The department of microbiology was initiated in the year of 2006 as honours degree course. Since the day of inception, the department is being nurtured under the headship of Prof. Aparupa Khan. At present Prof. Arpan Dasgupta and Prof. Shubhadip Mukherjee is also serving the department with Mr. Aslam Parvez as lab attendant. The department has a well-equipped laboratory notably with laminar airflow, spectrophotometer, cold centrifuge, BOD incubator etc. It has a separate culture room for bacterial culture and molecular biology experiments setup. The departmental library has a collection of 90 books along with around 150 books of international standard in the central library. The department has good waste management practice to avoid microbial waste pollution in the surrounding environment. This department does a survey of microbial quality testing of college drinking water and canteen foods periodically. In this academic session, this department had 81% of passed students among which two of the students secured rank in Burdwan University.

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Head of the Department
Dr. Kirat Kumar Ganguly


SL.No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Kirat Kumar Ganguly Assistant Professor (H.O.D.)
2 Mrs. Aparupa Khan State Aided College Teacher – II
3 Mr. Arpan Dasgupta State Aided College Teacher – I
4 Mr. Subhadip Mukherjee State Aided College Teacher – II
4 Ms. Monami Mondal Guest Lecturer
SL.No. Course Name Duration Seats
1 B.Sc. Hons in Microbiology 3 Years 40
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2 Madigan MT, and Martinko JM. (2014) Parker J.Brock Biology of Micro-organisms, 14th edition Prentice Hall International, Inc.
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8 Nelson DL and Cox MM (2008) Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 5th Edition. W.H. Freeman
9 Voet,D. and Voet J.G (2004) Biochemistry 3rd   edition John Wiley and Sons
10 Berg JM, Tymoczko JL and Stryer L (2011) Biochemistry W.H.Freeman and Company
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13 Freifelder DM. (1983) Physical Biochemistry: Applications to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. W. H. Freeman
14 Upadhyay, Upadyay, Nath (2009). Biophysical Chemistry: Principle & techniques. Himalaya Pub House.
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16 De Robertis, EDP and De Robertis EMF. (2006). Cell and Molecular Biology. 8th edition. Lipincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia.
17 Cooper, G.M. and Hausman, R.E. (2009). The Cell: A Molecular Approach. 5 Edition. ASM Press & Sunderland, Washington, D.C.; Sinauer Associates, MA.
18 Gardner EJ, Simmons MJ, Snustad DP (2008). Principles of Genetics. 8th Ed. Wiley-India
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20 Adams MR and Moss MO. (1995). Food Microbiology. 4th edition New Age International (P) Limited Publishers, New Delhi, India.
21 Casida LE. (1991). Industrial Microbiology. 1st edition. Wiley Eastern Limited.
22 Frazier WC and Westhoff DC. (1992). Food Microbiology. 3rd edition. Tata McGraw- Hill Publishing Company Ltd, New Delhi, India.
23 Ananthanarayan R. and Paniker C.K.J. (2009) Textbook of Microbiology. 8th edition University Press Publication
24 Goering R., Dockrell H., Zuckerman M. and Wakelin D. (2007) Mims’ Medical Microbiology. 4th edition. Elsevier
25 Rastogi S.C., Mendiratta N. and Rastogi P. (2007) Bioinformatics: methods and applications, genomics, proteomics and drug discovery, 2nd ed. Prentice Hall India Publication
26 Primrose and Twyman (2003) Principles of Genome Analysis & Genomics. Blackwell
27 Brown TA. (2010). Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis. 6th edition. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, U.K.
28 Russell PJ. (2009). i Genetics – A Molecular Approach. 3rd Ed Benjamin Cummings
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