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M.Sc Microbiology (M.Sc Microbiology)

Updated By Neha Kumari on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
10 K-35 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
GATE, CUCET, Karnataka PGCET ...
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About M.Sc Microbiology

M.Sc. in Microbiology is a two years postgraduate programme offered by many institutions in India. The course combines the concepts of biology and chemistry to understand living things and their relationship with the ecosystem.

The course covers the study of microorganisms and their effect on human life. M.Sc. in Microbiology is an advanced course that helps students understand the microbes such as virus, bacteria, fungi, algae etc. at a deeper level. Students also learn the role of theses microorganism in waste management and the production of fermented foods. Throughout M.Sc Microbiology course, students study the detailed microbiology topics and interdisciplinary subjects,

M.Sc Microbiology has a significant role in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, brewery and manufacturing of commercial products. The practicals, research-based project and laboratory work throughout the M.Sc Microbiology helps candidates excel at the workplace with required skills and knowledge.

M.Sc Microbiology Course Highlights

Course Name

Master of Science(M.Sc) in Microbiology




Master of Science(M.Sc)

Minimum Qualification

B.Sc in relevant discipline  

Course Fees

50,000 to 2.40 Laks

Starting Salary

4.50 to 6.00 LPA

M.Sc Microbiology Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must hold a B.Sc degree in Biology/ Biotechnology/ B.Pharma/ /B.Sc. Microbiology/ BVSc/  BPT/ B.Sc. Food Science Tech./B.Sc. Nursing / BMIT.
  • The candidate must have scored a minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying examination.

M.Sc Microbiology Admission Process

The leading institutes in India conduct entrance exam for admission in M.Sc Microbiology. It can either be a national level entrance test or university level entrance test. Desired candidates can fill in the application form and complete the admission process for admission in  M.Sc Microbiology at the respective institute.

Candidates must ensure to meet the minimum eligibility criteria to appear in the entrance test for admission in M.Sc Microbiology course in various institutes in India.

M.Sc Microbiology Syllabus

M.Sc Microbiology is a two years degree programme that is split into 4 semesters. The semester wise syllabus followed by most of the institutes is given below:  

Term I

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbial Diversity
  • Microbial Metabolism
  • Enzymology
  • Biostatistics
  • Lab

Term II

  • Virology
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology and Phycology
  • DNA Technology
  • Bioinformatics (GE)
  • Labs

Term III

  • Environmental Microbiology and Waste Management
  • Infection Immunity and Diagnostics
  • Microbial Genomics
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Ethical Issues
  • Labs

Term IV

  • Host-Pathogen Interaction
  • Food Microbiology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Dissertation- II (DSE)

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M.Sc Microbiology Career Options and Job Prospects

There are numerous job roles available for candidates who successfully complete the M.Sc Microbiology course. Also, the pay scale of  M.Sc Microbiology candidates is decent. Following are some of the job roles suitable for  M.Sc Microbiology candidates:

  • Microbiologist
  • Virologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Microbiology Lab Technician
  • Research Associate
  • Hygienist
  • Professor

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FAQs about M.Sc Microbiology

I want admission in M.Sc Microbiology. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Institute of Engineering & Management Joint Entrance Examination , Presidency University Master's Degree Entrance Test , Acharya Nagarjuna University Post Graduate Common Entrance Test , Telangana Common Post Graduate Entrance Test , Jammu University Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.Sc Microbiology courses.

What are the top colleges offering M.Sc Microbiology courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Science courses : St. Xavier's College (Kolkata) , Miranda House University College for Women (Delhi) , Elphinstone College (Mumbai) , St. Xaviers College (Mumbai) , Fergusson College (Pune). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.Sc Microbiology or not.

What is the average fee for the course M.Sc Microbiology ?

The average fee for M.Sc Microbiology is INR 10000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to M.Sc Microbiology ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.Sc. (Master of Science) are : Physical Chemistry , Medical Biotechnology , Arts , Computation , Health Information Administration.

What is the duration of the course M.Sc Microbiology ?

M.Sc Microbiology is a 2 year course.

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