Department of Microbiology


The Department of Microbiology was established in the year 1993, affiliated to the University of Madras, to impart quality education with parallel emphasis on ethical guidelines. The PG course was then started in 1996. In 1999, the department came under Periyar University and it was recognized as research centre for M.Phil and Ph.D programs in 2002. Now the department has flourished with 7 staff members including 2 doctorates and 200 students. During the course of last 25 years, the department has blossomed into a great centre of learning with excellent infrastructure. It fosters research in the key areas of Microbiology and also offers Vermicomposting as value added course. The department association ‘Microcosmos’ often organizes various programmes such as seminars, guest lectures, quiz and debates with eminent scientists to get benefited from information, ideas and insights. To develop extra curricular activities, students participate in cultural events and sports meets. They are also active members of NSS and involve in social service activities like organizing blood donation camps, tree plantation etc. The department is committed and indulged with the prime goal of achieving placement-oriented education with recent trends coupled with discipline and human values.

Strengths of the Department

  • Very Good Infrastructure facilities
  • Laboratories are equipped to carry out the basic and advanced research in Microbiology
  • Well experienced, qualified and dedicated staff members
  • 24x7 Access to laboratories
  • Sufficient consumables for practical and research work
  • Periodic Academic and Industrial interactions
  • Invited special lectures from external experts
  • Frequent Industrial and field trips