Dr K Vidyalakshmi


Department of Microbiology


Subject Semester / Year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD (Doctor of Medicine) Microbiology Manipal Academy of Higher Education 1995
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) Kilpauk Medical College, University of Madras 1991


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Professor 01/10/2015 - till date
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Professor & Head 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2020
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Additional Professor 2009 - 30/09/2015
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 2000-2009
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 1995-2000
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Tutor 1992-1195


Area of Interest

Melioidosis, Enteric Fever, Medical Education

Area of Expertise


Area of Research

Melioidosis, Enteric fever

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

1. Member of Board of Studies.
2. Member of Medical Education Unit of the college
3. Life member of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiology.

Publications list:
1.Laxmi Narayana B, Rao P, Bhat S, Vidyalakshmi K. Comparison of the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Various Contact Lens Solutions to Inhibit the Growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Microbiol. 2018 May 31;2018:5916712.
2.Vemula S, Katara V, Bhaskaran U, Adappa S, Chakrapani M. Pretreatment elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein as a predictor of malarial complications. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2016; 10(12):1332-1337.
3.Deepak Madi, Santosh P. V. Rai, K. Vidyalakshmi, K. Nithyananda Chowta. Neurological melioidosis presenting as intracranial abscess. Ind J Path Micro 2016; 59(3): 417-419.
4.Jyoti Kumari, Shalini Shenoy M, Chakrapani M, Vidyalakshmi K, Gopalkrishna Bhat K. Comparison of Etest and Agar Dilution for Determining Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of Vancomycin to Healthcare Associated Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Asian J Pharm Clin Res, 2016; 9(4): 1-3
5.Madi D R, Vidyalakshmi K, Ramapuram J, Shetty AK. Successful Treatment of Chromobacterium violaceum Sepsis in a South Indian Adult. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015; 93(5):1066–1067.

6.Archana Bhat K, Suchetha S. Rao, Sevitha Bhat, Katara Vidyalakshmi, Biranthabail Dhanashree. Molecular diagnosis of bacterial and viral diarrhoea using multiplex-PCR assays: An observational prospective study among paediatric patients from India. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 41 (2023) 64–70