cold-induced gastric injury by a yeast probiotic isolated from traditional fermented foods.Journal of Functional Foods, 59, 164–173 []2019Elsevier BV, Netherland ISSN:17564646
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. 10:851–863 [DOI: 10.1007/s12649-017-0114-8]2019Springer, The Netherland; ISSN- 18772641
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.9(3):441-452 [ /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]
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 diversities.Genetica, 146(1):13-27 [DOI 10.1007/s10709-017-9986-6]2018Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherland [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

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 interventions for quality improvement of traditional fermented foods related to the improvement of livelihood of native people’ in the conference cum workshop on ‘Host Microbes interactions’IASST, GuwahatiIASST, Guwahati2019
‘Gut flora and health of individual’ in the National Workshop on Emerging Trends in Life Sciences for Sustainable DevelopmentDepartment of Life SciencesRama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar2019
Gut flora and their metabolic end products for health perspective of individual in 2 days National level seminar on Academia –Industry meets on opportunity and challenges on foodomics in functional food preparation based industrial processMidnapore City CollegeMidnapore City College2019
‘Present scenario and realistic constrains of food microbiology education in India’ in the 3rd FMTGN symposium ‘Food Microbiology Education in Practice’ of ‘26th International ICFMH Conference - Biodiversity of Foodborne Microbes ( FoodMicro 2018)’INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON FOOD MICROBIOLOGY AND HYGIENEFreie Universität Berlin, Germany2018
Traditional fermented foods : the glory of ancient past and remedy for future’ in the DST-SERB sponsored 2 days National level seminar on ‘Role of Basic Sciences in Translational Research applied on Biological Sciences and Human Health’Midnapore City CollegeMidnapore City College2018
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
Biotechnology Popularization and Skill Development Program for Higher Secondary School Students on ‘Advances of Biological Tools Towards Omics Age’ (3 days : December 11-13, 2018)2018Program CoordinatorBiotech Research Society of India (BRSI)
National Level Seminar on ‘Perspectives of Human Health, Microbial Biotechnology & Innovation (PHMBI-18)’ on 27th – 29th March, 20182018Jt. Organizing SecretaryUGC, Govt. of India
Short-term training course entitled ‘Application of Metagenomics and proteomics in Crossroads of Biological Sciences’ for college / university teachers and mid carrier scientist (21 days : 25th October to 18th November, 2017)2018Course DirectorDBT, Govt. of India
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
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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