Department of Microbiology

Mission:

Mission of the department is to produce skilled microbiologists who can serve the society and nation. To prepare students to choose research fields or professional career as s in various industries and to motivate the students to excel in the field of microbiology.

Introduction:

The Department of Microbiology, Christ College, Rajkot, has a three-year Bachelor’s program and two-year Master’s program with specialization in Microbiology. The medium of instruction is English. Moreover, Department has two spacious state of the art laboratories for students to learn the techniques of the Microbiology. Students are well trained in the subject with these facilities. Department has young, dynamic and talented faculties with experience of more than 15 years to help students learn the topics in an easy and interesting way by blending traditional and modern methods of teaching. Student are given small research projects related to subject that they learn in classroom. Students are also trained to present their small research project works and theses in national and international seminars and conferences. Visit to industries and various reputed institutes are arranged to teach the practical aspects of the topic they study in classroom.

Microbiology subject includes various aspects of Microbiology like fundamentals of microbiology, basics of biochemistry & microbial control, microbial diversity, applied & environmental microbiology, immunology, Bacterial metabolism, molecular biology and genetic engineering, Fermentation Technology, Bio-analytical techniques and clinical diagnostic microbiology, Bioinformatics, genetics etc.

The Department has seven qualified staff members headed by Mr. Usmangani Tabani

  1. Mr. Usmangani Tabani – Assistant professor & Head
  2. Ms. Neha Jangbari – Assistant professor
  3. Mr. Divyarajsinh Jadeja – Assistant professor
  4. Dr. Archana Rana – Assistant professor
  5. Dr. Rushit Shukla – Assistant professor
  6. Ms. Pooja Ratanpara – Laboratory Assistant
  7. Ms. Shivani Raval – Laboratory Assistant

Best Practice:

Department of Microbiology conducts many programs that help the student to acquire skills and increase their understanding of the subject. Department conducts Thalassemia awareness program to keep the students updated on social and medical issues prevailing in the society.

Major Events Conducted by the Department:

  • Career options in Microbiology
  • Class Seminar
  • Poster competition on equality of gender
  • Scitoon competition on consequences of Global warming
  • Parent Teacher Interaction
  • Expert talk on preparation of competitive exam
  • Birthday celebration: Alexander Fleming (E Quiz)
  • One-day workshop on “use of excel in Research”
  • One-day workshop on “Functional Statistics”
  • Awareness program on Thalassemia
  • Awareness regarding health and hygiene in school
  • Workshop on Laboratory Safety Programs and Industrial Safety Programs
  • Hands on training program for various analytical techniques
  • Expert talk on Nano biotechnology
  • Workshop on “Teaching Methodology”

Expert Talk

No. Expert Title of the Talk Month/Year
1 Dr. Mehul Dave Career options in microbiology July 2021
2 Dr. John Georrge OMICS February 2021
3 Ms. Tosha Joshi Use of Excel in Research February 2021
4 Prof. S P Singh Applications of Microbiology July 2019
5 Dr. Neepa Pandhi What, Why and Where of Microbiology July 2019

Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate course on Medical laboratory techniques organized by department of Microbiology during academic year 2020 – 2021
  • Certificate course on Microbial Analysis of Water organized by Department of Microbiology during academic year 2017 – 2018
  • Certificate course on Water Analysis Jointly organized by Department of Microbiology and Chemistry during academic year 2016 – 2017
  • Certificate course on Medical laboratory techniques organized by department of Microbiology during academic year 2016 – 2017
  • Certificate course on Water Analysis Jointly organized by Department of Microbiology and Chemistry during academic year 2015 – 2016
  • Certificate course on Medical laboratory techniques jointly organized by department of Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology during academic year 2015 – 2016

Opportunities:

Microbiology is a technical and applied subject. It includes many subdisciplines like virology, mycology, parasitology and bacteriology.

The scope in this field is immense due to the involvement of microbiology in many fields like medicine, pharmacy, diary, industry, clinical research, water industry, agriculture, chemical technology and nanotechnology.

The study of microbiology contributes greatly to the understanding of life through enhancements and intervention of microorganisms. There is an increase in demand for microbiologists in India and globally. A microbiologist can innovate new diagnostic kits, discover new drugs, teach, research etc. It also deals with every aspect of microbe-human and environmental interaction. These interactions include: ecology, genetics, metabolism, infection, disease, chemotherapy, immunology, genetic engineering, industry and agriculture.

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