1. History
The college was established in the year 2012. Department of Microbiology started functioning from January 2013 under the able guidance of Dr Rajini. M, the Head of department. In preparation for the letter of permission from the Medical council of India, the team of Microbiology was responsible for establishing the diagnostic service laboratories in the hospital, which included procuring of the required equipments and maintaining of the registers for the services provided. The team has also worked together in setting up the research laboratory, undergraduate practical laboratory and museum in the college block. A great effort has been put into the planning and preparation of the UG practical record which is according to the RGUHS curriculum. The academic session for our department commenced from September 2015 and teachers were allotted the theory and practical classes. The first batch of students took up final examination in January 2016 and the students performed extremely well with an achievement of pass percentage of 99.
The students have being performing well in the University exams with good pass percentage and also our student Dr. Ashmitha Menon has secured 5th rank in the RGUHS University exam 2019. The. In the year 2019 the Department of Microbiology had PG inspection for Letter Of Permission for starting the PG courses and the MCI granted Four PG seats. In the year 2020 the department established a "Molecular Lab" in the 4th floor of college block with state of art instruments and infra-structure, which is NABL Accreditated. We have processed around 35,000 COVID samples during the pandemic. CBME curriculum was started from 2021The curriculum was changed according to NMC norms and the Ist batch of CBME (RS4) appeared for the University exams and secured a pass percentage of 95%. The Microbiology section in the Central lab along with Pathology and Biochemistry appeared for the NABL assessment in the month of May 2022 and awaiting for the Certificate of Accreditation.


  • The Department of Medical Microbiology is an integrated team of investigators, educators and practitioners providing leading edge education to both undergraduate and post graduate students and to emerge as a centre of higher learning excellence in microbiology.
  • Provide state-of-the-art diagnostic Microbiology services effectively as measured by cost and turnaround time. 
  • To escalate the research activities by involving faculty and students
  • To encourage the extension services by involving students and faculty.

3. Mission
The Department of Microbiology is committed to provide service, research, education and training of quality in the field of Medical Microbiology. The department is making an all round effort to provide
1. Newer diagnostic services for better patient care, upgraded training program for the students: both undergraduates and postgraduates, and a congenial environment for research and innovation. Our Mission is to develop compassionate, ethically sound health professionals and provide service of the highest order across the health care continuum, through  Innovations in education that yield lifelong learners and leaders in health care.
2. Original research in basic sciences and patient oriented discoveries.
3.  Encouraging creative young minds to reach their fullest potential.
4.The Department of Microbiology aims to function with the core values:

Excellence in everything we do.
Respect for ourselves and others.
Professionalism at all times.
Commitment to all staff and the community

4. Objectives

  • To develop state of art facility, in terms of quality infrastructure and trained manpower so as to enable the students of medical microbiology to appreciate the aetiology, immuno- pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis of common infections and immune mediated diseases.
  • To deliver timely and quality diagnostic services to patients.
  • To create an environment for need based quality research among faculty and students.

5. Details of Heads of Department:

SI NO Name of HOD From To
1 Dr. Rajini. M January 2013 Till date

6. Contact Information( Department Mail Id,Contact No)
Email Id: microbiologyhod@theoxfordmedical.org
Contact No College : 08061854196 Ext no : 196
Contact No Laboratory: 08061854172

7. Faculty

MICROBIOLOGY Dr. Rajini M MBBS,MD 34837 Professor & HOD TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 23.01.2013
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Dr. Sreekanth.B MBBS,MD 64106 Assoc. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 20.08.2014
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Dr. Trupthi Gowda MBBS,MD 87170 Assoc. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 12.09.2014
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Dr. Tanushree Zirwar MBBS,MD MAH 2019 0001088 KTK
Assoc. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 12.09.2014
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Dr. Abirami P MBBS,MD 78979 Assoc. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 01.10.2021
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Dr. Abirami P MBBS,MD 78979 Assoc. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 01.10.2021
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Ms. Prabina P M.Sc.Medical Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 04.06.2019
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Ms. Punuru Sneha M.Sc.Medical Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 16.12.2019
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Ms. Vutukuru Lavanya M.Sc.Medical Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 05.10.2020
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Ms.Mujasim Sulthan MBBS 127054 Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 05.10.2020
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Ms.Mujasim Sulthan MBBS 127054 Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 05.10.2020
To - Till date
MICROBIOLOGY Mr. Mohammed Muzamil,MBBS 139372 Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 18.02.2022
To - Till date

8. E – Learning Resources
Adequate E –Learning resources available at the Central Library.

9. Infrastructure
Facilities are available as per the MCI norms with fully equipped and functional department with the Staff rooms, 7 service labs, an Undergraduate practical lab.

10. CME Programmes and Activities

  • 1. Our first Continuous Medical Education program, Universal Precautions, Sample collection, and Biomedical Waste Management for Nurses was conducted on 17th December 2015. The CME was attended by 58 nurses from The Oxford College of nursing, The Indian College of Nursing and Sri Venkateshwara college of Nursing.
    Our second Scientific event was HIV Sensitization  Programme by KSAPS, in association with ICTC on 21/03/2019. This Program was jointly organized by Department of Community Medicine and Department of Microbiology in collaboration with KSAPS.
  • The most recent academic event conducted by the Department of Microbiology was the CME on HIV UPDATE on 04/04/2019.

11.Awards and Achievements, Publications
The faculty, have participated in various extra-curricular activities conducted at  the TOMCH & RC as follows,
The staff actively participated in the Inaugural dance for the Cultural Day in the year 2014.

  • Dr Dhanalaxmi A participated in the Creative Writing Competition and won the First place during cultural events 2018.
  • Dr Rajini & Dr Trupthi and Dr Manjula participated in the Cooking without Fire Competition and shared the First place with Dr Pritibala and team during cultural events  2018.
  • Dr Pritibala with her team participated in Rangoli competition and won the second place during cultural events 2018.
  • The faculty have also actively participated in the sports events conducted at TOMCH & RC as follows,
  • Dr Rajini participated in Table- tennis and has been the runner-up consecutively for two yrs, 2015 and 2016. Dr Rajini has participated in Carrom Competition and has been the winner in 2015 and runner-up in the year 2016.
  • Dr Trupthi participated in badminton and has been the runner-up in 2016.
  • Dr Trupthi & team participated and was the runner-up team in Throw-ball during the Founder Chairman Memorial Tournament -2019.


SI No Faculty Publications Indexation
1 Dr.Rajini M 1. Prasad S R, M Rajini. Suppurative lesion due to Salmonella typhi. Letter to editor;J academy of clin.micro.2005:47-482. M Rajini, Prasad S R, RR Reddy, RV Bhat, KR Vimala. Postoperative infection of laparoscopic surgery wound due to Mycobaterium chelonae. Ind. J. med. Micro. 2007;25:163-1653. Prasad S R, M Rajini. Leptospirosis:An overview. J Academy of clin. Micro. 2008;10: 89-97.4. Sanjeev H, M Rajini, Prasad SR. Human Dirofilariasis: An uncommon case of subcutaneous infection with Dirofilaria repens with a brief review of literature. Nitte univ. J health scie.2011; 1:60-62.5. Venigalla sunita, M Rajini, Prasad S R. Chlamydia in reproductive tract infections:Scenario in kolar region. Int J Biol Med Res. 2012;3: 1303-1306.6. R Kalyani, SR Sheela, M Rajini. Cytological diagnosis of tuberculous cervicitis: a case report with review of literature.J cytology.2012; 29:86-89.7. R. Deepthi, S R Sandeep, M Rajini. Cholera outbreak in a village in south India-Timely action saved lives.J infect. & Public health. 2013:6:35-40.8. Krishnappa J, Ranganath B G, M Rajini. Clinico-Epidemiological profile of Leptospirosis among children in Kolar, southern India. J Clin Biomed Sci 2012; 2:134-140 9. Gowda T, M Rajini , Hosthota. A.Microbiological profile of dermatophyte infections in a tertiary care hospital.J  Evolution of  Med. Dent.Sci 2018;7:67-70. 
10. Dhanalaxmi A, Trupthi G, M Rajini. Bacterial contamination of hands and anterior nares of    health care professionals attending ICU at a tertiary care hospital in South India. Int J Contemporary Microbiology.  2018;4:38-42. 11.  Hosthota A, Gowda T, M Rajini. Clinical profile and risk factors of dermatophytoses: A hospital based study. Int J Res Dermatol. 2018; 4: 1-512. Uma B .M, Bindushree, R , Rajini M. Identification and Speciation of Malassezia isolated from Tinea Versicolor cases in a Tertiary care hospital in Karnataka. Int J Contemporary Microbiology.
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2 Dr Sreekanth
  • Evaluation of Blood Smears, Quantitative Buffy Coat and Rapid Diagnostic Tests in the Diagnosis of Malaria. J Bacteriol Parasitol 2011; 2(8).
  • The Rate of Tuberculosis in HIV positive patients in Relation to CD4 Count. J Evolution of Med and Dent Sci. 2013:3(15):3919-22.
  • Hepatitis B and C in healthcare workers: prevalence, relation to vaccination and occupational factors. J Evolution of Med and Dent Sci 2014; 3(15):3919-22.
  • Antibiotic profile of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa isolated from various clinical samples in DM WIMS, Hospital, Kerala. J Evolution of Med and Dent Sci 2014; 3(19):5090-92.
  • Detection of Inducible Clindamycin resistance in Staphylococcous isolates. Ind J App Res  2014; 4(6):442-43.
  • Detection of extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLS) in Clinical Isolates. Int J of Med Sci and Pub Health.
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3 Dr. P.Abirami 1.Subbalakshmi E, Abirami P, Subramanian V, Sumitha A, Victor H. K. Awareness of Hand Hygiene in Hospital Set-up for Infection Control: Knowledge-based Questionnaire for Health Care Workers in a Teaching Hospital. Biomed Pharmacol J 2020;13(3).
2. Abirami Pragaspathy, Meera Meundi, Shreeshma P. Candida biofilm: A study on characterisation, speciation and a comparative analysis of the effects of antifungal drugs on biofilm producers and non- biofilm producers. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):405-407.
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1.  Asymptomatic bacteriuria and its Antibiotic susceptibility patterns among pregnant women in a tertiary care centre.
Principal author: Dr.Trupthi Gowda                               Co author: Dr. Rajini.M                        
                           Associate Prof                                       prof & head
                      Dept of Microbiology.                                Dept of Microbiology
2. Multidrug Resistant Uropathogens: Susceptibility pattern with special reference to  Fosfomycin.
Principal author: Dr.Dhanalaxmi.A                                 Co author: Dr. Rajini.M                        
                           Associate Prof                                       prof & head
                      Dept of Microbiology.                                Dept of Microbiology

3.Comparison of the microbiological profile results of superficial swab culture versus deep tissue culture in diabetic foot ulcers
Principal author: Arfan Nawaz Khan                                 Co author :Sahishnu shastry                         Dr.Thanushree      
                                                                                                                                                                              Asst. Prof
                                                                                                                                                                              Dept of Microbiology
4.Needle-stick injury(NSI): Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and its Prevalence among Doctors, Nurses, Medical students & Technicians, In A Tertiary care centre, in Bengaluru. Principal author: Dr.Abirami                                  Co author : Dr. Rajini.M
                                               Asst. Prof                                                             Prof. & Head
                                               Department of Microbiology                           Department of Microbiology