DEPARTMENT OF Microbiology
Microbiology is considered to be an important area of study in biology since it has enormous potential and vast scope in medical diagnostic of infectious diseases, fermentation, bioremediation and biotechnology. But the recent developments from human microbiome project, metagenomics and microbial genome projects has expanded its scope and potential in the next generation drug design, molecular pathogenesis, production of smart biomolecules, etc. Modern Microbiology has expanded its roots in genome technology, nanobiotechnology, green energy (biofuel) technology, bioelectronics etc. Considering recent innovations and rapid growth of microbiological approaches and applications in human and environmental sustainability The thrust areas of the Department include extracellular enzymes of microbial source, medical microbiology ,immunology , spirulina technology, sericulture and mushroom cultivation technology, food conversion technology, plant – microbe interactions, etc., and train the students in their respective areas of specialization..
The Department offers courses on general microbiology, microbial diversity, agricultural microbiology, environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, food microbiology, immunology, medical microbiology, microbial genetics, fermentation technology and plant pathology.
The Department provides ample scope to students and faculties for academics and research. The class size is kept large enough to provide a vibrant learning environment but small enough to allow close interactions between the faculty and the students. Under and Postgraduate students in the Department gain valuable research experience through group and individual research project, which is practical training of the subject, offered as a part of the course curriculum. The faculty is also very active in extension programmes, in reaching out to students and the general public, through motivational talks
The department is equipped with surplus reference books and basic laboratories to provide quality teaching and research opportunities for students. The Department has the facilities like, , Centrifuge, Light microscope, Water Bath, , Hot Air Oven, Refrigerator, pH meter, Weighing balance, Magnetic stirrer, and Gel electrophoresis apparatus etc.