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MSC. MICROBIOLOGY

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MSc. Microbiology

PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION

This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

MSc Microbiology program at Garden City University is meticulously designed to provide an advanced specialised programme of learning & studying the process of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, biological metabolisms, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and many other allied subjects. The programme taught at Garden City University, Bangalore initiates the sprouting of the knowledge radical of the students and also enhances their research bent of mind. The spectrum of practical activities conducted during the taught & research program are impeccable. (Click to know the fee structure)

The programme focuses on understanding the application of biological components in our day to day life, the pathogenic mechanisms that lead to disease, all of which are essential for developing diagnostics and treatments. 

The programme enhances the skills of students to pursue their research in the key areas where renowned research laboratories across the globe are willing to recruit researchers to excel in their career options.


Key Benefit

  • Bangalore is the hub for several renowned research laboratories in the field of Sciences & India is developing into a large basket for medical research, healthcare, education & entrepreneurs which can act as fuel for the students to pursue their tertiary education.
  • The mode of teaching is delivered by renowned scientists, academicians and experts in the research areas of the curriculum, who in turn are adapting modern teaching aids to conduct theory & practical sessions at our University premises.
  • Tracking down the legacy, Garden City Group of Institutions is ranked by many ranking agencies as one of the best institution in India for post graduate employment according to statistics.
  • Contemporary cutting-edge approach based on our history of pioneering research & development activities.
  • The student gets an opportunity to customize their credits through Practical Exposure Quotient (PEQ TM ) which will depend on flexible credits curriculum system.
  • We have tie up with several organizations to enrich the curriculum to meet the demands of the industry.

GCU employs the “ARM” pedagogy method which fuels ambition in the student, provides ample resources to excel and continuous mentoring for the students to achieve their goal.

The MSc Microbiology programme provides an in depth knowledge to the mechanisms that underlie the function of the biological components, its relationship with other life science subjects such as General Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Medical, Agricultural, Industrial, Food, Dairy Microbiology; Immunology, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Aero or Space Microbiology etc.

This programme is tailored made to make it a part of the entourage of ‘Common Fresher’s Programme’ which is designed keeping in mind the holistic growth of the students within the School of Sciences.

The two years full time programme comprises of a vivid range of subjects which includes Bacteriology and Virology, Eukaryotic Microbiology, Microbial Physiology, Microbial techniques & amp; Bioinstrumentation, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Microbial Genetics & Molecular Biology, Immunology, Environmental Microbiology, Nanotechnology/ Research Methodology, Medical Microbiology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Food & Dairy Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Minor Project, Agricultural Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology and Major Project.


Course structure

Semester I

  • Bacteriology and Virology
  • Eukaryotic Microbiology
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Microbial techniques & Bioinstrumentation
  • Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

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Semester II

  • Microbial Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Nanotechnology/ Research Methodology

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Semester III

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Food & Dairy Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Minor Project

Semester IV

  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Major Project


After the successful completion of first academic year a student is eligible to transfer to the next academic year pertaining to the specificity of the programme. The student will experience more flexibility in terms of achieving the credits from the second semester as the academic session will retain a core paper of study from the given basket of modules that covers fundamental subjects in Microbiology. During third semester the student will also get accustomed with minor project based on the student interest & in the fourth semester with major project in industry collaborative programmes.

In the final semester the student will get an insight on the modules based on the experience of the faculty members in conducting research. The student will get the benefit from the wide range of expertise at GCU in microbiology and life sciences.

The teaching process followed in this programme takes place through different modes, viz, lecture sessions, seminars, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, projects, visit to renowned research laboratories. The rest of the time in class hour will be utilised on self-study, which will include research and writing assignments. The students will be assessed through a system which will be based on coursework, examinations and practical observation.


Programme Prospects

MSc Microbiology is a course where a lot of research is carried out. Government, multinational and private research organizations are offering good lucrative job opportunities in this field of study. Central government sector offers vacancies for post graduates in the research institutes run by central government. These graduates can apply for Scientist, Research Assistant, Technical Assistant, Field Assistant or Project Assistant posts in these institutes. Several institutes pan India offers Microbiologist job for these graduates. Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Exam for recruiting graduates to various departments in the government. There are many laboratories working under the supervision of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). MSc Microbiology graduates can apply for various posts available for them in these laboratories. There are also vacancies available for these graduates in quality control and quality assurance departments of various industries require Microbiologists for their day to day affair. Candidates who want to work in the teaching field after MSc Microbiology can apply to various colleges or universities.

Regular recruiters on our campus include:

Biocon, Syngene, LifeCell, Cryoviva, HCG, Indigene, Anand Diagnostics.



Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

DOMESTIC FEE STRUCTURE - 2020
Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
MSc Microbiology 2 years 25000 80000

INTERNATIONAL / NRI FEE STRUCTURE
1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 1167
HOSTEL CHARGES - 2020
CAMPUS A & B
(Girls)
VENUS A
(Girls)
VENUS B
(Girls)
RAINBOW
(Boys)
GALAXY
(Boys)
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : Two years

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements :

  • B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science Subject securing at least 50% marks in aggregate of all optional subjects are eligible. B.Sc. graduates in Biotechnology and B.Sc.(Hons.) graduates in Biotechnology / Biology / Botany / Microbiology / Zoology are also eligible provided they have secured 50% marks in the aggregate of all the optional subjects.
  • In the absence of candidates in (a), Graduates in Agricultural Science, Dairy Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Engineering (Biotechnology), Medicine / Dental or Agricultural Engineering, with 50% marks in the aggregate are eligible.
  • Fee structure 2021

    DOMESTIC FEE STRUCTURE
    1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
    25000 80000
    INTERNATIONAL / NRI FEE STRUCTURE
    1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
    $ 500 $ 1167

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    Entry Requirements

    1. B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science Subject securing at least 50% marks in aggregate of all optional subjects are eligible. B.Sc. graduates in Biotechnology and B.Sc.(Hons.) graduates in Biotechnology / Biology / Botany / Microbiology / Zoology are also eligible provided they have secured 50% marks in the aggregate of all the optional subjects.
    2. In the absence of candidates in (a), Graduates in Agricultural Science, Dairy Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Engineering (Biotechnology), Medicine / Dental or Agricultural Engineering, with 50% marks in the aggregate are eligible.

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