The U.G. program in Microbiology was started during the academic year 1994 - 1995. Microbiology is the study of microorganisms which include bacteria, viruses, yeast, molds, protozoans, algae, fungi and other very small organisms.It is the youngest branch of biology that deals with study of micro organisms and their impact on human health and welfare. Microbiology is important because it helps us to understand and treat diseases.It is also important economically because it impacts the environment, research fields and biotechnology.This course is designed to introduce basic techniques and safety procedures in clinical microbiology. Emphasis is placed on the morphology and identification of common pathogenic organisms, aseptic technique, staining techniques, and usage of common media. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension in performing and interpreting basic clinical microbiology procedures.
H.S.C passed with Botany/Zoology/Biology/Microbiology is eligible for admission.
The duration of the course is three years which includes six semesters with two semesters per year. Each semester has ninety working days followed by examinations at the end of each semester.The odd semesters shall consist of the period from June to November of each year and the even semester from December to April of each year.
To impart knowledge on General Microbiology, Microbial Physiology, Immunology, Microbial Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioinstrumentation, Bio-Statistics, Chemistry, Cell Structure, Microbial Growth & Reproduction, Bacteriology, Virology Mycology & parasitology etc and to provide practical skills in the relevant techniques. The students are motivated to participate in the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for their overall development.
A career in microbiology can be a lucrative option in India as well as abroad. Numerous institutions all over India and abroad offer degree programs at under- graduate as well as at post graduate levels in the field of microbiology. Bachelor degree holders have employment potential as laboratory technicians or as biology teachers. Microbiologists find jobs in many places like research and development laboratories of government and private hospitals, research organizations, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries. Universities, research institutes and industrial companies employ microbiologists to do basic, environmental, healthcare and agricultural research. Microbiologists can also become faculty members in Universities, Colleges or teachers in Schools, etc. For college teaching, a master's degree along with qualification of CSIR - NET but a doctorate opens more avenues.
The U.G. Department of Microbiology was instituted during the academic year 1994-1995 with the prime objective of providing competent and effective education. The department has a well equipped and upgraded laboratory as per the curriculum. It is also provided with sufficient textbooks, reference books and journals to meet the students’ requirement in the library. The Department of Microbiology has organized ‘Micro Fest’ event which brings together the Science students of all colleges for various programs and competitions .The Department of Microbiology has organized symposium ‘Enzcrypta’ at state level with eminent scientists and academicians as resource persons. The department has qualified and dedicated team of faculties who strive for the students’ curricular and co-curricular excellence.
|YEAR/SEMESTER||CATEGORY||TITLE OF PAPER||CREDITS|
|I YEAR / I SEMESTER||PART-I||LANGUAGE-I||3||-||Part II Paper – I||English - I||3||-||Part III Core Paper - I||General microbiology and Microbial physiology||4|
|-||Core paper II||Major practical I: (General microbiology and microbial physiology)||4|
|-||Allied I||Paper I-Biochemistry I||4|
|-||Practical||Paper II – Practical I (Biochemistry)||4|
|I year – II Semester||Part I Paper - II||Language - II||3|
|-||Part II Paper – II||English - II||3|
|-||Paper – III||Core Paper III Basic and Applied Immunology||4|
|-||Paper – III||Core Paper IV Major Practical II ( Basic and Applied Immunology)||4|
|-||Paper – III||Allied –II-Paper – I Bioinstrumentation||6|
|-||Paper – III||Paper II Practical II (Bioinstrumentation)||3|
|-||Part IV||Soft skill - II||2|
|II year - III Semester||Part I||Language Paper – III||5|
|-||Part II||English Paper – III||4|
|-||Part-III||Core Paper V Molecular Biology||6|
|-||Part-III||Core Paper VI Major Practical III ( Molecular Biology)||3|
|-||Part-III||Allied – III-Paper –I Clinical Lab Technology||6|
|-||Part-III||Paper – II -Practical III (Clinical Lab Technology)||2|
|-||PART IV||Environmental Studies||-|
|-||PART IV||Soft Skill III||3|
|II year - IV Semester||Part I Paper - IV||Language - IV||3|
|-||Part II Paper - IV||English - IV||3|
|Part-III Core paper VII||Soil & Agricultural Microbiology||4|
|Core Paper VIII||Major practical IV: Soil &Agricultural Microbiology||4|
|-||PART III||Allied – IV-Paper –I Clinical Biochemistry||4|
|-||Allied Practical||Paper IV- Practical IV(Biostatistics)||4|
|III year -V Semester||Core Paper IX||Medical Bacteriology||4|
|-||Core Paper X||Medical Mycology &Parasitology||4|
|-||Core Paper XI||Medical Virology||4|
|-||Core Paper XII||Major practical V: Medical Bacteriology, Mycology ,Parasitology & Virology||4|
|III year -VI Semester||Core Paper XIII||Environmental microbiology||4|
|-||Core Paper XIV||Food & Dairy Microbiology||4|
|-||Core Paper XV||Pratical Environmental, Food & Dairy Microbiology||3|
|-||Elective II||Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology||3|
The department association serves as a platform for various kinds of co-curricular activities. The Department of Microbiology inaugurated the “BIOMICS” Club on 10th January 2014. A one day seminar was organized on the topic “The Common Infectious Diseases in Chennai” by Dr.SivaSangeetha, M.D-Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental Medicine from Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.
The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organized a Seminar on “Herbs used in Traditional Practices”. The Guest Speaker was Dr.A.Saraswathy, Director, Captain Srinivasa Murthy Research Institute for Ayurvedha & Siddha, Chennai.
The session was followed by the lecture delivered by Mrs.Sangeetha, Asst.Prof., Department of Experimental Medicine, Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, on “Prevention of Common infectious Disease
The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised an International conference on emerging trends and challenges in Science and Technology, March 1ST and 2nd, 2013. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Soumya swaminathan, Director, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis and Dr. Rakesh Nigam, prof. Claremont Graduate University, California gave a key note address about conference. Dr. R. Vijayalakshmi, Asst Prof, Department of preventive oncology, Cancer Institute, Adyar, begins the session about cancer and its prevention and followed by Dr. S Gunasekaran Prof & Head, Dept of Physics, Pachaiyappas College was delivered lecture about spectroscopy as an investigation tool in pharmaceutical and medicinal fields and Dr. D. Sakthi Sekaran , Prof & Head, Dept of medical biochemistry was presented a paper on topic entitled role of antioxidants in cancer chemotherapy. Eminent scientist from international and National Institution and research scholars were participated and presented papers. Finally valedictory address was given by Dr. R. Prabakaran , Vice Chancellor, TANUVAS, Chennai.
The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised an Inter collegiate fest on 16th February 2015. The fest was inaugurated by Mrs.S.Sethukarasi, Co-ordinator, StemCell Donor Registry, Chennai. The students had an eye opening session on Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donation. Nearly 90 students had registered for Stem cell Donation. This was followed by many competitions like Rangoli, Quiz, Model Exhibits, Poster Presentations & JAM. Our Secretary Dr.S.P. Rajagopalan presided over the valedictory function and gave away the prizes to the winners.
The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised a Seminar on “HLA and Human organ transplantation”on 30th September 2016. The Guest lecture was delivered by R.Dinakaran Michel, Dean, School of Life Sciences,Vels University, Chennai.
The Departments of Microbiology & Biochemistry together organized SCIENCE DAY-2016.,on February 26th 2016. The fest was inaugurated by Dr. Sriman Narayanan Professor & Head, Department of analytical science , University of madras, Guindy campus, Chennai – 25. The session was followed by the lecture delivered by Dr.Jayadev Raju Toxicology, Health Canada on” - Next generation in Life sciences – Perspective of a Toxicologist” The session was followed by the work shop by Dr.P.Bama, Gloris Biomed Research Centre (Pvt).Ltd. conducted a work shop on “Plant secondary metobolite extraction and invitro antioxidant studies” Our Secretary Dr.S.P. Rajagopalan presided over the valedictory function.
Two-day National Conference on “Recent Trends and Developments in Health & Chemical Sciences” was organised by the PG & Research Department of Biochemistry, Departments of Microbiology, Chemistry and Psychology on 30/01/2018 & 31/01/2018 at the College Auditorium. The conference was inaugurated by Dr.K.Mohana Krishnan, Director, Apple Plus Hospital, Professor in Microbiology, SMKMCH, Senate Member, TN Dr.M.G.R. Medical University and released the proceedings of the conference on day one. 74 titles were published in the proceedings, with papers from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. On Day one, the inauguration was followed by Session I on Biochemistry. Dr.S. Subramaniam, Director, Regenix Super Speciality Labs, Chennai, was the chairperson. He gave a lecture on the topic “Recent Trends in Clinical Laboratory Techniques”. Session II was on Microbiology. Dr.B. Ganesh, Scientist – D, Assistant Director, National Institute of Epidemiology, ICMR, Chennai, was the Chairperson. He delivered a lecture on “The current development and future perspective in Genomics". On day two, the programme started with Session III on Chemistry. Dr. E. Murugan, Professor & Head, Department of Physical Chemistry was the Chairperson. He gave a lecture on “Drug Delivery”. Next was the Session IV on Psychology. Dr. V.D. Swaminathan, Professor of Psychology & Head i/c of Social Work, was the Chairperson, who spoke on “Cognitive Neuro Disorder- Beyond Biochemistry”. Dr. Niranjali Devaraj, Professor & UGC-BSR Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function. Five papers were selected as best papers in each discipline and was awarded Rs.1000 as cash award for each.
One Day “INTERCOLLEGIATE FIESTA – BIOMICS 2K19” was Organized by the Department of PG and Research Department of Biochemistry and Department of Microbiology. Theme of the program was to “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The “INTERCOLLEGIATE FIESTA – BIOMICS 2K19 was inaugurated by our Principal madam Dr.C.N.Eswari, Prof. Mangai, Head PG & Research Department of Biochemistry and Prof. Manjula Devi, Head Department of Microbiology. Chief guest for the valedictory function was Dr.B.R.Latha, Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Madras veterinary College, Chennai.
A One Day Workshop on “Foldscope instruments” was organized by the Department of PG and Research Department of Biochemistry and Department of Microbiology on 12.02.2019. The resource person for the day was Dr.Veena Gayathri, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Stella Maris college.
The Departments of Microbiology & Biochemistry together organised two day National seminar on “Recent Trends on Life sciences” on 4th and 5th October 2019. The Seminar was inaugurated by Dr. Hannah Rachel Vasanthi, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University. The students had an eye opening session on Phytochemicals for Type -2 Diabetes ---A Reverse Pharmocology Approach. The second session was about Role of Nutraceuticals in Metabolic disorders, by Dr. M.Rajadurai, Asst. Prof, Dept of Food Technology, Ramaiah University of Applied sciences, Bangalore. The second Day started with the session on Naturetic peptides and its receptor system by Dr. Elangovan Vellaichamy, Prof and Head, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Madras, followed by session on Barcoding Life: DNA Taxanomy, by Dr.S.Janarthanan, Prof and Head , Dept of Zoology, University of Madras. Dr.S.P. Rajagopalan, our Honourable Secretary presided over the valedictory function.
Event 1 : On 20 & 21 May 2020, the Department of Microbiology organized a INTER-COLLEGIATE E-quiz for the UG students which enlightened the knowledge of the participants.
Event 2 : On 10 June 2020, an INTER-COLLEGIATE E-Poster Competition was conducted on the topic “Impact of Covid on Environment or Safety recommendations for Educational Instituitions after Lock-Down”, where an overwhelming response from both school and College was found.
|S.NO.||Name Of The Staff||Month & Year||Geographic Level||Title||Institution|
|1.||Mrs. B.Manjula Devi||26th& 27th MAY 2020||TWO DAY FDP||“Impact of Emerging Technologies on Life Sciences”||KONGU ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGE - ERODE|
|2.||Mrs. B.ManjulaDevi||27th MAY 2020||NATIONAL WEBINAR||“Relationship Enhancement “||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|3.||Mrs. B.Manjula Devi||4th – 6th JUNE 2020||INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR||“The Trinity of COVID-19: Immunity, Implications and Interventions”||Dr. MGR - JANAKI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|4.||Mrs. B.ManjulaDevi||8th – 14th JUNE 2020||ONE WEEK ONLINE FDP||“ICT Tools for Effective Teaching and Learning”||MURUGAPPA POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE, CHENNAI|
|5.||Mrs. B.Manjula Devi||15th JUNE 2020||ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL WEB CONFERENCE||IMPACT OF AIRBORNE FUNGI BACTERIAL ENDOTOXIN EXPOSURE AND RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS||MUQYYATH SHA SIRGURO WAKF BOARD COLLEGE ,MADURAI|
|6.||Mrs. B.ManjulaDevi||17th JUNE 2020||NATIONAL WEBINAR||"Current Approach to Identification & Taxonomy of Microfungi”.||MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA MUMBAI UNIT|
|7.||Mrs. B.Manjula Devi||22nd – 26th JUNE 2020||NATIONAL LEVEL FDP||“ E – CONTENT MAKING”.||SERVITE ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, KARUR|
|8.||Mrs. B.Manjula Devi||22nd - 24th JULY||3 DAYS ONLINE FDP||“Digital Skills for Effective Teaching”||RUSA 2.o Entrepreneurship & Career HUB, UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS, CHENNAI.|
|9.||Mrs. B.Manjula Devi||29th – 30th JULY||2 DAYS NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE WORKSHOP||“ Hosting Online Academic Events||PEARLSOFT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, TUTICORIN|
|S.NO.||Name Of The Staff||Month & Year||Geographic Level||Title||Institution|
|1.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||4th and 5th OCTOBER 2019||NATIONAL SEMINAR||“Recent Trends on Life sciences”||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI.|
|2.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||5th MAY 2020||NATIONAL WEBINAR||"Bacterial Virulence: Perceptive and Pragmatic approach”||INDIAN ACADEMY DEGREE COLLEGE-AUTONOMOUS, BANGALORE|
|3.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||18th MAY 2020||NATIONAL WEBINAR||“Guidelines For the Management of Health And Hygiene In COVID-19 Pandemic”||SRM ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE|
|4.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||22nd MAY 2020||Workshop||Mendeley Reference Manager||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|5.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||23rd MAY 2020||NATIONAL WEBINAR||Skillset for Effective Classroom Teaching||R.M.K ENGINEERING COLLEGE, CHENNAI|
|6.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||23rd MAY 2020||NATIONAL WEBINAR||“Teaching Learning Process And Blooms Taxonomy”||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|7.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||25th MAY 2020||INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR||“Next Generation Sequencing Methodologies & Applications”||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|8.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||27th MAY 2020||3 DAYS ONLINE FDP||“Digital Skills for Effective Teaching”||RUSA 2.o Entrepreneurship & Career HUB, UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS, CHENNAI.|
|9.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||3rd JUNE 2020||NATIONAL WEBINAR||“Bioprospecting of Medicinal Plants: Challenges and Opportunities”||V.O.Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi|
|10.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||4th – 6th JUNE 2020||INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR||“The Trinity of COVID-19: Immunity, Implications and Interventions”||Dr. MGR – JANAKI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|11.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||5th JUNE 2020||INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR||“Impact of diet in cancer - Insights on evolving concepts”||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|12.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||10th JUNE 2020||NATIONAL WEBINAR||“Challenges and Coping skills of Teachers in bringing Quality Online Learning”||St. Thomas College of Arts and Science, Chennai|
|13.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||12th SEP 2020||FDP||“Enhancing the Resilience of Teachers for Better Performance”||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|14.||Dr. K.SubhaRajam||27th FEB 2021||NATIONAL WEBINAR||“Covid 19 Vaccines in India “||SRM ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE|
|S.NO.||Name Of The Staff||Month & Year||Geographic Level||Title||Institution|
|1.||Dr. J.Johnsy Jayarani||4 & 5 Oct 2019||NATIONAL SEMINAR||Recent Trends in LIFE SCIENCES||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
|2.||Dr. J.Johnsy Jayarani||4 & 5 Oct 2019||NATIONAL SEMINAR||“Relationship Enhancement “||BHAKTAVATSALAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, CHENNAI|
Qualification: B.Sc., DMLT
Designation: Assistant Professor & Head
Area of Interest: Microbiology
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