Master of Science in Microbiology

Intake: 50

  • Programme CodeMSC-007
  • Duration 2 Years
  • Programme Post Graduate Programme
  • Department Department of Biotechnology
Microbiology is a branch of biology that deals with the study of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and algae. The best Microbiology Colleges in India aim to equip the students with knowledge of the latest technology utilized in the domain.

An MSc in Microbiology is a postgraduate degree program that provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in microbiology, including molecular biology, immunology, virology, medical microbiology, and microbial biotechnology.

The MSc Microbiology course is typically designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of microbiology and its applications in various fields. The program includes lectures, laboratory work, seminars, and research projects that allow students to gain practical experience and develop research skills.

Career opportunities for MSc Microbiology graduates passing from the leading M Sc Microbiology Colleges in India are vast and include roles in research and development, quality control and assurance, production, and clinical microbiology. Graduates can work in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food and beverage, agriculture, healthcare, and environmental management.

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Eligibility Criteria

50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in Graduation from any area of Life Sciences or Medical Sciences.

Admission Procedure

On the basis of Merit/IUCET/State-Level and National-Level Entrance Exams

Program Outcomes (PO)

At the end of the program the student will be able to:


Students will be able design, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data for investigating problems in Microbiology and allied fields.


Higher studies (M.Phil, Ph.D) can be pursued in order to attain research positions. Various examinations such as CSIR-NET, ARS-NET GATE, ICMR, DBT and many other opens channels for promising career in research.


Students can become Junior Production Officer and Technical Assistant in biotechnology, pharmaceutical Companies, bio fertilizer industry, aquaculture industries, environmental units, crop production units & food processing industries.


Entrepreneurship ventures such as consultancy and training centres can be opened.


Some of the major pharmaceutical and drug companies hiring Microbiologists include Dabur, Ranbaxy, Hindustan Lever and Dr Reddy's Labs, food processing industries, chemical industry, and textile industry as well. Beside these industries also employ microbiological professionals in their marketing divisions to boost up business in sectors where their products would be required.


Beside industrial sector there are ample opportunities in academics as well. Students will be able to understand the potentials, and impact of biotechnological innovations on environment and their implementation for finding sustainable solution to issues pertaining to environment, health sector, agriculture, etc.


Several career opportunities are available for students with microbiology background abroad especially in countries like Germany, Australia, Canada, USA and many more where biotechnology is a rapidly developing field.


In Microbiology, student gain knowledge about various techniques such as ELISA techniques, DNA sequencing, DNA finger printing techniques, Somatic cell hybridization, cloning, Human Genome project etc.

Program Educational Objectives


To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of microbiology, including microbial structure, physiology, and genetics.


To equip students with advanced knowledge and practical skills in laboratory techniques and research methodologies in microbiology.


To develop students' ability to critically evaluate scientific literature, analyze data, and draw valid conclusions.


To train students to apply their knowledge and skills in microbiology to solve real-world problems in various fields, including healthcare, biotechnology, and environmental management.


To prepare students for careers in academia, research, industry, and government organizations in microbiology-related fields.


To instil in students a sense of professional ethics, responsibility, and lifelong learning in the field of microbiology.


To foster teamwork, communication skills, and leadership abilities in students for effective collaboration and contribution to society.



To enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles and concepts of microbiology, including the diversity of microorganisms, their structure, metabolism, and genetics.


To provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in laboratory techniques and research methodologies in microbiology, including microbial culture, identification, and characterization.


To train students in the application of microbiological techniques and principles to solve real-world problems in various fields, such as healthcare, biotechnology, agriculture, and environmental management.


To develop students' ability to critically evaluate scientific literature, analyze data, and draw valid conclusions in microbiology.


To prepare students for careers in academia, research, industry, and government organizations in microbiology-related fields.


To foster students' professional and ethical responsibilities in microbiology, including biosafety, biosecurity, and responsible conduct of research.


To enhance students' communication, collaboration, and leadership skills for effective teamwork and contribution to society.


  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Food technologists
  • Microbiologist
  • Diagnostics
  • Biosafety
  • Quality Control (Microbiology)
  • Scientific Writers
  • Science Education or Outreach Professionals
  • Project Assistant
  • Nutritionist

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