M.Sc. Microbiology

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M.Sc. Course : Microbiology

Duration : 2 Years

Term : Full Time

Seats : 30

Semesters : 4

Admission : Merit based (as per VNSGU)

Course Description

Microbiology is the study of microscopically small organisms such as bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae, collectively known as microbes, and their role in diseases and application in various commercial industries.

Course Learning Outcomes

After completing M.Sc. in Microbiology, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate bimolecular knowledge and analytical skills at an advanced level
  • Apply knowledge acquired about prokaryotic and eukaryotic cellular processes, interaction of microorganisms among themselves, with physical and chemical agents and higher order organisms in environment and biological systems to various conditions
  • Have in-depth knowledge of biomolecules, bioanalytical techniques, advances in environmental microbiology and pharmaceutical microbiology, microbial physiology and enzyme kinetics, biostatistics and industrial microbiology
  • Address broad range of fields including biopolymer chemistry, marine biochemistry, environmental biotechnology, food science, microbial genetics, immunology, recombinant DNA technology, fermentation technology and molecular biology
  • Demonstrate the experimental techniques pertaining to the subject and express their findings in verbal, written and electronic formats

If there has been any success in my life, that was built on the unshakable foundation of failure…

– Sir JC Bose

Course Structure

Semester - I

M.Sc. Course Subjects Syllabus Exam Pattern
Microbiology Microbial Diversity Download PDF Theory
Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Biophysical Techniques and Instrumentation
Environmental Microbiology and Biofuels
Practical Practical

Semester – II

M.Sc. Course Subjects Syllabus Exam Pattern
Microbiology Enzymology and Microbial Physiology Download PDF Theory
Bioinformatics and Bio-Nanotechnology
Advances in Immunology and Pathogenesis
Biostatistics and Research Methodology
Practical Practical

Semester – III

M.Sc. Course Subjects Syllabus Exam Pattern
Microbiology Fermentation Technology and Bioprocess Engineering Download PDF Theory
Industrial Microbiology
Immunology and Pathogenesis
Advances in Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Practical Practical

Semester – IV

M.Sc. Course Subjects Syllabus Exam Pattern
Microbiology Seminar Presentation Download PDF Theory
Report on Industrial/Conference/Symposium Visit
Review Article

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of M.Sc. in Microbiology, graduates can choose a career from various fields such as:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Food and Dairy
  • Agriculture
  • Biotech Industries
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Beverage Industry
  • Research
  • Teaching

When you embrace a learner’s attitude, the whole world has something to share with you.

– Sadguru Whisper