A science degree opens doors to a vast number of career fields, such as research, entrepreneurship, academics and healthcare. Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms. The research and study in this field comprises all aspects of such microorganisms like their behaviour, evolution, ecology, and their physiology. This also includes the study of pathology of diseases they cause. This is very important in day to day life for the development of science, medicines, antibacterial products, production of beneficial organisms such as yeasts and so on. With a degree in Microbiology from Marwadi University, you can be a great asset to such science and medical causes.


To provide integrated and consolidated knowledge in the field of microbiology.
To involve students in independent scientific research work in an ultra modern research-oriented environment.
To prepare students with high knowledge of microbiology and creative power.
To facilitate the students with latest information pertaining to the emergence of laboratory biosafety, infectious diseases, and preventive measures.
To provide modern research intelligence and knowledge.

Eligibility Criteria

For Indian and International Students
At least 50% in graduation with biological, life sciences and chemical sciences. For International Students, an equivalent qualification with similar subjects is necessary.

Admission Process

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Fee structure

The programme of Masters in Microbiology is of 2 Years comprising 4 Semesters.

For Indian Student (INR)
MSc Microbiology 2 Years 35000/-
(Per Sem)
For International Student (USD)
MSc Microbiology 2 Years 1600/-


M.Sc Microbiology Course Details

Core Courses

Sr. No. Course Name
1 Microbial Diversity and Molecular Phylogenetics
2 Cell structure and Organization
3 Enzymology
4 Fundamental Biochemistry
5 Effective Communication skills -I
6 Bioanalytical Techniques
7 Microbial Metabolism
8 Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
9 Immunology and Immunotechnology
10 Bioprocess Technology
11 Molecular Biology
12 Pharmaceutical Microbiology
13 Effective Communication skills-II
14 Dissertation Project

Elective Courses

Sr. No. Subject Name
1 Food and Dairy Microbiology
2 Environmental Biotechnology

Career Opportunities

Excellent job opportunities in Biomedical companies, Pharmaceutical companies and many other relevant fields. Several other professional domains include Health protection agencies, Agrochemicals, hospitals, food and drinks, water supply etc.

Student Outcomes

To cultivate critical thinking in students for working in Academics and Microbiology industries.
To equip students with microbiological skills for research and development
To strengthen student’s skills for better employability and entrepreneurial ventures.
To furnish students for interdisciplinary research projects and scientific writing.
Students will be able to collaborate the knowledge of basic and applied biological sciences for application in life science and allied industries.
Students will be able to harness the knowledge of scientific literature to propose and take up interdisciplinary research problems relevant to the needs of the society.


Serial No. Student Full Name Name of Fellowship
1 Bhatt Tirth Chetankumar DST-Inspire Fellowship
2 Detroja Asmita Manharbhai SHodh Fellowship
3 Bhimani Avani Maheshbhai SHodh Fellowship
4 Kothari Dimple Milan SHodh Fellowship
5 Rinku Manvani SHodh Fellowship

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There are two main libraries which make up the MU Learning Resource Centre. Specialist collections, use of up-to-date technology, and a team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff all combined to form a library which serves the Users of the Marwadi Education as well as contributes towards the research needs of the Institution, and is one of the best ICT-equipped academic libraries in the region.

Fully equipped with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) Technology
Specially devised and designed Self KIOSK for Self Check in & Check out
E-Resource Lab having 60+ computer systems with latest configuration to assist for online research and resources
Specially devised and designed Mobile Application having features of; Intimation, Alerts, History, Account Status and Books search facilities
Connected with other libraries and resource centers to retrieve information resources worldwide Separate Study rooms and discussion rooms
Additional Transportation facility for special Late Evening & Sunday for Library users
More than 50000 books in the library


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Campus Facilities

Impressive Infrastructure
IT Enabled Infrastructure
Sports Infrastructure
State-of-the-art Classrooms
Hostels with Gymnasium
Library with 50000+ Books
Academic & Cultural Events

HOD's Message

Dr Gaurav Sanghavi (PhD)
HoD, Department of Microbiology

On behalf of faculty members of the Department, it gives me immense pleasure and zeal to welcome you to the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Marwadi University. Department offers excellent teaching/training at all levels including undergraduate (B.Sc.), Post Graduate (M.Sc.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) Programmes. The Programmes covers a wide variety of topics in microbiology while offering hands-on laboratory training and research projects.

The Department of Microbiology believes in Our Student Our Asset philosophy. The department is augmented with qualified faculty members having specializations in diverse fields of Biology. The extensive breadth and scope of our scientific program acts as a vital component of faculty responsibilities and contributes significantly to the scientific teaching program. At the department of Microbiology, we thrive to provide learners with best experience by research-led teaching and excellent academic support.
Department looks forward for welcoming you to pursue your academic aspirations.

Faculties of Microbiology

Dr. Gaurav Sanghvi,

HoD, Microbiology

Dr. Mahendrapal Singh Rajput

Associate Professor

Dr. Aditya Saran

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sumit Kumar Jasiwal

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ashok Kumar Bishoyi

Associate professor

Dr. Purvi Gondalia

Assistant Professor

Dr. Viralkumar Mandaliya

Assistant Professor

Dr. Niralee Patel

Assistant Professor

Dr. Anjisha Maharshi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Nikitasinh Gohil

Assistant Professor

Ms. Rinku Manvani

Teaching Assistant

Awards & Recognition


Q. Is there any Loan Facility Available ?

There are various kinds of scholarships and financial aid available at MU. Marwadi University has made special arrangements with State Bank of India, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, HDFC Bank and other private Banks for speedy sanctioning and dispersal of Educational and Student Loan to students taking admission.

Q. Is there any Scholarship Available ?

A student can avail various scholarships and financial aids at MU. There are International Scholarships, GATE Scholarship, Vidhyalaxmi Yojana, GPAT Scholarship, and alike. You can contact the University and get all the guidance related to Student Loan.

Q. How is the Placement at Marwadi University ?

Marwadi University provides 100% Placement Assistance and Opportunities. So much so that in the previous academic year, we hosted more than 480 companies for placement. If the students are dedicated enough with regular work and follow-ups, they are sure to receive placement in well-known companies with a worthy package. You can contact the Placement and Corporate Relations Department and go through Placement News to know more about it.

Q. How to Reach MU ?

Marwadi University is located on Rajkot-Morbi Road. You can take a city bus to Madhapar Chowk and from there, a Rickshaw Ride will drop you to Marwadi University which is a landmark known by all local drivers. It is 10 km from Bus Station, 12 km from Airport, and 10 km from Railway Station. You can easily find it on Google Maps if you want to self-drive to the University.

Q. Is there a Hostel Facility available at Marwadi University ?

Yes, Marwadi University has 6 hostels with a capacity of more than 3500 students. Many National and International students stay here and feel at home. There are ample facilities available at MU hostel. You can inquire about the hostel when you take admission and get accommodated in your new home.

Q. What is the Fee Structure of Degree Programmes at Marwadi University ?

Fee Structure at Marwadi University is different across various courses at UG and PG level. You can contact the Admission Department for knowing the Fees Structure of various courses offered at MU.

Q. How to Apply for Admission at Marwadi University? What form to fill ?

You can apply online by filling the Application form to start your admission process. If you do not want to fill the application online, you can visit the University for walk-in admissions anytime.

Q. Is Marwadi University recognised by the Government ?

Marwadi University is UGC (University Grants Commission) approved/listed. You can find the name of Marwadi University under the list of UGC approved Universities. MU is also the only institute that is given the NAAC A+ grade in Gujarat.

Q. What all Documents are necessary to bring in while joining the University ?

While you come for admissions, you need to carry your HSC and SSC results, school leaving certificate, JEE score card & registration slip (ACPC). We advise you to keep originals along with photocopies of the same. If you are taking admissions for a Master’s degree, you need to also keep the Bachelor’s Degree Certificate and Marksheet, and any other examination’s scorecard if applicable along with the previously mentioned documents. (GATE score, CMAT, CAT score, GPAT score)

Q. Is there any Medical Facility provided ?

Yes, first-aid medical kits and assistance are available on campus. There is also an ambulance available 24/7 to take students off campus for any kind of emergency.
Name: Dr. Gaurav Sanghvi
Designation: HoD, Microbiology
Dr. Gaurav Sanghvi’s research theme focuses on the innovative bio based nutritive solutions. Dr. Sanghvi is currently working in characterizing the novel enzymes substituting the chemical compounds used in food processing industries to improve the sensory and nutritive quality of food products. Also he is interested in finding novel microbial compounds used in cosmetic industries. Young researchers interested in working on the above mentioned themes are welcomed to approach me.
Name: Dr. Mahendrapal Singh Rajput
Designation: Associate Professor, Microbiology
Ph.D. Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Area of Research Interest: PGPR, Microbial Genetics, Microbial Metabolism & Regulation
Name: Dr. Aditya Saran
Designation: Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Ph.D. National Center for Nano-ScienceandTechnology,Beijing,China
Area of Research Interest: Mycology, Endophytes, Plasmonic Nanosensors
Name: Dr. Sumit Kumar Jasiwal
Designation: Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Dr. Sumit Kumar Jaiswal is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and did his PhD from Thapar University Patiala, Punjab. His areas of research interest are:
Selenium Biotransformation: Metabolic importance of selenium in living system. Selenium nanoparticles and their application.
Biofuel/Biodiesel production: Enzyme-catalyzed biodiesel production using different acyl acceptors.
Oxidative stress and diseases: Role of free radicals to induce oxidative stress and its correlation with lifestyle diseases.
Antioxidants and phytonutrients: Isolation, characterization and antioxidant properties of different phytonutrients (polyphenols and flavonoids)
Name: Ashok Kumar Bishoyi
Designation: Associate Professor, Microbiology
Dr. Ashok Kumar Bishoyi, is currently working as Associate Professor (Microbiology) at Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India. Prior to academic career, he has worked as scientist B at Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Gujarat. During his scientific career, he has executed 5 different research projects related to transcriptomics, genomics, plant tissue culture, animal tissue culture, virology, molecular marker development, AMR, healthcare, etc. He has completed Ph. D from ICAR- Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic plants research & CHARUSAT, Ananad, Gujarat with doctorate in Biotechnology and master graduate in Biotechnology from Berhampur university, Odisha. He has been selected/ awarded ICAR-NET 2014. He has published more than 35 research publications/ books/ book chapters in different reputed peer reviewed international/ national journals for his research credit. He is an active reviewer of many Springer, Elsevier and Wiley research journals. He is also working as an energetic editorial member of one international research journal.
Name: Dr. Purvi Gondalia
Designation: Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Dr. Purvi Gondalia, is currently working as Assistant Professor (Microbiology) at Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India. She has more than 5 years of experience in academic and research in microbiology and plant pathology. She has completed his Ph. D. in Microbiology from Saurashtra University. She has received a UGC BSR fellowship during her doctorate studies. She has completed Master of Philosophy and Master of Science from SaurashtraUniversity. She has published research and review papers in international and national journals. Her area of research interest is Plant Microbe Interaction, Bacterial Genomics and Microbial Bioinformatics.
Name: Dr. Viralkumar B. Mandaliya
Designation: Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Dr. Viralkumar Mandaliya, is currently working as Assistant Professor (Microbiology) at Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India. Prior to joining MU, he has served as Assistant Professor at Gujarat National Law University (Gandhinagar), Christ College (Rajkot) and CCSIT College (Junagadh). He has also served as Research Associate at ICAR-DGR, Junagadh. He has completed his PhD in Biotechnology subject from Saurashtra University, Rajkot. He has completed two minor research projects funded by GoG. He currently has two Start-up projects under NewGen policy. Recently, one patent is filled and three patents are under examinations. He has numerous papers, articles, books and book chapters on his credit. Five PhD Scholars are working under his supervision. His area of expertise is Microbial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights.
Name: Dr. Niralee Patel
Designation: Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Dr. Niralee patel is working as an assistant professor in the Microbiology Department and earned her doctoral degree in Microbiology from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She is GATE-qualified with 96 percentile and received a UGC-RFSMS fellowship for her doctoral studies. She has completed her Master’s and Bachelors of Science in Biotechnology from Gujarat University. Her specialization includes techniques of advanced molecular biology, Molecular marker development, proteomics, Regulation of Pathogenesis, Non-coding RNA, infectious diseases, and cosmetic science, etc. She is also the coordinator of the Women’s Cell Team from the Microbiology Department. She has conducted various events and programs for the upliftment of student’s talents in various other fields
Name: Dr. Anjisha Maharshi
Designation: Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Dr. AnjishaMaharshi is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Microbiology.She has 12 years of experience in the field of Microbiology and Pathology. She has been associated with various pathological labs since 2006. Previously she had worked with various renowned institutes of Gujarat i.e. M.S. University and CSIR-ICMR National laboratories that make her our asset. She serves as PGDMLT Coordinator and channelized the internship and placement of PGDMLT students in Advance Pathological Laboratories which will be beneficial to the student in getting absorbed in the reputed pathology Laboratories. Her roles also extend in doing active collaborations with the key diagnostic labs like Dr. Bhatt’s Pathology labs and Sanjeevani Metropolis Rajkot.
Research Area of Interest
Her research team works on the theme of Xenobiotic compound degradation, Bioactive Natural products, Medical Microbiology, Myconanoparticles and PGPR from fungi. Researchers who want to contribute in this field are welcome to contact.
Name: Dr. Nikitasinh Gohil
Designation: Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Dr. Nikitasinh Gohil is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology. She has 6 years of academic teaching experience in the field of Microbiology. Previously, she worked with the Department of Lifesciences and Sir P.P. Institute of Science, Bhavnagar University, Gujarat. She earned her doctoral degree in Microbiology from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University, Indore, M.P. She has completed her master’s from Bhavnagar University and bachelor of Science and Education from KSKV Kachchh University, Gujarat. She has published 7 research papers/ Book chapters in reputed journals. Her research areas of interest are the extraction of plant-based bioactive compounds, siderophore, and PGPR from endophyticmanglicolous fungi.
Name: Ms. Rinku Manvani
Designation: Teaching Assistant, Microbiology
M.Sc. Microbiology, Marwadi University
Area of Research Interest: Halophiles, Plant Pathology, PGPR, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology.
Name: Ms. Aishwarya Ruparel
Designation: Lab Assistant, Microbiology
B.Sc.(Microbiology), PGDMLT, Marwadi University, Rajkot
Area of Research Interest: Clinical pathology, Histopathology. Clinical biochemistry
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