UG and PG De​​​partment of Microbiology


Department of Microbiology was established in the year 1990 as an offshoot of Botany department. It developed as an independent department in 1995. The Postgraduate Course was started in 1994


 

FACULTY LIST

Name

Designation

Qualification

Current thrust areas of research

Dr. Kavitha B  

Associate Prof.

M.Sc., M.Phil., PhD

Microbial Diversity

Dr.  ArunJyothi Mathias

Associate Prof.

M.Sc., M.Phil, PhD

Environmental Medicine; Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr. Vishwanatha T

Assistant Prof.

M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D

Medical Microbiology and Microbial Bio-Technology

Mr. A. Dhullappa

Assistant Prof.

M.Sc., M.Phil, M.Ed., LLB., (Ph.D)

Environmental Microbiology

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Laboratories- 1 undergraduate and 2 post graduate laboratories and 1 Research lab

Major Equipments

  • Cooling Centrifuge
  • Phase contrast microscope
  • Shaker incubator
  • Electrophoresis Units
  • Blotting Units
  • Laminar Air Flow
  • Deep Freezer
  • Double distillation Unit
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Trinocular Microscope with CCD
  • Gel Doc
  • PCR

Department Library

  • More  than 700 national and international books and CD’s

Donors of Library Books

  • Novonordisk, Jindal, Wipro, Barton foundation, Students of UG/PG and Guest faculty, Dr. S.N. Rajgopal, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA

Journals and magazines subscribed by the department

  • Journal of Bioscience
  • Current Science

ONGOING FACULTY PROJECTS

Name

Project

Funding agency

Amt Sanctioned

Dr. Viswanatha T

Ongoing  ‘Isolation of Bacteriophage against Human pathogens’

UGC

1,20,000/-

 

WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ORGANIZED

Sl.No.

Date

Event

Title

Sponsored by

1

23-24, March 2007

State Level workshop

‘Techniques in Molecular Biology and Immunology for Undergraduate teachers

UGC

2

14- 17 October 2008

National Workshop

Techniques in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

UGC, DBT

3

9-11, Feb 2011

State Level Workshop

Faculty Improvement Program for Undergraduate teachers in Microbiology

Vision Group on Science and Technology, GoK Directorate of Collegiate Education, GoK

 

RESULTS

 

 

 

​FACULTY PROFILE
KAVITHA B M.Sc., M.Phil., PhD
Associate Professor
bkavinair@gmail.com
PUBLICATIONS( In last Five Years)

  1. Kavitha. B, Savitri . B.G. and Bagyaraj.D.J . 2008 Cellulolytic activity of Bacteria and Fungi isolated from Earthworm Burrow Wall J. Soil Biol. Ecol.2(1&2): 44-52 (ISSN 0970-1370)
  2. Kavitha, B., Bagyaraj.D.J 2010. Fungal Diversity in the burrow wall soil of Lampitomauritii. J. soil Biol. Ecol. 30 (1&2): 123-133(ISSN 0970-1370)

PUBLICATIONS IN PROCEEDINGS

  1. Study of PlantGrowth Promoting Rhizobacteria from burrow wall soil of Lampitomauritiii Proceedings of the 2ndNational Women’s Science Congress, Mysore, 7-9 Nov2009
  2. Screening of Bacteria Isolated from Earthworm Burrow Wall Soil of LampitoMauritii for degrading Enzymes’ Proceedings of the 2ndNational Women’s Science Congress, Mysore 7-9 Nov2009
  3. ‘Phosphate solubilising bacteria in Earthworm Burrow wall soil’ Proceedings of the 3rdNational Women’s Science Congress , Davengere, 7-10 Nov2010

MEMBERSHIP IN ACADEMIC BODIES

  1. Member of the Association of Microbiologists , Bangalore Chapter
  2. Executive member of Association of Applied Microbiologist
  3.  Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

PAPERS PRESENTED( In last Five Years)


Date

Title of the paper

Event

Organized by

Poster/ paper

27th &28th March 2008

Synergy of the teacher and the taught; ‘We are in this together, we will accomplish together!’

National Seminar on Continuous Improvement in Higher Education Institutions

Garden City College

Oral Paper

7-9 Nov 2008

 ‘Fungal Diversity in the burrow wall ofPontescolexcorethrurus’ presented at the held at

National Women’s Science Congress

SB Arts and KCP Science College, Bijapur organized by SwadeshiVijnanaAndolana

Oral Paper

6th to 10th Sep. 2010

Fungal Diversity of two species of Earthworm Species’

9th International symposium of Earthworm Ecology

Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Oral Paper

WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ORGANIZED


Sl.No.

Date

Event

Title

Sponsored by

Remarks

1

23-24, March 2007

State Level workshop

‘Techniques in Molecular Biology and Immunology for Undergraduate teachers

UGC

Organizing secretary

2

14- 17 October 2008

National Workshop

Techniques in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

UGC, DBT

Organizing secretary

M.Phil guided 03


Dr. ARUN JYOTHI MATHIAS  M.Phil., PhD.,
Associate Professor
arunjomathias@yahoo.co.in 
MEMBERSHIP IN EDITORIAL BOARDS OF JOURNALS
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Horticulture and CropScience Research (IJHCSR)
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Molecular Genetics (IJMG)
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Applied Biotechnology andBiochemistry(IJABB)
Editorial Board Member, Developmental Microbiology and Molecular Biology (DMMB)
Editorial Board Member, The International Journal of Agriculture Food Science & Technology (IJAFST)
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Biotechnology and BioengineeringResearch (IJBBR)
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (IJGEB)
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Applied AgriculturalResearch(IJAAR)
BOOK REVIEWER
Book Reviewer: Microbiology: A Clinical Approach by Strelkauskas, 
Garland Science/ Taylor and Francis Group.
PUBLICATIONS: 09
2013 ArunJyothi Mathias and Manjunath K. Occupational Exposure to airborne fungi and bacteria in a garment manufacturing unit. In: Update on Respiratory Diseases and Allergy. Ed. J K Mishra.Tara Book Agency, Varanasi. 201 – 232. ISBN 81-85403-110-6
2012 ArunJyothi Mathias, Pavitra K B, Manjunath K. Phylogenetic analysis of airborne fungal allergens using Bioinformatic tools. JCIB Vol 5(1):1 – 11.ISSN: 0973-385X 
2012 ArunJyothi Mathias and Manjunath K. 2012.Determination of aerial microbial contamination at Gymnasium.Ind J Aerobiol.1:1-12.NAAS rating 2.6
2010 ArunJyothi Mathias, VibhaTrivedi, Hephzibah John, SufiaZaneb, Umadevi M, Mamatha T. 2010. Assessment of Bioaerosols in selected indoor and outdoor locations of Bangalore. Proceedings of 3rd National Women’s Science Congress organised by RashtriyaMahilaVijnanaSammelana.
2009 ArunJyothi Mathias and Manjunath K. 2009.Biodiversity of Multiple Drug Resistant Gram-negative Bacilli from Indoor Air. In: Antimicrobial Resistance:From emerging Threat to Reality. Ed Rubina Lawrence. Narosa Pub, New Delhi. 257 – 267 ISBN 978-81-8487-060-2
2007    ArunJyothi Mathias, Sumita B, Ramya.C, Smitha, Deepa K.V, Deepashree G H Math.2007. Bacterial Contamination of water supplies to residential and workplaces of Bangalore.Environment Ecology and Conservation. 13(1):123 – 128ISSN: 0971-765X H index 8 
2003 ArunJyothi Mathias, R K Somashekar and N Nandini.2003.Multiresistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Indian Secondary Care Hospital: Reservoir and Possible cross-transmission of the Nosocomial Pathogen, Asian Jr. of Microbial Biotech Environmental Science, Vol 5, No (1): 71-75ISSN: 0972-3005 H index 9 
2002 ArunJyothi Mathias, M Agnes Madhuravani and Kavitha B.2002. Incidence Of Pseudomonas aeruginosaand other Indicator Bacteria in Drinking Water Supplies to Hospitals of Bangalore City.  Indian Journal of Microbiology. 42 July: 83-85ISSN: 0046-8991 Impact Factor 0.511
2000 ArunJyothi Mathias, R K Somashekar, S Sumithra and S Subramanya.2000.An Assessment of Reservoirs of Multiresistant Nosocomial Pathogens in a Secondary Care Hospital.  Indian Journal of Microbiology .40 September: 183-190ISSN: 0046-8991 Impact Factor 0.511
PAPERS PRESENTED 17

  1. A research paper titled “Incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Drinking Water supplies to Hospitals of Bangalore City” was presented in the poster session of 36 th Annual Conference of AMI, conducted by Association of Microbiologists of India at Hisar, Haryana from 11-13, Nov 1995.
  2. A research paper titled “Epidemiologic Evaluation of MultiresistantPseudomonas aeruginosa in a Secondary Care Hospital” was presented in the oral session of NSERD, 2000.
  3. A research paper titled “Prevalence of MultiresistantEscherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a residential area of Bangalore was presented in the poster session of 43rd Annual Conference of AMI held at Hisar, Haryana form 14-16 Dec 2002.
  4. A research paper titled”Efficacy of commercial disinfectants on multiresistantPseudomonas aeruginosa” was presented in the oral session of Plant Sciences during Indian Science Congress held in Bangalore from Jan 3 – 7, 2003.
  5.  A research paper titled” Bacterial Contamination of water supplies to Residential and workplaces of Bangalore” was presented in the poster session of 44 th Annual Conference of AMI held at Dharwad, Karnataka form 12-15 Nov 2003.
  6. A research paper titled “Bacterial Diversity in soils from Mudumalai wild life sanctuary” was presented in the International Conference on Microbial diversity 2005 conducted by university of Delhi held from April16-18, 2005.
  7. A research paper titled “Hospital environment contamination with multiresistant bacteria in a secondary care hospital in south India”was presented in the International Conference on Microbial diversity 2005 conducted by university of Delhi held from April16-18, 2005.
  8. THREE research papers 1. Occupational exposure to airborne fungi in an engineering works industry 2. Health complaints from workplace exposure to bioaerosols: Assessment study in garment workers. 3. Microbial Air Quality in Wastewater treatment plant with special reference to airborne fungi were presented in the oral session Fungi in the environment in the 32nd annual meeting and national Seminar conducted by Mycological Society of India in Bangalore on Feb 2 and 3, 2006.
  9. A research paper titled “Microbiological quality of flours sold in Bangalore” will be presented in the oral session of the National conference Biovistas:Future and beyond on Feb 24 and 25, 2006.
  10. A research paper titled Hospital environment as possible reservoirs of antibiotic resistant bacteria” was presented in the IX dorabji Tata Symposium on Antibiotic Resistance organized by Sir Dorabji Tata Centre for research on tropical diseases in association with Department of microbiology and cell biology, IISc, Bangalore on March 10 - 11,2008
  11. Two research papers titled”Multiple drug resistance of airborne Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase negative Staphylococci from indoor environment” and Biodiversity of Multiple Drug resistant gram-negative bacilli from indoor air” at National Conference on Antimicrobial resistance: From emerging threat to reality from 23 – 25, March 2009.
  12. A research paper titled “ The Airborne Fungal Allergens Database (AFAD): A collection of protein sequences” was presented at International Conference on Open Source for Computer Aided Drug Discovery at IMTech, from March 22-26, 2009
  13. A research paper titled” Health risk assessment of airborne fungi and bacteria in home environments of Bangalore” at International Conference on Environment, Occupational and Lifestyle concerns – Transdisciplinary approach, organised by ROHC-NIOH, Bangalore from 16 – 19, 2009
  14. ArunJyothi Mathias, VibhaTrivedi, Hephzibah John, SufiaZaneb, Umadevi M, Mamatha T. 2010. Assessment of Bioaerosols in selected indoor and outdoor locations of Bangalore. Proceedings of 3rd National Women’s Science Congress organised by RashtriyaMahilaVijnanaSammelana from 7-10 Nov, 2010 at Davangere University, Davangere.
  15. A research paper titled “Airborne microorganisms, dust and endotoxins in flour mills” was presented at 16th National Conference on Aerobiology and National Symposium on applications of Biotechnology in Environment Management and Medicine from 19 – 21, 2010 at Davangere.
  16. Phylogenetic analysis of fungal airborne allergens using bioinformatics tools. 2011. 8th Biennial Conference of Indian Academy of Allergy IAACON-2011, 12 – 14 Aug.
  17. 2012. Occupational Exposure to airborne fungi and bacteria in a garment manufacturing unit. 46th National Conference of Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology. 2- 4, Nov 2012

M.Phil Guided: 06
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ORGANIZED 
2010 Organised VGST, GoK and CCE, GoK sponsored Faculty Development Programme for Undergraduate Teachers from Feb 8-11, 2010.

Dr VISHWANATH T M.Sc., M.Phil.,PhD
Assistant Professor
lvphaget@rediffmail.com 
AWARDS RECEIVED

  1. 2nd prize in oral presentation in national conferences on biological advances and its application (BARE-GSC-2014) ON 2 AND 3RD Sept 2014. Bangalore.
  2. Best poster award: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IOTECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES IN MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS RESEARCH (March 21-22, 2013):
  3. Best oral presentation in National level conference on clinical microbiology and bioengineering held in Pudukotiy, Tamil Nadhu on 23-24 March 2010.
PUBLICATIONS
  1. Sunil Dutt P.L.N.S.N., Siddalingeshwara K.G., Karthic J., Pramod T., Vishwanatha T.(2014). Antitumour property l-glutaminase on from Aspergillus oryzae through submergrd fermentation. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci (2014) 3(3): 819-823
  2. Sharangouda J. Patil1, Venkatesh S. Vishwanatha T., Sneha R. Banagar Ravikumar J. Banagar and Saraswati B. Patil1.(2014): GCMS ANALYSIS OF BIOACTIVE CONSTITUENTS FROM THE PETROLEUM ETHER EXTRACT OF CITRUS MEDICA SEEDS. WORLD JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES Vol.3. 2. 1239-1249
  3. G. AKHILA, Vishwanatha T. AND K.G.SIDDALINGESHWARA . (2013).ROLE OF CARBON SOURCE AND ZYMOGRAM STUDIES ON AMYLASE FROM BACILLUS SP. Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc. Vol. 15, No. (3) : 2013 : 589-592.
  4. Sunil Dutt P.L.N.S.N., Siddalingeshwara K.G, Karthic J1, Mohsin S. Mushtaq1, Naveen M1 Vishwanatha T. and Prathiba K.S. (2013). An approach on microbial biosynthesis of L-glutaminase: a tumour inhibitor. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 3 (06), pp. 132-135,
  5. Vishwanatha T., Aishwarya Sampath1, Spoorthi N. Jain1, Divyashree B.C.1, Reena V.1, Sowmya G.1, MohanKumar B.S., Venugopal N.1, Sharangowda J. Patil and Siddalingeshwara K.G. (2012). A Novel Approach for Screening and Synthesis of β - Galactosidase from Microbial Origin. International Journal of Applied Biotechnology and Biochemistry. Volume 2, Number 3 (2012) pp. 285-290.
  6. Divyashree BC, Vishwanatha T., Spoorthi N Jain , Reena V, Aishwarya Sampath, Siddhalingeshwara KG, Venugopal N.(2012). EVALUATION OF IN VITRO SYNERGY BETWEEN AMIPICILLIN AND KANAMYCIN AGAINST STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS. Journal of Drug Delivery & Therapeutics; 2(4), 144-146
  7. F Soundra Josephine, Ramya V S, Neelam Devi, Suresh Babu Ganapa, Siddalingeshwara K G. Venugopal. N1 and Vishwanatha T.: (2012)., Isolation, production and characterization of protease from Bacillus Sp isolated from soil sample. J. Microbiol. Biotech. Res., 2012, 2 (1):163-168
  8. Mohsin S. Mushtaq, Sunil Dutt , Siddalingeshwara K.G, Karthic J, Jayaramu M, Naveen mani1,Vishwanatha T. and Prathibha. K.S. (2012). Optimization of fermentation conditions for the biosynthesis of L-Asparaginase by Penicillium sp. J. Acad. Indus. Res. Vol. 1(4)
  9. Aishwarya Sampath, Vishwanatha T., Sathishagouda S, Spoorthi N Jain ., Divyashree B.C,. Reena V.,. Siddhalingeshwara K.G.., Venugopal. N. and Dayanad A. (2011) . Bacteriophage: Novel biocontrol agent against citrus canker., Asiatic Journal of Biotechnology Resources .2(6) 775-779
  10. Ramesha I, Vishwanatha T., Ravi Kumar M and Siddalingeshwara K.G. (2011) An Approach on Hydrochemistry of Bandri Tank Water in Harapanahalli, Davangere District of Karnataka. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research & Clinical Practice, Apr-June ; 1(2):
  11. Vishwanatha T., Spoorthi N.Jain, Reena V, Divyashree B.C, Siddalingeshwara K.G, Karthic J and Sudipta K.M.(2010). SCREENING OF SUBSTRATES FOR PROTEASE PRODUCTION FROM BACILLUS LICHENIFORMIS. International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. Vol. 2(10), 6550-6554
  12. Siddalingeshwara K.G, Dhatri Devi N, Pramoda T, and Vishwanatha T. Sudipta K. M and Mohsin S.M (2010) Rapid Screening and Confirmation Of L-Glutaminase Producing Novel Aspergillus Wentii. International Journal of Chem. Tech Research. Vol.2, No.2, pp 830-833.
  13. Siddalingeshwara K.G, Uday.J 2, Huchesh C.H2, Puttaraju H.P, Karthic J, Sudipta K.M ,Pramod T and Vishwanatha T. (2010) SCREENING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEASE FROM BACILLUS SP. International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology. Vol- I.,2.pp 575-581
  14. Siddalingeshwara K.G., Namdimi N.M.,Vishwanatha T.,Sudipta K.M and Mohsin S.M. (2009). Microbial lipase-screening and optimization from Penicillium expansum. in An International Journal of The Bioscan.4(4). 599-601
AWALAGAWAY  DHULAPPA M.Sc., M.Phil., M Ed., LLB., (Ph.D) 
Assistant Professor