Department of Industrial Microbiology

Industrial Microbiology department was started through self finance scheme (Jan Bhagidari) in the year 2006-07 with one Adhoc Faculty. The department was established to impart quality education to students by acquiring applied knowledge of microbial technology and to utilize the skills towards further research in their area of interest. Currently, the program is running with one regular faculty and one laboratory technician since 2018-19.

Program Outcome

·         Student after studying the program will be having knowledge of industrially important microbes and their application in day to day life with special reference to concept of microbial food spoilage, environmental sustainability and industry.

·         Student will be equipped with the knowledge of basic instrumentation used in microbiological laboratory and to handle microbes.

·         Students will also learn various techniques with respect to isolation, characterization and identification of microbes using microbiological and molecular approach.

·         On successfully completing the program, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and better understanding of application of novel microbial strains to be utilized in agriculture, waste management system, pharmaceuticals, and food industries.

·         The practical knowledge of Industrial Microbiology acquaints students with identification of a research topic; analyze complex problems in the production of industrially important products and its execution. The students will be motivated to utilize the skills towards further research in their area of interest.

Course Outcome


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Course Outcome

B.Sc-I Industrial Microbiology

Paper-I: General Microbiology, Tools and Techniques

·         Is able to describe tools for studying microbial growth and its structure.

·         Will be able to explain the general characteristics and structural components of various group of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, viruses etc.

·         Will have gathered concept of development of Industrial Microbiology and what is the scope of the various domains of the subject.

Paper II- Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Microbial Genetics

·         The basic principle of biochemistry including important molecules their economic and scientific importance inside the cell.

·         Is able to describe steps in replication of DNA and protein synthesis.

·         The students will be able to understand the biochemical pathways of synthesis; degradation of various molecules and the transport of different metabolites generated with application in industrial processes.

·         Will have gathered detailed information regarding genetics of bacteria and its expression system.

·         The students will be able to understand the basic concepts of enzyme biochemistry, its kinetics and regulation.


B.Sc-II Industrial Microbiology

Paper-I: Environmental Microbiology and Biostatistics

·         Learn basics of probability and biostatistics.

·         Will be able to describe the role of soil microbes in nutrient transformation and different population interaction mechanism.

·         Students will be able to describe the importance of microbes in solid and liquid waste management, gaining knowledge of a variety of methods employed in sewage treatment.

·          Gather an understanding of concept of environment in relation to microbes.

·         Will have an overview of the developments in the field of environmental microbiology with special reference to role of microbes in mitigating environment pollution.

Paper-II: Microbial Physiology and Immunobiotechnology

·         Students gain knowledge of different transport systems and simultaneously learning membrane characteristics.


·         Learn metabolic pathways for carbon  metabolism in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems and their regulation in diverse

physiological conditions.


·         Will be able to understand the    fundamental bases of immune system and immune response


·         Gather an understanding of applications of

microbes of extreme environment; economic importance of methylotrophs and sulphur utilizing bacteria




B.Sc-III Industrial Microbiology

Paper-I: Agriculture and Food Microbiology

·         Gains knowledge on food preservation techniques.

·         Understands the food spoilage mechanisms and relevance of microbial standards for food safety.

·         Will have acquired knowledge of microbial diseases of crop plants and their control.

·         Will have attained knowledge about soil fertility and management of agricultural soil.

Paper-II: Fermentation Technology and Government Regulations

·         Will learn about various industrially relevant microbial products and their production process,

·         Acquires knowledge about strains development and various fermentation techniques.

·         Attains knowledge about industrially important microbes with special reference to dairy industry and types of cultivation strategies.

·         Learn about various Government programs for development of biotechnology and patenting of the products in Industries.