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.
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.
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.
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:
Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists
Quality Assurance Technologists
Sales or Technical Representative
Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologists
Clinical Research Associate
Scientific Laboratory Technician
Research Scientist (Life Sciences)
Minimum 50% aggregate in 10th or equivalent examination, Minimum 50% 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 (in Year): 2