Dr. Barnini Banerjee

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology


    1. Teaching undergraduates (MBBS, BDS); postgraduates (MD, MSc.)
    2. Internal and External Examiner: MBBS, BDS
    3. Infection Control Officer: Hospital Infection Control Committee, Kasturba Hospital.
    4. Quality Manager, Microbiology Laboratory, KMC, Manipal and Internal auditor for ISO 15929 of KHLS.
    5. Member Research Cell, KMC, Manipal.
    6. Departmental ATCOM Co-ordinator.


Subject Semester / Year
Microbiology PY 2


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Microbiology Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2012
MBBS Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences 2007


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 01 Jan 2017 till date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 06 Sep 2012 to 31 Dec 2016
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Assistant Professor 16 Jul 2012 to 01 Sep 2012
KMC, Mangalore Tutor 02 May 2009 to 01 May 2012

Research Projects:

  • Principal Investigator: Study of virulence factors and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bone and joint infections. MAHE SEED GRANT-2018.
  • Principal Investigator: Molecular epidemiology of the MRSA and their association with biofilm formation in patients with bone and joint infection-MACID Intramural grant-2020
  • Co-Investigator: Seasonal trends in microbial quality of community water samples and perspectives about antibiotic use and misuse in the community. MACID Intramural grant-2018.



Area of Interest

Bacteriology , Immunology, Parasitology

Area of Expertise

Bacteriology , Serology , Hospital Infection prevention and control

Area of Research

Bone and joint infections, Biofilms, Drug resistance

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member- Indian Association of Medical Microbiology.
  • Life Member-Hospital Infection Society of India.
  • Member - The Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO).

Pulmonary nocardiosis in immune competent patients-a report of four cases from a tertiary care center

2013-01-11 Banerjee B

International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

Clinico-microbiological study of candidemia in a tertiary care hospital of southern part of India

2015-01-02 Banerjee B Saldanha D Baliga S

Iranian Journal of Microbiology

1. Co-Investigator: Clinico-microbiological surveillance of nosocomial infection in an intensive care unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital. KMC, STS GRANT-2015 2. Co-Investigator: Clinico-microbiological observational study of bloodstream infections in the ICUs for the better management of patients and hospital infection control. ICMR STS GRANT-2016 3. Co-Investigator: Role of Procalcitonin as a Diagnostic Marker of Bacteremia in the Perspective of Hospital Infection Control-ICMR, STS GRANT-2017.