MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Sri Akilandeswari Women’s college affiliated to Madras University was started in the year 1995 by Swamy Abedhanandha Education Trust, Wandiwash. During 2003 the college has been affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University. Department of Microbiology was started in 1995 with 13 students. In the year 1998, Post Graduate course for Microbiology was started with 16 students. Later in 2011 the department has been upgraded to M.Phil research programme.

The department aims to develop the knowledge of students in the field of Medical Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular biology, Medical Virology, Mycology and Parasitology, Immunology, Microbial Genetics, Mushroom culture technology, Bio fertilizer technology, Vermiculture technology, Haematology & blood banking and Industrial microbiology.

The results show that the performance of students has been excellent and has increased over the years.

     FACULTY MEMBERS

The department has a full team of competent and accomplished faculty members. The team of faculty comprises professional experience with enriched talents and potentials. Faculty numbers are encouraged and supported to pursue advanced studies such as M.Phil, Ph.D and to attend workshops, seminars and conferences.

     LIBRARY

The department library is adequately equipped with latest books of microbiology and related subjects. Department has over 75 books. The college has subscribed for 9 professional journals and magazines for the department.

     EXTRA CURRICULAR ACADEMIC INTERACTIONS

Department of Microbiology organizes academic interaction through special lectures and seminars given by eminent person every year under Antony van Leeuwenhoek club. In these seminars, students are encouraged to present papers and posters.

     INDUSTRIAL VISIT

Industrial visit are arranged every year for students to industries, training and research institutions. The industrial visits are integral to the course structure and the students are guided by the lectures.

     LAB FACILITIES

The department of microbiology has a well equipped laboratory. Equipments such as PCR apparatus, Binocular and Research microscopy, Cold storage, Micro centrifuge, Quick freezer, Cooling centrifuge, B.O.D incubator, UV transilluminator, Western blotting, Electrophoresis apparatus, ELISA reader, TLC apparatus, Membrane filter, Autoclave, Hot air oven and Biological incubators, Laminar air flow with HEPA filters, OHP projector, Paper chromatography apparatus are available.

     PARENTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Parent’s teachers association meetings were conducted periodically for poor students and frequent absentees. Feedbacks were collected from the parents regarding their daughter’s studies. Remedial measures were prescribed accordingly.

INVITED LECTURES
S.NO ACADEMIC YEAR TITLE NAME & DESIGNATION
1. 2018 -2019 Emerging trends and products of microbial biotechnology- etpmb-18’ 1. Dr. S. Venkat Kumar, Associate Professor,
School of Biosciences and Technology,
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore.

2. Dr. T. Rajasekar, Scientist-C,
Centre for Drug Discovery and development,
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University),
Chennai.
2. 2017 -2018 Opportunities Ahead For Microbiologists, A broad view Dr. Dharani Ajithdoss
Senior Staff Pathologist
New york, USA.
3. 2016 -2017
Current trends in Diagnostic Microbiology







Bioresources of Marine Environment





Dr.A.Suresh, Medical Lab Technologist,
Department of Clinical Microbiology,
AL Jahara Hospital
(Under Ministry of Health),
Kuwait
1.Dr.Preetham Elumalai School of Aquatic food
products and Technology,
Kerala University of Fisheries
and Oceans Studies, Cochin.
2. Dr.P.V.Sreejalakshmi Fellowship,
Department of Health and Research,
Research Scientist,
Department of processing Technology,
Kerala University of
Fisheries and Ocean Studies,
Cochin.

4. 2015 -2016 Seminar on “Biotechnological Exploration of Extreme Halophiles”. Mr.D. Vijayanand, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biotechnology,
Thiruvalluvar University,
Serkadu, Vellore.
5. 2014 -2015
1. Microbes are the world
2. Metagenomics
3.Vaccine & their Importance
1. Dr. R. Muthezhilan M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biotechnology,
AMET University, Kanathur, Chennai.

2. Dr. AmuthaSanthanam M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biotechnology,
Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore.
3. Ms. P. Saradhai M.Sc., M.Phil, (Ph.D),
Assistant Professor,
Department of Microbiology,
Presidency college, Chennai.

6. 2013 -2014 Recent Trends in Modern Science Mr. N. Narasimman M.Sc.,(Agri)., Ph.D.,
Junior Rice Breeder,
PKKVK, Pondicherry.
7. 2011 -2012 Zoonoses- causes & prevention Mr.P. Balasubramanian M.Sc., M.Phil, NET.,
PG & Research Department of Zoology,
Govt.Arts College, Kumbakonam.
8. 2011 -2012
1. Marine-Microbial products


2.Awarness on communicable
Disease.(Dengue fever)
1. Dr. S. Jayalakshmi M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor,
CAS in Marine Microbiology,
Parangipettai.
2. Mr.K. Manivannan,
Entomologist,
BMO, Thellar.
STAFF PROFILE
S.NO NAME QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION
1. Mrs.K.Jagathy M.sc., M.Phil.,Ph.D,SET ,ICAR NET HOD & Asst.Professor
2. Mrs.K.Vanmathiselvi M.Sc., M.Phil. ,DWD., PGDELT., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
3. Ms.G.Sarojini M.sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,MA (YOGA),SET ,ICAR NET Assistant Professor
4. Ms.J.Sujatha M.sc., M.Phil.,DOA (Ph.D) Assistant Professor
5. Mrs.P.Sudhasupriya M.Sc., M.Phil, B.Ed., DMO. Tally., Assistant Professor
6. Dr. Ms. A. M. Chitra M.sc.,M.Phli., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
7. Dr.D.Dineshraj M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
8. Ms. J.Sudha M.Sc., M.Phil, DCA Assistant Professor
9. Dr.D.Bharathi , M.Sc.,M.A., (Yoga),Ph.D., Assistant Professor
RANK HOLDERS
S.NO REGISTER NO NAME RANK YEAR
1. 21014U26049 R. Sumaiya II 2014-2017
2. 21014U26030 V.Pavithra III 2014-2017
RANK HOLDERS (PG)
S.NO REGISTER NO NAME RANK YEAR
1. 21015P10004 M. Hemalatha I -Gold medal 2015-2017
2. 21015P10001 S. Aruna III 2015-17
3. 21015P10005 K. Kalpana IV 2015-2017
4. 21015P10003 S. Gayathri V 2015-2017
5. 21015P10011 P. Surya VI 2015-2017
6. 21015P10006 E. Kaviyammal VII 2015-2017
7. 21016P10001 B. Kiruthika II 2016-2018
8. 21016P10001 D. Menaka VIII 2016-2018
EVENT’S DETAILS
2011 EVENT & 2013 EVENT