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The objectives of a Master's degree in Microbiology may vary depending on the institution, but generally, they include:
Providing advanced knowledge of the biology, diversity, and interactions of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
Developing an understanding of the roles of microorganisms in various areas, including biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, and the environment.
Enhancing research skills, including experimental design, data analysis, and presentation of results.
Providing hands-on laboratory experience to develop practical skills in microbiology.
Preparing students for careers in microbiology research, as well as in related fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and environmental science.
Enhancing students' communication and collaboration skills to enable effective teamwork and presentation of research findings.
Providing an understanding of the ethical, legal, and social issues related to microbiology and biotechnology.
Encouraging a lifelong commitment to learning and professional development.
The program aims to produce well-rounded graduates who have the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the advancement of microbiology and related fields. Additionally, the Master's degree can provide students with the skills and experience necessary to pursue leadership positions in the industry or to continue their education with a PhD.
M.Sc. Microbiology Sem I
1. General Microbiology
2. Techniques in Microbiology
3. Microbial Biochemistry
4. Molecular Biology
6. Gen. Microbiology Lab (Core)
M.Sc. Microbiology Sem II
2. Microbial Metabolism & Physiology
3. Medical Microbiology
4. Lab. (Based on MBC 801, MBC 802, & MBC 803)
5. Food Microbiology
6. Environmental Microbiology
7. Dairy Microbiology
8. Lab (based on electives only)
M.Sc. Microbiology Sem III
2. Microbial Genetics
3. Computational biology
4. Genetic Engineering
5. Phycology and mycology
6. Gen. Microbiology Lab
7. Lab based on electives only
M.Sc. Microbiology Sem IV
Genomics and Proteomics
Clinical and Diagnostic Microbiology
Lab based on Electives
Gen. Microbiology Lab based on MBC 1001, MBC 1002, MBC 1003
Graduates with a Master's degree in Microbiology can pursue a variety of career paths, including:
Microbiology researcher: Conduct independent research in areas such as bacterial physiology, virology, and medical microbiology to better understand microorganisms and their interactions with the environment and human health.
Biotech product development specialist: Develop and bring new biotechnology products to market, such as drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic tests.
Biotech laboratory technician: Perform laboratory tests and experiments, as well as analyze data and report results.
Microbiology consultant: Provide expert advice to companies and government agencies on a range of issues related to microbiology and biotechnology.
Environmental microbiologist: Study the role of microorganisms in the environment, including their impact on air, water, and soil quality.
Food microbiologist: Study the role of microorganisms in food production, including food safety and preservation.
Medical microbiologist: Study the role of microorganisms in human health, including the causes and treatment of infectious diseases.
In addition to these specific roles, microbiology graduates can also find opportunities in related fields such as pharmaceuticals, environmental science, and food science. They can also continue their education with a PhD to further advance their careers.
B.Sc. Degree (Pass course or Hons.) under the 10+2+3 scheme with Agriculture/Botany/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Pharmacy/ Zoology as one of the subjects. Minimum of 55% of aggregate marks in Rajasthan, 60% marks for candidates from any Universities outside the State of Rajasthan.