Mysore University, Mysore

Departments of Microbiology


The Department of Studies in Botany during 1980’s felt the need for M.Sc., Microbiology course considering the fact that Microbiology will play an increasing central role as a kind of beacon for Biology. Accordingly the Department developed the curriculum and designed the course with expertise available in the Department. It was in 1992, that, this M.Sc. Microbiology was started without any financial burden on the University, but with sole aim of offering another relevant course, considering the need of the society. During 1999, it was identified as a separate section of the Department and it was housed in the Department of Studies in Botany. Department of Microbiology is established as a separate Department of studies in Microbiology on 23rd July, 2008 and it is now housed in the Life Science Building.

The Department seeks to produce scientific and technical manpower necessary for achieving the national goal of trained Microbiologists. The vision of the Department is to be an effective provider of knowledge and skills in Microbiology that will empower the students through awareness of the significance of Microorganisms in plant, animal and human health, environment, industry and general human welfare through a problem based and skill oriented curriculum.

The Department has well established research laboratory facilities. The Microbiology Department is offering free consultancy services to the farming community, plantation growers, officials of Forest Department and plant nurseries in identifying the causal organism and suggesting the control measures to overcome and manage the plant diseases through plant clinic programme. This is unique in the country through which several thousands of diseased materials are screened, identified and remedial measures suggested to the farmers


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