The department offers a full-time 4-year B.Sc (Hon’s) and 1 year 6 months M.S (Master’s) program in Microbiology. In this curriculum, principal emphasis is placed on understanding microorganisms and their interrelationships with other organisms in nature, the application of microbiology in health and medicine, environment, agriculture and industry, and the study of fundamental life processes as exemplified by microorganisms.
To be eligible for admission in the undergraduate and graduate program, the candidates must have biology, chemistry, and physics including mathematics in their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Examination in Science group or recognized equivalent examinations. At present, a total of nearly 133 students are studying in Bachelor programs. We receive 25 students per year at the undergraduate level. There are currently 11 faculty members from different national and private institutions who are very learned, trained, experienced and enthusiastic. We have also some eminent guest professors, whose appointment justifies our commitment to quality education.
Currently, the Head of the Microbiology Department is Professor Dr. Md. Mostafizer Rahman. He completed his DVM and MS degrees in Microbiology. Later, he completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology. He is also the Director of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Gono Bishwabidyalay. He is very much interested to carry on his research work in the field of molecular characterization of economic importance viruses and published more than 40 research articles in different national and international journals.