The Department of Microbiology in the Self-Financed Stream was established in the academic year 2002-03 with a mission to impart quality education and carry out research in applied microbiology. Currently, the department offers B. Sc. Microbiology and M. Sc. Applied Microbiology programmes and the curricula for these courses are set based on the industry needs. The syllabi are tailor-made to suit the current market requirements and are updated regularly. Efforts are being undertaken for upgrading the department into a full-fledged research facility.