Since its inception, the Department of Microbiology has worked in the fields of infectious diseases, infection prevention, research, and academics, with the vision of becoming a leading resource for excellence in laboratory services, education, diagnosis, and research related to health and disease. To achieve the set vision, the department has identified its mission as follows and is working tirelessly to achieve excellence.
The Microbiology laboratory is divided into several sections, including Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Immunology, and Virology. The new state-of-the-art VRDL is outfitted with all new infrastructure, including a fully automated RNA extractor, Thermal Cycler, Biosafety Cabinet Class II, and so on.
Modern equipment such as Automated blood, Mycobacterial culture system (BacT ALERT 3D), Vitek 2 System, Gel-doc, ELISA reader and washer, Automated CLIA System, CO2 incubator, Autoclave, Water purification system, Refrigerated centrifuge, (-80oC) Refrigerator, Water bath, Incubators, Hot air oven, and others are available in the department to ensure the smooth operation of the laboratories for postgraduate/ undergraduate/ nursing teaching and patients care, as well as research purposes.
Spectrum of Activities
The Faculty and Residents are actively involved in many non-clinical activities at AIIMS Patna, such as additional responsibilities as Administrative Officers and Members of various cultural and sports committees. In the Kayakalp inspection, faculty members served on the peer review team.
Community Service/Outreach Programs
Faculty members participate in AIIMS, Patna's community outreach programmes, such as being a member of the Central Rapid Response Team for the containment of Covid-19, providing infection control training to various health institutions in the state, and actively participating in Swachhta Pakhwada. VRDL Lab has been providing laboratory diagnosis of Covid – 19 to more than ten districts.
Teaching and Training
The ongoing Post graduate, Undergraduate MBBS and B. Sc. Nursing students course are designed and implemented so that student take interest and excel in their academic and professional field giving them exposure to all the latest developments in the field of infectious disease their diagnosis and prevention . Besides there are parallel integrated approach in teaching with other clinical, pre and paraclinical department also in various academic and research projects.
The ongoing Postgraduate, Undergraduate MBBS, and B.Sc. Nursing students’ courses are designed and implemented to ensure that students take an interest in and excel in their academic and professional fields by exposing them to all the latest developments in the field of infectious disease diagnosis and prevention. A parallel integrated approach is also used in teaching with other clinical, preclinical, and paraclinical departments, as well as in various academic and research projects.
Research and Publication
Events ( Upcoming / Ongoing)