Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

3 Years Degree Course

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Programme Type

Degree Course

Duration

3 Years

Eligibility

12th Standard

Overview of the Course

B.Sc. in Microbiology is a 3-year undergraduate programme, which deals with basic and advanced study of the microorganisms, including microbial cellular processes, their harmful and beneficial aspects, microbes for human welfare, molecular details of microbial cells and develops knowledge and understanding for applying it for societal benefits which may include sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, soil and environment, food processing, pharmaceutical etc.

The programme is divided across 6 semesters, of six months each, and the basic eligibility criteria for applying to the programme is a minimum of 45% overall in 10+2 with English, Biology and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and either of Physics, Biotechnology, Mathematics or Life Science as additional subjects completed from a recognized educational board.

Career Prospects/ Job Opportunities

Microbiology is one of the multi disciplinary fields with great demand in various applications in the field of research and development. After pursuing this programme the students will develop a concrete foundation of the subject and after that opt for various higher studies like M.Sc., M.Phil. and PhD. A graduate in Microbiology may avail jobs in various fields like the Research and Development Industry, Pharmaceutical Industries, Education Sector, Laboratories, Food Industries, Beverage Industries, Chemical Industries, Cosmetic Industries and Agricultural Industries.

Course Structure

Course NameCourse CodeCredit
ENGLISH I (MB)BEL1053
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITYBMB1014
BIOCHEMISTRY IBMB1024
ZOOLOGY IBMB1034
CHEMISTRY IBMB1044
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY (PRACTICAL PAPER 1)BMB1113
BIOCHEMISTRY I (PRACTICAL PAPER 2)BMB1123
ZOOLOGY I(PRACTICAL PAPER 3)BMB1133
CHEMISTRY I (PRACTICAL PAPER 4)BMB1143
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
ENGLISH II (MB)BEL2053
CELL BIOLOGY AND MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGYBMB2014
BIOCHEMISTRY IIBMB2024
ZOOLOGYIIBMB2034
CHEMISTRY IIBMB2044
CELL BIOLOGY AND MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY (PRACTICAL 5)BMB2113
BIOCHEMISTRY II (PRACTICAL 6)BMB2123
ZOOLOGY II (PRACTICAL 7)BMB2133
CHEMISTRY II (PRACTICAL 8)BMB2143
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
IMMUNOLOGYBMB3014
MICROBIAL GENETICSBMB3024
BIOINSTRUMENTATION AND BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRYBMB3034
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIESBMB3044
IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIAL GENETICSBMB3113
EVS PROJECT REPORTBMB3213
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGYBMB4014
MOLECULAR BIOLOGYBMB4024
SOIL AND AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGYBMB4034
FOOD AND DAIRY MICROBIOLOGYBMB4044
SOIL AND AGRICULTURE & FOOD AND DAIRY MICROBIOLOGYBMB4113
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND RDTBMB4123
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
BIOINFORMATICS AND BIOSTATISTICSBMB5014
MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY AND VIROLOGYBMB5024
MEDICAL MYCOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGYBMB5034
TISSUE CULTUREBMB5044
BIOINFORMATICSBMB5113
MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGYBMB5123
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGYBMB6014
PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGYBMB6024
FERMENTATIONTECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGYBMB6113
PROJECT WORKBMB62110

Achievements

Student Achievements

  • Miss Jutima Baruah had secured the 2nd best position amongst all the UG students of the University for the academic year 2019-20.
  • Students of B.Sc. 6th sem had participated in the 7th International Convention organised by SPICMACAY at JNU, New Delhi from 3rd June to 9th June 2019.
  • Students of B.Sc. 4th sem  had participated in the Annual mega science fest of Tezpur University, Inscignis 2020 and acquired hands on training in Spectroscopy at the event.
  • Rahnam Berceroy Jyrwa had presented a poster on “Phytochemical screening, thin layer chromatographic studies and antimicrobial activity of Flemingia vestita root extract” at National Conference on Emerging Trends in the Area of Biosciences (NC-ETAB)- Organized by Department of Life Science, Assam Don Bosco University, Tapesia Gardens, Sonapur, Assam (April 9th, 2018).
  • Jayashree Majumdar presented a poster on “Comparative study of the antioxidant activity of stem and root extract of Amaranthus spinosus” at National Conference on Ethno-Medicine and Traditional Health practices in Northeast Region of India organized by NIPER- Guwahati is association with SFE (25th August, 2018). (pg 56)
  • Pitambar Borah presented a poster on “Study on the invitro lipid peroxidation of the stem and root extracts of Amaranthus spinosus” at National Conference on Ethno-Medicine and Traditional Health practices in Northeast Region of India organized by NIPER- Guwahati is association with SFE (25th August, 2018) (pg73)
  • Shrutika Shrabarna Kataky delivered an oral presentation on “Prevalence of secondary infections in diabetic patients and their pattern of antibiotic sensitivity testing in an urban hospital of Guwahati city” in the conference “Assam Microcon 2018” held at Dibrugarh Medical College (pg 59)
  • Avra Pratim Chowdhury and Bhanupriya Sarma presented a poster on “Comparative Studies on Phytochemical Components and Curd Probiotics against Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. in Invitro Analysis” at “Assam Botany Congress (ABC-01) and International Conference on Plant Science, 4-6 February, 2019” held at Gauhati University, Guwahati Assam.
  • Raunak Raj Singh delivered an Oral presentation on “Qualitative Assessment on Isolated tartar forming bacteria from dental caries by pattern of screening, assembling and antibiotic sensitivity at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam.
  • Dhritismita Deka presented a poster on presentation on “Nutritional Assessment of selected fermented food of North east India and the effect of Microbial Toxicity against beneficial probiotics of the selected fermented foods) at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam.
  • Shishir Suman Das presented a poster on “Comparative study of the different cow dung extract and  cow urine  against human pathogens” at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Sunayana Baishya, Dubori Devi and Deepjyoti Das presented a poster  on “Comparative study of  the leaf extracts from the plant Thevetia  peruviana and Ocimum tenuiflorum” at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • The following students of M.Sc. Microbiology 2nd sem had won 1st prize in oral presentation.
  • Name of the Student

    Topic of Oral presentation

    Conference

    Organiser

    Puja Rajbongshi

    Plant product(s) as natural sterilants of cloths used during Menstrual cycle for improving women hygiene

    “National conference on Bioexploration for Human welfare – An integrative approach”.

    Dates: 8-9 Nov 2019

    Faculty of Science, Assam down town University

    Angana Khataniar

    Jutima Baruah

  • Sumi Das presented a poster on the topic “Microbial Contamination on selected traditionally fermented alcoholic beverages from different tribes of Assam” at the 27th Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists held at Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam on 30th January2020-1st January2020.
  • Students from the department had participated in a two day’s workshop called BT-STAR from 25th April-26th 2019 April on “Molecular Diagostics: A PCR Based Approach” conducted by Dr. KPC Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd at Assam down town University.
  • Jutima Baruah represented Assam down town University at College ke Tashanbaaz Season 4 organised by Red Fm.
  •  Jutima Baruah, Angana Khataniar and Puja Rajbongshi represented Assam down town University at College ke Tashanbaaz Season 5 organised by Red Fm.
  • Jutima Baruah, Puja Rajbongshi and Angana Khataniar represented Assam down town University for a television show “Swaraj” by NEWS-18.
  • Jutima Baruah was the winner of “Families and Climate Action” Theme representation on International Day of Families 2020.
  • Angana Khataniar and Jutima Baruah secured the 2nd position in the classical group dance competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2017.
  • Angana Khataniar and Jutima Baruah secured the 1st  position in the folk group dance competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2018.
  • Puja Rajbongshi and Jutima Baruah secured the 3rd position in the folk group dance competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2019.
  • Angana Khataniar, Puja Rajbongshi and Jutima Baruah secured the 2nd  position in the group dance competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2020.
  • Angana Khataniar Secured 1st prize in classical dance as well as Folk Dance competition  in the Annual College Fest Attitude 2018.
  • Angana Khataniar Secured 3rd  prize in classical dance competition in the Annual College Fest Attitude 2019.
  • Hirakjyoti Pawe and Jintumoni Das from BMB 2nd sem represented Assam down town University in the cricket team for the KBM Inter College Cricket Tournament 2020 and achieved the Winner’s Trophy.
  • Hirakjyoti Pawe was awarded the trophy of Man of the Match for two matches in the KBM Inter College Cricket Tournament 2020.
  • Tushar Tarat, Manisha Chirania and Debanshi Sinha of BMB 2nd sem secured 2nd position in the Quiz Competition held at the AdtU Varsity Week 2020

Conference Attended

          Bhriganka Bharadwaj

  • Participated in the seminar “Recent Advances in Health Sciences” organised by AdtU sponsored by All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) held on 21st March 2015.
  • Oral presentation on “Secondary respiratory tract infection in Tuberculosis patients in selected areas of North East India” at 57th International annual Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2016) Jointly organized by Gauhati University and Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati. (24th November – 27th November) 2016
  • Oral presentation on “Isolation and characterization of bacteria with antibacterial activity from soil samples of Rani reserve forest and their antibacterial activity against specific pathogenic bacteria” at “National Conference on Drug Discovery from Natural Products and their Traditional Uses- Organized by Department of Applied Biology, USTM, Meghalaya (23rd March – 24th March) 2018”.
  • Participated in the “National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam.
  • Participated in the “National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam.
  • Participated in ADTU PHARMACON 2019  the National Seminar organized by Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, AdtU on the theme “Advancement in Healthcare Management: Traditional Knowledge to Contemporary Drug Technology” on 29th and 30th of March, 2019.
  • Participated in workshop on Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research organised by AWSAR DST Program on July 2019.
  • Participated at the National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam.
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  • Rahul Nayak
  • Participated in National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Participated in National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam
  • Sushree Sangita Senapati

  • Participated in National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam

    Participated in National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam.
  • Sangita Boro

  • Participated in the seminar “Recent Advances in Health Sciences” organised by AdtU sponsored by All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) held on 21st March 2015.

  • Poster presentation on “Isolation of compounds from methanolic leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus and its antimicrobial effect against Staphylococcus aureus” at 57th International annual Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2016) Jointly organized by Gauhati University and Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology,  Guwahati. (24th November – 27th November) 2016
  • Poster presentation on “Antimicrobial activity of the methanolic leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus and a comparative analysis of its antioxidant activity against a standard drug Silymarin” at “National Conference on Drug Discovery from Natural Products and their Traditional Uses- Organized by Department of Applied Biology, USTM, Meghalaya (23rd March – 24th March) 2018”.
  • Oral presentation on “Study on the antioxidant profile of the leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus” at National Conference on Ethno-Medicine and Traditional Health practices in Northeast Region of India organized by NIPER- Guwahati is association with SFE (25th August, 2018). (pg 28)

  • Oral presentation on “Antioxidant profile and antimicrobial activity of the leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus” at “National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam.
  • Participated in workshop on Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research organised by AWSAR DST Program on July 2019.
  • Oral presentation on “GC-MS Analysis of Bioactive Compounds in leaf extract of Amaranthus spinosus (Linn) at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Kiran Telenga

  • Participated in National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Participated in National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam
  • Moitrayee Devi

  •  Poster  presentation on “Isolation of different yeast from starter culture  of  two fermented beverage starter cake, Assam” at National Seminar on Integrated Approach in Zoological Research & Biennial Conference of Zoological Society of Assam  on 30th and 31th March , 2017 organized by Department of Zoology , Gauhati University , Assam, India in association with zoological society of Assam.
  • Poster presentation on “Diagnostic Reference Levels for CT (Computed Tomography) Coronary Angiography, in Guwahati Assam:  Optimising Radiation Protection” at National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Participated in National Conference on “Bio-exploration for Human Welfare- An Integrative Approach” on 8th – 9th November 2019 organized by Faculty of Science, Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with IASST, Guwahati and SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam
  • Participated in National Conference on Translational Drug Discovery: Current Trends and Future Interventions (TDDCTFI)” on 10th – 11th November 2018 organized by Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam in association with  SBC (India) North East Chapter, Jorhat Assam and TIC, Tocklai Assam

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