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Brief History of The Department of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology of Surendranath College started its journey in the year 1999. Initially the college received an approval of 20 seats from University of Calcutta. Just one year previous to that Molecular Biology (General) was introduced to the college with one government approved post each of a teaching and a non teaching. However, despite request from the college, government did not sanction any post for the honours Department of Microbiology. As a result the two Departments (Molecular Biology and Microbiology) runs in amalgamation with each other sharing all the resources. The Department, from the date of its inception is housed at the third floor of the Science building with two laboratory cum lecture rooms and one classroom. Presently, two more laboratory cum class rooms has been added. The entire Department including the teachers’ room is air-conditioned. The Department possesses all necessary instrument and infrastructure to cater to its students. Initially the Department used to run with the help from faculties of other bioscience Departments and college-appointed guest faculties and part timers. Presently 3 CWTT and one PTT (all Govt. approved) along with guest lecturers are catering to the students. The Department is of high demand as evident from applications received each year. Till 2016, 15 batches of students have passed out of this Department. In 2016, a total of 22 students appeared for B.Sc. Part III MCBA Examinations. All were successful with 8 students securing first class. Almost every year students of this Dept. go abroad for pursuing Ph.D after completing M.Sc. At least 8 students are abroad either have completed Ph.D or ongoing. Numerous have completed Ph.D and are established in their respective fields. Homely atmosphere, free interaction between teachers, students and non teaching make this Department exclusive for making the students a responsible citizen of future.