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Departmental Profile


The department of Microbiology started functioning from session July 2009-2010. The main objective and focus of the department is to guide and impart innovative education at par with International standards. The department endeavours to specialize its student in distinct areas of Microbiology. The duration of the Master degree course is of two years having four semesters. First year of Masters programme deals with training in core courses like General Microbiology Bioinstrumentation and Computer Applications, Mycology and Phycology, Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry, Cellular Microbiology and Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology, Microbial Genetics. In second year students will have exposure of Parasitology, Medical and Veterinary Microbiology, Soil and Environmental Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation Technology, Food Microbiology. Further, in the fourth semester students will select a special paper to enhance their skills of advance areas in microbiology such as Clinical Microbiology, Microbial Technology, Microbial Diversity, Agricultural Microbiology, Veterinary Microbiology and also select Dissertation or training at Academic Institutes and Industries.

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Program Course Structure Timetable
M.Sc(by course work) Four Semesters 25 M.Sc(Syllabus) 2013-2014 Batch
Ph.D. (by course work and research work) IPP Syllabus 2013-2014 Batch
Name and Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email Id
Dr. Piyush Pandey, Ph.D. Professor Microbial Diversity and Plant-Microbe Interaction piyushddn@gmail.com


Dr. Indu Sharma, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Veterinary Microbiology, Molecular Biology indu.sharma@aus.ac.in


Dr. Amitabha Bhattacharjee Assistant Professor Medical Microbiology amitabha.bhattacharjee@aus.ac.in


Diwakar Kumar Assistant Professor

Head of Department

Dr. Piyush Pandey



  • 1. Departmental Library
  • 2. Computer Lab
  • 3. Molecular Microbiology Lab
  • 4. Soil Microbiology Lab
  • 5. Industrial Microbiology Lab
  • 6. Medical Microbiology Lab


Batch Placement No. of candidate
2010-2012 Academics/Teaching 6
Research 9
Industrial 0
Others 0
2011-2013 Academics/Teaching 3
Research 6
Industrial 6
Others (Diagnostics Centre ) 2


National Science Day 2013 Special Lectures


Since establishment of the department, two batches of M.Sc. students have passed out. The alumni members of department are in active contact and provide valuable feedback in improvement of syllabus, placements and other related matters. Alumni meet is held every year.