About The Department

The Department of Microbiology of AVMC & H, is a multidisciplinary unit consisting of Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Immunology, Parasitology and Mycobacteriology sections.

The laboratory facilities include ELISA, conventional tools for diagnostic services. Teaching is the integral part of the departmental academic activities. PG courses are conducted for award of MD degree in Microbiology. The department offers excellent opportunities for research in infectious diseases. The department has a very good infrastructure for both UG & PG teaching and research activities. The department has

  • Students laboratory
  • Demonstration hall
  • Library
  • Seminar room
  • Museum



Special equipments like Bio safety cabinet-level II and ELISA.
Services offered

I - Bacteriology


  1. Specimens tested – Blood, CSF, Bone marrow, other body fluids, Exudates, Catheters, Facces, Urine, Sputum, Broncheoalveolar lavage, Endotracheal aspirates, Throat, Nasal & Ear swabs and Genital swabs.
  2. Identification of pathogens.  
  3. Antibiotic sensitivity testing  
             Disc diffusion method
             Combination disc method for ESBL, modified Hodge test, EDTA disc diffusion test for MBL

II – Mycology

          Microscopy and culture
          Antifungal susceptibility testing

III – Mycobacteriology

          Smear, Microscopy
          Drug susceptibility testing

IV – Serology

          Widal, Weil Felix, VDRL, TPHA, CRP, ASO, RA, Antibodies for scrubtyphus,
          Lepto IgM.

V – Virology
               HBsAg, HIV and Dengue

VI – Parasitology

VII – Surveillance
          RO water, Environmental critical care area, Sterility check of Blood bags, solutions

Faculty Profiles

 Name        Qualification Designation   Photo
Dr. K. Sedhumadhavan M.B.B.S.,M.D., Professor & Head
Dr. R. Latha M.B.B.S.,M.D., Professor
Dr. K. Bhaskaran M.B.B.S.,M.D., Associate Professor
Dr. K. Kavitha M.B.B.S.,M.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. G. Hemalatha M.B.B.S.,M.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Anusheela Howlader M.B.B.S.,M.D., Assistant Professor