Prof. (Dr.) Anand Nighojkar (N.Anand) is the Principal of MRSC since April 2006. Dr. Anand did his M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from DAVV in 1991 (First batch in M.P.) in first division with distinction. He was awarded Ph.D in Biotechnology in 1996 on the topic “Pectinase and Pectin methyl esterase from germinating seeds of Vigna Sinensis (Cow pea)”. He is a Gold Medalist in his B.Sc. (Ag) from JNKUV Jabalpur in 1988.
Prof. Anand Joined MRSC as Asst. Prof. and head, Department of Microbiology in 1995. He pioneered the starting of B.Sc. (Biotechnology) in DAVV with MRSC as first college to do so in 2001. MRSC also became the first college in DAVV to start M.Sc. (Biotechnology) in 2006.
Prof. Anand prior to joining MRSC worked as JRF in CSIR project of Dr. Anil Kumar (91-94) then he was selected as CSIR-SRF in 1995 Jan. He has to his credit-15 research publications, attended several International and National Conferences, Co-chaired scientific sessions at conferences and delivered several lectures as guest speaker.
He has been member Board of Studies in DAVV for Microbiology, Biotechnology and also member exam committee of DAVV in Biotechnology.
He has guided several students for their M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis and also coauthored a book an “Experiments in Biotechnology.” His areas of interest are Enzyme Technology and Molecular Biology.