Sikkim University

Department of Microbiology
Chungsang-Brahmaputra Science Centre, Gairigoan, Tadong.


About the Department


Teaching Strength

Permanent Faculty

Name Designation
Prof. Jyoti Prakash Tamang Professor
Dr. Hare Krishna Tiwari Associate Professor
Dr. Bimala Singh Associate Professor
Dr. Buddhiman Tamang Assistant Professor,, Head
Dr. Nagendra Thakur Assistant Professor
Visiting/ Guest Faculty Shri. Saurav Das  
Shri Rajen Chettri  


  1. Main thrust of the Department is Food Microbiology, Environmental and Clinical Microbiology.
  2. The department endorses an interdisciplinary approach, a comparative perspective, and has introduced participatory approach to learning Microbiology.
  3. Biolog, DNA Sequencer, Real Time and Gradient PCR along with basic microbiology laboratory facility
  4. Faculty members and students have presented numerous papers in seminars and conferences
  5. Three Rajiv Gandhi National Fellow and One Maulana Azad Fellow
  6. One Kothari Post Doc Fellow, one DBT- RA


Research strength

No of students passed                                       

M Phil : 08

Ph D: 0

No of students at present

M Phil: 08

Ph D: 08

Projects on going                

  1. Dr. Buddhiman Tamang (PI) andDr. Nagendra Thakur (Co-PI). Name of Project:  "Digestive enzymes (α-glucosidase and α-amylase) inhibitory probiotic lactobacilli for controlling postprandial hyperglycemia" Sanctioned by DBT in year December 2012. Amount Sanctioned: Rs.49 Lakhs 20 thousand.
  2. Dr. Uttam Lal, Dr. Nagendra Thakur, Dr. Rakesh Ranjan and Dr. Sohel Firdos. Name of Project "Consortium Project: Himalayan cryosphere project: Science and society" sanctioned by DST in 2013.

 Locate Us

Postal Address:

6th Mile Samdur
P.O. Tadong
Gangtok - 737102


Contact details:
Phone: +91-3592-251468
Fax: +91-3592-251067
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