Microbiology & Biotechnology

History of the Department
The M.Sc Course in Microbiology was introduced in Bangalore University in 1992, while the Department of Studies in Microbiology with an independent status was established in 1997. Since then, the Department has steadily grown. The department has initiated M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. Thereafter in 1998, the department received grants from the UGC to start M.Sc course in Biotechnology. Being the frontier field in science, the department spared no efforts to offer education and training in the field of Biotechnology in the best possible way. Currently the department is offering the M.Sc and Ph.D courses in both Microbiology and Biotechnology and is also coordinating the M.Sc course in Microbiology and Biotechnology being offered in about 64 affiliated colleges of Bangalore University.

Chairperson : Dr. Srinivas C

Tenure: 01.07.2020 to 30.06.2022

Contact Us

Department of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University

Tel: 080 22961461


A. Courses Offered:

a) M.Sc. in Microbiology
b) M.Sc. in Biotechnology

B. Nature of Course - Semester Scheme

C. Duration - 4 Semesters (2 years)

D. Intake -

a) 20 + Payment Seats -05

b) 20 + Payment Seats - 10

E. Eligibility:

M.Sc. in Microbiology & Bio Technology
1. B.Sc., degree of Bangalore University or any other University equivalent thereto with any Life Science subject securing 50% marks in aggregate of all optional subjects.
2. Students who have passed B.Sc., Biotechnology! B.Sc., Biotechnology (integrated) Securing 50% marks in the aggregate.
3. Students who have passed B.Sc., Honours in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology or Biology are also eligible with 50% marks in aggregate of all the optional.
4. The following Graduates are also eligible (In absence of 1, 2 and 3 above) with 50% marks in aggregate

a)   Bachelor in Agricultural Science

b)Bachelor in Dairy Sciences
c) Bachelor in Horticulture
d) Bachelor in Forestry
e) Bachelor in Fisheries
f)  Bachelor in Pharmacy
g) Bachelor in Engineering (Bio-Technology)
h) Bachelor in Medicine / Dental
i) Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering

Sl. NoNameQualificationsDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. C. SrinivasM.Sc., Ph.DProfessorMicrobial diversityProfile
2Dr. J. SavithaM.Sc., Ph.DProfessorMycologyProfile
3Dr. K.J.TharaSaraswathiM.Sc., Ph.DProfessorPlant BiotechnologyProfile
4Dr.K.M.SrinivasaMurthyM.Sc., Ph.DAssociate Professor VAM, Medicinal plant researchProfile
5Dr. S. T. GirishaM.Sc., Ph.DAssociate ProfessorLipidomics, BiofuelsProfile
6Dr. M. SreepriyaM.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.DAssociate ProfessorOncology. Apoptosis and osteoporosisProfile
7Dr. T. RavikiranM.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.DAssociate ProfessorBiology of ageing and dietary.Profile
8Dr. R. Lakshmi NarayanM.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.DAssociate ProfessorNutritional biologyProfile
9Dr. T. SharmilaM.Sc., Ph.DAssociate ProfessorAnaerobic microbiologyProfile
10Dr. D. C. MohanM.Sc., Ph.DAssociate ProfessorMycotoxicology  and antimicrobialProfile

A Final Progress Report of the Project

"Evaluation of secondary compounds and in vitro propagation of Eryngium foetidum L. populations- an approach towards commercial utilization "

by Dr. K. J. THARA SARASWATHI, Professor & Prinicipal Investigator