Welcome To Maharastra  Institute of Medical Education & Research
Department of Microbiology

The goal of teaching Microbiology is to provide understanding of the natural history of infectious diseases in order to deal with the etiology, pathogenesis, pathogenicity, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of these infections and infectious diseases.

To achieve this goal the Dept. follows a course curriculum laid down by the University (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences) & also carries out different investigations. The department is a recognized microscopic center under RNTCP. The department is also recognized under ICTC programme.

Course Content
A)1. UG teaching: Microbiology is taught in IIIrd, IVth & Vth semesters of MBBS course. The study areas in Microbiology includes-

    • General Microbiology
    • Bacteriology
    • Immunology
    • Parasitology
    • Virology
    • Mycology
    • Clinical Microbiology
    • Hospital Acquired infection.

2.BPTh

B) PG Course:
1. MD Microbiology

2. PG-DMLT

Facilities
The service laboratory of the Dept. caters following services.

  • Culture/ sensitivity- bacterial and fungal
  • Stool examination for parasites
  • Virology, Immunology and Serological tests
  • Operation theatre surveillance.

 

Academic activity conducted in the Department:

  • Multispecialty CME on “Antimicrobial stewardship” was conducted by Department of Microbiology & Antibiotic Policy Committee on 16th Dec. 2017 at MIMER Medical College, Talegaon Dabhade, Pune Antibiotic resistance is rising at alarming rate in all parts of the world. In May 2015, the 68th World Health Assembly adopted a global action plan on Antimicrobial resistance. Since then, “World Antibiotic Awareness Week” is held every year in the month of November. Being Microbiologists, we come across Multidrug resistant pathogens on daily basis. The suitable remedy to delay this menace from spreading fast is “Robust infection control and Antimicrobial stewardship”. The eminent Guest speakers highlighted the importance of “Rational use of Antibiotics”. 118 delegates were benefited by the CME.

  • Role of Non- Tuberculous Mycobacteria in Surgical site infection was presented at Research society monthly meeting on 18/08/2017 by Dr. Aparna Shinde (JR-III)

  • Cumulative Antibiogram 2016-2017 was presented on 13/03/2018 by Dr. Ketaki N. Pathak.

  • Cumulative Antibiogram 2015-2016 , was presented by Department of Microbiology, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon Dabhade, Pune on September 2016 by Dr. Jaishree .S. Puri.

  • Coordinated Scientific Seminar conducted by J. Mitra & Co. Pvt. Ltd. On 18/03/2015 at MIMER Medical College, Talegaon (D), Pune

  • Coordinated the Panel Discussion in the symposium on Antibiotic Policy- Where do we stand today? organized by the Dept. of Microbiology, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon (D), Pune on 18/07/2014

  • Comprehensive Training on Routine Laboratory Procedures & Operations of the BD BACTEC 9050 System conducted by BD Diagnostic Systems, India on 14/02/2014 at MIMER Medical College, Talegaon (D), Pune

    Paper Publications:

  • Study of dual in vitro activity of Colistin & Meropenem against multidrug resistant GNB International Journal PIJR Volume-7 | Issue-4 | April-2018 Ketaki Vyankatesh Kulkarni,Sandhya S.Kulkarni

  • In vitro activity of colistin against multidrug resistant Gram negative bacilli (MDRGNB) isolated from various clinical specimens. International Journal IJAR Volume-8 | Issue-4 Page 11-12 April 2018 Ketaki Vyankatesh Kulkarni,Sandhya S.Kulkarni, Niranjan Pathak

  • Study of Asymptomatic bacteriuria in Type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients. National NJIRM 2017;8(3):12-16 May – June2017 Ketaki Vyankatesh Kulkarni, Niranjan Pathak, Jatin Talele

  • Prevalence of Mupirocin resistance in clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing Wound infection in a tertiary care rural hospital. International Journal of current Medical & Pharmaceutical Research. 2017:3(9):2369-2372. Dardi Charan Kaur

  • KAP study on bio-medical waste management among interns in a tertiary care hospital in Maharashtra. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. 2017:4(11): 4177. by Aastha Pandey , Charan Kaur Dardi

  • Study of organism causing surgical site infections & their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in rural teaching hospital. MIMER Medical Journal.2017:1(2):99-12. By Dr. Aparna Shinde, Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria due to MDR Organisms in Type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients. International Journal IJHSR 2017;7(1):68-74 Dec 2016 Ketaki Vyankatesh Kulkarni, Niranjan Pathak

  • Study of Antibiotic Resistance Pattern of Enterococci with special reference to Newer antibiotic in National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine. 2016; 7(1);50-54 by Dardi Charan Kaur, Dr. Sadhana Chate

  • Isolation of inactive E. coli from a patient with Fournier’s Gangrene- A case report. In International Journal of Pharmaceutical research and Bio-Science, 2015 by Dr.Ketaki Kulkarni, Mrs. Smita Watwe, Dr.Sandhya Kulkarni

  • Awareness of Bio-medical waste management among the health care workers in rural area in Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research; September 2015: Vol.-4, Issue- 4, P. 351-357 by Dardi Charan Kaur, Dr Aastha Pandey, Dr DeepaTekwani, Madhura Y Bedekar, Dr Maya Pai, Dr Meena Agarwal

  • Seroprevalence of Dengue viral infection in patients attending to a Tertiary Care Hospital in Western Maharashtra and usefulness of NS1 antigen detection in diagnosis in Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal.Vol-V, Sept. 2015, Special Issue by Mrs. Anjali Jayawant Dr. S.S. Chate

  • Study of Antibiotic Resistance Pattern in Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus with Special Reference to Newer Antibiotic in Journal of Global Infectious Diseases April- Jun 2015/Vol-7 Issue-2 by Dardi Charan Kaur, Dr. Sadhana Chate

  • Prevalence of Metallo-β-lactamase in Gram negative uropathogens from a Tertiary Care rural Hospital. Medical Science. 2015, 17(67), 11-15. Dardi Charan Kaur

  • Prevalence of Amp C in E.coli from a tertiary care rural hospital. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2015;7(6). Dardi Charan Kaur, Dr Puri J, Dr Kulkarni S. Mrs. Jayawant A

  • Multidrug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa from Wound & Pyogenic infections. NJIRM . 2015, Vol. 6 (2). March - April. P- 6 to 9. Dr. Sadhana Chate, Ms.Charan Dardi, Mrs. Smita Watwe, Dr. A.S. Khare.

  • Cryptococcus neoformans Causing Thoracic Wall abscess in HIV Nagetive Patient- IIRJ, ISSN 2249-9598, Vol.V,Issue II Mar-Apr 2015 by Mrs.Anjali Jayawant, Dr. Aruna Khare.

  • Comparison of bacterial etiology of non-healing ulcers in diabetic and non-daibetic patients Indian Journal of basic & Applied Medical Research. March 2015:Vol.4 Issue - 2 P. 99-104 Mrs. Smita Watwe, Dr. Sadhana Chate, Dardi Charan Kaur Dr. Aruna Khare.

  • Mupirocin resistance in clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a tertiary care rural hospital. International Journal of Advanced Medical and Health Research. 2014:1(2):52-5614. Dardi Charan Kaur

  • Strongyloides stercoralis infection in an immunocompetent patient presenting with shock and leading to acute failure. Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research. Decembar 2014:Vol.4 Issue - 1 P. 349-351. Mrs.Anjali Jayawant, Dr. Nidhi Sharma, Dr. Aruna Khare

  • Mupirocin Resistance in nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among healthcare workers of a tertiary care rural hospital. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine November 2014 Vol 18 Issue 11. Dardi Charan Kaur , Dr.Pandey Aastha

  • Study of Uropathogen and its Antimicrobial Resistance Pattern from Tertiary Care Rural Hospital. Br J Med Health Res. 2014; 1(2). Dardi Charan Kaur, Mrs. Smita Watwe,Dr. Sadhana Chate,Dr. Aruna Khare

  • Prevalence of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) producing E.coli and Klebsiella from Clinical Specimens. International Journal of Current Microbiology and applied Sciences.Vol. -3 No-10(2014)474- 478. Dr.Jaishree Puri Dr.Sandhya Kulkarni, Mrs.Anjali Jayawant, Dr.A.S.Khare.

  • Comparison of stool concentration methods for detection of prevalence of enteroparasitic infection in rural tertiary care teaching hospital of Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research; Sept 2014:, Vol.-3, Issue-4 P. 158-162. Dr.Jaishree Puri

  • Intestinal Parasitic Infection among HIV/AIDS Patients with Diarrhoea at Rural Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital Of Maharashtra National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine 2014, Vol. 5(5), Sept. - Oct P. 35-37 Dr.Jaishree Puri

  • Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus- A study in a tertiary care rural hospital. Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research; June 2014:Vol 3, Issue 3, P.414-421. Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni, Dr. A.S. Khare, Dardi Charan Kaur

  • The changing trend of antibiotic resistance in tertiary care rural hospital Int J Biol Med Res. 2014 5(2): 4040-4046 Dardi Charan Kaur, Kulkarni S.S, Khare A.S

  • Antibiotic resistance pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with special reference to Imipenem and metallo -Beta -lactmase production. Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research December 2014:Vol.4 Issue - 1 P. 117-122. Dr. Sadhana Chate, Mrs. Smita Watwe, Dardi Charan Kaur, Dr. Aruna Khare.

  • "Biofilm formation and antibiotic susceptibility pattern in MRSA strains in a tertiary care rural hospital." Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research; Dec.2013:Issue1, Vol. 3, P.37-44. Dardi Charan Kaur, Khare A.S

  • Inducible Clindamycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care Rural HospitalI Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research. 2013: 7(2):686-693 Dardi Charan Kaur, Dr. Khare A.S.

  • Comparison of PCR, Peripheral Blood Smear and Rapid Malaria Antigen Test for Malaria Diagnosis. The Indian Practitioner Vol. 66. No.2, Feb-2013 Ketaki Kulkarni, Kirti Malpekar,Jayanthi Shastri

  • Stenotrophomonas maltophila bacteraemia in a chronic renal failure patient. The Indian Practitioner Vol. 57. No.3, March-2014. Bhdhuli S, Baradkar V, Dash L, Kulkarni K, Shastri J

  • Rhinocerebral mucormycosis due to Rhizophus in a recently diagnosed diabetic female: a case report . International journal of pharmaceutical research and bioscience. 2014:3(4);439-443. Dr. Ketaki Pathak

    Completed Project:

  • Neonatal sepsis: Clinico-bacteriological study. , Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni, Dr A.S Khare
  • Study of non -fermenters in various clinical specimen in rural teaching hospital. Dr. Aparna Shinde, Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni
  • Study of asymptomatic bacteriuria in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Dr. Kulkarni Ketaki
  • In vitro activity of Colistin against Multidrug resistant Gram Negative Bacilli (MDR GNB) isolated from various clinical specimens. Dr. Kulkarni Ketaki, Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni
  • Neonatal sepsis: Clinico-bacteriological study. , Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni, Dr A.S Khare
  • Study of organism causing surgical site infections & their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in rural teaching hospital. Dr. Aparna Shinde, Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni
  • Mupirocin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from pus in a tertiary care rural hospital. Dardi Charan Kaur
  • Mupirocin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Wound & Pyogenic infections in a tertiary care rural hospital. Dardi Charan Kaur

    Ongoing Project:

  • Study of non -fermenters in various clinical specimen in rural teaching hospital. Dr. Aparna Shinde, Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni
  • Prevalence of teicoplanin resistance pattern in MRSA in a tertiary care Rural Hospital. Dardi Charan Kaur, Dr. Sadhana Chate
  • Prevalence of worm infestation among school children and its effects on health in western rural Maharashtra. Dardi Charan Kaur
  • Study of asymptomatic bacteriuria in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Dr. Kulkarni Ketaki
  • In vitro activity of Colistin against Multidrug resistant Gram Negative Bacilli (MDR GNB) isolated from various clinical specimens. Dr. Kulkarni Ketaki, Dr. Sandhya Kulkarni

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    Future Plans
    a) To adopt rapid cultural techniques
    b) To develop molecular diagnostic techniques.