VisionThe Microbiology department focuses on translational aspects of applied scientific knowledge and principles to serve society. By developing microbiology, we focus on the upgradation of the national healthcare system by convergence of technological expertise in analytical and experimental methods to biological and medical sciences. Our primary vision is to pave a better pathway in the clinical health care system. It is our commitment to continue to be at the forefront in providing the best for our students and acting as a mentor in shaping a bright and sustainable future for them. We aim to be internationally recognized for excellence in teaching, research and outreach; provide the highest quality education to students, nurture their talent, promote intellectual growth and shape their personal development.
- To address a wide variety of fields including biochemistry, environmental biotechnology, microbiology, microbial genetics, molecular biology, and systems biology.
- To make the students informed about the different approaches involved in microbiology.
- To generate an analytical mind, for creativity and critical thinking towards an independent research work and leadership quality.
- Provide a framework for an interdisciplinary work which should support the students seeking entry either to industry or research laboratories.
- To develop intellectual curiosity towards scientific development in microbial research.
- Understanding of research ethics involving microorganisms.
- To understand in depth the techniques used in microbiology.
- To create a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish
The Department of Microbiology was established in 2018. We have Postgraduate M.Sc. programme in Microbiology. Department has the mission to make its students technically strong and coherently aware by inculcating the domain of the implications of their studies. It is one of the most vibrant departments of SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana).
The question that usually arises in the minds of biology students is why to choose Microbiology courses instead of the conventional basic science courses like Botany and Zoology? To answer this question, let's first understand Microbiology as new age biology disciplines. Microbiology deals with the function, structure, uses, and existence of a microbe i.e., those organisms which are very small and can't be seen with the naked eye like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. An example is of bacteria in "Yogurt" where bacterial cell helps the milk to change into yogurt using fermentation process. It encompasses molecular biology, microbiology, genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology, biochemistry and bioinformatics. The course curriculum being offered by the department provides in-depth knowledge of Food and Dairy Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Microbial Genetics, Downstream Processing, Nanotechnology and Biostatistics. Our department has well-trained faculty with both national and international collaborations in reputed institutions which opens doors for our students to further their careers. The Department has well-equipped laboratories to provide hands-on training and research exposure to the students. We have state of the art lab facilities along with specialized Centre for Drug, Discovery, Designing & Development (C4D) unit to support our academic courses and research areas. Our department is having active research groups for carrying out collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
The scope of Microbiology is immense primarily because of the involvement of microbiology in various fields such as pharmacy, medicine, clinical research, agriculture, dairy industry, water industry, nanotechnology & chemical technology, environment protection and conservation. As per a report compiled by Government of India, the Biotechnology sector in India is growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20% and a target has been set to reach USD 100 Billion by 2025. In fact, India is counted amongst the Top 12 biotechnology destinations in the world and is the third-largest in the Asia - Pacific region. Students are provided project training program in top organizations like DRDO & CSIR etc. The department conducts various workshops, expert talks and training programs. Students are motivated to actively participate in International/National seminars, symposiums, conferences and workshops.
Message from HOD:
It gives me pride and pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Microbiology at SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana), India. The Department of Microbiology was established in 2018. We have Postgraduate M.Sc. programme in Microbiology. At the doctorate level, we offer Ph.D. degrees in the interdisciplinary areas. Department has the mission to make its students technically strong and coherently aware by inculcating the domain of the implications of their studies. It is one of the most vibrant departments of SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana).
As per UGC-norms, Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has been implemented, in the departmental curriculum, so that our students get high quality education with an innovative core and specialized subject units together with related practical skills. The Department has well-equipped laboratories to provide hands-on training and research exposure to the students. We have state of the art lab facilities along with specialized Centre for Drug, Discovery, Designing & Development (C4D) unit to support our academic courses and research areas. Our department is having active research groups for carrying out collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
The department has nationally and internationally experienced and trained faculty to impart knowledge in the various specialized fields of Microbiology. The faculties are assigned to teach our students the fundamental perceptions and the advance level of learning. In addition to classroom teaching, the students are directed and instructed to practically implement the principles learnt in classrooms through various laboratory exercises & experiments. Along with flip classes, the students are also taught with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students are provided project training program in top organizations like DRDO & CSIR etc. The department conducts various workshops, expert talks and training programs. Students are motivated to actively participate in International/National seminars, symposiums, conferences and workshops.
Under the supervision of quality faculties, in this vigorous academic program, I am sure that all our students of the department are capable of envisaging, planning and widening big projects of commercial and research interests and will placed in their respective field of expertise.
M.Sc. - Microbiology
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 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
Fee : 52,500/-
Ph.D. - Microbiology
Duration: Minimum duration for Ph.D. is 3 years including course work.
Eligibility: Candidates must have passed Master's and Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline from a UGC recognized University with 55% marks or Equivalent CGPA in aggregate. However an applicant with M.Phil( Relevant Domain)/CSIR/UGC/JRF/NET/SLET cleared in the relevant subject is exempted from Entrance test.
Fee : 1,31,250/-
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