The Department of Microbiology started in the year 1994 as a leap of faith on the upcoming possibilities that would mark the advent of a new era in the history of mankind. Microbiology is the study of microorganisms-living things that are too small to be seen by unaided eye. Throughout history, microorganisms have had a huge impact on human affairs. These tiny creatures that we cannot see are changing the definition of life itself. Being a pioneer in the field of Microbiological sciences in the precincts of Coimbatore and Kongu region this department has been acknowledged as a pertinent contributor to the research and tutoring efforts in this region.
The Department has a well-equipped laboratory which caters to the needs of the undergraduate and post-graduate students as well as a centre of excellence in research studies in the area of Microbiology. The Department has an array of University ranks including 9 gold medals to its credit and has proven track record in its academic accomplishments.
There is a department library with a collection of several hundred books which students can utilize. New books are added to the collection every year Staff and students of the department keep themselves updated by participating in several International and National seminars where they also present their research work.