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Jul 16, 2018
Category: General
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The result for MSc entrance exam has been declared. It may be downloaded here. PG Admission portal is expected to be reopened to allow the candidates to update their marks of qualifying examination from 17 to 22 July 2018. The notification of first list for admission to MSc Microbiology is expected by 25-July-2018.

Jun 25, 2018
Category: General
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The PhD entrance result has been published on University website and interview schedule has been emailed to all applicants. The interview of shortlisted candidates will be held on 19 and 20 July. If applicants have any query regarding eligibility for appearing in interview, they may contact the Department by email to microsdc@south.du.ac.in

Jun 21, 2018
Category: General
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The International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Department on 21-June. An interactive Yoga session was organized. Click on link below for report and pictures.

CMS - 2.2.7 - Skookumchuck
 

History

Bachawat Block

Department office is located on the first floor of Bachhawat block in South Campus

Department of Microbiology was established more than thirty years ago in 1984 along with several other Departments including Departments of Electronics, Genetics, Biochemistry and Plant & Molecular Biology. Initially, these departments started functioning in the main campus of the University with a Professor acting as a coordinator for each of them. Department of Microbiology started with Prof. H.S.Randhawa from Patel Chest Institute as Coordinator and Dr. R.K.Saxena from Kirori Mal College was associated with him for initiation of the teaching program in Microbiology. Thus, the postgraduate (M.Sc.) program in Microbiology started with a yearly intake of five students at Patel Chest Institute of University of Delhi.  

The first appointment in the Department was made in March 1985 wherein Dr. R.K.Saxena joined as Reader, the first regular teaching faculty member of the Department.  In 1986, the Department of Microbiology along with some of the other Departments were shifted to South Campus. Initially, all these Departments were housed in a common building which at present houses the Departments related to Arts and Social Sciences and now known as ‘Arts Faculty building’. Four additional faculty members joined the Department in 1988 including Dr. T.Satyanarayana as Reader, and Dr. Rani Gupta, Dr. R.C.Kuhad, Dr. J.S.Virdi as Lecturers.

In 1988, the Faculty of ‘Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences’ was established in South Campus and the Department of Microbiology was affiliated with this new faculty. In the same year, the University started an under-graduate (B.Sc.) Honors program in Microbiology in three colleges of the University: Swami Shraddhanand College, Gargi College, Ram Lal Anand College. The program was later extended to two more colleges: Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, and Institute of Home Economics. Each college currently has an intake of 30 students every year.

By then, the Department had attained a sizable strength in terms of infrastructure and academic expertise. In 1988 the Department also started the Ph.D. program. Since then, more than one hundred students have completed their doctoral research training in the Department. Subsequently, Dr. Swati Saha joined the department in 2005, Dr. Y.P.Khasa in 2009, and Dr. Rajeev Kaul in 2010. The department is now well established with state of the art facilities in different research areas of Microbiology. There are currently six faculty members, and department faculty members have authored more than 600 research papers in scientific journals of repute. The Department has also been awarded funding under UGC-SAP and DST-FIST programs, and individual faculty members have had several national and international collaborations with Universities and industries.

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