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Welcome to Department of Microbiology

About Us

The Department of Microbiology has its inception in the year 1994 and upgraded with the introduction of P.G course in the year 2000. The department of microbiology has an excellent infrastructure which provides the students with the ambience necessary for them to understand and practice advanced techniques in microbiology.

The Department has expanded the master’s program by including interval projects in the curriculum, which helps the students to succeed in an ever changing scientific environment. The members of the Faculty are well experienced and have continued their impressive accomplishments as leaders in their respective fields and have engineered the success of the Department. The department of microbiology has an excellent infrastructure with two well equipped labs and an instrumentation room with all modern instruments. The Microbiology section of our library has nearly 1282 books and the departmental library has nearly 132 titles.

The department is acknowledged as one of the best among the affiliated colleges of Osmania University for its excellent teaching, infrastructure and academic performance of the students.

Activities

  • Symposia/ Conferences/ Workshops

    The department of microbiology has been organizing symposia/conferences at national and state level with eminent scientists and academicians as resource persons to make the student and teaching communities aware of the latest cutting-edge ideas, progress in biology and research. A few of our programs are:

    A Two day International Conference On Microbiology, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences was organized by the Department of Microbiology in collaboration with International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation (IMRF) Vijayawada on 1st& 2nd September 2016. About 100 delegates from various national and international institutes (Kerala, Kashmir, A.P., U.P., Tamil Nadu, Calcutta, Srilanka, Nigeria etc.) attended and presented papers in the technical sessions.

    A one day Seminar on “Harnessing Microbes For Human Welfare” Sponsored by ASM (American Society for Microbiology) was Organised by St. Pious ASM (American Society for Microbiology) Student Chapter, Department Of Microbiology on 8th January 2016. A total of 295 students from different colleges participated in the program

    National Seminar on “Current Trends in Food and Agriculture Microbiology” was organized by the department on 30th & 31st October, 2014. The Focus of the two day seminar was on advances in the fields of agricultural and food microbiology. 275 participants comprising students, staff and research scholars from various colleges, universities & institutes participated in the program.

    A Two day Work shop on “Use of Chromogenic Media In Microbial Identification” was organized by the Dept of Microbiology in collaboration with Chromogenic Life Sciences (India) Pvt. Ltd. on 12th & 13th August 2014. The participants included Faculty & M.Sc students of various colleges in Twin cities.

    A 30 hour Certificate Course on” Quality control in Microbiology “in collaboration with Nitza Biologicals Pvt Ltd, Hyd from 27th August to 30th September 2013 for M.Sc Students of Microbiology.

    WORKSHOP ON “Identification of Bacteria by Molecular techniques organised by the department of Microbiology in association with RAS Life Sciences Pvt LTD. on 20th July 2012 .Faculty from various degree colleges and students attended this workshop. The main aim of this workshop was to expose the faculty to modern techniques implemented in molecular biology.

    WISE-WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A two day symposium Organized in association with Indian women Scientist association (IWSA, Hyderabad) on 11th & 12th September, 2009 sponsored by CSIR.

    GUEST LECTURES: Eminent academicians and scientists from various Universities / Institutes/ Organisations are invited to deliver guest lectures on recent advances in the field for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students

    A one day Seminar on “Harnessing Microbes For Human Welfare” Sponsored by ASM (American Society for Microbiology) was Organised by St. Pious ASM (American Society for Microbiology) Student Chapter, Department Of Microbiology on 8th January 2016. A total of 295 students from different colleges participated in the program

The department’s club "SARCINA" was launched with an idea to promote students interest and development in microbiology and involve them in advance scientific knowledge through personal associations and interchange of ideas. The activities of the club include Poster presentations, Paper presentations, quiz competitions, group discussions

  • Industrial visits

    These are organized to enable them to understand how theory is put into practice and provide students perspective of the actual work situation. Some of the industries visited are: CFRD, OU, Hyderabad. ,Veeramani Biscuit factory, Turkayamjal, Hyd.,HMDA Sewage Treatment Plant,Necklace road, Swakrushi -Mulukanoor Women Cooperative Dairy [MWCD], Mulukanoor,Karimnagar, Gamma Agro Processing Pvt Ltd. IDA, Pashamylaram, Medak District ,Royal Life Science Pvt. Ltd ,K.N. Biosciences, CCMB, NIN, CDFD, A.P Vijaya Dairy(Hyd), Bhat Biotech, IBAB, Best Biotech (Bangalore), Pasteur Institute (Coonoor),“IKP Knowledge Park”.

Extension Activities

The department has taken up extension activities in association with Darshika an NGO to empower girl students and train them in self defence and give them emotional training so as to over come the problems women are facing in today’s society.

Faculty and students from B.Sc. Microbiology and Biochemistry visited Rainbow Home, an orphanage for girls at Medibavi, Secunderabad on 1st July 2016 and distributed snacks and played games. The Orphanage provides compassionate care and support to the girls to improve their quality of life.

As an initiative towards Scientific social responsibility , 14 posters on causative agents, prevention and treatment of various food borne , water borne, vector borne and sexually transmitted diseases were prepared by B.SC. and M.SC. students and displayed and explained to 7th , 8th , 9th and 10th class students of O.U. Model School on 20th January, 2017.

Research/Projects

The students’ research projects are aimed to improve conceptual understanding and develop scientific aptitude amongst them by providing hands-on learning experience. These help to bring forth the student characteristics such as prior knowledge, intellectual abilities, values and their personality as well as the extent to which they perceive research to be useful to them. Twenty seven INHOUSE student projects have been completed under the guidance of faculty.

Several summer projects have been completed by M.Sc. students in premier institutes like CDFD, Global Medical Education and Research Foundation, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Serum Institute of India, Pune, Bharat Biotech Foundation, CCMB, IICT, Dr. Reddy Labs Pvt. Ltd., Biological E Ltd., Shantha Biotechnics Ltd, United Breweries Ltd., Indigenese Biotechnology, Ventura Biosciences

Achievements

The success rate of the department is consistent through all the academic years with cent percent results among the Post Graduates and 40-50% of students achieving distinction. The department has a track record of achieving top ranks in the university P.G. Examinations

Many of our post graduate students are pursuing research leading to Ph.D in national and international universities and institutes. Others are employed in reputed biotechnology, pharmaceutical & research organizations. While few others have joined the teaching profession and are working as lecturers in different colleges

Recognitions received by faculty

Dr.S.Sreedevi was awarded the prestigious Academic Award BEST SCIENTIST AWARD in recognition of contribution to the field of MICROBIOLOGY for the academic year 2015-16 by the INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH FOUNDATION on the eve of IMRFs 43 rd International conference on Science, Technology , Women Studies, Business & social sciences 2016 on November 3rd, 2016 at Goa.

Mrs. Pritha Ghosh, Dept of Microbiology has been awarded Best Paper for the research paper titled “Isolation of Cellulase Producing Bacteria from Environmental Sources” at a Two day International Conference on Microbiology, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (ICMAES-2016) organized by Department of Microbiology at St. Pious X Degree & PG College, Hyderabad on 1-2 September 2016 in collaboration with International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation (IMRF) Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Dr.S.Sreedevi has been a CHAIR PERSON FOR TECHNICAL SESSION at IMRFs 43 rd International conference on Science, Technology, Women Studies, Business & social sciences 2016 held at Goa during 3 - 5 November 2016 organised by Ratnaprasad Multidisciplinary Research & Educational Society in collaboration with Center for Scientific Research Education, Institute for foreign affairs & Diplomacy.

Dr.S.Sreedevi is Editorial Board member of Research Journal of Biology” and “Global Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology”.

Dr.S.Sreedevi is Reviewer of research articles in various journals like “African Journal of Biotechnology”, “International Journal of Biotechnology and Food Science” and “World Journal of Agricultural Sciences” ,“ Journal of British Biotechnology” “International Research Journal of Agriculture and Food sciences” and Science Domain Journal “Advances in Research”

Mrs. Sreedevi received Young Scientist award for her oral presentation at DST sponsored 4th international conference DNA 2012 on “Innovations in the changing world” organized by Bioaxis DNA Research centre Pvt. Ltd., in association with AIMSCS at University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad from 15-16 December, 2012.

Dr. Mrs S. Sreedevi Presented a (oral) paper “Biochemical characterization of phytase from newly isolated Bacillus subtilis C43” at a international conference “American Canadian Conference for Academic Disciplines” held ai International Learning Living Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada during May 20-23, 2013 organized by International Journal of Arts and Sciences, USA.