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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 thereto, are eligible.


The Masters’ program in Microbial Technology is Industry Integrated Program with a special focus 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 Specializations offered: Food and Industrial Microbiology, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology and Medical Microbiology.
  • 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.
  • Internship opportunities at reputed industries and research organizations.
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.,  

Course Curriculum

01Microbiological methods

02Molecular Microbial Genetics

03Bioanalytical Techniques (Skill Development)

04Research Methodology (Skill Development)

05Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences (Entrepreneurship)

06Cell Culture Technology-Skill Development

07Microbial Metabolites

06Microbiological Methods LAB-Skill Development

07Molecular Microbial Genetics LAB-Skill Development

08Bioanalytical techniques Lab-Skill Development

01Microbial Metabolism and Physiology

02Microbial Diversity

03Bioinformatics and Biostatistics – Skill Development

04Microbiology for Sustainable Environment

05Microbial Food Processing- (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

06Microbial metabolism and Physiology Lab-Skill Development

07Microbial Diversity LAB

08Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Lab-Skill Development

09Soft Skill Training-Skill Development (Mandatory Course) offered by Training and Placement

10Tree plantation in tropical Region: Benefits and Strategic planning

Specialization in Industrial & Food Microbiology

01Food Microbiology

02Bioprocess Technology (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship)

03Food Chemistry and Processing (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship)

04Nano biotechnology and Space Microbiology

05Marine Microbiology

06Food Microbiology Lab- Skill Development, Entrepreneurship (Practical Sessions)

07Bioprocess Technology Lab- Skill Development, Entrepreneurship (Practical Sessions)

08Food Chemistry and Processing lab- Skill Development, Entrepreneurship (Practical Sessions)

09Organic Farming-Skill Development, Entrepreneurship (Practical Sessions)

10Skill Enhancement Course- Skill Development (Practical Sessions)

Specialization in Agriculture & Environmental Microbiology

01Soil Microbiology

02Plant Pathology

03Biomass and energy systems (Skill Development)

04Nano biotechnology and Space Microbiology

05Marine Microbiology

06Soil Microbiology Lab-Skill Development (Practical Sessions)

07Plant Pathology Lab-Skill Development (Practical Sessions)

08Biomass and energy systems Lab-Skill Development (Practical Sessions)

09Organic Farming-Skill Development, Entrepreneurship (Practical Sessions)

10Skill Enhancement Course- Skill Development (Practical Sessions)

Specialization in Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology

01Clinical Microbiology

02Medical Biochemistry

03Pharmaceutical Microbiology

04Nanobiotechnology and Space Microbiology

05Marine Microbiology

06Clinical Microbiology Lab- Skill Development (Practical Sessions)

07Medical Biochemistry Lab- Skill Development (Practical Sessions)

08Pharmaceutical Microbiology Lab- Skill Development (Practical Sessions)

09Organic Farming-Skill (Practical Sessions)

10Skill Enhancement Course- Skill Development, (Practical Sessions)

01Major Project (Innovation, IPR, Skill Development)

02Swayam course-1

03Swayam course-2

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


Become a professional Microbiologist with academic excellence, ethics and communication skills and perform in a team.


Equip with necessary analytical and research skills to establish themselves as a competent scientist/microbiologist.


Become successful entrepreneurs with an ability to develop new products/processes with an attitude of lifelong learning.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

After successful completion of program, the graduates will be able to:

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 analyze 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

  • PSO1 Understand about environmental microbiology, food & diary Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, and many other technologies involved in microbiology industries and academic institutions.
  • PSO2 Provide 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.
  • PSO3 Utilize the skills to design, perform and analyses 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
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50