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Department of PG Studies and Research in Microbiology

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 Statement

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.


Programms Offered

Sl No Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
1 M.Sc., CBCS, Two-year, Four Semesters B.Sc.,in Biological Sciences or B.Sc.,(Ag) or MBBS
2 Ph. D 3-5 Years M.Sc.,


Dr. B. Thippeswamy

Year of Establishment



Department of PG Studies & Research in Microbiology
Kuvempu University
Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451
Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA


Teaching Faculty of Microbiology in Kuvempu University

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    Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Associate professor

    Qualification:M.Sc, Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Medical Microbiology, Immunology and enzymology

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    Dr. B. Thippeswamy Chairman and Associate Professor

    Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D. Post Doc. (USA).,
    Area of Specialisation: Agricultural Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Environmental Microbiology, Food & Industrial Microbiology

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    Dr. SOWMYA H.V. Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D.,
    Area of Specialisation: Industrial microbiology, Food microbiology, Environmental microbiology

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    Mr. Nayanashree. G Please Provide Guest Lecturer

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    Area of Specialisation: Please Provide

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    Mr. Naveen Kumar, K. J. Please Provide Guest Lecturer

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    Mr. LOKESH S.T Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:M. Sc. (Ph.D.), D.Ed.,

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    Mr. Renuka K.P Guest Lecturer

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    Ms. DHANYAKUMARI Y Guest Lecturer

    Area of Specialisation: Microbial Physiology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry

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    Ms. JYOTHI V Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:MSc., (PhD.,),
    Area of Specialisation: Agricultural Microbiology, Biofertilizers, Industrial Microbiology, Mycology, Fermentation Technology

Research Project of Microbiology in Kuvempu University

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 Mushroom biotechnology Intervention for Socio-Economic upliftment of SC/ST farmers of Malnad region of Karnataka DBT, New Delhi Dr. Raja Naika Dr. V. Krishna and Dr N. B. Thippeswamy 1400000 Completed
1 AM fungi in herbaceous medicinal plants UGC-New Delhi Dr. B. Thippeswamy - 50000 Completed
2 Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Industrial effluents UGC-New Delhi Dr. B. Thippeswamy - 868000 Completed
3 Peoples Biodiversity Register on Chickmagalore District. Karnataka Biodiversity Board,GOK, Bangalore - Dr. B. Thippeswamy 530000 Completed
4 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
5 Production DBT, New Delhi - Dr. B. Thippeswamy 3202065 Ongoing
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 Veena Hegde 243 0000-00-00 Evaluation of Antidiarrhoeal Properties of Simarouba amara (Aubl.)against Enterotoxigenic Esherichia coli 0000-00-00 0
4 Dr. N.B. Thippeswamy Prashantha J 317 0000-00-00 Evaluation of phytochemicals from Simarouba glauca DC against pyogenic bacteria 0000-00-00 0
5 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
6 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Jyothi V 274137172021 Full Time 316/ 2016 2016-03-10 Isolation and Evaluation of Phosphate solubilising fungi from rhizosphere soil, BWLS, Karnataka. 2020-12-01 YES Kuvempu University
7 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Lokesh S T 516108394230 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
8 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Prapthi U B 253514060793 Full Time 419/2017 2017-09-12 Studies on Fungal diseases in selected fishes of Bhadra reservoir project 2021-09-12 YES Government of Karnataka
9 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Prakash J 707431433168 Full Time 441/2017 2017-09-12 Study on Panama Wilt of Banana caused by Fusarium oxysporum pv. cubense 2021-09-12 YES Kuvempu university
10 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Amitha Ganapathy B 992820789049 Part Time 473/ 12-09-2017 2017-09-12 Studies on the Synthesis of Nanoparticles using Biological Agents and their Effect on Selected Vegetables Crops 2021-12-12 NO ----
11 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Nandish G 817933339003 Full Time 544/ 29-01-2019 2019-01-29 Bioprospecting of Polyhydroxy butyrate (PHB) Producing Bacteria from Different Sources. 2022-12-01 NO Govt. of Karnataka
12 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Akarsh S 204033981929 Full Time 545/ 29-01-2019 2019-01-29 Bioprospecting of Soil Fungal Pigments from Western Ghats, Shivamogga, Karnataka. 2022-12-01 YES Govt. of Karnataka
13 Science Dr. B. Thippeswamy Manjunatha D424187619146 Full Time 546/29-01-2019 2019-01-29 Bioprospecting of Endophytic Fungi from Medicinal Plants of Chitradurga Dist., Karnataka. 2022-12-01 YES Kuvempu University

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