SGIDT Department of Dairy Microbiology

SGIDT Department of Dairy Microbiology


Dairy Microbiology Division is currently engaged in research, teaching, consultancy, training and technology transfer in specialized field of Dairy Microbiology Broadly, the research work of the division covers the areas related to starter cultures and fermented milk products; direct vat starters (DVS); indigenous probiotics, their functional efficacy and gut microbiota, Prebiotics and Synbiotics; The faculty is also planning to impart teaching and guidance for both under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. The division is also contributing in teaching Microbiology courses for B. Tech (Dairy Technology) students. Division scientists regularly participate in different specialized training programmes covering basic and applied areas of dairy microbiology including quality assurance, food safety, starter cultures and fermented health foods for HRD development in our country. The department is well equipped with basic  equipments and glass wares viz. Autoclave, Hot air Oven, BOD incubator, weighing Balance, Laminar air flow, Deep Freezer, Refrigerator, Centrifuge, etc to carry out basic practical and research.


S. No. Name & Designation Contact No. Email
1. Dr. Rakesh kumar

Associate Professor cum Sr. Scientist

2. Dr. Sonia Kumari

Assistant Professor cum Jr. Scientist


Teaching / Courses

S. No. Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
1. DTM-111 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3 (2+1)
2. DTM-121 Microbiology of Fluid Milk 2 (1+1)
3. DTM-222 Microbiology of Dairy Products 2 (1+1)
4. DTM-221 Starter Cultures and Fermented Milk Products 3 (2+1)
5. DTM-331 Quality and Safety Monitoring in Dairy Industry 3 (2+1)
6. DTM-321 Food and Industrial Microbiology 3 (2+1)
Total 16 (10+6)

Research Laboratories / Units

There are two laboratory in the Department, one for Undergraduate and other for Post graduate. Undergraduate laboratory is engaging the students of B.Tech., Biotech for practical in different semester. In future PG programme is about to start. The PG laboratory is also well equipped with basic equipment needed to start the programme.


Name of the Scientist Research Paper / Review Article Popular Articles Books Book Chapters
Dr. Sonia Kumari 14 12 00 02
Dr. Rakesh Kumar 30 35 02 10