Microorganisms are ubiquitous in nature. Microbiologists have located them almost everywhere on the planet and they can only be seen under microscopes. Microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) are responsible for infectious diseases in humans, animals, plants and other living beings. The department has a team of highly experienced and motivated faculty members. We are particularly focused on teaching, diagnosis of infectious diseases, research and community services. All the faculty members are actively involved in teaching activities of graduate and post-graduate students such as MBBS, BDS, B. Sc. Nursing, BNS and PG MD Microbiology and providing diagnostic services to the patients with modern equipments. Department is continuously upgraded and updated with the most recent technologies in the laboratory for molecular research and investigations. Department of Microbiology Clinical Molecular Laboratory is providing PCR service for COVID-19 patients. The department is providing diagnostic service in Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology and Serology on regular basis. Diagnosis of infectious disease is nearly always initiated by consulting the patient's medical history and conducting a physical examination. More detailed identification techniques involve microscopic examination, microbial culture, biochemical tests and genotyping. Once an infection has been diagnosed and identified, suitable treatment options has been recommended to the patient's based on the strain of microbe and result of its antibiotic sensitivity test. Drugs being specific to a certain kind of organism (bacteria, fungi, etc.), some drugs are specific to a certain genus or species of organism, and will not work on other organisms. Misuse and over use of drugs create drug resistant. Drug resistant is a public health problem in developed as well as developing countries. Department of Microbiology is committed to promote practical based learning, research-based education and policy, national and international collaboration with Universities and Research Institutions.
Prof. Dr. Chandra Prakash Bhatt
Vice Principal, Basic Sciences
HoD, Department of Microbiology