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Microbiology Department [New Science Building]

The genetic program of the present day organisms resembles a text without an author, that a proof reader has been correcting for more than two billion years, continually improving, refining and completing it, gradually eliminating all imperfections

-- Francis Jacob, 1973

Microbilogy department

Started in June 1971, the Microbiology Department was granted the permanent affiliation by the Gujarat University on 15-JUN-1982. The Department can boast of numerous Prizes and Trophies and Shields won by the students at state level events and Medals for rank at the Gujarat University examinations. Thousands of alumnii are presently occupying key positions in the academia and in industries, in India and abroad.

Course Offered:

  • B.Sc. Microbiology

    • Medium: English
    • Intake: 80
    • Admission: After passing 12th Science. in B (Biology) group, option of choosing Microbiology is available.
    • Microbiology Students Society regularly organizing invited Expert lectures, Compettitions, Annual meet, Felicitation and Prize distribution events
    • Students of the department claimed numerous state level prizes and university ranks
  • M. Sc. Microbiology

    • Medium: English
    • Intake: 30
    • Admission: After passing B. Sc. Microbiology with University Eligibility criteria.

UGC Major Research Projects

Dept of Biology and Dept of Microbiology

Title : Characterization and Development of Biotechnological Applications from the Byssus Protein from Mytilus spp

Research Team : Dr. Y. M. Dalal, Principal Investigator, Dept. Zoology Dr. B. N. Yagnik, Dept. Microbiology Dr. K. S. Pithawala, Dept. Zoology
Tenure : 01-APR-2004 to 31-SEP-2007
Amount : Rs.7,00,000
Agency : University Grants Commission, New Delhi under Major Research Project Scheme of Xth Development Plan



Dr. (Smt.) Gayatri R. Nagar
M.Sc., Ph. D.
Viruses, Medical Microbiol,
Heavy metal toxicity
(H. O. D)

Principal Incharge

Dr. Bhupesh N. Yagnik
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Fungi, Enzyme Technol,
Protein functions, Biotechnol

On deputation, in charge Principal Govt. Science College Khokhara & Coordinator Biotechnology Programme.

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