The Department of Microbiology is endowed with state-of-the-art research facilities in core areas like – Nano biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Medical Bacteriology, Drug Resistance, Agricultural Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology. The studies carried out in specific thrust areas provide ample scope to students to discuss and translate research to meet the needs of the community. The Department envisions to equip students with knowledge to teach, carryout research, and contribute to industry for the benefit of humankind. The Department has witnessed progress in the field of Microbiology leading to National and International Reputation.
The Department of Microbiology was established in the year 1997 offering U.G. course in Microbiology. The Master’s Degree Programme in Microbiology was started in the year 2003 and later was recognized as Research Centre by Osmania University in the year 2014 to offer Ph.D Programme. The Department has international collaboration with Xavier University school of Medicine, Aruba to offer Pre Med program from the year, 2016. After successful completion of Pre Med program in India, students are transferred to Aruba for MD Program. Advanced PG Diploma in Clinical Nutrition in collaboration with Global Medical Education and Research Foundation (GMERF) was started in the year 2017. As trained Nutritionist and Dieticians, the students can work in hospitals, clinics and other organizations.
To inculcate a research-oriented temperament among the students, the Department has introduced M.Sc. by Research in 2011. The students take up individual projects in the campus and also in various institutions and laboratories. To keep pace with the latest trends in the field of research, the Department has also introduced Data analysis tools in Biology, Bioinformatics and drug designing and Nanotechnology in the course curriculum. These innovations in teaching will definitely help the students to get equipped with the latest things in field of Microbiology. Students are also encouraged and guided to publish the research work carried on during the course in national and international peer reviewed journals to get an experience and exposure to scientific writing.
The Department aims to train students with skills to become qualified and competent Microbiologists and take up Professional careers and challenges in various fields of Microbiology as Microorganisms play an important role in the bioprocess of all living organisms and maintain homeostasis of the universe.