Department of Micro-Biology
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   Introduction :

Introduction: The Department of Microbiology established in 2005. The various courses offered in the department are M. Sc., M. Phil., and Ph.D. in microbiology. This subject has been started to make microbiology as an interdisciplinary subject in the sense that a microbiologist must be one who also has knowledge of biochemistry, biostatistics and bioinformatics, so that when the students think of making a career in their chosen field, they must have the basics of these prime subjects to become a competent microbiologist. That is why this course has been labeled as a M. Sc. course in Microbiology but with Horizontal Mobility. During the first year the students are given an exhaustive training and basic knowledge of biochemistry, biostatistics and bioinformatics with computer orientation.

  Research Areas :

Research Area: Department is involved in conducting high quality research in the thrust areas such as bioinformatics (microbial informatics), applied research in microbial physiology, environmental microbiology and food technology.

  Academic Programmes Offered : 

Academic programs: Department has academic flexibility introduced by University from June 2007 to modify and revise the syllabus. The M. Sc. syllabus has been fine tuned in this respect and made more advanced than the earlier one. This syllabus has been introduced from June 2008 with Credit System along with Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE).

  Course Structure :(Papers)

Course structure: Intake capacity for the M. Sc. course is 25 students per year. Presently, 7 research students are working in the Department for Ph.D. degree.

  Facilities / Services Offered
  • Microbial testing.
  Consultancy Services :

Consultancy services: Department had undertaken consultancy work for Microbial testing with; EUREKA FORBES WATER FILTER.

  Instruments/Infrastructure :

Instrumentation/Infrastructure: Department is well equipped with various instruments like UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Cooling Centrifuge, Orbital Shaking Incubator, Colorimeter, Microscope, Digital Balance, Laminar Air Flow, Bacteriological incubator, Autoclave, Mini Vertical Electrophoresis, Refrigerator, Computers, etc.

  Collaboration :

 The faculty of our Department is involved in research activities with National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), C-DAC, and MITCON, Pune.

  Faculty :

Currently, we have 1 Coordinator, 1 Lecturer and 1 Teaching Assistant. Faculty of our Department is working as a BOS member in other University. One of our staff members has given 5 keynote address/lead lectures with honors, in different National / International conferences.

Sr.No. Name of Faculty Designation Highest Qualification
1.

 Dr. K. D. Sonawane

Coordinator  M.Sc., Ph.D. (NIH Fellow, USA)
2.  Dr. J. S. Ghosh Lecturer  M.Sc., Ph.D. (MONBUSHO Fellow, Japan)
3.  Mr. N. H. Nadaf Teaching Asst.  M. Sc.

Two of our faculties have post-doctoral research experience of reputed research institutes; one is trained at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA and the other trained at Okayama University, Japan, IIT Delhi and NMIMT, USA. Their research specializations are bioinformatics (microbial informatics) and microbial physiology respectively. Along with this, 6 staff members from the Department of Biochemistry are also available as visiting faculty. We are also using molecular modeling techniques and professional software such as SYBYL, SPARTAN, AMBER, GROMACS to understand biological problems at molecular level.

  Contact Person :

Head,
Department of Micro-Biology,