SRM University, Kanchipuram

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Department of Microbiology


A sound knowledge of microbiology gives students a foundation in the diagnosis and management of diseases. Microbiology is an ever-expanding science and includes various branches like bacteriology, immunology, virology, parasitology and mycology. Students also undertake research in allied sciences like genetics, biotechnology and immunology.

Courses Offered :
=> MD Microbiology

Curriculum :

M.B.B.S. students can expect to be given complete knowledge of contagious diseases in order to deal with the etiology, mode of spread, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of infections in the community. Regular assessments ensure that they are progressing in their coursework.

Research projects :

Students are encouraged to take up short projects with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). The faculty offers guidance for research to SRM students as well as students from other universities. The department is known for its active involvement in social service and has conducted several projects that have earned appreciation.

Infrastructure :

As a part of the SRM Medical College Hospital, the department takes care of its patients in the area of bacteriological, parasitological, serological (including viral serology) and mycological investigations. The microbiology division of the central laboratory is adequately equipped for handling these investigations. There are separate internal, as well as external, quality control programs to ensure the reliability of reports.


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