College of Medicine & Sagore Dutta Hospital


"A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science." Dr S. Radhakrisnan

Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital is a multidisciplinary unit consisting of Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Anaerobic bacteriology, Immunology, Parasitology, Mycobacteria, Hospital infection control and Entomology section. The laboratory facilities include high end laboratory services as well as microbiological tools for diagnostic services. Teaching is an integral part of the departmental academic activity. As a newly developed Department it offers excellent opportunities for research and education.

Departmental Activities

  • Clinical services
    • Bacteriology: Grams stain/AFB staining/ Albert staining/ Aerobic Culture of all types of clinical specimen
    • Anaerobic culture
    • Serology: Arthritis Profile/ Hepatitis Profile/ VDRL/ Malaria serology
    • ELISA: For Dengue/ Chickungunya/ ANA/ AntiCCP
    • Mycology : Culture of Mycological elements in Skin/hairs /nails/cornea
    • Parasitological examination: Peripheral blood smears examination for MP/ MF/ Stool for parasites.
    • Hospital surveillance and infection control programme
  • Special activities
    • Active participation and Publication in annual college magazine
    • Active participation in CME s organized by Medical Education Unit
    • Active participation in integrated teaching programmes organized by Medical Education Unit
  • Teaching programmes
    • 100 MBBS students every year
    • Other course curriculum: 10 DMLT students (2 years course) under State medical faculty

Current research

  • Summer project by MSc Microbiology student: FLUOROQUINOLONE RESISTANCE IN URINARY ISOLATES

Scheme for 2nd professional MBBS examination of WBUHS microbiology

  • A. Written Paper: Two Papers, (40+40=80), 2hrs.each paper
    Paper I -General Bacteriology, Systemic Bacteriology, Immunology.
    Paper II –Virology, Mycology, Parasitology.
    The four questions in each theory paper will preferably have the following distribution of mark.
    Full marks-40, Time-2 hrs
    • Q.1. One (out of two) Clinical problem oriented question consisting of 2-4 small segments. Marks for each segment will be indicated separately. =10
    • Q.2. Three short note type questions (out of four) 4x3=12
    • Q.3. Three (out of four) short answer type/explanation of statement/difference between/mechanism of action/comment on 4x3=12
    • Q 4. Three short answer type questions. 2x3=6
  • Oral /Viva
    • General Bacteriology, Immunology, Systemic Bacteriology. 9 marks
    • Virology, Mycology, Parasitology. 6 marks
  • Practical- 25 marks. Time 1.1/2 hr. + 1/2h hr for spotting = 2 hrs
    • Identification of unknown bacterial culture. 8
    • Ziehl-Neelsen Staining of Sputum smear supplied. 3
    • Microscopical examination of supplied stool smear. 3
    • A serological test by common slide agglutination method. 3
    • Laboratory Note Book. 3
    • Spotting. 5


Papers published by faculties.


Evaluation of C reactive protein as a predictor of early onset neonatal sepsis: a study in a tertiary care hospital of West Bengal

Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health Vol 13, April-June, 2011 Tapan Kumar Chattapadhyay, Aditya Prasad Sarkar, Arpita Dutta

Bacteriological trends in geriatric urinary tract infection in a tertiary care hospital of West Bengal

Indian Journal of Clinical Practice Vol 22, Aug, 2011 Tapan Kumar Chattapadhyay, Hirak jyoti Raj, Arpita Dutta

Variations in bacterial pathogen causing early onset neonatal septicemia according to birth rate: a 5 years study in a referral hospital in West Bengal

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Microbiology Vol 4, 2010 Tapan Kumar Chattapadhyay, Hirak jyoti Raj

Resistance of uropathogens in first line oral antimicrobials among children in a tertiary care level hospital of West Bengal: time for local guidence

Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health Vol 13(4), 2011 Tapan Kumar Chattapadhyay, Aditya Prasad Sarkar, Subhamay Chatterjee

Pulmonary tuberculosis accompanying adenocarcinoma of lung in a young female from India

IOSR Journal of dental and Medical Sciences Vol. 1(2), 2012 Nandita Pal

Surgical site infection in surgery ward at a tertiary care hospital: the infection rate and bacteriological profile

IOSR Journal of Pharmacy Vol. 2(5), 2012 Nandita Pal, Rajarshi Guhathakurta

Anaerobic culture on growth efficient bi-layered culture plate in a modified candle jar using a rapid and slow combustion system: few comments

Indian J Medical Microbiol. 2014;32(3):351-2 A.Roy, Sanjit Kumar Patra

Cutaeneous Histoplasmosis in a HIV seronegative patient

J Natural sciences, Biology and Medicine 2013;4(2):477-9 Nandita Pal, Moumita Adhikary

Laboratory Evaluation of cases of meningitis attending a tertiary care hospital in India–An observational study

International J.of nutrition, pharmacology, neurological diseases 2013;3(3):282-8 Moumita Adhikary, Rabindra Nath Chatterjee

Increasing antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter jejuni isolated from paediatric diarrhoea cases in a tertiary care hospital of New Delhi, India

J Clin Diagn Res 2013 Feb;2(7):247-9. Ghosh R, Uppal B, Aggarwal P, Chakravarti A, Jha AK

A comparative study of conventional and molecular techniques in diagnosis of campylobacter gastroenteritis in children. Science.

Annals of Clinical and Laboratory 2014; 44(1):42-8 Ghosh R, Uppal B, Aggarwal P, Chakravarti A, Jha AK, Dubey AP

Clinical and Microbiological Profile of HIV/AIDS Cases with Diarrhea in North India

Journal of Pathogen Jun;11(4);326-32 Jha AK, Uppal B, Chadha S, Bhalla P, Ghosh R, Aggarwal P, Dewan R

Enteric pathogens, immune status and

Current HIV Research 2012;2012:971958 Jha AK, Uppal B, Chadha S, Aggarwal P, Ghosh R, Dewan R

Highly Resistant E. coli as a Common Cause of Pediatric Diarrhea in India. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition

J Health Popul Nutr. 2013 Sep;31(3):409-12 Aggarwal P, Uppal B, Ghosh R, Krishna Prakash S, Rajeshwari



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