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Faculties of MCB in front of the Department

We work on diverse topics such as cell and molecular biology, disease biology, plant biology and microbiology

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Microscopy facility at the MCB department

Students of the MCB department have access to the departmental microscopy facility

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The Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology encourages active discussions and collaborations


The origin of the department of Microbiology & Cell Biology (MCB) traces to the Pharmacology Laboratory and the Fermentation Technology Laboratory, both established in the early 1940's, which were amalgamated in 1968. Over the decades, MCB department has continuously evolved, kept pace with the cutting edge research tools in varied areas of microbiology and cell biology, often taking up research problems that are relevant to society.

Some Areas Where We Have a Long Tradition of Excellence are:

  • Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Plant and Developmental Biology
  • Cancer and Chronic Diseases

Research Groups

Our ingenuity in embracing newer areas of science and encourging collaborative research locally and globally contributes to making MCB a vibrant and exciting place to work in and grow.

Research News

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Open day at MCB

This year the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology (MCB) showcased exciting combination of ed...

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Sports day at MCB

The success of MCB Sports Day was a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of all participants,...

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Molecular Virology meeting

The 7th edition of the Molecular Virology meeting was conducted on 22nd – 23rd September 2023 in the...