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Microbiology and its applications in various fields, including health-care delivery particularly in pathological and immunological laboratories as well as in the fields of ecology and genetic engineering, form the core areas of study in this Master’s Course. A thorough grounding in virology, bacteriology, mycology, microbial genetics and immunology ensure that the students are equipped with fundamental knowledge and skills for study and research in various specializations of microbiology.

Microbiologists find ready employment in diverse fields, such as universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, food processing and packaging industries, pathological and diagnostic laboratories, water works and eco-conservation agencies.

Number of Seats

  • 30 seats

Programme Highlights:

  • Thorough exposure to theory and skills to acquire basic competencies in the field of Biosciences
  • Intensive laboratory exercises and projects in tune with the developments in industry
  • Interactions with experts and institutions working in emerging areas of biochemistry research in the country and abroad
  • Industrial visits and internships to facilitate work on live industrial and research projects
  • A seamless entry to doctoral studies as you complete the Master’s level dissertation

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in any area of Life Sciences with 60% in the aggregate and Chemistry as a subject. Those who have a background in Biochemistry at Bachelor’s Degree will have an advantage.
  • Provisional Admission: Applicants who have not yet obtained their Bachelor’s Degree also may apply for admission. Such candidates would be offered provisional admission until they furnish evidence of fulfilling the eligibility criterion stated in (1) above within 3 months of the commencement of the programme.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Semester I
Biomolecules
Thermodynamics and Enzymology
Cell Biology and Genetics
Analytical Techniques for Biological Sciences
Thermodynamics and Enzymology Lab
Cell Biology and Genetics Lab
Biomolecules and Analytical Techniques Lab
Semester II
Computer Applications for Biosciences and Bioinformatics
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology and Genetics
Research Methodology and Biostatistics
Basic Microbiology
Computer Applications for Biosciences and Bioinformatics Lab
Molecular Biology Lab
Basic Microbiology Lab
Semester III
Virology, Bacteriology and Mycology
Microbial Diversity and Ecology
Genetic Engineering
Immunology and Medical Microbiology
Dissertation Phase I
Microbiology Techniques Lab
Microbial Diversity and Ecology Lab
Microbial Genetic Engineering Lab
Immunology Lab and Medical Microbiology
Semester IV
Advances in Microbiology
Dissertation Phase II
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