The Department of Microbiology was established in December, 2017 as a result of a memorandum presented by Prof. Bem Alexander Adi ( Director Academic Planning and Quality Assurance) to the senate of Federal University Dutsin-Ma. As a result, the senate under the distinguished chairmanship of Prof. Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi approved the split of Biological Sciences Department into two Departments: Biological Sciences and Microbiology. The pioneer Head of Department, Dr. Aminu Ado, started as acting capacity on 15th December, 2017. Due to the outstanding as well as good leadership of the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi, the Department was blessed with full accreditation to offer B.Sc. Microbiology and approval to run Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology as well as MSc. and PhD in Microbiology with specializations in Medical, Food/ Industrial, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Microbiology.