Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar

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Department of Botany & Microbiology, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar


Department of Botany & Microbiology

Teaching of Botany and Zoology separately at Undergraduate level was start in 1962. The Department of Botany progressed under the dynamic leadership of Dr. R.P. Shivhare followed by Prof. Vijay Shankar and Prof. P. Kaushik. However, there was no Post Graduate course neither in Botany nor in Zoology Department. Therefore, both the Department independently submitted proposals to University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi to start Postgraduate courses in the above two subjects. In 1984, a high power Committee of VI Plan of the UGC visited the University. Instead of recommending M.Sc. Botany and Zoology subjects, the UGC Committee recommended to start M.Sc. Microbiology by involving the faculties of these two Departments.

Courses Offered

- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Botany)
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Microbiology)
- Master of Science (M.Sc Botany)
- Master of Science (M.Sc Microbiology)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Botany)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Microbiology)

Trust Area of Research

Antimicrobial activity, root nodulation bacteria of leguminous plants and trends in Biofertilizers technology, Development of Microbial inoculants as Biopesticides, Mycorrhizal fungi and mycorrhization helper bacteria (MHBs) in plant growth promotion, Microbiology of indigenous drugs and plants – Aeromicrobiology.


- Total M.Sc. Produced from 1986 to 2013= 491
- Total Ph.D produced in Microbiology from 1986 to 2014= 88
- Total Major Research projects Completed in Microbiology from 1986 to 2013= 17
- Total No. of Publications (1984-2013)
- Books = 43
- Research/ review papers published (1990 to 2013) = 337


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