Department of Microbiology

About the Department / Program

Microbiology answers big questions by giving us knowledge of very small things. Microbiologists are involved in addressing challenges that vary from urgent problems demanding immediate solutions, such as new and emerging diseases, through to long-term issues, like antimicrobial drug resistance. When the discipline of microbiology is strong and intellectually vibrant, we have a better chance of finding solutions to these problems, and building a healthier, more sustainable and more prosperous future.

The Department of Microbiology has three primary responsibilities such as teaching/training, diagnostic laboratory services and research activities. The department is actively involved in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates. Training and educational events are organized in the form of workshops and CMEs in diverse topics such as HIV and opportunistic infections, clinical diagnostic methods, parasitic infections and tuberculosis.

The Microbiology laboratory is a multidisciplinary unit consisting of Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Serology, Immunology, Parasitology, Mycobacteriology providing a gamut of advanced and novel diagnostic tests. The Hospital Infection Control is monitored by the hospital infection control committee with regular audits for antimicrobial use to combat antimicrobial resistance.

The laboratory provides state of the art diagnostic test facilities with adherence to strict quality control and client satisfaction to the various clinical departments. The laboratory functions with well qualified and trained technical personnel and faculty, and offers round the clock technical and advisory services to clients, with specialized and rapid diagnostic techniques for emergency patient care. The laboratory strives to provide accurate reports to clients at the shortest time possible