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Officer in charge : Dr Vivek Bhat


The Department of Microbiology is involved in patient service, research and education. The diagnostic tests performed in the laboratory are accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)


Patient services include processing and reporting of Bacteriology, Serology, Mycobacteriology, Molecular Diagnostics, Mycology and other clinical microbiological samples at ACTREC. Sterility testing for Blood bank services, environmental surveillance, infection control guidance and waste management support is also provided by the laboratory.

The quality systems are compliant with the ISO -15189 standard guidelines. Automated state of the art equipment is available for blood cultures, identification and susceptibility testing and viral serology, molecular microbiology- Biofire, multiplex syndromic PCR system. Emergency patient services are provided during weekends and holidays.

The laboratory is NABL accredited and participates in External Quality Assurance programs for Bacteriology, Molecular microbiology, Mycology & Parasitology. The laboratory also participates in the Maharashtra State Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network – MAHASAR, program.

Education and training programs

The department has well trained technologists and highest quality standards are maintained with regard to diagnostic services. The department is involved in teaching post-graduate students of microbiology (MD), laboratory staff, nursing and housekeeping staff and also project/ dissertations/internship for MSc/B. Tech students from other institutes. The department is also involved in training students of the Advanced training program in medical laboratory technology. The department staff regularly participate in National / International Conferences / Workshops / Scientific meetings.

The department is also involved in multiple laboratory based scientific research projects with regular publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals.

S. No.NameDesignation
1.Dr Vivek BhatProf. & Head of the Department
2.Dr Sujata LallAsst.Prof. & Scientific Officer ‘E’
3.Ms Naina BaraskarTechnical Officer ‘C’
4.Ms Reshma KambleTechnician ‘F’
5.Ms Hemali KaduTechnician ’D’
6.Ms Savnee DholamScientific Assistant ‘B’’
7.Ms Divya RatheeshScientific Assistant ‘B’
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