M.Sc. in Microbiology

About the Course:

M.Sc. in Microbiology is a two years postgraduate programme offered by many institutions in India. The course combines the concepts of biology and chemistry to understand living things and their relationship with the ecosystem. The course covers the study of microorganisms and their effect on human life.

Duration 2 years
Intake 30
Course Fees 41000/-
Eligibility Criteria Graduation or Equivalent in Relevant Subject

Salient Features:

  • Diverse opportunities:

    A postgraduate degree in Microbiology can open up job opportunities of the candidates in various unique profiles such as Bacteriologist, Virologist, cell biologist, Mycologists and many more.

  • After the completion of M.Sc in Microbiology, a variety of career designations are available for the students of the course. Due to the interdisciplinary approach of the subject, graduates are well equipped to handle professional challenges of industries pertaining to both biology and chemistry. The M.Sc Microbiology specialization of a candidate impacts primarily the salary pay and career growth after joining the industry. Students who do not immediately want to enter the professional industry after the completion of Microbiology M.Sc can opt for higher studies to gain better knowledge and polish their skills further.

  • Microbiologist:

    The role of a microbiologist includes investigating, analyzing, and researching the microscopic tenets of a living organism. They collect sample data from a variety of sources and develop new research findings to enhance medical research. A variety of breakthrough discoveries conducted by microbiologists over the years have helped in many medical achievements to understand living organisms and functionality better. Microbiologists also play a key role in helping develop new medicines and vaccines to tackle new forms of viral transmissions.

  • Competitive Salary:

    A microbiologist in India earns around INR 310,000 per annum. A microbiologist with over 10 years of experience can earn upto INR 600,000 per annum.

Key areas of study:

The major subjects which are taught in the B.Sc. Microbiology curriculum include  Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, Genetics,Microbial Genetics, Principles of Immunology, Plant and Animal Tissue Culture Techniques and applications, Plant Biotechnology; Introduction to Data Structure & Computer Organization, Molecular Genetics, Computational Biology, cell biology & Bioinformatics.

Program Education Objectives:

  • The main objective of the course is:to make the students understand the basic theories, laws and mechanisms of the microbiology. Further to make them prolific in extending this basic knowledge in to the understanding and development of the bio-chemistry and related interdisciplinary fields, like Cell Biology, Biotechnology etc.
  • to promote education and research among the students in microbiology and provide academic and professional excellence for immediate productivity in industrial, governmental, or clinical settings for an ultimate benefit of society and environment.

Program Outcomes:

  • Successful demonstration of oral, writing and communication skills.
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary curriculum by cementing their basic knowledge in fundamental sciences.
  • An envisioning of value based education for strengthening their personal development.
  • Hands on technical as well as experimental skills to complement their theoretical knowledge in the curriculum.
  • Students will hold research skills to make them competent as a candidate for various opportunities in India and across the world.

Program Specific Outcomes:

  • Regular M.Sc in Microbiology are the most common types of M.Sc Microbiology courses pursued by students in India.
  • MSc Microbiology Top Colleges offering M.Sc in Microbiology are NIMS University, Madras Christian College, LPUFergusson College, Mount Carmel College, Ethiraj College for Women, RamNarain College, and many more.
  • Common Jobs after M.Sc. Microbiology: Microbiologist, Operations Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Senior research scientist, Quality control Microbiologist, Clinical Research Associate, etc
  • The average annual starting salary offered to MSc Microbiology graduates in India range between INR 3 and 5 Lakh depending on the candidate’s expertise in the field.

    Salient Features:

    • Diverse opportunities:

      A postgraduate degree in Microbiology can open up job opportunities of the candidates in various unique profiles such as Bacteriologist, Virologist, cell biologist, Mycologists and many more.

    • After the completion of M.Sc in Microbiology, a variety of career designations are available for the students of the course. Due to the interdisciplinary approach of the subject, graduates are well equipped to handle professional challenges of industries pertaining to both biology and chemistry. The M.Sc Microbiology specialization of a candidate impacts primarily the salary pay and career growth after joining the industry. Students who do not immediately want to enter the professional industry after the completion of Microbiology M.Sc can opt for higher studies to gain better knowledge and polish their skills further.
    • Microbiologist:

      The role of a microbiologist includes investigating, analyzing, and researching the microscopic tenets of a living organism. They collect sample data from a variety of sources and develop new research findings to enhance medical research. A variety of breakthrough discoveries conducted by microbiologists over the years have helped in many medical achievements to understand living organisms and functionality better. Microbiologists also play a key role in helping develop new medicines and vaccines to tackle new forms of viral transmissions.

    • Competitive Salary: A microbiologist in India earns around INR 310,000 per annum. A microbiologist with over 10 years of experience can earn upto INR 600,000 per annum.

    Key areas of study:

    The major subjects which are taught in the B.Sc. Microbiology curriculum include  Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, Genetics,Microbial Genetics, Principles of Immunology, Plant and Animal Tissue Culture Techniques and applications, Plant Biotechnology; Introduction to Data Structure & Computer Organization, Molecular Genetics, Computational Biology, cell biology & Bioinformatics.

    Program Education Objectives:

    • The main objective of the course is:to make the students understand the basic theories, laws and mechanisms of the microbiology. Further to make them prolific in extending this basic knowledge in to the understanding and development of the bio-chemistry and related interdisciplinary fields, like Cell Biology, Biotechnology etc.
    • to promote education and research among the students in microbiology and provide academic and professional excellence for immediate productivity in industrial, governmental, or clinical settings for an ultimate benefit of society and environment.

    Program Outcomes:

    • Successful demonstration of oral, writing and communication skills.
    • Encouraging interdisciplinary curriculum by cementing their basic knowledge in fundamental sciences.
    • An envisioning of value based education for strengthening their personal development.
    • Hands on technical as well as experimental skills to complement their theoretical knowledge in the curriculum.
    • Students will hold research skills to make them competent as a candidate for various opportunities in India and across the world.

    Program Specific Outcomes:

    • Regular M.Sc in Microbiology are the most common types of M.Sc Microbiology courses pursued by students in India.
    • MSc Microbiology Top Colleges offering M.Sc in Microbiology are NIMS University, Madras Christian College, LPUFergusson College, Mount Carmel College, Ethiraj College for Women, RamNarain College, and many more.
    • Common Jobs after M.Sc. Microbiology: Microbiologist, Operations Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Senior research scientist, Quality control Microbiologist, Clinical Research Associate, etc
    • The average annual starting salary offered to MSc Microbiology graduates in India range between INR 3 and 5 Lakh depending on the candidate’s expertise in the field.

Industry Partner:

  • Dev Leela biotech, Raipur
  • Aditya biotech, Raipur
  • A2 milk, Raipur

Placement Opportunities:

While the topics covered may depend on the nature and course objectives of the program along with the specialisation pursued, here are a few subjects that you can expect to explore during courses after B.Sc. Microbiology.

  • Microscopy for Biological Sciences
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Leadership in Science
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Project Management in Science
  • Metabolomics and Proteomics
  • Commercialisation of Science
  • Tissue Engineering & Stem Cells
  • Business Fundamentals for Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology operations
  • Early Drug Discovery
  • Public Health
  • Health Communication

Job Scope:

  • Research Fellow
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Associate Professor
  • Food inspector
  • Quality manager
  • Project Assistant
  • Biostatistician
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Food Scientist and Technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Animal Biotechnologist

Here are the top recruiters for Government jobs after B.Sc. Biotechnology:

  • Biotech Consortium India Limited
  • Ministry of Ayush
  • Botany and Zoology Research Institutes
  • Public Universities
  • Research Institutes in India

1st Semester M.Sc. in Microbiology Syllabus

2nd Semester M.Sc. in Microbiology Syllabus

3rd Semester M.Sc. in Microbiology Syllabus

4th Semester M.Sc. in Microbiology Syllabus

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes