ESTABLISHED : 2001


The Microbiology Department in SRI GOVINDARAJA SWAMI ARTS COLLEGE, TIRUPATHI  was established with the blessings of Lord Venkateswara in the year2001 as a self financial course with the effort of Dr k . SREE RAM RAO Head of the Department of Botany . The course offered as B.Sc MZC with 30 seats ( Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry) . Later the seats were increased to 50 .

Sri S. Nadamuni Pillai from the Department of Botany was the first incharge Head of  the Department of  Microbiology Course , followed by Dr . N. NAGARAJU then SMT . BHARATHI . DR.K . VENKATA LAKSMI from the Department of Chemistry is the present incharge Head of  the Department of Microbiology .

Microbiology has generated number of opportunities for the past few years shows interest to pursuing this field as a career . Microbiology students occupy positions like   MICROBIOLOGISTS , QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL OFFICERS in pharma and dairy companies and  different sectors like  FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA , IRCTC ,  CLINICAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES and in  such as HETERO, REDDY’S , AUROBINDO ,  MSN LABS  , SIMSON LIFE SCIENCES private limited.  INDIAN COUNCIL OF FOREST  RESEARCH AND ORGANIZATIONS , HEALTH ASSISTANTS  .


Microbiology is  the research oriented applied  Science including effusion of biology and technology. This includes Genetics, Biochemistry, Biochemical techniques,  Industrial Microbiology , Agriculture Microbiology, Food Microbiology ,  Environmental Microbiology , Serology,Virology, Immunology, Genetic engineering , Diagnostic medical microbiology, bio-statistics, Bio-informatics, Marine biology, health and medicine. Microbiology can be applied in  industries to develop new therapeutic drugs, vaccines, diagnostic kits, Biofertilizers, Biopesticides , transgenic plants, transgenic animals, biofuels, Degradation of  xenobiotics.,


  •  To provide an in depth learning to develop technical skills necessary for success in the field of Microbiology .
  • Tostrive basic knowledge and skills of various aspects of Microbiology .
  •  To provide the students to develop awareness of different topics of Microbiology through lectures and practical classes .
  • To train the students to choose wide opportunities like scientists, research assistants, entrepreneurs ,industry leader and academicians .
  • To emphasise and equip the students towards research updates and innovative industrial developments .
  • Disciplinary and spirituality .

Programmes offered


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Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

  • White Board and Talk
  • Online classes
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Assignments
  • Question banks
  • Subject Course materials
  • Internals
  • Model Examinations
  • Previous question papers
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Laboratory and Theory videos
  • Seminars by Invited Lectures
  • Old student seminars
  • Student seminars
  • Debates
  • Quizzes
  • Group discussions
  • Field trips etc .,
Details of Infrastructural Facilities

  •  Binocular Microscopes
  • Autoclave
  • Laminar air flow
  • Occular and stage metre
  • PH meter
  • Calorimeter
  • Incubator
  • Colony counter
  • Freeze
  • Hot air oven
  • Digital balance
  • Centrifuge
  • Gel electrophoresis unit
  • Haemocytometer et.,
  • LIBRARY: The  Department library provides subject related books ,  reference books, Competitive exams related books ,  which helps in improving overall development of students academically .
SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:

  • Inculcating interest in Higher studies and Research .
  • Encouraging to attempt Competitive Exams like Civil services , Defence and Subject related competitive exams .
  • Job opportunities with Graduate level .
  • Disciplinary and spiritual manners of students .
  • Students participations in bramhostava seva at Tirumala .
  • Students participated in Subhodayam  programme
  • Published papers  in journals and  international Book (Introductory MICROBIOLOGY , lambert publications )

  • Lack of sufficient teaching Faculty and non- teaching Faculty
  • Lack of self supporting courses related to Microbiology ( MLT)
  • Lack of fully equipped  labs
  • Lack of sufficient Subject  books and  reference books In Department

  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Industrial Microbiologist
  • Soil Microbiologist
  • Veterinary Microbiologist
  • Virology
  • Water Microbiologist
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiologist
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Food Quality control Officers
  • Food inspectors
  • Diary Microbiologists
  • Food Quality Assurance officers
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Agriculture Microbiologist
  • Teaching in all professional courses

Teaching Telugu and English

Future Plans

  • Science Exhibition
  • Introducing Self supporting course like MLT( MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY) .
  • Planning to collaborating with advanced Microbiology Institutions .
  • To initiate advanced teaching methodologies and training techniques .
  •  To maintain well equipped research lab facilities .
  • Proposing to conduct Campus Placements and mock interviews .
  • Proposing to apply for financial assistance from UGC to undertaken minor or major projects .
  • Proposing to conduct a National seminar .