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Department of Microbiology

Year of Establishment : 1974 (CPIR)

Office Phone : +91-8669609256

Email : [email protected]


The department carries out research in the thrust areas like Biochemistry, Microbial ecology, Environmental microbiology, Molecular biology, Extremophiles.

Major Facilities

High pressure liquid chromatography; Lyophilisation unit; Remi-Centrifuge; Ultra centrifug; Electrophoretic units; Microscopy; UV-VIS spectrophotometer; Thermal Cycler; Gas chromatograph; Fraction collector; UV transilluminator; Millipore ultrafiltration unit; Incubator cum-shakers; Spectrofluorimeter Cold room.Oxygen analyzer, Gel documentation, Flourescent Mircroscope, Concentrator.




Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

Programme Programme Director Intake
M.Sc. MicrobiologyTime Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus -25
Ph.D. Microbiology--


Name Designation Areas of Interest
Trupti AsolkarAssistant ProfessorMolecular Biology, Biocontrol Agents, Plant-Microbe interactions
Lakshangy CharyaAssistant ProfessorGeneral and Environmental Microbiology, Bioremediation, Ectomycorrhizal fungi
Pooja Dua-ChaudhariUGC - Assistant ProfessorCancer Research, biomarker identification. Aptamer based theranostics for disease treatment and diagnostics
Sandeep GargProfessorIndustrial & Medical Microbiology, Microbial Technology, marine Technology, Fungal Fermentation, biofertilizers, Agriculture microbiology, Immunology
Lata Gawade VelipAssistant ProfessorMicrobial carbon pump & Climate change impact, Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ecology, Marine microbiology, Science outreach - science for society.
Milind Mohan NaikAssistant ProfessorEnvironmental Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Agricultural Microbiology, Marine Microbiology
Judith Miriam NoronhaAssistant ProfessorAquatic Virology, Cyanophages and microalgal viruses, Microbial ecology of rice field ecosystems
Bhakti Balkrishna SalgaonkarAssistant ProfessorHalophilic Archaea, Extremophilic Microorganisms and their Bioprospecting