::Departments : Non-Clinical : Micorbiology
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

 In today’s modern world, microorganisms are gaining a lot of importance as etiological agents of the various infectious diseases. The department of Microbiology situated in the second floor of the faculty block caters to the patients attending OP and IP of Govt Thiruvannamalai medical college in the form of diagnostic microbiology lab.
In today’s era of evidence based medicine ,our diagnostic microbiology lab  with an excellent infrastructure and qualified technical expertise, consists of  7 service labs: Bacteriology,Virology ,Serology, Mycology,  Parasitology, Mycobacteriology And Immunology. It possesses facilities for staining and culture of the various bacteria and fungi isolated from patient samples. The surveillance for infectious diseases of national epidemiological importance like HIV, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis  are done by ELISA and for TB by  AFB staining.
Faculty includes:
1.Professor
2. Associate professor
3.2 Assistant professors and
4.3 Tutors.
The department also has another wing which caters to research and academic activities of the students in the form of student practical laboratory used to improve their practical diagnostic skills ,well equipped research laboratory, a departmental  library and a museum  containing exhibits and models.

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