ABOUT THE COURSE:

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.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION:

H.S.C passed with Botany/Zoology/Biology/Microbiology is eligible for admission.

DURATION OF THE COURSE:

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.

ACADEMIC PROGRESSION:

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.

CAREER PROGRESSION:

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.

UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION

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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.

ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

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.

BIOMICS 2013 -2014

The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised 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 Diseases”.

International Conference March 2013

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.

BIOMICS 2014-2015

 

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.

BIOMICS 2015-2016

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.

                                   

SCIENCE DAY-2016.

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

BIOMICS 2017 - 2018

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.

BIOMICS 2018 -2019

                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.

Workshop – Foldscope instruments

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.

BIOMICS  2019 – 2020

A Two-Day National seminar on “Recent trends in Life sciences” was organized by the Department of PG and Research Department of Biochemistry and Department of Microbiology on 04.10.2019 and 05.10.2019.

Day I: CHIEF GUEST & RESOURCE PERSON

  1. Dr. A. HANNAH RACHEL VASANTHI,

Professor, Department of Biotechnology,

School of life sciences, Pondicherry University.     

  1. Dr. M. RAJADURAI,

Assistant Professor, Department of Food Technology,

Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore.

DAY II:  RESOURCE PERSON

  1. Dr.ELANGOVAN VELLAICHAMY

Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry

University of Madras.

  1. Dr.S. JANARTHANAN

Professor & Head, Department of Zoology

University of Madras.                   

REVISIED SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

B.Sc MICROBIOLOGY

2013-2014 BATCH-BASED ON CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM

FIRST SEMESTER

Semester

Course

components

 

 

Name of the subject

Inst. Hrs.

Credits

Exam Hours

Max. Marks

CIA

External

Total

I

Part- 1

Language paper -1

6

3

3

25

75

100

I

Part-11

English paper-1

6

3

3

25

75

100

I

Part -111

Core paper-1

General microbiology and Microbial physiology

3

4

6

40

75

100

I

Core paper II

Major practical I: (General microbiology and microbial physiology)

3

4

6

40

60

100

I

Allied I

Paper I-Biochemistry I

6

4

3

25

75

100

I

Practical

Paper II – Practical I (Biochemistry)

3

4

3

40

60

100

I

Soft skill-I

2

2

3

100

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Semester

Course

components

Name of the subject

Inst. Hrs.

Credits

Exam Hours

Max. Marks

CIA

External

Total

II

Part- I

Language paper –II

6

3

3

25

75

100

II

Part- II

English paper-II

6

3

3

25

75

100

II

Part-III Core Paper III

Immunology & Microbial Genetics

6

4

3

25

75

100

II

Core Paper IV

Major Practical II: (Immunology & Microbial Genetics

3

4

6

25

75

100

II

Allied- I

Paper- III Biochemistry II

6

4

3

25

75

100

II

Practical

Paper –IV Practical II Biochemistry II

3

4

3

40

60

100

II

Soft skill-I

2

2

3

100

THIRD SEMESTER

Semester

Course

components

 

 

Name of the subject

Inst. Hrs.

Credits

Exam Hours

Max. Marks

CIA

External

Total

II

Part-1

Language paper –III

6

3

3

25

75

100

II

Part-11

English paper-III

6

3

3

25

75

100

III

Part-III Core paper V

Molecular biology

6

4

3

25

75

100

III

Core Paper VI

Major practical III: Molecular biology

3

4

6

40

60

100

III

Allied- II

Paper -1 Bioinstrumentation

6

4

3

25

75

100

III

Practical

Paper –II

Practical –III

(Bioinstrumentation)

3

4

3

40

60

100

III

Soft skill-I

2

2

3

100

 

FOURTH  SEMESTER

Semester

Course

components

 

 

Name of the subject

Inst. Hrs.

Credits

Exam Hours

Max. Marks

CIA

External

Total

II

Part-1

Language paper-IV

6

3

3

25

75

100

II

Part-11

English paper-IV

6

3

3

25

75

100

1V

Part-III Core paper VII

Soil &Agricultural Microbiology

6

4

3

25

75

100

IV

Core Paper VIII

Major practical IV: Soil &Agricultural Microbiology

3

4

6

40

60

100

IV

Allied- II

Paper III-Biostatistics

6

4

3

25

75

100

IV

Allied Practical

Paper IV- Practical IV(Biostatistics

3

4

3

40

60

100

IV

Soft skill-I

2

2

3

100

 

 

 

 

FIFTH SEMESTER

Semester

Course

components

 

 

Name of the subject

Inst. Hrs.

Credits

Exam Hours

Max. Marks

CIA

External

Total

V

Core Paper IX

Medical Bacteriology

6

4

3

25

75

100

V

Core Paper X

Medical Mycology &Parasitology

6

4

3

25

75

100

V

Core Paper XI

Medical Virology

6

4

3

25

75

100

V

Core Paper XII

Major practical V: Medical Bacteriology, Mycology ,Parasitology & Virology

6

4

6

40

60

100

V

Elective-I

Genetic Engineering

6

3

3

25

75

100

 

SIXTH SEMESTER

Semester

Course

components

 

 

Name of the subject

Inst. Hrs.

Credits

Exam Hours

Max. Marks

CIA

External

Total

VI

Core Paper XIII

Environmental microbiology

6

4

3

25

75

100

VI

Core Paper XIV

Food & Dairy Microbiology

6

4

3

25

75

100

VI

Core Paper XV

Major practical VI:

Environmental, Food & Dairy Microbiology

6

4

6

40

60

100

VI

Elective II

Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology

6

3

3

25

75

100

VI

Elective III

Biotechnology

6

3

25

75

100

25

Name Qualification Designation Area of interest
Ms.B.Manjula Devi M.Sc., M.Phil., SET., PGDHLT Assistant Professor & Head Medical Bacteriology
Ms.R.Indira M.Sc., M.Phil., NET Assistant Professor Molecular Biology,Immunology and Microbial genetics
Dr. K. Subha Rajam M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor Food Microbiology, Medical Microbiology and Nanotechnology
Dr. Johnsy Jayarani M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor Food Microbiology and Medical Microbiology

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Academic Year:2012 - 2013

Sl.No
Name of the Staff
Date of presentation
Geographic Level(National/International
Title
Institution
ISBN
1 Dr.J.Myla April to June 2015 International Journal on Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Isolation and Identification of microflora from indian currency notes and evaluation of virulence of pathogens using PCR Bhaktavatsalam memorial college for women,Korattur,Chennai. P-ISSN 0973-9157

E-ISSN 2393-9249

ACADEMIC PROFICIENCY

Academic Proficiency or Overall Topper prize is awarded to the student who has secured the highest percentage in the University Examinations in the department during her period of study.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

S.NO      NAME OF THE CANDIDATE         BATCH
1. Ms. JULIE SUNDARARAJ 2012-  2015
2. Ms. GAYATHRI.J 2013 - 2016
3. Ms. SEGA SHIVANI KANTH.D 2014 - 2017
4. Ms. DIVYA .K 2015 - 2018

 

UNIVERSITY RANK HOLDERS

S.NO      NAME OF THE CANDIDATE         BATCH UNIVERSITY RANK
1. Ms. JULIE SUNDARARAJ 2012-  2015 03
2. Ms. DIVYA .K 2015 - 2018 08

 

WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Sl.No Name of the Staff Month & Year Geographic Level(National/International Title Institution
1. Dr.J.Myla March,2010. National seminar Industry academia synergy to enhance food security through processing and value addition. Indian Institute of crop processing technology,Government of India,Thanjavur.
2. Dr.J.Myla January,2011. UGC sponsored workshop Molecular biological tools and techniques. Research and developement cell, AVC College (Autonomous), Mannampandal,Mayiladuthurai.
3. Dr.J.Myla March,2011. Statelevel hands-on training cum workshop Essentials of molecular biology E.G.S. Pillay arts and science college,Nagapattinam.
4 Dr.J.Myla March,2011 National seminar on national seminar Recent in bioinformatics Department of Bioinformatics,

A.V.C. College (Autonomous).Mannampandal,Mayiladuthurai.

5 Dr.J.Myla March,2011 National level south zonal conference of medical microbiologist filariasis. Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists & Sri Manakula vinayagar Medical College  and hospital,Puducherry.
6 Dr.J.Myla FEBRAURY 10,2017
International Conference on Strategic Shift in business Excellence for Sustainable development in indo-global business and technology
Prevalence of intestinal parasites in anemia-a serious health issue in childrens and its management
Sri Ganesh School of Business Management.
7 Ms.R.INDIRA Sep 27,

2011

WORKSHOP MICROSCOPY AND PHOTOMICROSCOPY D.G VAISHNAV COLLEGE
8 Mrs.B.Manjula Devi Feb 15 -16, 2013 National Workshop Research Methodology and Statistical Tools Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai
9 Mrs.R.Indira Feb 15 -16, 2013 National Workshop Research Methodology and Statistical Tools Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai
10 Mrs.B.Manjula Devi MARCH 1,2

2013

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai
11 Mrs.R.Indira MARCH 1,2

2013

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai
12 Ms. B. Manjula Devi  November, 2013  Faculty Development Program Higher education for college or university teachers with focus on Teaching, Research and Administration  UGC-Academic Staff College, University Of Madras
13 Mrs.R.Indira October 14 2015 workshop HERBS FOR HEALTHY LIFE NATIONAL AGRO FOUNDATION
14 Mrs.B.Manjula devi 2010 One day training on    “Fruits & Vegetables preservation ” 2010 .

      “Medicinal plants production & Marketing” 2010

Urban Horticulture  Development  Centre 

        Chennai.

15 Mrs.B.Manjula devi January 2017 National level seminar  “BIOPHARMA 2K16” on Natural products – Drug Discovery & Development current  status & Future Prospects Valliammal college for women
16 Mrs.B.Manjula devi February2017 State level Workshop  “Application of Molecular Docking in Drug discovery  SRM University
17 Mrs.B.Manjula devi February 2017 State Level Workshop  Animal Cell Culture  Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College
Name Qualification Designation Area of interest
Ms.Sandhya Devi B.Sc., DMLT Assistant Professor & Head Microbiology