MSc Microbiology

What is this Programme about?

M.Sc. in Microbiology is a 2-year pos tgraduate 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 4 semesters, of six months each, and the basic eligibility for applying to the programme is graduate qualification in the biological 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.Phil, and PhD which will improve the chances for better jobs. Besides a post graduate in microbiology may avail jobs in the Research and Development, Education, Pharmaceutical and agricultural sectors and microbiological industries.

 

Research:

1- Medical microbiology, mycology, microbial genetics.

 

Programme Contents:

Background:

Microbiology is the branch of science which deals with the study of diverse groups of microorganisms. Microorganisms have both harmful and beneficial effects on human beings, various plans and animals. This branch of science deals with the detail study of those microorganisms. This course includes study of medically important microorganisms as well as microorganisms of agricultural, environmental and industrial importance. Apart from these it includes subjects like Molecular biology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Biochemistry etc. which enables a person to get technical knowledge of the biological science. In short Microbiology is an immerging branch of science with very high potential of research and development.

Scope

After completion of the course one can opt for career in:

  • Research and development laboratories as a research scholar.
  • Hospital laboratories as a microbiologist.
  • In various food processing industries as microbiologist and quality control officer.
  • In beverage industries and pharmaceutical industries.
  • In various biotechnological industries.

Eligibility

Students who have completed B.Sc. in Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Biotechnology, Medical laboratory technology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and related subjects with 50% marks from a recognised university are eligible to take up M.Sc. in Microbiology course.

Rules and Regulations

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

  • The course will be of two years duration comprising of four 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 50% marks in both theory and internal assessment for passing a paper.
  • Students need to have a minimum of 75% attendance to be able to appear for the final examination.
  • Two sessional 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 200 marks in their fourth semester.

Semester -I

Course code

Name of the course

Contact hours per week

Credit

Maximum Marks

University Examination

Internal Assessment

Total

MB 101

General Microbiology and Microbial Physiology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 102

Biochemistry

4

4

60

40

100

MB 103

Microbial Genetics

4

4

60

40

100

MB 104

Environmental Microbiology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 105

Practical Paper I

3

3

30

20

50

MB 106

Practical Paper II

3

3

30

20

50

Total Marks:

500

Semester -II

Course code

Name of the course

Contact hours per week

Credit

Maximum Marks

University Examination

Internal Assessment

Total

MB 201

Molecular Biology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 202

Immunology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 203

Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Research Methodology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 204

Recombinant DNA Technology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 205

Bioinstrumentation & Biophysical Chemistry

4

4

60

40

100

MB 206

Practical Paper III

3

3

30

20

50

MB 207

Practical Paper IV

3

3

30

20

50

Total Marks:

600

Semester -III

Course code

Name of the course

Contact hours per week

Credit

Maximum Marks

University Examination

Internal Assessment

Total

MB 301

Medical Bacteriology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 302

Medical Virology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 303

Medical Mycology and Parasitology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 304

Food and Dairy Microbiology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 305

Practical Paper V

3

3

30

20

50

MB 306

Practical Paper VI

3

3

30

20

50

Total Marks:

500

Semester -IV

Course code

Name of the course

Contact hours per week

Credit

Maximum Marks

University Examination

Internal Assessment

Total

MB 401

Fermentation and Industrial Microbiology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 402

Soil and Agricultural Microbiology

4

4

60

40

100

MB 403

Project Work

200

MB 404

Practical Paper VII

3

3

30

20

100

Total Marks:

500

 

Fees Structure:

Fess Amount
Admission Fess Rs. 50,000
1st Semester Rs. 30,000
2nd Semester Rs. 30,000
3rd Semester Rs. 30,000
4th Semester Rs. 40,000
Total Programme Fee Rs. 180,000

 

Achievement:

1- Oral presenation by Mr. Bhriganka Bharadwaj at USTM.

 

All 55 Courses

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Teaching Faculities

Dr. Rajeev Sarma
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Dr. Sunil Kumar Barthakur
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Dr. Ananta Madhab Dutta
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Dr. Swapnil Sinha
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Dr. Yamin Hassan
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Dr. Ananya Kashyap
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Dr. Manash Pratim Sarma
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Ritismita Devi
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Smitakshi Barua
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Manisha Borborah
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Dr. Gunendra Ch. Das
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Dr. Gunamoni Das
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Chayanika Das
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Papari Sarma
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Momi Deka
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Birinchi Bora
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Smita Baruah
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Dr. Bidyut Kumar Das
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Dr. Rupamoni Thakur
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Dr. Jitumani Kalita
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Hirok Jyoti Borah
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Dr. Neonjyoti Bordoloi
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Dr. Deep Prakash Parasar
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Anisha Sarma
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Dr. Devabrata Saikia
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Moitrayee Devi
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Chandrama Baruah
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Dharmendra Dev Choudhury
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Bhriganka Bharadwaj
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Nayan Talukdar
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Partha Pratim Kalita
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Kundal Neog
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Rahul Nayak
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Indrani Barman
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Dr. Jyotcha Gogoi
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Sushree Sangita Senapati
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Sangita Boro
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Surjya Loying
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Kiran Telenga
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Subhasish Sarmah
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Banasmita Devi
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Daisy Sharma
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Papia Dutta
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Uttam Talukdar
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Sidhartha Kashyap Neog
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Sujan Sinha
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Ranjan Kalita
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Manash Pratim Kalita
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Uddipta Parasar
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Valley Rose Kamei
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Vidya Borah
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Ananya Bhattacharjee
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Dr. Pratap Chandra Sarma
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