B.Sc Microbiology - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year


About B.Sc Microbiology

Microbiology is a subject that comprises of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, etc. B.Sc. in Microbiology course is structured to provide education regarding the properties of microorganisms and their impact on the human body. The programme also covers the diseases caused by different types of bacteria and viruses. Students who wish to pursue careers in research related to evolution of microorganisms and their impact. 

B.Sc - Microbiology Syllabus

First Year:

Introduction to Biology

Information Systems

Introduction to Microbiology

Creative Writing


Cultural Education I



Microbial Ecology


Cultural Education II



Second Year:

Molecular Biology


Microbial Physiology

Analytical Biochemistry

Cell Biology

Enzyme Technology




Inheritance Biology

Food Microbiology



Third Year:

Industrial Microbiology

Research Methodology


Recombinant DNA Technology

Medical Bacteriology

Environmental and Agricultural Microbiology




Popular Specializations of B.Sc - Microbiology

Career Options and Job Prospects

Microbiology is an emerging field with constant research developments and advancements taking place. There is a lot of scope for further study and research. Students pursuing B.Sc. in Microbiology are also eligible for overseas education and jobs opportunities. Government sectors also hire microbiology graduates for various posts on the basis of exams. Various colleges and zoology labs organize microbiology projects and B.Sc. graduates are eligible to apply for these jobs.

  • Bacteriologist
  • Virologist
  • Mycologist
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Protozoologist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Industrial Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Immunologist
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Biomedical

Candidates who have pursued B.Sc. in Microbiology can expect starting packages varying from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh per annum. Salaries vary in different sectors. Packages offered by PSUs and government departments is relatively better than the private sector firms. Packages offered for the research and development jobs can range from Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh per annum. However, most of the research post require B.Sc followed by M.Sc in Microbiology as the minimum eligibility requirement. Salary increases with experience and education in this field.