Overview

The Department of Microbiology has a well established clinical and research laboratory. The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory functions round the clock on all the seven days of the week. The department has facilities for bacterial, fungal and mycobacterial culture and a variety of serology/immunology tests including IFA and blot assay for ANA, Hepatitis B markers, serum IgE in addition to serology for common infectious diseases. The department has a well established museum.

Vision

  • To impart high quality education in the field of Microbiology and quality laboratory services and research.

Mission

  • To train undergraduate and postgraduate students with the aim of producing a highly skilled & professionally competent doctor.
  • To impart quality training for the technical staff with the aim of producing skilled & competent technicians.
  • To become a member of the accredited laboratories by participating in EQAS organized by various professional bodies.
  • To promote quality research among students and faculty.

Program Specific Outcomes

UG – Department of Microbiology

Generic outcome

To provide an understanding of the natural history of infectious disease in order to deal with the etiology, pathologenesis, laboratory diagnosis , treatment and control of the infections in the community.

Program Specific Outcome

1. Understanding the role of microbial agents in health and disease.

2. Understanding of the immunological mechanisms in health and disease.

3. Ability to correlate the natural history, mechanisms and clinical manifestations of infectious diseases as they relate to the properties of microbial agents.

4. Knowledge of the principles and the application of infection control measures.

5. An understanding of the basis of choice of laboratory diagnostic tests and their interpretation.

PG – (M.D) Department of Microbiology

A post graduate student upon successfully qualifying in the MD (Microbiology) examination should be able to

1. Demonstrate competence as a clinical microbiologist .

2. Interact effectively with the allied departments by rendering services in basic as well as advanced laboratory investigations.

3. Demonstrate application of microbiology in a variety of clinical settings to solve diagnostic and therapeutic problems along with preventive measures.

4. Play a pivotal role in hospital infection control, including formulation of antibiotic policy and management of biomedical waste.

Facilities

The Department offers laboratory services of Bacterial, Fungal and Mycobacterial culture along with routine and special serology and immunology. A well equipped research lab is also attached to the department.

Faculty List

Name Designation
Dr. R.Gopal Professor
Dr. Mangaiyarkarasi.T Professor
Dr. Sunil.S. Shivekar Associate Professor
Dr. Udhaya Sankar. R Associate Professor
Dr. Radha. S Assistant Professor
Dr. Roobhini Sri. N S K Assistant Professor
Dr. Pournima. G Senior Resident
Dr. Bavan Krishna. T Senior Resident
Dr. Sabari Rajan Senior Resident
Dr. Navya Sree. Y Senior Resident
Dr. Sanmathi. V Tutor
Dr. Geerthana Tutor

Academics

Undergraduate training

Includes periodic seminars and tutorials based on the syllabus prescribed by the MCI, in addition to didactic lectures and monthly internal assessments.

Post Graduate training

Training of Postgraduates is an important part of departmental activities. The teaching activities include seminars, journal clubs and case reports. Monthly assessment tests are also conducted.

Research

Articles published from the department

  • Vani G, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Gopal R. Fatal Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen’s disease. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2014;57:139-40.
  • Jeyakumari D, Sneha Jaberlin AJ, Gopal R. Study of the base line widal titres among healthy individuals of rural population in Puducherry. Int J Med Res Sci 2015;4(2):322-26.
  • Sageerabanoo S, Malini A, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Hemalatha G. Phenotypic detection of extended spectrum β lactamase and Amp C β lactanase producing clinical isolates in a Tertiary Care Hospital: a preliminary study. Journal of Natural Science, Biology & Medicine July 2015;6(2):383-7.
  • Saleem M, Shivekar S, Gopal R. Clinino laboratory profile of scrub typhus at a rural tertiary care hospital in South India. Int J Cur Res Rev 2015;7(10).
  • Saleem M, Marudavanan R, Gopal R, Sunil S, Mangaiyarkarasi T. A comparative study of rapid urease test and dilute carbol fuchsin staining technique for diagnosis of helicobacter pylori infection. Int J Med Res Sci 2015;10:721.
  • Roshna A, Gopal R, Saleem M. Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis and HIV co-infection- a hospital based study at Puducherry. Indian J Microbiol Res 2015;2(2):120-5.
  • Girija S, Gopal R, Saleem M. ESCHAR- a diagnostic clue to scrub typhus. International Journal of Medical Microbiology & Tropical diseases 2015;1(1).
  • Saleem M, Subha T.V, Balamurugan R, Kaviraj M, Gopal R. Bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of SSI – a retrospective study. Indian Journal of Applied research Oct 2015;5(10).
  • Gopal R, Saleem M, Sunil S, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Krishnapriya J. Control of mosquito – a pilot study. Int journal of applied research 2015;1(13):140-1.
  • Ananthamurugan E, Saleem M, Gopal R, Sunil S, Kaviraj M, Balamurugan R. Prevalence of helicobacter pylori infection in patients with atrophic gastritis and role of dark field microscopy in diagnosis. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences Nov 2015;4(93):1.
  • Balamurugan R, Gopal R, Saleem M, Kaviraj M, Sunil S, Mangaiyarkarasi T. Prevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen among patients attending a rural teaching hospital at Puducherry. Indian Journal Microbiol Res 2016;3(1):74-6.
  • Saleem M, Gopal R, Sunil S, Mangaiyarkarasi T. Scrub typhus and dengue co-infection among patients attending a tertiary care hospital at Puducherry. Indian Journal Microbiol Res 2016;3(2):147-8.
  • Balamurugan R, Saleem M, Gopal R, Kaviraj M, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Sunil S, Kalaiselvan G. Prevalence of HIV seropositivity among the patients attending tertiary care hospital at Puducherry. International Journal research in Medical sciences July 2016;4(7).
Title of the Paper Name of Authors Department Name of the Journal Year of Publication ISSN Number Link of the Article Name of the Indexing Database
1. Study on Antimicrobial Susceptibility pattern of Escherichia coli isolated from clinical specimens in a Teaching Hospital, Pondicherry Mangaiarkkarasi A Meher Ali R and Gopal R Microbiology Pharmacology Research journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological & Chemical sciences 2013 ISSN: 0975-8585 https://www.rjpbcs.com/pdf/2013_4(1)/[148].pdf Scopus, Embase (Elsevier) SCIMAGO, CAS, IC (ICV: 4.62), DOAJ, CABI, Google Scholar, Open J-Gate, Biblioteca, Science Central, Index Scholar AYUSH Research Portal
2. Comparison of Double disc synergy test and Phenotypic confirmatory disc diffusion test for Detection of ESBL production and their antimicrobial resistance pattern T.Mangaiyarkarasi etal Microbiology International Journal of Applied biology and Pharmaceutical technology. 2013 ISSN 0976-4550 http://www.ijabpt.com/pdf/96005-Dhandapany%20Senthil.pdf OAJI, Cite Factor, DOAJ, DRJI, IQOAJ, Advanced Science Index-Germany, PDOAJ. OurGlocal.com, Indian Science, Biology Browser-Thomson Reuters, Dayang Journal System, E-Journals.org, Epernicus, Google Scholar, Info Med, NEXTBIO, Socolar, UlrichsWeb, University of Washington, Connect Journals, UniSa Libray Catalogue, Miami University Libraries, E-Journal Search, Academia.edu, Academic Index.net, GENAMICS Journal Library, DOCS Library, SEO Profiler, Birmingham Public Library, University of Illinois at Chicago, National Ping Tung University of Science & Technology, Keio University, American University of Amenia, CRDEIP, McMaster University, Max Perutz Library, California State University, Stanford University Libraries, KMLE Medical Dictionary, Auburn University, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences, Christ University, Natural remedies, Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE), Medvik, Isearch.im, EDUTUTORS Files, Koha Online Catalog, BitLibrary,
3. Scrub typhus – An emerging disease in South India Girija S, Rajan A, Sathiyanarayanan J, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Saban P, Sunil S, Gopal R Medicine Microbiology Indian Journal of Research and Reports in Medical Sciences 2013 ISSN (O) 2348 – 2303 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0977/0f8a71bb876918b53f57927e08591c4c1c2c.pdf Index Copernicus, NewJour, GetCited, CiteUlike and Google Scholar.
4. Cerebellar Ataxia Complicating Paratyphoid fever – A case reporting S.Girija, K.Suresh, T.Mangaiyarkarasi, Prachi saban, Sunil Shivekar, A.Priyadharshini, R.Gopal Medicine Microbiology Int. J Pharma Bio Sciences. 2013 ISSN 0975-6299 https://www.ijpbs.com/ijpbsadmin/upload/ijpbs_52356226d3156.pdf Index medicus, copurnicus, Current Contents/clinical medicine, Science Citation Index Expanded, Medline, oxford univ, IJCME
5. Biofilm production and antibiotic resistance among uropathogens causing bacteriuria in diabetic individuals. Anbarasu Priyadharshini, Mangaiyarkarasi.T,Balasubramaniam.R, Dhandapany Senthil pragash, Gopal.R Microbiology Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences (SJAMS) 2014  ISSN: 2320-6691 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/6202/befbbd21bcc096b01bc19190bcc16fce2511.pdf Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, CABI International, EyeSource (International Society for Universal Research in Sciences), UCSF Library, Journal Index, Library Directory, E-Journals, Research Bible, GetCited, Science Central (USA), Indian Citation Index, Journal Seek (Genomics), Advanced Science Index
6. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C virus antibodies among general patients attending a tertiary care hospital at Puducherry Vani.G, Gopal R, Mangaiyarkarasi T Microbiology CIBTech Journal of Microbiology 2014 ISSN: 2319-3867 (Online) http://www.cibtech.org/J-Microbiology/PUBLICATIONS/2014/Vol-3-No-2/CJM-001-001-VANI-SEROPREVALENCE-PUDUCHERRY.pdf Index Copernicus, Google Scholar; Index Copernicus, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Open J Gate
7. Molecular detection of blactx-M and Blashv genes in Eccherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia in a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. Muthu.G, Tamil Iniyan.G, Shanmugam.J, Mangaiyarkarasi.T Microbiology Int J Pharm Bio Sci 2014 ISSN 0975-6299 https://ijpbs.net/abstract.php?article=MzEzNQ== Index medicus, Copernicus, Current Contents/clinical medicine, Science Citation Index Expanded, PMedline, oxford univ, IJCME
8. Fatal Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen’s disease. Vani gopal, T.Mangaiyarkarasi, R.Gopal Microbiology Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2014 ISSN-0377-4929 http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0377-4929.130927 DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science
9. Study of the base line widal titres among healthy individuals of rural population in Puducherry. D.Jeyakumari, Jaberlin Sneha AJ, Dr.Gopal .R Microbiology International Journal of Medical Research & Health sciences 2015 ISSN: 2319-5886 http://dx.doi.org/10.5958/2319-5886.2015.00060.0 Google Scholar, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) Clarivate Analytics, Academic Journals Database, Index Copernicus, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), SHERPA/RoMEO, Arastirmax – Scientific Publication Index, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), California State University, Monterey Bay library, Florida Institute of Technology John H. Evans Library, Mercyhurst University Hammermill Library, ScopeMed, University of Hong Kong Libraries, WorldCat, ScholarSteer
10. Phenotypic detection of extended spectrum β-lactamase and Amp-C β-lactamase producing clinical isolates in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A preliminary study. Sageerabanoo S, Malini A, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Hemalatha G. Microbiology Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine 2015 ISSN: Print -0976-9668, Online – 2229-7707 http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0976-9668.160014 Caspur, Chemical Abstracts, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, Genamics JournalSeek, Google Scholar, Health & Wellness Research Center, Health Reference Center Academic, Hinari, Index Copernicus, MANTIS, National Science Library, OpenJGate, PrimoCentral, ProQuest, PubMed, Pubmed Central, SCOLOAR, SCOPUS, SIIC databases, Summon by Serial Solutions and Ulrich’s International Periodical Directory
11. Clinico Laboratory Profile Of Scrub Typhus At A Rural Tertiary Care Hospital In South India Saleem M., Shivekar S., Gopal R. Microbiology International Journal of Current Research and Review (IJCRR) 2015 ISSN: Print-2231-2196 ISSN: Online- 0975-5241 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/9af4/f91770738d22b2f2afb3ca10b8e55933cad0.pdf Crossref, CAS Abstracts, Publons, CiteFactor, Open J-Gate, ROAD, Indian Citation Index (ICI), Indian Journals Index (IJINDEX), Internet Archive, IP Indexing, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, Science Central, Revistas Medicas Portuguesas, EBSCO, BOAI, SOROS, NEWJOUR, ResearchGATE, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, DocStoc, PdfCast, getCITED, SkyDrive, Citebase, e-Print, WorldCat (World’s largest network of library content and services), Electronic Journals Library by University Library of Regensburg, SciPeople
12. Prevalence Of Pulmonary Tuberculosis And HIV Co- Infection – A Hospital Based Study At Puducherry Roshna A, Gopal R, Saleem M,* Microbiology Indian Journal of Microbiology Research 2015 Print ISSN:-2394-546X Online ISSN:-2394-5478 http://oaji.net/articles/2015/1754-1438080872.pdf Google Scholar, Academia.Edu, Citefactor, Crossref, Infobase, Open Academic Journals Index, Research Bible, SJIF
13. A comparative study of Rapid Urease Test and Dilute Carbol Fuchsin staining technique for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection’ Saleem.M, Marudavanan.R, Gopal.R, Sunil.S, Mangaiyarkarasi.T Microbiology International Journal of research in Medical sciences 2015 ISSN : 2320-6071 ONLINE ISSN : 2320-6012 http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20151408 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) , Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region (WHO) , Index Copernicus , ScopeMed, CrossRef, Index Scholar, Google Scholar, Ulrichsweb, Journal Index , J-Gate, Directory of Science , eJManager, JournalTOCs, ResearchBib
14. ‘ESCHAR” – A DIAGNOSTIC CLUE TO SCRUB TYPHUS S.Girija, Gopal R., Saleem M., Medicine Microbiology International Journal of Medical Microbiology & Tropical diseases 2015 Print ISSN:-2581-4753 Online ISSN:-2581-4761 https://www.innovativepublication.com/journal-article-file/1235 Google Scholar, Academia.Edu, Citefactor, Crossref, Infobase, Open Academic Journals Index, Research Bible, SJIF
15. Bacterial profile & Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of SSI – A retrospective study Saleem M. T.V.Subha, R.Balamurugan, Kaviraj.M, Gopal R. Microbiology Indian Journal of Applied research 2015 ISSN NO 2249 – 555X https://www.worldwidejournals.com/indian-journal-of-applied-research-(IJAR)/fileview/October_2015_1492513381__63.pdf Index Copernicus , Google Scholar, IISS, DRJI, ISI, EZ3, Cross Ref, DJOF, Cite Factor, Genamics, Open J-Gate, I2OR
16. Control of mosquito – A pilot study Gopal.R, Saleem.M, Sunilshivekar, Mangaiyarkarasi.T. J.Krishnapriya Microbiology Int. journal of applied research 2015 ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869 http://www.allresearchjournal.com/archives/2015/vol1issue13/PartC/1-12-124.pdf Index Copernicus , Google Scholar, Semantic scholar
17. Prevalence of helicobacter pylori infection in patients with atrophic gastritis and Role of dark field microscopy in diagnosis E. Ananthamurugan, M. Saleem, R. Gopal, S. Sunil Shivekar,  M. Kaviraj, R. Balamurugan Microbiology Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015 Online ISSN-2278-4802 Print ISSN- 2278-474 http://dx.doi.org/10.14260/jemds/2015/2304 Web of Science- Emerging Sources Citation Index- Thomson Reuters, CNKI- China National Knowledge Infrastructure Databases, EBSCO Databases, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017- 95.82), CAB Abstracts and Global Health Databases, Global Index Medicus, Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region, Academic OneFile, WHO- HINARI, Chemical Abstracts Service Databases (A division of American Chemical Society), Google scholar, BIREME Virtual Health Library, J-Gate, Indian Science Abstracts, Journal Seek Database, CIRS (International Center for Scientific Research) Databases
18. Prevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen among Patients Attending a Rural Teaching Hospital at Puducherry. Balamurugan.R, Gopal.R, Saleem.M, Kaviraj.M, Sunil shivekar, Mangaiyarkarasi.T CRL Microbiology Indian Journal of Microbiology Research 2016 Print ISSN:-2394-546X Online ISSN:-2394-5478 http://oaji.net/articles/2016/1754-1459927445.pdf Google Scholar, Academia.Edu, Citefactor, Crossref, Infobase, Open Academic Journals Index, Research Bible, SJIF
19. Scrub typhus & Dengue Co-infection among patients attending a tertiary care hospital at Puducherry. Saleem M., Gopal R, Sunil S shivekar, Mangaiyarkarasi T. Microbiology Indian Journal of Microbiology Research 2016 Print ISSN:-2394-546X Online ISSN:-2394-5478 http://oaji.net/articles/2016/1754-1467441433.pdf Google Scholar, Academia.Edu, Citefactor, Crossref, Infobase, Open Academic Journals Index, Research Bible, SJIF
20. Prevalence Of HIV Seropositivity Among The Patients Attending Tertiary Care Hospital At Puducherry Balamurugan R, Saleem M, Gopal R, Kaviraj M, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Sunil S. Shivekar, Kalaiselvan G. CRL, Microbiology International Journal of research in Medical sciences 2016 Print ISSN: 2320-6071 Online ISSN: 2320-6012 http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20161939 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) , Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region (WHO) , Index Copernicus , ScopeMed, CrossRef, Index Scholar, Google Scholar, Ulrichsweb, Journal Index , J-Gate, Directory of Science , eJManager, JournalTOCs, ResearchBib
21. Seroprevalence of Dengue in rural tertiary care hospital at puducherry- a retrospective study Balamurugan R. Sunil S. Shivekar, Gopal R., Kaviraj M, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Saleem M. CRL, Microbiology International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 2016 ISSN: 2319-7706 http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.506.016 Index Copernicus, NAAS, CrossRef, Google scholar, Scirrus, etc.
22. Clinico-etiological study of vaginal discharge in adult women – A hospital based study. Gopal V, Gopal R, Rupavani, Mangaiyarkarasi T. Microbiology Indian J Microbiol Res. 2018 Print ISSN:-2394-546X Online ISSN:-2394-5478 http://dx.doi.org/10.18231/2394-5478.2018.0108 Google Scholar, Academia.Edu, Citefactor, Crossref, Infobase, Open Academic Journals Index, Research Bible, SJIF
23. A rare presentation of Salmonella Paratyphi B associated enteric fever and liver abscess: A case report and brief review · Avinash Rajan, Udhayasankar R, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Sunil Shivekar, Gopal R Microbiology Indian J Case Reports 2019 Print ISSN:-2454-129X Online ISSN:-2454-1303 https://atharvapub.net/IJCR/article/view/1605/1235 Index Copernicus (ICV – 72.32 2016) , Google Scholar, Journal Guide , BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine , Research Bible , Index Medicus for WHO South-East Asia (IMSEAR), Directory of Green Earth Research indexing, E-International Journals of Academic & Scientific Research(EIJASR)
24. Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Rhytidhysteron rufulum -A Case Report and Review of Literature Mangaiyarkarasi Thiyagarajan, Muthu Gopal, Gopal Rangasamy, Udhayasankar Ranganathan. Microbiology JCDR 2019 ISSN: 0973-709X http://dx.doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2019/42460.13141 Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science, thomsonreuters), Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 131.08, Academic Search Complete Database, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme, Indian Science Abstracts (ISA), Journal seek Database,Google, Popline (reproductive health literature),www.omnimedicalsearch.com
25. Analysis of epidemiological and demographic component of dengue in rural Puducherry – A hospital based study T Mangaiyarkarasi,R Gopal,Sunil S Shivekar,M Kaviraj,R Balamurugan Microbiology Indian J Microbiol Res 2019 Print ISSN: 2394-546X Online ISSN:2394-5478 http://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijmr.2019.049 index copernicus, j-gate, google scholar, crossref, academia.edu
26.  Trends of voluntary reporting of needlestick injuries and hepatitis B vaccination status among health-care workers of a tertiary health care center in Puducherry. Mangaiyarkarasi T, Udhayasankar R, Sunil Shivekar, Gopal R Microbiology J Lab Physicians 2019 ISSN:0974-2727 http://doi.org/10.4103/JLP.JLP_93_19 PubMed Central, IndMed, DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Indian Science Abstracts, Web of Science
27. Low incidence and the prevalence of brucellosis among patients with pyrexia of unknown origin based on real-time polymerase chain reaction, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and standard agglutination test results in Puducherry, South India. Ranganathan U, Bhaskar MM, Narasimha HB Microbiology J Acad Clin Microbiol 2019 ISSN Print: 0972-1282, Online: 2348-5086 http://doi.org/10.4103/jacm.jacm_15_19 Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts
28. Epidemiology of urinary candidiasis and antifungalsusceptibility pattern of various Candida species at a rural tertiaryhealth care centre of Puducherry, South India- An observational study. Rafi N, Ranganathan US, Rangasamy G, ThiyagarajanM, Shivekar S. Microbiology IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop 2021 Dis 2021;7(2):103-107.
29. Antinuclear antibody patterns by indirect immunofluorescence test: An experience from a rural tertiary health centre of Puducherry, South India. Ranganathan U, Rangasamy G, Thiyagarajan M, Shivekar S. Microbiology Indian J Microbiol 2021 Res 2021;8(3):260-262.
30. Pyogenic liver abscess due to multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae . Subramanian N, Ranganathan U, Rangasamy G, Thiyagarajan M Shivekar SS. Microbiology J Acad Clin Microbiol 2021 2021;23(2):85-7.
31. Pyogenic liver abscess due to Escherichia coli in a case of chronic alcoholism. Sugumaran R, Ranganathan US, Thiyagarajan M, Shivekar SS, Rangasamy G Microbiology Glob J Health Sci 2023 Res 2023;1:45-7.
32. Strongyloidiasis in a newly diagnosed patient living with HIV – A case report Shivekar SS, Sri NS, Sugumaran R, Ranganathan US, Thiyagarajan M, Rangasamy G. Microbiology Glob J Health Sci 2023 Res 2023;1:51-3.

Events

World TB Day Celebration

Event: World TB Day Celebration
– Date: 25.03.2024
– Time: 8.30 AM to 9.30 AM
– Venue: Lecture hall – 2
– Department :MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

The Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry organized a guest lecture on “Laboratory diagnosis of Tuberculosis– An Update” on 25.3.2024. Dr Smita Shivekar, (Microbiologist), IRL, Puducherry, delivered the guest lecture. Dr.Roobini, welcomed the guest speaker. Prof. Dr. R. Gopal, HOD microbiology, SMVMCH felicitated the guest speaker. A total of 143 MBBS students attended the guest lecture.

The guest speaker, spoke about the various aspects of laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis, she also elaborated about the recently introduced methods in laboratory diagnosis of TB. After guest lecture, guest speaker has interacted with students and clarified their doubts. A short quiz was also conducted also conducted by the guest speaker.

The program ended with vote of thanks delivered by Dr.Roobini, Assistant Professor, SMVMCH.

Infections of the female reproductive tract

Date: 09.03.2024
Time: 2.00 to 3.00 PM
Venue: Lecture hall – 2
Department : Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry organized a guest lecture on Infections of the female reproductive tract on 09.03.2024. Dr. Vani Gopal Microbiologist, Rajiv Gandhi Maternity & child Hospital, Puducherry. Delivered the guest lecture. Dr. Udhaya Sankar, Associate Professor welcomed the guest speaker. Prof. Dr. T. Mangaiyarkarasi, SMVMCH felicitated the guest speaker. A total of 98 MBBS students attended the guest lecture.
Dr. Vani introduced to the audience the various infections of the female genital tract she explained in detail about the papilloma virus infections and emphasized the importance of vaccination against the Human papilloma virus in preventing cervical carcinoma. She also explained the clinical features & lab diagnosis of common infections presenting with discharge per vaginum. The students actively participated in the interactive session at the end of the lecture. The program ended with vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Radha. S, Assistant Professor, SMVMCH.

The following CME/ workshops were conducted by the department of Microbiology where senior professors/ consultants in the specialty shared their knowledge and experience. There were sessions where post graduate students exhibited their research work in the form of oral/ poster presentations.

S. No. Date Nature of program Programme
1 08.02.2014 Workshop WHONET
2 23.01.2015 CME Microbial infections – an update
3 10.07.2015- 11.07.2015 Workshop & conference Molecular techniques in Microbiology
4 24.06.2016 Conference Emerging Microbial Infections – an update
5 27.08.2016 Conference Organ transplantations
6 11.08.2018 CME & Workshop ANA Diagnostics- IIFA
7 27.07.2017- 29.07.2017 Day celebration World hepatitis day
  1. Workshop on “WHONET” , a software exclusively for Microbiology laboratory conducted on 8th February, 2014.

PG Alumini

Completed Post Graduate -M.D (Microbiology)

Batch Name Email Id Current Status
2011-2014 Dr.Priyadharshini.A M.D (Microbiology ) [email protected] Private practitioner
2012-2015 Dr. Vani. G M.D (Microbiology ) [email protected]  Senior Medical officer, Rajiv Gandhi Government Women And Children’s Hospital Puducherry
2013-16 Dr.Krishnapriya. J M.D (Microbiology )   [email protected] Private practitioner
2014-2017 Dr.Roshna. P.A M.D (Microbiology) [email protected] Senior lecturer, PSM College Of Dental Science & Research, KERALA
2017-2020 Dr.Nagma rafi M.D (Microbiology) [email protected] Tutor, ANIMS, Andaman& Nicobar Island
2018-2021 Dr. Avinash Rajan M.D (Microbiology) [email protected] Assistant Professor Bhaarath Medical College and Hospital, Chennai