DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
- 1. Courses offered:
The Department offers UG & PG Microbiology.
- 2. History of the Department:
The B.Sc programme was started in the year 1993 and the Post graduation in Microbiology in 2000 and has produced a number of postgraduates who are well placed in various fields.
The Department has undertaken TNSCST sponsored project works in diversified aspects of Microbiology.
- 3. Objective:
The main aim of the course is to equip the students in various aspects of Microbiology & to ensure them job assurance in different fields like Medical Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology & Microbial Biotechnology. The course is aimed at training the students in practical aspects so that they are well placed after their graduation.
4. Eligibility for Admission:
Candidates must have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations of the Government of Tamil Nadu with Physics, Chemistry & Biology or Vocational (Agri, Nursing) subjects or equivalent examinations recognized by the syndicate of the Madurai Kamaraj University.
Candidates must have passed the Undergraduate degree programme in any one of the subjects of Life Sciences or equivalent examinations recognized by the syndicate of the Madurai Kamaraj University.
- 5. Duration of the Course:
The duration of the course is three academic years comprising 6 semesters with two semesters in each academic year.
The duration of the course is two academic years comprising 4 semesters with two semesters in each academic year.
6. Course Content:
The course contains important lab cum theory subjects such as Microbiological Techniques, Enzymology, Immunology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, and Food Microbiology with Chemistry & Biology as ancillary subjects & NME subjects.
The course comprises important lab cum theory subjects such as General Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Bioinformatics, Genomics & Proteomics, Immunology & Microbial Biotechnology with NME Subjects.
7. Learning Resources:
The department has a well-stocked library with books and journals of well-known authors and renowned publishers. The books are available to the students as when needed.
It is connected with internet to enable the students to access the information whenever needed.
Laboratories and other resources
The Department is equipped with Autoclave, Spectrophotometer, Homogenizer, Deep
freezer, Microscopes (Phase contrast), Hot air oven, Incubators, Electrophoreses unit
Centrifuges (Cooling & Micro), UV Tran illuminator & Laminar Air Flow Chamber
Faculty use modern technologies like Over Head Projector & Power point presentations as visuals during their lectures. The department organizes Guest lecturers, Seminars, Workshops to ensure a higher level of information for the students. This also favours the students towards better employment opportunities.
Name of the Staff
|1.||Ms. N.B. Sharmila||Head I/c.|
|2.||Dr. S. Subramani||Assistant Professor|
|3.||Dr. K. Subha Rajam||Assistant Professor|
|4.||Mrs. C. Shantha Philomina||Assistant Professor|
|5.||Ms. M. Brindha||Assistant Professor|
C.Mabel Joshaline is the Head of the Department along with 5 faculty members to handle the UG and PG classes. One of the members is awarded PhD degree and 3 members are M.Phil qualified. The Head has submitted the PhD thesis and awaiting the viva. The staff members have published Research papers in different Journals and also presented and participated in International/National/State level Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and other programmers’.
Collaboration with other departments/institutions at the National level
The Department has MoU with AVN, Villacherry and Kokila hospital & Herbal Training centre, Madurai.
Miczauber (Annual Academic meet)
An annual meet for the students from different colleges all over Tamil Nadu is conducted every year.
- Students have participated in various seminars, inter-collegiate competitions and other programmes and won many prizes.
- Many Students has been awarded University ranks.
- Three Students had carried out TNSCST projects.
- High success rate of completion of their degrees by the Students.
- 8. Other features:
- The department conducts Workshops for school Teachers and students to enhance their skills in practical techniques in Microbiology.
- The department conducts Workshops to college Students from different colleges and also enrolls students for M.Sc projects.
- The department acts as a practical exam center for Periyar University Distance Education students.