The Department of Microbiology was established in the year 2013 at the time of inception of Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College & Hospital, Solan.

It is a multidisciplinary unit consisting of Bacteriology, Virology, Immunology, Mycology, Anaerobic bacteriology, Parasitology &Myco-bacteriology sections.

The laboratory facilities include conventional microbiological tools as well as state of the art ELISA, BACTEC & MGIT system for diagnostic services. Teaching is an integral part of the departmental academic activity. It offers excellent opportunities for research in infectious diseases.


  1. To develop state of art facility, in terms of quality, infrastructure and trained manpower so as to enable the students of medical Microbiology to appreciate the etiology, immunopathogenesis& laboratory diagnosis of common infectious & immune mediated diseases
  2. To deliver timely and accurate diagnostic services to patients
  3. To create an environment for need based quality research among faculty and students

Services Provided:

  1. Academic training of undergraduate students
  2. Diagnostic laboratory services
  3. It has a highly functional facilitated integrated counselling and testing centre (FICTC)
  4. TB diagnostic services under RNTCP
  5. Students are encouraged to participate in various activities like poster presentation, workshops, quizes and declamation on various occasions like World TB day, World AIDS day, etc.
  6. The department offers 24 hrs Microbiology laboratory services to the entire hospital, outreach programs, peripheral health care centers& sister institutions. The services are divided into the different sections with a faculty members observing & authorising the work in each section

Research activities:
The department is actively involved in research activities keeping in view the trust area recognised by the ICMR & WHO. The following are the major research project undertaken.

Workshops/ CME's/ Guest Lectures/Quiz/ Competitions conducted:

  1. On the occasion of International Conference on “Combating Antibiotic Resistance: A Health Challenge & Priority” organized by NCDC/MOHFW, Government of India from 23rd to 25th Feb. 2016 at New Delhi. A poster competition was organized in department of Microbiology for MBBS students. Two best posters were selected by the selection committee of NCDC for display at the conference
  2. Organized “Training cum Sensitization on tuberculosis Notification & DOTS strategy” on 24th March 2015
  3. Conducted Poster competition on Mycobacterium tuberculosis for MBBS students for creating awareness about Tuberculosis on World TB day, on 24th March 2015