Master of Science | M.Sc.(By Research)

Department of Microbiology offers a regular M.Sc. by Research programme in Microbiology in domains such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Biochemistry. The objective is to inculcate and enhance scientific temperament and critical thinking.The admission rules and eligibility criteria are as per the guidelines from University of Mumbai.

M.Sc. by Research programme initiates with an application by the student, followed by selection, interview and preparation of the Research proposal in consultation with the Research Advisory Committee and supervisor. This is followed by the admission and approval of research topic.

Career Prospects

After completing M.Sc. by Research in Microbiology, there are future career prospects such as:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Microbiology
  • Service as an Assistant Professor in a senior College with further required qualification
  • As a research associate in an institute
  • Service as a Microbiologist in a government/private sector

Research Guides

  • Dr. Unnati Padalia (till 31-07-2021)
  • Mrs. Hemlatta Chakraborty (till 31-10-2022)
  • Dr. Lolly Jain

Research Facilities

Recognized research center with a permanent recognition with effect from 2002 by University of Mumbai. Along with the basic infrastructure, the Laboratory is equipped with the following facilities:

  • Fermenter-1
  • Laminar air-flow units-3
  • Du-Nouy Tensiometer-1
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer-1
  • Cold centrifuge-1
  • BOD incubator-1
  • Soxhlet apparatus-1
  • Electrophoresis units-3
  • Distillation unit-1
  • Hot plates-2

Research Area

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • Microbial Biochemistry

Research Facilities


  • Emphasis on Practical Skills in Microbiology.
  • Orientation for significant and Quality Research.
  • Meticulous and consistent Mentoring for Research.
  • Inculcation of event management skills in the students where every year students organize MICROSCOPE an Inter-Collegiate event in biological Sciences.
  • Experiential learning in the form of Internships and visits to enhance the subject knowledge and to facilitate exposure to latest trends in Biological Sciences.
  • Holistic development of the learner by giving equal importance to Communication Skills and Personality Development.

Head of the Department

Dr. Lolly Jain

Completed Projects

  • In-vitro and in-vivo studies of gamma irradiated Velogenic - Newcastle disease virus - Ms. Swati S. Aras
  • The effect of herbal preparations on microorganisms- Ms. Rajashri R. Parab
  • Enzymes and killer activity of yeasts isolated from Indian medicinal plants- Dabhole Madhusudan Padmanabh
  • Minor Research Projects sanctioned by University of Mumbai:
    • Immobilization of Beta-galactosidase and its application with respect to lactose intolerance.(2016-2017)
    • Studies on Applications of Biosurfactants from Halophiles (2016-2017)
    • Formulation of Probiotic Kefir ice-cream.(2017-2018)
    • Optimization and pilot-scale trials of microbial enzyme production for degumming of raw silk. (2018-2019)