Welcome to VIMS


The department of Clinical Microbiology engages in teaching of undergraduate students of MBBS
course and provide Clinical Diagnostic services.

Teaching Learning amenities: The department is well equipped with Laboratory for student learning.
The Laboratory is well stocked with reagents, chemicals, media and glassware required for the
demonstration and performance of exercises as inscribed in the NMC CBME curriculum. The
laboratory has sufficient numbers of binocular light microscope for student learning. The
department follows the OSPE pattern of conducting practical’s requiring skill acquisition. The
department focus on holistic learning and gives importance to greater student involvement in
learning process. The didactic lectures are kept to a minimum and student centric activities such as
seminars, small group discussions, assignments are given priority. In addition to prescribed internal
assessments, mid-course evaluations at regular intervals are held and feedback given.

Clinical Diagnostic services: The service laboratories provide diagnostic services such as culture and
sensitivity of Aerobic bacteria and pathogenic fungi. The Clinical laboratory is equipped with
automated machine for serology, blood cultures and Infectious disease identification. The
automated systems available include BactAlert, CLIA, ELISA system. Further, the BSL II Laboratory, as
per NMC mandatory requirement, is fully functional and accredited by the NABL. The BSL II
laboratory provides rapid molecular diagnosis of common viral disease including hepatitis B and C
viral load, SARSCoA.

Faculty: The faculty are from diverse background and have wide experience in areas of teaching and
clinical services.

Professor & HOD (Dean Academics) Dr. Sanjeev H BHat
Associate Professor Dr. Shalini Gupta
Associate Professor Dr. Deepali Gupta
Associate Professor Dr. Rati Saxena
Assistant Professor Dr. Cheni Khan
Assistant Professor Dr. Sarita Rawat
Assistant Professor Dr. Faria Ashraf
Assistant Professor Dr. Pinaki Shrikant Patil
Assistant Professor Mrs. Reena Joshi
Tutor Dr. Rupali Jadun
Tutor Dr. Mohit
Tutor Dr. Subham Gaurav
Tutor Dr. Salman Khan
Tutor Dr. Kehkesarana


1. Sanjeev H, SweethaNayak, Pai Asha K.B, Rai Rekha, VimalKarnaker& Ganesh H.R .A
Systematic Evaluation of Rapid Dot- EIA, Blood Culture and Widal test in the Diagnosis of
Typhoid Fever. NUJHS 2013;3(1) :21-24(National)

2. Sanjeev H, Hema Sridhar and S.R.Prasad. “Rapid Slide Culture to diagnose smear negative
pulmonary tuberculosis under the revised national tuberculosis control programme.
Biomedicine 2012;32(2):190-193.(National, )

3. Sanjeev H, Vimal Kumar Karnaker ,Rekha Rai, Asha Pai K.B, Ganesh H.R, Krishnaprasad MS.
Rapid Slide Culture: Relevance to the Modern Day Diagnosis of Tuberculosis. Journal of Clinical
and Diagnostic Research 2012;6(3):378-381.(National, PubMed, IF-)

4. Sanjeev H, Vimal Kumar Karnaker, Pai Vijay, Asha Pai K.B, Rekha Rai, & Krishna Prasad M S.
Fungal Profile of Infectious keratitis in a tertiary care Hospital – Our experience. NUJHS

5. Rekha Rai, Vimal Kumar K, Ganesh H.R, Krishnaprasad MS, Sanjeev H, Asha Pai KB.
Haemophilus influenzae; an underdiagnosed cause of respiratory tract infections. Journal of
clinical and diagnostic research 2012;6(3):385-387.(National)

6. Sreelatha S.V,Pusphparaj Shetty, Vimal Kumar, Karnaker, Sanjeev H. A Rare case of primary
tuberculosis osteomyelitis of Temporomandibular joint, causing a facial and functional marring.
NUJHS 2012;2(1):48-50.(National)

7. Ganesh HR, Vimal Kumar Karnaker, Sanjeev H, Rekha Rai. A plausible community induced
Salmonella enteric serotype Paratyphi B infection causing infantile meningitis: A case report.
NUJHS 2012; 2:63-64.(National)

8. Sanjeev H, Rajini M, Prasad S.R. Human Dirofilariasis: An Uncommon case of Subcutaneous
Infection with DirofilariaRepens with a brief Review of Literature. NUJHS 2011;1:60-

9. Asha Pai K B, Rekha Rai, Sanjeev H, Vimal Kumar Karnaker, Krishna Prasad MS.
Nitrofurantoin: An Alternative Therapy for Uncomplicated Cystitis in the Era of Antimicrobial
Resistance. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2011; 5(5):964-966.( National, PubMed)

10. Saloni Agarwal, Rekha Rai, VimalKarnaker, Sanjeev H, Pai Asha K.B and Ganesh H.R.
Prevalance and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of clinical isolates of Pseudomonas
aeruginosa in a tertiary care teaching hospital”.IJABPT 2013; 4(3): (International)

11. Sanjeev H, Swathi N, Asha Pai, Rekha R, Vimal K, Ganesh HR. Systematic review of Urinary
Tract Infection caused by Acinetobacter species among Hospitalised Patients. NUJHS, Year:
December 2013, Vol-5, No. 4, Issue: 1, Page: 21-24, ISSN 2249-7110.(National)

12. Asha Pai KB, Sweetha NN, Sanjeev H, Rekha R, Vimal KK, Ganesh HR Increased Vancomycin
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC). Among MRSA Isolates In a Tertiary Care Hospital.
NUJHS 2013; 5:21-24(National)

13. Nayak S, Rai R, Kumar VK, Sanjeev H, Pai AK, Ganesh HR. Distribution of microorganism
in neonatal sepsis and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in a tertiary care hospital. Archives of
Medicine and Health Sciences 2014; 2:136-139. (National)

14. Kumar A, Banik A, Sanjeev* C H, Palit A, Mustaqim S, Joshi M. Prevalence of Uropathogen
and their Antimicrobial Resistance Pattern in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Port Blair,
India. Int J Med Public Health. 2018;8(1):38-41.(International)

15. Snehaa K, Kumar A, Banik A, Sanjeev H *C , Joshi M. Melioidosis in Andaman’s: A report of two
cases and a short review. Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2018; 4:45-47(International)

16. Sanjeev H, Kumar A, Snehaa K, Banik A, Prasad A. Extent of antimicrobial resistance in
Acinetobacter species in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Ind J Microb Res 2018; 5:179-

17. Banik A, Bhat SH, Kumar A,Palit A, Snehaa K. Bloodstream infections and trends of
antimicrobial sensitivity patterns at Port Blair. J LabPhysicians 2018;10:332-7.(National)

18. Banik A, H Sanjeev, Kumar A, Snehaa K. Chromobacterium violaceum – An Unusual
Pathogen. Perspectives to Ponder!! East J Med Sci. 2018; (National)

19. Mule P, H Sanjeev, K Snehaa, Kumar A. Cytomegalic Inclusion disease of new born: A short
review. Int J Med Paediatrics Oncol 2018; 4:85-92(International)

20. Dey B, Deshpande AH,Bhat SH, Singh A. Tuberculosis cutis orificialiswith underlying
pulmonary tuberculosis in animmunocompetent man. J Lab Physicians2018;10:457-9.(National)

21. H Sanjeev, Burma SP. Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis (EPTB): A diagnostic enigma and how to
improve detection? RAPL 2019;5:8 -10 (international)

22.Das S, Sanjeev H, Banik A. Fungal corneal ulcer: A prospective study on the causative fungus
and the response to the present treatment protocol at ANIIMS, Andaman and Nicobar Islands-
first time present. Med J DY PatilVidyapeeth 2019;12:105-10 (National)