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Department Of Microbiology


Department Of Microbiology

The department of Microbiology has started functioning from session July 2009-2010. The main objective and focus of the department is to guide and impart innovative education at par with International Universities. The department endeavours to specialize its student in distinct areas of Microbiology. The duration of the Masters course is of two years having four semesters. First year of Masters programme deals with training in core courses like General Microbiology Bioinstrumentation and Computer Applications, Mycology and Phycology, Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry, Cellular Microbiology and Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology, Microbial Genetics. In second year students will have exposure of Parasitology, Medical and Veterinary Microbiology, Soil and Environmental Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation Technology, Food Microbiology. Further, in the fourth semester students will select a special paper to enhance their skills of advance areas in microbiology such as Clinical Microbiology, Microbial Technology, Microbial Diversity, Agricultural Microbiology, Veterinary Microbiology and also select Dissertation or training at Academic Institutes and Industries.

The department has recently framed the syllabi as per International, National and Regional needs. The course contents have been kept according as per UGC-CSIR NET/DBT-JRF/GATE/ICMR-JRF/ICAR-JRF. The department will also hold regularly seminar, quiz and NET counseling to qualify its students for UGC-CSIR NET. The students will have regular interaction with the faculties; group discussion on advance research area of Microbiology. The students will have exposure of in hand experience of various sophisticated instruments. The department will also invite various experts from various esteemed Institutes, Universities and Industries to expose its students. The department will encourage its student to establish new methodologies and write a research paper of their research work.

Courses Offered:

i] M.Sc. (by course work). Duration : Two Years (Four Semesters).

ii] Ph.D. (by research work)

Department Of Microbiology
Assam University
Silchar - 788 011, Assam, India


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