Ph.D. in Microbiology


Ph.D. in Microbiology is a 3-year Doctorate level degree program.

About the Ph.D. in Microbiology Program

The Ph.D. in Microbiology program delves into the intricate world of microorganisms, offering advanced study and research opportunities in various areas such as virology, bacteriology, immunology, and microbial genetics. Students engage in cutting-edge research projects, exploring topics like microbial pathogenesis, biotechnology, environmental microbiology, and industrial microbiology. The program emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and hands-on laboratory experience, equipping students with the skills to conduct independent research, analyze data, and contribute to scientific advancements in the field of microbiology. Under the guidance of experienced faculty members, students have the opportunity to publish research findings in esteemed scientific journals and present their work at national and international conferences. Graduates of the Ph.D. in Microbiology program are prepared for diverse career paths in academia, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, government agencies, and healthcare organizations.

Career prospects

A Ph.D. in Microbiology opens doors to a multitude of career prospects across various sectors:

Research Scientist: Leading and conducting groundbreaking research in microbiology to advance scientific knowledge and develop innovative solutions.

University Professor: Educating the next generation of scientists while conducting research in academic institutions.

Biomedical Scientist: Working in healthcare settings to investigate infectious diseases, develop diagnostic tests, and contribute to medical research.

Pharmaceutical Scientist: Conducting research and development to create new drugs, vaccines, and therapeutic agents.

Biotechnologist: Applying microbial techniques to develop products in industries such as agriculture, food production, and environmental remediation.

Government Scientist: Working in public health agencies or regulatory bodies to assess and manage microbial risks, monitor disease outbreaks, and develop public health policies.

Environmental Microbiologist: Studying the role of microorganisms in natural ecosystems, pollution remediation, and environmental conservation efforts.

Clinical Microbiologist: Analyzing patient samples to diagnose infectious diseases and determine the most effective treatment options.

Quality Control Manager: Overseeing quality assurance and control processes in industries that produce microbiologically sensitive products, such as pharmaceuticals and food.

Entrepreneur: Establishing a biotechnology startup or consultancy firm to provide specialized services or develop innovative microbial products.

With the interdisciplinary nature of microbiology and the increasing demand for expertise in microbial sciences, Ph.D. graduates in Microbiology are well-positioned for rewarding and impactful careers in diverse fields.

Program Details
Composition Name
Sigma University
AICTE, New Delhi & UGC, New Delhi
04 Years
Eligibility for Admission
• Candidate shall have passed Higher Secondary Examination (Grade 12) or equivalent stage of education
• Diploma Engineering holder will be eligible for admission in Semester-IV of the B.Tech Program and will be considered as D2D admission
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 Engineering & Technology (Sigma Institute of Engineering), Sigma University Vadodara.
Shifts (Working hours)
10: 00 am to 05:00 pm
Intake capacity


Teaching Scheme


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

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To secure admission for the Ph.D. program at Sigma University, Vadodara through the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) in the state of Gujarat, please follow the given process:

ACPC Registration: Visit the official website of ACPC ( and register yourself as a candidate. Fill in the required details accurately and submit the registration form.

Choice Filling: After successful registration, you will be provided with login credentials. Log in to the ACPC portal and fill in your preferred choices of diploma courses and colleges, with Sigma University as your desired institution.

Document Verification: Once the choice-filling period is over, ACPC will announce a schedule for document verification. Visit the designated help centers with the necessary documents, including your educational certificates, ID proof, and category certificate (if applicable).

Merit List and Seat Allotment: ACPC will release a merit list based on your choices and the availability of seats. If you are selected, you will be allotted a seat at Sigma University, or any other preferred institute based on your rank and availability.

Fee Payment and Confirmation: Upon seat allotment, you need to pay the requisite admission fee to confirm your seat at Sigma University. Follow the instructions provided by ACPC for fee payment and complete the process within the specified time frame.

Reporting to the Institute: After fee payment, report to Sigma University as per the schedule provided by ACPC. Carry all the necessary documents, including the admission fee receipt, for verification and completing the admission formalities.

It is important to note that the admission process may vary slightly from year to year. Therefore, it is advisable to regularly check the official ACPC website and Sigma University’s admission portal for updates and specific instructions related to the current admission cycle.

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