Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi

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Vidyeye Amrutha

Translates as "Education is Nector"



Department Of P.G. Studies And Research In Microbiology

Department Of P.G. Studies And Research In Microbiology


Courses Offered

Course Intake Duration Eligibility
M.Sc. 15 + 15 Four Semesters (2 Years) B.Sc. (any 2 life science subjects)
M.Phil. 10 One year (Full time)
Two years (Part time)
M.Sc. Microbiology
Ph.D. Each guide 6 Minimum 3 years
Maximum 5 years
M. Sc. / M.Phil.


Fee Structure: (See Fee Notification)


Course Outline (M.Sc.)

I Semester II Semester
1.1 General Microbiology 2.1 Cell Biology and Biochemistry
1.2 Microbial Methods and Techniques 2.2 Enzymology and Bioenergetics
1.3 Virology, Mycology & Parasitology 2.3 Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity
1.4 Microbial Physiology & Metabolism 2.4 Environmental Microbiology
1.5 Practical - I 2.5 Practical - III
1.6 Practical - II 2.6 Practical - IV
III Semester IV Semester
3.1 Microbial Genetics 4.1 Medical and Diagnostic Microbiology
3.2 Immunology and Immunotechniques 4.2 Bioprocess & Fermentation Technology
3.3 Food and Dairy Microbiology 4.3 Molecular Biology and Genetic Engg.
3.4 Biofertilizers and Biopesticides 4.4 Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
3.5 Practical - V 4.5 Practical - VII
3.6 Practical - VI 4.6 Project



S. No. Name / Phone No. / E-mail Designation Qualification Specialization
1 Dr. S. M. Gaddad
+91 8472 245240 (R)
+91 9342352882 (Cell)
Professor M.Sc., Ph.D  -
2 Dr. K. Lingappa
+91 8472 245082 (R)
+91 (Cell)
Professor M.Sc., Ph.D Fermentation Technology
3 Dr. A. Dayanand
+91 8472 265837 (R)
+91 9448213398 (Cell)
Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
4 Dr. (Mrs.) Vandana Rathod
+91 8472 226629 (R)
+91 9886380313 (Cell)
Professor & Chairperson M.Sc., Ph.D
5 Dr. C. T. Shivannavar
+91 8472 248269 (R)
+91 9481640497 (Cell)
Professor M.Sc., Ph.D


Thrust Area

1. Environmental Pollution and Toxicology: Treatment of sewage and industrial wastes by conventional and advanced techniques using microorganisms, toxicology of environmental pollution, Microbial leaching of ore.
2. Fermentation Technology and Bioprocess: Production of ethanol by using nonconventional agro wastes, production of quality wines using chief fruits like ber and tamarind etc., production of lactic acid, enzymes, cholesterol lowering agents, antitumour agents and antibiotics from microorganisms by using various agro wastes.
3. Food and Dairy Microbiology: Single cell protein, preparation of quality cheese, microbiological quality of milk, production of single cell oil.
4. Microbial diversity: Microbial diversity of agricultural soils and water bodies of this region. Biological nitrogen fixation - Rhizobium and Azospirillum. Phosphate solubilization by bacteria.
5. Biocontrol Mechanism: Biological control of insect pests of stored food grains using Bacillus thuringiensis, B. cereus and other non-spore is forming bacteria and nuclear polyhedrosis virus.
6. Health Care Microbiology: Antibiogram of organisms causing communicable diseases and urinary tract infection. Epidemiology of gastroenteritis caused by Campylobacter and atyptical Mycobacteriosis.


Research Projects

S. No. Title of the Project Name of the Principle Investigator Funding Agency Duration Amount sanctioned in Lakhs
1 Decolourisation of industrial effluents using immobilized microorganisms Dr. S. M. Gaddad,
DOEn 1998 - 2002 16.00
2 Treatment of wastewater using immobilized microbial systems Dr. S. M. Gaddad,
Dr. C.T.Shivannavar
AICTE 1998 - 2001 00.50
3 Single cell oil production from yeasts Dr. Vandana R.,
Dr. Y. F. Neelgund
GUG 2000 - 2001 00.10
4 Studies on microbiological quality of drinking water in Gulbarga city Dr.C.T.Shivannavar,
Dr. S. M. Gaddad
GUG 2000 - 2001 00.15


Research Publications / Books



Research Guidance



Workshops / Seminars / Conferences Organized

1. National Seminar on "Biotechnology for Rural and Industrial Development", December 22nd - 23rd, 1995
2. National Environmental Science Academy 13th Annual Congress and Symposium on "Environmental Issues – The 21st Century", December 12th - 14th, 1998
3. 42nd AMI National conference on Microbial Biotechnology-Millennium's new vision 2001


Facilities Available

Refrigerated centrifuge, Fermentor, Gel Documentation system, Table top rotary shakers, Sonicator, U.V/Visible Spectrophotometer, Photographic microscope, PCR, Internet