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Department of Microbiology

Microbiology department was established in the year 1990 and it was the first department to come into existence under Mangalore University. The department is housed in Xavier block of science with a spacious laboratory equipped with all necessary instruments and devices with the backup power facility. The scheme and the curriculum are based on credit based semester system which includes a comprehensive and real time topics. Students in the department are provided with work stations with all necessary supplies and Microscopes on individual basis. More emphasis is laid on an independent and immersive learning for skill and knowledge enhancement. The department encourages students to carry on independent project work and skill development activities. Department has a good collection of books magazine and journals for in house studies.

Under following Combinations the subject Microbiology is offered at under graduate level
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) – Microbiology, Chemistry, Botany.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) – Microbiology, Chemistry, Zoology.

B.Sc Semester I – Fundamentals of Microbiology.
B.Sc Semester II – Basic Microbiology.
B.Sc Semester III – Microbial Physiology and Metabolism.
B.Sc Semester IV – Microbial Ecology and Environmental Microbiology.
B.Sc Semester V – Medical Microbiology and Immunology (opt), Plant Microbiology and Bioremediation (opt).
B.Sc Semester VI – Principles of Bacterial Genetic, Genetic Engineering and Bioinformatics (opt), Applied Microbiology (opt).

Distinguished Alumni
Mr Prajwal Rao, Assistant Professor in Microbiology-St Agnes College, Mangalore.
Ms Amitha Kumari, Assistant Professor in Biotechnology-St Agnes College, Mangalore.
Dr Srinath Baliga, Associate Professor-Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore.
Dr Shamsunder, Associate Professor-Manipal Institute of Life Sciences, Manipal.
Dr Madhumathi, Assistant Professor in Microbiology-MES College, Bangalore.
Dr Aparna-Scientist, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Ms Smitha Dhanraj, Senior Manager-Danone India, Mumbai.
Mr Amith Anand, Manager, Hubert Envirocare Pvt. Ltd. Chennai.


Mr Harsha Paul
Associate Professor, HOD
M.Sc., M.Ed., NET
Ms Shalvin Priya Rodrigues