Department Of Applied Microbiology

M.Sc - Applied Microbiology

About the Department

The PG Department Of Applied Microbiology was instituted in the year 2004. The Department is armed with well qualified, dedicated & professionally experienced faculty members and fosters research & development activities in major thrust areas like Clinical laboratory practices, Molecular diagnosis & immunological assays, soil microbiology & plant growth promotion

The strength of the department lies in the pote ntial of the students& its bloomed laboratory. The department has well furnished air conditioned lab with computer system, ELISA reader,P CR, UV spectophotometer, soxhlet,P hase contrast Microscope etc.

Our lab full fledged facility aims to provide R&D activities & encourage”Industry-Institution” interaction. We have collaboration with cavin Kare & Dr.JRK pharma.

The department provides coaching for all students for exams conducted by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) & National Eligibility Test (NET).

The department adds to its pride ,the well maintained animal house in accordance with the norms of CPCSEA,Animal welfare division, Govt.of India.

The Department has been successfully conducting Certificate courses like Medical transcription, Mushroom Cultivation& Vermicomposting to empower its students on Entrepreneual skills.

The Department is headed by a young, dynamic and energetic Dr.P.Sumithitra who has recently completed her research in the field of Microbiology. She is an all rounder always encouraging her colleagues and students to improve in all fields including academics, sports and culturals.

As a other feather to its crown, the department has inaugurated the Journal club”EUPRO” and has released its first news letter “Sukshma Jiva Vidya”.

Faculty and Staff

S.No Name Qualification
01 Dr. P. Sumithira
M.Sc., M.Phil., SLET.,Ph.D
02 Mrs. Ramya Anandan
M.Sc., M.Phil.
03 Mrs. D. Lakshmipriya
M.Sc., M.Phil.,SET.
04 Ms. J. Neena Priya
M.Sc., M.Phil.
05 Mrs V. Nithya Kalyani
M.Sc., M.Phil.
06 Mrs.G.Vijayanandhini
M.Sc., M.Phil.
07 Ms. C. Banu Rekha
M.Sc., M.Phil.
08 Mrs L. Aswini
M.Sc., M.Phil., SET.
09 Mrs. Richa Vohra

University Rank Holders

S.No Photo Name & Rank
A. M. Sophie 2009-2011
University 8th Rank in
Applied Microbiology
Has got DBT sponsored
Ph.D ( 5 lakhs )

Placements Details

Department Facilities



  •  Phase contrast microscope
  •  Dark field microscope
  •  laminar air flow
  •  Elisa reader
  •  UV spectrophotometer
  •  Soxhlet apparatus
  •  BOD incubator
  •  Shaker
  •  Calorimeter
  •  Water bath
  •  Incubator
  •  Hot air oven
  •  Autoclave
  •  Microfuge
  •  Centrifuge
  •  Deep freezer

Department Workshop


  • National level Workshop “ Techniques in animal handling “ 2009
  • Workshop on virology 2008
  • Workshop on vermicomposting 2011

National level Workshop

The department of microbiology organised a two day workshop on “Techniques in Animal Handling” on September 2009 inaugurated by Dr.P.Krishnamoorthy, CPCSEA Nominee

A two day Workshop on “Virology” conducted by Dr.P.Rajendran Prof.&Head ,Dept. of Microbiology IBMS, Taramani on 5th & 6th September 2008

Workshop on “Vermicompost” conducted by Prof. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail on 13th September 2011

Department Seminars & Conferences

Seminars and Conferences

Year Topic Level
February 2012 Echoes on Ecosystem
October 2010 Microbes – Elixir of life
September 2008 Bioscience – New vistas
September 2007 Inter Disciplinary Approach Towards Non-Invasive Research

The department of microbiology organised seminar to update the students with ongoing research in the field of life science.

International Seminar on “Microbes-Elixir of Life” Oct 2010 was inaugurated by Dr.V.K.Subburaj,Principal Secretary to Govt Health & family welfare department TN Secretariat

Seminars Conducted

A one day State level Seminar on “Echoes on Ecosystem” on 8th Feburary 2012 by Dr.Usha Antony , Professor, CBT, Anna university, Chennai.

National seminar on “Bioscience-New Vistas “-8th to 10th September2008-inaugurated by Dr. D. Karunagaran Professor, Dept of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

Department Association and Club Activities

Microcosm ’ association of our Department conducts various intercollegiate competition such as Quiz, poster, Paper Presentations, Just a minute Shipwreck , face painting etc.
Microcosm 2006 inaugrated by Dr. P. Rajendran, Prof & Head PGIBMS, Taramani, chennai.
Microcosm 2008 inaugrated by Dr. Sudha Nair Scientist, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Taramani , chennai.
Microcosm 2012 inaugrated by Dr. Nataraja seenevasan, Prof & Head, Dept of microbiology, Bharadhidasan University, Trichy.

Interschool Fest

Shinkou 2009 an interschool fest was conducted to make the students understand biosciences better Inaugurated by Hon’ble Speaker Thiru R. AVUDAIAPPAN BA.BL Competitions like JAM, QUIZ,MODEL EXHIBITS, BIOCARTOONING, CROSSWORD and DEBATE were organized.

Department Guest Lectures

No Year Topic Resource person
01 30th Aug 2007 Non-invasive research in traditional medicine –an inter disciplinary approach

Dr. S. P. Thyagarajan, Research Director, and Sri Rama Chandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai.
02 31st Aug 2007 Use of cell lines in research Dr. A. Thangavelu
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary College, , Chennai.
03 1st Sep 2007 Non-invasive approach in drug discovery: Insilco drug design. Dr. Y. Kamalakar Rao, Assistant Director, New Drug Discovery, Orchid Research Laboratories Ltd., Chennai.
04 2nd Sep 2007 Scientific research & its impact on environment Dr. Narasimhan,
Reader, Dept of Botany, Madras Christian college, Chennai.
05 8th Sep 2008

Tricks of survival – lessons from cancer cells

Reverse genetics
Dr. D. Karunagaran
Professor, Dept of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

Dr. K. Mani,
Professor, Dept of Plant Biology & Biotechnology, PSG college of Arts & Science, Coimbatore.
06 10th Sep 2008 Engineering in science

Dr. P. Rani,
Professor, Dept of Biotechnology,.
PSG college of Technology, Coimbatore.

Dr. Ranjit Singh,
Head, Dept of Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, , Tirunelveli.
07 28th Oct 2010 Key note address
Microbes- Elixir of life

Advanced Techniques and updates in Clinical Microbiology

Dr. Thangamn Menon,
Professor & Head, Dept of Microbiology, PG Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, , Taramani, Chennai

Mr. M. Sekhar,
Lead Technical Officer,Primex Scans and Labs, Chennai

08 29th Oct 2010 Role of Microbiologist in Pharmaceutical Industry. Spirulina – Production Technology Scope of Microbiologists in Food Industries.

Application of Next Generation Sequencing Technology in Microbial Genomics.
Dr. S. Renganathan,
Research Director,
Cline Rise Dermo Pvt .Ltd., Chennai.

Mr. Manivannan, Head, Dept of Microbiology, ,
Dr. Pasupathy, Founder & Motivator, Parikshan Organization, Chennai.

Dr. K. Vijay Chandra,
IXORA Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.,
09 28thOct 2010

Biostatistics in Science Dr. Radhakrishnan,
Associate Professor,
Dept of Statistics,
PSG College, Coimbatore.
10 29th Oct 2010 Bioprospecting of Actinomycetes.

Emerging and Re-emerging Infections.
Dr. R. Balagurunathan, Reader Dept of Microbiology, Periyar UniversitySalem.

Dr. Ranjith Mahanderkar,
Associate Professor in Microbiology, . AIMST University, Malaysia.
11 5th Sep 2008 Environment changes and emergence of viral diseases. (El-Nino) Dr. P. Rajendran,
Professor& Head,
Department of Microbiology, PG Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, , Taramani, Chennai
12 6th Sep 2008 Ebola virus

Cultivation of viruses.( Egg inoculation & Tissue Culture)
13 15th Sep 2009 Animal Ethics, OECD Guidelines & Animal Experiments on Regulatory Perspective.

Dr. P. Krishnamoorthy,
Scientist, Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring & Surveillance, ICAR, Hebbal, .
14 16th Sep 2009 Different Methods in Animal Handling & Protocols.

Snakes – Their Importance

Setup of Animal House,Experimentation on Animals, Behavioral Studies & Virulence Testing on Animals.
Dr. S. Renganathan,
Principal Scientist,
Cavin Kare Research Centre, Chennai

Dr. P. Kannan,
Deputy Director, , Guindy, Chennai.

Dr. Lakshmi Madhavi, Executive Scientist, Cavin Kare Research Centre, Chennai.
15 3rd Aug 2006 PCR Applications in Research Dr. Padmakrishnan,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Microbiology, PG Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, , Taramani, Chennai
16 19th Aug 2008 Food Microbiology

Dr. Sudha Nair
Scientist, M.S. SwaminathanResearch Foundation
17 16th Aug 2008 Microbes and Molecular techniques

Biotechnology and Environment – Promises & Perils
Dr. V. Mangayar Karasi, Asst Professor, ,SRM Medical College Hospital, SRM University..

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail Ph.D., D.Sc.,
Head, Dept of Biotechnology, New College, Chennai.
18 17th August 2009 Swine flu – To create awareness among school Students Dr. P. Rajendran, Professor& Head,
Department of Microbiology, PG Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, , Taramani, Chennai
19 February 2008 Human Physiology Circulatory system Dr. Geetha,
Kilpauk medical college,
20 September 2008 Soxhlet apparatus Dr. Kalaivani,
Head, Dept of Industrial Chemistry,
Vels university,
21 February 2010 Cell culture Nithya Siva,
Senior Research Fellow,Tamilnadu Veterinary Research Institute, Vepary.

Department Projects

The department of microbiology students get collaborated with other research institutes for their M.Sc ., project work

  •  PGIBMS,
  •  CAS in Botany,
  •  King Inst
  •  CLRI
  •  Adyar Cancer Inst.
  •  Lifetek ,
  •  HECS
  •  Marina labs
  •  The department of microbiology get collaborated with two industires for their research.
  •  Cavin kare (2007 – 2010)
  •  Dr. JRK Pharmaceuticals pvt ltd (2010 -2013)

Department Magazine

Release of Department Magazine

The dept of microbiology released News letter, magazine & CD

Department Photo Gallery