Permanent affiliation to Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Recognized Research centre for Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology, College of Life Sciences, was established in 1990, offer courses in Microbiology leading to B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. Currently department consists of four faculty members (One Professor, Three Assistant Professor), one administrative officer and one technical assistant. Department is well equipped to undertake research in frontier areas of Medical and Molecular Microbiology. The infrastructure includes modern analytical equipments, College library and internet access to all students. Every year 25 students are admitted to the post graduate programme. Department has received funding for research from various national agencies like DBT, UGC, CSIR, MPCST. Research Fellows of the Department have visited several countries for research work, training and for participation in conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and other scientific and academic events. Several awards and achievements have been given by national and international organizations to the faculty members and Research Fellows. The alumni of the Department are well placed in India and abroad, and some of them have entered in entrepreneurship and running their own company.

Head of the Department:

Dr Archana Shrivastav, (Professor and Head) has been engaged in teaching cum research from more than last 20 years.

Faculty members:

1. Mr. Vivek Kumar Shrivastav: (Asst. Professor)

M.Sc. in Microbiology from the same institute in June 2005 later on working in Kendriya Vidayalay against the post of PGT in Dept. of Biotechnology for one year and Serving the institute from last four years as Asst. Professor to till date. Purusing Ph.D in cervical cancer of human patients. Area of interest: Medical microbiology , Molecular microbiology and Biochemistry.

2. Ms. Deepali Shukla: (Asst. Professor)

M.Sc. in Microbiology from the same institute in June 2009 and serving the institute from last two years. Purusing Ph.D in Enzyme Production form soil bacteria. Area of interest: Enzymology and medical microbiology.

3. Mrs Rachana Singh(Asst Profesor)

M.Sc.,M.Phil in MicroBiology from Choudhary Charan Singh Univ. Meerut UP


Courses Offered:

•B.Sc. (with 6 semester)

•M.Sc. (4 Semesters)


Intake Capacity:

Admission taken

B.Sc. level: Sixty (60) per semester

B.Sc. 16 students in all semester

M.Sc. level: Twenty Five (25) per semester

M.Sc. 37 students in all semesters

Eligibility for admission:

1. For admission in B.Sc. courses student should have 50% marks in 10+2 with Biology.

2. For admission in M.Sc. course the candidate should have bachelor degree with at least 50% marks in Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Botany/ Zoology/ Molecular Biology and Environmental science from any recognized university or institute. (Minimum of 50% marks is required in the qualifying examination. However in case of Sc/ST candidates, relaxation of 05% marks will be given. ) Students will be entitled to the admission only if have secure the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying examination and they all document including final year marks sheet, eligibility certificate and migration certificate (in case of other University), before the deadline fixed for registration.

Mode of Admission:

1. No entrance exam is conducted.

2. Admission is given on merit basis and counselling.

Departmental activities:

 Microbiology department has provided four to six months project training in IVth semester included in their curriculum for (B.Sc., B.Tech., M.Sc., M.Phil.) students from various reputed institutes. The main areas of dissertation are Antibacterial and Antifungal activities against different pathogens, Study of Growth kinetics of different microorganisms, Effect of Probotics, Production and Purification of Enzyme. Students are allocated individually with the faculty of Department. The format for dissertations is similar to the thesis style incorporating introduction, materials & methods, results, discussion and bibliography. The dissertation is submitted in a type written and bound form and a copy of each dissertation is submitted to the departmental library. Our Students also go for their Dissertation work various CSIR Research Institute Like CDRI, DRDO, CIMAP, IITR, etc. and various pharmaceuticals industries like RANBAXY,CADBURRY,LUPIN etc.

 Department has also given short term training of ten days, fifteen day, one month, for, two months.

 In B.Sc. Microbiology department many students have been taken summer training, Project and Internship for seven days to two months on various aspects of Haematology, Histopathology, Biochemistry and Radiology.

 Total seven minor research projects have been sanctioned by UGC out of them three are completed and rest four are ongoing entitled as: "Screening and Characterization of asparaginase producing bacteria from soil of this region" Funded by the UGC, New Delhi. India "Screening of human papiloma virus in cervical cancer patents" Funded by the UGC, New Delhi. India"

 The faculty is activity engaged in scientific work. They at regular intervals attend national and international seminars, conferences, workshops.

Seminar/Workshop organized by department:

 "NANOTECH-2008" (Ferbuary 28,2008) National Conference Organised by College of Life Sciences Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Gwalior (M.P.)

 "TECHNIQUES IN PROTEOMICS" –(MAY 5-7,2011) Hands on Training, Organised by College of Life Science, Gwalior (M.P.)

Guest lecture organized by departments:

The department also invite experts from various esteemed Institutes, Universities and Industries to deliver the lecture in recent trends of research for the development of scientific temperament of our students. In this academic year department organised several Guest lectures as follows.

• "Human Papilloma Virus &control of cervical cancer –Current scenario" by Dr Neeta Singh, Prof in Biochemistry, AIIMS New Delhi.

• "Tobacco and its menaces" by Dr Y K Paharia , Prof & Head dept of Dental Surgery , GR Medical College Gwalior.

• "Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against domain III of enveloped protein of japanees encephalitis virus for diagnostic potential" by Dr Rakesh Bhargava Scientist D,DRDE Gwalior,MP.

• "Early detection of oral cancer" by Dr Sanjay Sharma Director Major Ram kumar Sharma Multi Speciality charitable free hospital.

• "Proteomics-Current updates" by Dr S.I. Alam Scientist E,DRDE Gwalior,MP on 29Jan 2011.

• "Quality control and quality assurance in Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory" by Dr. Sarman Singh, Professor, Division of Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi.

Departmental Library:

Dissertation reports and training manuals are available in Departmental library.

Future Plane:

Established a molecular diagnostic lab for the detection of various pathogen.