The Department of Microbiology was established since the inception of University in 2008. The Department consists of a vibrant community of faculty, researchers and students. We offer Post-Graduate and Doctoral Programs in Microbiology. Research within the Department is focused on broad areas of Agricultural, Environmental and Industrial Microbiology, more particularly confined to Microbial Biodiversity, Metagenomics, Biofertilizers and Biopesticides, Biofuel production, Biodegradation, Bioremediation and production of industrially important Microbial Enzymes, etc. The Faculty, Post Doctoral fellows, Research Scholars, Staff and Students of the Department make an outstanding contribution to research in the field of Microbiology. The faculty publish their research in leading journals and present their work at national and international conferences. The Department has built up an academic reputation of excellence in teaching and research. The Department has well equipped laboratories for conducting practicals and carrying out research. The students are well trained in such a way that they are absorbed in various pioneering research laboratories in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Diagnostic centers and also in Food, Pharmaceutical and Agricultural industries. The CBCS syllabus for M.Sc. course covers a total of 16 papers in various sub disciplines of Microbiology.
- Number of research projects were carried out in the department funded by SERB, DST, UGC, SSA-RVM.
- Two international Patents were published (Nos W02017115314A; W02017/216736).
- One efficient novel biofertilizer was identified and named as Chryseomicrobium palamurense (published in IJSEM2016) (PU1 t FN555708).
- Cupriavidus metalliduranse (GU566328) was first identified from Achampet drinking water and reported, which is having bio-leaching activity for gold.
- Number of novel bacterial species were identified and reported from drinking water of Mahabubnagar.
- Number of potential PGPR bacterial species were identified and reported for sustainable agriculture.
- Different edible leaf extracts were reported for their antimicrobial activity related to water borne diseases.
- Novel lipase producing gene was identified through Metagenomics (LipHim- HM130054) (published in Korean Journal of Microbiology in 2015).
The faculty received honors, awards like:
German DAAD fellow, UGC-Research Award, Young Scientist Award, TS- MBNR Best Scientist Award, Commendation certificate from Dist. Collector, Associate fellow TAS and Fellow TAS.