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About Microbiology Department

The universal recognition of microbes in daily life and more so in agriculture, led to the establishment of the Department in 1960. Master’s and Ph.D. programmes were amongst the first P.G. programmes to be initiated in the University. The present emphasis of research in the Department is on cold shock proteins and microbial inoculants and molecular microbial ecology. The Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India has established a center of Research on Bacteria and Archaea with five sub-centers in the country under the All India Coordinated project on Taxonomy(AICOPTAX). The Dept. of Science & Technolgy has recognised the department under the DST-FIST sponsored in Biotechnology (ICSB) in the country and operates a research programme on Wheat Rhizobacteria in asssociation with the university of Neuchatel, Switzerland. The department has also developed a Database of Microbial Bioresources.


  • M.Sc. (Microbiology)
  • Ph.D. (Microbiology)



  • Microbial genomics Lab
  • Fermentation Lab
  • Rhizosphere biology Lab
  • Bioinoculants Lab
  • Chromatography Lab
  • DNA Fingerprinting Lab
  • P.G. Teaching Lab
  • U.G. teaching Lab
  • DNA Sequencer Cell


Gradient PCR, Gel documentation system, DGGE system, Water Purification System, Low Temp. Cabinet(-800C), UV/VIS Spectrophotometer, Streozoom Microscope with protomicrography attachment, Fluroscent microscope, Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuges 4, Ultrasonicator, Ion- chromatography System, Low temp incubator shakers, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Computers-six(HP 6100) Server(High Configuration,Xeon based-IBM), Printers, Scanners, RT-PCR, Incubator Shaker, DNA sequencer.


Professor & Head Of Department

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Lakshmi Tewari

Professor & Head


Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Anita Sharma


Associate Professors / SRO

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Manvika Sahgal


Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Ajay Veer Singh

Associate Professor

Research work

Under Construction



Course Code Course Name Credits
BBM-500 General Microbiology 3(3-0-0)
BBM-506 Microbial Physiology & Metabolism 2(2-0-0)
BBM-507 Microbial Biotechnology 3(3-0-0)
BBM-510 Microbiological Techniques 2(0-0-3)

BBM-600 Master’s Seminar 1
BBM-601 Special Problem 1-2
BBM-610 Applications of Microbial Methods 2(0-0-2)
BBM-640 Industrial Microbiology 2(2-0-0)
BBM-645 Microbial Genetics 2(2-0-1)
BBM-651 Yeast 2(1-0-1)

BBM-690 Master’s Thesis Research  20
BBM-710 Research Techniques in Microbiology 2(0-0-2)
BBM-721 Current topics in Soil Microbiology 2(2-0-0)

BBM-725 Microbial Diversity & Taxonomy 3(3-0-0)
BBM-730 Advanced Microbial Physiology 2(2-0-0)

BBM-740 Microbial Enzyme Technology 2(2-0-0)
BBM-788 Doctoral Seminar I   1
BBM-789 Doctoral Seminar II 1
BBM-790 Ph.D. Thesis/Research 45


Course Code Name Credits
BBC-261 Elementary Plant Biochemistry 3(2-0-1)
BBC-360 Elementary Biochemistry 4(3-0-1)
BBC-370 Biochemical Techniques and Instrumentation 2(1-0-1)

Contact Person

Dr. Lakshmi Tewari
Professor & Head
Department of Microbiology,
College of Basic Sciences Humanities,
G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology,
Pantnagar 263145 Uttarakhand
Telephone No: +919412120605