The Department of Microbial Biotechnology was commissioned as an individual component of the School of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in the year 2008. The academic activities of the department are being executed by four teaching staff, one Professor and three Assistant Professors. The primer course, M.Sc. Industrial Biotechnology which was incepted in 2001 under the department of Biotechnology, is now being offered under the aegis of department of Microbial Biotechnology.
As it is imperative to address the importance of Industrial exposure to PG students, summer training, project work and industrial visits has been added to the curriculum. The Department also offers research programs. M.Phil, and Ph.D. The research activities of the Department envisaged to be addressed are Bioremediation, Bio sorption, Biofules and Nano biotechnology for Neutraceuticals, Microbial enzymes and metabolites of therapeutic value. The Departmental research has been recognized by external funding agencies like UGC, DST, ICMR, DAE, DBT and DRDO for financial assistance. The department has also been supported by DST PURSE for the improvement of infrastructure. Knowledge and innovation for research underpins all components of the department.
To develop knowledgeable, motivated and skilled entrepreneurs who can establish companies/industries in modern biotechnology that could cater agriculture, industry and health needs of people over the globe and could provide a clean, sustainable environment for the future generation.
Head of the Department,
Department of Microbial Biotechnology,
Coimbatore – 641 046.