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B.Sc. (Hons.) in Microbiology

  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Eligibility Criteria

    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

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.

Curriculum

  • I Sem.

    MH -101 Introductory Mathematics
    MH -102Cell Biology and Genetics
    MH -103Microbiology
    MH -104Chemistry - I
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    MH -105MH-102 & MH - 103
    MH -106MH-104
  • II Sem.

    MH-201Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    MH-202Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    MH-203Biochemistry -I
    MH-204Chemistry – II
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    MH -205MH-201 and MH-202
    MH -206MH-203 and MH-204
  • III Sem.

    MH-301Molecular Biology
    MH 302Biochemistry - II
    MH 303Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    MH 304Professionals Communication Skills
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    MH -305MH-301
    MH -306MH-302 and MH-303
    MH -307Industrial Visit
  • IV Sem.

    MH-401Bacteriology
    MH 402Biophysics and Instrumentation
    MH 403Microbial Physiology and Metabolism I
    MH 404Industrial Microbiology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    MH -405MH-401 and MH-402
    MH -406MH-403 and MH-404
  • V Sem.

    MH-501Virology
    MH 502Microbial Physiology and Metabolism II
    MH 503Food and Dairy Microbiology
    MH 504Immunology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    MH -505MH-501 and MH-502
    MH -506MH-503 and MH-504
  • VI Sem.

    MH-601Environmental Microbiology
    MH 602Medical Microbiology
    MH 603Biodiversity and Environment
    MH 604Industry Relations and Entrepreneurship
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    MH -605MH-601 and MH-602
    MH -606MH-603
    MH -607Industrial Training

Career Prospects

After completion of Graduation courses:

  • 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 like Ranbaxy & Cadilla research lab & Dabur etc.
  • Marketing personnel in companies like, Syngenta, Life cell, Alkem.
  • Bioinformatics students can be employed in the fields of Medical and Health Care; Gene based Drug Designing, Life Science division of IT companies such as Infosys, HCL etc.
  • As Information Developer in Bioinformatics companies such as- Accelrys, Ocimim Bio-Solutions, BIOBASE etc.
  • Administrative and defense Services.
  • After completion of Post Graduation courses:
  • Immense career opportunities are available after completing PG courses in number of fields like Medical and Health Care, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Industrial Research and Development, Food Processing, Bio-Processing, Chemical Engineering, Drug Designing and Manufacture, Environment Conservation.
  • Some job prospects include Research Scientist, Research Associate in the leading research institutes of India as well as abroad.
  • Teaching and research positions in state and central universities after qualifying NET examination
  • Microbiologists can work as hygienic officers, food and safety officers, medical microbiologists etc.
  • Patent Officers
  • Research Analyst
  • 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

 

 

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