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About Department of Microbiology


Head of the Department

  Prof. Naveen Kango


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Departmental IQAC Profile

Criterion 1 :-  Curricular Aspects

Criterion 2 :-  Teaching-Learning and Evaluation

Criterion 3 :-  Research, Innovations and Extension

Criterion 4 :-  Infrastructure and Learning Resources

Criterion 5 :-  Student Support and Progression

Criterion 6 :-  Governance, Leadership and Management

Criterion 7 :-  Institutional Values and Best Practices


Brief Introduction of the Department

The pioneering work done in the Microbiology and Mycology laboratory of Botany department triggered a vision of initiating a full-fledged curriculum in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology at Dr. Harisingh Gour University. The idea was conceived by the founder head, Prof. S. C. Agrawal (Head: 1996-2004) resulted in the start of much awaited P. G. course in Life Sciences faculty in 1990-91.

Under his able directions and untiring efforts and fathomless dedication of Prof. P.C. Jain (Head: 2004-2012) the department could acquire the present status. Since then the department has stood among the front runners in teaching and research in Microbiology and allied areas and occupies a place of prominence in the field. Since its inception, the department has witnessed a great deal of expansion in terms of infrastructure and facilities as a school of higher learning. In the year 2009, with our university acquiring status of a central university, the department was renamed as Department of Microbiology and was made a part of School of Biological Sciences.

The faculty members of this department have published significant number of publications in the leading national and international peer reviewed scientific journals. In past the department has also organized several hands-on workshops, national and international conferences. At the department of Microbiology research is being pursued in both basic and applied areas of Microbiology. With an inclination towards interdisciplinary research, faculty members in the department have entered into active collaboration within and outside the university.

The major research fields encompass microbial glycosidases, L-asparaginase, thermophilic fungi, mycobacteria, enteric bacteria, biofilm, cancer, biosensors and application of zebrafish as animal model in stress related research.


2. Faculty Members

 A. Academic Profile:

Faculty Name



Professor Naveen Kango

Net-JRF (CSIR), CDRI, Lucknow, 1996.

Ph.D. (2004) Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar

Assistant Professor, Dr. HS Gour University, Sagar, India, 1997-2008.

NRF Post Doctoral Fellow, Durban University of Technology, South Africa, 2004-05.

UGC-CIMO Fellow, Helsinki University, Finland, 2008-09.

Reader, Dr. HS Gour University, Sagar, India, 2008-11.

Associate Professor, Dr. HS Gour University, Sagar, India, 2011-2014

Professor, Dr. HS Gour University, Sagar, India, 2014-2021 


Dr. Yogesh Bhargava 

M.Phil, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay, India, 2005.

PhD, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2009.

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, London, UK, 2013.

Assistant Professor, Dr. HS Gour Central University, Sagar, India, 2013 onwards.


Dr. Hemant Kumar Rawat

(Guest Faculty)

 Dept of Microbiology

Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A central University) Sagar

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 Past faculty members:

  1. Prof. S. C. Agarwal (Upto 2005)
  2. Prof. P. C. Jain (Upto 2012)
  3. Dr. S K Chaurasiya (2013-2019)
  4. Dr. Rajesh Mondal (2013-2018) 

 B. Research Profile:

Prof. Naveen Kango : Enzyme Technology and molecular catalysis Laboratory 

His research interests include Production and Application of Microbial Glycosidases (Xylanases, Mannanases, Inulinases) from fungi; Biodiversity of thermophilic fungi, actinomycetes, L-asparaginase.


Dr. Yogesh Bhargava : Molecular Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Lab

His long term research interest lies in studying the interplay of three factors infection, immunity and inflammation He is interested probing impact of stress (microbial, chemical and physical) and inflammation on the physiology and behaviour of vertebrates using zebrafish as an animal model.