The department of microbiology, GSL Medical College was started by Prof. Suguna Hemachander along with the inception of this institution in the year 2002.
The department is engaged in undergraduate teaching which includes lectures on all aspects of medical microbiology as per the syllabus formulated by Dr NTR University of health sciences. The practical training includes demonstration of various staining methods and various spotters with explanation and discussion accordingly. Practical hall contain stainless steel tables and stools, 108 students capacity, with racks facilitated with continuous water and electrical supply. In the practical hall every student is provided with one monocular microscope. Central gas line is also part of it. Applied aspects in the field of medical microbiology are also dealt with the aim of imparting best clinical knowledge to the students. The department conducts seminars regularly in order to improve the depth in selected topics. Students are encouraged to participate in group discussions so that they improve their expressive skills. Second MBBS students with the help of faculty submitted proposals to the ICMR – STS and out of those proposals some of them were selected and complete project report submitted to the ICMR, New Delhi. Out of them some second MBBS students received certificates from the ICMR, New Delhi.
The department is headed by Prof. K.S.N. Murthy, a distinguished academician and well known teacher and who is presently chair person of the IAEC, convener of the GSL medical college AMC unit under PVPI and he was nominated as the subject expert by Dr. NTR UHS Vijayawada. The faculty of the department includes a number of experienced medical teachers who are well versed with the UG and PG teaching. Most of the teaching staff members are life members of Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS). Many faculty members are active participants in the activities of Medical education Cell of the Institute. The faculty works in close association with the clinical departments in organizing scientific and research activities. At present the department has fifteen faculty members (3 Professors, 2 Associate professors, 3 Assistant professors, 7 Tutors). library provides all the latest books, journals and internet facility to update the knowledge. The department conducts CME programmes as formulated by Dr.NTR UHS, Vijayawada, so that students get exposed to various acclaimed speakers delivering lectures on various current advanced topics in the field of medical microbiology. The department is eligible to undertake PhD training progrmme from 2014.