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                                                     DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY


The college was started in the year 1965.The Department of microbiology functioned under thatched roof in the hospital before it was shifted to the present building in the year 1972. The department started functioning in a small scale with Dr. Siva Raman as its First Professor & Head Of Department and now, presently it has grown tremendously in infrastructure, advanced teaching facilities under the guidance of various pioneers of Microbiology. The department has had a unique good fortune of having successive efficient and resourceful HODs.  The department has nurtured the growth and development of the college and has played a very significant role in producing eminent doctors & microbiologist. The department caters the microbiology diagnostic needs of the village population in and around Chengalpattu and still continues to be the most important diagnostic laboratory in Kanchipuram district.

Aims & Objectives: 

            The department aims at imparting quality education to medical students, setting trends in medical research, offering sophisticated patient care and also ensures availability of all advanced microbiology diagnostic facility even to the lay public.

Faculty members:

            The department is fully fledged with more than sufficient faculty members. The department is fully established with a distinctive administrative set up and eminent faculty members. The list of faculties in the department are furnished below

S.no Faculty  
1 Professor 2
2 Associate professor  1
3 Tutor / Assistant professor 4
4 Non- medical tutor / Demonstrator 2
Highlights of patient care:

            The department aspires at providing microbiology diagnostic facility to all the needy. The clinical microbiology section revolves around providing timely accurate diagnosis of infections to ensure effective and prompt treatment. It also works on surveillance of infection, investigation of out breaks, control of epidemics and endemics. It also plays an inevitable role in infection control program.  In this aspect, total number of investigations undertaken in the department is 65000 specimens per annum.
The details of the investigations done in the department are listed below.

Different diagnostic tests available in various sections of the department are as follows:

1. Bacteriology – Microscopy and culture of body fluids, pus, swabs, tissues, stool, urine, blood and other body fluids. Antibiotic sensitivity of bacterial isolates.

2. Immunology – VDRL test, Widal test, ASO test, RA factor test, test for C- reactive protein, Weil-Felix agglutination test.

3. Parasitology section – Stool Examination for intestinal parasites.

4. Mycobacteriology section – Microscopy and culture of sputum and other clinical specimens for Mycobacteria.

5. Virology -     IgM ELISA for Dengue and Chikungunya, screening for HBsAg

6. HIV section – ELISA for HIV, Rapid test for HIV infection (Immunocomb test).

7. Mycology section - Preliminary identification and culture of fungi from the clinical specimen.

Other significant features of the Microbiology department:

1. State Referral laboratory:

            The Department of Microbiology, Chengalpattu medical college is one among 12 State Referral Laboratory (SRL) for HIV testing in the state of Tamilnadu (TANSACS). This SRL serves as the administrative and technical reference centre for 3 districts – Cuddalore district, Villupuram district, Thiruvannamalai district. SRL, Chengalpattu comes under NRL – Madras Medical college, Chennai.

            The SRL provides refresher training for General lab technicians, ICTC technicians in - Kanchipuram district, Villupuram district, Thiruvannamalai district

            The SRL conducts EQAS program and Quality control testing (QC) for ICTC centers in Cuddalore district, Villupuram district, Thiruvannamalai district.
HIV sentinel surveillance program for antenatal cases is conducted periodically for Cuddalore district, Villupuram district, Thiruvannamalai district.

Apart from the organizing the above programs and refresher training courses, the ICTC performs HIV testing and counseling for the patients on a routine basis.

1. The ART clinic tests CD4 counts and prescribes ART drugs to the PLHA patients.
2. The department not only conducts QC for other centers, it also constantly evaluates the diagnostic facility in the department by external quality assurance program. The department of Microbiology is also participating in the external quality assurance program organized by IAMM.
3. The Department of Microbiology also accompanies the medical team during all VIP visit program in Kanchipuram district for Food analysis.
4. The Department of Microbiology is the Nodal centre for Biomedical waste management and Infection control committee in Chengalpattu medical college.
5. The operation theater sterility testing is routinely done for all hospitals in  Kanchipuram district

Special equipments available:

Bio-safety cabinet type II, Deep freezers minus 20oC, ELISA reader and ELISA washer, Microprocessor control shaking water bath, Refrigerator centrifuge, BOD incubator and binocular & research microscopes.

Academic and Research

                   The academic activities of the department include teaching, learning and understanding Microbiology both by the faculty and students. The faculties in the department of microbiology are actively involved in teaching & training MBBS Students, MD (Microbiology) postgraduates and paramedical students also conducts regular CME program, integrated teaching & practical training program for the better understanding of the subject and update of recent advancements. The faculties & students in the department of microbiology are participating in various research programs. The students also enroll themselves in ICMR student’s projects. The library is well-equipped with 235 books in the department library and 1412 books in the Central library and Indian & international journals. Laboratory research work has been done on isolation and antibiotic susceptibility testing including extended spectrum beta-lactamases, MRSA, hospital acquired infections etc.
                  The Department of Microbiology at Chengalpattu medical college is well-equipped with a student laboratory, research laboratory, museum, demonstration room, seminar hall, department library and microbiology lecture hall.
                  The diagnostic sections of different branches like diagnostic bacteriology, aerobic and anaerobic culture, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, mycology and parasitology function efficiently. The virology section has a facility for performing ELISA tests. The department regularly monitors the Hospital Acquired Infections and plays an important role in infection control and bio medical waste management.
Bio medical waste management:

            The  objective of Biomedical waste management is implementation  appropriate segregation  of general and hazardous waste and proper collection and disposal potentially infectious hospital waste. The college has suitable government approved biomedical waste disposal system from Tamilnadu pollution control board. The college has an MOU with GJ Multi clave for disposal of hospital generated biomedical infectious waste.

Biomedical waste committee:

            The Biomedical Waste Committee consists of Medical Superintendent ,Nodal officer, RMO, HOD – Medicine, HOD – Surgery, HOD – Pediatrics, HOD – Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nursing Superintendent, Biomedical Engineer, PWD Engineer                                   


             Biomedical waste disposal & management training was conducted for Doctors, paramedical staffs & sanitary workers periodically by the Department of Microbiology

 Hospital Infection control committee:

             The infection control committee consists of  The Dean , Medical Superintendent , HOD – Microbiology , Members- Assoc. Prof., Microbiology,  RMO , Nursing Superintendent, HOD – Medicine, HOD – Surgery, HOD – Pediatrics, HOD – OG, HOD – Anesthesia,  HOD – SPM, Biomedical Engineer, PWD Engineer.
The Department of pathology, Chengalpattu Medical College was started in a thatched roof building during the period 1965 in the hospital premises  located  at the present Ortho ward. There after it was shifted to the new premises at the Examination hall building during the period 1968. At present the department is functioning in the ground floor of the building.
  1. M.D
  2. MB;BS
1. B Sc Nursing
2.Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
  1. Respiratory  Technician Course
  2. Orthopaedic Technician Course
As per MCI norms
1.Professor and Head of the Department.
2.Associate Professors.
3.Assistant Professors/Lecturer.
4.Registrar/Senior Resident/Demonstrator/Tutor.
5.Blood Bank Medical Officer.
  MBBS B.Sc.Nursing D.M.L.T
Eligibility H.Sc Marks H.Sc Marks H.Sc Marks
Course Duration 5 ½ yrs 4 yrs 2 yrs
Sanctioned Number of Seats 100 50 100
Affiliated University Dr.MGR Med univ Dr.MGR Med univ King Institute, Guindy
Selection Procedure DME DME King Institute, Guindy
University Examination Details      
  • Teaching two batches of undergraduate MBBS students, second year BSC Nursing Students, Two batches of Medical Laboratory Technology with LCD Projector, OHP Projector, TV monitor with attached computer and camera and Microscopes.
  • Periodical internal assessment tests
  • Viva voce for MBBS students
  • Conducting symposium, seminar, tutorial and interactive sessions  for MBBS students.
  • Integrated teaching methodologies along with other non-clinical, preclinical and clinical departments 
  • Regularly presenting clinical Pathological cases in the Clinical Society meeting conducted at the Hospital which will inspire the students in learning about the disease and upgrade the knowledge shared by the senior faculty members.
  • To motivate students to actively participate in Symposium
  •  Presentatation of Pathological cases in Indian Council of Medical Research.
  • Preparation of chart for Museum specimens.
1.Comparison of FNAC with PCR in the diagnosis of Tuberculous lymphadenitis.
2.Microbiological analysis of aspirates from lymph node FNAC’s( ICMR )
3.FNAC and histopathological correlation in thyroid lesions.
4.Cytological Analysis of irradiation effects of carcinoma of cervix.( ICMR )
5. Analysis of immunohistochemical expression of p16ink4a in preneoplastic and neoplastic  squamous cell lesions of cervix
6. Detection of p16ink4a in non-oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
7.Randomised histo-pathological study of liver in autopsy specimens
8.Analysis of types of lung lesions in postmortem specimens
9.Study of coronary artery disease in postmortem specimens
10.Study of leiomyoma induced changes in endometrium in hysterectomy specimen
1.Randomised autopsy of liver in postmortem cases. 
2.Histopathological study of prostatic lesions. 
3.Comparison of thyroid FNAC with and without USG guidance. 
4.Analysis of immunohistochemical expression  cd10 lesions of prostate. 
5.Analysis of stromal expression of cd 10 as a prognostic factor in breast carcinoma.
6. Analysis of expression of p63 and calponin in git malignancies.
7. Role of expression of p63 and calponin in prostate malignancies.
8. Histopathological findings in cervix biopsy in VIA /VILLI positive cases.
9.Peripheral smear findings in diabetes mellitus patients
10.Assesment of hemoglobin using pulse oximeter as a quick and cheap alternative to cell counter method.
11.Comparison of VIA positivity with Pap smear in the diagnosis of cervical lesions
12.Study of evaluation of peripheral smear changes in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis before starting and after completion of ATT
13.Analysis of types of lung lesions in postmortem specimens
14.Screening of routine peripheral smear for hypersegmented neutrophils
15.comparison of leishman’s staining with H & E staining techniques in study of FNAC smears
16.Buccal smear cytological analysis using AGNOR in Pan/Tobacco users in the diagnosis of precancerous lesions
17.Study of coronary artery disease in postmortem specimens
18.Evaluation of rapid diagnostic kits in comparison with routine smear examination in the diagnosis of Malaria
19.Study of usage of liquid paraffin as  mounting media as cheap and alternative for DPX in FNAC/cytological smears
20.Study of types of anemia in antenatal cases attending OPD of Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital
21.Study of types of ovarian and Para ovarian cyst in total hysterectomy specimen received
22.Role of HPV infection in cases of upper respiratory and GI tract malignancy  
 List of Publications in NATIONAL JOURNALS:
  1.LAER-New Diagnostic tool for tissue diagnosis Biomedicine:2011;31(4):
  2.Effects of Ofloxacin in the treatment of Multibacillary Leprosy: Journal of Leprosy.
  3.Comparison Of FNAC with PCR in the diagnosis of Tuberculosis in lymph Node aspirate:
        Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
  4.Cytomorphology of Fibromatosis Coli: Journal of Cytology Jan2009/Vol 26/Issue 1
  5.Metanephric stromal Tumor -Novel Paediatric Renal Neoplasm – IJPM 52(3)July – Sept     
  6.OSCE in pathology – JCDR ( 2011 )
7.A Rare case of peritoneal mice presenting as acute abdomen-IOSR 2013
8.Ossifying fibromyxoid tumour in a rare site –International journal of
Biological and medical research2013
9. A rare case of renal tumour-JCDR-2013
10.A Rare osteolytic lesion of calcaneum-international journal of pharmacy and biological sciences-2013
11.Squamous cell carcinoma arising in benign cystic teratoma-IOSR2013
12.A Rare case of metastasis in paranasal sinuses- Journal of evolution of medical and dental sciences-2014
13.Ductal apocrine adenoma in a male breast-IOSR-2014
·         A medal along with a certificate and cash prize will be awarded to the topper in the medal exam
conducted in the department in coordination with the Chengalpattu Medicos Alumni association.
·         Having collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi  for External Quality Control in histopathology technique and got 4/5
 CME programmes
1.Update on Leukemias and Stem Cell Banking – 26th April, 2011.
2.Recent Trends in Carcinoma Of Cervix – 18th April, 2012.
3.Diabetes Mellitus Myths and Mystery  _  27th September,2012.
4.Glossary of gastroenterology- July2013.
7.Essence of endocrinology- January 8,2016
Having collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi  for External Quality Control in histopathology technique.
Presented 6 cases in clinical society meeting conducted at Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital.
     1.Angiomyolipoma of Kidney. 
     2.Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumor. 
     3.Invasive Micropapillary Carcinoma of Breast with Coexistent Tuberculosis Axillary     Lymph node.
     4.Primary Renal Lymphoma. 
     5.Ossifying Fibromyxoid Tumor of  Soft tissue. 
     6.Follicular  Carcinoma Metastasis To The Paranasal Sinuses.
7Eccrine syringofibroadenoma and chondroid syringoma.
8.Cerebrotendinous xanthoma
9.Synchronous tumor of kidney.
10.Synchronous tumors.
11.Sarcomatoid carcinoma of penis.
12.Lymphoma-various presentation.
13.Synchronous tumors in albino patient.
14.An interesting case of breast carcinoma.
15.Interesting cases of skin tag.
   16.Rare case of spinal cord lesion –    Neurocysticercosis
17. Rare case of embryonal carcinoma arising from spermatic cord.
18.Mixed germ cell tumour. 
Presented 2 cases in IAPM meeting in Tamilnadu Pondicherry chapter. 
    1.A case of Sarcomatoid RCC. 
    2.Basaloid squamous  Cell Carcinoma of Lung.
2.Cytological Study (Fluids/CSF/Semen/sputum/stool)
3.Pap Smears
4.Fine needle aspiration cytology
6.Bone marrow analysis.
7.Autopsy sample study.
8.Blood Banking.
9.Coagulation studies
10.HB Electrophoresis
11.Apart from routine pathological Laboratory work we undertake tests like Special stains, Immunohistochemistry.HB Electrophoresis, LE cell test and Urine for Bence Jones Protein.
Department of Pathology-Chengalpattu Medical College.
2006 919 293 859   1253          
2007 1118 316 1015 1261 1323 92825 97190 314 2512 5234
2008 1011 393 951 1532 1415 1.01,132 100607 378 2141 6014
2009 1084 452 965 1700 1372 96,951 108694 223 2003 5881
2010 1151 314 1155 1508 1458 1,08,890 98083 140 1669 5720
2011 1390 362 1121 987 1578 105378 107479 80 1321 4722
2012 1352 1388 1191 1190 1444 1,45,900 1,27,329 196 852 4393
2013 1656 2287 1246 680 1939 2,34,706 1,23,292 136 1473 3254
2014 1841 3274 1390 335 2183 3,11,621 81,184 84 1858 227
2015 1930 3417 1188 50 1628 2,97,843 76601 69 1792 1706

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The college was started in the year 1965.
This  college is placed in a very beautiful pollution free atmosphere, surrounded by hills .The pleasantness of the place makes the students and staff feel very comfortable .
The staffs where recruited for the Department of Pharmacology in the year1966.under the G.O.MS.NO.1054/Health dated11.6.1966
  Since then the department of pharmacology has been functioning very efficiently .

Teaching staff
Professor -  1
Associate professor- 1
Assistant professor- 2
Tutor -2

Non teaching staff
Technicians – 2
Laboratory assistants- 2
Store keeper cum clerk- 1

The Department has
Demonstration room   120 sqmt in size with a seating capacity for 100 students
An experimental pharmacology lab200sqmt along with a preparation
Room and smoking room .Fully equipped for conducting animal experiments.
Clinical pharmacology lab 150 sqmt for conducting trials
Research lab-fully equipped
Museum 150 sqmt with 400 samples,pictures and photos depicting history of medicine,scientists.models
Library  cum seminar room with 180 b00ks
Lecture hall
Animal room fully airconditioned .

Academic activities

Name Of Courses - MBBS
                               M.D. PHARMACOLOGY
                               BSc (Nursing)

ELIGIBILITY-Based on  Higher Secondary examination  marks
Course duration- MBBS- 5 YEARS
BSc nursing -4 years
Sanctioned number of seats-           MBBS-100
                                                         BSc nursing-50
Affiliated university-    TamilnaduDr.MGR  Medical University
Selection procedure-     Director of Medical Education  
University examination- theory 2papers
Practicals ,viva  Conducted by TamilnaduDr.MGR  Medical University

Periodic academic activities

MBBS students
 Curriculum as prescribed by the MCI and in accordance withtheTamilnadu
Dr.MGR.Medical University
Didaeticlectures,demonstrations,tutorials,practicals,seminars,symposium,quiz programmes.
Students are given Assignment works,exposed to problem based learning and group discussions
Students assessed by periodical tests,viva .
BSc Nursing, Diploma nursing,Paramedical courses
Curriculum  as  prescribed by the TamilnaduDr. MGR . Medical University
Periodical tests are conducted
Special Teaching Programmes For MBBS Students
Quiz  programme

Periodical quiz programmes latest Quiz conducted on 2.7.2012 by the department of pharmacology
Srivats .VR.,Subashrao.N.,Ashish.c.Philip

Student symposium conducted -  7

Continuing medical Education programme
Topic – Road towards  Antihypertensive therapy
Accreditated by  TamilnaduDr.MGR  Medical University 5 credit points

Achievements Of Students
*II prize in the intercollegiate quiz conducted by Saveetha Medical University
Istprize  in the southern regional pharmacology quiz for undergraduates q conducted by  Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute,Puducherry
II Prize in the intercollegiate quiz conducted by Mahatma Gandhi institute of Basic Medical sciences, Puducherry.

History-Department of forensic medicine started since the inauguration of Chengalpattu medical college in the year of 1965.

Faculty Details- One HOD and Professor, one assistant professor and three tutors.

Infrastructure- The department of forensic medicine is situated in the second floor of medical college building and mortuary being located in the hospital campus. Department consists of professor room, assistant professor room, tutors room, demonstration room,museum, departmental library, laboratory, office room and lecture hall.
Demonstration room: one in number (600 sq feet) with 60 number capacity.
Departmental Library:
                                                     •Total No. of Books.  200
Departmental Museum:
                                                     •Space:    1200 sq. feet
                                                     •No. of specimens: 153 including wax models
                                                     •Charts/ Diagrams: 40
Office Accommodation
                          •Space    -225 SQ FEET
                          •Computer- available

Office Space for Teaching Faculty:
                                  •HOD - 18sq.m
                                  •Asst. Prof – 15 sq.m
                                  •Tutor -15 sq.m
                                  •Non teaching clerical staff – 12sq.m.
Audio Visual aid  including television, LCD projector, laptop computer and printers are available in the department.

Departmental activities:
Dealing with medicolegal works and academic activities.
 1.  Conducting Post-mortem on an average 1300 pm examinations per year                              
 2. Dealing sexual offenses cases
 3. Age estimation
 4. Attending court duties.
 5. Hyoid bone expert opinion
 6. Scene of crime visits and investigation for suspicious cases frequently
 7. Attending exhumation and doing spot pm
 8. Giving expert opinion
Academic activities including theory and practical classes to  second year students 100 in number and training of CRRI’s in forensic medicine.

Chengalpattu Medical College has completed its Golden Jubilee in the year 2015. The Department of Community Medicine is functioning since the existence of the college. The   Department is located in the second floor of the old examination block.
The Department of Community Medicine facilitates the students to “think globally and act locally” and committed to educate the medical students to be community oriented primary care physicians.
The goal of undergraduate teaching / training in Community Medicine is to achieve “Better Health for All” and in turn to develop  socio-economic status  of the country.
After completion of training, the MBBS student should be able to:
1.      Recognize the physical, social, psychological, environmental and economic determinants of health and disease.
2.      Apply the clinical skills to diagnose and to treat comprehensively and function as  a community and first contact physician.
3.      Apply the epidemiological principles to identify, prioritize and manage common health problems at the individual, family and community levels and deal with public health emergencies. 
4.      Perform as an effective leader of health team at primary care level in planning, supervising & monitoring the services of health professionals in health team.
5.      Use the research competencies gained in accessing and appraising scientific information, presentation and publication of research findings.
S. No Designation Availability
1. Professor and Head 1
2. Associate Professor 1
3. Assistant Professor 4
4. Epidemiologist / Assistant Professor 1
5. Tutors 3
6. Lecturer in Medical Statistics 1
7. Lecturer in Medical Entomology 1
The training in Community Medicine is spread over a period of three and half years, incorporating both vertical and horizontal integration programmes.
I MBBS 30 hours 30 hours
II MBBS 56 hours 144 hours
III MBBS 52 hrs 72 hrs
NURSING – I year 30 hrs  
NURSING – II year 30 hrs  
  • Lecture discussions
  • Small Group Teaching / Focused Group Discussions
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Clinico-Social Case discussions
  • Field visits – Family health Surveys / Nutrition surveys
  • Institutional visits – Public health important institutions
  • Seminars & tutorials
  • Assignments and learning by doing.
  • Student research Projects
  • Health Education activities.
  • Web based learning
The CRRI’s are posted for about 3 months in the department of Community Medicine. They are posted in Primary Health Centre’s, Urban Health Centre, CLTRI, Chest Clinic, ENT and Opthalmology departments.
The Department guides the undergraduate and postgraduates in conduction of research activities and provides technical inputs to faculty members in their research projects. The faculty members of the department are involved in various research projects and published about 25 articles in reputed journals. Training on Research Methodology and Bio-statistics is also conducted.
The Following PHC’s & UHC are identified as field practice areas for Rural/Urban training activities.  Acharapakkam PHC is the Rural Health & Training Centre and Hanumanthaputheri  UHC  is the Urban Health and Training Centre. Other rural centres attached are Manampathy PHC and Sadras PHC.
 Health Centre’s RHTC 
Acharapakkam PHC
Manampathy PHC Sadras PHC UHTC Hanumanthaputheri  UHC
Distance from College 28 km 29 km 27 km 4 km
Population covered 43100 61125 18556 81514
Average daily OPD 250 210 190 100
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