Medical Microbiology is a rapidly advancing discipline that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The role of a medical microbiologist is to study the characteristic of pathogens, their mode of transmission, mechanism of infection and growth, to help in identification of pathogens and suggesting treatment options. They may also assist in preventing or controlling outbreaks of disease.
The Microbiology laboratory attached to the department has the following sections- Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology (RNTCP testing centre), Serology, Virology, Mycology and Parasitology. The laboratory is well-equipped to deliver accurate, reliable results with the aid of automated instruments such as BacT/Alert, VITEK2C, VITROS , ELISA reader and washer. We also have the fluorescent microscope and dark-field microscope, modern autoclaves, Biological safety cabinets, and laminar flow in addition to the basic lab settings. The results are dispatched without delay via computerized networking system.
The major serological tests handled include that for HIV, Hepatitis A,B,C, and E, Autoimmune diseases, Leptospirosis, Dengue, Enteric fever, and Rickettsial diseases. The Microbiology laboratory is also involved in the External Quality Assurance programme (EQAS) with IAMM to ensure the quality and to meet the standard of diagnosis at an International level.
Our department is fortunate to have a very efficient group of doctors and support staff who are determined to set a bench mark in the rapidly advancing field of microbiology.
Can accommodate 35 students at a time.
The department has a highly informative museum with sufficient charts, models and photos. It is open to students during working hours.
The Department has a well-equipped library consisting of a wide range of books on various aspects of Microbiology.