Department of Microbiology

The three-year graduate (B.Sc.) programme in microbiology was introduced in the year 2016-2017 and two years post graguate (M.Sc.) course was introduced in the year 2019 and M.Sc. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics dual specialization course was introduced academic session 2022-23.

The three-year graduate (B.Sc.) programme and two years post graguate (M.Sc.) course in microbiology was introduced to keeping in mind the increasing demand of microbiology as a discipline. The curriculum for the course is designed to suit both the medical and industrial aspects of microbiology. The major focus would be to impart laboratory skills and strong theoretical knowledge of all the core subjects through the didactic medium of communication, student interactive sessions, teacher/student seminars, and problem-based learning, group discussions and proper evaluation throughout the year at regular intervals.

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. This includes eukaryotes such as fungi and protists and prokaryotes such as bacteria and certain algae. Viruses also come under this domain. Microbiology is subdivided into divisions like bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology to name a few. A scientist who specializes in the area of microbiology is called a microbiologist.

By understanding microbes, microbiologists aim to solve a range of problems affecting our health, the environment, climate, food and agriculture. This can include the prevention, diagnosis and control of infections and disease, as well as ensuring that food is safe, as well as understanding the role that microbes play in climate change, and developing green technologies.

M.Sc. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics course is that it is an interdisciplinary program that combines biology, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics to provide a holistic understanding of these fields. This approach prepares our students for careers in a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and research.

MSc in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics is a dual specialization and interdisciplinary master  programme that builds competence in both Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the rapidly expanding fields of biotechnology and bioinformatics, which have become essential tools in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and biopharmaceuticals.

Deparment of Microbiology has started Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) program in field of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Food and Industrial Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Medical Microbiology.

All courses are  taught and guided by highly qualified faculty members who have extensive experience in research and teaching. Laboratories and research facilities enable students to gain hands-on experience in the latest techniques and technologies.

At SGT, we have a well-equipped hospital with a specialised microbiology and biotechnology labs that caters to hundreds of patients on a daily basis. The graduate programme students will benefit immensely from exposure to relevant patient samples in their practical classes. The presence of a well qualified,experienced and motivated team of faculty members is an added boon to the department. A lot of importance is given to industrial exposure in the form of day trips to reputed industries/production companies as well as providing hands-on training in well-known hospitals and research institutes and also during their summer/winter break.

This programme aims to educate students in all aspects of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics to prepare them either to pursue higher studies or work as microbiologists,biotechnologist, bioinformatician in different sectors like clinical, agricultural, industrial, food, or molecular microbiology, Industrial Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, information technology. The scope of microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics have increased tremendously over the last decade due to the amendment of strict regulatory norms with respect to microorganisms, biotechnology and bioinformatics. Jobs in microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics are available in government as well as private sectors. Pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, clinical, hotels, KPOs, medical transcription, applications and sales are new avenues seeking young, qualified, skilled, and enthusiastic professionals.