The Department of Microbiology & Clinical Lab Technology made its humble genesis in 2009 to provide quality education. From the day of inception, the motto of our department is to provide holistic and intellectually perspective education to the women of Sivaganga district. The vision and mission of our secretary Mrs. Umayal Ramanathan is to provide technical education to women. Following her foot-steps, our department promotes Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology& CLT in a holistic manner. Our Department blossomed with 7 students and 2 staff members and after successfully completing 14 years of fruitful service, we are now having 91 students and 4 faculty members.

Our curriculum is framed according to Alagappa university norms. We enable students to face the competitive world with the state of the art Lab facilities. So as our students are qualified to be placed in reputed industries, R&D labs and corporate sectors across the globe. We have signed MoU with CBNR, Coimbatore, KCLAR, Madurai and also tie up with RKC Laboratories, Karaikudi. Hence we offer Certificate Courses like Immunodiagnostics and Haematology, Organic Food and Nutrition, Recombinant DNA Technology, Bioinformatics, etc., to inculcate technological skills as well as entrepreneurial skills. Further, we mould them to be responsible citizen through value education.

We offer world-class teaching experience through well qualified and well experienced faculty members. We have been following the ICT-based teaching which will promote interactive learning among the students. As a prolific department, our teaching pedagogies are student-centred.

Our department students are educated by faculty who are passionate about research. They play an integral role in initiating the quest for research in students. As an effort, we engage students with mini-projects. We also encourage and guide them to publish their research projects in reputed journals. From all these signs of progress and growth, it’s well envisaged that the students of the Microbiology & CLT Department are well sustained to outrival the competitive scientific World.


  • The primary objective is to impart quality education in the field of Microbiology and Clinical Lab Technology. This involves providing students with a strong foundation in microbiological and clinical principles, laboratory techniques, and practical skills.
  • The department aims to create trained microbiologists who can contribute to various domains like Food Production, Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Environment, Agriculture, Public Health Research, etc.,
  • The department connects and empowers communities of scientists, researchers, and practitioners interested in microbes. By fostering communication and collaboration, it helps to unlock the potential of microbiological knowledge.

Course Outcome

Semester-I (CBCS)



After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

22BMC1C1 – Cell Biology
  • The students will get depth knowledge in fundamental principles of cellular biology
  •  Able to understand the principles behind cell movement, cell growth, cell division, cell death, and cell signalling.
  • Aware of the pathways of intracellular receptors.
22BMC1P1 – Lab in Cell Biology
  • The students are being able to identify standard methods for the isolation, identification and culturing of microorganisms.
  • Thestudentscanabletoidentifythedifferentgroupsofmicroorganismsfrom different habitats.

Semester-II (CBCS)

22BMC2C1 –

General Microbiology

  • Can clearly understand history and classification of bacteria
  • The students are getting depth knowledge of various microscopes and their application.
  • Able to understand various (physical and chemical) methods of
  • control of microorganisms
  • The students are aware of the structure of bacterial cells and also the staining methods used to identify the bacteria
22BMC2P1 –

Lab in General Microbiology

  • The students are being able to identify standard methods for the isolation, identification and culturing of microorganisms.
  • The students can able to identify the different groups of microorganisms from different habitats.
22BMC3C1 –

Human Anatomy and Haematology

  • Identify the structure and functions of internal organs.
  • Acquire knowledge on cellular level and tissue level organizations.
  • Identify the structure and functions of the blood cell
  • Correlate haematological findings with those generated in other areas of the clinical laboratory.

Semester-III (CBCS)

22BMC3C2 – Clinical Biochemistry
  • The students are being able to understand the basic fundamentals of Biomolecules
  • The students can able to identify the different groups of enzymes from different habitats and their clinical importance.
22BMC3P1 – Lab in Human Anatomy, Haematology and Clinical


  • The students are be able to identify standard methods for the isolation, identification and culturing of microorganisms.
  • The students can able to identify the different groups of microorganisms from different habitats.

Semester-IV (CBCS)

22BMC4C1 – Molecular Biology and Microbial Genetics
  • Able to understand the function of genes and their regulation
  • Understand the level of gene expressions
  • Acquire depth knowledge on the activation of oncogenes.
22BMC4C2 – Clinical Parasitology and Mycology
  • Able to understand the effects of human parasites and their diagnostic methods.
  • Able to prevent the parasitic and helminthic infections.
  • Acquire depth knowledge on the role of mycotoxins and other fungal toxins.
22BMC4P1 – Lab in Molecular Biology, Microbial Genetics, Clinical Parasitology and Mycology
  • Able to perform isolation of nucleic acids and its confirmation by gel electrophoresis
  • Understand the principles of inducing mutation
  • Students will be familiar with the identification of pathogenic organism from clinical samples.

Semester-V (CBCS)

22BMC5C1 – Systemic Bacteriology and virology
  • Acquire information about the concepts of systematic bacteriology and gain knowledge on medically important micro-organisms.
  • Attain knowledge of morphology, cultural characteristics, biochemical tests, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis etc., of pathogenic organisms.
  • Understand the concepts involved in the cultivation and diagnosis of viruses.
22BMC5C2 – Clinical Immunology
  • The students after completing the course would be aware of structure and functions of immune system.
  • Aware of immunity to various pathogens
  • Able to understand the concepts and mechanism behind antigen-antibody interactions, hypersensivity reactions and immunochemical reactions.
22BMC5C3 – Recombinant DNA Technology and Molecular


  • The students are being able to understand the concepts and methods in rDNA technology
  • Enable the students to know about cloning vectors.
  • Acquire knowledge on the construction of DNA libraries and DNA sequencing and an applications of rDNA technology
  • The students are being able to diagnose the genetic diversity and gene pattern by molecular methods
22BMC5C4 – Clinical Bioinstrumentation and Diagnostics
  • Identify the need of understanding human anatomy and physiology system
  • Select the suitable acquisition method for analysing biomedical signal and vital parameter measurement.
  • Apply the knowledge of biomedical instruments to practical applications
  • Categorize the parameter monitoring techniques based on the application and relevance.
22BMC5P1 – Lab in Bacteriology, Virology, Clinical

Bioinstrumentation and Diagnostics

  • Able to isolate and identify the pathogen from the clinical samples.
  • Knowledge in the analysis of antibiotic sensitivity.
  • Understand the role of environmental factors affecting bacterial growth.


22BMC5P2 – Lab in Clinical Immunology and rDNA


  • The students will be able to enumerate the RBC and WBC and also identify the blood cells based on their colour and shape.
  • Thestudentscanidentifythebloodgroupingandalsodiagnosetheinfectious agents by performing immunological techniques.
  • The students will have technical knowledge of immunological /clinical tests.
  • The students are able to construct r-DNA.

Semester-VI (CBCS)

22BMC6E1 – Basics of Bioinformatics
  • Understand the different tools for data analysis and apply the appropriate tool for data processing.
  • Know the whole genome analysis methods and the computational tools used for sequence analysis.
  • Acquire knowledge on Homology modelling of protein.
22BMC6E2 – Food and Dairy Microbiology
  • The students are able to know the role of microorganisms in food (beneficial as well as harmful) and also the factors influencing their growth.
  • The students can be easily understood in depth the techniques/process involved in the production of microbial products in food and dairy industries.
  • Able to identify the key problems and prospects in food processing and preservation of perishable food products and also understand the microbial hazards involved in food spoilage.
22BMC6E3 – Agricultural Microbiology
  • Understand the role of microbes in the different cycles and their role in agriculture
  • Be familiar with biological nitrogen fixation in symbiotic and non-symbiotic associations with plants.
  • Know the value, production, application in pest control and crop response of biofertilizers and biopesticides.
22BMC6E4 – Environmental Microbiology
  • Understand on soil characteristics and biogeochemical cycling
  • Be familiar with the microbial analysis of drinking water and Aero microbiology
  • Know the different aspects of waste management and sewage Treatment systems
  • Acquire knowledge on bioremediation and microbial leaching.
22BMC6E5 – Medical Microbiology
  • The student will be able to explain general and specific mechanisms by which an infectious agent causes disease.
  • The student will be able to describe the epidemiology of infectious agents including how infectious diseases are transmitted.
22BMC6E6 – Microbial Physiology and Metabolism
  • Know the various phases involved in the microbial growth
  • Understand the general concepts of pathways in microbial metabolism
  • Acquire a clear idea of the role of photosynthetic pigments and the mechanism of photosynthesis.
22BMC6E7 – Communicable and Non- Communicable Diseases
  • The students are able to know the risk factors for the communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • The students can take preventive measures to avoid severe diseases.
  • Understand the role of vaccines in the global health maintenance.

Activity Report Academic Year: 2022-2023

S. No Date Name of the Event Implemented Action
1 13.07.2022  to 22.07.2022 Certificate Course on “Immunodiagnostics and Haematology” Certificate Course on “Immunodiagnostics and Haematology” was organized by having tie up with RK computerized Laboratory (clinical), Karaikudi for II year students
2 3.08.2022 Upavan Organics: Organic farming initiation Seed sowing ceremony by Upavan Organics club of our department
3 27.08.2022 Industrial Visit to CMFRI Students were taken to Industrial Visit to Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mandapam
4 Every Week Friday MEDICAMP Regular fitness check-up to our college students and staff members.
5 21.09.2022 Mikrevna (Research club) – Commemoration of World Alzheimer Day Students displayed posters in the noticeboard to create awareness about disease condition.
6 26.09.2022 CECRI Open Day visit Students were taken to CECRI open day
7 31.10.2022 Association Activity– Millet Based Cookery Competition “Millet Cookery Challenge” competition was organized to promote the benefits of Millets.
8 25.10.2022 Mikrevna (Research club)- commemoration of National Ayurveda Day student Presented on the topic “Significance of Ayurvedic medicine in human health”
9 14.12.2022 Mikrevna (Research club)- commemoration of Energy Conservation Day Student presentation on Energy conservation and its Importance
10 10. 01. 2023 Special Lecture on “Preview of Essays Binding Chemistry with Life” A special Lecture on “Preview of Essays Binding Chemistry with Life” organized to encourage the development of scientific thinking among women students. Emeritus Scientist and eminent chemist Professor Dr. Sambasivan Venkat Eswaran, shared his rich experiences with the students.
11 18. 01. 2023 Mikrevna (Research club) –commemoration of National Immunization Day Student presentation on Importance of Immunization
12 23.02.2023 Outreach Activity: Demonstration and Training on Basic Microbiology Instruments for school students Our students put up a fabulous performance to unlock the potential of tomorrow’s scientists with the demonstration of all the microbiological techniques and instruments to the students of Alagappa Model Higher Secondary School & Alagappa College of Nursing, Karaikudi. More than 100 students visited the lab and learned various microbiological techniques.
13 01.02.2023 to 10.03.2023 Certificate course on Mushroom Cultivation About 126 students from various departments successfully completed the course.
14 28.02.2023 National Science Day Our students were taken to visit Alagappa University Science Department Laboratories.
15 07.03.2023 Association Activity- “Intra-Department Competitions” The events are Start-up Idea-Thon, Gloom Tat, Medley Art and Memo-Mania were conducted.
16 29.03.2023



International Conference on “Emerging Paradigms in Disease Management and Energy Technology ICDMET-2023” A two days International Conference on “Emerging Paradigms in Disease Management and Energy Technology ICDMET-2023” was jointly organized by Department of Biotechnology, Department of Microbiology & CLT and Physics & EC.
17 31.03.2023 Department Association- Valediction Association Valediction ceremony was organized and prizes were distributed.

Activity Report Academic Year: 2023-2024

S. No Date Name of the Event Implemented Action
1 21.06.2023 Commemoration of

International Yoga Day

students displayed posters with information about different types of Aasanas and their benefits to create awareness among the students.
2 12.07.2023 Bridge Course Bridge Course was conducted by our department. It is designed to link the higher secondary syllabus to the syllabus of the undergraduate course.
3 28.07.2023 Mikrevna (Research club)- commemoration of World Hepatitis Day An awareness presentation about the transmission, screening, and control of viral hepatitis was presented by Ms. N. Umamaheshwari & Ms. A. Lathika
4 01.08.2023 to 07.08.2023 Commemoration of

World Breast Feeding Week

World Breastfeeding week was Commemorated by displaying posters with information about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
5 01.08.2023 Training Programme on Azolla Cultivation


Our students participated in a one-day Hands-on training on Azolla cultivation, organized by the Rural Training Centre at Amaravathipudhur. Dr. L. Vimalendran from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kundrakudi, Sivaganga District, trained the students
6 02.08.2023 Sparrow grain pot Maintenance Upavan Organic Garden of the Microbiology & CLT department and Eco

Club jointly participated in maintaining the sparrow grain pots in our college campus

7 02.08.20230



Two Day Workshop on PCR Technology Dr. T. Suvega, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Mrs. M. Elaiyarani, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & CLT jointly

organized a two-day workshop and training program on “PCR Technology” for Second-year students of both the departments.

8 24.08.2023 Extension Activity: Awareness about Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases An Extension Activity was carried out at Alagappa Model Higher Secondary School. Students raised awareness about Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases through activities like posters, songs, dances, and skits.
9 01.09.2023



Commemoration of National Nutritional Week – 2023 Students updated the Notice Board to educate the student community about the significance of balanced diets, adequate nutrition, and the impact of the right food choices on improving overall physical and mental health.
10 31.08.2023 Celebration of International microorganisms day On the eve of International Microorganisms Day (17.09.2023), our Department Superbug Association organized a Rangoli Competition for students.
11 Every Week Friday MEDICAMP Regular fitness check-up to our college students and staff members.
12 28.09.2023 Commemoration of World Rabies Day- 2023 Based on the theme ‘All for 1, One Health for all’ the students of our department updated the Notice Board to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.
13 01.10.2023



Commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness


Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed throughout the entire month of October each year. During this time, the students of our department displayed posters on the Notice board to make a significant impact in the fight against breast cancer.
14 18.12.2023 to


Internship at RKC laboratory, Karaikudi The students of II B.Sc., Microbiology & CLT went on 45 hours of Internship at RKC laboratory, Karaikudi.
15 24.01.2024 Field Trip to Sethu Bhaskara Agricultural College and Research

Foundation, sennavanam, Tamil Nadu.

The students learned about different types of farming practices and organic farming. The faculties briefed about different branches of agriculture like agronomy, horticulture, floriculture and seasonal crops. The students visited the fields and observed different types of integrated farming, drip irrigation, and the meteorology area. The students also visited Environmental science, soil analysis, Microbiology, Entomology and food and science laboratories.
16 05.02.2024 to 10.02.2024 Certificate Course programme

The Department organized Certificate Courses for our department students in our campus.

Course Details:

I, – Quality Control Analysis of Water and Food

II, – Proteomics

III, – Molecular Characterization by 16s/23s rRNA and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Medicinal Plants.

17 21.2.2024 carnival‘24 Our Department students actively participated and exhibited various models on the theme Innovation Alley in Science
18 16.02.2024 Certificate course on organic farming

Department of Microbiology and CLT, Department of Biotechnology and the Training and Placement Cell

Jointly organized a workshop on organic farming for final-year students. Trainer from Naandi Foundation ‘s Mahindra and Mahindra trained the students on regenerative agriculture techniques and their purposes.

Certificate Course programme

Field Trip to Sethu Bhaskara Agricultural College and Research Foundation, sennavanam, Tamil Nadu.


International Conference on “Emerging Paradigms in Disease Management and Energy Technology ICDMET-2023”

Training Programme on Azolla Cultivation

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