M.Sc in Microbiology

M.Sc. (Microbiology)

M.Sc. (Microbiology)

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The program is designed for students preparing for a career in microbiology by providing them knowledge and skill enhancement in basic and applied principles. The choice-based credit system which is a shift from traditional marking system provides an opportunity for the students to choose from a variety of courses including core, generic, discipline specific electives and skill enhancement courses.

The courses include genetics, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology and specialised subjects like medical microbiology, industrial microbiology, bioinformatics, and biostatistics.. The program includes a one-year research project with full-time research in the final semester which will enable students to gain hands-on experience of applying up-to-date scientific knowledge and develop high-level skills in cutting edge technologies making them ready for careers in basic and applied microbiology thereon.


Course Type Course
C1 General Microbiology
C2 Cell and Molecular Biology
C3 Biochemistry
C4 Immunology
GE Generic Elective
NC1 GLP and Biosafety


Course Type Course
C5 Genetic Engineering
C6 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
C7 Research Methodology & Biostatistics
SEE Skill Enhancement Elective
GE Generic Elective
NC2 Research Ethics and IPR


Course Type Course
DSC1 Medical Microbiology
DSC2 Industrial and Food Microbiology
DSC3 Environmental Microbiology
DSE Discipline Specific Elective
P1 Project Work-I
S1 Seminar-I


Course Type Course
P2 Project Work-II
S2 Seminar-II
CC Co-curricular/Extra curricular activities

Generic Electives

Course Type Course
GE1 Genetics
GE2 Microbial Physiology
GE3 Medical Genetics
GE4 Microbial Genetics
GE2 Microbial Physiology

Discipline Specific Electives

Course Type Course
DSE1 Nano-Biotechnology
DSE2 Agricultural Microbiology

Skill Enhancement Elective

Course Type Course
SEC1 Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology
SEC2 Microbial Diagnostics

C: Core course
GE: Generic Elective
DSC: Discipline Specific Elective
SEE: Skill Enhancement Elective
DSE: Discipline Specific Elective
P: Project
S: Seminar
CC: Co-curricular/ Extra curricular


Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science/Applied Biological Sciences/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology/Agricultural Sciences/Food & Nutrition/Environmental Science/Veterinary Science/Fisheries Science/Medical Imaging Technology/Operation Theatre Technology/Medical Lab Technology/BE or BTech in Biotechnology/Graduates in Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy/Nursing and any other equivalent life science degree, with minimum of 50% marks. The candidate should have completed 20 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.

Admission Procedure

Students seeking admission to MSc programs are required to submit the Admission Query form available on the homepage of

On receipt of the same, the Admission Section will guide the students with the process of registration and admission.

Admission to MSc program is based on merit in the qualifying examination.

Documents required for admission

  • 10th standard pass certificate for proof of date of birth (Original + 3 copies)
  • Degree marks cards (Original + 3 copies)
  • Degree certificate issued by a recognized University (Original + 3 copies)
  • Transfer certificate from the institution last attended (Original + 3 copies)
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended
  • Migration certificate from the board of the institution last studied
  • Physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Blood group certificate
  • Photographs: Recent colour photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35 mm x 45 mm (P.P size 5 Nos.) & size 20 mm x 25 mm (Stamp size 5 Nos.)
  • Aadhaar card copy of the student

Commencement of course

The BSc/MSc courses commence on the date prescribed by the University, generally in August

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