`The department of Microbiology was established in the academic year 2002-2003, with more than 5000 sq. ft. of laboratory facility. It comprises all the essential equipment and provides a holistic atmosphere for the students to work around. Instruments like Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE apparatus, Sonicator, Shaker Incubator, Phase Contrast Microscope, PCR, Multi plate ELISA reader, Freeze drier, Fermentor, HPLC, GC-FID, Walk-in Cold Room, Walk-in Hot Room etc). It has excellent library facilities, which includes latest editions of Books, National/International Journals and Magazines covering all fields of Microbiology, Virology, Bacteriology, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Genetics, Pathology, Mycology and Parasitology, Immunology etc. In addition, the department has received six major research grants from various funding agencies such as UGC, ICMR, DBT, DST and TNSCST for research work and received Rs. 1.14 crore as research grant for various research studies and published 272 research articles in reputed national and international journals. In addition, 10 patents have been filed and thirty-five gene sequences have been submitted so far.
`One Patent has been granted to the patentee for an invention entitled Development of 4- Butyl-5- Isopropoxymethyl)-2-methylmorpholine from Aspergillus terreus KMBF 1501.
`The department is vibrant with various programs, seminars, symposiums, conferences, and workshops to enhance the learning of the students. It has also eminently organized, participated and presented several papers in seminars and conferences.
`The aim of our Department is to promote quality and value-based education by motivating the practical skills of students and create awareness on the recent advances in Microbiology and research fields worldwide, which will make each student a better citizen of India by applying their practical skills for the enlistment of the country.
`We are conducting value added courses like biofertilizers, mushroom cultivation. So that they can be self-employed. Placement training classes to get placed in both private and government sectors. Providing Mini Project work, Journal paper presentation session, Practice the student to write the manuscript, Encourage the student to present project work in conferences.
To provide quality education of global standard on current advances in life science, technology and societal demands with emphasis on commitment to educational excellence and social progress
To promote quality and value based education by motivating the technical skills of students and create awareness on the recent advances in Microbiology and research fields worldwide which will make each student a better citizen of India by applying their skills for the enlistment of the country.