DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms which include viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa. Considering rural and agro based life background and awareness about the general health and hygiene, our curriculum is designed to educate our pupil in various important microbiological domains, as well as to promote and develop skills and competencies that have lasting value further than the classroom. The study of microbiology pursue career in many fields, including agriculture, environment, food, industry, public health, basic research and education. The Department of Microbiology of Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya (Autonomous), Latur was established in 1986 and committed to provide quality education and disseminating knowledge about the microbial world. The infrastructural facilities of the department have been developed with advanced instruments and equipments like, Fermenter (5L), Cooling Centrifuge, Orbital Shaker, Audiovisual system and Computer facility. The department has three highly educated and dedicated teaching staffs and two skilled nonteaching staffs. Research within our department is focused on environmental microbiology and PGPR. The department has an independent research laboratory sufficient to cater research in various domains of Microbiology. The Department has its own Library, which contribute to the instantaneous needs of the students, teachers and researchers as well. Today, the library has more than 100 books on General Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Biotechnology, Genetics and other Life Sciences and collection of references.Our Library is open for all the members of the department during official time all the days of the week. The department arranges various activities like seminars, surveys, group discussions, poster competitions, blood group detection camp, water potability testing, etc through ‘Microbiol’- A Microbiology Student’s Association; which shape the student’s personality and make the students socially responsible. Throughout the world, our alumni are held positions in research institutions, industry, government and higher education.
01. Microbiology Lab.1: Area is 1200 sq. ft. having a capacity of 20 Students. The general facilities available are-Twelve working tables of size 6' × 2'.6" × 2'.6" with acid resistant lab bench top , sinks, twenty four Gas burners , Fire extinguisher etc. The lab is well equipped with instrumentation like Autoclave, Incubator, orbital shaking incubator, pH meter, Colorimeter, spectrophotometer , Rotary shaker, water distillation unit, Electronic balance, Cooling centrifuge, Refrigerator, Microscopes, Magnetic Stirrer.
02. Microbiology Lab. 2 : Area is 300 sq. ft. all general facilities and advanced instruments like Laboratory fermentor, Probe ultrasonicator , cooling centrifuge, Laminar air flow unit, binoccular microscope with MIPS with attached PC, UV chamber, gel electrophoresis unit etc.
The department organizes the National/ State level conference, Quiz competitions, Poster presentation competition, PPT presentation, Guest lectures, Parents Teacher Meeting, C language competition, Workshop on Robo-feast, Carrier Guidance Seminar, Seminar for career Opportunities, Computer Literacy Program, Art Exhibition Competition, BOS Meeting, Campus Interview, Staff Seminar, Visit To “Sevagram” Kawatha, ICT Training for Secondary Teachers. As a part of continuous internal evaluation the department conducts Activity based test, Surprise test, Poster presentation and Home assignment. In addition to this the faculties of the departments are felicitated for special achievements.