Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Shubha Rani Sharma
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Contact Address
Permanent Address 4D, Kedar Enclave, Anantpur 1st street, Doranda, Ranchi
Local Address Dept of Bioengineering & Biotechnology, BIT Mesra, Ranchi
Phone (Office) 9939139806
Phone Residence 9835336661
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 2-Jan-2010

  Work Experience
Teaching : 13 Years

Research : 16 Years

  Professional Background


(i) Worked as Research Associate cum Tutor in Dept of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi for the period Sept 2008 – August 2009.

(ii) Worked as Scientist in Dept of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi for the period Sept 2009– Dec 2009.

(iii) Presently working as an Assistant Professor in Dept of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi from Jan 2010 till date.

  Research Areas

Medical microbiology, Environmental microbiology(thermophiles), Gallstone research, Herbal therapy for gallstones, OCT, 

  Award and Honours
  1. Selected in All India level Test Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) for M.Sc.  (Biotechnology) organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  2. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Scholarship (May 2000- 2002) awarded for pursuing Master’s     Program in Biotechnology.
  3. NET / JRF (CSIR) qualified in Dec 2002.
  4. 99.16 percentile score in GATE ( Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering ) in 2003.
  5. Selected for PhD programme in Dept. of Biotechnology in IIT Kharagpur.
  6. Qualified 1 Year PG Diploma in Industry Program in Bioinformatics in 2010.
  7. Invited as a speaker at NIT Rourkela for National conference on Bioengineering (Bioengineering-2018),  December 14-15, 2018.
  1. Lakra U, Lincoln Singh Munda V, Nigam VK, & Sharma SR (2023). Optimisation, characterization, and biological evaluation of novel exopolysaccharide from Bacillus licheniformis (BITSL006). Natural Product Research, 1–10. Advance online publication. [IF: 2.5]
  2. Soy S, Lakra U, Prakash P, Suravajhala P, Nigam VK, Sharma SR,  Bayal N. 2023. Exploring microbial diversity in hot springs of Surajkund, India through 16S rRNA analysis and thermozyme characterization from endogenous isolates. Scientific  Reports 13,14221. [IF: 4.6]
  3. Lakra, Usha, and Shubha Rani Sharma. 2023, Production of exopolysaccharides from Bacillus licheniformis, a thermophilic bacteria from hot spring of Jharkhand. Natural Product Research, 1-10. [IF: 2.5]
  4. Sharma B, Sethi B, Raj S, Poddar R, Prasad A, Sharma SR. Exploration of molecular interactions between scoparone and associated compounds with Constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) leading to gallstone prevention: an in silico investigation. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 2023; 13: 1-7. [IF:5.235]
  5. Soy S, Sharma SR & Nigam VK(2022) Bio-fabrication of thermozyme-based nano- biosensors: their components and present scenario. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 33, 5523–5533 . [IF:2.478]
  6. Sharma B, Sharma SR. Evaluation of gallstone classification and their diagnosis through serum parameters as emerging tools in treatment: a narrative review. Postgrad. Med. 2022; 134:644-653. [IF: 4.379]
  7. Sharma B, Sharma SR. Microstructural and heavy metal analysis of gallstones prevalent in Jharkhand and its implications in the treatment. Postgrad. Med. 2022; 135:296-311. [IF: 4.379]
  8. Snehi Soy, Vinod Kumar Nigam & Shubha Rani Sharma (2021) Enhanced production and biochemical characterization of a thermostable amylase from thermophilic bacterium Geobacillus icigianus BITSNS038, Journal of Taibah University for Science, 15:1, 730-745 [IF:2.688]
  9. R Kaur, N AroraSS RawatAK KeshriSR SharmaA MishraG Singh & A Prasad (2021)Vaccine for a neglected tropical disease Taenia solium cysticercosis: fight for eradication against all odds, Expert Review of Vaccines, 20:11, 1447-1458. [IF: 5.683]
  10. Rajani Sharma, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan & Shubha Rani Sharma, 2020, In vitro analysis of gallstone formation in the presence of bacteria,  Indian J Gastroenterol. DOI: 10.1007/s12664-020-01055-6 Scopus
  11. Soy S, Nigam VK, Sharma SR, 2019. Cellulolytic, amylolytic and xylanolytic potential of thermophilic isolates of  Surajkund hot spring. J Biosci 44:124.*[IF-2.795]
  12. Rajani Sharma, Snehi Soy, Chandan Kumar, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan & Shubha Rani Sharma, 2015, “Analysis of gallstone composition and structure in Jharkhand region,” Indian J Gastroenterol. 34(1), 29-37. Scopus
  13. Rajani Sharma, Ujwal Kumar, Nawal Kishore Jha, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan and Shubha Rani Sharma, 2014, “Consumption of heme iron: A major factor in pigment gallstone formation”, IJBR, 5 (01), 34-37.
  14. Rajani Sharma, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Shubha Rani Sharma, 2014, “Preponderance of gallstones in females”, WJPPS 2(6), 5871-5877.
  15. Rajani Sharma, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Shubha Rani Sharma, 2013, “Urease Positive and Slime Producing Bacterial Activity: Results in Gallstone Precipitation and Solidification”, Arch Clin Infect Dis. (4): e17090. Scopus
  16. Rajani Sharma, Ansul Kumar, Nawal Kishore Jha, Shashwati Ghosh Sacchan, Ambrish Sharan Vidyarthi, Shubha Rani Sharma, 2012, “Probing into the prevalence and factors of gallstones formation in Jharkhand region in India” IJABPT, 3(3):36-41.
  17. Shamim Nezami, Katrin Joseph, Anam Ahsan, LVS Aparna, Shubha Rani Sharma, Santosh Kumar  Jha, 2016.  Screening of commercially important halophilic microbial community for bioactive compounds. IJPCBS, 6(3): 309-321.
  18. Kartar Singh, Milli Ghosh, Shubha Rani Sharma (2015), Water surface boundary detection algorithm using landsat 8 OLI Data, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Observ. in Remote Sens, 9: 363-368 [IF: 4.715]
  19. Kartar Singh , Milli Ghosh, Shubha Rani Sharma, Pawan Kumar, (2014) Blue-red-NIR model for chlorophyll- retrieval in hypersaline-alkaline water using landsat ETM+ sensor, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Observ. in Remote Sens, 7: 3553-3559 [IF: 4.715]
  20. Poddar R, Sharma SR, Andrews JT, & Sen P (2008). Correlation between glucose concentration and reduced scattering coefficients in turbid media using optical coherence tomography. Current Science, 95(3), 340–344.[IF: 1.169]
  21. Raju Poddar, S. R. Sharma, K. Bose, P. Sen and J. T. Andrews, A Study of Longitudinal Laser Modes of a Semiconductor Laser Using Optical Coherence Tomography, American Journal of Physics, 2006, Vol. 74 (7), 569-571, 2006.[IF: 0.835]
  22. Raju Poddar, Shubha R. Sharma, Pratima Sen and J. T. Andrews , Effect of glucose concentration on scattering coefficients in blood like Turbid Media using diffuse reflectance, International Journal of Biotechnology & Biochemistry (IJBB), Vol. 2 (1), 34 – 40, 2006.
  23. S.R Sharma, Raju Poddar P. Sen and J.T. Andrews, Effect of Vitamin C  on Collagen biosynthesis and degree of Birefringence measurements using Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT), African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 7 (12), 2049-2054, 2007.


  Member of Professional Bodies

Life Member of Association of Microbiologist, India(AMI)

Life Member of BSRI, India

  Current Sponsored Projects

Received a CSIR project in June 2023, entitledOptimization of Production and Commercial Applicaion of Xylanase from Thermophilic Bacteria of Surajkund Hotspring” with Sanction No. 60/125/23/EMR-II for a period of 3 years. 

  Text and Reference Books


Gallstone Formation, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention: 1st Edition - April 1, 2024 Editors: Rajani Sharma, Shubha Rani Sharma, Ram Prasad.  Paperback ISBN: 9780443160981

Book Chapter : 


  2. Snehi Soy, Bishwajit Singh Kapoor, Shubha Rani Sharma, Vinod Kumar Nigam, 2022. Application of matrices for the development of next-gen bioreactors from COVID-19 waste management prospects, Techno-economics and Life Cycle Assessment of Bioreactors, p. 145-1652.

  4. Jain A, Yadav S, Nigam VK, Sharma SR (2018), Fungal-Mediated Solid Waste Management: A Review. In: Prasad R. (eds) Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability. Fungal Biology. Springer, Cham, Page 153-170.

  6. Sharma SR (2018), Bioremediation of Polythenes and Plastics: A Microbial Approach In: Prasad R. (eds) Approaches in Bioremediation, The New Era of Environmental Microbiology and Nanobiotechnology, Springer, Cham, Page 94-114.

  8. Shubha Rani Sharma, Rajani Sharma, and Debasish Kar 2020 Novel Microbial Compounds as a Boon in Health Management, Biotechnological Advances for Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Nanotechnology, An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Life Sciences. Editors: Jyoti Ranjan Rout, PhD, Rout George Kerry, Abinash Dutta, CRC Press. Online

  10. Bhavna Sharma, Usha Lakra, Rajani Sharma, Shubha Rani Sharma A comprehensive review on nanopesticides and nanofertilizers—A boon for agriculture Academic Press 2022

  12. Srijita Sen, Trishna Bal, Aditya Dev Rajora, Shreya Sharma, Shubha Rani Sharma, Neelima Sharma Conducting Polymers as Efficient Materials for Tissue Engineering CRC press 2022 Sharma R., Sharma S.R. Microbial Aspect in Wastewater Management: Biofilm. Springer 2022

  14. Trishna, B, Sandeep G, Rajora, AD, Sharma SR and Hars H. An Insight into Nanosomes: Potential Nanopharmaceutical Delivery System. In Nanopharmaceutical Advanced Delivery Systems Wiley, 2021

  16. Kartar Singh, Mili Ghosh, Shubha R. Sharma and Retinder Kour. Conservation of Wetlands - Issues and Potentials: A Case Study of the Sambhar Salt Lake (Rajasthan) Central West Publishing, Australia, 2021.

  18. Shubha Rani Sharma, Rajani Sharma, and Debasish Kar. Novel Microbial Compounds as a Boon in Health. Management CRC Press 2020

  20. Sharma SR, Kar D. An Insight into Plant Nanobionics and Its Applications. Springer 201 

  Member, Editorial Board

Acted as Referee/reviewer for Indian Journal of Gastroenterology