Dr. Balkrishna M. Sandikar is working as in Associate professor in Microbiology, at Maharashtra Udayagiri College, UDGIR Dist. Latur affiliated to Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanaded, Maharashtra.
He has 24 years teaching experience to U.G. students of Microbiology, i.e., since the date of his appointment 2nd July 1988. He is conducting research work especially in the field of `Biological Control and Plant Growth Promotion`. He has been awarded M. Phil. Degree in microbiology for his research work on `Role of fluorescent pseudomonades in growth promotion of Cassia uniflora` in May 2000, by University of Pune. He has been completed minor research project sanctioned and financially supported by University Grants Commission Pune, on `Biological Control of Dampint-off Diseases` during 2002-2004. He has been awarded Ph.D. degree in Microbiology by Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, for his research work on `Studies on biological control agents against soil-borne fungal pathogens of crop plants` in March 2009. He has been published research papers in national and international journals regarding his research. He has been selected on advisory board of International Journal of Plant Protection, published by Hind Agricultural Research and Training Institute, Mauzaffarnagar, U.P.