Highlights: Department of Microbiology

Patient Care:

  • Around 50,000 investigations per year are carried out. These include investigations related to bacteriological, viral, fungal, parasitological and mycobacterial infections.
  • Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre (VCTC) earlier named as AIDS Surveillance Centre is functioning in the Department since 1986. This centre is also associated with the PPTCT and ART Centre for AIDS.
  • The Department participates regularly in External Quality Assurance Programmes organized by different central bodies.
  • HIV Testing of blood samples, PCR based detection of infectious agents and CD4/CD8 cell count testing are also being carried out in the Department.

Teaching & Training:

  • Till date 56 MD (Microbiology) and 43 Ph.D degrees have been awarded by the Department
  • The Department is also actively involved in the training of Post graduate students of other medical disciplines in carrying out their research activities
  • The Department was the WHO-GOI Regional Training Centre for district level technicians


  • The Department completed 30 national and 3 international projects where as 2 national projects are going on
  • Establishment of PCR laboratory in 2001 has opened avenues for research on Molecular Biological aspects of infectious disease.

Total Number of Publications :

  • International : 150
  • National : 350
  • Books : 02
  • Chapters : 18

Conferences / Symposia / Workshop organized

  • Conference : 06
  • Workshop / Training Programme : 17
    Symposia / CME : 08

Awards and Recognitions:

  • INSA, FNA, FAMS, FRCP, Fellow of Royal School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, MNAMS, Member New York Academy of Sciences, Commonwealth Fellowship, Ranbaxy Research Award, Marfatia Award etc.
  • Peer reviewers in IJMR, UJMM, IJPM, JRDAS, IJV,JDDR, JIDC, EID etc.
  • President/Vice President/ Gen. Secretary/ EC Member of AMI, IMA ( BHU Br. ), IST, IAMM, IAMM ( UP Chapter ).

Thrust Areas:

  • Molecular Diagnosis and Epidemiology
  • Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases.
  • Hospital infection surveillance
  • Antibiotic resistance monitoring.
  • Diagnosis of opportunistic microbial infections.
  • Establishment of Central cell culture facility.
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