DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Established in 1993

Introduction


The department of microbiology wasstarted in the year 1993with the onset of science faculty in the college.
Starting with 22 students as the first batch the department has produced about 600 Microbiology graduates in last 22 years. The department presently has six well qualifiedstaff members, a very well equipped laboratory, non teaching staff and about 95 students spread over first, second and third year of B.Sc. The department has a history of very good results of about 95% students passing with flying colors every year. It has seen great times with students ranking 1st, 2nd and in overall merit in the university. About 70% of the students get admissions for various branches of post graduation. Our students have been well placed in research, academics and other areas. We continuously arrange workshops and seminars, guest lectures and demonstrations for our students. This has helped them groom into good microbiologists. Quality teaching, good infrastructure and shining results have acquired us good name in students .This is reflected by demand for admissions in large numbers. We have a strong alumni association who are our asset and a continuous help and support for us. The department has a very good departmental library with all the essential reference books. This has helped the students to inculcate into themselves a habit of referencing. We have to our credit five research projects amounting to a grant more than 8 lakh rupees and publications from staff members in various research journals.




Class Strength


Year 2015-2016
F.Y.B.Sc Boys 13 Girls 33 Total 46
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 09 Girls 27 Total 36
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 01 Girls 25 Total 25
Total 108
Year 2014-2015
F.Y.B.Sc Boys 09 Girls 32 Total 41
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 02 Girls 32 Total 34
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 06 Girls 24 Total 30
Total 105 Year 2013-2014
F.Y.B.Sc Boys 02 Girls 37 Total 39
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 06 Girls 31 Total 37
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 05 Girls 15 Total 20
Total 96 Year 2012-2013
F.Y.B.Sc Boys 06 Girls 35 Total 41
S.Y.B.Sc Boys 04 Girls 20 Total 24
T.Y.B.Sc Boys 04 Girls 23 Total 27
Total 92




Student Achievers


Year 2015-2016
B.Sc
Gurpreet Kaur
Nikita Nanware
Ankita Kulkarni
Year 2014-2015
B.Sc
Bhumika Mistry
Saba Parkar
Snehal Waghmare
Year 2013-2014
B.Sc
Kalyani Khandge
Amruta Gade
Prashant Jambhale Year 2012-2013
B.Sc
Krutika Shah
Jagruti Tank
Shweta Limbachiya




Achievements


- Student and staff participation in ASTRA International Conference in February, 2016. - State-level workshop on Viral Epidemics and Urban Health. - Avishkar Research projects by Students. - State level Microbiology quiz contest.




Results


Year 2015-2016
F.Y.B.Sc - 85%
S.Y.B.Sc - 83.04%
T.Y.B.Sc - 96.03%

Year 2014-2015
F.Y.B.Sc - 92.05%
S.Y.B.Sc - 98%
T.Y.B.Sc - 97%
Year 2013-2014
F.Y.B.Sc - 94.08%
S.Y.B.Sc - 100%
T.Y.B.Sc - 100% Year 2012-2013
F.Y.B.Sc - 94.08%
S.Y.B.Sc - 100%
T.Y.B.Sc - 100%




Tie Ups


- Godbole Laboratory - MIT- Library.





DEPARTMENTAL EXPERTISE AND SERVICES

- Blood Checkup of villagers at NSS camp every year

 

- Health check-up of teaching and non-teaching staff of our college every year

 

- Potable water analysis

 

- Career counseling for students to pursue microbiology as a career

FUTURE PLANS

- Starting add-on courses for Microbiology students like Food Technology,

 

- Potable Water Analysis etc.
 

- Community work – Linking Academics to Community.
 

- Expansion of UG Laboratory.
 

- Upgradation of Departmental Library.