Nizamabad, India
Nizamabad, India

Telangana University is a public university located at Dichpally in Nizamabad district, Telangana, India, established in 2006 by the government of United Andhra Pradesh.The campus encompasses 600 acres of land. The university consists of four buildings. Telangana University was established through Act Number 28 of 2006, state government, to cater to the academic pursuits of the backward and rural student community of Nizamabad and Adilabad districts.It was established at Dichpally of Nizamabad district. The State Government handed over around 577 acres of land in Suddapally and Nadipally villages of Dichpally Mandal to the university.The university introduced six postgraduate courses in September, 2006, Seven Courses were added during 2007-2008 and five courses were included in 2008, raising the number of courses to eighteen. Till 2008 university functioned at Girraj Govt. College, Nizamabad. In 2009 it shifted to its own campus at Dichpally.The university became a member of Association of Indian Universities. Telangana University has taken over the affiliation status from Osmania University and Kakatiya University to recognize degree, postgraduate, B.Ed and other colleges of Nizamabad & Adilabad districts. Now, the jurisdiction of the University is extended to Nizamabad & Adilabad districts, covering 149 Degree, postgraduate, B.Ed and other colleges from 2011. The university is planning to introduce Credit Base Choice System gradually to assess the academic performance of the students.The university offers 18 courses with 1250 students pursuing their studies in courses at University Main Campus and the South-Campus of Bhiknoor. Accommodation is provided separately for girls and boys with furnished hostels and playgrounds within.Steps are being taken to develop playgrounds opposite the classroom complex and girls hostel. Massive planting is going on to make Telangana University into a green campus. The plantation works are done under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The campus will soon have avenue trees, nursery beds and landscape designing. Wikipedia.

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Prasad M.N.V.,Telangana University
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2017

Iron-based nanocomposites can be a practical solution to combat iron deficiency in calcareous agricultural soil. In the present study, a carbon-bound iron oxide nanoparticle is synthesized by mixing ferric chloride and caffeic acid and tested to correct Ca-inducible Fe deficiency in rice. Physicochemical characterization points that the nanoparticle is carbon-coated semicrystalline Fe3O4. It is found that nanoparticle amendment enhances bioproductivity, photosynthetic electron transport, antioxidant enzyme activity, and Fe accumulation under Ca stress. Reduction in Ca accumulation via physical adsorption, Fe release from the particles, and maintenance of molecular responses related to Fe acquisition were the reasons for the above progressive growth effects. Thus, it is concluded that nanoparticles synthesized in the study act as a potential ameliorant to correct Ca-induced Fe deficiency in rice plants. © 2017 American Chemical Society.

Reddy C.S.,Kakatiya University | Rao L.S.,Kakatiya University | Nagaraj A.,Telangana University
Acta Chimica Slovenica | Year: 2010

A series of novel bis[4-methoxy-3-(6-aryl[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4] thiadiazol)phenyl]methanes 5a-l has been synthesized and characterized via IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, MS and elemental analyses. All the newly synthesized compounds were screened for their antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus sphaericu, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klobsinella aerogenes and Chromobacterium violaceum and antifungal activity against Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus, Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Compounds 5e, 5f, 5h, 5i, 5k and 5l exhibited potent activity against the test bacteria and fungi, and emerged as potential molecules for further development.

Pesticide-induced endocrine disruption often mimics sex steroidal action resulting in physiological functional disarray of hypothalamo-hypophyseal-gonadal (HHG) system at multiple levels. Among various group of pesticides, organochlorine and organophosphate family of pesticides are known to impart sex steroidal mimicking activity with slightly higher resemblance to estrogens when compared to androgenic action. This review will highlight the effects of organochlorine (for e.g. endosulfan) and organophosphate (for e.g. malathion) pesticides in comparison with sex-steroid analogue-induced changes on HHG axis during gametogenesis in few teleost fish models. Interestingly, the effects of these compounds have produced differential effects in juveniles and adults which also vary based on exposure dosage and duration. Further, the treatments had caused at times sexually dimorphic effects indicating that the action of these compounds bring out serious implications in sexual development. A comprehensive overview has been provided by considering all these aspects to recognize the adverse impacts of pesticide-induced endocrine disruption with special reference to endosulfan and malathion as those had been applied even today or used before for controlling agricultural pests in several Asian countries including India. This review also compares the effects of sex-steroid analogues where in sex reversal to reproductive dysfunction is evident, which may imply the extent of sexual plasticity in teleosts compared to other vertebrates. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.

Pai Y.P.,Manipal University India | Chary S.T.,Telangana University
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance | Year: 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the service quality dimensions established in various studies conducted across the world specifically applied to health care. Design/methodology/approach: Studies conducted on quality of care selected from literature databases - Ebsco, Emerald Insight, ABI/Inform - was subjected to a comprehensive in-depth content analysis. Findings: Service quality has been extensively studied with considerable efforts taken to develop survey instruments for measuring purposes. The number of dimensional structure varies across the studies. Self-administered questionnaire dominates in terms of mode of administration adopted in the studies, with respondents ranging from 18 to 85 years. Target sample size ranged from 84-2,000 respondents in self-administered questionnaires and for mail administration ranged from 300-2,600 respondents. Studies vary in terms of the scores used ranging from four to ten-point scale. A total of 27 of the studies have used EFA, 11 studies have used structural equation modelling and eight studies used gap scores. Cronbach's alpha is the most commonly used measure of scale reliability. There is variation in terms of measuring the content, criteria and construct validation among the studies. Practical implications: The literature offers dimensions used in assessing patient perceived service quality. The review reveals diversity and a plethora of dimensions and methodology to develop the construct discussed. Originality/value: The reported study describes and contrasts a large number of service-quality measurement constructs and highlights the usage of dimensions. The findings are valuable to academics in terms of dimensions and methodology used, approach for analysis; whereas findings are of value to practitioners in terms of the dimensions found in the research and to identify the gap in their setting. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Prasad D.,Telangana University
Man in India | Year: 2015

The propensity of looking into genealogy, caste-atrocities, social boycott, and the ambition of upward (caste) mobility are consecutive features of rural societies across the country. On the one hand, the rural society has been represented in long time by deep-rooted casteism that creates kind of blind perception or faith towards his own caste and mythological beliefs for showing the pseudo superiority, and its result is being reflected by irrational practices like Biradari Bhoj (caste oriented commensality function) in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Although in opponent way, 'village exogamy', in which members of the same village, does not allow intermarry, sexual relationship, and villager are bounded as localized-clan. However, the concerning thing is that, on the one hand the system of village exogamy develops reciprocal 'primary relationship' among villager which ratiocinates as 'multiple-Biradarism' (bilateral relationship) while on the other hand, there are certain practices antagonistically (like food pattern [Kachcha and Pakka], traditional occupation [Jajmani System], untouchability, etc.) show vague scenario for ground understanding of hierarchal pattern among villagers. The paper shows how various new challenges, like 'Dual- Caste Behaviour', 'Caste-Silencing, Biradarism (brotherhood), etc. have been emerged for sustainable or continuous existence of 'casteism' over the last few decades. For in-depth understanding, the two villages, namely 'Rajanpura' and 'Tandawa' have been randomly selected for data collection in which, gender, caste, education, occupation, job, etc. variables have been determined. The study has been approached to auto-ethnographic description, mutual discussion, unstructured questionnaire, and grounded theory method. © Serials Publications.

Rajakumar A.,Telangana University | Senthilkumaran B.,Telangana University
Sexual Development | Year: 2014

In teleosts, the expression of steroidogenic enzymes and related transcription factor genes occurs in a stage- and tissue-specific manner causing sexual development. The role of sox3, an evolutionary ancestor of SRY, has not been studied in detail. Therefore, the full-length cDNA of sox3 (1,197 kb) was cloned from catfish testis, and mRNA expression was analyzed during gonadal development, during the seasonal reproductive cycle, and after human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) induction. Tissue distribution analysis showed that sox3 expression was higher in testis, ovary, and brain compared to other tissues analyzed. Developing and mature testis showed higher sox3 expression than ovary of corresponding stages, and more sox3 transcripts were found during the spawning phase of the seasonal reproductive cycle. Expression of sox3 was upregulated by hCG after in vivo and in vitro induction, suggesting that gonadotropins might stimulate it. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry showed the presence of sox3 mRNA and protein in somatic and interstitial cell layers of the testis. Sox3 could also be found in the zona radiata of developing and mature oocytes. Exposure of methyltestosterone (1 μg/l) and ethinylestradiol (1 μg/l) for 21 days during testicular development showed lower sox3 expression levels in the testis and brain, indicating a certain feedback intervention. These results suggest a possible role for Sox3 in the regulation of testicular development and function. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Murugananthkumar R.,Telangana University | Senthilkumaran B.,Telangana University
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology | Year: 2016

In teleosts, a comprehensive role or interaction of wt1, ad4bp/. sf-1 and gata4 genes in relation to gonadal development and/or recrudescence was never attempted. Present study aimed to identify the involvement of these genes during testicular development of catfish, Clarias batrachus. Dominant expression of wt1 and gata4 was observed in developing and adult testis, while ad4bp/. sf-1 showed steady expression. Localization of these genes in adult testis revealed their presence in spermatogonia, spermatocytes and interstitial/Leydig cells. Significant high expression during pre-spawning and spawning phases, and upregulated levels of these genes after hCG induction authenticated gonadotropic regulation. Transient silencing of wt1-esiRNA displayed decrease in wt1 expression, which further downregulated the expression of ad4bp/. sf-1 and gata4, and certain steroidogenic enzyme genes related to androgen production. These results suggest that wt1 might target ad4bp/. sf-1 and gata4 expression, and also have regulatory influence either indirectly or directly on the steroidogenic enzyme genes of catfish. © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Kumar B.R.,Telangana University | Kaul S.N.,Telangana University
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials | Year: 2016

Real (χn') and imaginary (χn″) components of the linear (n=1) and nonlinear (n=2,3,4,5) magnetic susceptibilities for the Cr75-xFe25+x (x=0, 5) thin films have been measured over three decades of ac driving-field frequency in the presence or absence of superposed dc magnetic fields (H dc) at temperatures embracing the critical regions near the ferromagnetic (FM)-paramagnetic (PM) and reentrant (RE) phase transitions. The temperature, T RE, which marks the onset of the transition to the RE state, manifests itself as a shoulder in the χ1'(T) curve. The frequency- and H dc-induced shifts in T RE and the dynamic scaling of χ1″(T) at temperatures T≲TRE, characteristic of a spin glass (SG) state, have been observed. Concomitant with this SG-like behavior, a long-range FM order persists down to the lowest temperature in the RE region, as evidenced by the existence of experimental signatures, symptomatic of a FM state, such as spontaneous magnetization and the characteristic features in χ2'(T) and χ3'(T) at T≲TRE. In the RE state, the Cr75-xFe25+x thin films are, thus, endowed with the characteristic attributes of both a conventional ferromagnet and a spin glass. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.

Perumalla Venkata R.,Telangana University | Subramanyam R.,Telangana University
Toxicology Reports | Year: 2016

Consumption of repeatedly heated cooking oil (RHCO) has been a regular practice without knowing the harmful effects of use. The present study is based on the hypothesis that, heating of edible oils to their boiling points results in the formation of free radicals that cause oxidative stress and induce damage at the cellular and molecular levels. Peroxide value of heated oil, histopathological alterations, antioxidant enzyme levels and blood biochemistry were determined in Wistar rats treated with the RHCO. RHCO revealed higher peroxide value in comparison to oil that has been unheated or singly heated. Histopathological observation depicted significant damage in jejunum, colon and liver of animals that received oil heated repeatedly for 3 times. The altered antioxidant status reflects an adaptive response to oxidative stress. Alteration in the levels of these enzymes might be due to the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) through auto oxidation or enzyme catalyzed oxidation of electrophilic components within RHCO. Analysis of blood samples revealed elevated levels of glucose, creatinine and cholesterol with declined levels of protein and albumin in repeatedly heated cooking oil group. Hematological parameters did not reveal any statistically significant difference between treated and control groups. Results of the present study confirm that the thermal oxidation of cooking oil generates free radicals and dietary consumption of such oil results in detrimental health effects. © 2016

Madduri P.V.P.,Telangana University | Kaul S.N.,Telangana University
Journal of Alloys and Compounds | Year: 2016

By making use of the micromagnetic theory for the ‘approach-to-saturation’ in magnetization, the effective magnetic anisotropy (MA) constant (MA energy density), Keff, as a function of temperature in the range 2 K ≤ T ≤ 300 K, is deduced from the magnetization versus magnetic field isotherms taken on nanocrystalline Ni samples with average crystallite size, d, ranging from 10 to 40 nm. For a fixed d and at any given temperature, the contributions to Keff(T) arising from the volume (core) magnetocrystalline anisotropy, K1c(T), the surface/interface anisotropy, Ks(T), and shape anisotropy, Kshape(T), are assumed to be additive. The result that a linear relationship exists between Keff × d and d not only validates this assumption in the present case but also permits an accurate determination of K1c(T), Ks(T) and Kshape(T). Thermal activation over an effective anisotropy energy barrier (which separates two local energy minima and depends on both temperature and magnetic field), as the mechanism for magnetization reversal, is shown to account for the observed temperature dependence of the coercive field. Another important finding is that the magnetic moment per Ni atom, μNi, deduced from the saturation magnetization at 2 K, increases with d in accordance with the relation μNi(d) = μNi(d = ∞) [1 − b × d −3/2], with the magnetic moment per Ni atom in the bulk at T = 2 K, μNi(d = ∞) = 0.616 μB, and b = 0.50(5). © 2016 Elsevier B.V.

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