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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.
Vision 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 2005-06 Name of the Chairman Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Reseach in Microbiology
Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri,
Shankaraghatta 577 451
Phone: +91(0)8282-256263, Fax: 08282-256262
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., Syllabus
Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area of Specialisation 1 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Ph.D Assistant Professor Medical Microbiology, Immunology and enzymology 2 Dr. B. Thippeswamy M.Sc., Ph.D. Post Doc. (USA). Chairman & Assistant Professor Agricultural Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Environmental Microbiology and Mycology
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 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 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 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 4000000 Ongoing 6 AM fungi in herbaceous medicinal plants UGC-New Delhi Dr. B. Thippeswamy Nil 38 Completed 7 Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Industrial effluents UGC-New Delhi Dr. B. Thippeswamy Nil 8 Completed 8 People’s Biodiversity Register on Chickmagalore District. Karnataka Biodiversity Board,GOK, Bangalore Dr. B. Thippeswamy Co-Investigator 5 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 Nil 6 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 32 Ongoing Research Scholars Sl.No. Name Title of Thesis Research Type Guide 1 Santhosh K N Dynamics of immune signals induced by scorpion venom and their impact on microbial immune response Ph.D. Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 2 Shruthi Dynamics of amylases and cellulases from native fungal isolates Ph.D. Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 3 Navya Nagaraj Phytochemical and Antityphoidal properties of Simarouba glauca DC. against Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi Ph.D. Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 4 Veena Hegde Evaluation of Antidiarrhoeal Properties of Simarouba amara (Aubl.)against Enterotoxigenic Esherichia coli Ph.D. Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 5 Prashantha J Evaluation of phytochemicals from Simarouba glauca DC against pyogenic bacteria Ph.D. Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy 6 LOKESH S T Isolation,Characterization and Evaluation of Antimicrobial and Anticancerous property of Claviceps purpurea. Ph.D. Dr. B. Thippeswamy
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