Sri Siddaganga College of Arts Science and Commerce for Women

B .H Road, Tumkur.

Microbiology Department


Update the young mind in a learning environment about the knowledge of Microbial Science

  • TO develop broad general knowledge in different branches of Microbiology.
  • TO develop creative thinking, scientific reasoning, competent knowledge to face the global challenges.
  • To develop practical skills in the field of Microbial culture, Microbial Analysis of Soil, Water, Air, and the importance of Microbes in the field of Agriculture, Medicine, fermentation Industry and Environmental Biology
Brief History of the Department:

1. The department of Microbiology was established in this college during the academic year 1995-96
2. This course is offered to the students in combination with other subjects- Chemistry and zoology.
3. Prof. P.Channabasappa served the department as the HOD from 1995-2005
4.Prof.M.S.Vijayakumari served the department as a HOD from 2006-2012
5. Presently Prof G.Chidanandamurthy is the Head of the Department from 2012 with other two faculty members and now Smt Girija. L is present HOD of the department with two staff members Smitha.N and Deepthi.K.Murthy.

Staff Details
Head of the Department
G Chidananda Murthy
Designation HEAD, Department of Botany
Qualification MSc.,Mphil
E-mail and phone No. 9964096570
Specialization  Paleobotany and Palynogy.
Experience 33 years
Research experience  02 years

  • IQAC Co-ordinator, Member of BOAE, BOS and BOE (Board of studies and Board of Examination) in Botany, Tumkur University. Tumkur Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  • Authorized practical manual for BSc and PUC students.
  • Resource person in the field of Botany.
  • Two International journals published in Tumbe.
  • Participated in one week online Short term courses on “E- Content Development” in Gujarat University and “Developments in advanced drug delivery systems and drug discovery to treat life threatening diseases” in Jawaharlal Nehru technological University Hyderabad respectively.
  • Participated one week online national work shop on Inter disciplinary Research Methodology, ICT Application and innovations in teaching learning process.


Faculty Name
Smitha N
Designation Department of Microbiology
Qualification MSc.
Specialization Microbiology
Experience 19 years
  MemberinBOE,BOS(Microbiolgy)ofTumkurUniversity, Taught M.Sc.students (Biotechnology) Research article - Tumbe publications effect of differenttypes of organiccompostingculturesonTrigonellafoenumgraecumplants


Faculty Name
Designation Lecturer–Department of Microbiology
Qualification MSc.
E-mailandPhone no. lavanyashree94901@gmail.com9591435117
Specialization Microbiology
Experience Worked as a Microbiology Analyst at Auriga Research Pvt.Ltd (Oct 2023 – March 2024) Microbiologylecturer–current(April–2024)

Department Contact Info

G. Chidananda Murthy, MSc.,M Phil.,
Assistance Professor & Head

Departmentof Botany

SSCW Tumkur

+91 9964096570

Mon – Sat 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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