Department Of Microbiology



Department of Microbiology provides a training programme that is one of the best in the field. Excellent diagnostic tests available in the hospital with a well-equipped laboratory provide accurate results in shortest time aiding in diagnosis. The hospital laboratory functions 24 hours round the clock, 7 days a week effectively. The department provides high-quality undergraduate training covering areas of Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Mycology, Immunology and Molecular Biology under able faculties.

Facilities available –                                     

  • Two demonstration rooms and air conditions lecture theatres available help in conducting didactic lectures as well as small group teaching effectively.
  • Well equipped student laboratories available helps to train undergraduate students in the field of microbiology stressing on clinical orientation.
  • A well stacked department library housing latest books and journals helps the faculty to remain abreast of the latest developments in the evolving field of Microbiology.
  • Departmental museum contains charts, mounted specimens and models of viruses for the benefit of students.
  • Tests carried out in the laboratory include routine Serology, Bacteriology including T.B culture, Parasitology and mycology including fungal culture.
  • Department is actively involved in hospital infection control, antibiotic policy, biomedical waste management and national programmes like RNTCP, ICTC (HIV).

Library cum Seminar room-

  • of Books – 85
  • of Journels – 6


  • National and International – 8

List of Research Projects Undergoing

  1. Survey of vaginal-flora for Candida Species isolates from pregnant women attending routine antenatal clinic and monitoring the antibiogram of Candida albicans – Pavan Chand Attavar, Dr Sweetha.
  1. Occurance and characterisation of Uropathogenic Esch. coli in ICU patient – Dr. Rajeshwari.
  1. Co-relating MRSA strain by antibiogram & RFLP – Dr. Sweetha, Mrs.Rishmitha.
  1. Extended spectrum B – lactamases in urinary isolates of Escheria coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae – Prevalance and susceptibility pattern at SIMSRC (Teritary Hospital) – Vijaya, Mrs. Rishmitha

Any other CME’s/Conferences – CME  conducted

CME & Hands on Training on PCR & RTPCR Techniques


SL.No. Designation Name Qualification
1 Professor Dr. Pavanchand Attavar MBBS, MD
2 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rajeshwari  Rao MBBS, MD
3 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijaya MBBS, MD
4 Asst. Prof. Dr. Sweetha Nayak N MBBS, MD
5 Tutor Dr. Narendra Ballal MBBS
6 Tutor Dr. Adilakshmi N MBBS
7 Tutor Dr. Aishwarya K MBBS
8 Tutor Ms. Maureen Edwards MSc