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Department of Microbiology

Inception and Growth

The Department was established in the year 1993 with one UG course Microbiology, Botany, Chemistry(MBC) with strength of 20 students. Microbiology, Genetics, Chemistry(MGC) Programme was introduced in the year 1996; Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry(MBiC) in 1999; Microbiology,Nutrition & Dietetics, Chemistry(MNDC) in 2020 and blossomed into a full-fledged PG Department in the year 2000. Currently the department has 250 students. The objective of the department is to provide high-quality graduate and post graduate programs which are both skill and knowledge based. The department is actively involved in research activities, paper publications, book publications and research paper presentations at national and international conferences. The department received two Major Research Projects from UGC for a period of three years in the year 2012 and 3 UGC Minor Research Projects in the year 2015. M.Sc microbiology students have a track record of securing university Ist rank and also top ranks within the first ten at the university level. A student of M.Sc Microbiology secured Gold Medal in University examinations in the year 2012. This year students of M.Sc Microbiology secured 1st, 2nd and 4th ranks at University level. The students have consistently qualified for CSIR-JRF, NET and GATE. The department has good placement record for students in both industries and research organizations. The Department has been recognized as a research centre for the Ph.D in Microbiology by the Osmania University since 2015.