Master of Science in Microbiology

2 Years Master Degree Programme

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M.Sc. in Microbiology is a two-year postgraduate programme that focuses on a more detailed and advanced study of microorganisms, including microbial cellular processes, their harmful and beneficial aspects, microbes for human welfare, molecular details of microbial cells, and the application of this knowledge for societal benefits in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, soil and environment, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. The objective of the programme is to produce knowledgeable and skilled microbiologists by enhancing the abilities and skills of students and preparing them to apply microbiology theories to real-world problems faced by the industry.

  • To understand and illustrate the basic and applied knowledge leading to the demand of academic, research, and industrial fields.
  • To develop proficient problem-solving skills in students thereby inculcating innovative research ideas.
  • To develop skilled professionals in the field of microbiology aiding in the holistic development of knowledge creation contributing to sustainability and progress of science and society at large.
  • To inculcate a sense of social responsibility as well as the impact of microbial applications.

  • Scientific Knowledge: Apply scientific knowledge for innovation solving microbiological, biotechnological, nutritional, botanical, zoological, chemical, or mathematical issues.
  • Laboratory skills: Develop skills with scientific, systematic experimental learning in the respective field of study and discipline.
  • Analytical skill: Ability to understand and analyze problems related to socioeconomics, environment, health, etc.
  • Problem-solving skills: Ability to find solutions to the problems and threats faced with the help of scientific research.
  • Proficiency: Develop proficiency in respective branches of science and scientific tools and equipment.
  • Communication skills: Develop communication skills to communicate among peers and society to promote scientific thinking and research outcomes.
  • Research: Develop the temperament to take up research as a career to develop new knowledge in thrust areas.
  • Social Responsibility: Acquire the sense of responsibility to do the utmost possible for the development of society by educating mass, solving problems, enhancing natural resources, removing superstitions, and thereby contributing to nation-building as a whole.
  • Environmental responsibility: Develop a sense of responsibility to maintain ecological balance. To be able to develop sustainable eco-friendly approaches favouring the livelihood of all the components of nature.
  • Life-long learning: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the applications of microbes in day-to-day activities and their societal impacts, resulting in enhanced knowledge and practical application.

  • Develop an understanding of the nature, classification of microorganisms, adaptations, and environmental stability.
  • Develop an understanding of the biochemical, physiological, and molecular biological aspects of microbes.
  • Develop an understanding of various pathogenic microorganisms, infection processes, human microbial interactions, and immune responses against pathogens.
  • Develop an understanding of the harmful impacts of microbes as well as their potential applications in Industries, Agriculture, and the Environment and the development of entrepreneurship.

Curriculum Details

Year wise Course Details

Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

Microbial genetics and physiology course includes the study of Microbial genome, predominantly of bacteria and bacteriophages. It includes concepts of central dogma, DNA replication, plasmid, bacteriophage lifecycle, regulation of gene expression. The microbial physiology part includes growth parameters and nutrient requirements of microorganisms and microbial cell signalling. The Practical component include isolation of plasmid DNA, chromosomal DNA, electrophoresis, preparation of competent cell, transformation (Blue-white screening).

Course Outcomes

  • Explain the structural organization of DNA, Illustrate different mechanisms of gene transfer and their application in research
  • Summarize replication of different microbial genome (chromosomal DNA, Plasmid, Bacteriophage DNA)
  • Interpret characteristics of different types of plasmids and their importance in microbial sustenance.
  • Analyse the growth pattern, nutritional requirements of microorganisms and their interaction with the environment.

Course Overview

Introduction to Microbiology &Microbial Diversity course include the study of history of microbiology, different bacterial, fungi, viral pathogens, their general characteristics, Microbes and their interaction with the environment, bioremediation ,bioleaching,. It also includes the practical component bearing the diagnostic tests, biochemical tests, isolation techniques, staining techniques for identification of bacterial and fungal pathogens.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn the basics and evolution of microbes and contribution of microbiologists. Understand the differences between the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell, bacterial cell organelles and their functions.
  • Apply the knowledge of sterilization of various types of media for the cultivation of microbes and evaluate the microbe types with the skill of staining procedures. Analyze the various types of microbes present in diverse environmental habitats, extreme environments
  • Create the new knowledge for the betterment of the human race by having understating the role of microbes in their natural occurrence and to draw their applications in various industries including waste water treatment and water purification.

Course Overview

Biochemistry combines biology and chemistry to study living matter. It powers scientific and medical discovery in fields such as pharmaceuticals, forensics and nutrition. With biochemistry, you will study chemical reactions at a molecular level to better understand the world and develop new ways to harness these.

Course Outcomes

  • Recognize the structure and properties of simple carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids; and relate the structure and function of various important biomolecules.
  • Understand the basic principles of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism to appreciate how energy is being preserved, and extracted and utilized in biological systems.
  • Comprehend the importance of biomolecules in biological systems

Course Overview

This subject teaches the fundamental theory, design and operational principles of instruments and the development of technologies for the measurement and manipulation of parameters within biological systems.

Course Outcomes

  • To study the detail about various instruments and their principle of working.
  • To apply the concept of chromatography and its need to purify compounds.
  • Understand the various types of antigen, antibody, their interaction, how body fight against pathogen.

Course Overview

This course is part of the Introduction to Environmental Science Specialization

Course Outcomes

  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
  • Earn a shareable career certificate

Course Overview

Fundamentals of Statistics covers topics on the introduction, fundamentals, and science of statistics.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will have basic knowledge of Statistical methods.
  • Students will gain the knowledge of organizing & Cleaning of Data.
  • Students will be able to gain the Analytical Skill concept
  • Students will be able to acquire the knowledge of basic Data Analysis Procedure for day-to-day use.

Course Overview

To understand the concept of writing research articles and review, Students will apprehend and understand the importance of different types of scientific writing /documentation. Text Books:

Course Outcomes

  • Comprehend the format, style, layout and depth of an mini review
  • Understand meticulously the research report (Mini Review, Review, Research Article etc.)
  • Prepare and Publish mini review in a peer reviewed refereed, UGC care listed / Web of Science / Scopus / SCI / SCI Expanded / reputed indexed journals
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

This course offers "An overview of research methodology including basic concepts employed in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Includes computer applications for research.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will have basic knowledge of Research methods.
  • Students will gain the knowledge of Research Methodology.
  • Students will be able to gain the Skill questionnaire development. Students will be able to acquire the knowledge of basic Report/dissertation Procedure.
  • Students will have basic knowledge of Research methods.
  • Students will gain the knowledge of Research Methodology.
  • Students will be able to gain the Skill questionnaire development. Students will be able to acquire the knowledge of basic Report/dissertation Procedure.

Course Overview

The course of genomics and molecular biology includes understanding of DNA, RNA and protein molecule’s structure and variations. The course pays attention in understanding the minute events associated with central dogma of life starting from DNA being replicated to transcribed and ultimately translated. The Post transcriptional and post translational events are discussed in dept. The course also touches upon about mutation, mutagens and repair mechanisms.

Course Outcomes

  • To increase the analytical and reasoning skills of the students by focusing on concept based teaching.
  • These topics are of immense importance as all the competitive exams carry a higher number of questions from this section and hence special emphasis is given to prepare the students for upcoming NET/SLET/GATE/PhD programmes.
  • The students will be able to corelate various molecular, genetic and biochemical phenomenon studied previously

Course Overview

The student will use the scientific literature to write a review that includes: relevant background on the research topic; good coverage of important literature and key concepts; a critical analysis of current research in the field and potential future research directions.

Course Outcomes

  • Create and implement a plan to bridge the gap
  • Find the gap and evaluate solutions
  • Identify the ideal future state/action plan
  • To analyse the current state/work of research
  • To implement the strategies to meet the research gap under supervision.

Course Overview

Through the Bioinformatics course, students will have both theoretical and practical knowledge on different computational techniques employed in analyzing biological data focusing on Genomics and Proteomics. The course will also give a brief idea on different computational approaches in the area of drug designing.

Course Outcomes

  • A basic concept on Bioinformatics and its significance in the field of biological data analysis
  • Knowledge on various biological databases which provides more knowledge on nucleic acid and proteins sequences as well a structure.
  • A good knowledge on sequence submission tools as well as sequence alignment and analysis.
  • Learn the concept of drug designing

Course Overview

this course is intended to provide a much needed orientational input in value education to the young enquiring minds.

Course Outcomes

  • To help the students appreciate the essential complementarily between 'VALUES' and 'SKILLS' to ensure sustained happiness and prosperity, which are the core aspirations of all human beings
  • To facilitate the development of a Holistic perspective among students towards life and profession as well as towards happiness and prosperity based on a correct understanding of the Human reality and the rest of Existence. Such a holistic perspective forms the basis of Universal Human Values and movement towards value-based living in a natural way
  • To highlight plausible implications of such a Holistic understanding in terms of ethical human conduct, trustful and mutually fulfilling human behavior and mutually enriching interaction with Nature

Course Overview

Immunology course includes description of the components of the Immune system and their functions, concepts of Immunity and immune response, altered immune responses like hypersensitivity and autoimmunity. It also includes concepts of cancer immunology, transplant immunology and immunodeficiency. The practical component includes immunological diagnostic tests.

Course Outcomes

  • Describe and evaluate the immune system and its components and their mode of action in defence mechanism aiding in understanding different infectious and non-infectious diseases.
  • Infer different immunological diagnostics tests, their principle and interpretation aiding in detection of the underlining cause of the diseases.
  • Correlate immunological defects like, Auto immunity and hypersensitivity, their prevention strategies, management and treatment.
  • Interpret transplantation and cancer immunology findings and their role in research.
  • Design vaccine strategies aiding in research in associated field.

Course Overview

This course brings the students an opportunity to create awareness about the Mushroom among the people. They can also able to explore the cultivation of mushroom in Assam.

Course Outcomes

  • The students are able to specify in the Marketing aspects-make profit with consumer satisfaction, financial aspects-arrange the financial support, and Socio-economic aspects make people aware about good or bad products with reasonable price.
  • Mushroom cultivation for agripreneurship
  • Awareness about the Mushroom among the people.

Course Overview

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra).

Course Outcomes

  • Students will understand the causes of global warming
  • Generate awareness about global warming
  • Devise strategies to mitigate global warmimg

Course Overview

This course is presented with short lectures offering a wide range of issues related to the principles and practice of herbal medicine in cancer care. The course includes interviews with leading world experts from the field of Integrative Oncology, from the U.S. and Canada, as well as Europe, the Middle East, China and Japan.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand core concepts in Integrative Oncology, as they relate to the supportive/palliative cancer care setting
  • Acquire effective communication skills which will foster a better understanding of patients' views on herbal medicine, while providing guidance on the safe and effective use of these products
  • Be able to design, together with patients, caregivers and healthcare providers, a patient-tailored and cultural-sensitive integrative oncology treatment program, including the use of herbal medicine
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Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

MOOCS is provided through the Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take courses/ courses per semester based on the hours with relevance to the credit. The courses are provided by international universities across the world. During the courses, students have to submit assignments and quizzes.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain information or knowledge from global level top universities
  • Gain insights from different perspectives
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platform
  • Gain exposure to writing and assess peer Reviews
  • Gain knowledge on Hands-on training

Course Overview

This course aims to lay a foundation for empirical research and make students aware of relevant guidelines, policies, and codes relating to ethical research, as well as to provide, via a study of ethical theories, concepts.

Course Outcomes

  • To be able to describe and apply theories and methods in ethics and research ethics
  • To acquire an overview of important issues in research ethics, like responsibility for research, ethical vetting, and scientific misconduct.
  • To acquire skills of presenting arguments and results of ethical inquiries.
  • To be able to Identify the concepts and procedures of sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting

Course Overview

This course brings the students an opportunity to know and develop skill on production of different Biofertilizer and its application in Agricultural field.

Course Outcomes

  • Familiarize with the basic principle and techniques of Biofarming.
  • Appreciate the agronomic importance of beneficial micro-organisms
  • Formulate, produce and apply Biofertilizers in a pilot scale

Course Overview

In a study project, a complex task with special consideration of theoretical foundations is dealt within a practical example. The results are presented in a project report and an oral presentation.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn about Research Methods and Methodology
  • Learn how to develop format of thesis and dissertation
  • Develop skills in Research article writing

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to make students confident in presenting themselves and be industry ready. Preparation and managing their Dossier along with Resume building activities will help them to be more Industry ready. Various Training sessions on Employability related communication will uplift the students’ performance during their group discussions and Personal Interviews.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of reading, writing, listening and speaking forms of English in meaningful contexts
  • Create a positive impact on their thought process and problem-solving skills
  • Arm the students with all the necessary tools and skillsets to prepare a professional
  • Impart techniques to solve critical problems, develop strategies to crack interviews, improve

Course Overview

Medical Microbiology course include the study of different bacterial, viral, fungal pathogens and parasites, their general characteristics, pathogenesis, diagnosis and prophylaxis. It also includes the practical component bearing the diagnostic tests for identification of pathogens.

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the types and characteristics of normal and transient flora of human body.
  • Compare different virulence factors of viral and bacterial pathogens and their role in pathogenesis
  • Identify different infectious diseases caused by various bacterial and viral, fungal pathogens and parasites, their mode of action, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment and prophylaxis.
  • Interpret different diagnostic tests for identification of the causative organisms

Course Overview

Microbial Ecology and Environmental Microbiology is a course that deals with the study of diversity of microorganism and microbial communities inhabiting a multitude of habitats and occupying a wide range of ecological habitats.

Course Outcomes

  • Identify the diversity of microorganism and microbial communities inhabiting a multitude of habitats and occupying a wide range of ecological habitats.
  • Illustrate the occurrence, abundance and distribution of microorganism in the environment and their role in the environment and also learn different methods for their detection and characterization
  • Understand various biogeochemical cycles – Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus cycles etc. and microbes involved
  • Understand the basic principles of environment microbiology and be able to apply these principles to understanding and solving environmental problems – waste water treatment and bioremediation

Course Overview

MOOCS is provided through the Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take courses/ courses per semester based on the hours with relevance to the credit. The courses are provided by international universities across the world. During the courses, students have to submit assignments and quizzes.

Course Outcomes

  • Explain about the different types of soil and processes of nitrogen fixation by microorganisms
  • Explain about the different types of biopesticides and biofertilizer
  • Students will learn about various plant pathogens and their pathogenesis and symptoms give knowledge on insect and pests problems and their management on economically important fruit and vegetable crops.
  • Gain information or knowledge from global level top universities
  • Gain insights from different perspectives
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platform
  • Gain exposure to writing and assess peer Reviews
  • Gain knowledge on Hands-on training

Course Overview

MOOCS is provided through the Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take courses/ courses per semester based on the hours with relevance to the credit. The courses are provided by international universities across the world. During the courses, students have to submit assignments and quizzes.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain information or knowledge from global level top universities
  • Gain insights from different perspectives
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platform
  • Gain exposure to writing and assess peer Reviews
  • Gain knowledge on Hands-on training

Course Overview

MOOCS is provided through the Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take courses/ courses per semester based on the hours with relevance to the credit. The courses are provided by international universities across the world. During the courses, students have to submit assignments and quizzes.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain information or knowledge from global level top universities
  • Gain insights from different perspectives
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platform
  • Gain exposure to writing and assess peer Reviews
  • Gain knowledge on Hands-on training
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The course is based on an individual research work including literature studies according to the study plan. An individual study plan will be commonly written by the supervisor and the student which serves as a project description. At the end of the practical work, the students will write a research report.

Course Outcomes

  • Introduction to Research Methods and Methodology
  • Format of thesis and dissertation
  • Research article publication

Course Overview

Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation Technology course includes the study of different types of fermenter and different processes of fermentation. It includes the isolation, selection and improvement of industrially important microorganisms. The course will provide the knowledge about different industrial products produced by microorganisms

Course Outcomes

  • Understanding the different processes of fermentation.
  • Students will learn about the different microorganisms used in fermentation.
  • Explain the different techniques of isolation and preservation of industrially important microorganisms.

Course Overview

The course provides students with both a knowledge of general scientific methods and contents of the food microbiology field and specific professional skills. The aim of the course is to provide an integrated overview of the field of food microbiology covering issues of food preservation and food production. In particular, the course provides insights concerning aspects of microbial ecophysiology, determination and control of food microorganisms, and the distribution of spoilage and pathogen microorganisms in plantand animal-based food.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will learn about the significance and activities of microorganisms in food.
  • Students will learn about the characteristics of food borne, waterborne and spoilage microorganisms, and methods for their isolation, detection and identification.
  • Students will learn about importance of microbiological quality control programmes in food production.
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