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B.Sc. Microbiology

Introduction

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 microorganisms.
  • Become familiar to identify and classify microorganisms found in specimens collected.
  • Helps to monitor the effect of microorganisms on other organisms or the envirnment,etc.
  • 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.
Programme Subsidiaries Eligibility Duration Intake
BSc MICROBIOLOGY Chemistry Biotechnology A pass in Plus two or an examination equivalent With Physics, Chemistry Biology as subjects. 3 years(Six Semesters) 40