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  • The post graduate Department of studies and research in Microbiology was established in main campus during 2005. The department is presently housed at the bioscience complex. The new building has spacious furnished laboratory, theory and seminar hall. The department has good facility for teaching and research. The course content is designed to cover all the aspects of Microbiology and practical orientation for microbiological methods. In order to encourage the students to take up research programs every year, the department is organizing special lecture series and seminars by inviting scientists from well recognized national and international Institutes.
    The department has two faculties doing quality work in teaching and research. They have trained well through different training programs organized by reputed institutions. Faculties are doing good research in the area of industrial microbiology, environmental microbiology, plant pathology, agriculture microbiology, Immunology and medical microbiology. Dr. B. Thippeswamy was awarded with post doctoral fellowship for one year to do research in United States of America. The Department has organized number of national level seminars by inviting speakers from reputed institutions like, NII, CCMB, IISc, CFTRI and NCL. So far, four research projects were completed which are funded by UGC, DST, and two ongoing projects are funded by DBT, and VGST. The Department has taken up the project concern to Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), restricted to Shivamogga district for the development of tool for diagnosis for the disease. Five students from the department have qualified state level and national level exams like SLET and CSIR/UGC.
    The department of Microbiology shall strive to become a centre of excellence in teaching and research, to transform students into committed, selfless and value added citizens with sound scientific knowledge, to make highly economic and eco-friendly environment to bring down the global warming with microorganisms, to reduce biohazards of pesticides, insecticides on biosphere with microorganisms, to develop vaccines for upcoming pathogens to improve the health with low cost.


  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Microbiology
    Year of Establishment        2005
    Name of the Chairman      
    Dr.N.B. Thippeswamy
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Reseach in Microbiology
    Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    Phone: +91(0)8282-256263,  Fax: 08282-256262
    E-mail: microbiology@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.Sc., CBCS, Two-year, Four Semesters B.Sc.,in Biological Sciences or B.Sc.,(Ag) or MBBS
    Ph. D 3-5 Years M.Sc.,
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy M.Sc, Ph.D Associate professor Medical Microbiology, Immunology and enzymology
    2 Dr. B. Thippeswamy M.Sc., Ph.D. Post Doc. (USA). Assistant Professor Agricultural Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Environmental Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology
    3 Mr. Kurni Nagaraj Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    4 Mr. Karthik S Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    5 Mr. Nayanashree. G Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    6 Mr. Naveen Kumar, K. J. Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    7 Mr. Sushitha.P Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Insecticidal potency of Carum Carvi Kuvempu University Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 35000 Completed
    2 Biogas production from the potential aquatic feed stock Ipomea reptans poir. L Kuvempu University Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 50000 Completed
    3 Kinetics of Immunological Memory Response induced by Scorpion Toxin UGC, New Delhi Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Dr. A.N. Rajeswara Achur 1073165 Completed
    4 Dynamics of neurotoxic and Immunotoxic stress signals induced by scorpion venom and their impact on enhancing immunological memory response SERB-DST, New Delhi Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 600000 Completed
    5 Integrated disease management: An alternative approach for effective control of Kyasanur Forest Disease by a novel and biological immunomodulator and the acaricide VGST, Karnataka Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 4000000 Ongoing
    6 AM fungi in herbaceous medicinal plants UGC-New Delhi Dr. B. Thippeswamy - 50000 Completed
    7 Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Industrial effluents UGC-New Delhi Dr. B. Thippeswamy - 868000 Completed
    8 Peoples Biodiversity Register on Chickmagalore District. Karnataka Biodiversity Board,GOK, Bangalore Dr. B. Thippeswamy Co-Investigator 530000 Completed
    9 Reclamation of heavy metal polluted and drought soil using AM fungi as biofertilizer by molecular approaches. DST-SEED, New Delhi Dr. B. Thippeswamy - 600000 Completed
    10 Production & Supply of Tissue cultured & Disease free Banana plantlets of var. Putta bale to the SC/ST & weaker section farmers of Karnataka for Economic development, An extend Project DBT, New Delhi Dr. B. Thippeswamy Co-Investigator 3202065 Ongoing
    11 Mushroom biotechnology Intervention for Socio-Economic upliftment of SC/ST farmers of Malnad region of Karnataka DBT, New Delhi Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Dr. V. Krishna and Dr N. B. Thippeswamy 1400000 Completed
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
    1 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Santhosh K N 241 0000-00-00 Dynamics of immune signals induced by scorpion venom and their impact on microbial immune response 0000-00-00 0
    2 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Shruthi 242 0000-00-00 Dynamics of amylases and cellulases from native fungal isolates 0000-00-00 0
    3 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Navya Nagaraj 244 0000-00-00 Phytochemical and Antityphoidal properties of Simarouba glauca DC. against Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi 0000-00-00 0
    4 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Veena Hegde 243 0000-00-00 Evaluation of Antidiarrhoeal Properties of Simarouba amara (Aubl.)against Enterotoxigenic Esherichia coli 0000-00-00 0
    5 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Prashantha J 317 0000-00-00 Evaluation of phytochemicals from Simarouba glauca DC against pyogenic bacteria 0000-00-00 0
    6 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy LOKESH S T Full Time 318/2016 2016-12-01 Isolation,Characterization and Evaluation of Antimicrobial and Anticancerous property of Claviceps purpurea. 2020-12-01 YES KUVEMPU UNIVERSITY
    7 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Jyothi V Full Time 316 2016-03-10 Isolation and Evaluation of Phosphate solubilising fungi from rhizosphere soil, BWLS, Karnataka. 2020-12-31 YES Kuvempu University
    8 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Manjunath S Full Time 199 2014-12-22 Evaluation of Colletotrichum germplasm in anthracnose of chilli (Capsicum annum L.) 2021-12-31 YES -
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Current challenges of Microbes State 4th March 2016 Kuvempu University
    Role of Microbes: Past, Present and Future National 28 and 29 March-2012 Kuvempu University
    Present Scenario of Microbial Life National 28 and 29 March-2011 Kuvempu University
    Impact of Microbes on Health National 27-28 Feb-2010 Kuvempu University