Established 1991, Recognized u/s 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 (2006)
Granted Autonomy in 2008
Accredited with โ€˜Aโ€™ Grade with 3.31 CGPA (2017) by NAAC
Affiliated to Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram

Profile of the Departments


Microbiology was introduced as an undergraduate course (for the boys) in the year 1997 and existed as Bioscience Department, along with Biochemistry. An additional batch for the girls was started in the year 1998. The Department started functioning as an individual department from 1999. The Department started offering M. Sc. Applied Microbiology from the year 2010. The Department has also got affiliation for offering M. Phil. Microbiology from Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore.

The department has two well-furnished and spacious laboratories. An air-conditioned inoculation room for laboratory work and a computer for desk work are added features of the department.

Department Administration:
All the staff members share the various activities and responsibilities. Files, logbooks & registers are maintained to have a record of all the activities of the department. Staff meetings are conducted at least twice in a term, to discuss the syllabus, practical, studentโ€™s performance and other special tasks. Occasionally student representatives are also called for the meeting to discuss their grievances.

Innovations in teaching and learning:
The traditional method of chalk and talk has been replaced by the usage of OHP and LCD to the maximum extent. Educational CDs are frequently displayed to provide better understanding of the subject for the students.

Individual attention is given to every student during practical classes.

To provide an opportunity for students to gain up-to-date knowledge on the subject regular guest lectures both by the faculty and experts from outside are being arranged. Newspaper clippings on recent developments are displayed in the notice board and the same has been discussed in the classrooms.

Learning resources:
The department has set up a department library for the benefit of students as well as the staff members. Study materials are prepared and distributed to the students for the subject, which the students find difficult. Educational CDs are available in the department for the perusal of the students.

Remedial teaching:
Students weak in the subject are identified and given special care. Extra coaching and additional tests are also given for them. Students who studied their Higher Secondary through Tamil medium are also given special attention.

Academic performance:
Our students are doing well in the University Examinations and continuous efforts are taken to achieve cent present result. With our approach to make the better student the best, the department produced three University ranks so far.

Programme offered

Degree Programme Duration Semester Total Credite
UG B.Sc Microbiology 3 Years 6 140
PG M.Sc. Microbiology 2 Years 4 90
M.Phil M.Phil. Microbiology 1 Years 2 36
Ph.D Ph.D Microbiology - - -


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M.Phil guides 2017โ€“2018


The Department carries out minor research project every year.
Screening for the presence of potential bacterial pathogens from drinking water sources in Tsunami affected areas.
Investigators: Mr. Joseph C. Daniel, Mrs. M. Lydia Rajakumari and Mrs. K. Rekha.

Survey on drinking water in and around Cuddalore.
Investigators: Mr. Joseph C. Daniel, Mrs. M. Lydia Rajakumari, Ms. C. Sujatha and Mr. I. Joseph Gubert.
Isolation of bacterial flora from plants and their characterization.
Investigators: Mr. Joseph C. Daniel, Mrs. M. Lydia Rajakumari, and Ms. C. Sujatha.
Preliminary antimicrobial activity studies of substituted 1,4 โ€“ Thiazane derivatives (M.Phil., (Chemistry) Project).
Candidate: Ms. B. Christina, Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry.
Guide: Dr. R. Banureka, Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry.

Four students of M.Phil., Microbiology program of the CDE, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli have done their dissertation in the department.
Isolation, Identification and Antibiotic susceptibility pattern from urine samples of Pregnant women
Candidate: Ms. R. Kalaivani
Guide: Mrs. M. Lydia Rajakumari, Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology.
Isolation and identification of Vibrio species from water bodies in and around cuddalore
Candidate: M. Selvakumar
Guide: Mrs. M. Lydia Rajakumari, Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology.
Isolation, Identification and Differentiation of Candida Spp from urine samples of pregnant women
Candidate: Ms. A. Vaheetha
Guide: Mrs. M. Lydia Rajakumari, Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology.
Isolation, Identification & Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of bacteria causing UTI in diabetic patients
Candidate: Ms. K. Sridevi
Guide: Ms. C. Sujatha, Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology.

Study on waterborne pathogens especially Vibrio cholerae
Investigators: Mrs. M. Lydia Rajakumari, Ms. C. Sujatha and Mrs. G. Sarathy

2010 โ€“ 2011
Survey on Antibiotic Usage among the Population in Cuddalore District

2011 โ€“ 2012
Screening of Hepatitis B among Population of Cuddalore District


Programme Year
B.Sc Microbiology 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.
M.Sc Applied Microbiology 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016,2015 2014.
M.Phil Microbiology 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016,2015 2014.


1.     12EM017 Dr. J. Jaya Prakash M.Sc., DMLT., Ph.D., NET, HoD & Assistant Professor
2.     14EM003 Dr. M. Parimala Celia M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET, Assistant Professor
3.     14EM015 Dr. D. John Milton M.Sc., Ph.D., NET, Assistant Professor
4.     15EM003 Dr. D. Sumitha M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET, Assistant Professor
5.     15EM005 Dr. R. Krishnan M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Tech., PGDBI, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
6.     15EM004 Dr. S. Megala M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
7.     17EM006 Dr. C. Swaminathan M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
8.     21EM005 Dr. T. Sheela M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Activities :

Annual Report 2011-12, 2012-13.

Microbiology Association was inaugurated formally on 1st of October, 2013 for the academic year 2013 โ€“ 2014.

2014 โ€“ 2015

The Inaugural function of the Microbiology Association for the year 2014-2015 was held on 4th August 2014 at 11.45 am.

Microbiology Association organized Guest Lecture programme on 12th December 2014. Dr. Sivasubramani, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Annamalai University delivered a lecture on โ€œMetagenomicsโ€.

Annual Report 2015-16

Annual Report 2017-18

Board of studies Members

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