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Department Of Microbiology

The department of Microbiology was established in the year 1995 with UG course and 1998 with PG course, where students and faculties are involved in exciting educational and core activities in the field of Microbiology. Currently the Department offers B.Sc., Microbiology and M.Sc., Applied Microbiology programs. The curricula for this course are set on the basis of CBSC (Choice Based Credit System) to encourage students to choose the specific field of study pertaining to their interest. The Department possesses a high efficient and well qualified teaching faculty.

The Department imparts knowledge of the basic principles of Immunology, Medical Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Virology and Molecular Biology. The department has well-furnished laboratories and equipment’s with all basic and advanced facilities for the need of the students. The course offers a great opportunity to study the microbial world and provides a lot of career scopes to the students after its successful completion.

    Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor’s Degree in Science- Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics of this University or any other University recognized by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto.

Microbiology Curriculum

Department of Microbiology

Strategic Framework


  • To upskill the learner in order to keep pace with the global scientific progress and creation of an atmosphere for greater understanding of the diversity and application of the microbial world.


  • To enhance scientific thinking through strategic planning and clear vision for science and technology that meets the different needs of the society.
  • To promote high-impact education by exploring fundamental questions in microbiology and to translate discoveries into therapies against infectious diseases and products which can be patented.
  • To train quality professionals to carry out creative, innovative and inventive research and provide reliable diagnostic services in the field of medical microbiology.


  • PO 1.On completion of this programme, Postgraduate students will acquire fundamental and applied knowledge in history, classification, morphology and physiological features of Microorganisms.
  • PO 2.To have a clear understanding on the importance of Microorganisms in different areas like Medical, Food, Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Soil, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology.
  • PO 3.To have a better understanding on key principles of microbial functioning at an advanced level of Taxonomy, Molecular, Biochemical, Industrial, Medical and other Basic and Applied applications.
  • PO 4.To inculcate effective communication skills to exchange the scientific information, to comprehend and write effective research reports, design documentation and to make effective presentations.
  • PO 5.To familiarize with the role of microbes in human, animal and plant diseases and also with the environment.
  • PO 6.To develop proficiency in the quantitative skills, necessary to analyze biological problems with knowledge of specialized techniques used in the field of Life Sciences.
  • PO 7.To provide broad exposure to various microbial communities, ecological and commercial issues related to the field of Microbiology.
  • PO 8.To collect, analyze, interpret scientific data, and carry out the research experiments, using microbiological laboratory techniques and safety procedures.
  • PO 9.To acquire an expertise with Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices in advanced Microbiological, Immunological and Molecular techniques.
  • PO 10.Enhance the skills in Entrepreneurship and career opportunities in various fields of Life Sciences.
  • PO 11.To familiarize with the ethical concerns in Microbiological research and apply this knowledge to contribute to application, advancement and impartment of knowledge in lifesciences.
  • PO 12.Develop social accountability through application of Microbiological knowledge for the betterment of the environment and mankind at National and Global perspective.


  • PSO1.To create awareness in students on the role of Microbiology in important fields like food, medicine, industry and environment and the potential of microbiology in transforming the world into a better one.
  • PSO2.To develop confidence to take up challenging tasks of research in the field of Microbiology that can contribute to betterment of society through various goods and services.


  • PEO1: To make students knowledgeable about the various advanced concepts in a wide ranging context.
  • PEO2: To make the students understand knowledge and skills in Microbiology with systematic learning process in class.
  • PEO3: To make the students develop their practical skills and research work through their hands on their presentation and articulation skills.

Course Outcomes (COs)