Microbiology is the scientific study of mini organisms and how they interact with other organisms in their environment, comprising humans, plants and animals. An important role of microbiology is to discover and investigate how microorganisms affect our lives. For this, it combines knowledge and ideas from numerous subfields of study in biology such as mycology, virology, bacteriology and parasitology, etc. Microbiologists work in clinical and research settings in various fields comprising pharmacology, biomedicine, food production and technology, forensic science, genetics, environmental protection, health care, and other domains.

Academic Entry Requirement

  • Grade 12 – Clear Class XII with Science Stream with Biology
  • Graduation – Pursue B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology or B.Sc. (Hons) Molecular Biology or B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences or B. Sc. (Hons) in Life Sciences.
  • After Graduation – Pursue M.Sc. Microbiology or M.Sc. In Life Sciences or Pursue PG Diploma Microbiology.
  • After Post graduation – Pursue Ph.D.

Degree In

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Applied Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Medical Microbiology

Who can hire?

Healthcare organisations, environmental organisations, public health organisations, industry – food and drink, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, toiletries, water and biotechnology companies, publicly funded research organisations, forensic science laboratories, and higher education institutions.

Professional Career

Pre-entry knowledge in a laboratory is valuable if you’re thinking of a science-based career. Some degree courses comprise a work placement task in a government research laboratory and scientific research in industry, or another related organisation.