Department of Microbiology

Introduction

The University has started M.Sc. Microbiology department from the academic year 2005-06 in Ayurvedic college campus, Tuljapur road, at sub-campus Osmanabad on grant basis.Sixteen granted and ten non granted seats are presently available for admission for students from nearby region. Presently the department has been shifted to the new building in MIDC campus, Aurangabad road Osmanabad. The department is having sophisticated instruments and well equipped laboratories required in the field of Microbiology. The Department is not only working academically but also performing many Co-Curricular and extension activities useful for farmers and society.

The Department of Microbiology is actively involved in the extension activities, department adopted villages near Osmanabad for promotion of use of biofertilizers in agriculture field. The project was carried out with help of ATMA agency Osmanabad. The farmers were provided with different biofertilizers free of cost which are required for economically important plants. The farmers did not use any chemical fertilizers in this fields still got good productivity. Exposure is given to students by conducting guest lecturers of experienced teachers/ Researchers /industry people. Various current topics from the field of microbiology are covered in these guest lectures.


Vision

  • The vision of the department is to provide quality oriented teaching that may bring out the potentiality of the students. Besides the specific visions of the department are as follows: We want to make our Microbiology laboratory well equipped, well-known in India for scientific research, research workers should perform quality work to be published in high impact factor journal. Our classroom should be well connected to different reputed institutes in India and abroad through internet.
  • Research activities in the department would be strengthened. For this, the department is planning to emphasis on research activities with the support from the head of the university. The faculty members will undertake Minor/Major research projects with financial assistance from UGC, DBT, DST and other funding agencies. For this, we would make the maximum use of research activities. The department is planning to sign MoUs with Indian Universities/Institutions to establish cooperation in the areas of teaching, research and training.

Mission

  • The mission is to produce students with recent knowledge in the subject and should be competitive for achieving various fellowships in India and Abroad. To produce a students with social commitments. Our research worker should help the society to solve the microbiology problems.