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M.Sc Microbiology

About the Course:

The course is designed to equip the students with complete knowledge about world of microorganisms, their cultural techniques and methods of preservations. Students also get in-depth knowledge on beneficial applications of microorganisms in various fields. The course also focuses on providing complete information about, role of microbes in human health, immune system and its response, microbial genetics, several biochemical and molecular techniques used in recent time.

The practical curriculum is designed in such a way that, the students get complete hands-on experience in handling of microbial samples, isolating techniques, identification, along with their preserving techniques, and also in various other inter discipline areas. The creativeness and research interest in the students are also encouraged through various funded and non-funded projects throughout the course.

The students are encouraged to actively participate in seminar, webinars, conference, internship programs, and various other inter and intra departmental competition in order to enhance the communication and intellectual skills.

Affiliations :

  • Affiliated to Bangalore University.
  • Recognized by Government of Karnataka.

Duration :

2 years (4 semesters)

Employability :

Microbiology has grown rapidly both with regard to fundamental knowledge and its application in agriculture, food, medical and industry. Dozens of pharma, health sector companies formed to exploit these advances provide employment for students with suitable training at master’s level.

Postgraduate microbiologists are in high demand in quality control and assurance in a range of product-based companies such as food processing, beverages, breweries, cosmetics, diagnostics and so on.

At the same time, microbiologists are integral to R&D in most of the research organizations.

Eligibility :

  • B.Sc. with any Life Science subject securing 50% marks in all the three optional subjected in aggregate.
  • B.Sc., Microbiology/B.Sc., Microbiology (integrated) with 50% marks in aggregate.
  • B.Sc., (Honours) in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology or Biology with 50% marks in aggregate.