News and Events

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BISMiS 2016 will be held in MCC, Pune, India, September 12-15, 2016 click here for more details

International Order for Culture Supply: Follow these Guidelines given by National Biodiveristy Authority, Govt. of India, for requesting cultures from MCC.

MCC is now recognized as a Designated Repository for microorganisms from 8th July 2013










Mission and Goals

As a frontline Research and Development Centre

The centre focuses on basic research in the areas of microbial diversity, microbial taxonomy, microbial genomics and proteomics etc.


As a National Microbial Culture Collection Facility

  1. Isolation and Identification of microorganisms from various environmental niches.
  2. Preservation of microbial biodiversity from niche areas as metagenomic libraries.
  3. Development of new strategies for isolation of "uncultivable" microbes.
  4. To provide consultation services for patent deposits, preservation, propagation,biodeterioration, Industrial problems, biosystematics and microbial biodiversity issues etc.
  5. To serve as National facility for microbial culture collection, deposit and the supply of authentic microbial cultures.
  6. To serve as a International Depositary Authority (IDA). 


As a focal point of Human Resources Development

To establish and conduct workshops, seminars, symposia and training programmes in the area of microbial identification, preservation and advanced areas of microbial taxonomy/phylogeny.