Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa. Many of these microorganisms, however, carry out important functions in their niches that are essential for life forms.

Microbiologists study the interaction of microorganisms with other organisms and how they affect their lives, as well as the roles these organisms play in the environment. This discipline includes fundamental research on the biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of microorganisms, including the host response to these agents. Recent trends from the industry focus on production of totally new eukaryotic compounds like insulin, interferon and other recombinant products, using micro-organisms in large quantities. Biofuels like bioethanol and biodiesel are being manufactured using new raw materials like lignocellulosics. Algae and other biomass material are considered as an alternative to fossil fuels. Many new recombinant vaccines are produced to replace crude vaccines and make them polyvalent to reduce the dosage.

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

10+2 Sciences (Biology / Maths/ Agriculture/ Biotech or Equivalent ) minimum 45% marks at 10+2 level or equivalent with English as compulsory Subject

Selection Procedure:

Merit and Interview

Syllabus

Programme Outcome
  • I Sem.

    Introductory Mathematics
    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Microbiology
    Chemistry - I
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Microbiology
    Chemistry - I
  • II Sem.

    Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    Biochemistry -I
    Chemistry - II
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    Biochemistry -I
    Chemistry - II
  • III Sem.

    Molecular Biology
    Biochemistry - II
    Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    Professionals Communication Skills
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Molecular Biology
    Biochemistry - II
    Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    Industrial Visit
  • IV Sem.

    Bacteriology
    Biophysics and Instrumentation
    Microbial Physiology and Metabolism I
    Industrial Microbiology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Bacteriology
    Biophysics and Instrumentation
    Microbial Physiology and Metabolism I
    Industrial Microbiology
  • V Sem.

    Virology
    Microbial Physiology and Metabolism II
    Food and Dairy Microbiology
    Immunology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Virology
    Microbial Physiology and Metabolism II
    Food and Dairy Microbiology
    Immunology
  • VI Sem.

    Environmental Microbiology
    Medical Microbiology
    Biodiversity and Environment
    Industry Relations and Entrepreneurship
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Environmental Microbiology
    Medical Microbiology
    Biodiversity and Environment
    Industrial Training
 

Career Prospects

 

  • Students can pursue career in Science and Technology where a high level of competence and dependence on many of the science subjects is demanded.
  • Laboratory analyst in Pharmaceuticals and food industries.
  • Research Analyst in the field of Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry in research labs.
  • Marketing personnel in companies.
  • Bioinformatics students can be employed in the fields of Medical and Health Care; Gene based Drug Designing, Life Science division of IT companies.
  • Administrative and defense Services.
  • Microbiologists can work as hygienic officers, food and safety officers.
  • Quality control officers in pharmaceuticals and food and beverages industries.
  • In biomedical and metabolic engineering industries as Data Curators, Algorithm Developers, Metabolic Engineers and Systems Biologists