D.K.M College For Women

( AUTONOMOUS )

Vellore - 1

Affiliated To Thiruvalluvar University

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Department of Microbiology / நுண்ணுயிரியல்

Department of Microbiology

Year of Establishment
B.Sc
:
1997
M.Sc
:
2001
M.Phil
:
2011
Ph.D
:
2014
Department Highlights

The Department of Microbiology, DKM College established in the year 1997 with UG Course, PG Course in 2001’s M.Phil in the year 2011. The departments so for produced 7 University rank at UG level and 11 University Rank at PG level includes the First Rank. The department has tried to meet the challenges of the ever-changing face of science by its outstanding faculty members and their research endeavours. The department has 6 teaching staff members and 1 non-teaching staff members.

List of seminars organized by the Department
  • State Level Seminar Science Fest 2003
  • National Level Seminar Sizzling Microbe 2005
  • State Level Seminar Emerging Trends in Microbiology 2006
  • National Level Colloquium 2007
  • National Level Symposium MicBio Windower2010.
  • National Level Seminar on Marine Microbes2012.
  • National Level Seminar on MDR & XDR Microbes 2014.
Workshop Organized

The Department organized workshops in collaboration with Medox Biotech India Pvt., Ltd., Chennai and with Chromous Biotech Pvt., Ltd., Bangalore. Orange Progene Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

Teaching Highlights

The faculties are aware of their needs of teaching like knowledge, communication skill and aptitude to bring the best of the students.

The following methods of teaching are used by the faculty members

  • Interactive and innovative teaching
  • Use of audio-visual aids.
  • Regular tests, terminal exams and model exams
  • Students seminars
  • Regular assignments
  • Project work for post graduate students
  • Maintenance of department Notice Board
  • Conduction of slip test at regular intervals
  • Group discussion
  • Conducting subject related quiz programmes.
Scope of the Course

The medical microbiology has a wider scope in the diagnosis of diseases in hospitals and in laboratories. Due to vast and fast development, many new industries (Pharmaceutical, food and dairy) have been developed for need of everyday life. Microbiologists have a vivid opportunity to work in quality control department to check the quality of the new product produced without contamination.

The waste water coming out from the industries should be treated and discarded. So the microbiologist also has a scope in the sewage treatment plan. Due to the importance of the subject the Microbiology has been started in school levels also, the PG microbiology graduates with B.Ed qualification can also work in schools as PG Teacher. Finally there are so many researches undergoing in numerous fields so there is scope of becoming a research scholar also.

Subject Offered B.Sc.

  • Comp in Biology & Biostatistics
  • MLT General principals of laboratory, anatomy and physiology
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Principles of biology
  • MLT Clinical pathology & hematology
  • Vermitechnology
  • MLT biochemistry, histopathology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Biofertilizer Technology
  • MLT Clinical Microbiology
M.Sc.
  • Bioinformatics, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
  • IPR, Bio safety & Human Rights
Course Highlights
  • Revised and updated curriculum
  • Seminar compulsory in all units
  • Compulsory project.
  • Educational trips – IVPM, Ranipet, Vaccine research center Center for animal health sciences Madhavaram, Chennai, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Central Institute of Fisheries and Technology, Kochi.
Placements

The students of our department are well placed in various reputed institution.

Projects

Compulsory projects are given for PG students are encouraged to do the project in the department.

D.K.M COLLEGE FOR WOMEN (AUTONOMOUS) VELLORE-1

(CBCS PATTERN)
B.Sc MICROBIOLOGY SYLLABUS TEMPLATE 2019-2020
Program Objective
  1. Develop mathematical curiosity and use inductive and deductive reasoning while solving
  2. Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in
  3. Apply the knowledge of Mathematical concepts in interdisciplinary fields.
  4. Qualify competitive examinations.
  5. Communicate Mathematical ideas with clarity and coherence, both written and verbally.
Programme Educational Objectives
  1. To develop problem-solving skills and apply them independently to problems in pure and applied mathematics.
  2. To develop abstract mathematical and analytical thinking.
  3. Ability to pursue advanced studies and research in pure and applied mathematical science.
  4. To train students to develop their positive attitude skills which will enable them to become multi-facet personality shining in any chosen field.
  5. Enhances Logical reasoning skills, arithmetic skills, aptitude skills, communication skills and self-confidence for better employability.
Programme Outcomes
  1. Upon graduation, the course provides a thorough knowledge and understanding of the core concepts in the discipline of Microbiology.
  2. Understand the vital roleof microorganisms in biotechnology, fermentation, medicine, and other industries important to human well being.
  3. Demonstrate that microorganisms have an indispensable rolein the environment, including elemental cycles, biodegradation, etc.
  4. Identify ways how microorganism causes disease, and the methodologies used in disease treatment and prevention.
  5. Students will acquire knowledge in laboratory safety and in routine and specialized microbiological laboratory skills applicable to microbiological research or clinical methods including accurately reporting observation and analysis.
  6. The course provides the conceptual basis for understanding pathogenic microorganisms and the mechanisms by which they cause disease.
  7. Effectively utilizing the microorganisms to develop sustainable solutions to current and future environmental problems.
  8. The programme will provide the laboratory training in addition to theory and to prepare them for careers in the industry, agriculture, and applied research where biological system is increasingly employed.
  9. Students will demonstrate engagement in the microorganism discipline through involvement in research or internship activities.
  10. The Masters in Microbiology programme will address the increasing need for skilled scientific manpower with an understanding of research ethics involving microorganisms.
Programme Specific Outcomes
  1. To become familiar with microbial taxonomy and have a firm understanding of organisms’ relationship to one another
  2. To become familiar with commonly used procedures so that one can converse comfortably with an experienced technologist. Accuracy and understanding should be emphasized instead of speed.
  3. To recognize attributes of the important microbial pathogens, including major in vitro characteristics
  4. To become capable of recognizing and differentiating the commonly isolated commensal microorganisms

5.To become proficient in performing and interpreting direct examinations, in distinguishing potentially contaminated material from diagnostic material, and in making decisions about the extent of specimen evaluation

  1. To become familiar with the common methods for determining antimicrobial susceptibility and their interpretation, including an understanding of resistance mechanisms
  2. To learn to deal with frequently occurring clinical problems expeditiously
  3. To develop an understanding of, and to participate in interactions with units outside of the laboratory (e.g. Infection Control, Infectious Disease, etc.)
  4. To develop an approach to medically relevant diagnosis in each area of the laboratory -- how far to go and when
  5. To become familiar with the indications for microbial testing and preferred specimen types processed in the microbiology laboratory

B.Sc MICROBIOLOGY SYLLABUS TEMPLATE 2019-2020

S.NO Part Study Components Ins.Hrs/ Week       Credit Title of the Paper Syllabus
SEMESTER I
1 I Language Paper I 6 4 Tamil-I View
2 II English Paper I 6 4 English –I View
3 III Core Paper I 6 5 General Microbiology View
4 III Core Practical I 3 0 Basic techniques in Microbiology View
5 III Allied Paper I 4 4 Biochemistry I View
6 III Allied Practical I 3 0 Biochemistry view
7 IV 2 2 Environmental Science view
S.NO Part Study Components Ins.Hrs/ Week       Credit Title of the Paper Syllabus
SEMESTER II
8 I Language Paper II 6 4 Tamil-II View
9 II English Paper II 5 4 English-II View
10 III Core Paper II 5 5 Cell biology and Microbial Genetics View
11 III Core Practical I 3 3 Basic techniques in Microbiology
12 III Allied Paper II 4 4 Biochemistry II view
13 III Allied Practical I 3 2
14 IV 2 2 Value Education (Gen Awareness) View
15 IV 2 1 Soft skill view
S.NO Part Study Components Ins.Hrs/ Week       Credit Title of the Paper Syllabus
SEMESTER III  
16 I Language Paper III 6 4 Tamil-III View
17 II English Paper III 6 4 English-III View
18 III Core Paper III 4 4 Immunology View
19 III Core Practical II 3 0 Immunology View
20 III Allied Paper III 4 4 Bioinstrumentation View
21 III Allied Practical II 3 0 Bioinstrumentation & Biostatistics View
22 IV Skill Based I 2 2 MLT – I General principles of laboratory techniques, anatomy & physiology View
23 IV Non Major Elective I 2 2 Mushroom cultivation View
S.NO Part Study Components Ins.Hrs/ Week       Credit Title of the Paper Syllabus
SEMESTER –IV
24 I Language Paper IV 6 4 Tamil-IV View
25 II English Paper IV 6 4 English-IV View
26 III Core Paper IV 4 4 Molecular biology View
27 III Core Paper IV 3 3 Immunology View
28 III Allied Paper IV 4 4 Biostatistics View
29 III Allied Practical 3 2  Bioinstrumentation & Biostatistics View
30 IV Skill Based II 2 2 MLT – II Clinical Pathology &Haematology View
31 IV Non Major Elective II 2 2 Vermitechnology View
S.NO Part Study Components Ins.Hrs/ Week       Credit Title of the Paper Syllabus
SEMESTERV
32 III Core Paper V 5 5 Medical Bacteriology View
33 III Core Paper VI 4 4 Food & Dairy Microbiology View
34 III Core Paper VII 4 4 Medical Mycology & Parasitology View
35 III Core Practical III 5 0 Medical Microbiology View
36 III Elective I Paper I 3 3 Recombinant DNA technology View
37 III Elective II Paper II 3 3 Principles of Biology View
38 IV Skill Based III 2 2 MLT – III Biochemistry Histopathology & Cytology View
S.NO Part Study Components Ins.Hrs/ Week       Credit Title of the Paper Syllabus
SEMESTER-VI  
39 III Core Paper VIII 5 5 Medical Virology View
40 III Core Paper IX 4 4 Environmental & Agricultural Microbiology View
41 III Core Paper X 4 4 Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology View
42 III Core Practical III 5 3 Medical Microbiology View
43 III Core Practical IV 4 3 Applied Microbiology View
44 III Elective III Paper III II 3 3 Microbial Biotechnology View
45 III Elective IV Paper IV 3 3 Marine Microbiology View
46 IV Skill Based IV 2 2 MLT – IV Clinical Microbiology View
47 V Extension Activities 3 Service
 DKM COLLEGE FOR WOMEN (AUTONOMOUS) VELLORE-1
Program Objective
  1. Develop mathematical curiosity and use inductive and deductive reasoning while solving
  2. Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in
  3. Apply the knowledge of Mathematical concepts in interdisciplinary fields.
  4. Qualify competitive examinations.
  5. Communicate Mathematical ideas with clarity and coherence, both written and verbally.
Programme Educational Objectives
  1. To develop problem-solving skills and apply them independently to problems in pure and applied mathematics.
  2. To develop abstract mathematical and analytical thinking.
  3. Ability to pursue advanced studies and research in pure and applied mathematical science.
  4. To train students to develop their positive attitude skills which will enable them to become multi-facet personality shining in any chosen field.
  5. Enhances Logical reasoning skills, arithmetic skills, aptitude skills, communication skills and self-confidence for better employability.
Programme Outcomes
  1. Upon graduation, the course provides a thorough knowledge and understanding of the core concepts in the discipline of Microbiology.
  2. Understand the vital roleof microorganisms in biotechnology, fermentation, medicine, and other industries important to human well being.
  3. Demonstrate that microorganisms have an indispensable rolein the environment, including elemental cycles, biodegradation, etc.
  4. Identify ways how microorganism causes disease, and the methodologies used in disease treatment and prevention.
  5. Students will acquire knowledge in laboratory safety and in routine and specialized microbiological laboratory skills applicable to microbiological research or clinical methods including accurately reporting observation and analysis.
  6. The course provides the conceptual basis for understanding pathogenic microorganisms and the mechanisms by which they cause disease.
  7. Effectively utilizing the microorganisms to develop sustainable solutions to current and future environmental problems.
  8. The programme will provide the laboratory training in addition to theory and to prepare them for careers in the industry, agriculture, and applied research where biological system is increasingly employed.
  9. Students will demonstrate engagement in the microorganism discipline through involvement in research or internship activities.
  10. The Masters in Microbiology programme will address the increasing need for skilled scientific manpower with an understanding of research ethics involving microorganisms.
Programme Specific Outcomes
  1. To become familiar with microbial taxonomy and have a firm understanding of organisms’ relationship to one another
  2. To become familiar with commonly used procedures so that one can converse comfortably with an experienced technologist. Accuracy and understanding should be emphasized instead of speed.
  3. To recognize attributes of the important microbial pathogens, including major in vitro characteristics
  4. To become capable of recognizing and differentiating the commonly isolated commensal microorganisms

5.To become proficient in performing and interpreting direct examinations, in distinguishing potentially contaminated material from diagnostic material, and in making decisions about the extent of specimen evaluation

  1. To become familiar with the common methods for determining antimicrobial susceptibility and their interpretation, including an understanding of resistance mechanisms
  2. To learn to deal with frequently occurring clinical problems expeditiously
  3. To develop an understanding of, and to participate in interactions with units outside of the laboratory (e.g. Infection Control, Infectious Disease, etc.)
  4. To develop an approach to medically relevant diagnosis in each area of the laboratory -- how far to go and when
  5. To become familiar with the indications for microbial testing and preferred specimen types processed in the microbiology laboratory
   (CBCS PATTERN)      
M.Sc MICROBIOLOGY SYLLABUS TEMPLATE 2019-2020
S.No Study components Ins.H rs/ Week Credits Title of the paper Syllabus
Course Title
SEMESTER I
1 Core Paper-I 5 4 General Microbiology View
2 Core Paper-II 4 4 Immunology View
3 Core Paper-III 4 4 Systematic Medical Bacteriology View
4 Elective I Paper-I 5 3 Advances in Molecular Biology and Microbial  Genetics View
5 Core Practical I 4 0 General and Applied Microbiology View
6 Core Practical II 4 0 Immunology and Bacteriology View
7 Core Practical III 4 0 Virology and Genetic Engineering View
Self study paper 2* Organic Farming View
SEMESTER II
8 Core. Paper-IV 4 3 Virology View
9 Core Paper-V 4 4 Genetic Engineering View
10 Core Paper-VI 3 3 Applied Food, Dairy & Environmental Microbiology View
11 Elective II Paper-II 5 3 Biological techniques View
12 Compulsory Paper 2 2 Human Rights View
13 Core Practical I 4 5 General and Applied Microbiology View
14 Core Practical II 4 5 Immunology and Bacteriology View
15 Core Practical III 4 5 Virology and Genetic Engineering View
Internship (Optional)  during the summer vacation with 1 to 3 credits*
SEMESTER III
16 Core Paper VII 4 4 Medical  Parasitology, Mycology and Entomology View
17 Core Paper VIII 4 4 Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology View
18 Core Paper IX 4 4 Advances in Biotechnology View
19 Elective III Paper III 3 3 IPR, Bio safety and Quality control View
20 Core Practical IV 5 0 Medical  Parasitology, Mycology and Entomology View
21 Core Practical V 5 0 Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology View
22 Core Practical VI 5 0 Advances in Biotechnology View
Self study paper 2* Laboratory Animal Science View
SEMESTER IV
23 Core Paper X 6 6 Research Methodology View
24 Core Elective IV 3 3 Biostatistics View
25 Core Practical IV 5 5 Medical  Parasitology, Mycology and Entomology View
26 Core Practical V 5 5 Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology View
27 Core Practical VI 5 5 Advances in Biotechnology View
28 Core Project 6 6 Project/ Dissertation
Present details about infrastructural facilities List of Instruments above Rs. 50,000  
S.No Name of the item Quantity
1. ELISA Reader 1
2. Laminar Air Flow 2
3. Dark Field Microscope 1
4. Fluorescence Microscope 1
5. Table top shaker with Illumination 1
6. UV- Vis Spectrophotometer 1
7. Cooling Centrifuge 1
8. Deep Freezer 1
9. BOD Incubator 1
 

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Mrs. S.ARUNADEVI 308MBUA02 Assistant Professor Click Here
Mrs. A. BARATHI 308MBUA03 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.J.HEMAPRIYA 308MBUA04 Assistant Professor Click Here
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2021-2022
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Webinar 01.12.2021 Process of Innovation Development & Technology readiness View
2020-2021
S.No. Name and Nature of Programme Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report
1 International Webinar 12.01.2021 Sustainable alternate for replacing plastics to avoid the effects of plastic pollution, sponsored by TNSCST View
2 Virtual Workshop 15.02 2021. “Disease models of Lab Animal Experimentation” View
2019-2020
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Guest Lecture 09.10.2019 Antibiotic resistance and phage therapy View
2. Guest Lecture 31.01.2020 Antibiotic residues in livestock waste: Public health risk and waste management practices View
3. Guest Lecture 18.02.2020 Health for your sake View
2018-2019
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Workshop cum Hands on training 08.08.2018 & 09.08.2018 Molecular techniques View
2. Guest Lecture 01.09.2018 Clinical research Industry-opportunities, challenges and demands View
3. Workshop 07.02.2019 Computational analysis of small molecules and molecular docking View
2017-2018
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Guest Lecture 23.08.17 Career & Research oppurtunities in India & Abroad for Life science graduates. View
2. International conference 15.02.2018&16.02.2018 Current Trends and Emerging Challenges in Biological Sciences View
2016-2017
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Guest Lecture 18.08.2016 Bioreactor-An Overview View
2. Exhibition 14.09.2016 Immunology View
3. Guest Lecture 29.09.2016 TB & HIV Facts View
4. National level seminar 27.01.2017 New Horizons in Molecular Biotechnology View