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The Department offers Microbiology as an optional for B.Sc. Degree course. The course was started in 1984 with an intake of 15 students and the combination was Microbiology, Botany & Chemistry. Subsequently the course was offered along with Genetics and Chemistry besides the above combinations. Presently the combination offered is Microbiology, Genetics & Chemistry.

In addition to the above mentioned under graduate courses the department has offered courses in Microbiology to students of B.Sc. (Biophysics) and B.Sc. (Seed Technology) and Fundamentals of Microbiology to B.Sc. (Biotechnology). The department has rendered assistance in practical training to students M.Sc. (Zoology), Nizam College and B.Tech. (Biotechnology) of BVRIT College.The Microbiology curriculum is offered in the semester pattern spread over three years with two semesters per year. The papers include: General Microbiology, Virology& Microbial physiology, Molecular Biology & Microbial Genetics, Immunology and Antimicrobial Agents, Microbial Biotechnology I & II, Food and Agricultural Microbiology and Medical Microbiology.

The department has received UGC-BSRG grant in 2007-08, which was utilized for the strengthening of lab facilities .The department has also received financial assistance from DBT during 2009-10 under Star Status Scheme. The department has established a well sophisticated lab with the major grants from UGC-BSRG, DBT, allocated funds from CPE-XI plan, 12B, annual Autonomy grant and Self-Finance grant etc.

A centre of excellence for learning in Microbiology and to provide education for graduate student with quality, morality, perform research and laboratory service with excellence
The mission of the Department of Microbiology is to educate and train students in the discipline of Microbiology and to expand the body of knowledge of this scientific field through research projects. The specific goals of the Department are to:
  1. Offer course to enhance the intellectual foundation and preparation of students for life in a complex, dynamic technological world
  2. Prepare students with in-depth knowledge and research skills for professional careers in Microbiology;
  3. Enhance opportunities for research and scholarship for faculty members as well as undergraduate and graduate students
  4. Preserve, add to, evaluate, and transmit knowledge in the field of Microbiology; andServe society by promoting science.
Dr.Chand Pasha,M.Sc. Ph.D
Assistant Professor and Head

Dr Chand Pasha, born in March 1975, hails from Nizamabad district of Telangana State. Completed Master's and Doctoral degree in Microbiology from Osmania University. Completed Patent Course from Nalsar University of Law Hyderabad. Dr. Chand Pasha is involved in protein engineering in UGC, DST, TIFAC and DBT projects. Constructed in-house vector for yeast surface display of proteins. Three cellulases (endocellulase, Cellobiohydrolase. Beta-glucosidase) were engineered & cloned in developed vector under Gal promoter and maximum surface display was achieved. Completed PhD in the area of yeast molecular biology. During this period evaluated the molecular mechanism of thermal stress tolerance, developed high cellulase producing fungal strain, and pentose utilizing fusant yeast strain for ethanol production also developed a economically viable laboratory process for ethanol production. Established Cordyceps militaris and C. sinensis cultivation facility at Nizam College.
Organized one day conference on "Recent Trends in Applied Microbiology" on 27th October 2007 and initiated "Louis Pasteur Microbiology Research Award" to encourage young students to select research as career. Conducted Two days National conference on Intellectual properties. 3&4th February 2020. Organized one week online workshop in applied life sciences from 24th to 31st July 2020. Organizing committee member for several national and international conferences conducted by dept of Microbiology, UCS OU and Nizam College. He is research committee coordinator of Nizam College and promoting active research. His areas of research include genetic and protein engineering, yeast surface display for therapeutic proteins and bioethanol production. Current work includes biofuels using lignocellulosics, therapeutic peptides for skin whitening, Analgesic, Contraceptive, anti aging and antimicrobial small peptides.He has undergone training in IPR, Bioinformatics and Multimedia.
He is a Life member of Indian Science Congress Association, Association of Microbiologists of India and Biotech Research Society of India. Working as editor to Inter Journal Medicine and Medical Sciences, Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (RPB), Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Journal of Food and African Journal of Biotechnology. Having 19 patents, 32 publications, 56 gene bank submissions and 35 books.

Dr Anju Nitin Rajan,M.Sc, Ph.D
Assistant Professor (Part-Time)

Dr. Anju Nititn Rajan, completed Masters and Doctorate In Microbiology from Nagpur University. During her doctorate has worked for diagnosis of tuberculosis in Central India Institute of Medical Sciences , Nagpur. Worked as DBT fellow in 2003-2004 for development of Kit for diagnosis of M Tb. PhD work was about Significance of 65kD HSp in diagnosis of tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis. Antibody extraction and characterization. 11 research publications , 5 in International Journals.
Teaching Experience of 8 yrs. Experience of several lab techniques including PCR, GC and HPLC. Experience of guiding BSc, MSc, BTech , MTech Research students for dissertations Attended and participated at various National / International conferences. Currently working as an Part time lecturer in Microbiology at Nizam college (Autonomous), Osmania University, Hyderabad since August 2019. Responsible for carrying out teaching and research duties. Involved in the research and designing of new courses and materials. Responsible for the departmental administrative tasks. Providing mentoring, advice and support to students on a personal level.