Goals and Core Values

Goals of the department

The goals of the Department Microbiology, Parasitology and Biotechnology revolve around advancing scientific knowledge, controlling animal diseases, developing biotechnological solutions, providing quality education and training, and offering valuable services to the veterinary community.

Objectives of the department

  1. To provide exceptional education and training programmes in veterinary microbiology, parasitology, and biotechnology by equipping students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to become competent professionals in the field. This includes designing and delivering high-quality courses, providing practical training opportunities, and mentoring students in research projects.
  2. To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of veterinary microbiology, parasitology, and biotechnology through rigorous research and scholarly activities. This includes conducting research studies, publishing scientific articles, and presenting findings at national and international conferences.
  3. To deepen the understanding of microbial and parasitic diseases affecting animals by investigating the causes, mechanisms, and transmission pathways of these diseases, as well as develop effective strategies for their prevention, control, and treatment. This involves conducting diagnostic tests, identifying emerging diseases, and developing innovative diagnostic methods.
  4. To harness the potential of biotechnology in veterinary sciences by developing and applying biotechnological tools and techniques for disease diagnosis, vaccine development, and other therapeutic interventions. This includes utilizing molecular biology, genetic engineering, immunology, and other cutting-edge biotechnological approaches to improve animal health and welfare.
  5. To serve the veterinary and scientific communities by offering expert advice, consultation services, and diagnostic support by collaborating with veterinary practitioners, industry stakeholders, and governmental agencies to address veterinary challenges, contribute to policy development, and enhance animal health and welfare.

Activities of the Department:

  1. Conducting research studies on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and host-pathogen interactions of microbial and parasitic diseases affecting animals.
  2. Collaborating with national and international institutions and organizations to undertake multidisciplinary research projects and foster knowledge exchange in the field of veterinary microbiology, parasitology, and biotechnology.
  3. Providing laboratory-based diagnostic services for the identification and characterization of microbial pathogens and parasites in animals, including sample testing, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  4. Developing and implementing training programmes, workshops, and seminars to enhance the knowledge and skills of veterinary students, professionals, and researchers in the areas of microbiology, parasitology, and biotechnology.
  5. Engaging in community outreach programmes, public awareness campaigns, and knowledge dissemination activities to educate the public, veterinary practitioners, and livestock producers about the importance of disease prevention, control measures, and responsible antimicrobial use.
  6. Collaborating with veterinary and public health agencies in disease surveillance programmes, outbreak investigations, and the development of policies and guidelines for disease control and prevention.
  7. Undertaking collaborative research projects with industry partners to develop and commercialize innovative biotechnological products and solutions for animal health and production.
  8. Publishing research findings in reputable scientific journals, presenting at conferences, and actively participating in scientific and professional organizations to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of veterinary microbiology, parasitology, and biotechnology.

Core Values of the Department:

Excellence: We are committed to upholding the highest standards of scientific rigor, professional ethics, and academic excellence in all our endeavors. We strive for continuous improvement and foster a culture of excellence in research, teaching, and service.

Integrity: We conduct our work with integrity, honesty, and transparency. We adhere to ethical principles in research, teaching, and interactions with our colleagues, students, and the wider community. We prioritize the well-being and welfare of animals in all aspects of our work.

Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships. We actively seek opportunities to collaborate with experts from various fields to foster innovation, share knowledge, and address complex challenges in veterinary microbiology, parasitology, and biotechnology.

Innovation: We embrace innovation as a driving force in advancing our understanding of microbial and parasitic diseases and developing biotechnological solutions. We encourage creativity, critical thinking, and the exploration of new ideas to push the boundaries of knowledge and contribute to scientific and technological advancements.

Impact: We are dedicated to making a positive impact on animal health, animal welfare, and public health. We strive to translate our research findings into practical applications, such as improved diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, and management strategies, to enhance the well-being of animals and society as a whole.

Education and Training: We are committed to providing exceptional education and training programmes for students, veterinarians, and professionals in the field of veterinary microbiology, parasitology, and biotechnology. We aim to cultivate a passion for scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and lifelong learning, empowering individuals to become future leaders and contributors in the field.

Community Engagement: We actively engage with our local and global communities, veterinary practitioners, and stakeholders to promote awareness, disseminate knowledge, and provide expertise in veterinary microbiology, parasitology, and biotechnology. We strive to be a valuable resource and trusted partner in addressing the challenges of infectious diseases in animals and humans.