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M.Sc. Microbiology | Bio Technology

The M.Sc. course in Microbiology was started in the year of 2012 with an aim of providing quality education and impart in-depth knowledge to the students in various areas of microbiology so as to meet the demand of industry and academia. It is a multidisciplinary branch of biological sciences developed with the vision to prepare post-graduates for basic research and applied research in the frontier areas of microbiology. Microbiology is study of microbes like bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and finds its use and applications in the various fields such as food and dairy industry, pharmaceuticals, fermentation, recombinant biopharmaceuticals, microbial based bioremediation, microbial waste management, water treatment plants, and agriculture.

Course Objective

  • To provide students significant understanding about microorganisms,theirisolation,identification and characterization
  • To help them explore general and specific microorganisms for their industrial applicability
  • To impart knowledge about various disease causing microorganisms and will be able to describe the etiology and epidemiology of infectious diseases

Course Outcome

  • Understanding on diverse aspects of Microbiology, immunology, diagnostic and medical microbiology
  • Hands-on experience working in basic microbiology laboratory techniques with deeper insight into microbial isolation, identification and characterization.
  • Significant understanding of the role of microorganisms in industry, food, health and environment.


1st Semester

The objective of the course is

  • To familiarize the students with basic concept and scope of microbiology, diversity of microorganisms, bacterial cell structure and function, microbial growth and metabolism, and the ways to control their growth by physical and chemical means.
  • To introduce the fundamental characteristics of various microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa.
  • to develop a heightened sense of understanding in students about the microbial diversity, cultivation and maintenance microorganisms and principles of microbial nutrition.4. to introduce the students about the role of microbiology in environmental and food science.

The aim of this course

  • To impart knowledge to the students on basic principles of clinical microbiology
  • To develop a knowledge of microbial organisms and their relevance to infectious diseases
  • To understand the principles of prevention and treatment of pathogenic microorganism infection in humans.

The objective of the course is

  • To study the structure, function, energy metabolism, growth and regulatory mechanisms of microorganisms
  • To learn the microorganisms involved for metabolic processes common to all living things
  • To emphasize the incredible metabolic diversity exhibited by microorganisms.

The student will acquire basic knowledge on the complexity and harmony of the cell and understand the mechanism of cell- cell communication and molecules that control cell cycle. He also learn the concept of molecular cell signalling and oncogenes.

The aim of this course is to demonstrate students about the principle, construction and working of instruments in microbiology, Preparation of culture media, preparation of agar plates, agar slants and deep tubes, Pure culture techniques, Standard plate count technique, Staining techniques, Enumeration of microorganism - total & viable count, Identification of yeast, Identification of the common molds and pathogenic fungi and Water Microbiological testing.

The objective of this course is to train students practically in basic and applied methods of biochemistry. The course involves demonstration and on-hand training of various analytical techniques used to assay biochemical molecules in soil and living systems.

2nd Semester

The objective of the present course is to study the fundamental mechanism of disease process and give a strong foundation about pathology and the host defense mechanism.

The aim to teach immunology and immune-technology to the students for their better understanding of immune system, types and mechanism of immunity, immune responses, their tolerance and suppression as well as tools and techniques involved in diagnosis and identification of immune related diseases.

The objective of the course is to provide a clear understanding of DNA (genetic material) so that they can manipulate it and understand basic tools and techniques involved in its manipulation. Strong foundation in molecular biology enables the students to familiarize themselves with Genetic engineering technology.

The aim of the course is 1. to make familiar with the concept of genetics in microbes 2. to learn the principle of genetic transfers and gene expression.

The main purpose of this lab is

  • To acquaint the students with basic cell biology and immunology laboratory techniques.
  • To study antigen antibody interaction. 3. to study cell types and staining techniques

The main aim of this lab

  • To train students to isolate, analyze, manipulate and amplify nucleic acids
  • To get students familiarize with cDNA synthesis, gene cloning, expression and analysis of cloned genes.
3rd Semester

The main aim of the course is 1. to boost the Knowledge of food safety and its scope in quality control of food 2. to understand the basic techniques involved in ensuring food quality and to know the quality of milk and milk products.

The main aim of the course is 1. to study about various plant diseases and subsequent control. 2. to apply bio-fertilizers and bio-control agents as a means for sustainable agriculture. 3. to learn the basic principles of environmental microbiology and be able to apply these principles to understand and solve problems in water quality and bioremediation. 4. to become familiar with current research in environmental microbiology.

The student should be able to understand the basics of bioprocess technology and microbial biotechnology. Students should be able to have knowledge of various types of fermenter including air-lift fermenter and cyclone column fermenter. Student should have knowledge of kinetics of fermentation processes. Student should be able to execute the improvement and application of industrial microorganisms as well. Moreover student will be able to develop practical approach for the subject and will be able to work in related industries.

This course provides a platform for students to gain a theoretical understanding of molecular biology, cell biology, genetic engineering/biotechnology and their application through lectures.

  • The course focuses on descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to medical practice.
  • This course covers statistical methods (measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion) commonly used by biostatisticians and their application in current research problems.
  • The course starts with descriptive measures and probability concepts. Conditional probability and Bayes theory are given due emphasis to compute validity indicators for clinical and laboratory tests, i.e. sensitivity, specificity and predictive values for single and multiple tests.
  • The students are trained to draw statistical inferences by two main methods these are: Estimation and Hypothesis testing.
  • The course covers both parametric and non-parametric statistics. The course will cover t-test for independent means and t-test for non-independent means, the use of Chi-Square statistics tests, regression statistics, and the analysis of variance (ANOVA), use of the arithmetic and geometric prediction involving population data. Chi-square variants are discussed with relevant clinical examples

The main objective is

  • To describe the main steps and processes used to produce biological products in Pharmaceutical industry.
  • To understand ethical issues in production microbiology, such as standards of laboratory and in-plant behaviour and etiquette.

The student should be able to perform various experiments related to fermentation and further to understand the basics of bioprocess technology and microbial biotechnology along with bioreactor design, their operation and instrumentation. Students should be able to have knowledge of various types of fermenters including air-lift fermenter and cyclone column fermenter and to execute the improvement and application of industrial microorganisms. Student should be able to have knowledge of industrial enzymes, fermentative products, alcoholic beverages and antibiotic production.

4th Semester

Dissertation On—Campus


The course aims at imparting fundamental knowledge of different biomolecules along with their classification, structures and functions. Enzyme kinetics and Metabolism.

The course aims at providing fundamentals of different instruments widely used in Microbiology. Basic concept of instruments along with their principle and working.

This course will enable students to increase their knowledge in pharmaceutical products, their discovery, analysis, production, spoilage and validation.

This course designed to impart fundamentals, which would enable understanding of the intricacies and vast scope of Bioinformatics. A sampling of the different areas required for understanding of this upcoming field will be provided along with different programmes/packages. Depending on feasibility and software available, experiments will be performed.

Project Based Learning

  • Students are given Hands-on project training in screening,isolation and identification of Microbes, Biochemical and genetic characterization of Microorganisms, Microbial pigments, Fermentation ,Molecular diagnostics etc.
  • In-depth knowledge given about antimicrobial testing, Probiotics and Microbiota, Microbial enzymes, Microbial bioremediation, Quality assessment of food products, Biomedical waste management

Career opportunities

M.Sc. Microbiology has a vast scope in industry, academia and research at national and international level.Students can explore opportunities in different hospitals and clinical laboratories as microbiologists. Moreover,there are ample opportunities in research and development sector in various pharmaceutical companies and research institutes.

Job Opportunities

  • Research Scientist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Industrial Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Technologists
  • Enviromental Scientist
  • Technical Representative.
  • Clinical Microbiologist.
  • Medical Technologist.
  • Biomedical Scientist.
  • Clinical Research Associate.
  • Epidemiologist
  • Academician
  • Pharmacovigillance Officer
  • MolecularDiagnostic Technical Officer
  • Application Scientist

Eligibility Criteria

Duration: 2 yrs.

The candidates should have passed with 50% marks (45% in the case of SC/ST category) in aggregate in Bachelor’s degree with any of the subjects of Microbiology, Bio-technology, Zoology, Botany, Food Technology, Bio-Chemistry, Medical or Pharmacy from any recognized University.


Course Course Fee 
Indian (INR) International (USD)
Tuition Fee Development Fee
M.Sc. (Microbiology)
40,000 5,000


  1. The Fee will have to be deposited at the time of Counselling.
  2. University Charges will be extra as per University norms.
  3. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  4. There will be an annual increase of 7% in tuition fee.
  5. Students Fund for all the students is Rs.2,000/- p.a.
  6. Life time Alumni Membership fee is Rs. 4,000/-.
  7. Hostel & Transport Charges will be extra.
  8. Students who wish to leave the Institute mid-stream, will have to deposit the fee for the remaining period of the course as per judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of Islamic Academy of Education and others Vs State of Karnataka & PA lnamdar case.


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