Mission and Vision of the Department of Microbiology
The Department of Microbiology at the University of Dhaka has a long and distinguished history characterized by faculty and graduates who have made major contributions to higher education, science and technology, and public health issues in our country over the past four decades since its inception in 1979. The history of the Department is intermingled with the history of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM). Activities and spearheading difficult work for the foundation of the Department was done by the late teacher and founding Chairman Professor Dr. Anwarul Azim Chowdhury (Professor Chowdhury). For ca. 27 years the Department, he established was the sole Department in the university system in our country that has been established exclusively to offer “Microbiology” as a main subject of the academic degrees offered under the Biological Sciences stream.
The mission of the Department is to educate and train students in the discipline of Microbiology and to expand the body of knowledge of this scientific field through research relevant to our national interest, and to cater the increasing demand in the country for microbiologists.
The vision of the Department is to offer undergraduate level courses to enhance the intellectual foundation and preparation of students for life in a complex and never ending dynamic technological world, to prepare graduate students (MS, MPhil and PhD) with in-depth knowledge and research skills for professional careers in Microbiology, and also to transmit knowledge in theory and practical aspects of Microbiology imperative for the development of the country. The Department additionally offers various services to outside bodies, including service for our citizens, government agencies, and industries that require expert advice about microorganisms and the roles they play in our health, economy, and sustainability of our natural resources.