Intake: One intake per year, every year in the month of May/June
Eligibility: A pass in B.Sc. Degree in any life Science disciplines / B.Pharm/ Medical Genetics / Industrial Chemistry / Bioinformatics / Agriculture or B.E or MBBS. Viz Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science etc.,
The PG programme focuses on the following key areas:
Medical Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology and Virology
Immunotechnolgy & Vaccines
Industrial, Food and Dairy Microbiology
Recombinant DNA Technology
Students acquire knowledge on biochemistry oriented Microbial Physiology, Medical Bacteriology, Medical Mycology. Laboratory skills are encouraged with relevant practical foci in the core area.
The third and fourth semesters focus on Medical Parasitology, Virology, Recombinant DNA technology, Food & Dairy Microbiology, Application oriented Biostatistics/ & Intellectual Property Rights. A complementary EDC paper on Diagnostic Microbiology remained imparted by the host department for the learners of other department.
An Elective Mini and Major projects have been introduced during third and fourth semesters respectively for the encouragement of learners to enhance their research skills at the pilot level.
Microbiology graduates are endorsed with a broad spectrum of opportunities at various levels:
Academicians & Research Assistants,
Waste and wastewater management,
National Institute of Health & Tuberculosis
Biosafety control boards
Food and Dairy Industry
Pharmaceuticals & Vaccines
Cosmetics and Toiletries,
Oil industry and mining,
Pollution control boards,
Agricultural & Poultry depts.
Apart from placements a ratio of students can pursue their research programmes such as M.Phil, Ph.D and PDF to reach the pinnacle in their chosen area.