The Department of Microbiology was established on 20th July 1966. It offers:
This three year degree course is first choice of the meritorious students of the passing the 12th Science exam (B group). The students learn about the topics on microbial diversity, taxonomy, isolation, cultivation and identification of bacteria and fungi, microbial physiology, virology, mycology, genetics and biotechnology, fermentations, etc. The department is well equipped with instruments such as LAF, Biosafety cabinet, Cooling centrifuges, instruments for basic molecular biology, etc. The theoretical knowledge is equally supported by the well designed practicals that train the students for higher education as well as jobs in food, pharma, agriculture, biotech and other sectors.
The Microbiology Society of M. G. Science (MSMG) is run by the students under the guidance of faculty to promote co-curricular activities such as organizing seminar, workshops, field trips, preparing students for competitive events, exams, etc. We have a healthy tradition of arranging a welcome and farewell event annually.
The department has been following the university pattern since the year of establishment. Currently, we follow the semester system as per the CBCS structure that has been introduced by Gujarat University in 2011
The department has 156 students (total) in B.Sc. Microbiology programme (2018-19).
The department is involved in Placement activity of student and also involved in consultancy and research projects from DBT, GUJCOST, UGC, etc. Several students also pursue for doctoral degree under the Ph. D. guides in the department.