Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

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Department of Microbiology


Department of Microbiology

Department of Microbiology was established in 1976. Department offers M. Sc.
Degree in Microbiology with specialization in Environmental Microbiology and
Biotechnology. Department is also have the facility for M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in various field of Microbiology. Department is engaged in active research and have completed many research projects worth over Rs. 2 corers funded by government funding agencies like UGC, DST, DBT, GSBTM, GMDC as well as private sectors and industries like British petroleum, Pharmaceuticals, Textile, Steel, Agro, etc. The department is having faculties with specialization in various areas of microbiology and microbial technology. Research facilities are available for the major thrust area in the field of metal bioleaching, bioremediation of organic and inorganic pollutants such as metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, synthetic dyes etc., microbial diversity, extremophiles, microbial polymers, biofertilizers, PGPR, pesticide degradation and microbial enzymes. Till date 32 students have obtained Ph. D., 80 students have obtained M. Phil and more than 1400 students have obtained M. Sc. from the department. Department is one of the biggest department in India with having the student intake capacity of 50 students per year.

Department of Microbiology
Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad – 380 009.


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