Dept. of Microbiology

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 center in Microbiology. In short span of the time, the department has established its impression as a center 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 equipments 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 the research laboratory of this department for Microbiology research. 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, biofertilizers, 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 Biofertilizers; Bhalki is a step forward in this direction.

Following dignitaries have worked as Head of Microbiology and Biotechnology department in chronological order.

Sr. No. Name Duration
1 Prof. M. B. Deshmukh 1980-2000
2 Prof. Dr. M. K. Ranjekar 2001-2010
3 Prof. M. B. Deshmukh 2010-2017
4 Dr. R. A. More 2018 to till date

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.

Name: Dr. R. A. More
Designation: Head and Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D., CSIR-NET-LS, SET, GATE
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Name: Miss.  A. G. Siddiqui
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc., Microbiology, CSIR-UGC NET
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Name: Miss. S. S. Dhutekar
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc., Microbiology
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Name: Miss  V. A. Diwan
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc.,  M.Phil.(Appeared), Microbiology
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Name: Miss. S. D. Patil
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc. Microbiology
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Name: Miss. M. D. Lokare
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification M.Sc., Microbiology
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Name: Mr. S. C. Gangawane
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc., Biotechnology
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Name: Miss. D. A. Pathak
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc. Microbiology
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Name: Miss. A. L.  Jambhle
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc. Biotechnology
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Non-teaching staff:

Name:  Shri.Chitte Balaji Bhaguram
Designation:  Lab Assistant
Qualification:  B.A.
Name:  Shri.Suryawanshi Madhav Rangrao
Designation:  Lab Assistant
Qualification:  B.A.
Name:  Shri.Patil Ratnakar Ramrao
Designation:  Lab Assistant
Qualification:  S.S.C.
Name:  Halse Shakuntala Vishwanathrao
Designation:  Peon
Qualification:  B.Sc., DMLT., MLT.

Department conduct following courses:

Course Duration Intake Qualification required
B.Sc. Microbiology 3 yrs 60 12th Pass
M.Sc. Microbiology 5 yrs 30 Microbiology as a optional at UG level
M.Sc. Biotechnology 5 yrs 30 Any Science Graduate

Admission to M.Sc. Microbiology and M.Sc. Biotechnology are on merit basis.

Other activities

Department also carry out following activities:

Project work at U.G. and P. G. level.

Co-curricular Activities conducted by the Department

Every year department conducts various co-curricular activities which are listed below:

Participation and Presentation of B.Sc. and M.Sc. students projects in the National, International Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Symposium.

Every year department conducts Blood Group Detection Camp in the NSS.

Department organizes Poster competition every year.

Students also participate in various competitions as well as exams at district, state and at higher levels.

Department also organizes Educational/Industrial tours for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students every year.

Research Center and Laboratories

Department has separate laboratories for each course

B.Sc. Microbiology Laboratory-01

M.Sc. Microbiology Laboratory-02

M.Sc. Biotechnology Laboratory-01

Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory-01

Instrumentation Laboratory-01

Research Laboratory-01

Department of Microbiology has well equipped research center in subject of Microbiology.

Following are the Ph.D. guides:

Dr. B.S. Nagoba-MIMSR Medical College, Latur.

Dr. R. S. Awasthi- Shivaji College, Renapur.

Dr. S. R. Deshmukh- Government Medical College, Wardha.

Dr. S. R. Khandelwal- HPT College, Nashik.

Mr. B. M. Sandikar- Maharashtra Udaygiri College, Udgir.

List of research equipments procured through various funding agencies:

Simple Microscopes.

Compound Microscopes.

Compound Light Microscopes.

Inverted Microscopes.

Hot plate.

Deep freeze.

Orbital Shaking Incubator.

Digital Weighing Balance.

UV-Visible Spectrophotometer.


Horizontal Laminar Cabinet.

Digital water bath.

Microwave oven.

Mixer Grinder.

pH meter.

PTC incubation Rack.

PTC highly facilitated Laminar Hood

BOD incubator.