Microbiology is both a branch of medicine and microbiology which deals with the study of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites which are of medical importance and are capable of causing diseases in human beings. It includes the study of microbial pathogenesis and epidemiology and is related to the study of disease pathology and immunology.


     Mission / Vision regarding training undergraduate / postgraduate.

  1. Describe the mechanisum of host parasite relationship
  2. List the normal flora of the human body.
  3. Describe the etiology and pathogenesis of common infections diseases.
  4. Practical laboratory guided antimicrobial therapy
  5. List the microbes that cause opportunistic infections in humans and describe their pathogenesis.
  6. Choose appropriate laboratory investigations required for a clinical diagnosis.
  7. Sample the right specimen, at the right time, by the right method.
  8. Analyze and interpret the results of laboratory tests.
  9. Perform some simple tests, which help to arrive at rapid diagnosis.
  10. Apply the principles of immunology in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases.
  11. Practice the techniques of asepsis, antisepsis and sterilization in day – to – day procedures and apply universal precautions in laboratory and clinical practice.
  12. Organize the prevention and control of communicable diseases in the community or hospital.
  13. Understand the ecology (microbial) of specialized areas like hospital, water food and prevent the possible spread of infections.
  14. Understand different types of Bio-medical waste, their potential risks and their management.

Courses Catered : MBBS, BDS, PG in Microbiology.

Number of postgraduate seats:           04 per year

Academic activities ;

     Weekly academic activity, exams, internal evaluation, on going research activities in the department, CME’s

  • Theory classes for undergraduates
  • Practical classes for undergraduates
  • Theory classes for Postgraduates
  • Practical classes for Postgraduates
  • Journal club  and seminars for Postgraduates
  • Theory & Practical Exam at the end of every term.

 list of Publication by the members of the staff during the               
 last 3 years.


  1. Species prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance pattern of

     Enterococcal isolates in A Tertiary Health Care Centre
Author: - Mahesh.C. Baragundi  et al.

  • Seroprevalence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 1and 2 infections in A Tertiary care Hospital   

Author: - Solabannavar S. S. et al.

  • One year bacteriological study of chronic obstructive pulmonary 

Author: - Solabannavar S. S. et al.

  • The prevalence of HIV- 2 Seropositivity in Blood Donors

Author: - Sonth S. B. et al.

  • A prospective study of surgical Site infections In A Teaching Hospital

Author: - Mahesh C. B. et al.

  • Comparative study of blood culture and staphylococcal Co-agglutination test in clinically suspected cases of enteric fever  

     Author: - Mahesh. C. Baragundi et al.


Current problems in which research work in going on and by whom

1. The study of bacteriological profile of surgical site infection and their
By Dr. Arati. Kalkutakar. Dr. V. Yemul.

2. The study of bacteriological profile in neonatal septicemia in NJCU.
By Dr. Arati. Bhurle.    Dr. S. S. Solabannavar.

3. The study isolation and identification of fungi causing dermatophytosis.
By Dr. Lavanya.V. Dr. S. S. Solabannavar.

4. The study of bacteriological profile in Burn wound infection and their 
By Dr. Anushka. D. Dr. Sarita. Kothadia.