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Department of Microbiology

Kalaignar Karunanidhi Government Arts College for men which was started in 1972, The department was Established on 1977, Part II scheme was converted into a Women College in the Year 1979 to help, educate and enlighten the young women in and around Salem. The Department of Microbiology offering a UG course was started in the year 1997 under part two scheme with a strength of 23 students. From 2006 the strength was increased up to 30 but now the strength was 40 from the year 2013 onwards. 15 batches of students have obtained the degree so far. At present Dr. V. Thiyagarajan. M.Sc.,Ph.D., B.Ed., Assistant Professor, lead the Department as a Head .

Course of study - B.Sc Microbiology - English Medium and year of Affiliation: 1997 | Foundation course: 1. Tamil & 2. English

Core Course - Microbiology | Allied subject : Biochemistry



On 8-9-2016 PowerPoint presentation on “Dengue fever awareness” was given by Ms.S.Saranya, M.Sc., and M.Phil. Department of Microbiology. The interaction session was very useful and knowledgeable to all the students who were participated in the programme. This presentation was created awareness to the students.

Finally the Director of SSL, Dr.V.Thiyagarajan, H.O.D, Department of Microbiology, raised awareness about the viral fever and hygienic practices among the students. In addition to that sir delivered a speech on “Most fundamental responsibility of human being to help the society to make them joyful” it was very advisable to the students.

Activity 2015 - 2016

Visit to Karunya home for mentally retorted peoples Gorimadu, salem-8. On 30-1-2015 SSL student members and SSL in charge staff members visit Karunya home for mentally retorted people. Our students distributed snacks & cloths to these people. Our members actively interact with them and make them happy. We discussed briefly about the home activities & teaching methodologies given to them.

On 10-09-2015, Dr. S.Ashok, Siddha Doctor, Saravana Hospital gave a special lecture on “Importance of Women’s health care”. The student members of SSL from various departments are benefited by his speech. They clarified their doubts related to Healthy & Natural food, Yoga, exercise, and beauty. On the same day, the Director of SSL, Dr.V.Thiyagarajan, H.O.D, Department of Microbiology, also delivered his speech on “Role of Women in Social service”. His speech is creating awareness to them how to help the poor and needy people in orphanage and old age home.

The Department of Microbiology conducted its first association function on 10.09.2015.The chief guest Dr. S. Ashok, Siddh doctor, Saravana hospital delivered his lecture on “Importance of health”. He answered various questions raised by our students. The programme was very useful to us. The second association function was held on 30.9.2015.The chief guest Prof. Dr. S.Anbalagan, Muthayammal college gave a special lecture on “Recent trends in Medical Microbiology”. He explained about the advanced techniques used in medical microbiology.

During the academic year 2015-2016,Our Department conducted two days workshop on Microbiological techniques on 6.1.16 &7.1.16 .Mr. AK. Saravanan, Mr .M. Selvam &Mr. N. Radhakrishnan the faculties of Muthayammal college, demonstrated ELISA , & chromatographic techniques to our students. In the month of September, Soft skill development programme was conducted for our students from 9-9-15 to 15-9-15 by our H.O.D Dr.V.Thiagarajan

The Chief guest Dr. S.Ashok, Siddha doctor,Saravana hospital delivered his lecture on “Importance of health on 10-09-2015.

The Chief guest Prof.Dr. S.Anbalagan,Muthayammal college gave a special lecture on “recent trends in Medical Microbiology”on 30-09-2015

Workshop on Microbiological techniques( 6.1.16&7.1.16) Mr.AK.Saravanan, Mr.M.Selvam &Mr.N.Radhakrishnan the faculties of Muthayammal college,demonstrated techniques to our students

Field Trip Report

As per the guidance of the UGC and the Periyar University, a field work for the subject Environmental Science was arranged by the department of Microbiology on 28-09-2014 for the B.Sc., microbiology students. The place chosen for this field work was the Botanical Garden and Pasteur institute in Ooty. The chief officer explained the various kinds of flowers, trees, herbal plants and soil microbes. He explained well about medicinal values of those plants. Students asked questions and noted the information. From this field work the students got aware on the new species of plants. Finally the trip was highly useful to the students.

Quiz Competition

In our department association function Quiz competition had conducted on 09-01-2015. All our students were participated in this programe. we distributed snacks and prizes to those students.

List of Staff Members

S. No Name Designation
1 Dr. V. Thiyagarajan, M.Sc., D.H.E., B.Ed., Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Head