The Department aims to train students in Microbiology with the overall interest of each and every student. Every student is seen as an asset to the society and therefore the department inculcates value based training with an unbiased attitude keeping with the ethos of the Al- Ameen Educational Society “Service to Society through excellence in Education” Each student who leaves the corridor of this department should cherish the time well spent - equipped with the subject knowledge both theoretically and practically, to be able to face the ever increasing competition outside with the confidence gained through his or her learning experience in the department.
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.
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
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
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.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: B.Sc. – Microbiology – 1996 Bangalore University, Al-Ameen College, Bangalore. M.Sc. – Microbiology – 1998
Bangalore University, Al-Ameen College, Bangalore. M.Phil. Microbiology– 2007 Periyar University, Salem.
WORLD CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE HEART OF THE CITY NEAR LALBAGH BOTANICAL GARDENS.