MICROBIOLOGIST OF THE 21st CENTURY

Gazing into the crystal ball and predicting the future for the next few years for  Microbiology can lead to bewilderment down the road.  It leads into new directions that even the very wise may not foresee.

A surprising diversity of themes and micro organisms, are certainly invited and welcomed. Many research themes have also turned out to be surprisingly popular, notably so in areas where Microbiology and applicability overlap. 

Earlier microbiologists worked only in laboratory settings but with the new appreciation of the microbes in new world we now work in a variety of contexts which includes Medicine, Research, Environmental Science and Food production.

The workload in Hospitals, Universities, Government, Non- governmental agencies, Private companies has increased. Hence our Department in the University provides a plethora of opportunities with

  1. Well-equipped labs for Diagnostics - Running latest tests to help identify disease and recommend antimicrobial agents.
  2. Well-equipped labs for Research to design and conduct research, proposals for grant funding, analyse data and publish results in scientific journals.
  3. Teaching facilities involving designing classes, assignments including projects and laboratory activities
  4. Exposure for interaction with other associations/ organisations- encouraging students to attend workshops, conferences, paper presentations, guest lectures, webinars
  5. Participation in Extracurricular activities indiviually and as teams for wholesome growth

At present there may be primary focus for faculty and students who can be the driving force in these changing times towards e-education and more focus on research efforts. 

Thus our aim is to help budding microbiologists explore, discover and develop new knowledge applying to real- world problems. There is an open scope for microbiologists to expertise with skills and other fields like biotechnology.