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 Diary Microbiology, Immunology, Clinical Virology, Sanitation Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Genetic Engineering 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 most of the modern Biological research activates directly or indirectly needs expertise in Microbiological methods.
Our primary aim 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 twelve institutions including two Govt. colleges has started the same course after the establishment of this department. However the aim of the course is reflected in the curriculum that gives a strong basic knowledge both in theory and practical as well 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.
The basic objectives of this department which is located in Kasargod, which is a backward district of Kerala, is to produce skilled graduates who can choose research career or professional career as microbiologist in various industries. 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 support. Our alumni profiles very well reflect the achievement of this objective through most of them was selected their career in the related fields of Microbiology.