Microbiology is one of the fascinating and dynamic sciences. It is constantly being evolved and more information is being added in continuation with the existing literature including all the microbiological techniques being rapidly modified and refined. Microbiologists and other scientists employ the scientific method to understand natural phenomena. It provides a blend of traditional and contemporary knowledge of microbiological science to meet the pedagogical needs of all students pursuing masters’ in Microbiology. The Master degree course covers the studies of microorganisms, their effect on human, environment, society etc., the applied aspects and branches of microbiology. The course is career oriented and precisely towards entrepreneurship after successful completion of the course.
When the discipline of Microbiology is strong and intellectually vibrant, there exists better avenues in different fields as research officer, food and hygiene quality controller, medical coding trainers, etc.,
Course curriculum is as below :
Students can carry out the project work for a period of 6 months at any recognized institutes pertaining to their area of interest and the internal faculty being the principal mentor and the institute supervisor being the co-mentor.
Any undergraduate Science Degree recognized by UGC with Biology/Microbiology as one of the subjects
The program supports the building of student’s careers starting as a Microbiologist and specializing over the years with training and knowledge accumulation in specific fields of interest and emerging as highly specialized scientists besides also evolving as entrepreneurs in applied fields of dairy, waste management, Pharmaceutical Industry, Research and development firms, Educational Institutions, Food and Beverage Companies, Food Standard Agencies, Waste Management Companies, Agri-Chemical Companies, Environmental Consultants etc.
Indian Students : INR 66200.00 per year
NRI Students : USD 2200 per year
Designation: Associate Professor
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Qualification: B.Sc, M.Sc, M.A., Ph.D
No of Publication: 27
1. Awareness among the illiterates about food and hygiene 2. Develop the skills regarding tissue culture aspects of generating disease resistant varieties 3. Enhance personality development among the students to design their career 4. Guide the stakeholders with their respective areas of interest specially in the field of research.
Dr. Sumana K, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Tissue Culture, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS AHER, Mysuru pursued her doctoral degree from University of Mysuru, Mysuru in 2012 and secured seventh Rank in Master of Arts in English from Karnataka State Open University in 2014. Her area of specialisation are Mycology and Plant Pathology. Currently research progress has taken turn with the previous research experience towards Clinical Microbiology and Food Microbiology. She started her career as Lecturer in Microbiology (2002-11) at JSS College for Women, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru and as Assistant Professor in Microbiology at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science(2011-15), Mysuru and currently, serving as Assistant Professor at Division of Microbiology, JSS AHER, Mysuru, handling both UG and PG Microbiology students, She has served as PG Coordinator for the Department of Water and Health, Faculty of Life Sciences (2017- 21). Till date she has guided 20 MSc and 04 PG Diploma Dissertation students. She is also guiding two research students that fetches PhD degree. Her research team have secured prizes for Best oral (03) and a poster presentation at different National and International Conferences & Symposim. She emphasises more towards the interested area of research the student would like to get expertised with involving specialists in that specific area as a part of the research team.
She is also involved in various academic boards and organisations VIZ., BOS (Board of Studies) and BOE (Board of Exams) Member, Dept. of Microbiology, at JSS College for Women, Saraswathipram (2006-2009) ; Member BOS(2016-2017), (Nominated by Academic Council Team), & Member, BOE (2017-19) at Dept. of Biotechnology, JSS College for Women, Saraswathipram ; Member BOS (2019-21) Maharani's Science College for Women, Mysuru (Alumni member); Member, BOS (2019-20) SBRR Mahajan First Grade College, Mysuru; Member, BOS (2019-22), Departmet of Biotechnology, St. Philomena;s College, Mysuru; Member, BOE (2020-21) at Departmet of Microbiology, St. Philomena;s College, Mysuru.
She is a Life member for Association of Microbiologists of India and served as Joint Secretary and Secretary at Association of Microbiologists of India, Mysuru Chapter, Mysuru, 2014-15 and 2016-17 respectively. AMI-MC Executive committee member till date. She has participated and presented in the conferences (14), Seminars (15) and Workshops (18). She has publications in peer reviewed national and international journals (25). 03 Books and 03 Book Chapters. As a part of research activity she has undergone research training at Faculty of Technology, Kohn Kaen University, Thailand (Sept 1 st to October 31st, 2016).
She has been awarded with 'Best Microbiologist' by Karnataka Excellence Awards, VPCEM Trust, Bangalore, Karnataka held at Ravindra Kalakshetra Bangalore. Dated 6th November 2021
She also awarded with “Karnataka Book of Records” Honoured by Karnataka Excellence Awards, VPCEM Trust, Bangalore, Karnataka held at Ravindra Kalakshetra Bangalore. Dated 6th November 2021
She has filed a patent dated 14.1.2020 (JSS Permission latter: ORDER NO.: REG/DIR ®/Patent-Sumana/305/2019-20 dated 31.01.2020) entitled: “Early Detection of the extra pulmonary tuberculosis with specific gene identification Process” in consultation with M/s C-Intelligence, Chennai. Patent Application No: 202041046078 Dated:22/10/2020, Patent Published: Journal Number 45/2020, Journal Date: 6.11.2020-IPO
PhD Awarded under her guidance are;
1. Ms. Talluri Rameshwari K R (17PLM006), Dated:21.06.2021
2. Ms. Rakshitha Rani N (17PLM005), Dated:09.08.2021
Epidemiology and Molecular Diagnosis of Virulence Factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Multi Drug Resistance and Heteroresistance in Lactics