Agricultural microbiology is a field of study concerned with plant-associated microbes. It aims to address problems in agricultural practices usually caused by a lack of biodiversity in microbial communities. An understanding of microbial strains relevant to agricultural applications is useful in the enhancement of factors such as soil nutrients, plant-pathogen resistance, crop robustness, fertilization uptake efficiency, and more.
This department has excellent and separate laboratory facilities for undergraduate students. Laboratory facilities are available for isolation, pure culturing and mass multiplication of microorganisms used as microbial inoculant (biofertilizers). The department is equipped with Microscopes, Gas-chromatographs, UV- spectrophotometers, Nitrogen Analysers and Microbial Fermentor , Autoclave, Laminar air flow chamber, pH meter, conducto meter and computer facilities. A main frame computer facility is available for use of students and faculty.