Microbial Inoculants in Agriculture

Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology, (popularly known as Shobhit Deemed University), is a NAAC Accredited, deemed to-be university established u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956. We are a research-based, industry oriented and highly ranked multidisciplinary University. Our academic programs are duly approved by UGC, and relevant statutory councils, i.e. AICTE, BCI and NCTE etc. Our strong Alumni Network, of more than 50000 graduates, extends throughout the world serving a wide spectrum of industries globally.

Duration of the course:

6 days

Who can join :

High-School, Senior Secondary students, Undergraduates, Postgraduates, Agriculturists, Environmentalists, Academicians, Research Scholars & Industry Professionals and all quizzical and intrigued people who want to know what microbiology can do in agriculture.

Mode of Delivery :


Course Starting from :

28 June, 2021

Course Completion Date :

03 July, 2021

Time :

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Daily)

Instructor :

Dr. Ekta Narwal

Important Note:

Free Registration | Participation Contribution: Rs.1000/- only
E-Certificate of participation shall be awarded to the candidates who will have 60% marks in test and assignment each (80% attendance for test eligibility).

Bank Detail:

Details for Electronic Fund Transfer from Indian Delegates:


Bank Name: Union Bank of India
Branch address: Shastri Nagar, Meerut
Account Name: Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology
(Shobhit University)
Account Number: 496604010029158
IFSC Code: UBIN0549665

Paytm Detail:

Details for Electronic Fund Transfer from Indian Delegates:


Name: Deepak Kumar Goyal
Mobile: 9927818020

Objective of the Course

  • To provide the basic understanding of the microbiology.
  • To understand the practical applications of various microbiological techniques in agriculture.
  • To develop the understanding of applications of microbiology in Indian agriculture.

Courses Outcome:

At the end of the course the learners will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of microbial inoculants in agriculture.
  • Apply the various techniques of microbiology in enhancing the agriculture production.
  • Apply the knowledge of microbiology in promoting agricultural production under various stress conditions.

Course Content


Topics Covered


Basic understanding of microorganisms and their types with special reference to agriculturally important microorganisms.


Importance of microbiology in agriculture.


Topics Covered


Introduction to biofertilizers.


Types of biofertilizers: Rhizobium, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, PSB, KSB, ZSB and cyanobacteria.


Mass multiplication of biofertilizers.


Important case studies for application of biofertilizers in agriculture.


Topics Covered


Introduction to mycorrhiza and their role in agriculture.


Mass multiplication of mycorrhiza and their applications.


Importance of tripartite associations.


Topics Covered


Introduction to compost and its application.


Vermicompost and its applications.


Topics Covered


Role of microorganisms in enhancing agricultural production under abiotic stress conditions.


Role of microorganisms in enhancing agricultural production under biotic stress conditions.


Suggestions and Q/A time.

Resource Person


Dr. Ekta Narwal

Assistant professor
Department of Agriculture and Agri-informatics
School of Biological Engineering & Life Sciences
Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology
A NAAC Accredited Deemed to-be University) Meerut

Dr. Ekta Narwal is a University Gold Medalist (UG and PG) from CCS University, Meerut. CSIR-UGC NET (AIR-37), GATE, ARS-NET qualified. Recipient of prestigious DST-INSPIRE fellowship for doctoral research programme. Ph.D. (Microbiology), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Recipient of Young Microbiologist award at ATDS-2020. Recipient of Award of honour and recognition for Outstanding Performance in the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records. Publications: Four abstracts in various international conferences, five book chapters, one technical bulletin, four research papers and co-author in one book.

Interested Areas: Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology, Plant-Microbe Interaction, Mycorrhiza, Bioremediation, Biodegradation, Microbial Genetics, Microbial Biotechnology

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