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The department offers Master’s and Ph. D. Degree in Microbiology. The department is first and only one of its kinds to run advanced level Microbiology education in the country. Till date, 600 students have completed M. Sc. degree and five have completed Ph. D. degree in Microbiology from this department. Each semester, 30 students are enrolled in the M. Sc. Microbiology program through highly competitive entrance examinations of discipline of Microbiology may depend upon the facilities available at the department. To gain exposure, students are subjected to go for excursion after the second semester.

Prospective Students

B.Sc. degree holders

  Graduation with a B.Sc. in microbiology will  help to qualify for many technical, research environmental, and clinical positions.  Some include:

—  Research Assistant – A key player to research teams, providing technical support to conduct research.  A research assistant participates in a team with a director and a scientist as well as marketing, administrative, and sales professionals.

—  Food, Industrial, or environmental microbiologists, quality assurance technologists -Identifies disease or harmful causing microorganisms in water, food, dairy, pharmaceutical, and environmental products.  In addition, they check for the quality and safety of vitamins, vaccines, antibiotics, antiseptics, and disinfectants.

—  Clinical and veterinary microbiologist, medical technologists – Identifies disease causing microorganism in humans and animals.

Masters Degree

—  A masters’ degree will broaden career choices in marketing, sales, administrative, teaching, and technical support positions.  Opportunities include:

►Supervisor or laboratory manager – Supervises day to day activities in a variety of laboratories.
►Research manager or associate – Performs experiments and provides technical support to the research teams.

►Instructor – Teaches courses at the community and junior college levels.

Doctoral Degree

—  Scientist – Formulates hypotheses for experimental investigation, conducts research, and trains students and laboratory personnel.

—  University or college professor -  Teaches in the classroom or laboratory, trains students, conducts research, and performs community service.
Academic science administrator – Serves as college or university dean or in other administrative positions such as vice president or president.

—  Research director – Leads a research team that explores and tries to understand unanswered questions and unproven theories.

—  Corporate executive – Oversees part, or all of, a company such as a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, agricultural or environmental agency.

—  Science advisor or administrator – Leads programs concerned with safety of new devices, food, drugs and chemicals, and helps influence laws, regulations, and research for government agencies.


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