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M.Sc. in Microbial Technology(M.Sc. MT)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science subject B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences., securing at least 55% (40% in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) marks in aggregate of all optional subjects from any recognized University/Institute or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to are eligible.


The Masters’ program in Microbial Technology is Industry Oriented Program, majorly focused on the applied aspects of microbiology in various specialized areas of science and technology such as industry, agriculture, and medicine. Microbial Technology emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratories sessions, internships, skill development programs conducted every semester.

Programme Highlights

  • Industry integrated program in collaboration with Criyagen Agri and Biotech Pvt Ltd, XCyton Diagnostics Limited, Azyme Biotechnology Pvt Ltd and DR Biosciences Pvt Ltd.
  • A Unique program with three specializations to widen career opportunities at Biopharmaceutical, healthcare, Food, agricultural and environmental industries.
  • Real time project-based learning at industries to shape career in the right path to tackle problems in competitive field of research or industry.
  • Guidance from highly qualified faculty members and industry experts.
  • Student exchange programme in collaborations with foreign Universities
  • Guidance from highly qualified faculty members, industry experts and faculty from reputed foreign universities.
  • Opportunity for research article publication in reputed journals in collaboration with faculty and industry experts.
ICAR – NIVEDI, Bangalore UAS, Bangalore NDRI, Bangalore
NIAB, Hyderabad ICAR-NBAIR, Bangalore Credora Life Sciences
CCMB, Hyderabad Cytecare Cancer Hospital Criyagen Agri Biotech Pvt Ltd.,
NIPGR, New Delhi Vittarthaa Life Science, Bangalore Azyme Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.,
Trans Disciplinary University, Bangalore Cymbio Pharma, Bangalore DR Bioscience Pvt. Ltd.,
Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru. Xcyton Pvt. Ltd.,  

Admission Requirements

B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science subject (Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry), B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences., securing at least 55% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) marks in aggregate of all optional subjects from any recognized University/Institute or any other qualification recognized as equivalent are eligible.

Course Curriculum

01Microbiological methods

02Molecular Microbial Genetics

03Bioanalytical Techniques

01Microbial Metabolism and Physiology

02Microbial Diversity

03Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

01Specialization in Industrial & Food Microbiology

  • Food Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Food Chemistry and Processing
  • Open Elective
  • Organic Farming

02Specialization in Agriculture & Environmental Microbiology

  • Soil Microbiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Biomass and energy systems
  • Open Elective
  • Organic Farming

03Specialization in Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Open Elective
  • Organic Farming

01Major Project

02Swayam course 1

03Swayam course 2

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


To train students in basic and specialised areas of microbiology such as Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Agriculture & Environmental Microbiology.


To empower students with necessary analytical and research skills, to nurture entrepreneurial endeavours and to prepare a competent generation of microbiologists, capable of excelling in careers of their choosing.


To develop microbiologists with skills to pursue careers both in academia, research and industry such as pharmaceutical, food and bioprocess industries in order to establish consultancy services and to work as entrepreneur with an ability to develop new products/processes with an attitude of lifelong learning.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

After successful completion of programme, the graduates will be able

PO 1

Master of Science Knowledge-Apply the knowledge of microbiology and applied microbiology to the solution of complex biological problems.

PO 2

Problem analysis- Identify, formulate, review research literature and analyse complex biological problems reaching substantiated conclusions using various principles of life science domain and microbiology.

PO 3

Design/development of solutions-Design solutions for complex biological problems and design protocols or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, conservation of biodiversity, better understanding of the microorganisms and necessary tools for finding solutions of various crippling human/plant diseases with ethical, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO 4

Conduct investigations of complex problems-Use the various protocols developed through extensive research-based knowledge and methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and provide valid and reproducible conclusions.

PO 5

Environment and sustainability-Apply the classic and modern biological theoretical and practical knowledge gained to address societal, health, microbial and plant biodiversity studies, safety, ethical and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional upgradation of the student and society as a need for sustainable development.

PO 6

Ethics-Apply ethical principles established by different government agencies and commit to research ethics, responsibilities and norms to undertake their current and future research and development.

PO 7

Individual and team work-Be an independent thinker and researcher effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of different teams, and in multidisciplinary research Institutions and Universities.

PO 8

Communication-Communicate effectively on complex research activities with the scientific community and with society at large, as a scientist or a teacher, be well versed with scientific writing and write effective reports and design research projects, make effective presentations, and be able to defend it efficiently.

PO 9

Project management and finance-Write good research and development projects relevant to the needs of society and environment and attract extra mural funds for himself and his team in the Institute or University from various funding agencies and manage R&D projects effectively.

PO 10

Life-long learning-Apply the discipline, ethics and knowledge obtained to engage in independent and life-long learning in their respective fields of interest wherever they go for further higher studies or jobs.

Programme Specific Outcomes

After successful completion of the programme, the graduates shall be able to

  • PSO1Understand about environmental microbiology, food & diary Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology and many other technologies involved in microbiology industries and academic institutions.
  • PSO2Provide a strong foundation for a career working skills with project management, business development or venture capital within the microbiology, agriculture, food, environment, medical technology or related industries.
  • PSO3Utilise the skills to design, perform and analyse a research problem which has a social relevance and outcome with acquired skills of presentation and scientific writing.

Career Opportunities

There are wide range of career options for students graduated in M.Sc. Microbial Technology Program in various domains of Life Sciences at industries, research organizations, state and central universities, agriculture universities, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories.

Job Profile includes Microbiologist, nutritionist, project assistant, research assistant, research analyst, clinical research associates, teaching assistant, and start-ups.

Core Modules

  • Microbiological Methods
  • Molecular Microbial Genetics
  • Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Microbial Metabolism and Physiology
  • Microbial Diversity
  • Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
  • Food Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Food Chemistry and Processing
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Biomass and energy systems
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50