Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology was started during the academic year 1996- 97, with a vision of establishing world class Science and Technology base with a view to provide knowledge, skills and services in Microbiology.

Microbes are playing important role in the bioprocess of all living things and maintain homeostasis of the universe. Without microbes, one cannot imagine such a biologically balanced and diverse universe; rather our earth would have placed as a barren planet.  As the microbial activities are so diverse, the microbiology programme is a multidisciplinary subject.

The Department maintains its mission to (1) Advance the cause of higher education (2) Create a centre of Academic Excellence in the field of education and research in Microbiology (3) Provide a sound academic background for overall development of personality for a successful career in Microbiology (4) Provide an environment that fosters continuous improvement and innovation in the subject (5) Inculcate in students right skills oriented towards self-development (6) To inculcate in students the need for the value of dignity of labor and the attitude and proper community orientation and civic responsibilities in their outlook (7) Develop an orientation towards the National and Global needs as responsible citizens.

Excellent academic programme, involvement of students in day today management for specific duties and adequate freedom to students, all provide excellent means to follow our mission. The Department has excellent infrastructure for teaching and research. The Department has up-to date configured computers with internet facility. Departmental Library is self sufficient and has several subject books.


Apart from routine microbiological equipments such as microscopes, incubators, laminar flow cabinets, centrifuges, autoclaves, hot air ovens, refrigerators and electrophoresis equipment.

Faculty Members:





Mr. Rm. LAKSHMANAN, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Associate Professor & Head


Dr. P. SIVAMANIKANDAN, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor


Ms. M. MUSBIRA BANU, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Assistant Professor


Dr. A. SAJITH AHAMED, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor


Ms. A. SHOBIYA BANU, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Assistant Professor