The post-graduate teaching of microbiology was started in Raiganj University in the year 2016. Before that under-graduate teaching had been continued since 2003 under the erstwhile Raiganj University College, Raiganj. At present the Department of Microbiology, Raiganj University offering the degree of B.Sc (Honours) in Microbiology with 42 seats, M.Sc in Microbiology and also Ph.D. in Microbiology. Presently 9 faculty members are serving in the department with different research interest like Enzyme technology, Biofertilizer, Probiotics, Cell & Molecular biology, Infection Biology, Bioinformatics and Medical Microbiology. The additional grants for research and infrastructural development of the department have been sanctioned from UGC, ICMR, DBT and DST, Govt. of India, Govt. of West Bengal and also from private sectors like Biostadt India Ltd. and Sanzyme Biologics. Every year, a good number of research papers have been published in the journal of national and international repute by the faculty members. Students from this department have qualified NET, GATE, SET and other national competitive examinations. Passed out students of the department have been absorbed in different research laboratories as well as in industries. The curricula has been upgraded periodically and Emerging fields of biology is included in the revised course curricula to ensure that the fresh, young and creative-minds should acquaint with modern knowledge and skill to become globally competent leader in their respective fields.
Vision of the Department:
Mission of the Department:
The mission of the department is to disseminate the Microbiological knowledge in remote place like Raiganj and also to impart knowledge nationally which will help to build up a talent pool of skilled manpower and leaders in the field of Microbiology.
|Level & Nature of the Programs
|Ph.D. (Science)- Microbiology
Objective of the UG Program
The undergraduate programs are designed to comprehend student concepts and intellectual skills, courage and integrity, awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and aspirations of the society.
Objective of the PG Program
To make a significant contribution towards the development of skilled technical manpower to create an intellectual reservoir to meet the growing demands of the nation.
Future Program Planning (if any):
The Department has following facilities for its students, researchers and teachers-
The Department has following research areas of interest as thrust area—
Number of Ph.D. Candidate Registered (if any) (from 2015)
Specialization of the Research Programs:
Thrust area of Research Programs:
Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 91
Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 3
Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 3
Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): 3
|No of Students
In 2015: National Seminar on Man and Microbes Sponsored by Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal
In 2017: National Seminar on Frontiers in Cell Biology and Microbiology, Sponsored by Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal on 31st march.
In 2020: International Webinar on COVID-19 Pandemic and Co-infections: Challenges, Prospective Treatment and Social Impact, 31st August, 2020.
Department of Microbiology
Main Building Annex (Backside)
West Bengal-733 134, India
Head/ Coordinator: email@example.com (Prof. Subhas Jana)