DEPARTMENT OF Microbiology

Vision and mission

The Department of Microbiology started functioning in the college from the academic session 2017-18.

Microorganisms have an immense impact on our day to day lives, be it maintenance of the environment and serving as important industrial tools or as causative agents of several human, animal and plant diseases as well as food spoilage. Among the many reasons to study microbiology is to gain basic knowledge of the field needed to pursue careers in medical science, ecology, agriculture, pharmaceutical sciences and diagnostics, aquatic microbiology and biotechnology.

The vision of the microbiologydepartment is to educate and train students in the discipline of microbiology and to expand the body of knowledge of this scientific field through active research. The department aims at creating awareness and sensitizing a common man through social outreach programs about the importance of microorganisms affecting each one of us.

The Department of Microbiology is Currently Running B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology under CBCS Mode. The syllabus for the course is as below

There are three well equipped labs namely

Biology Lab 1

Biology Lab 2

Microbiology Lab

Apart from the laboratories the department also has well maintained media preparation room, instrumentation room, inoculation room and a culture room. The labs are well equipped with various instruments like microscopes, shaker incubator, laminar flow cabinet, incubator, UV spectrophotometer, centrifuge, digital pH meter, electronic weighing balances, colony counter, gel electrophoresis units, tissue culture racks, autoclaves etc.

The Department has a computer system with Internet facility that can be utilized by the staff and students to access web.

The Department has a duly elected Departmental council named “ETHEREAL” which organises events, seminars and interactive sessions with eminent scientists, academicians and entrepreneurs to abreast them with latest research in the field. The following are the office bearers

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Joint Secretary
  • Treasurer

For the past two years,the department organizes the annual technical fest PLEXUSalong with the Biomedical science and Biochemistry department in which various events are organized to encourage students to acquire knowledge about the latest in the field of biological sciences. The technical fest includes lectures by eminent scientists in the field of applied life sciences as well as events that test the scientific awareness and temperament of students.

First issue of the department magazine ‘EVANESCENT’ – A vision beyond invisible’ was released during Plexus ’18. It was an initiative of our students right through the authoring, editing and designing of the issue.

Under Social outreach program, the department released an information leaflet highlighting the importance of microbes in our daily lives. It’s a small initiative to spread awareness about the subject not only amongst intelligensia but also a common man. That’s why the information is bilingual. The leaflet was distributed amongst teachers and non-teaching staff.

Dr.RekhaMehrotrawas awarded the following innovation Projects by University of Delhi:

  • “Antimicrobial and Phytochemical studies on some Indian spices against multi drug resistant human pathogens” (2013-14)
  • “Synthesis and Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles for tumor treatment” (2015-16)

Dr.RekhaMehrotra, Associate Professor at the department was conferred Meritorious Teacher award by Govt. of NCT of Delhi for the year 2015-16.

Dr.RekhaMehrotra was the Convener of a project LEADearthSHIP, a TERI- GENPECT initiative, started in November2015, a youth program on leadership and business sustainability primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate students from recognized universities and institutes of higher learning in Delhi- NCR and our college team won third position and a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-

The students actively participate in intracollege and intercollege events and bring laurels to the Department. Some of the recent achievements include:

  • Ms.Deesha Gupta, student of B.Sc. (H) Microbiology Semester IV, received first Prize in Poster presentation at National seminar on “Probiotics: Ameliorating the burden of Lifestyle Disorders” held on 1st February 2019 organized by Department of Microbiology, Ram LalAnand College in association with Probiotic association of India.
  • Ms.Satyam Yadavand Ms.BabitaKumari, students of B.Sc. (H) Microbiology Semester IV, received first Prize in Cancer quiz at World Cancer Day symposium held on 4th February 2019 organised Department of Biomedical Science at SRCASW.
  • Ms.Deesha Gupta, student of B.Sc. (H) Microbiology Semester IV,won first prize in debate competition on the topic “Experimenting on animals for medical research is morally unacceptable” under the event SRCASW-THSTI Science setu jointly organized by ShaheedRajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women and Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) at SRCASW on 14th September 2018.
  • Ms.SurbhiSuman, student of B.Sc. (H) Microbiology Semester IV,got selected in Districtlevel National Youth Parliament which was organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in association with National Service Scheme (NSS) society of SRCASWon 24thJanuary 2019.
  • Ms.BhartiGolcha, student of B.Sc. (H) Microbiology Semester IV,won the first prize in crack the crossword, an online competition organized by Department of Biomedical Science in Plexus’18.
  • Ms.KritikaVerma, student of B.Sc. (H) Microbiology Semester IV,participated in the wall painting event organized by “Parimal foundation” team Delhi under Gandhi Fellowship conducted in Rajasthan for enhancement of child education and was honoured by the District Commissioner,Sarpanch of the Panchayat and PEEEO of the school. She also volunteered as coordinator for “Sanjhi Project”, another event for the same foundation for the development of innovation learning aids and BALA (Building us Learning aids) which was a great initiative towards right of education for children. Her workwas well praised and published in newspaper.