Microbiology is the study of minute living organisms, which cannot be seen with the naked eye.Micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa) are fascinating creatures that support human life in various ways.It is an exceptionally broad discipline and it prepare the students for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health professions,research, teaching, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Vision

To enable students to explore the resources available to them and to empower the students with deep knowledge and awareness of current development in their subjects.

Mission

We are committed to preparing our students for the society by imparting knowledge and transforming them into value-driven, culturally enriched and professionally competent ones.

Programmes Offered

ProgrammeDurationEligibilityIntake
B.Sc. Microbiology3 YearsA Pass in Plus Two30
M.Sc. Microbiology2 YearsB.Sc. With 50% marks (CGPA -2) in Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology& Chemistry.12

List Of Faculty Members

NameDesignationQualificationTeachers Profile

Dr. Rashmi P AH. O. D.M.Sc., M. Phil, PhDview
Mrs. Loretta AlvarezAsst. ProfessorM.Sc., M. Philview
Ms. Dayana JosephAsst. ProfessorM.Scview
Mrs. Linju P JAsst. ProfessorM.Scview
Mrs. Lakshmi Suresh KAsst. ProfessorM.Scview
Mrs. Neethu GeorgeAsst. ProfessorM.Sview
Mrs. Neethu ThomasAsst. ProfessorM.Scview

History of Department

The department was established on 18th November 2002 with undergraduate course. In 2011 postgraduate course was started.

For the last 12 years our department produces 100% results every year and our fabulous students earned University ranks and marked the top position of our college among the other educational institutions in the University.

Rank Holders Of The Department

SL.NOYEARSRANKSNAMES
12002 - 20052ndDayana Joseph
22002 - 20053rdShiny Devassy
32003 - 20061stRiya Benedict
42003 - 20062ndShejeena P S
52003 - 20063rdDivya Thomas
62004 - 20071stAparna
72006- 20091stMary Elizabeth
82006- 20091stLida Jacob

About the Lab

The Department has well equipped laboratories with facilities not only to meet the needs of the post graduate course, but also to facilitate research in Molecular Biology, Soil Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology and Microbial Technology.

The Department has access to sophisticated facilities include the following instruments:

  • UV Spectrophotometer
  • PCR machine
  • UV illuminator
  • Electrophoretic apparatus
  • PAGE apparatus
  • Electronic Balance
  • Cooling- centrifuge
  • Centrifuges
  • Autoclaves
  • Bright field Microscopes
  • Incubators
  • Shakers
  • Colorimeters
  • Vortex Mixer
  • Deep freezer
  • Chromatographic apparatus with sprayer
  • Colony Counter
  • Distillation apparatus
  • Horizontal Laminar Airflow
  • Hot air oven
  • pH meter
  • Haemocytometer
  • Haemoglobinometer
  • Vaccum pump
  • Water bath
  • Tissue culture lab
  • Egg inoculation chamber for virus cultivation
  • Microtome
  • Bacterial filters – Seitz filter & Membrane filter
  • VDRL shaker

Research Projects Of The Department

Projects conducted by the department

  • Bacteriological examination of river water from different river stations of Periyar.

  • Analysis of antibacterial activity of various handwashes.

  • Study of antibacterial activity of tropical plants (Aloe vera, Citrus and Coleus aromaticus) against human pathogenic bacteria isolated from edible fishes.

  • Production of wine from different fruits and analysis of their acidity and alcohol content.

  • Microbiological assessment of raw milk samples.

  • Antimicrobial Activity of Plant Essential Oils against Pathogens Isolated from Clinical Samples.

  • Isolation of Rhizobium and its study on nodulation, seedgermination, and extracellular polysaccharide production.

  • Isolation of endophytic fungi from different plant leaves and study on their bioactivities.

  • Antibacterial effect of essential oils on clinical samples.

  • Isolation of phosphate solubilizing bacteria from rhizosrhere soil of Oryza sativa(Paddy)

  • Isolation and identification of bacteria present in fresh salad vegetablesand study on the effectof sanitizers on the microbial load.

  • Isolation and identification of Lactobacillus sps from tomato pulp and determination of its antimicrobial activity against tomato spoilage organisms.

  • Evaluation of acetic acid production by Acetobacterfrom natural vinegar.

  • Isolation and identification of cellulolytic microorganism from chicken droppings.

  • Characterization of L-Asparaginase producing bacteria fromrhizosphere soil of medicinal plants.

  • Study of antibacterial activity of five chemical food preservative against bacterial microflora isolated from preserved food.

  • Isolation of multi-drug resistant bacteria from clinical samples.

  • Identification and isolation of bacteriocin producing organism from tomato and theirantimicrobial activity.

  • Production of amylase from Aspergillussps by solid state fermentation.

  • Evaluation of acetic acid production by Acetobacter from natural vinegar.

  • Isolation and characterization of phosphate solubilizing bacteria from rhizosphere soil ofbananaplant (Musaparadisiaca).