Barkatullah University, formerly known as Bhopal University, was established in 1970 and rechristened in 1988 as Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya.
The Department of Microbiology was established in the year 1981-1982. The Department offers two year M.Sc. and Ph. D. research program in Microbiology. The Department has been extensively engaged on identification and characterization of economically important microbes and their application on agricultural field. The department is also working on plant microbe interaction to improve plant growth to support sustainable agriculture. Several research projects funded by MPCST, CSIR, UGC, DST and DBT are ongoing in the department.
To create excellence in human resource by providing best academic teaching and learning environment with specialization in area of Microbiology.
The Department of Microbiology was established in the year 1981-1982 to achieve above said mandate under Department of Biosciences afterward it was shifted and inaugurated to current separate department building by Hon. President Mr. Shankar Dayal Sharma in 1997.
Agriculture and environment Microbiology, Climate change, Plant biotechnology, Molecular virology and Genetics