Department of MICROBIOLOGY

Unraveling the Microbial Mysteries


Welcome to the Department of Microbiology, where we investigate into the intricate world of microorganisms and their profound impact on health and disease.

Our objectives encompass:

  • Equipping students with a robust understanding of bacteriology, virology, mycology, immunology, and parasitology.
  • Exploring pathogenic microorganisms, their characteristics, transmission, prevention, and control of diseases prevalent in the country.
  • Enabling learners to master clinical sample collection, transportation, diagnostic techniques, and result interpretation.
  • Fostering skills in handling basic microbiological equipment, result documentation, data analysis, and dispatch of the results.


Our department boasts advanced facilities that facilitate holistic learning:

  • Comprehensive Laboratories: Equipped for practical sessions and experiments, accommodating up to 60 students.
  • Demonstration Room: Enhanced with audio-visual aids to ensure effective teaching and learning.
  • Resourceful Library: Stocked with books, journals, and CDs for academic exploration and research.
  • Microbiology Museum: A unique collection showcasing diagnostic microbiology and various infectious diseases.

Departmental Activities

  • Competency-Based Learning: Our teaching aligns with the NMC guidelines for Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME).
  • Assessment Framework: Regular assessments, formative and summative exams, nurturing critical thinking skills.
  • Interactive Sessions: Seminars, tutorials, workshops, and skill labs for active student engagement.
  • Clinical Correlations: Linking microbiological concepts to real-world clinical scenarios.

Awards & Achievements

Name Dr. Mangala Ghatole Dr. Virendra A. Kashetty
Award Name Honored with the prestigious “Dr. Hardas-Pathak Oration” award for outstanding contributions Served as the Secretary of the Indian Association
Subject Medical Microbiology Medical Microbiologists
Location XXII Maharashtra Chapter Conference of IAMM in 2016. Maharashtra Chapter for the year 2016-17.

Research Activities

Our department is actively involved in expanding microbiological knowledge through research endeavours:

  • Exploring the role of microorganisms in health, disease, and the environment.
  • Investigating novel microbial agents and their potential applications.

National Programs

RNTCP: Conducting microscopy and sputum smear reporting as part of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme.

Hospital Infection Control (HIC) Surveillance:

  • Vigilant Monitoring: Surveillance of operation theatres, critical care units, and wards for infections.
  • Staff Surveillance: Detecting microbial resistance patterns among medical and paramedical staff.
  • Strain Surveillance: Surveillance of multidrug-resistant strains and healthcare-associated infections.

Outreach & Training

  • Student Empowerment: Conducting seminars, workshops, CMEs, and HIC training programs for undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • Community Education: Promoting infection control awareness among paramedical and nursing staff.

We are committed to advancing the understanding of microorganisms, promoting scientific curiosity, and contributing to medical knowledge and practice.

Value Added courses

  • Certificate in hospital infection control.
  • diagnostic techniques in clinical microbiology.