Hospital 0481 2592001  
Casualty 2592475

DEPARTMENT OF Microbiology

Operation Days:24hrs
E. sanjeevini:General OP on Tuesday

About us

The department of Microbiology was established in the year 1963 under the leadership of Professor Dr. Jayaram Panicker. The first batch of MBBS students were admitted in the year 1963 with an annual intake of 60 students and the number was enhanced to 150 in 2006 and upgraded the intake to 175. From 2019 onwards competency based Under graduate curriculum was implemented.
Post graduate course ( M D Microbiology ) started in the year 2010. with an yearly intake of two candidates . Dept. is approved as a center for PHD under KUHS from 2022 onwards.
Diagnostic Microbiology laboratory was shifted from c1 block to George Podipara block in 2004. The laboratory has separate division for Bacteriology , Virology Mycology , Parasitology and HIV testing Now it is a fully fledged 24 hour laboratory. During the COVID-19 pandemic on April 2020 molecular laboratory was set up for COVID-19 testing by RT-PCR.TRUNAT TB testing was established June 2023.

Succession list of Head of the Department

  1. Dr. C. K Jayaram Panicker
  2. Dr. R. Ananthanarayanan
  3. Dr. Balakrishnan Nair
  4. Dr. Sheeifa Beevi
  5. Dr. Aliamma Joseph
  6. Dr. Geetha Thrivikramji
  7. Dr. Sumangala Bhai
  8. Dr. Jose Paul
  9. Dr. Jayalekha . B
  10. Dr. Sobha Kurien Pulikottil

Teaching Staff

1Dr. Sreekumary P KProfessor & HOD
2Dr.Shanimole P EAssociate Professor
3Dr. Nisha MajeedAssistant Professor
4Dr. Soumya Rani RAssistant Professor
5Dr. Binitha BackerAssistant Professor
6Dr. Nimmy PaulAssistant Professor
7Dr. Vipin Sam AlexanderAssistant Professor
8Dr. Jithu K MathewAssistant Professor

Diagnostic Activities

  1. BACTERIOLOGY: Direct microscopy Gram staining , culture & sensitivity testing
  2. MYCOLOGY: Direct microscopy,India ink preparation,fungal culture,Latex aggultination test for Cryptococcus
  3. VIROLOGY: Molecular diagnostic laboratory, Rtpcr-sarscov2
  4. MYCOBACTERIOLOGY: AFB staining Culture
  6. PARASITOLOGY: Stool microscopy for identification of ova & cyst Modified AFB staining
  7. Identification of worms .Wet film identification & culture of free living amoeba
    • IgM ELISA
    • IgG ELISA
    • NS1 Ag-Dengue
    • Widal
    • TPHA
    • Rapid Tests
      • ASO
      • RA
      • IMN
      • CRP
    • HIV-Rapid screening test-ICTC


Name of courseAnnual intake
BSc. Nursing60
Dialysis technology12
Bsc perfusion technology2-4


Conducting theory and practical classes for under Graduate-MBBS, BDS, BSc. Nursing, DMLT, CSSD, Dialysis technology, BCVT, Perfusion technology students. Conduct clinical classes, case, discussions, seminars for post Graduate students. Training of interns & final year part-1 MBBS students during their elective modules. Staff & PGs participate in various CMEs state & international level & present scientific paper.


  1. Department conducted a Workshop on “Molecular advances in Medical Research” in association with MG University, Kottayam on April 6th and 7th, 2022.
  2. World Hepatitis day was observed by conducting a CME on Update on Viral hepatitis on 2nd August 2022,.
  3. Antimicrobial awareness Quiz for post graduate students was conducted on 29th November 2022
  4. Workshop on PCR –for post graduate students on 24/01/2023
  5. Workshop on Malaria –Diagnosis by microscopy on 25/04/2023


  1. NABL Accreditation of HIV Testing Laboratory (since 2019)
  2. Recognized as center for PHD under KUHS (in 2022)
  3. Post graduate students Dr. Ansu C Alex & Dr. Devi G Raveendran achieved first rank in MD Microbiology Examination during the year 2020 & 21 respectively.

Research Published From Department

  1. 1 . Hareendranath G, Mukundan A, SreekumaryP.k. Fosfomycin Susceptibility in Multidrug Resistant Urinary Escherichia coli Isolates. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2021 Feb 15;10(7):414-9.
  2. Jayadeswari SC, KunjappanSreekumaryP. Bacterial Profile of Urinary Tract Infection in
    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2020 Aug
  3. Vimalraj AN, Mukundan A, Hareendranath G, Sreekumary PK. Septic arthritis caused
    by Arcanobacteriumhaemolyticum with fatal outcome. Journal of The Academy of Clinical
    Microbiologists. 2020 Jan 1;22(1):44.
  4. Thoovakkunnon GA, Beena VG. Fluoroquinolone Resistance Pattern among the
    Bacterial Pathogens Causing Urinary Tract Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kottayam,
    Kerala. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2021 Dec 13;10(45):3843-9.
  5. Bhuvanendran, Thushara& V.G., Beena. (2021). Bacterial Aetiology of
    Pharyngotonsillitis in Paediatric Age Group in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kerala. Journal of
    Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare. 8. 3441-3447. 10.18410/jebmh/2021/624.
  6. Pulikottil SK, EbrahimkuttyShanimolePuthenpurayil, Alex AC. Serologic evidence of
    leptospirosis in patients attending a tertiary care hospital, Central Kerala, India- a
    retrospective study. J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2020;9(11):879-883
  7. Sheeba K Thomas, Shoba Kurian Pulikottil. The role of Antibiogram in the evaluation of
    Anti-Microbial Stewardship Program in present South India. JMSCR Volume 10 Issue 02
    February 2022.
  8. Sheeba K Thomas, Leah Thomas, Shoba Kurian Pulikottil, Ratheesh Kumar. Detection
    of Carbapenem resistance by Carbapenemin activation method in tertiary care centre in
    central Kerala. JMSCR Volume 10 Issue 02 February 2022:111-115.

Ongoing Research

  1. Characterisation & antifungal susceptibility pattern of Non albicans candida species isolated from clinical samples in a tertiary care center -Dr. Unnikrishnan K. V
  2. Microbiological profile & antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial isolates from catheter related blood stream infections in hemodialysis patients in a tertiary care center- Dr. Niny Mathew
  3. Bacteriological profile & antibiogram of blood culture isolates in critical care unit-Dr. Chithra C Nath
  4. Clinicomycological profile of fungal keratitis – Dr. Chithra C Nath
  5. COVID-19 associated invasion fungal infection a retrosoective study Dr. Nimmy Paul ,Dr. Chithra C Nath
  6. Bacteriological profile & antibiogram of isolates causing blood stream infection in children. Dr. Linu
  7. Bacteriological profile & antibiogram of surgical site infection -Dr. Aleena Cyriac
  8. Mycological profile of clinically suspected chromoblastomycosis- Dr. Jyothi Nair
  9. Characterisation of enterococcus including vancomycin resistant enterococci & its antibiogram-Dr. Geethanjali Mohandas
  10. Comparison of TRUNAT MTB with AFB culture for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis-Dr. Sana Rose Sunny
  11. Phenotypic & Genotypic characterization of extended spectrum β-lactamases & carbapenam resistant bacterial pathogens causing gram negative sepsis. Dr. Sreekumary P.K ,Dr. Nimmy Paul


Government Medical College

Kerala Pin-686008
Copy Right © 2007 Govt. Medical College Kottayam
Last Updated on 12-06-2023
Developed by Browsetechnologies