Duration

2 Years

Seats Available

20

Course Type

Post Graduate

Place

On Campus

Course Introduction

Microbiology is a rapidly evolving scientific discipline which involves the study of living organisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi etc.. Microorganisms affect all aspects of our lives. This subject is of immediate and growing importance, amidst the current scenario of pandemics like COVID, H1N1 and AIDS.

P.G.M. College, Kangazha, a well renowned college in the self-financing sector, is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

Post graduate Department of Microbiology was established in the year 2005, along with the inception of the college. The department aims to become a globally recognized center of learning, by imparting advanced knowledge in the field Microbiology to our students.

Eligibility

Graduation in Biological Sciences viz, Zoology, Botany, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Biological Techniques & Specimen Preparation and Microbiology or under Chemistry Part III (Main/Core + Subsidiary/ Complementary) or Medical Microbiology /MLT with not less than 50% marks.

MBBS/ B Tech degree holders can also apply

Value Added Course

In addition to the university curriculum, the department offers Value added course -FORENSIC BIOLOGY & MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY with hands on training.

This course will make the students experts in DNA analysis & Forensic studies, making them Forensic Microbiologists, helping to solve crimes and investigate environmental contamination.

Departmental Certification Courses

Medical Coding Extending 2 Semesters.

  • Haccp & Quality Assurance.
  • Applied Medical Microbiology
  • Mushroom Production Technology.
  • Nutrition & Dietetics.

Achievements

Department has bagged University Ranks in Microbiology several times.
Our Alumni have been excelling all around the globe in variety of fields like Health care, Food safety, pharmaceuticals, Industrial production and quality assurance, education, scientific research, clinical trials and medical coding.
Experienced and motivated faculty are the guiding lights of the department, always yearning for academic excellence & university ranks.

Activities

Student associations are actively engaged in both scientific and social programs. Associations have conducted many out-reach programs, flash mobs, street plays and awareness programs in general community.

Sports meets, cultural fests, student clubs, training and internship programs, industrial and institutional visits are conducted every year to enrich the learning experience of the students.

Facilities

The department has post graduate and undergraduate teaching and research labs equipped with the most modern instruments. Students are given training in Molecular Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Food and Water testing, Quality analysis, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Immunology.