Year of Establishment : 2000
History of the department : Microbes have become an indispensible tool for ensuring human health and welfare. In recognition of the immense impact of this discipline on modern society the University of Calcutta established Masters programme in Microbiology at the Ballygunge Science College Campus in the year 2000. Initially Microbiology was a division under the Department of Biochemistry and the course was taught by faculty members from all the allied departments. With financial support under UGC-Xth plan Microbiology augmented its infrastructural facilities and the programme was given independent status as a full-fledged department in 2005. With further support from the University and the DBT-IPLS programme, the Department further upgraded its facilities in 2012.
Special award/ recognitionfrom UGC or related statutory body : Many students were placed within top 50 in CSIR-NET examination Our student, Sourav Bhattacharya, secured 1st position in CSIR-NET examination, 2010 and awarded with prestigious SPM fellowship.
Collaborations : We work in collaboration with different national level research institutions
Thrust areas in teaching and researchof the academic department/ centre :
Thrust areas in Research
Teaching support : Department is equipped with e learning facilities
Major activities : Department organizes scientific seminars and conferences by eminent scientists
Campus : Ballygunge campus
Address for communication : Department of Microbiology, University of Calcutta, 35 Ballygunge Circular road, Kolkata 700019