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B.Sc Microbiology

What is this Programme about?

B.Sc. in microbiology is a 3-year undergraduate programme, which deals with basic and advanced study of the microorganisms, including microbial cellular processes and develops understanding and knowledge for applying it onto the sectors such as health, agriculture, environment etc. The programme is divided across 6 semesters, of six months each, and the basic eligibility for applying to the programme is 10+2 qualification in the science stream, completed from a recognized educational board.

 

How this Programme Benifit you & your Career?

Microbiology is one of the multi disciplinary fields with great demand in various applications in the field of research and development. Pursuing this programme the students may opt for various higher studies like M.Sc, M.Phil, and PhD which will improve the chances for better jobs. Besides a graduate in microbiology may avail jobs in the Research and Development, Education, Pharmaceutical and agricultural sectors and microbiological industries.

 

Research:

  • B.Sc. dissertation
  • Mycology/Phycology and medical microbiolgy

 

Programme Contents:

The Course of Study & Scheme of Examination

Rules And Regulation

Students will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Microbiology after successful completion of the course.

  • The course will be of three years duration comprising of six semesters, with theory, practical papers and one project work.
  • Theory papers will carry 100 marks (60 marks theory and 40 marks for internal assessment).
  • Practical papers will carry 50 marks (30 marks practical and 20 marks for internal assessment)
  • Students need to secure 40% marks in both theory and internal assessment for passing a paper.
  • A project in environmental studies carrying 50 marks is to be submitted in the 3rd semester.
  • Students need to have a minimum of 75% attendance to be able to appear for the final examination.
  • Two sessional examinations will be conducted in a semester carrying 20 marks each for theory and one sessional carrying 10 marks for practical.
  • 20% of the total marks scored in each sessional will be considered in internal marks.
  • Students need to submit a project carrying 150 marks in their 6th semester.

 

Eligibility

Students who have passed Higher Secondary (Science) with 50% marks in PCB from a recognised board are eligible for admission in B. Sc. Microbiology course.

 

Semester -I Course code Name of the course Contact hours per week Credit Maximum Marks
End Semester Examination Internal Assessment Total
MB 101 Principles of Microbiology and Microbial Diversity 4 4 60 40 100
MB 102 Chemistry I 4 4 60 40 100
MB 103 Biochemistry I 4 4 60 40 100
MB 104 Zoology I 4 4 60 40 100
MB 105 English I 3 3 30 20 50
MB 106 Practical Paper 1 - Principles of Microbiology and Microbial Diversity 3 3 30 20 50
MB 107 Practical Paper 2 - Biochemistry I 3 3 30 20 50
MB 108 Practical Paper 3- Zoology 3 3 30 20 50
MB 109 Practical Paper4- Chemistry 3 3 30 20 50
Total 650

 

Semester - II Course code Name of the course Contact hours per week Credits Maximum Marks
University Examination Internal Assessment Total
MB 201 Cell Biology and Microbial Physiology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 202 Chemistry II 4 4 60 40 100
MB 203 Biochemistry II 4 4 60 40 100
MB 204 Zoology II 4 4 60 40 100
MB 205 English II 3 3 30 20 50
MB 206 Practical paper 5- Cell Biology and Microbial Physiology 3 3 30 20 50
MB 207 Practical paper 6– Biochemistry II 3 3 30 20 50
MB 208 Practical Paper 7- Zoology 3 3 30 20 50
MB 209 Practical Paper 8- Chemistry 3 3 30 20 50
Total 650

 

Semester -III Course code Name of the course Contact hours per week Credits Maximum Marks
University Examination Internal Assessment Total
MB 301 Microbial Genetics 4 4 60 40 100
MB 302 Bioinstrumentation& Biophysical chemistry 4 4 60 40 100
MB 303 Immunology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 304 Environmental Studies 4 4 60 40 100
MB 305 Practical paper 9 – Microbial Genetics and Immunology 3 3 30 20 50
MB 306 Practical paper 10 - EVS project report 3 3 30 20 50
Total Marks: 500

 

Semester -IV Course code Name of the course Contact hours per week Credits Maximum Marks
University Examination Internal Assessment Total
MB 401 Recombinant DNA Technology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 402 Molecular Biology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 403 Soil and Agricultural Microbiology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 404 Food and Dairy Microbiology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 405 Practical paper 11 – Molecular Biology and RDT 3 3 30 20 50
MB 406 Practical paper 12 – Soil, Agriculture and food microbiology 3 3 30 20 50
Total Marks: 500

 

Semester - V Course code Name of the course Contact hours per week Credits Maximum Marks
University Examination Internal Assessment Total
MB 501 Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 4 4 60 40 100
MB 502 Medical Bacteriology and Virology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 503 Medical Mycology and Parasitology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 504 Tissue Culture 4 4 60 40 100
MB 505 Practical paper 13 – Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 3 3 30 20 50
MB 506 Practical paper 14 – Medical Microbiology 3 3 30 20 50
Total Marks: 500

 

Semester - VI Course code Name of the course Contact hours per week Credits Maximum Marks
University Examination Internal Assessment Total
MB 601 Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 602 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 4 4 60 40 100
MB 603 Project Work     50 (Viva Voce) 100 150
MB 604 Practical paper 15- Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology 3 3 30 20 50
Total Marks: 400

 

Achievement:

  • Poster presentation by students at national seminars

 

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Teaching Faculities

Dr. Rajeev Sarma
Dr. Rajeev Sarma
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Dr. Maitreyee Sarma Bezbarua
Dr. Maitreyee Sarma Bezbarua
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Dr. Ananta Madhab Dutta
Dr. Ananta Madhab Dutta
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Dr. Yamin Hassan
Dr. Yamin Hassan
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Dr. Ananya Kashyap
Dr. Ananya Kashyap
Role: Associate Professor
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Dr. Manash Pratim Kashyup
Dr. Manash Pratim Kashyup
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Dr. Minakshi Bhattacharjee
Dr. Minakshi Bhattacharjee
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Dr. Manash Pratim Sarma
Dr. Manash Pratim Sarma
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Dr. Jyotchna Gogoi
Dr. Jyotchna Gogoi
Role: Assistant Professor
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Dr. Neonjyoti Bordoloi
Dr. Neonjyoti Bordoloi
Role: Assistant Professor
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Indrani Barman
Indrani Barman
Role: Assistant Professor
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Hirok Jyoti Borah
Hirok Jyoti Borah
Role: Assistant Professor
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