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University with Research Capability


The Department of Microbiology focuses on medical and pharmaceutical microbiology.   The medical microbiology deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites & viruses and common infections such as skin/ respiratory/ urinary/ gastrointestinal/ STD, etc. We study the characteristics of pathogens, the mode of infection and growth of microorganisms in human. The medical microbiology provides investigational/ clinical inputs to physicians including the emergence of drug resistance (MDR/XDR) and suggests the treatment options.

The pharmaceutical microbiology deals with microbes & pharmaceuticals, microbial secondary metabolites as well as develop pharmacopoeal standards for generic and novel drugs etc. It compasses the R&D of anti-infective agents, antibiotics, the use of microorganisms in the pharmaceutical products and other related areas.

This University has also established a Centre for Drug Design Discovery and Development (C4D) to carry out the Research and Development (R&D) activities to discover new drugs against infectious diseases of bacterial, viral and parasitic with a special focus for neglected diseases like TB, Kala azar, Dengue, Chikungunya, Malaria, etc.

Courses Offered

Post Graduate Courses

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) - Microbiology (Applied / Pharmaceutical)

    2 years

    Candidates must have passed graduation or an equivalent examination in any discipline in any field of Life Sciences / Microbiology / Biology / Biotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology, or in their respective branch from UGC recognized University with 50% marks in aggregate.


  • Ph.D. - Microbiology

    Candidates must have passed Post graduation in the relevant discipline from a UGC recognized University with 50% marks in aggregate. However an applicant with M.Phil/CSIR-UGC/JRF/NET/SLET cleared in the relevant subject is exempted from Entrance test.

As per UGC notification of 5th May 2016
Minimum duration for Ph.D. is 3 years including course work and maximum of 6 years (full time / part time).


Name Designation
Dr. V. Samuel Raj Professor & Head
Dr. J. Arunkumar Assistant Professor

Details of Ph.D. Scholars Enrolled 2014-15