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About the Department


The Microbiology department was established in the year 1995. Initially we had UG course only. Later on we got affiliation to conduct PG Applied Microbiology in the year 2000. We are the pioneer department to start the M.Phil. course in our college. We got the approval in the year 2010 to conduct the Full time M.Phil. Microbiology. We got approval in the year 2018 to conduct Full time Ph.D. Microbiology.

Courses Offered


To promote the analytic knowledge of the student in accordance with the demands of the present world and bridge the gap between the industries and the education that will equip the student and develop the character and personality of the student making them complete in integrity and morality.

Scope of the Course

Microbiology is an application oriented subject, which deals with Industrial and Medical oriented papers. The course affords job opportunities in the field of Food and Beverage industry, Medical Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Industry, Distilleries, Research Laboratories, Enzyme production units, Vaccine production Industry, Milk & Dairy products, Forensic Science, Mineral Water plants, Bio-fertilizer industries, Single Cell Protein Production unit, Mushroom Production unit and Effluent Treatment Plants etc.,


Faculty Members

Add-On Courses

Vermi Composting Technology

Conducting Certificate course on "Vermi Composting Technology" for Life Science students from 2014 - Till Date.

Social Work Organized

Dr Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Director Nature Eco club Palavakkam and Eminent Scientist in Vermicomposting Technology, visited HCAS Vermi compost unit during Waste to Value program on 04th July 2017.



Memorandum of Understanding

MoU with Sky Line Pvt Limited on 10/07/2017.

MoU with Global Allied Pharmaceuticals Research Centre on 11/11/2016.

University of Madras Rank Holders

Rank Holder
Rank 2 Gayathri. K.N.
B.Sc Microbiology
Rank Holder
Rank 5 Lokesh. E
B.Sc Microbiology
Rank Holder
Rank 8 Hema. S
B.Sc Microbiology
Rank Holder
Rank 10 Samudra. K
B.Sc Microbiology


Ms. Monisha. S(2018)
Ethics Manager BGS Global Hospitals
Mrs. Sai Priya(2016)
Health Check Coordinator Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
Mr. Maged Abdullah Ali Al Bahr(2013)
Medical Laboratory Technologist Ministry of Interior Bahrain
Ms. Alimbika Barua(2012)
Quality Controller Sun Pharmaceuticals, Ahmadabad
Mr. Aman Abdallah Qazi(2009)
Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Microbiologist (Tuberculosis), Doha
Dr. Raunak Kumar Das(2000)
Assistant Professor Vellore Institute of Technology
Dr. A. Ganesh Kumar(1998)
Scientist, DBT-NIOT National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai
Ms. Nilanjana Nath(2000)
Senior HR Consultant GE Healthcare, Chicago, Illinois
Ms. Shalini Reddy(1999)
Researcher, Wellcome Sanger Institute Hinxton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ms. Susmita Bagchi(1999)
Research fellow Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

Frequently Asked Questions


● For B.Sc. Microbiology - Applicant should have a Higher Secondary Schooling with Botany /Zoology/Physics/ Chemistry or an equivalent level of schooling (like CBSE, ISC, etc).
● For M.Sc. Applied Microbiology - Applicant should have a any B.Sc. Degree related to Life science such as Microbiology / Botany / Zoology / Life Science / Genetics / Chemistry / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics, etc.
● For M.Phil. Microbiology - Applicant should have a Master Degree in Microbiology (any division).
● For Ph.D. Microbiology - Applicant should have a Master degree in Microbiology or M.Phil. in Microbiology.

B.Sc. Microbiology

Semester Subject
Semester I General microbiology
Semester II Immunology and Microbial Genetics
Semester III Molecular Biology
Semester IV Soil and Agricultural Microbiology
Semester V ● Medical Bacteriology
● Medical Mycology and Parasitology
● Medical Virology
● Genetic Engineering
Semester VI ● Environmental Microbiology
● Food and Dairy Microbiology
● Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology
● Biotechnology

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology

Semester Subject
Semester I ● Microbial Taxonomy
● General microbiology and laboratory animal sciences
● Immunology
● Metabolic Pathways
● Microbial Diversity
Semester II ● Virology
● Systemic Medical
● Bacteriology
● Mycology and Parasitology
● Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology
● Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Semester III ● Microbial Genetics
● Genetic Engineering
● Molecular Biology
● Soil and Agricultural Microbiology
● Environmental Biotechnology
Semester IV ● Food, Dairy and Environmental Microbiology
● Research Methodology
● Project

M.Phil. Microbiology

S.No: Semester
1 ● Research Methodology
● Advanced Microbiology
● Internal Paper
● Dissertation

Yes. Summer and Winter internship program is mandatory for UG and PG students.

                                                Yes, having add on course related to microbiology and bioinformatics.

Students can work as Technicians Hospitals and Quality control officer cum scientist in Pharmaceutical industries, Food processing industries, Pollution control department, Agricultural department for organic farming and biofertilizers.  Students can start their own company in the field of microbiology.

Yes. The degree is affiliated to University of Madras which is recognized internationally.