Microbiology

Introduction to the course Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microbes, organisms that are too tiny to be seen with the unaided eye. The learners of microbiology will explore the role, biology, diversity, mechanisms, ecology, interactions, control, applications and many interesting facets of microbes. Microbiology, a segment of modern biology also deals with molecular and systemic approach in understanding biological systems. Microbiology is therefore a science of far-reaching scope, with applications that affect the quality of human life in a variety of ways such as vaccines and antibiotics. A comprehensive perception on application of microbiology which expands from food-beverage to pharma-industry will be offered will make students industry ready.

This under graduate course will help students to acquire a sound theoretical base with critical laboratory skills in Microbiology. The curriculum additionally trains students for efficient research, technical and professional communication.
The three year course is designed for Std XII pass outs with physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology. Primarily, this course is designed for students who would like to pursue a career in life science focusing on microbes. The course will build the foundation for research in areas like medical microbiology, environmental microbiology and industrial microbiology. Considering interdisciplinary nature and increasing collaborative R&D endeavors, the course includes segments on associated and relevant subjects like computer science, chemistry etc. Students are eligible for jobs in academia, industry, government sector as well as administrative positions after completion of the course.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • To develop basic knowledge and concepts for pursuing research, higher studies and vertical academic mobility.
  • To inculcate perceptions of industrial and research application of microbiology and biological sciences.
  • To develop skills necessary for research, industry and academia through extensive hands-on training on microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and biochemical techniques.
  • To develop and use critical thinking to find suitable solutions of existing and emerging problems of health for betterment of the society.
  • To foster the capacity to build up clarity and integrity and collaborative relationships to accomplish common goals.

Subjects covered:

General microbiology, Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Virology, Cell biology, Microbial genetics, Cell biology, Immunology, Microbial Physiology, Food and dairy microbiology, Recombinant DNA technology, Boinformatics, Biostatistics, Plant pathology, Microbial biotechnology, Inheritance biology, Medical microbiology, Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture and Development and Industrial microbiology, Biosafety and Intellectual Property Rights.

Lab Infrastructure

The laboratories are well equipped with consumables and instruments for conducting microbiological, molecular biological and biochemical experiments. The institute also offers several state of the art facilities for research to which the students gets exposure and training.

Internships/Project work

Being an integral part of the curriculum, internships and industrial visits are arranged regularly. In previous years, the students obtained R&D exposure, typically during semester breaks in Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Bose Institute, Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Institute, RG Kar Medical College, NRS Medical College, KPC Medical College, Coca Cola, Biocon, to name a few.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

Placement events are organized at regular intervals and several students have been placed or offered opportunities to work in companies like Biocon, Genpact, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Nerdy Turtles, Thyrocare, etc. Several ex-students have been chosen for Masters and Ph. D in various Indian Institutions and Universities from abroad as well. The Department also organizes workshops, seminars and conferences to help students constantly updated with latest research, broaden perspectives and develop networking with leaders in the field.

Eligibility

50% overall in 10+2 with respective subjects

Download Course Structure

Introduction to the course Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microbes, organisms that are too tiny to be seen with the unaided eye. The learners of microbiology will explore the role, biology, diversity, mechanisms, ecology, interactions, control, applications and many interesting facets of microbes. Microbiology, a segment of modern biology also deals with molecular and systemic approach in understanding biological systems. Microbiology is therefore a science of far-reaching scope, with applications that affect the quality of human life in a variety of ways such as vaccines and antibiotics. A comprehensive perception on application of microbiology which expands from food-beverage to pharma-industry will be offered will make students industry ready.

The course is designed for students graduated with B. Sc. in Microbiology or related subjects. Primarily, this course is a two year course tailor-made for students who would like to pursue a career in life science research or industry. The course will make the students competent for research in areas like medical microbiology, environmental microbiology and industrial microbiology. The course widens the opportunity for being engaged in cutting edge research and students are eligible for jobs in academia, industry, government sector as well as administrative positions after completion of the course.

What are the learning outcomes?

Students will be able to do research, comprehend fundamentals and specialize in the domain.
Students will be accustomed with modern tools and technology related to the field of study.
Students will develop in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge.
Students will develop themselves as professionals and sustainable learners.
Students will have global outlook with imbibed human values.

Subjects covered:

Biomolecules and biochemistry, Cell biology and pathogenesis, Molecular biology, Recombinant DNA technology, Immunology, Industrial Microbiology, Plant and Animal biotechnology, Biostatistics and Computer, Environmental microbiology, Fermentation Technology & Bioprocess Engineering, Bio-Ethics, Intellectual Property Rights & Biological Patent, Microbial Diversity & Evolution, Diversity of Life Forms and Ecological Principles, Synthetic Biology, Veterinary Microbiology, Advances in Vaccine Technology, Parasitology And Mycology, Bacterial Motility, Microbial Physiology, Host-Pathogen Interaction, Epigenetics.

Lab Infrastructure:
The laboratories are well equipped with consumables and instruments for performing microbiological, molecular biological and biochemical experiments. The institute also offers several state of the art facilities for research to which the students gets exposure and training. Students also avail scope of internal research projects with University faculty members.

Internships/Project work

Being an integral part of the curriculum, internships and industrial visits are arranged regularly. In previous years, the students obtained R&D exposure, typically during semester breaks in IISER, Kolkata, Chittaranjan National Cancer research Institute, RG Kar Medical College, NRS Medical College, KPC Medical College and Biocon, to name a few. The Department organizes workshops, seminars, conferences to help students constantly updated with latest research, broaden perspectives and develop networking with leaders in the field. The Department also organizes regular visits to industries and research laboratories, such as Britannia, Novozyme, Coca-Cola to mention a few.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

Placement events are organized periodically and several students have been placed or offered opportunities to work in companies like Biocon, Genpact, Dr. Reddy’s laboratories, Nerdyturtles, Thyrocare etc. Several ex-students have been chosen for Ph. D fellowships in various Indian Universities and Universities from abroad as well. The Department of Microbiology also organizes workshops, seminars and conferences to broaden the perspective and develop networking & interactions with leaders in the field.

Possible Job profiles after the course:

Microbiologist
Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists
Quality Assurance Technologists
Sales or Technical Representative
Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologists
Medical Technologists
Biomedical Scientist
Clinical Research Associate
Pharmacologist
Food Technologist
Scientific Laboratory Technician
Physician Associate
Research Assistant
Research Scientist (Life Sciences)

Eligibility

50% overall in Graduation in with respective subject

Download Course Structure

Introduction to the course Microbiology

Microbiology, commonly perceived as study of microorganisms, is primarily a segment of modern biology that deals with molecular and systemic approach in understanding biological system en masse. The research focus of the department encompasses around specialized areas of Infection and immunobiology, Environmental microbiology, Omics biology, Cognitive biology and drug designing and development. The course-work segment is designed for learning of advances in above-mentioned speciallized areas of microbiology alongside research methodologies, computational methods, bioinformatics and biostatistics. The curriculum additionally trains students for efficient research, technical and professional communication.
The course is designed for M. Sc pass outs with Microbiology or related subjects. Generally the projected tenure for Ph. D is 5 years- depending of funding availability and progress of particular projects. Though, the course widens the opportunity for being engaged in cutting edge research in this country or abroad, students are eligible for jobs in academia, industry, government sector as well as administrative positions after completion of the course.

 

What are the learning outcomes?

1. Students will be able to perform research, comprehend with fundamentals and specialize in the domain.
2. Students will be accustomed with modern tools and technology related to the field of study.
3. Students will be able to handle big-data and data analysis
4. Students will develop expertise in scientific communication.

 

Subjects covered (course-work):

Research methodologies, Computaional Sciences, Scientific communication, Laboratory safety, Bioethics and IPR (general), Bioinformatics, Omics biology, Infection and immunobiology and Cognition sciences (specialized, proposed depending on research project offered).

Specializations:

Infection and immunobiology, Environmental microbiology, Omics biology, Cognitive biology and Drug designing and development (depending on specific area of research).

Lab Infrastructure:

The laboratories are well equipped, with ample chemical and consumable resource, for conducting routine microbiological, molecular biological and biochemical experiments. The institute also offers several state of the art facilities for research to which the students gets exposure and training. Active collaborations with several leading laboratories in India and abroad for various project provide the scope to elevate technological acquaintance.

Internships/Project work

The research will involve intensive exposure to state of the art approaches and technologies. The students will also avail opportunities to work in eminent research institutes and Universities depending on collaborations needed for respective projects and PI.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

The department will help the students to pursue their research goals by assisting to find suitable post-doctoral opportunities for each of the doctoral students. The department also organizes workshops, seminars and conferences to broaden the perspective and develop networking & interactions with leaders in the field.

For students targeting R&D position in industries the institute is organizing placement events at regular intervals, several students have been placed/ offered opportunities to work in companies like Biocon, Genpact, Dr. Reddy’s laboratories, Nerdyturtles, Thyrocare etc after obtaing undergraduate and postgraduate degree from the University.

Possible Job profiles after the course:
Microbiologist
Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists
Quality Assurance Technologists
Sales or Technical Executive
Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologists
Medical Technologists
Biomedical Scientist
Clinical Research Associate
Pharmacologist
Food Technologist
Scientific Laboratory Technician
Physician Associate
Research Assistant
ResearchScientist(lifesciences)

Eligibility

M.Sc (2 yr) in Microbiology or relevant subjects and qualifying Research Entrance Test (RET).

B.Sc. Microbiology (3 Years)

Introduction to the course Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microbes, organisms that are too tiny to be seen with the unaided eye. The learners of microbiology will explore the role, biology, diversity, mechanisms, ecology, interactions, control, applications and many interesting facets of microbes. Microbiology, a segment of modern biology also deals with molecular and systemic approach in understanding biological systems. Microbiology is therefore a science of far-reaching scope, with applications that affect the quality of human life in a variety of ways such as vaccines and antibiotics. A comprehensive perception on application of microbiology which expands from food-beverage to pharma-industry will be offered will make students industry ready.

This under graduate course will help students to acquire a sound theoretical base with critical laboratory skills in Microbiology. The curriculum additionally trains students for efficient research, technical and professional communication.
The three year course is designed for Std XII pass outs with physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology. Primarily, this course is designed for students who would like to pursue a career in life science focusing on microbes. The course will build the foundation for research in areas like medical microbiology, environmental microbiology and industrial microbiology. Considering interdisciplinary nature and increasing collaborative R&D endeavors, the course includes segments on associated and relevant subjects like computer science, chemistry etc. Students are eligible for jobs in academia, industry, government sector as well as administrative positions after completion of the course.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • To develop basic knowledge and concepts for pursuing research, higher studies and vertical academic mobility.
  • To inculcate perceptions of industrial and research application of microbiology and biological sciences.
  • To develop skills necessary for research, industry and academia through extensive hands-on training on microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and biochemical techniques.
  • To develop and use critical thinking to find suitable solutions of existing and emerging problems of health for betterment of the society.
  • To foster the capacity to build up clarity and integrity and collaborative relationships to accomplish common goals.

Subjects covered:

General microbiology, Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Virology, Cell biology, Microbial genetics, Cell biology, Immunology, Microbial Physiology, Food and dairy microbiology, Recombinant DNA technology, Boinformatics, Biostatistics, Plant pathology, Microbial biotechnology, Inheritance biology, Medical microbiology, Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture and Development and Industrial microbiology, Biosafety and Intellectual Property Rights.

Lab Infrastructure

The laboratories are well equipped with consumables and instruments for conducting microbiological, molecular biological and biochemical experiments. The institute also offers several state of the art facilities for research to which the students gets exposure and training.

Internships/Project work

Being an integral part of the curriculum, internships and industrial visits are arranged regularly. In previous years, the students obtained R&D exposure, typically during semester breaks in Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Bose Institute, Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Institute, RG Kar Medical College, NRS Medical College, KPC Medical College, Coca Cola, Biocon, to name a few.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

Placement events are organized at regular intervals and several students have been placed or offered opportunities to work in companies like Biocon, Genpact, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Nerdy Turtles, Thyrocare, etc. Several ex-students have been chosen for Masters and Ph. D in various Indian Institutions and Universities from abroad as well. The Department also organizes workshops, seminars and conferences to help students constantly updated with latest research, broaden perspectives and develop networking with leaders in the field.

Eligibility

50% overall in 10+2 with respective subjects

Download Course Structure
M.Sc. (Microbiology) (2 years)

Introduction to the course Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microbes, organisms that are too tiny to be seen with the unaided eye. The learners of microbiology will explore the role, biology, diversity, mechanisms, ecology, interactions, control, applications and many interesting facets of microbes. Microbiology, a segment of modern biology also deals with molecular and systemic approach in understanding biological systems. Microbiology is therefore a science of far-reaching scope, with applications that affect the quality of human life in a variety of ways such as vaccines and antibiotics. A comprehensive perception on application of microbiology which expands from food-beverage to pharma-industry will be offered will make students industry ready.

The course is designed for students graduated with B. Sc. in Microbiology or related subjects. Primarily, this course is a two year course tailor-made for students who would like to pursue a career in life science research or industry. The course will make the students competent for research in areas like medical microbiology, environmental microbiology and industrial microbiology. The course widens the opportunity for being engaged in cutting edge research and students are eligible for jobs in academia, industry, government sector as well as administrative positions after completion of the course.

What are the learning outcomes?

Students will be able to do research, comprehend fundamentals and specialize in the domain.
Students will be accustomed with modern tools and technology related to the field of study.
Students will develop in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge.
Students will develop themselves as professionals and sustainable learners.
Students will have global outlook with imbibed human values.

Subjects covered:

Biomolecules and biochemistry, Cell biology and pathogenesis, Molecular biology, Recombinant DNA technology, Immunology, Industrial Microbiology, Plant and Animal biotechnology, Biostatistics and Computer, Environmental microbiology, Fermentation Technology & Bioprocess Engineering, Bio-Ethics, Intellectual Property Rights & Biological Patent, Microbial Diversity & Evolution, Diversity of Life Forms and Ecological Principles, Synthetic Biology, Veterinary Microbiology, Advances in Vaccine Technology, Parasitology And Mycology, Bacterial Motility, Microbial Physiology, Host-Pathogen Interaction, Epigenetics.

Lab Infrastructure:
The laboratories are well equipped with consumables and instruments for performing microbiological, molecular biological and biochemical experiments. The institute also offers several state of the art facilities for research to which the students gets exposure and training. Students also avail scope of internal research projects with University faculty members.

Internships/Project work

Being an integral part of the curriculum, internships and industrial visits are arranged regularly. In previous years, the students obtained R&D exposure, typically during semester breaks in IISER, Kolkata, Chittaranjan National Cancer research Institute, RG Kar Medical College, NRS Medical College, KPC Medical College and Biocon, to name a few. The Department organizes workshops, seminars, conferences to help students constantly updated with latest research, broaden perspectives and develop networking with leaders in the field. The Department also organizes regular visits to industries and research laboratories, such as Britannia, Novozyme, Coca-Cola to mention a few.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

Placement events are organized periodically and several students have been placed or offered opportunities to work in companies like Biocon, Genpact, Dr. Reddy’s laboratories, Nerdyturtles, Thyrocare etc. Several ex-students have been chosen for Ph. D fellowships in various Indian Universities and Universities from abroad as well. The Department of Microbiology also organizes workshops, seminars and conferences to broaden the perspective and develop networking & interactions with leaders in the field.

Possible Job profiles after the course:

Microbiologist
Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists
Quality Assurance Technologists
Sales or Technical Representative
Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologists
Medical Technologists
Biomedical Scientist
Clinical Research Associate
Pharmacologist
Food Technologist
Scientific Laboratory Technician
Physician Associate
Research Assistant
Research Scientist (Life Sciences)

Eligibility

50% overall in Graduation in with respective subject

Download Course Structure
Ph.D. Microbiology

Introduction to the course Microbiology

Microbiology, commonly perceived as study of microorganisms, is primarily a segment of modern biology that deals with molecular and systemic approach in understanding biological system en masse. The research focus of the department encompasses around specialized areas of Infection and immunobiology, Environmental microbiology, Omics biology, Cognitive biology and drug designing and development. The course-work segment is designed for learning of advances in above-mentioned speciallized areas of microbiology alongside research methodologies, computational methods, bioinformatics and biostatistics. The curriculum additionally trains students for efficient research, technical and professional communication.
The course is designed for M. Sc pass outs with Microbiology or related subjects. Generally the projected tenure for Ph. D is 5 years- depending of funding availability and progress of particular projects. Though, the course widens the opportunity for being engaged in cutting edge research in this country or abroad, students are eligible for jobs in academia, industry, government sector as well as administrative positions after completion of the course.

 

What are the learning outcomes?

1. Students will be able to perform research, comprehend with fundamentals and specialize in the domain.
2. Students will be accustomed with modern tools and technology related to the field of study.
3. Students will be able to handle big-data and data analysis
4. Students will develop expertise in scientific communication.

 

Subjects covered (course-work):

Research methodologies, Computaional Sciences, Scientific communication, Laboratory safety, Bioethics and IPR (general), Bioinformatics, Omics biology, Infection and immunobiology and Cognition sciences (specialized, proposed depending on research project offered).

Specializations:

Infection and immunobiology, Environmental microbiology, Omics biology, Cognitive biology and Drug designing and development (depending on specific area of research).

Lab Infrastructure:

The laboratories are well equipped, with ample chemical and consumable resource, for conducting routine microbiological, molecular biological and biochemical experiments. The institute also offers several state of the art facilities for research to which the students gets exposure and training. Active collaborations with several leading laboratories in India and abroad for various project provide the scope to elevate technological acquaintance.

Internships/Project work

The research will involve intensive exposure to state of the art approaches and technologies. The students will also avail opportunities to work in eminent research institutes and Universities depending on collaborations needed for respective projects and PI.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

The department will help the students to pursue their research goals by assisting to find suitable post-doctoral opportunities for each of the doctoral students. The department also organizes workshops, seminars and conferences to broaden the perspective and develop networking & interactions with leaders in the field.

For students targeting R&D position in industries the institute is organizing placement events at regular intervals, several students have been placed/ offered opportunities to work in companies like Biocon, Genpact, Dr. Reddy’s laboratories, Nerdyturtles, Thyrocare etc after obtaing undergraduate and postgraduate degree from the University.

Possible Job profiles after the course:
Microbiologist
Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists
Quality Assurance Technologists
Sales or Technical Executive
Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologists
Medical Technologists
Biomedical Scientist
Clinical Research Associate
Pharmacologist
Food Technologist
Scientific Laboratory Technician
Physician Associate
Research Assistant
ResearchScientist(lifesciences)

Eligibility

M.Sc (2 yr) in Microbiology or relevant subjects and qualifying Research Entrance Test (RET).

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