About the department

The department was established in the year 2014. The basic objective of this course is to build a foundation and knowledge of microbial science. The course covers the areas like cytology, genetics, biochemistry, and immunology with a major focus on microorganisms. Microbial tools and techniques have been used extensively and hence there is an increasing demand for microbiologists in the field of industry, education and research.

Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) or equivalent examination with English and Biology; and two of the science subjects. Or 3 Years Diploma in Pharmacy Course of Board of Technical Education conducted by Government of Maharashtra or its equivalent. Or Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) Examination with English and vocational subject of + 2 level (MCVC) – Medical Lab. Technician

1 B.Sc. Microbiology 24 Based on S.Y.B.Sc. Merit

Courses (Syllabus)

F.Y.B.Sc. (Annual Pattern): Microbiology
Microbiology: paper I (Introduction to Microbiology), Paper II (Basic Techniques in Microbiology)
Paper III: Practical Course

S.Y.B.Sc. (Semester Pattern): Microbiology
Microbiology (Sem. I): Bacterial Systematics and Physiology, Microbial Genetics
(Sem. II): Analytical Microbiology, Air and Water Microbiology
(Annual): Practical Course

T.Y.B.Sc. (Semester Pattern): 6 subjects of Microbiology + 3 practical courses (Annual)
Microbiology (Sem. III and IV): Medical Microbiology, Genetics and molecular Microbiology, Immunology, Fermentation Technology, Applied Microbiology, Enzymology (Sem. III) and Metabolism (Sem. IV)

Practicals (annual): Applied Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DiagnosticMicrobiology and Immunology.


Sr. No. Photo Name & Designation Qualification Experience Resume
1 ShriyaUmrani Asst. Prof. Shriya Umrani M.Sc Microbiology, NET 6 years pdf-icon
2 MonaliKashid Asst. Prof. Monali Kashid M.Sc Microbiology, NET,SET 2 years pdf-icon
3 ManasiRaut Asst Prof. Manasi Raut M.Sc Microbiology, SET 1 year pdf-icon
4 SailiKirtiwar Asst Prof. Saili Kirtiwar M.Sc Microbiology, NET 1 year pdf-icon

Research Details

Paper & Publications

Sr.No. Title (with details) ISSN/ISBN No. Year
1. “Use of quorum quenching bacteria and PGPR as disease control measure: An alternative to pesticides for major food crops in India International Research Journal ‘Vidyavarta’(MAH MUL/03051/2012) UGC Approved Journal no. 62759 23199318 Impact factor : 4.014 2017-18
2. Characterization of snake scat flora for production of protease, keratinase & esterase Scholarly Research Journal for interdisciplinary Studies E-ISSN 2278-8808 & P-ISSN 2319-4766 2017-18
3. Effect of Nutrient Media on Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nano particles Synthesized Using Neo lamarckiacadamba Journal of Nano science and Nanotechnology ISSN: 1533-4880 2018


Shriya Umrani

  • Invited as Resource person for Guidance on changing dimensions of NAAC organized by Huzurpaga College
  • Invited as Judge for Microcosm organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College, Shivajinagar.
  • Invited as a Resource person for Short term certificate course on Plant Tissue Culture organized by Dept. of Botany, Shri Siddhivinayk Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  • IQAC member since 2017
  • Life member of AMI.


  • Invited as a Resource person for Short term certificate course on Plant Tissue Culture organized by Dept. of Botany, Shri Siddhivinayak Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  • ManasiRaut
    Invited as a Resource person for Short term certificate course on Plant Tissue Culture organized by Dept. of Botany, Shri Siddhivinayak Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Student Achievements: 2017-2018

No Activity Organizer Name of participant Achievement
1 Poster presentation at Microcosm Modern College, Shivaji Nagar Pune Parigha Kumbhare  (F.Y.B.Sc.)
Upma Pakhale & Sayali Shitole (F.Y.B.Sc.)
The students participated in the “Poster presentation Competition” and won the FIRST & SECOND prize, respectively.
2 Debate competition at Microcosm Modern College, Shivaji Nagar Pune Aishwarya Sane & Shreya Dighe (F.Y.B.Sc.) The students participated in the “Debate Competition” and won the FIRST prize
3 Microtoons at Microcosm Modern College, Shivaji Nagar Pune Yasmin Shirgaonkar & Vaishnavi Kadu The students participated in the “Microtoons at Microcosm” and won the FIRST & SECOND prize, respectively.

Activities (since 2018)

Sr.No Activity Date Speaker Institute/Organization
1. A three -day workshop on “ Basic Statistics for biologists 18/09/2018 Asst.Prof.Anjali Kulkarni Shri Siddhivinayak Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Pune

Workshops and Special lectures:

Sr. No Activity Date Speaker Institute/Organization
1. Orientation program on foreign languages 21/8/2017 Rajashree Phatak Dept. of Foreign Languages, Maharshi Karve Samstha, Pune
2. Career opportunities in Life Sciences 22/8/2017 Dr.B.D.Bhole MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune
3. Structures made easy 22/8/2017 Dr. Snehal Kulkarni Abeda Inamdar Senior College, Pune
4. Basics in fermentation technology 23/8/2017 Dr. Prafulla Shede MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune
5. EHS training 11/9/2017 Dr. Ashish Mokashi We Innovate Biosolutions Pvt.Ltd
6. Guidance on university practical examination 18/2/2017 Dr. Rajashree Patwardhan H.V. Desai College, Pune
7. Overview of Immunology and Paper writing Skills 6/02/2017 Dr. S.S. Diwaney MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune
8. Guest Lecture on Fermentation : Placket – Burman and RSM   Dr. Pragati Abhyankar H.V. Desai College, Pune
9. Orientation program by Alumni 3/09/2018 Alumni Shri Siddhivinayak Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Pune

Activity/ Competitions:

Sr.No Topic Date
1. Science Carnival 28/02/2018
2. ‘Jidnyasa’ – Competitions for Junior College students 1/10/2018
3. Parents Teachers Meet 6/10/2018

Industrial Visits:

Sr.No Activity Date
1. IISER, Pune 13/9/2017
2. Gowardhan Dairy 13/12/2017
3. Sewage Treatment plant 5/2/2018
4. Deenanath Mangeshkar blood bank 9/3/2018

Programme Outcome

B.Sc. course was started in the year 2012. It offers subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology, Botany and Microbiology. For specialization, students can choose either from Mathematics, Chemistry or Microbiology. Students pursuing B.Sc. have employment opportunities in the fields of educational institutions, chemical industry, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, hospitals, healthcare providers, geological survey departments, forensic crime research, research institutions, environment management and conservation.

B.Sc. students have flexibility to explore other fields like management, engineering, law etc. both for higher education and employment opportunities.

Programme Specific Outcome

B.Sc. Microbiology was introduced in the year 2014. As Microbiology is the study of various microorganisms, it encompasses many subjects like bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology and agriculture and industrial microbiology. The specializations offered for higher studies are medical microbiology, food microbiology, bioinformatics, clinical research, molecular biology, biochemistry, forensic sciences and hospital management.

Microbiologists can be employed as research associates, analysts, clinical research manager, teachers and in the R & D wing of pharmaceutical companies, quality assurance and quality control. Self-employed microbiologists can set up their own laboratories.

Collaborations & Linkages

  1. Collaborative work with We Innovate Private Ltd. For assessment of bacterial & fungal load in different hospitals.
  2. Collaborative work with S.P College for checking antimicrobial activity of nano particles synthesized by plant extracts