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DEPARTMENT OF

MICROBIOLOGY

Department Profile:

The Microbiology Department started as an off shoot of the Department of Botany in the year 1989. Al-Ameen Arts, Science and Commerce College was one of the first few colleges to have introduced Microbiology as one of the options in the B.Sc course in Bangalore University. The department was headed by Prof. Basheerullah Khan from its inception to the year 1997; then Prof. Dr. Najma Bano headed the Department up to the year 2000 and then Ms. Victoria Peter headed the Department up to the year 2010. From the year 2010 till date the department is headed by Prof. Omar Farooq.

THE DEPARTMENT FORE-SEES:

Conducting more projects and seminars and training the students to give them a strong footing on the practical aspects as well as keeping them well informed on the “in thing’ in the subject so as to enable them to contribute to the ever increasing flow of research activity and also enabling them to contribute for the welfare of the society as a whole

The department has to its credit good consistent results with cent percent results most of the time. Most of the students secure distinction.

The department also carries out projects in collaboration with industries and Research Institutes like Institute of Animal Health & Veterinary Biologicals , Ambedkar Medical College, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Kempe Gowda Institute of Medical Sciences, K.C. Das, Karnataka Compost Development Corporation  to name a few.

The department conducts seminars on recent trends and research which are presented by the students and they are asked to submit a report on the same. Stem cells in transplantation, Interferon therapy, Protein Engineering, Cosmids and Xenotransplants to name a few.

The department carried out the blood testing camp with the NSS section of the campus. It also carries out blood group screening for the students of the campus and maintains a record, following which there are many student blood donors from the College. The Jayadeva Institute of Medical Sciences even acknowledged the contribution of the student community.

The department conducts educational visits on a regular basis to institutes of repute in and out of Bangalore like Serum Institute of India, National Institute of Virology (Pune), Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology (Hyderabad), Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (Calcutta), National Institute of Oceanography (Goa), Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (Coimbatore), Pasteur Institute (Coonor) & institutes in & around Bangalore.

The department carries out projects on a regular basis. Some of the projects were presented for poster presentation in National conferences held in different parts of the country.

The alumnus of the department are pursuing research or doctorates in the field or are well placed both within and outside country in pharmaceutical firms, diagnostic centre, educational institutions to name a few.

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