The Department of Microbiology started its functioning with the establishment of Krantisinh Nana Patil College of Veterinary Science Shirwal in the year 1988. The Department of Veterinary Microbiology of KNP College of Veterinary Science Shirwal is well equipped for carrying out research work in frontier areas of Veterinary science. Research work in the areas of mastitis is going on in this department for last several years; sponsored projects were also under taken This department has good collaborative working arrangement with National institutes like National institute of cell science, National institute of virology, Diseases investigation Centre Pune, Poultry diagnostic and research centreetc.Collaborative research trials were also undertaken by this department in recent years. Post graduate programme leading to M.V.Sc. degree in Vet. Microbiology was started in the year 2009-10. At present capacity of admission to this Post graduate programme is two P.G. Students /year.