Maulana Azad College

Maulana Azad College

Affiliated to the University of Calcutta
NAAC Accredited with 'A' Grade
Maulana Azad CollegeGovt of West Bengal

Department of Microbiology

The Department started functioning since 2003 as materialization of expansions perceived during our Platinum Jubilee Celebration in 2001.A classroom in the top floor of the Annexe Building was converted into a Laboratory and services of two teachers of Botany and Chemistry Departments were placed for this new Department by the order of D.P.I, West Bengal. University gave due affiliation in mid 2003 and the first batch of students were admitted. Since then, two more laboratories was constructed, 3 new teaching posts were created in addition to 2 other posts which were converted from other departments. Microbiology is contributing in a meaningful way to the growth of this college. The course is viable in most Non-Government Institutions by virtue of high course specific fee structure. In Maulana Azad College, without compromising with the quality of teaching, we run the course solely with regular development grants from the Government. This has enabled students of several economically challenged families to pursue the course in our college.

Presently there are four regular and three part time teachers in the department. The students have been consistently securing University ranks for the last three years. Those who have passed out are primarily engaged in research in reputed Institutes and Universities like IISc, Bangalore, JNU, Bose Institute, BHU, IISER (Kolkata) etc. Others took up entrepreneurship, civil services, IT jobs in multinationals and teaching. The department is one of the five beneficiary departments of the DBT STAR COLLEGE scheme support (since 2010-11) under which students workshops, seminars and “Meet your peers” sessions are organized time to time to motivate students in life science research. The department also has several outreach activities including lab demonstration session for school students, Water testing facility etc. The peer reviewed science journal of the college “MAC Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences” is also published annually which is edited by the Head of this department where students get a platform to publish their short term research findings. The department has been recognized as a Ph.D. awarding centre and is under the process of being upgraded to a full-fledged research centre. The department is planning to add three more laboratories within a short time and will open a Post Graduate section very soon.

Courses:

B.Sc. Honours in Microbiology.

Syllabus:

New syllabus of Calcutta University (1+1+1 Regulations, 2010).

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Faculty:

ARPAN DAS

Qualification:
Designation:Assistant Professor
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AVISHEK GHOSH

Qualification:
Designation:Assistant Professor
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BIPASHA ROY

Qualification:
Designation:Assistant Professor
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SAMUDRA PROSAD BANIK

Qualification:
Designation:Assistant Professor
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SUBHAS CHANDRA JANA

Qualification:
Designation:Associate Professor
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