Departament of Microbiology

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The Department of Microbiology, Sahyadri Science College, Shivamogga was established in the year 1996 with a view of inculcating the knowledge of Microbiology to undergraduate students. In the academic year 2009-10, the department introduced Post Graduation Studies in Microbiology. The department also offers additional courses such as Applications of Bioinstrumentation in Clinical laboratories and Medical laboratory technology. The content of the course is well planned and designed to include the fundamental and the applied aspects of the subject. Presently, the department is having two Associate Professors with Post Doctral research experience from renowned research institutes and are successfully running UGC major and minor research projects. The department is having three well established laboratories with advanced instrumentation facilites and comprises of well established internal library with periodicals, scientific journals, internet and reprography facilities. The deparment regularly conducts seminars/symposia/conferences to make students well aware of present trends in Microbiology. Personality development programmes and invited lectures from eminent scientists and subject experts are conducted for the benefit of students. The department conducts community outreach programs for the benefit of rural population and school children.

Microbiology has been of paramount importance from time immemorial. Microorganisms are both beneficial and harmful for human life. The department has been focused on rendering educational services to aspirants in Microbiology, with emphasis on various aspects of beneficial and harmful effects of microorganisms in various fields. The department also aims to train students with dexterity matching both corporate and academic standards.
The department has been actively engaged in research, with research publications in national and international journals.

  • Courses offered

    • Career oriented program- Certificate and Diploma Courses in Medical Laboratory Technology & Bioinstrumentations in Clinical Laboratory under autonomous regulations.
    • B.Sc under autonomous regulations.
    • M.Sc under Kuvempu University.
    • M.Phil under Kuvempu University.
    • Ph.D under Kuvempu University.

Sl. No

Name

Designation

Experience in years

Research Experience

1.

Dr.Mallikarjun.N.

Associate Professor and  Chairman

15

19

2.

Dr.Onkarappa.R.

Associate Professor

15

21

 

Faculties

 

  • Dr.Mallikarjun.N
  • Dr.Onkarappa.R
  • Dr.Shobha K S
  • Guest Faculty
  • Name: Dr. N Mallikarjun
  • Designation: Associate Professor & Chairman
  • E-mail id:     nmallik08@gmail.com
  • Phone No:  9449927803, 08182 240985
  • Qualification: B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 22-05-1998
  • Research Area of Specialization: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Research projects: Completed U.G.C  one Minor Research Project
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 02
  • Research Publications: 16
  • Citations:15
  • Cited publication: 09
  • H-index: 02
  • National journal: 05
  • International journal: 11
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 02
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Life Member Association of Medical Microbiologist, Bangalore
    • Life Membership Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist.
    • Alumni Association Member of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
    • Life Membership of Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta, India.
  • Others:
  • Co-ordinator for U.G.C Sponsored Add-on Course on “Application of Bioinstruments in Clinical laboratories”.
  • Name: Dr. R. Onkarappa
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • E-mail id: onkarappa.r@gmail.com
  • Phone No:  9448530082, 08182 240435
  • Qualification: M.Sc., PhD
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 16-05-1998
  • Research Area of Specialization: Microbial Secondary Metabolites, Aerobiology,                                                   Actinomycetes biology and Bioethanols
  • Research projects: one UGC sponsored major research (ongoing)
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates successfully completed: 03
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 08+ 01 (Co-guide)
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 01
  • Research Publications: 24
  • National journal: 18
  • International journal: 03  
  • Book publication: 03
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 03
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
  • Life member of Indian Aero biological Society, New Delhi – India.
  • Life Member of Indian Society for spices and Aromatic plants, Calicut, Kerala, India.
  • Member of Association of Microbiologists of India, New Delhi, India.
  • Member of Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Utter Pradesh, India.
  • Member of Indian Association of Biomedical Science, Chennai, India.
  • Member of Journal of Ecotoxicology & Environmental Monitoring.
  • Member of Microbiologists Society of India
  • Others:
  • International Visit for Academic reasons: Visited Sherbutse College, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan for paper presentation (11-12 may 2012)
  • Session Chairman, Indo- Bhutan International Conference on Advances in Environmental Sciences – 11th and 12th May 2012 organised by Microbiologists Society of India and Sherbutse College, Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Session Chairman, State level seminar on “Recent Developments in Microbiology” organized by Dept. Of Microbiology, JSS College for Women (Auto.) on 5th and 6th March 2009.
  • Judge, District Level Science Exhibition, organized by Government of Karnataka, held at Government Pre University College, Shimoga.   
  • Name: Dr. Shobha K S
  • Designation: Lecturer
  • E-mail id:  shobha.actino@gmail.com
  • Phone No:  8147955849, 08182 - 250495
  • Qualification: M.Sc., PhD
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 1998
  • Research Area of Specialization: Microbial, Secondary Metabolities & actinomycetes biology
  • Research projects: Completed One UGC Minor Research Project
  • Research Publications: 28
  • National journal: 03
  • International journal: 18
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 02
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Member of journal of Ecotoxicology & Environmental Monitoring
    • Member of journal of Indian Botanical Society
    • Swadeshi Vijnana Andolana
  • Others:
    • Qualified NET in 2013

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of years of Experience

Dr. Shobha K.S

M.Sc., Ph.D

Guest Lecturer

Industrial Microbiology

14 Years

Mr. PrashithKekuda T.R

M.Sc., PGDHRM, SET, (Ph.D)

Guest Lecturer

Industrial Microbiology & Pharmocology

10 Years

Miss. Sunitha C Mestha

M.Sc., (Ph.D)

Guest Lecturer

Medical  Microbiology

4 Years

Miss. Sunitha B.J

M.Sc., (Ph.D)

Guest Lecturer

Agriculture Microbiology

4 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Infrastructural facilities

Infrastructure

Numbers

Laboratory

03

Staff room

01

Equipments:

  • Laminar air flow
  • PCR
  • Molecular Biology kits
  • Deep freezer (-20°C)
  • Cold centrifuge
  • UV spectrophotometer
  • Electrophoresis unit
  • Chromatography unit – Analytical and Preparative units.
  • Micropippettes
  • Digital Hot air oven
  • Digital Bacteriological incubator
  • BOD Incubator
  • Metabolic shaker
  • Centrifuge (10,000 rpm)
  • Binocular Research Microscope
  • Stereo Binocular Research Microscope
  • Rotary flask shaker
  • Autoclave
  • Magnetic stirrer
  • Soxhlet extraction unit
  • Tissue homogenizer
  • Digital Colorimeters
  • Digital pH meters
  • Anaerobic culture jar
  • Nephelometers
  • Electronic weighing balance
  • Qubec colony counter

Research

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  • Out Puts
  • Projects
  • Publications
  • Papers Presents
  • Conferences

Sl. No

Name

Designation

Remarks

1.

Dr.R.Onkarappa

Associate Professor

Recognized by Kuvempu Universitiy.

2.

Dr.N.Mallikarjun

Associate Professor

Recognized by Kuvempu University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sl. No

Name of the Faculty

M. Phil

PhD

Awarded

Ongoing

Awarded

Ongoing

1

Dr.R.Onkarappa

01

-

03

05

2

Dr.N.Mallikarjun

-

-

-

02

 

 

 

Major/ Minor Research Projects

Sl. No

Title of the Project

Funding agency

Grants(in lakhs)

Period
(From- To)

Status

1

“Molecular Characterisation and Industrial applications of novel Streptomyces isolate KSRO-07”.

UGC

11,85,500

2010-13

Ongoing

2

“Potential of traditional plants on dental caries”

UGC

1.00

2009-11

Completed

 

List of conferences/ symposia organized by the Department.

  • Organizing Secretary for One day seminar On “Recent Advances In Microbiology”, held at Sahaydri Science College on 19th March 2010.
  • Convenor, Science Day Celebration seminar and exhibition on “Biodiversity” conducted by Sahaydri Science College and Karnataka Science and Technology Academy on 25th Febraury 2010.
  • Organising Secretary for Health Awareness Programme conducted by P.G. Dept. Of Microbiology, Sahaydri Science College on 8th, 10th and 11th March 2011.
  • Organizing Secretary for State level symposium on “Contemporary Scenarios in Microbiology”, held at Sahaydri Science College on 27th Febraury 2012.

 

 

 

 

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