M.Sc. - Microbiology M.Sc. Microbio

School of Life & Basic Sciences

This course helps learners to specialize in any of the applied research areas, through one of the chosen electives/specialized papers and work in the field of Medical Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology. This discipline emphasizes the recent trends in the industry that focus on production of compounds like insulin, interferon, recombinant products, including vaccines.

Specializations Offered

  • Industrial Microbiology 
  • Environmental Microbiology 
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology

Key Information

Duration

2 Years

Eligibility

Graduation in any stream of Life Science with min. 50%

Selection Procedure

Merit + PI

Scholarship

As per University norms

Industry Internship Programme

As per M.Sc. curriculum, students are required to undergo a six-month industry/ research internship programme, based on which they can submit the dissertation.

Pedagogy

Classroom (both greenboard and ICT based) teaching, experiential learning, online teaching, interactive sessions, guest lectures, seminars and conferences.

Programme Structure

  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology, Phycology & Lichenology
  • Immunology
  • Basic Biomolecules and Enzymology
  • Bioanalytical Techniques
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology, Phycology & Lichenology
  • Immunology
  • Basic Biomolecules and Enzymology
  • Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Virology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Metabolism of Biomolecules
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Virology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Metabolism of Biomolecules
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Dissertation (6 months) – Project Report

Career Prospects

  • On completing the course, the students have various career options in top companies and also in private and public sectors such as food industries, pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, chemical industries, including research and development organizations.
  • Students also learn to get research positions through various examinations such as CSIR-NET, ARS-NET GATE, ICMR, DBT.
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