M.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY

Application status
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Open

Duration
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2 years

Study mode
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Full-time

Entry Requirements
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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 (1), 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.

Overview

MSc. Microbiology

The MSc in Microbiology programme at GCU offers an advanced learning opportunity for students to understand the biological and chemical components of life. Throughout the duration of this course, the candidates are challenged at various levels to understand pathogenic mechanisms and utilize their learnings and skills, to bring innovations in diagnostics and treatments.

Not only does the specifically designed curriculum build the student’s theoretical knowledge, but it also encourages research and the development of practical skills. Microbiologists are revered as scientists and researchers who often play a pivotal role in helping understand infectious and chronic diseases by studying various microorganisms. They also play important roles in diagnostics, biosafety, and food technology.

With a course structure that includes subjects like Bacteriology, Virology, Biological metabolisms, Immunology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and many other allied subjects, the graduates are prepared for a successful career in clinical sciences, academics, and industrial research upon completion of the MSc programme in Microbiology from the GCU. As microbiologists, they can impact society positively, by addressing some pressing challenges, such as manufacturing biofuels, designing life-saving medical interventions, improving the way foods and drinks are processed, and providing solutions to combat pollution.

Key Benefits

  • 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.
  • At Garden City University we provide proficient recruitment consultancy and promote international collaborations for student development programmes.
  • 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.

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 (1), 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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Fee structure for the Academic year 2022-23

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes

MSc Microbiology

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

INR 25,000

3 Subsequent Instalments

INR 80,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes

MSc Microbiology

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

$ 500

3 Subsequent Instalments

$ 1167

OTHER FEES

CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)

EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER

UG Programs: Rs.1550/-, PG Programs: Rs.2250/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.1850/-, Practical Examination + Viva Voce Charges (wherever applicable): Rs.750/-

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Major Project

Programme Prospects are as follows

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.

Career Path

Regular recruiters on our campus include

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

List of companies where UG & PG Dept Life Of Science students of GCU got placement opportunities:

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Students Speak

Why I Chose GCU

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Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to PhD. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, the emphasis is on practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work in the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.

The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
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Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
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