Microbiology Department - at a Glance


Microbiology is the branch of science dealing with microorganisms. It is one of the most relevant, dynamic and exciting disciplines in the biological sciences. Microorganisms benefit society by cycling inorganic and organic matter into molecules needed for life and detoxifying discarded wastes. Historically, they have served as microscopic factories for the production of cheeses, alcohol and antibiotics. Microorganisms have also been engineered to produce a wide variety of products for our benefit through the emergence of biotechnology. Microorganisms have, however, also inflicted great distress to human, animal and plant populations through disease, spoilage of crops, foods and the fouling and degradation of man-made structures. More recently, microorganisms have been used as terrorist weapons.


The Department of Microbiology of Dum Dum Motijheel College is one of the most relevant, dynamic and exciting disciplines in the biological sciences. The mission of this department is to train undergraduate students for careers in Microbiology - through excellence in teaching, research, and service. One of our main goals is to prepare students for leadership roles as Microbiologists in industry, government agencies, health related fields, environmental health, and university teaching & research. The discipline of Microbiology is diverse, and the job opportunities for Microbiologists are enormous. This Department has consistently strived over the years to provide the highest academic standards and an outstanding research/learning environment for our students. The Microbiology faculty members are nationally recognized for their research, and their focus on both the medical and environmental sciences provides unique training opportunities not found in most institutions. The Department would like to welcome students to join us in exploring this exciting discipline.

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