Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms that are either single-celled
(unicellular),cell colony(multicellular)or acellular(lacking cells ).Microbiology includes many sub-disciplines like virology,mycology,parasitology,and bacteriology.
The study of microbiology contributes greatly to the understanding of life through
enhancements and interventions of microorganisms. Microbiologists are needed to do the
research required for the future battle against infectious diseases worldwide, understanding
the environmental importance of microbes and to exploit them for food production,
biotechnological and industrial applications.
The main focus of the course is the pathogenic microorganisms that cause
disease in man. The course also covers the aspects of the taxonomy,
biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology and genetics of microorganisms.
Benefits of BSc Microbiology
- The course provides the fundamental concepts and specialized microbiology topics
- Students become expert in performing different laboratory experiments.
- Acquire knowledge about isolation and maintenance of bacteria or other
- Become familiar to identify and classify microorganisms found in specimens collected.
- Helps to monitor the effect of microorganisms on other organisms or the
- Microbiology opens a great career opportunity in different fields.
Scope of Microbiology
There is an increased demand for microbiologists in India and globally. The scope in this field is immense due to the involvement of microbiology in many fields like
medicine,pharmacy,dairy,industry,clinical research,water industry,agriculture,chemical technology and nanotechnology.
Job Roles Based on Qualification
- An undergraduate degree in microbiology gives you the opportunity to work at science
laboratories and pathology labs
- If you have a PG in microbiology, you can work in microbiology based industries like pharmacy,
diary, breweries, distiieries, enzyme,etc..
- You also can pursue PhD. Students who completes PhD can take up teaching at universities and
PG colleges. They can also take up a post-doctoral research.
General Career Opportunities For Microbiologists:
- Microbiologist can work in the area of food, pharmacy, agrochemistry, biotechnology,
biorefinery, environment, pollution control and bioremediation.
- In the field of agriculture, microbiologists act as environmental and health specialists to
study the role of microbes in plant disease, pest control, and nutrition and soil fertility.
- In the field of medicine and health care, the work is usually associated with diagnosis,
prevention and treatment of illness associated with microbes.
- Universities and colleges employ microbiologists as researchers and teachers.
||A pass in Plus two or an examination
equivalent With Physics, Chemistry
Biology as subjects.
||3 years(Six Semesters)