Dr Sevitha Bhat

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology


    Incharge of Diagnostic Laboratory at KMC hospital Ambedkar circle 

     Guides UG/PG research projects  in Microbiology

     Digital Coordinator of the Department

     Involved in academic activities of the Department

    NABL Internal auditor for KMC Hospital

    Deputy nodal officer for COVID 19 testing 



Subject Semester / Year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Medical Microbiology Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2008
MBBS Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Science, Mysore University 2001


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 2012 onwards
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 2008
Yenepoya Medical College Assistant Professor 2006
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Tutor 2005

Grants received

  • Drug resistance profiles of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates at Mangalore. A Dissertation work done under the guidance of Dr.Radhakrishna.M,Associate Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. Received RNTCP Grant of Rs.20,000 by the Govt. of India for the same.
  • Comparison of micro PCR with the commercial Real time PCR in the diagnosis of HIV infection.(Bigtec company,Bangalore)Co investigator. Nov. 2013 .Rs 8 lakhs
  • Study of macrolide and quinolone resistance in  Haemophilus influenzae in a tertiary care centre .Manipal faculty grant . Rs 14,300 . February 2016.
  • MAC ID Seed grant award for the year 2016-2017. Seed grant of INR 1 lakh is awarded.(dated 9 th Dec 2016) .Clinicomicrobiological profile of Gram negative bacterial infections in Adult ICU’s of a tertiary care centre. Co investigator.
  • Utility of direct detection of  mec A gene in clinical specimen for detection of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus . Principal investigator . Mc Gill Rs 2018 . Rs 2,00,000
  • Attended the clinical trial investigators meet at Vienna , Austria on 15,16 th Nov 2018. A Phase III, Randomized,DoubleBlind,Multicenter,Comparative Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of Investigational Product (combination of Cephalosporin & β-lactamase inhibitor) vs. Meropenem followed by Optional OralTherapy in the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection or Acute Pyelonephritis in Adults(Wockhardt,    Medpace)
  • Selected to attend  Summer training course at Mc Gill University , Montreal , Canada June 10- 21 2019. Travel grant  Rs 3,00,000
  • Best Out going Student in MD, Microbiology from Kasturba Medical College Mangalore. 20.03.2009
  •  Certificate of Merit for Research points . 22/03/2013.KMC Diamond Jubilee College Day & Awards Ceremony.
  •  Certificate of Merit for Research points . 21/03/2014.KMC Diamond Jubilee College Day & Awards Ceremony.
  •  Certificate of Merit for Research points(24) 20/03/2015.KMC Diamond Jubilee College Day & Awards Ceremony
  • Coauthor for the best research publication 15/03/2019 .KMC College Day & Awards Ceremony. A study on biofilm production and antifungal drug resistance among Candida species from vulvovaginal and bloodstream infections. Infection and Drug Resistance 2018:11 2443–2448


Area of Interest

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, Tuberculosis,Molecular biology , Community outreach programme

Area of Expertise

Antibiotic resistance ,Tuberculosis

Area of Research

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria and Sepsis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


Life member of IAMM.

Life member IAMM KC 


1. Shobha Prasada ,Archana Bhat ,Sevitha Bhat, Shalini Shenoy Mulki, Sanyuktha Tulasidas .Changing antibiotic susceptibility pattern in uropathogenic Escherichia coli over a period of 5 years in a tertiary care center. Infection and Drug Resistance 2019:12 1439–1443

2. Bacterial Infection among cancer Patients:Analysis of Isolates and Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern Sevitha Bhat , Shruthi Muthunatarajan, Shalini Shenoy Mulki, K. Archana Bhat,1 and K. Himani Kotian International Journal of Microbiology.International Journal of Microbiology Volume 2021

3. Identification of cultivable and non-cultivable organisms causing  intraarticular and bone infections using molecular diagnostic techniques . Deepali J Shetty,  Dr Shalini Shenoy Mulki  Dr B N Jagannath Kamath  Dr Sevitha Bhat Dr Archana Bhat  Published in  European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine ISSN 2515-8260 Volume 08, Issue 03, 2021. 

4. Sevitha Bhat1, Gopalkrishna Bhat K2, Shalini Shenoy M3, Archana Bhat K4, Pooja Rao. Utility of Direct Detection of MEC a Gene in Clinical Specimen for Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Cur Res Rev | Vol 14 • Issue 03 • February 2022

5.Gantasala E, Bhat S, Saralaya V, Jayaram M, Udayalaxmi J. Genotypic and Phenotypic Expression of Antibiotic Resistance Patterns of Uropathogenic Enterobacteriaceae. Infect Drug Resist. 2022;15:3991-3999

6.V. Vandhana, K. Vishwas Saralaya, Sevitha Bhat, Shalini Shenoy Mulki, Archana. K. Bhat, "Characterization of Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (Hv-Kp): Correlation of Virulence with Antimicrobial Susceptibility", International Journal of Microbiology, vol. 2022, ArticleID 4532707, 7 pages, 2022. 

7.Keerthi C I, Bhat S, Mulki SS, Bhat K A. Fungal infections of spine: Case series during the COVID times. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2022 Jul 21:S0255-0857(22)00107-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmmb.2022.07.002.

8. Bhat K A, Madi D, Bhat S, Mary T, Shenoy Mulki S, Kotian H. Profile of Secondary Bacterial and Fungal Infections in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care Centre. Infect Drug Resist. 2022;15:5705-5714

9. Kumar M N, Bhat S, Bhat K A, Saralaya V, Shenoy Mulki S. Characterization of virulence factors and antibiotic resistance pattern of uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains in a tertiary care center. F1000Res. 2022 Nov 28;11:1163. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.125596.

10.Molecular diagnosis of bacterial and viral diarrhoea using multiplex-PCR assays: An observational prospective study among paediatric patients from India. Archana Bhat , Suchetha S. Rao  , Sevitha Bhat  , Katara Vidyalakshmi  , Biranthabail Dhanashree . Volume 41,2023,Pages 64-70,ISSN 0257-0857,

11.Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in conjunctival secretion and tears in patients with COVID-19 in a tertiary care centre, South India.. Rajesh R. Nayak1, Sevitha Bhat2, Ajay R Kamath1, Anshul Chandak1, Kanishk Khare1 1Department of Opthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India 2Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India F1000Research 2023, 11:1059 (corresponding)

12. Das, Sakshi; Baptist, Joanna1; Bhat, Sevitha2; Ongole, Ravikiran3; Natarajan, Srikant4. Assessment of Tooth Brush Microbial Contamination in Dental Health Care Providers: An Investigative Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology 35(2):p 226-230, Apr–Jun 2023

13.Holla S, Bhat S, Bhat A, Mulki SS. Clinicomicrobiological profile of podiatric infections: a prospective, crosssectional study. Wounds. 2023;35(7):E229-E235. doi:10.25270/wnds/22107

14.Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae: Acase series from tertiary care centre.Bhanu Thejaswi Pallempati1, Sevitha Bhat2, Archana Bhat K.2, Shalini Shenoy M. Biomedicine: 2023; 43(6): 1911-1914


1. Clinicomicrobiological study of bacteremia caused by coliforms in adults.Dr Ankitha Porwal. 2015 MD batch. Dissertation guide. ICMR PG GRANT 2016(Rs 25,000)

2. Clinicomicrobiological study of neonatal sepsis . Miss Avinika Agarwal.2 nd MBBS.ICMR-STS GRANT 2014 .GUIDE

3.Clinicomicrobiological study of Community acquired Pneumonia.Miss Prashasti Prasad(2016-01307) .ICMR-STS GRANT 2016.GUIDE