Department of Microbiology

`The department of Microbiology was established in the academic year 2002-2003, with more than 5000 sq. ft. of laboratory facility. It comprises all the essential equipment and provides a holistic atmosphere for the students to work around. Instruments like Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE apparatus, Sonicator, Shaker Incubator, Phase Contrast Microscope, PCR, Multi plate ELISA reader, Freeze drier, Fermentor, HPLC, GC-FID, Walk-in Cold Room, Walk-in Hot Room etc). It has excellent library facilities, which includes latest editions of Books, National/International Journals and Magazines covering all fields of Microbiology, Virology, Bacteriology, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Genetics, Pathology, Mycology and Parasitology, Immunology etc. In addition, the department has received six major research grants from various funding agencies such as UGC, ICMR, DBT, DST and TNSCST for research work and received Rs. 1.14 crore as research grant for various research studies and published 272 research articles in reputed national and international journals. In addition, 10 patents have been filed and thirty-five gene sequences have been submitted so far.

`One Patent has been granted to the patentee for an invention entitled Development of 4- Butyl-5- Isopropoxymethyl)-2-methylmorpholine from Aspergillus terreus KMBF 1501.

`The department is vibrant with various programs, seminars, symposiums, conferences, and workshops to enhance the learning of the students. It has also eminently organized, participated and presented several papers in seminars and conferences.

`The aim of our Department is to promote quality and value-based education by motivating the practical skills of students and create awareness on the recent advances in Microbiology and research fields worldwide, which will make each student a better citizen of India by applying their practical skills for the enlistment of the country.

`We are conducting value added courses like biofertilizers, mushroom cultivation. So that they can be self-employed. Placement training classes to get placed in both private and government sectors. Providing Mini Project work, Journal paper presentation session, Practice the student to write the manuscript, Encourage the student to present project work in conferences.

VISION

To provide quality education of global standard on current advances in life science, technology and societal demands with emphasis on commitment to educational excellence and social progress

MISSION

To promote quality and value based education by motivating the technical skills of students and create awareness on the recent advances in Microbiology and research fields worldwide which will make each student a better citizen of India by applying their skills for the enlistment of the country.

Programmes
  1. Under Graduate Programme
    • B.Sc. Microbiology
  2. Post Graduate Programme
    • M.Sc. Microbiology
  3. Research Programmes
    • M.Phil in Microbiology
    • Ph.D. in Microbiology
Curriculum
Name Qualification Designation Email ID Profile
Dr.M.Palaniswamy M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Senior Professor palaniswamy.m@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.B.V.Pradeep M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., DMLT., PGDCA., PGDBI. Professor pradeep.bv@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.R.Usha M.Sc., M.Phil., DMLT., Ph.D. Professor usha.r@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.M.Kulandhaivel M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Associate Professor kulandhaivel.m@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.R.Charulatha M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor charulathaprabha@gmail.com Click Here
Dr.R.Dineshkumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor dineshkumar.r@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.N.Duraimurugan M.Sc., M.Phil., DMLT., Ph.D. Assistant Professor drduraimurugan.m@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.N.Sharmiladevi M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor drsharmiladevi.n@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.M.Kalpanadevi M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor drkalpanadevi.m@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.V.Priyalakshmi M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor drpriyalakshmi.v@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.P.Anna Joice M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor hannahjoice@gmail.com Click Here
Dr.S.Subbu Lakshmi M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor subbulakshmi.sudhanthiraraj@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Dr.C.Saranya M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor saranya.chinnadurai@kahedu.edu.in Click Here
Ms.M.Suba Sri M.Sc., M.Phil. Assistant Professor subasridhanushraja@gmail.com Click Here
Dr.T.Suganya M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor suki.microbiology@gmail.com Click Here

Laboratory

A well equipped laboratory with Instruments like Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE apparatus, Sonicator, Shaker Incubator, Phase Contrast Microscope, PCR, Multi plate ELISA reader, Freeze drier, Fermentor, HPLC, GC-FID, Walk-in Cold Room, Walk-in Hot Room etc.

Library

It has excellent library facilities, which includes latest editions of Books, National/International Journals and Magazines covering all fields of Microbiology, Virology, Bacteriology, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Genetics, Pathology, Mycology and Parasitology, Immunology etc.

Paper publications by the Faculty Members

Best Five Papers Faculty wise:

Dr. R. Usha

  1. Shainy and Usha. 2018. Optimization of o-Cresol Degrading Pseudomonas monteilii CR13 and Kinetics of Degradation  Indones. J. Chem. 18 (4); 702 – 708.
  2. Ramya, Joeph C Daniel, P.V.Geetha and R.Usha. BMC infectious Diseases. 2020. A study on the distribution of human immune deficiency virus (HIV) and Syphilis infection and associated risk factors among the irula Tribal Community of Tamil Nadu State, India. 20 (01) : 22-23.
  3. 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).
  4. Chidambaram KulandaisamyVenil, Palanivel Sathishkumar, Mahalingam Malathi, Rajamanickam Usha, Rajarajeswaran Jayakumar, Abdul Rahim MohdYusoff, Wan Azlina Ahmad, (2016) Synthesis of Flexirubin-Mediated Silver Nanoparticles Using Chryseobacteriumartocarpi CECT 8497 and Investigation of its Anticancer Activity. Materials Science and Engineering. C 59 :228–234. . (Impact factor: 3.78- Elsevier).
  5. 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).

Dr. M. Kulandhaivel

  1. Rekha Sivankutty Radha, Kulandhaivel Murugesan, HridhyaVijayan, 2017, Study on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing Against Pyogenic Organisms from Wound Infections. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Review and Research, Vol 45(1): 262 – 265
  2. Rekh. S. R, Kulandhaivel. M, Hridhya. K. V, 2018, Antibacterial Efficacy and Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations of Medicinal Plants Against Wound Pathogens. Biomed Pharmacol J;11(1).
  3. Thamaraikani. I and Kulandhaivel. M, 2018, Purification of Hydroxychavicol From Piper Betle Linn and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity Against Some Food Poison Causing Bacteria. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, Vol. 11(4), 1883 – 1889.
  4. Mary Shama, Kulandhaivel Murugesan, Hridhya Vijayan, 2018, Isolation Identification and Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern of Pyogens from Pyogenic pathogens, Biomedical & Pharmacology Journal, Vol. 11(1), 463-468.
  5. Mary Shama, HridhyaVijayan, Kulandhaivel Murugesan, 2018, Evaluation of Antimicrobial activity and Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of Ethanolic Extract of Three medicinal Plants Against Bacteria Causing Skin Infection, Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, Vol. 12(1), 375 – 379.

Ms. K. V. Hridhya

  1. Kulandhaivel Murugesan, Hridhya Vijayan, Muthuvel Ramanathan Ezhilarasi, Parimala Maheshwaran and Rekha Sivankutty Radha and Mary Shama, 2017, Antibacterial Activity of Honey Against Selected Pyogenic Bacteria, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Review and Research, Vol 45(2): 142- 145
  2. Kulandhaivel Murugesan, Hridhya Vijayan, 2017, Antimicrobial Activity of Chromolaena Odorataagainst Selected Pyogenic Pathogens, International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research, Vol 9 (7): 1001-1007.
  3. Rekha Sivankutty Radha, Kulandhaivel Murugesan, Hridhya Vijayan, 2017, Study on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing against Pyogenic Organisms from Wound Infections. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Review and Research, Vol 45(1): 262 – 265.
  4. Rekha. S. R, Kulandhaivel. M, Hridhya. K. V, Antibacterial Efficacy and Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations of Medicinal Plants Against Wound Pathogens. Biomed Pharmacol J 2018;11(1).
  5. Mary Shama, Kulandhaivel Murugesan, Hridhya Vijayan, 2018, Isolation Identification and Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern of Pyogens from Pyogenic pathogens, Biomedical & Pharmacology Journal, Vol. 11(1), 463-468.

Dr. K. S. Nathiga nambi

  1. Nathiga Nambi. K.S, Abdul Majeed. S, Taju. G, Siva Kumar. S, Sahul Hameed. A.S, 2019, Zebrafish Fin-Derived Fibroblast Cell Line: A Model for in Vitro Wound Healing, Journal of Fish Diseases 42(4), 573-584 (Impact Factor 1.988).
  2. Nathiga Nambi. K.S, Abdul Majeed. S, Taju. G, Sridhar Sivasubbu, Sarath Babu. V, Sahul Hameed. A.S, 2017, Effects of Nicotine on Zebrafish: A Comparative Response between a Newly Established Gill Cell Line and Whole Gills. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology,Part C 195, 68–77 (Impact Factor 2.697).
  3. Nathiga Nambi. K.S, Abdul Majeed. S, Taju. G, Sridhar Sivasubbu, Sundar Raj. N, Madan. N, Sahul Hameed. A.S, 2015, Development and Use of Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cell Line from Zebrafish (Daniorerio) for Evaluating the Toxicity of UV-B. Zebrafish, 12(1), 21-32 (Impact Factor 1.742).
  4. Abdul Majeed. S, Nambi. K.S.N, Taju. G, SarathBabu. V, Farook. M.A, Sahul Hameed. A.S, 2014, Development and Characterization of a New Gill Cell Line from Air Breathing Fish Channastriatus (Bloch 1793) and its Application in Toxicology: Direct Comparison to Theacute Fish Toxicity. Chemosphere 96, 89-98 (Impact Factor 5.108).
  5. Abdul Majeed. S, Nambi. K.S.N, Taju. G, Sundar Raj. N, Madan. N, Sahul Hameed. A.S, 2013, Establishment and Characterization of Permanent Cell Line from Gill Tissue of Labeorohita (Hamilton) and its Application in Gene Expression and Toxicology. Cell Biology andToxicology 29(1), 59-73 (Impact Factor 5.097).

Dr. R. Dineshkumar

  1. Dineshkumar M. Duraimurugan, N. Sharmiladevi, L. Priya Lakshmi, A. Ahamed Rasheeq, A. Arumugam  P. Sampathkumar. 2020.  Microalgal liquid biofertilizer and biostimulant effect on green gram (Vigna radiata L) an experimental cultivation. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 11(01): 91-114.
  2. R. Dineshkumar, R. Kumaravel, J. Gopalsamy, Mohammad Nurul Azim Sikder & P.Sampathkumar, (2017), “Microalgae as Bio-Fertilizers for Rice Growth and Seed Yield Productivity”, Waste and Biomass Valorization. Doi: 10.1007/s12649-017-9873-5.(IF: 2.8)
  3. R. Dineshkumar, J. Subramanian and P. Sampathkumar (2018), “Prospective of Chlorella Vulgaris to Augment Growth and Yield Parameters Along with Superior Seed Qualities in Black Gram, Vignamungo (L.)” Waste and Biomass Valorization, DOI : 10.1007/s12649-018-0465-9(IF: 2.8)
  4. R. Dineshkumar, J. Subramanian, A. Arumugam, A. Ahamed Rasheeq and P. Sampathkumar (2018), “Exploring the Microalgae Biofertilizer Effect on Onion Cultivation by Field Experiment” Waste and Biomass ValorizationDOI : 10.1007/s12649-018-0466-8 (IF: 2.8)
  5. R. Dineshkumar, J. Subramanian, J. Gopalsamy, P. Jayasingam, A. Arumugam, S. Kannadasan & P. Sampathkumar (2017). “The Impact of Using Microalgae as Biofertilizer in Maize (Zea mays L.)” Waste and Biomass Valorization. Doi: 10.1007/s12649-017-0123-7 (IF: 2.8)

Dr. N. Sharmila Devi

  1. Sharmila Devi Natarajan, Viswadevan viswajith, Mahendran Kandasamy, Mythili Ravichandran, Prathaban Munisamy, Chandrasekar Varadharaju, 2015, “An Epidemiological Study on DeadlyDrug – Defying Untreatable Carbapenem Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria Encountered in South India. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 8(6):265-269. (IF: 0.65).
  2. Sharmila Devi Natarajan, Viswadevan viswajith, Mahendran Kandasamy, Mythili Ravichandran, Prathaban Munisamy, Chandrasekar Varadharaju, 2015, “Demographical Study of Extensive Drug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria with Precise Attention on XDRUropathogen E.coli”, International Journal of Current Microbiology and AppliedSciences.4(10):794-806. (IF: 2.015).
  3. Mythili Ravichandran, Prathaban Munisamy, Sharmila Devi Natarajan, Chandrasekar Varadharaju, 2016, Rare Detection and Identification of Methanogenic Bacteria from Diverse Ecological Niches in India for Carbon Balance and Management in our Environment, International Journal of Advanced Research. 4(12): 1174-1186. (IF: 7.08).
  4. Prathaban Munisamy, Mythili Ravichandran, Sharmila Devi Natarajan, Chandrasekar Varadharaju, 2017, Biological Aspects of Anaerobic Digestion and its Kinetics: An Overview, Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. 6(4): 1090-1097. (IF:0.98).
  5. Mythili Ravichandran, Prathaban Munisamy, Chandrasekar Varadharaju, Sharmila Devi Natarajan, 2017, A Review on Challenging Experimental Approach for Methanogenicarchaea Cultivation, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 8(2): 423-435. (IF:0.35).

Dr. P. Thirunavukkarasu

  1. Manikantan Pappuswamy, Rajkumar Sundaram, Harishankar M Kuppanna, Thirunavukkarasu Periyasamy, Carbon Disulfide (CS2) Induced Chromosomal Alterations and Apoptosis in Circulated Blood Lymphocytes of Personnel Working inViscose Industry. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Biology, Vol 3 (1) 2018
  2. Thirunavukkarasu Periyasamy, Ming-Wei Lu, Molecular Characterization and Expression of Malabar Grouper (Epinephelusmalabaricus) IRF8 Gene in Response to Immuno-stimulants and Nervous Necrosis Virus, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 2018; 6(1): 213-221.
  3. Thirunavukkarasu Periyasamy, Joan Tang Xiao Joe, Ming-Wei Lu, Cloning and Expression of Malabar grouper (Ephinephelusmalabaricus) ADAR1 Gene in Response to Immune Stimulants and Nervous Necrosis Virus, Fish Shellfish Immunol, 2017 Oct7; 71:116-126.
  4. Rajkumar. S, Shanmugam. S, Prabhurajan. R, Thirunavukkarasu. P, Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance of Clinical Acinetopacteriabaumannii from a Major Diagnostic Laboratory in Coimbatore City-South India. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Vol. 8, Issue, 7, pp. 18347-18351, July, 2017.
  5. Thirunavukkarasu Periyasamy, Ming-Wei Lu, Molecular Cloning, Expression and Functional Analysis of Interferon Regulatory Factor 5 (IRF5) gene in Malabar Grouper (Epinephelusmalabaricus) Int. Mol. Sci-Preprint-2017, 2017090106.

Dr. M. Duraimurugan

  1. Dr. M. Durai Murugan, Vinoth Kumar Reddy, Soosai Manickam Amirtham, Sandhya Babu, Arunai nambi Raj, D Sen, G Manivasagam. 2020. Endothelial progenitor/stem cells in engineered vessel for vascular transplantation. Journal of Material Science : Materials in Medicine. 31:113-119
  2. Duraimurugan Muniswami, L V K Reddy, Sandhya Babu. D Sen. (2019) Neuropotency and Neurotherapeutic Potential of Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cell’s Secretome. Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine. doi:10.1007/s40883-019-00096-4
  3. Reddy LVK, Muruga. D, Mullic. M, Begum M ET, Sen D, Recent Approaches for Angiogenesis in Search of Successful Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2019 Nov 4. doi: 10.2174/1574888X14666191104151928.
  4. Muniswami. DM, Kanakasabapathy. I, Tharion.G (2017), Globose Basal Cells for Spinal Cordregeneration. Neural Regeneration Research 12(11):1895-1904. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.219052.
  5. Durai Murugan Muniswami. P, Kanthakumar. I, Kanakasabapathy, George Tharion, Motorrecovery After Transplantation of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Rat Model of Spinalcord Injury. Annals Neuroscience 2018; 25:64-78. https://doi.org/10.1159/000487069.

 

Dr. M. Kalpana Devi

  1. Kalpanadevi. M, RasheedhaBanu. A, Gnanprabhal. G.R, Pradeep. B.V and Palaniswamy. M, 2008, Purification, Characterization of Alkaline Protease Enzyme Fromnative Isolate Aspergillus Niger and its Compatibility with Commercial Detergents. IndianJ. Sci. Tech. 1: 1-6.
  2. RasheedhaBanu. A, Kalpana Devi. M, Gnanaprabhal. G.R, Pradeep. B.V. and Palaniswamy, M. 2010, Production and Characterization of Pectinase Enzyme From penicilliumchrysogenum. Indian J. Sci.Technol. 3: 377-381.
  3. Kalpana devi. M and Usha. R, Assessment of Antibiotic Production Potential in Twoactinomycetes Against Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci. Int J Pharm Bio Sci .2015;6(4): (B) 590 – 596.
  4. Kalpana devi. M and Usha. R, Effect of Actinomycete Extract on Experimental Model Ofacute Systemic Bacteraemia of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus in Swiss Albino Rats. Int J Pharm Bio Sci .2017, 8(1): 622-626.
  5. Kalpana devi. M and Usha. R, Successive Statistical Approaches for Optimization Ofantibiotic Production by Nocardiopsisprasina Act24, Int J Pharm Bio Sci, 2017, 8(3): (b)506 – 513

Conference

1.Department of Microbiology organised two days National Conference on Espials of Biomolecules on February 26, 2020. Dr. Ravindrakumar, Principal Scientist, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology division, ICAR, National Bureau of fish genetic resources, Lucknow and Dr. T. T. Ajith Kumar, Principal Scientist, NBFGR-Peninsula Marine Fish Genetic Resource centre (ICAR), CMFRI campus, Kochi, Kerala, presided as the Chief Guests.
2.Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology organised two days National Conference on Microbial Biotechnology Sustainable Agriculture and Food Safety on July 27, 2017 and July 28, 2017. Dr. N. Mathivanan, Director, CAS in Botany, Guindy Campus, University of Madras, Chennai, Dr. Murali Gopal, Principal Scientist-Microbiology, ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala and Dr. U. Sivakumar, Professor, Department of Microbiology, TNAU, Coimbatore, presided as the Chief Guests.
3.Department of Microbiology organised National Conference on Microbial Prospects for Credible Development–Scope and Outcome on January 24, 2017 and January 25, 2017. Dr. S. Jagannathan, Senior Research Officer, Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor, presided as the Chief Guest.

Workshop

  1. Virtual workshop entitled Development of bioproduct from single cell protein for entrepreneur development on 30-01-2021.
  2. Virtual workshop entitled Mushroom cultivation conducted by Dr.M.Kulandhaivel on 29-01-2021
  3. In association with Institution Innovation Council and Intellectual Property Rights Cell successfully conducted the Workshop on “GO PATENT- Intellectual Property Rights”on 31St December, 2020 . The resource persons Dr. A.Usha Raja Nandhini, Associate Professor, Faculty of Biotechnology, Mother Terasa Womens University, Attuvambatti, Kodaikanal.
  4. Virtual  Workshop on Biofertilizer Production and Maintenance – A Potential Strategy for cultivation of soil beneficial microorganism, making as a commercial product by Dr.R.Dineshkumar, Asst.Professor, Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education on 17thNovember, 2020
  5. Department of Microbiology organised In-house Workshop on Mushroom cultivation by Dr. M. Kulandhaivel on October 01, 2019.
  6. Department of Microbiology organised In-house Workshop on Mushroom cultivation by Dr. M. Kulandhaivel on October 03, 2018.
  7. Department of Microbiology organised Workshop on Screening of Microbial Metabolites-II by Dr. P. Srinivasan and Dr. S. Ramalakshmi on December 19, 2017 and December 20, 2017.
  8. Department of Microbiology organised In-house Workshop on Mushroom cultivation by Dr. M. Kulandhaivel on December 07, 2017.
  9. Department of Microbiology organised Workshop on Screening of Microbial Metabolites-I by Dr. P. Srinivasan and Dr. S. Ramalakshmi on August 17, 2017 and August 18, 2017.
  10. Department of Microbiology organised Two days Workshop on Advances of Fish Biology by Dr. P. Srinivasan and Dr. V. Usharani on June 06, 2017 and June 07, 2017.
  11. Department of Microbiology organised In-house Workshop on Aquaculture and Gene Amplification-II by Dr. P. Srinivasan on February 28, 2017.
  12. Department of Microbiology organised Hands on Training on Cytomorphometric Techniques and Rapid diagnosis-III by Dr. M. Kulandhaivel and Mr. P. Srinivasan on February 16, 2017.
  13. Department of Microbiology organised In-house Workshop on Mushroom cultivation by Dr. M. Kulandhaivel on July 22, 2016.
  14. Department of Microbiology organised Hands on Training on Cytomorphometric Techniques and Rapid diagnosis-II by Dr. M. Kulandhaivel and Dr. D. Teepica Priadarsini on March 09, 2016.
  15. Department of Microbiology organised In-house Workshop on Mushroom cultivation by Dr. M. Kulandhaivel on October 07, 2015.

Guest Lecture

  1. The “Louis Pasteur endowment lecture” by Dr.N.Gopal, Professor, Department of Agriculture Microbiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on 29.01.2020.
  2. Department of Microbiology organised Guest Lecture on Mushroom diversity and Biotechnology Application on October 15, 2019. Dr. A. A. Panneer Selvam, Associate Professor, Dept. of Botany and Microbiology, AVVM Sri Pushpa College of Autonomous, Poondi, presided as the Chief Guest.
  3. Department of Microbiology organised Guest Lecture on Genomic and Knowledge Based of Futuristic Innovation in Applied Microbiology on November 30, 2018. Dr. S. Babu, Professor, Director, VIT Centre for Agricultural Innovation and Learning, VIT, Vellore, presided as the Chief Guest.
  4. Department of Microbiology organised Guest Lecture on Biofertilizers and Biocontrol on February 12, 2018. Dr. P. Thamizhchelvan, Proprietor, Vishakan Biotech, Coimbatore, presided as the Chief Guest.
  5. Department of Microbiology organised Guest Lecture on Drug Discovery in India on February 14, 2017. Dr. Kumar, Scientist, Kavin Bioresearch, Chennai, presided as the Chief Guest.
  6.  Department of Microbiology organised Guest Lecture on Marine Environment & Bioprospecting Potential on December 07, 2017. Dr. K. Kathiresan, Professor, Centre of Advance study inn Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Chidambaram, presided as the Chief Guest.
  7. Department of Microbiology organised Guest Lecture on Recent Diagnostic Modalities for Leptospirosis on March 01, 2016. Dr. R. Nataraja Seenivasan, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, presided as the Chief Guest.

Faculty Development Programme

  1. Two-day Faculty Development Program on Contemporary and Advanced research in life science. on 04th & 05th June 2020.  K. Ponmurugan, Research Associate, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia ,  Dr. A.K Murugan, Scientist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research, Riyadh, Dr. S. Balasubramanian, Associate professor, Institute national de la recherche scientifique – Eau Terre Environment Research Centre, Canada and Dr.M.Saravanan, Associate Professor, Mekelle University, Ethiopia presided as the Chief Guests.

Webinar

  1. Virtual lab tour to the illustrious Micro Health Reference Laboratories , Quatar  on 17. 12. 2020 ,  Instructor: Ms. Surabhi Ganga ,Cytogeneticist and Ms. Fathima Rafah, Microbiologist ,Department of Histopathology,  Genetics and Pathology,  MHRL. Latterly , Ms. Anilda Marry William, Technical head, Department of Molecular biology and Microbiology.
  2. The Entrepreneur Development – Early to Rise webinar on 30 June 2020. Dr. Lipin Dev M S, Director of VT Ecogreen Tech. Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore.
  3. Entrepreneur Development webinar on “Expertise Turn into Profit” on 30th July 2020. Mr. Vinoth Rayer, Technology Partner/Director, Al Saqr Agritech, L.L.C., Deira, Dubai, UAE presided as a chief guest.
  4. Live Webinar on Impact of Probiotics in combating COVID -19 – A Potential Preventive Strategy on 12th October, 2020. Resource Person was Dr. Prakash M Halami Chief Scientist/Professor – AcSIR Head, Microbiology & Fermentation Technology Department, CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India.
  5. Live Webinar on Marine Microbes – A Wonder of the World on 11thDecember, 2020. Resource Person – Dr. K. Kathiresan, Honorary Professor, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, and Tamil Nadu.
  6. Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of higher Education (KAHE), Coimbatore, The Directorate of Research (DoR) and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SAFI Institute of Advanced Study (SIAS) and has organized the first talk of the International Webinar/ Virtual talk Series Novo Scienza ‘20-‘21 on “Deciphering the role of α-synuclein in regulating exocytosis” On 31st Dec. 2020. The resource person, Dr. Rohith Kumar N Post-Doctoral Fellow TATA Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai

Orientation / Induction Programme / Other Activities

  • Association Inaugural
    1.Department of Microbiology organised Association Inauguration on September 29, 2019. Mr. K. Vimal Kumar, Senior HR Manager, Visionary RCM Infotech, presided as the Chief Guest.
    2.Department of Microbiology organised Association Inauguration on August 29, 2018. Mr. Michel Joseph, HR Manager, VWR Lab products Pvt. Ltd, Coimbatore, presided as the Chief Guest.
    3.Department of Microbiology organised Association Inauguration on August 10, 2017. Dr. M. Murugan, Head, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Maduari Kamaraj University, Madurai, presided as the Chief Guest.
    4.Department of Microbiology organised Association Inauguration on August 12, 2016. Dr. S. Marimuthu, Associate Vice president, T.Stanes & company limited, Coimbatore, presided as the Chief Guest.
    5.Department of Microbiology organised Association Inauguration on July 31, 2015. Ms. Preethi Marimuthu, CEO, Tropical Bioscience, Coimbatore, presided as the Chief Guest.
  • Organ Day
    1.Department of Microbiology organised Organ Day on August 13, 2019. Dr. G. Saravanan, Nephrologist, Karpagam Hospital, Coimbatore, presided as the Chief Guest.
    2.Department of Microbiology organised Organ Day on August 13, 2019. Dr. J. K. V. C. Parthiban, Neuro & Spine Surgeon and Dr. Prasanth Vaijyanth, Heart & Lungs transplantation Surgeon, KMCH, Coimbatore, Dr. Ananda Vijai, Liver transplantation Surgeon, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, Dr. Sanjay Ramkumar, Skin transplantation Surgeon, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Dr. K. S. Ramalingam, Neurologist, Coimbatore Kidney Centre, Coimbatore, and Mr. Karthik, Eye Bank Manager, Aravind Eye care system, Coimbatore, presided as the Chief Guests.
  • Extension Activity
    1.An awareness camp on Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention on 12.12.2020 at Arisipalayam, Nachipalayam and Muthumalai villages. The awareness Camp was jointly organized by National Service Scheme and Department of Microbiology of Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore.
    2.Department of Microbiology organised Awareness Campaign on Health and Hygiene for the employees of Vellalore, waste dumping yard, Coimbatore on September 27, 2019.
    3.Department of Microbiology & NCC organised Awareness Campaign on 12 Step Hand Wash demo to infection prevention for Nachipalayam and Malumichampatti people, Coimbatore on November 28, 2018.
    4.Department of Microbiology organised Awareness Campaign to control Dengue to Arisipalayam Village people, Coimbatore on October 13, 2017.
    5.Department of Microbiology organised Awareness Campaign to control Malaria & Dengue to Achiptty Village people, Pollachi, on January 31, 2017.
    6.Department of Microbiology organised Awareness Campaign on Health and Hygiene for the employees of Vellalore waste dumping yard, Coimbatore on January 22, 2016.
  • Endowment Lecture
    1.Endowment Lecture on Bioprospecting potential of associated microbes from marine flora and fauna”on 24th December, 2020. The resource person Dr. M.Arumugam, currently serving as Associate Professor, Faculty of Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
    2.Department of Microbiology organised Louis Pasteur Endowment Lecture on January 29, 2020.
  • Exhibition1.The Virtual Science Exhibition- 2020 organized by the Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education on 29.10.2020.2.The Third Annual Startup Entrepreneurship Exhibition- 2020 organised by the Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education on 06.03.2020.3.Department of Science and Microbiology organised exhibition on Start up Bioentrepreneur for all UG and PG students of Microbiology on October 01, 2018.
    4.Department of Science and Microbiology organised exhibition on Start up Bioentrepreneur for all UG and PG students of Microbiology on February 10, 2017.