Department Of MicroBiology

Department of Microbiology has both UG & PG courses. UG course started in 1995. PG course started in 1998. UG programme consists of 3 Years of study with 6 semesters covering 12 major papers, 4 allied paper and 2 AOS paper. PG/M.Sc. Applied Microbiology programme consists of 2 Years of study consisting 4 semester covering 12 papers. It also includes a project work. Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, those being unicellular (single cell), multicellular (cell colony), or acellular (lacking cells). Microbiology encompasses numerous sub-disciplines, including virology , mycology parasitology, and bacteriology

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants who have cleared higher secondary examination with or without mathematics and taken science are eligible.


The scope in this field is immense due to the involvement of microbiology in many fields like medicine, pharmacy, diary, industry, clinical research, water industry, agriculture, chemical technology and nanotechnology.

A microbiologist can innovate new diagnostic kits, discover new drugs, teach, research, etc. An undergraduate degree in microbiology gives you the opportunity to work at science laboratories and pathology labs. If you have a PG in microbiology, you can work in microbiology based industries like pharmacy, dairy, breweries, distilleries, enzyme, etc. and you also can pursue Ph.D.

The list of important equipments available in the laboratory as follows.

Our PG students are doing their M.Sc. Projects in the College/Department premises itself. Project works are published in journals



The University of Madras has introduced the choice based credit system for all the students. The purpose of this system is to encourage students to choose the specific field of study pertaining to their interest.

The main subject of Study for Bachelor Degree Courses shall consist of the following:

(a) Students who have not studied Tamil up to XII Standard and taken a Non Tamil Language under Part-I shall take Basic Tamil comprising two courses (level will be at 6th Standard).

(b) Students who have studied Tamil up to XII Std. and taken a Non Tamil Language under Part-I shall take Advanced Tamil comprising two courses.

(c) Students who do not come under (a) or (b) can choose non-major elective comprising two courses.

Skill Based Subjects (elective) - (Soft Skills).

1. Environmental Studies.

2. Value Education.

A Candidate shall be awarded a maximum of 2 credit cards for compulsory Extension Service.


During the course of study, the evaluation of a candidate will be based on both Continuous Assessment test for 25 marks and University examination for 75 marks.

The Continuous assessment marks will be based on:

1. Internal examinations conducted by the college,

2. Assignments

3. Seminar

4. Attendance.