M.Sc. Microbiology

Department of Microbiology offers B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology, M.Sc. Microbiology and Ph.D. Microbiology programs which provide in-depth understanding of basic and applied aspects related to bacteriology, phycology, virology, mycology, protistology, immunology, medical microbiology, microbial biotechnology, molecular biology, food & dairy microbiology and agricultural microbiology. Department has a well-equipped laboratory infrastructure and instrumentation facilities to provide professional, industry-oriented and skill-based education to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Necessary instrumentation facilities viz.
laminar airflow, bio-safety cabinet, autoclave, compound light microscope, incubators, hot air ovens, colony counter, culture identification kits etc.
are available in the departmental and Central Instrumentation Lab for the practical sessions and experimental work of the students.
The highly qualified and professionally trained faculties of the department are actively engaged in the area of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, gastrointestinal helminth parasites, biofuels from microalgae, rhizospheric microbiology, metagenomics and microbial proteomics.
Microbiology students are trained to cater to the manpower needs of academic institutions, research centers, clinical diagnostic laboratories, biopharmaceutical industries, quality control laboratories, food production plants, water testing laboratories, waste treatment plants, vaccine production industries, and as epidemiological field workers and biomedical scientists.

Eligibility Criteria For Admission

B.Sc./B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biological Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology) with 50% marks.

Number of Available seats : 05

Dr. Nasib Singh, Associate Professor

Mob: 7307920510, Email: drnasibmicro@eternaluniversity.edu.in

Name and contact detail of course/Department Admission Coordinator/s

Dr. Divjot Kour, Associate Professor

Mob: 9682543479, Email: divjotkour@eternaluniversity.edu.in

  • Antibiotic resistance and beta-lactamases in Gram-negative bacteria
  • Gastrointestinal helminth parasites in ruminants
  • Characterization of PGPR & biofertilizers
  • Microbial diversity and soil health

Research Thesis Guided by Departmental Faculty Anu (BS17MSMB001): Studies of Potassium solubilizing microbes from cereal crops and their plant growth promoting attributes.
Shilippreet Kour (BS19MSMB001): Isolation and Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Traditional Fermented Foods of Northern India.
Achhada Ujalkaur Avatsingh (BS20MSMB001): Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile and Prevalence of Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase Producing Gram-Negative Bacteria in Wastewaters.
Deepika Gabba (BS20MSMB002): Characterization and Evaluation of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria Associated with Wheat (Triticum aestivum) from Keylong Region in Great Himalayas.
Upasana Gola (BS20MSMB004): Characterization of Plant-Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Isolated from the Rhizosphere of Lantana weed (Lantana camara L.).
Babita Sharma (BS21MMB001): Exploration of beneficial endophytic microbes associated with medicinal plants growing around Baru Sahib.
Ayushi Sirohi (BS21MMB002): Isolation and Screening of Stress Tolerating Bacteria from Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica L.) to Evaluate Their Plant Growth Promoting Attributes.
Sheetal Sharma (BS22MMB001): Exploration and evaluation of beneficial phytomicrobes associated with maize (Zea mays L.) growing in adjunct areas of Baru Sahib region.
Yukta Arora (BS22MMB002): Antibiotic Resistance Patterns in Gram-Negative Bacteria of Pharmaceutical Effluents from Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. Nasib Singh
Associate Professor
Dr. Divjot Kour
Assistant Professor
Dr. Hemant Dasila
Assistant Professor
  • Research publications: 50
  • Edited books: 07
  • Book chapters: 35
  • Patents published: 01
  • Research projects grants: Rs. 27.3 Lacs

Project handled: Dr. Nasib Singh received project grant of Rs. 27.3 Lacs from DBT, Govt. of India & HIMCOSTE, H.P. for three year project titled “DBT-Skill Vigyan Program in Biotechnology for Quality Control Biologist and Lab Technician/Assistant training” from 2019-2023.

Achievers details

  • Ms. Tuba Khan: University Medal for Outstanding Achievements at Undergraduate level (2019)
  • Ms. Yukta Arora: Qualified GATE examination in Life Sciences (2024)
  • Ms. Loveleen Kaur: Awarded INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education by DST, Govt. of India (2018)
  • Ms. Aditi Kumari: Awarded INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education by DST, Govt. of India (2022)
  • Ms. Charvie Chethi and Ms. Parul Bali got job placement in microbiology sector establishments
  • Ms. Achhada Ujalkaur Avatsingh: Awarded University Medal for standing First in M.Sc. (Basic Science)
  • Ms. Aisha Jabbin: Awarded Sri Badrika Ashram Emerging Youth Scholarship (2021)
  • Ms. Loveleen, Ms. Prabhjot, Ms. Navkirat have joined higher education in Canada
  • Microbiology students achieved FIRST position in ‘Skit Competition” during World Environment Day (2023)
  • Ms. Deepika Gabba: First position in EU Quiz competition (October 22, 2021)

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