Vision & Mission
Microbiology as a Basic and Applied Science has been considered as an
important discipline of Science, which has implications in various
aspects of human welfares like Medicine, Agriculture, Biotechnology
and Bioinformatics. Twenty first century is considered to be the period
of Biotechnology. In all facets of human life, this discipline is bringing
drastic changes. Microorganisms and microbial techniques are the basic
tools of Biotechnology. Basic and Industrial research all over the world
give prime importance to this discipline. More than fifty percent of the
Global investments in industrial research are in this field; which is a
signboard to say that future industrial growth is going to be in this
direction. The consciousness about the environmental aspects and search
for eco-friendly technologies ultimately leads to the biological methods.
Agriculture, pest control, vector control, and waste management
practices were once heavily depending on chemical industries. Now
more and more microbial alternatives have been developed and they are
replacing chemical methods.
In the present world scenario education is orienting to have a job value
and Universities and academic institutions are remodeling their
curriculum to satisfy this social demand.
Microbiology as a subject of high relevance and scope, students can
choose industrial, academic or research career. They can choose their
further studies in the area of Medical Microbiology, Industrial
Microbiology, Plant or Animal Biotechnology, Food and Dairy
Microbiology, Immunology, Clinical Virology, Sanitation Microbiology,
Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Environmental
Microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology or
Bioinformatics. They can also choose a career in any of these
disciplines, since there are many industries related to these, which
require Microbiologists. Further, if they are interested in Research
career, they can choose it without any hesitation since most of the
modern Biological researches directly or indirectly need expertise in
- Our primary vision while starting this course was to channelize
Biology education to this important branch of Biology in Kerala.
The recent history of the state reflects the fulfilling of this
objective as many institutions including two Govt. colleges had
started the same course after the establishment of this department.
However, the objective of the course is reflected in the curriculum
that gives a strong basic knowledge both in theory and practical to
the graduating students.
- It gives an opportunity for hands on training in various applied
aspects of the disciplines like analysis of food samples, clinical
samples, isolation and identification of microorganisms, their
cultivation, preservation etc.
- Our mission is to produce skilled graduates who can choose
research fields or professional career as Microbiologist in various
industries even though the institution is located in Kasaragod,
which is one of the backward districts of Kerala.
- Since majority of the students are from financially and socially
backward, their primary aim is to get a job after their studies with
minimum financial expenditure. Our alumni profiles reflect the
achievement of this objective as most of them selected their career
in the fields of Microbiology and related ones.