Dr Indira Bairy

Professor and Head

Department of Microbiology

Qualification: MD Microbiology


    Indira Bairy is involved in the curriculum delivery (Didactic lectures, Self-Directed Learning sessions, Problem Based Learning Sessions, and practical) for the MBBS batches, MBBS Refresher batches, BDS batch and Allied Health Sciences students.


    • Is a faculty member of the Department of Microbiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College.
    • As Head of the Department has administrative responsibilities of planning teaching , evaluation and other co curricular activities of the department
    • Plans and schedules theory and practical classes for MBBS and BDS programme for the batches and allied health sciences.
    • Sets question papers (block and university) of MBBS, BDS and Allied Health Science courses also in assessment of Microbiology theory and practical examinations (block and university) of MBBS, BDS and Allied Health science.
    • Assess of MSc (Medical Lab Technology) and BSc (Medical Lab Technology) culture and topic seminars.
    • Mentor undergraduate students of Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus).
    • Facilitates and moderates discussion topics of MSc MLT.
    • Is involved in the Microbiology laboratory diagnostic work.
    • Is project guide for mentored student projects for MBBS batch.
    • Is PhD guide at Manipal University.



Subject Subject code Semester
Medical Microbiology MBBS Second year
BDS Medical Microbiology 2nd year
Medical Microbiology Allied Health Sciences 3rd Semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD (Master of Science) Medical Microbiology Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University 1990


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Microbiology- MMMC, Manipal Professor and Head 2016 Mar - Till Date
Department of Microbiology- MMMC, Manipal Professor 2011 March - 2016 March
Department of Microbiology- MMMC , Manipal Professor and Head 2006March - 2011February
Department of Microbiology- KMC, Manipal Professor 2004 October- 2006 February
Department of Microbiology- KMC, Manipal Additional Professor 2003 February - 2004 September
Department of Microbiology- KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 1995 July - 2003 Jan
Department of Microbiology- KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 1995 July - 2003 January
Department of Microbiology- KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 1992 July -1995 June
Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST), Sungai Petani, 08000, Kedah, Malaysia Assistant Professor Worked as teaching faculty and involved with curriculum development, lecture, problem bases learning, practical teaching for MBBS students. 2003 April - 2004 March

Low rate of gut colonization by extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae in HIV infected persons as compared to healthy individuals in Nepal. Supram Hosuru Subramanya , Indira Bairy , Niranjan Nayak, Shashiraja Padukone, Brijesh Sathian, Shishir Gokhale. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212042 February 19, 2019

Synthesis, antitubercular evaluation, molecular docking and molecular dynamics studies of 4,6-disubstituted-2-oxo-dihydropyridine-3-carbonitriles Ruchi Verma , Helena I.M. Boshoff , Kriti Arora , Indira Bairy , Mradul Tiwari ,Varadaraj G. Bhat , Gautham G. Shenoy. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1197(2019) 117 - 133

Cold antibody-mediated autoimmune hemolytic anemia in a patient with overlap syndrome of systemic lupus erythematosus with sjogren’s syndrome. Indira Bairy, Anupamberwal, Charanthej Reddy V , Mukhyaprana Prabhu. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 2019, Vol 12, Issue 2, 2019, page 3 – 4

Neonatal sepsis due to glycopeptide resistant Enterococcus faecium from colonized maternal gut- rare case evidence. Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Rajesh Amberpet, Dinesh Chaudhary, Niranjan Nayak, Shashiraja Padukone, Indira Bairy, Shishir Gokhale. BMC Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019, 8(1), [29]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0490-x

Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel diphenyl ether derivatives against drug susceptible and resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sidhartha Sankar Kar, Varadaraj G Bhat, Vishnu Prasad Shenoy, Indira Bairy, G Gautham Shenoy. Chem Biol Drug Des.2019 Jan;93(1):60-66.

Design, Synthesis And Evaluation Of Antitubercular Activity Of Novel 1,2,4-Triazoles Against MDR Strain Of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. T. N. V. Ganesh Kumar, G. Gautham Shenoy, Sidhartha Sankar Kar, Vishnu Shenoy, and Indira Bairy. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal, Vol. 51, No. 10, January, 2018 , 907 – 917

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Acute Pancreatitis as an Initial Presentation. Indira Bairy, Anupam Berwal, Mukhyaprana Prabhu, Lokvendra Singh Budania. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2018 Sep, Vol-12(9): OR01-OR03

Antimycobacterial susceptibility evaluation of rifampicin and isoniazid benz-hydrazone in biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv strain. Sushruta S Hakkimane, Vishnu Prasad Shenoy Santosh L Gaonkar Indira Bairy, Bharath Raja Guru. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2018:13 4303–4318

Scrub typhus diagnosis on acute specimens using serological and molecular assays — a 3-year prospective study. Munegowda Koralur, Rahul Singh, Muralidhar Varma, Shalini Shenoy, Vasudeva Acharya, Asha Kamath, John Stenos, Eugen Athan and Indira Bairy. Diagnostic Microbiology & Infectious

In vitro activity of recombinant lysostaphin in combination with linezolid, vancomycin and oxacillin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Nagalakshmi Narasimhaswamy, Indira Bairy, Gautham Shenoy and Laxminarayana Bairy Iran J Microbiol. 2017 August; 9(4): 208–212.

Comparison of Immunofluorescence and Desmoglein Enzyme‑linked Immunosorbent Assay in the Diagnosis of Pemphigus: A Prospective,Cross‑sectional Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Deepthi Ravi, S Smitha Prabhu, Raghavendra Rao, C Balachandran, Indira Bairy Indian Journal of Dermatology. 2017;62:171-7.


Area of Interest

Medical Microbiology

Area of Expertise

Infectious diseases, Immunology

Area of Research

Scrub typhus, Group A Streptococci, Staphyloccus aureus, HIV, Autoimmune diseases, Antibiotic resistance

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Pathologist and Microbiologist.
  • Life Member of Karnataka Chapter of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist.

Emergence of burkholderia pseudo-mallei and pandrug-resistant non-fermenters from southern Karnataka, India

2008-01-01 Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay Kiran Chawla Sushma Krishna N Nagalakshmi

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2008) 102/S1), 2008.

Neurodegenerative changes in the motor cortex and cerebellum in wistar rats following acute pneumococcal meningitis


International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics ICBBB, 2011.

A novel treatment approach towards emerging multidrug resistant enter aggregative escherichia coli (EAEC) causing acute/persistent diarrhoea using medicinal plant extracts

Bangar Raju Mamatha Ballal

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2011.

Salivary IL - 6 levels in oral leukoplakia with dysplasia and its clinical relevance to tobacco habits and periodontitis

Mohit Sharma Keerthilatha Pai Satyamoorthy K Prasad S

Clincal Oral Investigation ,2010.

Inducible clindamycin resistance in staphylococcus aureus: Reason for treatment failure

KE Vandana Jyothsana Singh M Chiranjay

Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 2009.

Neuroprotective effects of heparin, indomethacin and antibiotics in acute pneumococcal meningitis: a functional study on rat hippocampal neurogenesis


(PhD Research).

Epidemiology of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus: An investigation among the school going children of Udupi Taluk

2014-01-01 G Sreejith

(PhD Research).

Synthesis and screening of newer analogues of triazoles as anti-infective agents with special emphasis on activity against multidrug resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis

2014-01-01 T N V Ganesh Kumar

(PhD Research).

Screening of HIV infection by ELISA technique

2014-01-01 Dr H Lokhendro Singh

(PG Level).

Serological diagnosis of Brucellosis in and around Manipal

2014-01-01 Dr Meena Saldanha

(PG Level).

Spectrum of opportunistic infections in HIV seropositive patients in Kasturba Hospital Manipal

2014-01-01 Dr Aparna Singh

(PG Level).

A comparative study of peripheral cd4+/cd8+ t lymphocyte count in HIV seropositive and normal healthy individuals

2014-01-01 Dr Praveen Shahapur

(PG Level).

Ventilator associated pneumonia and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of isolates in Kasturba Hospital Manipal

2014-01-01 Dr Arindam Dey

(PG Level).

Characterisation of group a beta haemolytic streptococci and determination of drug resistance

2014-01-01 Dr Yukti Tewari

(PG Level).

Study of dermatophyte and non dermatophyte onychomycosis in a tertiary care Hospital

2014-01-01 Dr Srijana

(PG Level).