Microbiology has received a great deal of attention in recent years by virtue of its application in medicine, agriculture, industry, biotechnology and molecular biology. This has created enthusiasm among the present generation of students who visualize bright prospects for opportunities in employment and research.
Microbiology for B.Sc Degree was started in the year 1993. This course is offered to the students in combination with two other subjects-Zoology and Chemistry. The first batch of students passed out with cent percent results, with 90% and above securing first class with distinction and similar results have been obtained in the subsequent years also.
The department consists of three well-qualified full time staff members; two trained in the field of Medical Microbiology, and one in General Microbiology. The department is furnished with two well equipped laboratories with all the latest equipments including laminar air flow unit, photo electric colorimeters, optical and electronic balances, advanced research student microscopes, autoclave, distillation apparatus,Gerber's centrifuge .

Extension Activity

One day Field Trip for the III year Microbiology students was conducted to Nandini Milk Dairy, Kulshekar, Pilikula Nisargadhama-Planetorium , Gutthu Mane and Heritage village, on 3rd March, 2018. At the Nandini milk dairy, students learnt the processing and pasteurization of milk. At Pilikula Nisargadhama Planetorium, the use of 3D glasses created a realistic image of formation of stars and galaxies.At Heritage village, students got an exposure to some of traditional aspects of Karnataka like pottery, hand loom weaving, pounding of beaten rice ,oil extraction.

Blood Typing

The Department of Microbiology conducted a blood typing programme for the first year students of St. Agnes College during the months of June and July. It was done in the Microbiology laboratory I from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. onwards. 39 students of the first year degree class and 29 students of St. Agnes Primary & High School, Bendore, Mangaluru availed this facility.

Intraclass Science Fest ZENITH 2017 - Treasure Hunt

A one day interdepartmental competition for science students was held on 10th August 2017. The Department of Microbiology organized the Treasure Hunt for the science students.

Awareness Talk

The Department organized an awareness talk on health and hygiene for the students of Psychology Forum of St.Agnes College on 15th July 2017. Mrs.Vidya Patali along with 3 final year Microbiology students ( Dhanya, Deepthi and Kavya) took up session on various aspects of health and hygiene like health care, cleanliness and diseases, preventive measures, beneficial and harmful microbes etc.


  • One student of the first year Microbiology class - Namitha Agnel participated in the Essay writing competition held on 23rd August 2017 at St.Aloysius degree college, Mangaluru
  • One student of the first year Microbiology class - Suhani participated in the dance competition held on 1st September 2017 at Sri Ramakrishna college, Mangaluru
  • One student of the second year Microbiology class - Renee Johnson participated in the Regional Level Quiz competition held on 17th August 2017 at Rosario College, Mangaluru
  • Two students of final year Microbiology class - Mrunali and Sneha participated at the National level youth Parliament competition on 23th August -2017 at University College, Hampankatta, Mangaluru and won the second place
  • One student of the first year Microbiology class - Priyanka D Almeida participated in Badminton held on 30th August 2017 at Mangala Stadium,Mangaluru. She also participated in the Marathon held on 12th September 2017 at Alva's College, Moodbidri

Seminar/Conference Attended by Students

3 students of final year Microbiology class- Dhanya, Deepthi and Kavya participated and presented 2 posters on the topic "Effect of Medicinal plants on bacteria" and "Study of effect of Rhizobia and Azotobacter and its study on plant growth" in the two day National conference "Reaching the unreached through Science and Technology: Recent Advances in Physical, Chemical, Mathematical and Biological Sciences for Energy, Health and Environment" held during September 8-9, 2017 at Mangalore University, Mangalore.

Microbiology - Papers Offered

Semester Course Code Paper No. Title of the paper No. of hrs / Week Credits
I MIC 101.1 I General Microbiology-I 4 2
MIC 151.1   Basic Techniques of Microbiology 3 2
II MIC 201.1 II General Microbiology-II 4 2
MIC 251.1   Microbial Techniques 3 2
III MIC 301.1 III Microbial Growth 4 2
MIC 351.1   Microbial Growth 3 2
IV MIC 401.1 IV Microbial Physiology and Metabolism 4 2
MIC 451.1   Microbial Metabolism 3 2
V MIC 501.1 V Medical Microbiology 3 2
MIC 502.1 VI Environmental Microbiology 3 2
MIC 551.1   Applied Microbiology 4 2
VI MIC 601.1 VII Industrial Microbiology 3 2
  MIC 602.5       OR   MIC 602.6 VIII (Elective: 1) Bacterial Genetics OR (Elective: 2) Bioinformatics and Biostatistics 3 2
  Applied Microbiology Practical Applied Microbiology Practical & Project 4 2
Name : Patali Vidya Shankar
Department :
Designation:Assistant Professor and HOD

Papers Presented

Year Level Theme Place Participation Type
2017 Regional Effect of Medicinal Plants on Bacteria and Study of Effect of Rhizobia and Azotobacter and its study on plant growth Mangalore University, Mangalore Presented
Name : Prajwal Rao H
Department :
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.SC, M.Phil, Certificate course in Food & Nutrition

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
28th January 2015 National Advances In Biological Sciences Alva's College, Moodbidri Partcipant
8th and10th January 2015 National SCIENCE IN ACTION St Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangaluru. Partcipant
26th June 2014 University Drug Use Disorders Are Preventable And Treatable University College, Mangalore Participant
18th & 19th January 2013 National Emerging Trends In Biological Sciences St.Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangaluru. Participant
23 August 2013 National Recent Trends In Probiotics And Food Biochemistry-Significance And Relevance St.Aloysius College(Autonomous), Mangaluru. Participant
2017 Institutional Science and Technology St.Agnes School(CBSE), Mangalore Chief Guest

Papers Presented

Year Level Theme Place Participation Type
2017 Regional Effect of Medicinal Plants on Bacteria and Study of Effect of Rhizobia and Azotobacter and its study on plant growth Mangalore University, Mangalore Presented

Papers Published

Year Level Paper Title Book Title and Publication No.
2014 Institutional An Article Echo Research - A Multidisciplinary Journal - Vol:2,Issue : 1 St.Agnes college,Mangalore ISSN-2321-5364
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