5th Floor Palanji Sadan,

Bhavan's College Campus,

Munshi Nagar, Andheri (West),

Mumbai - 400058

Contact Information

Phone: +91 (22) 65905947

Email: sandhya_s10{at}

Dr. Sandhya Shrivastava

Coordinator, Bhavan's Research Center

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Bhavan's College


Inception and establishment of this entrepreneurial venture of Bhavan’s Research Center has been challenging at the same time rewarding.

We began with a vision of being "point of reference" for industry and other stake holders which has been largely accomplished after a decade’s journey in two areas i.e., Hygiene and Water Microbiology. Establishing excellent QMS system and gaining ISO:17025 accreditation in antimicrobial and water purifier studies has raised us at par with international laboratories.

Our pursuit in studying bacterial and non-bacterial pathogens in water is also getting us recognition from International organizations and Institutions in the U.S. and Europe. The credit of remaining focused to our goal can easily be attributed to ex-chairman-Bhavan’s College Dr. M. L. Shrikant’s philosophy “Think Big” and work hard, which is being continued by present chairman Mr. Asif Mulla. In establishing the lab with the spirit of entrepreneurship, faculty from S.P.J.I.M.R; Prof. M.S. Rao and Prof. P. Chandrani continue to play the important role as mentors. But no organization can achieve success without its core human resource. The main credit of this long and successful journey goes to the technical team, who work tirelessly to meet the scientific, analytical and quality needs of the laboratory.

With change in laboratory premises, enhancement in infrastructure, clean room facility and also automated water purifier laboratory, the research center is now heading to not only increasing its scale of work, but also the scope. We are quite excited about taking our center to the next level.

Dr. Sandhya Shrivastava