HOD's Name : Dr. Shobha K. Jayanna | Email : | Contact :
At DSI, the Department of Microbiology was founded in 1999 with an intake of 40 students. With a current intake of 60 students, it has quickly become and still remains one of the premier biological science departments. With a reputation for high quality teaching and renowned for excellence in research, our faculty is the backbone of our educational institute.
Because of the rapid advances in microbiology our understanding of all living systems has increased and this has in large part been determined by studies of microorganisms. The research programs of the faculty in the Department of Microbiology reflect exciting areas of modern microbiology. The members of our department are largely concerned with understanding the mechanisms by which organisms interact with one another and with their environment at the cellular and molecular levels. Because of the strong interdisciplinary nature of these interests, numerous collaborative efforts between our faculty and those in other science and medicine departments have developed.
Significant investments in our infrastructure contribute to our dynamic and vibrant research environment offering excellent opportunities for leading edge research focused around key areas. These include agriculture, animal and plant sciences, ecology and evolution, membrane biology, cardiovascular research, sports and exercise science, structural molecular biology, immunology, virology, microbiology, neurosciences and tissue engineering. The Department has strong academics and also conducts Seminars, Conferences and extra-curricular activities.
The Department has state-of-the-art laboratories which are spacious, with modern equipment and instruments. The students are encouraged to undertake in-house projects in laboratory. The Department has produced excellent academic results and has obtained a few university ranks. A placement service cell has been established at the institute to provide career guidance and for regular interaction with industry and other research institutions.