Master of Science in Microbiology

Master of Science in Microbiology is a 2-year postgraduate degree program.

About the Master of Science in Microbiology Program

The Master of Science in Microbiology program offers advanced studies in the diverse and fascinating world of microorganisms. Students delve into topics such as microbial physiology, genetics, ecology, and pathogenesis, gaining comprehensive knowledge of microbial structure and function. Through laboratory work, research projects, and coursework, students develop practical skills in microbiological techniques, data analysis, and scientific communication. The program emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and the application of microbiological principles to real-world challenges in fields such as medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, environmental science, and food safety. Graduates emerge prepared for careers as research scientists, microbiologists, laboratory managers, quality control specialists, educators, and consultants in various industries and academic institutions.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master of Science in Microbiology program have a wide range of career opportunities across various industries and research institutions. Some potential career paths include:

  1. Research Scientist: Conducting scientific research to advance knowledge in microbiology, working in academic institutions, government agencies, or private research organizations.

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  3. Microbiologist: Studying microorganisms to understand their behavior, interactions, and applications in fields such as medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and environmental science.

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  5. Quality Control Specialist: Ensuring the safety and quality of products in industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, cosmetics, and healthcare by performing microbiological testing and analysis.

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  7. Clinical Microbiologist: Working in clinical laboratories to diagnose infectious diseases, identify pathogens, and recommend appropriate treatments based on microbiological findings.

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  9. Environmental Microbiologist: Studying microorganisms’ roles in environmental processes, pollution remediation, and ecosystem health in industries like environmental consulting, waste management, and public health.

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  11. Biotechnologist: Using microorganisms for biotechnological applications such as fermentation, biofuel production, bioremediation, and the development of microbial-based products.

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  13. Food Safety Specialist: Ensuring food safety and quality by monitoring and controlling microbial contamination in food processing, production, and distribution.

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  15. Educator: Teaching microbiology at the college or university level, sharing knowledge and inspiring future scientists through lectures, laboratory sessions, and research supervision.

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  17. Regulatory Affairs Specialist: Ensuring compliance with regulations and standards related to microbial products, processes, and safety in industries regulated by government agencies such as the FDA or EPA.

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  19. Pharmaceutical Researcher: Conducting research and development of new drugs, vaccines, and therapeutic agents targeting infectious diseases or microbial pathogens.

These are just a few examples of the diverse career paths available to graduates of the Master of Science in Microbiology program. With their specialized knowledge and skills in microbiology, graduates can make significant contributions to scientific research, innovation, and public health initiatives.

Program Details
Composition Name
Affiliation
Sigma University
Approvals
Sigma University & UGC, New Delhi
Duration
BCA- 03 Years
BCA (Hons.)- 04 Years
Eligibility for Admission
Candidate shall have passed Higher Secondary Examination (Grade 12) or equivalent stage of education.
Admission Schedule
As per the directives of Admission Committee. Usually from May to October every year.
How to Apply?
Start Date
July 2024
College / Campus
Faculty of Computer Science & Applications, Sigma University Vadodara.
Shifts (Working hours)
10: 00 am to 05:00 pm
Intake capacity
BCA/BCA HONS, - 200
BCA(DS) /BCA(DS) HONS, - 60
BCA(CS) /BCA(CS) HONS, - 60
BCA(FS/CC/QA) & BCA(FS/CC/QA) HONS, - 60

Curriculum

Sem Course Code Course Name Theory (T) Tutorial (T) Practical (P) Hrs Credit Detail Syllabus
I
1MSB01
Microbial Genetics and Biostatastics
4
0
0
4
4
I
1MSB02
Advances in Microbial Biochemistry
4
0
0
4
4
I
1MSB03
Diverity of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
4
0
0
4
4
I
1MSB04
Environmental Microbiology
4
0
0
4
4
I
1MSB05
Practical I - Microbial Genetics and Biostatastics & Advances in Microbial Biochemistry
0
0
8
8
4
I
1MSB06
Practical II - Diverity of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes & Environmental Microbiology
0
0
8
8
4
16
0
16
32
24
Sem Course Code Course Name Theory (T) Tutorial (T) Practical (P) Hrs Credit Detail Syllabus
II
2MSB01
R-DNA Technology
4
0
0
4
4
II
2MSB02
Virology
4
0
0
4
4
II
2MSB03
Microbial Biotechnology
4
0
0
4
4
II
2MSB04
Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering
4
0
0
4
4
II
2MSB05
Practical - I R-DNA Technology and Virology
0
0
8
8
4
II
2MSB06
Practical - II Microbial Biotechnology and Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering
0
0
8
8
4
16
0
16
32
24

Advantage At Sigma

Research Opportunities
Campus Life and Extracurricular Activities
Alumni Network
Supportive Learning Environment
Interdisciplinary approach for holistic learning
State-of-the-Art Facilities

Admission Procedure

Visit www.sigmauniversity.ac.in or you may visit the Admission Office at Sigma University, Vadodara.

Admission in all the programs is done by Sigma University, Based on Merit.

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