One of the oldest departments in the Marathwada region began its academic activities in the year 1980, with the introduction of Microbiology as an optional subject at graduate level. The department was accorded independent status coincided with the introduction of post graduate [M.Sc.] in 1992. Apart from offering B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses, department also has recognition as a research centre in Microbiology. In short span of the time, the department has established its impression as a centre for quality education and research activities. The department is housed in a spacious laboratory complex of Dayanand Science College and has state of the art equipment and the facilities required for research. Faculty of the department has fetched two minor research projects from UGC. The faculty members and students of the department have published over 40 research papers in referred journals of repute.
SRTMU, Nanded has recognized our research laboratory. The department has developed good interface with the national and multinational companies for training and placement. Consultancy and analytical services are offered to farmers and industries in the area of agriculture, bio fertilizers, water analysis and soil analysis. Placement of the students is the prime agenda of the department and campus interviews by different organizations like Lupin Pharma, Mumbai, Apex Pharma, Chennai, Aadicon Biotechnologies, Mauritius and Datta Bio fertilizers, Bhalki is a step forward in this direction.
Ever growing track record of meritorious students in university examinations of B.Sc. and M.Sc. is the result of untiring efforts of faculty and cordial interactions among the teaching faculty, non-teaching staff and the students.
The department is keen in all round development of the students so as to make them best human resource in the field of Microbiology and Biotechnology.
The department has been granted a one year Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics as an Innovative programme from University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
Following dignitaries have worked as Head of Microbiology and Biotechnology department in chronological order: