The Department of Microbiology teaches and trains undergraduates and postgraduates which is oriented towards problem based learning as per competency based medical curriculum to interpret the reports with clinical correlation.
GOAL OF THE DEPARTMENT
- To produce good clinical Microbiologists with thorough knowledge on infection control measures, active involvement in Antibiotic stewardship programme and antibiotic policy making to reduce the abuse, misuse and overuse of antibiotics thus reducing spread of antibiotic resistance.
- To encourage National agency funded research work
- To work in unison with Community medicine department and other clinical departments in the control and prevention of newly emerging and re-emerging diseases
Message from HOD
The Department of Microbiology started functioning in 2009. The Central laboratory of Microbiology is unique in the sense that it is the only lab department which deals with Environmental samples like water, air etc apart from patients” samples for diagnostic purposes. A newly built open PCR system lab is available with state of the art facilities alongwith a NABL accredited closed PCR system for carrying out Covid 19 RT-PCR test.The laboratory regularly participates in External Quality Assurance scheme( EQAS)
For undergraduates and postgraduate students more emphasis is laid on Clinical Microbiology . Undergraduates are motivated to take up Research projects under ICMR and we are proud to say that our dept bags the maximum number of projects in each year.
The Teaching faculty are encouraged to pursue Ph.D under SRM University and one Associate Professor was awarded Ph.D in the convocation held in the last week of December 2020