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Raidighi College

ESTD: 1995
Affiliated to University of Calcutta
P.O + P.S:- Raidighi, Dist:- 24 Paraganas (South) Pin-743383, West Bengal

Department of Microbiology

Microbiology was introduced in the UG curriculum of the University of Calcutta in the year 1997 as a job-oriented inter-disciplinary course, keeping in mind the high demand of microbiologists at that time in a wide arena like health sector, dairy industry, processed food and beverages industry, pharmaceutical industry, animal husbandry as well as in agriculture and Biotechnological industries, apart from academic sector. However, the trend started to shift as most of the students graduating from this discipline chose higher education, including research, as their career path. Accordingly, the syllabus taught under the UG course has been moulded quite a few numbers of times to serve this dual objective of a job centric education as well as to cater the needs of an aspiring academician. The recent introduction of the CBCS curriculum has seen some much needed modifications such as introduction of a few skill based learning courses to make it more job centred. The Department of Microbiology in Raidighi College runs Undergraduate Honours and General Courses under the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) introduced from 2018-19 session. Outgoing Students are expected to acquire a sound understanding of the structural and functional characteristics of different microorganisms and their crucial role in bio-geo-chemical cycles, in health, in industry, in environmental issues and their potential use in genetics. This will enable them to effectively utilize the knowledge of microorganisms to develop sustainable solutions to many current problems faced by humans. Specific outcomes are:

Students acquire knowledge about micro organisms, and their role in ecosystem function and health-related issues

Microbiology student with proper qualifications can make careers in research and academic institutions.

Other important employment areas are Pharmaceutical Industries, Environmental Agencies, Research Organizations, Food Industry, Beverage Industry, Chemical Industries andAgriculture Department, Dairy industry, Water plants, Hospitals and clinics.

Pass percentage of last few years:
Year Appeared Passed Pass Percentag
2019-20 1 1 100

Research Publications:
Year National Inter-national Chapter /proceed-ings
2016-17 2 1
2017-18 2 1 5
2018-19 1
2019-20 1

Student Progression:
Year Enrolled in HE Institution Joined Program Name

Department of Microbiology
1 Dr. Arunima Biswas (MSc, PhD)
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Assistant Professor View Profile
2 Dr. Shakuntala Ghorai (MSc, PhD) Assistant Professor View Profile
3 Prof. Prabir Sahoo (MSc, BEd) SACT-II View Profile


Our college, established in 1995, has emerged as one of the most promising educational institutions in the district, as well as in the state. This college is affiliated to the University of Calcutta.
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