School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Ashish Sachan

Associate Professor & Head,
Department of Life Sciences,
Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

 

E-mail : ashish.sachan@cuj.ac.in

Educational Qualification  

M.Sc., M.Tech., PhD

Area of Interest  
  1. Molecular and Cellular Biology
  2. Neurobiology
  3. Physiology and Biochemistry
Courses Taught  
  1. Microbial Biotechnology            LS141030
  2. Microbial Biotechnology            BIO526031
  3. Biotechniques                              BIO621020
  4. Applied Microbiology                 BIO621030
  5. Applied Microbiology                  LS 131040
  6. General Microbiology                  BIO611060
  7. Microbiology Lab                        BIO612070
  8. Industrial Microbiology lab       LS132080
  9. Applied Microbiology Lab         BIO622080
Brief introduction  

Dr. Ashish Sachan is a Associate Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Jharkhand, India. He obtained his M.Tech. and Ph.D degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India. His main area of research is exploring the microorganisms for degradation of pollutants and production of value-added products. He is actively involved in research and has published more than 20 papers in international and national journals such as FUEL, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Journals of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Annals of Microbiology and Letters in Microbiology. He is a life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India and the Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI).

Administrative responsibilities (with active period)  
  1. NSS Coordinator (25.10.2018-21.01.2021)
  2. Purchase Officer I/C (03.09.2020-continue)
  3. Head, Department of Life Sciences (26.02.2021-continue)
Additional role/ responsibility  
  1. NSS Coordinator  
  2. Purchase Officer (I/C)
  3. Member, Academic Council,
  4. Member, Board of Studies, Department of Life Sciences
  5. Member, School Board, School of Natural Sciences
  6. Head, Department of Life Sciences
  7. Dy. Nodal Officer CU-CET (2021)
Articles Published/ Accepted  

Project (Completed/ Ongoing)

  1. Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes, intellectual calibers and research in e- learning (National Mission Project on Education through ICT) (Pilot Phase) Course name: Enzyme Technology (MHRD, Govt. of India & IIT Kharagpur) 2009-2013
  2. Process Optimization for Bioemulsifier Production By Microorganisms (UGC Project F. No. 40-160/2011 (SR)) UGC GOI, July 2011- June 2014
  3. Exploiting Agricultural Wastes for Harnessing a value-added product ferulic acid
    (DST SERB No. SR/FT/LS-46/2012) SERB GOI, March, 2013- March, 2016
  4. Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes, intellectual calibers and research in e- learning-Course Name: Enzyme Technology (Main Phase) (MHRD, Govt. of India & IIT Kharagpur) 2013-2016
  5. Centre of Excellence in Bioresources and Bioprospecting, Department of Biotechnology, BIT Mesra (TEQIP, World Bank), 2013-2016
  6. Bioprocess Development for efficient Principal 17.80 Lakh Triclosan Degradation (CSIR NO. Investigator 24(030)/16/EMR II), CSIR GOI, July 2016 – June 2019

Research publications

  1. Kumari R, Sachan SG, A Sachan A (2021) Exploring triclosan degradation potential of Citrobacter freundii KS2003. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology  (online first) .
  2. Kumari C, Sachan A (2021) A review on bacteriocin nanoconjugate for effective delivery system. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. 25, 228-235.
  3. Singh A, Sachan SG, Mukhopadhyay K, Kumar M, Sachan A(2020) A rapid and simple ultra high performance liquid chromatography method for the simultaneous determination of methoxyphenol derivatives involved in the eugenol catabolic pathway. Journal of Separation Science, Online ISSN:1615-9314, 43, 877-885.
  4. Surabhi Singh, Vinod Kumar Nigam, Ashish Sachan (2020) Purification and characterization of an extracellular ferulic acid esterase from Bacillus safensis SS3006. Research Journal of Biotechnology, PRINT-ISSN 0973-6263, Vol. 15 (12), 1-10.
  5. Surabhi Singh, Vinod Kumar Nigam, Ashish Sachan (2019) A review on Microbial production of ferulic acid esterase. International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.6, Issue 5, 1761-1771
  6. S.K.V. Manjari, R. Kumari, A. Sachan; Efficient Degradation of Micropollutant Triclosan by Microorganisms, International Journal of Basic and Applied Biology, 4, 8-11 (2017). p- ISSN: 2394-5820, e-ISSN: 2349-2539,
  7. V. Acharya, A. Sachan; Isolation and Screening of Triclosan Degrading Microorganism, Journal of Agroecology and Natural Resource Management, 3, 192-195 (2016) p-ISSN: 2394- 0786, e-ISSN: 2394-0794
  8. S. Roy Choudhary and A. Sachan, Enhanced Production of Ferulic Acid Esterase by Microorganism, Journal of Agroecology and Natural Resource Management, 3, 196-199, (2016), p-ISSN: 2394-0786, e-ISSN: 2394-0794
  9. Mishra S, Kullu M, Sachan A, Vidyarthi AS, Ghosh Sachan, S (2016) Bioconversion of ferulic acid to vanillic acid by Paenibacillus lactis SAMS-2001. Annals of Microbiology: 66: 75–882
  10. Singh S, Nigam VK, Sachan A (2015) Parametric optimization of ferulic acid esterase production from Mucor hiemalis NCIM 837. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7: 230-233
  11. Panjiar N Ghosh Sachan S, Sachan A (2015) Screening of bioemulsifier-producing microorganisms isolated from oil-contaminated sites, Ann Microbiol 65:753-764
  12. Sachan A, Mishra S, Singh S, Nigam VK (2014) Production of ferulic acid esterase from Trichophyton ajelloi MTCC4878. International Journal of Basic and Applied Biology. 2: 13- 17.
  13. Mishra S, Sachan A, Vidyarthi AS, Ghosh Sachan S (2014) Microbial production of 4-vinylguaiacol from ferulic acid by Bacillus cereus SAS-3006. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation 32: 259-266.
  14. Mishra S, Sachan A, Vidyarthi AS, Ghosh Sachan S (2014)Transformation of ferulic acid to 4-vinyl guaiacol as a major metabolite: a microbial approach, Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol 13: 377-385
  15. Jha P, Ghosh S, Mukhopadhyay K, Sachan A, Vidyarthi AS (2013) Diversity and role of sulfate reducing prokaryotic communities in coal mines using metagenomics. International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences 6: 297-302.
  16. Mishra S, Sachan A, Sachan Ghosh S (2013) Production of natural value-added compounds: An insight into eugenol biotransformation pathway. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 40: 545-550.
  17. Gupta P, Singh R S, Sachan A, Vidyarthi A S, Gupta A (2012) A re-appraisal on intensification of biogas production. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 16: 4908– 4916.
  18. Gupta P, Singh R S, Sachan A, Vidyarthi A S, Gupta A, Tripathi N (2012) Study on biogas production by anaerobic digestion of garden-waste. Fuel 95: 495-498.
  19. Gupta P, Singh R S, Sachan A, Vidyarthi A S, Gupta A, Tripathi N (2010) Study on Biogas Production from Vegetable Waste Indigenous Microbes. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences 5: 169-178.
  20. Sachan A, Ghosh S, Mitra A (2010) Transforming p-coumaric acid into p-hydroxybenzoic acid by the mycelial culture of a white rot fungus Schizophyllum commune. African J Microbiol Res 4: 267-273.
  21. Ghosh S, Sachan A, Sen S K, Mitra A (2007) Microbial transformation of ferulic acid to vanillic acid by Streptomyces sannanensis MTCC 6637. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 34: 131- 138.
  22. Sachan A, Ghosh S, Sen S K, Mitra A (2006) Co-production of caffeic acid and p- hydroxybenzoic acid from p-coumaric acid by Streptomyces caeruleus MTCC 6638. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 16: 1-8.
  23. Sachan A, Ghosh S, Mitra A (2006) Biotransformation of p-coumaric acid by Paecilomyces variotii. Lett Appl Microbiol 42: 35-41.
  24. Ghosh S, Sachan A, Mitra A (2006) Formation of vanillic acid from ferulic acid by Paecilomyces variotii MTCC 6581. Curr Sci 90: 825-829.
  25. Mukherjee G, Sachan A, Ghosh S, Mitra A (2006) Conversion of sinapic acid to syringic acid by a filamentous fungus Paecilomyces variotii . J Gen Appl Microbiol 52:131-135.
  26. Ghosh S, Sachan A, Mitra A (2005) Degradation of ferulic acid by a basidiomycetes Schizophyllum commune. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 21: 385-388.
  27. Sachan A, Ghosh S, Mitra A (2004) An efficient isocratic separation of hydroxycinnamates and their corresponding benzoates from microbial and plant sources by high performance liquid chromatography. Biotechnol Appl Biochem 40: 197-200.
  28. Dey G, Sachan A, Ghosh S, Mitra A (2003) Detection of major phenolic acids from dried mesocarpic husk of mature coconut by thin layer chromatography. Ind Crops Prod 18: 171- 176.

Book Chapter

  1. M. Misra, A. Sachan and S. Ghosh Sachan (2021) Role of fungal endophytes in the green synthesis of nanoparticles and the mechanism In: Fungi Bio-Prospects in Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Nano-technology Volume 3: Fungal Metabolites and Nano-technology. V. K. Sharma et al. (eds.), Academic Press, 489-504 ISBN: 978-0-12-821734-4
  2. A. Hussain, R. Kumari, S. Ghosh Sachan and A. Sachan (2021) Biological wastewater treatment technology: Advancement and drawbacks In: Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants. M. Shah and S. Rodriguez-Couto (eds.), Elsevier, 175-190 ISBN: 978-0-12-822503-5
  3. P.Kumar, A. Singh, A. Sachan and S. Ghosh Sachan (2021) Molecular Tools for Microbial Diversity Analysis In: Wastewater Treatment Cutting-Edge Molecular Tools, Techniques and Applied Aspects. M. Shah et al. (eds.), Elsevier, 55-64 ISBN: 978-0-12-821881-5
  4. M Misra,  A Sachan, S Ghosh Sachan (2020) Current Aspects and Applications of Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture. In: Plant Microbiomes for Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Biodiversity, A. N. Yadav et al. (eds.), Springer Nature Switzerland AG, ISBN 978-3-030-38452-4, e-ISBN 978-3-030-38453-1 
  5. M Misra, K Akansha, A Sachan, S Ghosh Sachan (2020) Removal of Dyes from Industrial Effluents by Application of Combined Biological and Physico-chemical Treatment Approaches In: Combined Application of Physico-Chemical & Microbiological Processes for Industrial Effluent Treatment Plant, M. Shah, A. Banerjee (eds.), Springer Nature Singapore, ISBN 978-981-15-0496-9, e-ISBN 978-981-15-0497-6 
  6. A Singh, R Kumari,  AN Yadav, S Mishra, A Sachan, S Ghosh Sachan (2020) Tiny Microbes, Big Yields: Microorganisms for Enhancing Food Crop Production Sustainable Development. In: Trends of Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture and Biomedicine Systems: Diversity and Functional Perspectives, Rastegari AA, Yadav AN, Yadav N (eds), Elsevier, USA , ISBN: 9780128205266 e-ISBN: 9780128205273
  7. R Kumari, A Singh, AN Yadav, S Mishra, A Sachan, S Ghosh Sachan (2020) Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics: Current status and future uses for human health. In: Trends of Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture and Biomedicine Systems: Perspectives for Human Health, Rastegari AA, Yadav AN, Yadav N (eds), Elsevier, USA , ISBN: 978-0-12-820528-0
  8. S Ghosh Sachan, A Sachan, A Mitra, S Mishra, M Kullu, A S Vidyarthi (2018) Production of natural vanilla from ferulic acid using biotransformation tools (2018) Recent advances in Microbiology Vol. III, NC Gautam et al. (eds.), Nova Science Publisher, USA,  ISBN: 978-1-53614-058-3
  9. N Panjiar, S Ghosh Sachan, A Sachan (2017) Biosurfactants: A Multifunctional Microbial Metabolite. In: Microbial Applications Vol.2; pp. 213-229; Springer International Publishing AG 2017 V.C. Kalia (ed.), ISBN 978-3-319-52668-3, ISBN 978-3-319-52669-0 (eBook); DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-52669-0_12 
  10. S Mishra, N Panjiar, A Sachan, AS Vidyarthi, S Ghosh Sachan (2017) Ferulic Acid Decarboxylase from Bacillus cereus SAS-3006: Purification and Properties. In: Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development; pp. 169-179; SpringerNature; K. Mukhopadhyay et al. (eds.), ISBN 978-981-10-5537-9, ISBN 978-981-10-5538-6 (eBook); DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-5538-6_20
  11. N Panjiar, S Ghosh Sachan, A Sachan (2017) Biosurfactant production by Pseudomonas fluorescens NCIM 2100 forming Stable Oil-in-Water Emulsions. In: Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development; pp. 97-107; SpringerNature; K. Mukhopadhyay et al. (eds.), ISBN 978-981-10-5537-9, ISBN 978-981-10-5538-6 (eBook); DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-5538-6_13

Book Publication:

  1. Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development (2017) Kunal Mukhopadhyay, Ashish Sachan, Manish Kumar; SpringerNature; ISBN 978-981-10-5537-9, ISBN 978-981- 10-5538-6 (eBook); DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-5538-6
Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Participation  
  1. Five Days Online Faculty Development Program On ‘Mentoring and Facilitation Skills for Institutional Mentors’ May 27 - 31, 2020  organised by Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India)
  2. Five Days Online Faculty Development Program On Robotics, December 16-20, 2019. Organised by Central University of Jharkhand (AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy,Guwahati)
Program Organized  
  1. Co-convenor in National Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities in Life Sciences organised by Department of Life Sciences on 20.04.2018.
  2. Convener in 5 days workshop in Life Sciences organised by Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand on 21.01.2019 to 25.01.2019
  3. Convener of WEBINAR On COVID 19: A CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE SCIENCES COMMUNITY  rganised by Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand on 05.06.2020
Lab Members  
  1. Ms. Soni Kumari
  2. Ms. Chandrika Kumari
  3. Ms. Tista Lata
  4. Ms. Sunaina
  5. Ms. Rekha Kumari
Updated as on   15 Aug. 2021