Sikkim University is a central university established in 2007 by an Act of Parliament. At present the University is located in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Sikkim University has 32 academic departments organized under 6 Schools of Studies. The Department of Microbiology is one of the oldest and dynamic departments of the University and was established in October 2008.
The department offers post graduate, M. Phil. and Ph.D. courses. The Department facilitates placement for post graduate students. Presently, the departmental research is focused on clinical microbiology, food microbiology, environmental microbiology and industrial microbiology. Department of microbiology has a fully fledged stateof-the-art laboratory with highly sophisticated instruments like DNA sequencer, RT-PCR, Bio-Log unit, Gas Chromatography, HP-TLC unit, Flame photometer etc.