Department of Microbiology

During the twenty first century, interest in microbiology increased quite significantly due to the wide application of microorganisms in studying different biological process. The main stimulus for wide scope of microbiology undoubtedly is due to their involvement in biotechnology and molecular biology. Keeping in that mind, the department of Microbiology was established in the academic year 2002-2003 with M.Sc. Microbiology. The aim of our Department is to promote quality and values based education by motivating the practical skills of students and create awareness on the recent advances in Microbiology and research fields worldwide

  1. Under Graduate Programme
    • B.Sc. Microbiology
  2. Post Graduate Programme
    • M.Sc. Microbiology
  3. Research Programme
    • Ph.D. in Microbiology
Syllabus and Curriculum
Name Qualification Designation Email ID
Dr.M.Palaniswamy M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D. Professor
Dr.B.V.Pradeep M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D, PGDBI, PGDCA, DMLT Associate Professor
Dr.R.Usha M.Sc., M.Phil., DMLT, Ph.D Associate Professor
Dr.M.Kulandhaivel M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Dr.K.Sahithya M.Sc., Ph.D, Assistant Professor
Dr.R.Radhakrishnan M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor
M. Parimala M.Sc., (Ph.D) Assistant Professor
K.V.Hridhya M.Sc., (Ph.D) Assistant Professor
K.Keerthana M.Sc., M.Phil., MBA, PGDBI Assistant Professor
R.Charulatha M.Sc., M.Phil.,B.Ed Assistant Professor

List of available laboratories

  1. UG Laboratory
  2. PG Laboratory
  3. Research Laboratory
  4. Preparation Room
  5. Inoculation Room
  6. Instrumentation Room
  7. Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Instrumentation Facility (KAHEIF)
  8. R&D Centre
  9. Animal House Facility

List of Equipments

  1. Spectrophotometer – UV/ Visible
  2. Fermentor
  3. Fraction collector
  4. Research centrifuge
  5. BOD incubator
  6. Cooling high speed centrifuge
  7. Orbitory shakers
  8. Sonicator
  9. Gel Documentation system
  10. HPLC
  11. Carbondioxide incubator
  12. Elisa Reader
  13. Inverted microscope
  14. Lyophiliser
  15. PCR Thermocycler
  16. Microwave synthesizer
  17. GC-FID
  18. -80oC deep Freezer
  19. FTIR
  20. AAS
  21. Walk-in-cold room
  22. Walk-in-hot room

Animal House Facility

Facilities to carry out “Research, Breeding & Experimentation” on animals recognized by Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals), Registration No. 739 / 03 / abc / CPCSEA, Dated 3rd March 2003, in a separate laboratory area of 4000 sq.ft.

Paper publications by the Faculty Members

Best Five Papers Faculty wise:


  1. Bhardwaj, S.,Bhattacharya, S.,Das, A.,Palaniswamy, M.,Angayarkanni, J.Application of Multifactorial Experimental Design for Optimization of Streptokinase Production Using Streptococcus equisimilis SK-6 . Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering.
  2. R. Ragunathan, R. Gurusamy, M. Palaniswamy and K. Swaminathan, 1996. Cultivation of Pleurotus spp. on various agro-residues. Food Chemistry. 55 (2), 139-144.
  3. M. Kalpana Devi , A. Rasheedha Banu , G. R. Gnanaprabha , B. V. Pradeep,M.Palaniswamy, 2008. Purification, characterization of alkaline protease enzyme from native isolate Aspergillus niger and its compatibility with commercial detergents.Indian Journal of Science and Technology. 1 (7), 1-6.
  4. Jayaraman Angayarkanni, Muthusamy Palaniswamy, Subbaiyan Murugesan and Krishnasamy Swaminathan, 2002. Improvement of tea leaves fermentation with Aspergillus spp. pectinase. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 94 (4), 299-303.
  5. SR Sathya, BV Pradeep, J Angayarkanni, M. Palaniswamy. Production of milk clotting protease by a local isolate of Mucor circinelloides under SSF using agro-industrial wastes. 2009. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering 14 (6), 788-794.


  1. Akilandeswari, P. and Pradeep, B.V. 2016. Exploration of industrially important pigments from soil fungi: A review. App.Microbiol.Biotechnol.. 100: 1631-1643.(Impact factor 3.376)
  2. Stanly Pradeep, F., Palaniswamy, M, Ravi, S., Thangamani, A. and Pradeep, B.V. 2015. Larvicidal activity of a novel isoquinoline type pigment from Fusariummoniliforme KUMBF1201 against Aedesaegypti and Anopholesstephensi. Pro.Biochem. 50: 1479–1486. (Impact factor 2.529)
  3. Usha Rani, V.and Pradeep. B V. 2015. Antioxidant Properties of Soy Milk Fermented with Lactobacillus paracaseiKUMBB005. Int. J.Pharma. Sci. Rev. Res. 30: 39-42. (Impact Factor 0.32)
  4. Sreedevi R and Pradeep B V. 2016 Anthelmintic and antibacterial activity of red pigment from Aspergillus terreus. Res. J.Pharma. Biol. Chem. Sci. 7: 249-257. (Impact Factor 0.24).
  5. Suja Augustine and Pradeep B V. 2016 Isolation and screening of crude oil and nhexadecane degrading microflora from selected sea ports in India. Res. J.Pharma. Biol. Chem. Sci.6: 756-764.(Impact Factor 0.24)


  1. Smitha, C. Usha, R. Rajesh, R. Vinoy, T. Andrew, W. Insight into Biofilm: Primary, Seconbdary and Residential Caries and Phyto-Challenged Solutions. 2017. Open Dentistry Journal. 11:312-333. (Impact factor: 1.3).
  2. Chidambaram Kulandaisamy Venil, Palanivel Sathishkumar, Mahalingam Malathi, Rajamanickam Usha, Rajarajeswaran Jayakumar, Abdul Rahim Mohd Yusoff, Wan Azlina Ahmad. (2016) Synthesis of flexirubin-mediated silver nanoparticles using Chryseobacterium artocarpi CECT 8497 and investigation of its anticancer activity.
    Materials Science and Engineering. C 59 :228–234. . (Impact factor: 3.78- Elsevier).
  3. Sweetline. C., R. Usha, R.Dhanabalan and M. Palaniswamy, 2014. In vivo antimalarial activity of Sreptomyces Sp. against Plasmodium berghei in mice model. Int. J. Curr. Res, 6: 7617-7620.
  4. Venil, C.K. ZainulAkmar, Z. Usha, R. and Ahmad, W. A. 2014. Isolation and characterization of flexirubin type pigment from Chryseobacterium sp. UTM-3T. Bio. Catal. Agric. biotechnol, 3: 103–107. (Impact factor: 1.87- Elsevier).
  5. Usha, R. Kanjana Mala, K. Venil, C.K. and Palaniswamy, M. 2011. Screening of actinomycetes from mangrove ecosystem for l-asparaginase activity and optimization by response surface methodology. Polish J. Microbiol. 60: 213-221. (Impact factor: 1.0).


  1. Kulandhaivel, M. Jolly Mariam Johny and Palaniswamy, M. 2011. Comparative Study of Antifungal Activity of Camellia sinensis and Acacia sinuate Merr against Dandruff Causing Pityrosporum ovale. Int. J. Pharm. Biol. Sci. Arch. 2(4):1249-1252.
  2. Kulandhaivel, M.Palaniswamy, M. 2012. In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Camellia sinensis and yristica fragrans Against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans. Int. J. Pharm. Biol. Sci. Arch. 3(3):563-568.
  3. Kulandhaivel, M.Palaniswamy, M. 2012. In vitro Cell Viability and Microbial Challenge Testing of Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) and Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) Based Phyto-Topical Applicant Against the Pyogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans) . Int. J. Pharm. Biol. Sci. Arch. 3(3):632-636
  4. Kulandhaivel Murugesan, Hridhya Vijayan, Muthuvel Ramanathan Ezhilarasi, Parimala Maheshwaran Rekha Sivankutty Radha and Mary Shama. 2017. Antibacterial Activity of Honey against Selected Pyogenic Bacteria. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res. 45(2):142-145 (Impact factor 0.65).
  5. Kulandhaivel Murugesan, Thamaraikani Ilanchezhian and Hridhya Vijayan. 2017. The Effect of Hydroethanolic Solvents Extracts of Piper Betel and Plectranthus Amboinicus on Food Poison Disease Causing Pathogenic Bacteria. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res.45(1):257-261 (Impact factor 0.65)
    • EventsNational Conference
      1. National conference on Microbiology Biotechnology for sustainable agriculture and food safety (NMSFS – 2017), Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021 on 27th and 28th July, 2017.


      1. Workshop on Cytomorphometric techniques and Rapid diagnosis, Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021 on 06th February 2017.
      2. Workshop on advances in fish biology, Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021 on 06th and 07th July, 2017.
      3. In house Workshop on Aquaculture and cytokine gene amplification, Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021 on 06th June 2017
      4. Workshop on Screening and Microbial Metabolites, Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021 on 17th and 18th August, 2017.

      Guest Lecture

      1. Guest Lecture on Marine environment &Bioprospecting potential, Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021 on 07th February 2017.

      club Activities / Exhibition

      1. Cognizance club: disease control awareness program, Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021 on 31 January, 2017.
      2. Startup Entrepreneur Exhibition 2017, Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021 on 10th February 2017.