M.Sc. (Microbiology)


  1. Ability to do research, comprehend fundamentals and expertise in the domain.
  2. Acquainted with modern tools and technology related to the field of study.
  3. Ability to find routes of solution of existing scientific problems of the domain through identification of research gaps.
  4. Develop as professional aspirants and sustainable learners.
  5. Global outlook with imbibed human values


  1. Develop research approaches to meet the scientific gaps on microbiology and allied interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary fields.
  2. Foster the knowledge and skills in microbiology to identify  and approach towards suitable solution.
  3. Ability to salvage significant biological data for meaningful solution.
  4. Develop skill set related to microbiology and allied fields
  5. Familiarized with latest and advanced tools and techniques of microbiology.
  6. Investigate an existing problem to find a suitable solutions, beneficial to the society.
  7. Strong basic knowledge to support diversification in applied field of microbiology.
  8. Ability to set career and professional goals based on a proper career planning process.
  9. Develop capacity to uphold integrity and collaborative approach in workplace.
  10. To accept and implement changes in learning towards a sustainable development through learn, unlearn-relearn approach.
  11. Practice ethical philosophies and systems in creating and partnering a progressive society.
  12. Develop as global citizen to contribute in the greater benefits of humanity.


Minimum 50% in aggregate 10 +2 or equivalent from any recognized board and minimum 50% aggregate in Undergraduate degree with respective subject from any recognised University in India or abroad.

Duration: 2 Years

Career Avenues

  1. Research and development: Research Scientist, Project assistant, Research fellow, Postdoctoral research fellow, Lab technician, Forensic expert, Bioinformatics expert.
  2. Product Manufacturing: Product development supervisor/associate/technician, Manufacturing manager/supervisor/technician, Environmental engineer/technician, Quality Control (QC) Supervisor/analyst/technician, Quality assurance (QA) Supervisor/associate.
  3. Sales and service: Business development officer, technical service representative, sales executive and sales representatives
  4. Teaching/academics: A higher degree in the field of microbiology like Ph.D./M.Sc is desirable for a job in this sector. Those who have an aptitude for teaching are best suitable for this job. A teaching enthusiast can join as an assistant professor. A Fresher with a bachelor’s degree may get the job of a laboratory technician or lab instructor.

Apart from the above-mentioned sectors, there are many other scopes like clinical research, content writing and patent writing where a microbiologist can get the opportunity. The field of microbiology is highly dynamic and, in the future, many more avenues are expected to open up.

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