Dr. Balkrishna M. Sandikar is working as a Professor in Microbiology at Maharashtra Udayagiri College, Udgir Dist., Latur affiliated to Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, - Maharashtra.
He has 34 years teaching experience to students of Microbiology, i.e., since the date of his appointment 2nd July 1988. He is conducting research work especially in the field "Biological Control and Plant Growth Promotion". He has been awarded M.Phil. degree in microbiology for his research work on "Role of Fluorescent Pseudomonads in Growth Promotion of Cassia Uniflora" in May 2000 by University of Pune. He has completed minor research project sanctioned and financially supported by University Grants Commission Pune on Biological Control of Damping–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 published research papers in national and international journals regarding his research. He is working on advisory board of International Journal of Plant Protection, published by Hind Agricultural Research and Training Institute, Muzaffarnagar, U.P. Presently, he is working as In-charge Principal of Maharashtra Udayagiri College, Udgir, Dist., Latur.
His first book Applied Microbiology has been published by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai in 2013, second book Fundamental Microbiology by Books and Allied, Publications, Kolkata in 2021, and the third book Laboratory Manual in Microbiology by Krupa-Drushti Publications, Pune in 2021.