Microbiology - Course Details and Job Prospects


Candidates interested to join for undergraduate level courses in Microbiology must pass 12th class. Physics, Chemistry and Biology are the main subjects to be studied in this level. Agricultural Microbiology, Food microbiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Microbial Physiology etc are the main specialization streams that can be opted either at graduate or post graduate level studies. Reputed universities such as Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University etc different courses related to Microbiology. Jobs exist in plenty mainly in pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, food industry etc.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for under graduate level courses in Microbiology, candidates should complete 12th class. It is important to opt Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in 12th class to join for Microbiology courses. Candidates need to score good percentage of marks in 12th class as the selection process for undergraduate level courses in this stream will be based on the marks scored. There are certain top universities which conduct selection through entrance examination. Candidates can choose any of the specialization streams in order to choose courses related to Microbiology –

  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Food microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Aero Microbiology
  • Microbial Physiology

Different Courses in Microbiology

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Microbial Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology
  • Diploma Courses in Microbiology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Microbiology
  • M.Sc in Microbiology (Hons)
  • M.Sc in Applied Microbiology
  • M.Sc in Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics

Universities offering Courses in Microbiology

  • Indian Institute of Technology
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • University of Mumbai
  • Vinayaka Mission University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Amity University
  • Kurukshetra University

Job Prospects

Candidates who have studied courses related to Microbiology have good scope for jobs in different sectors. Candidates can take up jobs in private sectors mainly in pharmaceutical companies, research firms etc. Candidates can get in to roles like Medical Microbiologists, Agricultural Microbiologists, and Marine Microbiologists etc. Candidates can join for teaching jobs as well. Jobs are also available in public sector after doing under graduate or post graduate level courses in Microbiology. Job opportunities occur in government controlled development laboratories, chemical industries, hospitals, food industry, pharmaceutical companies etc. Apart from this, candidates can also try for jobs abroad. Candidates who attain good experience in this field will get higher salary packages in jobs.



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    wat is the fee for doing md in microbiology

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