Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences & Research
Faculty / Department of microbiology

Department of Microbiology

Prof. F C Garg M.Sc, (Microbiology) Ph.D. (Microbiology), Director SBSPGI

Director SBSPGI P.E-43 Yrs

Prof. F. C. Garg, Ph. D. in Microbiology from CCS, Haryana Agricultural University, possesses 43 years of teaching and research and administrative experience. He started his career in 1974 from CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University Palampur (H. P.) as Assistant Professor. Later in 1978, he joined CCS Haryana agricultural University, Hisar as Incharge, Culture Production Unit of Department of Microbiology. Under his stewardship, the Department of Microbiology was awarded for country’s best culture production unit by Productivity Council of India. Based on his experience in culture production, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India selected him as Regional Director in the prestigious project on “Development and Production of Biofertilisers”. As a part of the project, he was instrumental in establishing Regional Biofertilizer Development Centre at Hisar for the promotion of Biofertilisers in Northern India. He has published two book chapters and has more than 60 research papers to his credit in journals of National and International repute. He has also written one book entitled “Experimental Microbiology”. He has guided and is guiding Ph.D. & M.Sc. students for their Thesis and Dissertation work respectively. Dr Garg completed two R& D projects one each from ICAR and Ministry of Agriculture. He has interest in biological nitrogen fixation and food fermentations.

Prof. R L Thakur M.Sc. (Dairy Bacteriology), Ph.D. (Dairy Microbiology)

Professor and HOD, P.E-21Yrs

Doctorate from NDRI Karnal, Haryana, Prof. Thakur has 21 years teaching and research experience. He has 30 publications in International and National Journals. He has guided and is guiding Ph.D. & M.Sc. students for their Thesis and Dissertation work respectively. Recently he has been honored by Rotract Club, UK as the “BEST TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD.” He is in The Panel of experts of BITS, Pilani (Rajsthan) in the discipline of Microbiology.

Professor G R S Bisht M.Sc (Botany) Ph.D. (Botany)

Professor, P.E-42 Yrs

Prof. Bisht has 24 years Research and Industrial experience in antibiotic fermentation at IDPL, Rishikesh and 18 years teaching experience at SBSPGI. He did his Ph.D. on some actinomycetes producing rifamycin B antibiotic, a substrate for anti-tubercular and anti-leprosy drug Rifampicin. He has 35 publications (11 International and 24 in National Journals). He has guided and is guiding Ph.D. & M.Sc. students for their Thesis and Dissertation work respectively. Presently he is also a Co-PI in a R & D project sanctioned by ICMR to Jalma Institute of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases Agra, U.P.. He is also peer reviewer of 10 International and 2 National Journals. He has completed two research projects in his career.

Dr. Nidhi Belwal, M.Sc, (Biotechnology) Ph.D. ( Biotechnology)

Assistant Professor, P.E-6 Yrs

Doctorate in Biotechnology from H. N. B. Garhwal University, Dr. Nidhi has 6 years teaching and research experience. She has 16 publications in journals of National & International repute. She specializes in plant tissue culture, plant microbe interaction & molecular validation. She has guided more than 10 M.Sc. Dissertations in different fields of life sciences.

Dr. Amit Kumar M.Sc (Microbiology), Ph.D. (Microbiology)

Assistant Professor, P.E-7 Yrs

Serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, SBSPGI, he did his M.Sc from H.P.U. Shimla. & Ph.D. from Shoolini University, Solan, (HP). He has taught UG & PG classes at SILB, Solan and Shoolini University. He was awarded with DRDO Research Associateship at Defence Food & Research Laboratory, Mysore. He has several research publications and applied for the patent of production of edible films and cutlery using natural polymers.

Interdepartmental faculty

  • Dr. (Mrs.) Richa Gaur, M.Sc. (Mathematics), Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Mathemetics
  • Mr. Vishal Warikoo, M.Tech(CSE)Assistant Professor