About the Department

The Department of Microbiology was established under the aegis of the Botany Department in 1988. The Postgraduate course was started in the year 2002. The department of Microbiology came into independent existence in 2017. With competent faculty and adequate infrastructure, the department provides quality teaching and research opportunities for students. Since students of life sciences are eligible to take the courses offered by the department they are provided with a bridge course before delving into the subject.

The students in the department gain valuable research experience through research projects. Interested undergraduate students have used the research opportunity in the department and have presented papers in conferences. Postgraduate students do in-house projects as a part of curriculum and have successfully published papers in National and International Journals along with faculty. The faculty too are involved in their independent research. A record of the research projects is published in ‘quest’ brought out by the department.

The Department regularly hosts research talks, seminars and Hands on workshops to bring students up-to-date with recent trends in the field of Microbiology. Competitions like debate, essay, Pick and speak, Quiz etc,. are organized to enable students to showcase their innate talents.

Students are exposed to the practical applications of microorganisms through industrial and institutional visits. As part of inclusive learning students are encouraged to reach out to the community, to inculcate compassion and empathy and render service to the needy.

The alumni of the Department occupy positions of responsibilities in different Industries and Institutions like Bisleri, Jyothi Institute of Technology, Sashimi Foods, Stelis Biopharma, Mylan Labs. ITC Mondelez International among others. Some are also in Government service specially in Health and Environment departments. Students are also pursuing higher studies in various Universities in India and aboard. The Alumni also help with projects and placements.

The Department of Microbiology aims to produce students whose skills, aptitudes and appreciation to science are sufficiently developed to enable them to embark on the journey of their choice.


  • Deliver Academic Excellence in the field of education and research in Microbiology

  • Provide a good academic background for overall development for a successful career in Microbiology

  • Provide an environment that fosters continuous improvement and innovation in the subject

  • To orient students to the needs of the society and be responsible citizens

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