About B.Sc - Microbiology

Microbiology is a subject that comprises of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, etc. B.Sc.in Microbiology course is structured to provide education regarding the properties of microorganisms and their impact on the human body. The programme also covers the diseases caused by different types of bacteria and viruses. Students who wish to pursue careers in research related to the evolution of microorganisms and their impact. 

 

B.Sc Microbiology Course Highlights

Some of the major highlights of B.Sc Microbiology course are given below:

Name of the Course

B.Sc Microbiology

Duration

3 years

Minimum Eligibility

The candidate must have passed class 12th in Science with 50% minimum aggregate.

Lateral Entry Option

The lateral entry option is open in B.Sc for the candidates who have pursued 3-year Polytechnic diploma after 12th. 

Entrance Exams

CG PAT

IISER IAT

OUAT

GSAT

BHU UET

NEST

Admission Process

Merit-based: Some colleges take admission on the basis of merit obtained in the qualifying exam.

Entrance based: Some colleges take admission on the basis of a national level, Institute level or a state level entrance exam.

Course Fee

20,000 to 50,000 (depends on institute)

Scholarship

  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories and economically weaker sections are eligible for state government scholarship schemes. 

  • AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (only for 5% students in each state)

  • Deemed or private universities offer merit scholarships  (based on marks in entrance exam or Class 12th)

Internship

There are a lot of internship opportunities for B.Sc in Microbiology in India.

Average starting salary

2 to 4 LPA

Career Options

  • Bacteriologist

  • Virologist

  • Mycologist

  • Medical Microbiologist

  • Protozoologist

  • Food Microbiologist

  • Geneticist

  • Biotechnologist

  • Cell Biologist

  • Industrial Microbiologist

  • Biochemist

  • Immunologist

  • Environmental Microbiologist

  • Biomedical

 

B.Sc - Microbiology Eligibility Criteria

In order to pursue the B.Sc Microbiology course, the candidates will have to fulfil the given below eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must have passed class 12th or equivalent from a recognized board.

  • The candidate must have studied Mathematics and Physics as the main subjects in class 12th along with one of the optional subjects as Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Computer Science.

  • The candidate must have acquired a minimum aggregate of 50% in the qualifying examination.

 

Admission Process

The admission to B.Sc Microbiology course is done in two ways:

Merit-Based: The merit-based admission to the course is done directly on the basis of score obtained by the candidate in the qualifying examination. Some colleges also prepare a cutoff list based on the qualifying examination for admission.

Entrance Based: The entrance based admission to the course is done on the basis of score obtained by the candidate in a national level, state level or college level entrance exams. The admission is done through the counselling process.

B.Sc - Microbiology Syllabus

First Year:

Introduction to Biology

Information Systems

Introduction to Microbiology

Creative Writing

Physics

Cultural Education I

Chemistry

English

Microbial Ecology

Mathematics

Cultural Education II

Biochemistry

Second Year:

Molecular Biology

Virology

Microbial Physiology

Analytical Biochemistry

Cell Biology

Enzyme Technology

Biostatistics

Immunology

Mycology

Inheritance Biology

Food Microbiology

 

Third Year:

Industrial Microbiology

Research Methodology

Pharmacology

Recombinant DNA Technology

Medical Bacteriology

Environmental and Agricultural Microbiology

Project

 

 

B.Sc - Microbiology Career Options and Job Prospects

Microbiology is an emerging field with constant research developments and advancements taking place. There is a lot of scope for further study and research. Students pursuing B.Sc. in Microbiology are also eligible for overseas education and jobs opportunities. Government sectors also hire microbiology graduates for various posts on the basis of exams. Various colleges and zoology labs organize microbiology projects and B.Sc. graduates are eligible to apply for these jobs.

  • Bacteriologist
  • Virologist
  • Mycologist
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Protozoologist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Industrial Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Immunologist
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Biomedical

Candidates who have pursued B.Sc. in Microbiology can expect starting packages varying from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh per annum. Salaries vary in different sectors. Packages offered by PSUs and government departments is relatively better than the private sector firms. Packages offered for the research and development jobs can range from Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh per annum. However, most of the research post requireB.Sc followed by M.Sc in Microbiology as the minimum eligibility requirement. Salary increases with experience and education in this field.

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