Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Microbiology


The Department established in 1964 is one of the oldest and pioneer Microbiology departments in the country. The department has made a steady progress in teaching and research since its establishment and has been recognized by various Government agencies including Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology for special assistance under various programmes. The graduates from this department are already employed in various National/International academic, research and industrial organizations.

Courses Offered :

=> B.Sc. in Microbiology - 3 years
=> M.Sc. in Microbiology - 2 years
=> Ph.D in Microbiology - 3 years

Seats :

=> B.Sc. in Microbiology - 30
=> M.Sc. in Microbiology - 15
=> Ph.D in Microbiology - Subject to availability

Eligibility :

B.Sc. in Microbiology :
=> At least 50% marks in 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

M.Sc. in Microbiology :
=> B.Sc (Hons school) in Microbiology from panjab UniversityB.Sc (Pass or Hons) from any other University or must have studied Microbiology as one of the elective subject during three years in B.Sc.

Infrastructure Facilities :

acilities exist in the department for teaching and research in all branches of Microbiology Major. thrust areas of research include Medical Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Immunology Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Physiology and Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

Laboratory details :
The department has well-equipped three teaching laboratories, six specialized research laboratories, centralized computer & networking laboratory and a common instrumentation laboratory. The department is undertaking several R&D projects sponsored by various National funding agencies including DBT, DST, CSIR, UGC, ICMR, Research pertains broadly various aspects of General and Applied Microbiology.

CO2 Incubator :
The equipments available in the instrumentation laboratory of the department include UV-Visible Spectrophotometers, Ultra centrifuge, Refrigerated centrifuge, Ultra deep freezer, environmental and water bath shakers, protein purification system, Electrophoresis equipment, BOD incubators, Gas chromatograph, laboratory Fermenter, Fluorescent Microscope, Sonicator, Transilluminator, CO2 incubators, microcentrifuge, Cold room facilities, PCR machine, Electroporator, ELISA reader, lyophilizer and Millipore water purification system.

Library :
The department has a common library with the department of Biophysics with total number of 2238 books.

Department of Microbiology
South Campus
Basic Medical Science (Block I)
Panjab University
Sector 25
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone No : +91 172 2534140

Fax No : +91 172 2534140

E-mail: [email protected]


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