Overview of the Programme

M.Sc. Microbiology

Welcome to the M.Sc. Microbiology course at Garden City University (GCU), the ideal choice for your microbiology studies in Bangalore. Our comprehensive program is tailored to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the field of microbiology. Here’s why our M.Sc. Microbiology course stands out:

Our curriculum covers a wide range of key courses, ensuring a solid foundation in microbiology. From General Microbiology to Genetic Engineering and Agricultural Microbiology, you will gain expertise in various subfields. Specialized tools and techniques such as aseptic techniques, staining techniques, and microbial culturing methods will be taught, preparing you for practical hands-on learning.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Course Title

  • Fundamentals of Bacteriology & Virology
  • Fundamentals of Eukaryotic Microbiology
  • Microbial Metabolism
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Bacteriology & Virology (P)
  • Fundamentals of Eukaryotic Microbiology (P)
  • Microbial Metabolism (P)
  • Microbial Genetics (P)
  • Research Methodology
  • Microbial Genetic Engineering & Nanotechnology

Semester 2

Course Title

  • Immuno-technology & Immunodiagnostics
  • Food Microbiology & Dairy Technology
  • Microbial Genetic Engineering & Nanotechnology (Practical)
  • Immuno-technology & Immunodiagnostics (Practical)
  • Food Microbiology & Dairy Technology (Practical)
  • Microbial Systematics & Taxonomy

Semester 3

Course Title

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Advanced Microbial
  • Techniques in Agriculture
  • Microbial Bionomics
  • Fermentation Technology & Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Clinical Microbiology
    (Practical)
  • Advanced Microbial
  • Techniques in Agriculture
    (Practical)
  • Microbial Bionomics
    (Practical)
  • Fermentation Technology & Pharmaceutical Microbiology
    (Practical)
  • Microbial Tools & Techniques
  • Open Elective (Fundamentals & Applications of Microbiology)

Semester 4

Course Title

  • Dissertation (Major Project)
  • Internship

In addition to the above courses, our curriculum includes the following courses powered by Coursera and industry partners.

Semester 1

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

Bacteria and Chronic Infections
Introduction to Algae
Nanotechnology and Nanosensors, Part 2

Semester 2

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partnerx

Fundamentals of Immunology: Innate Immunity and B-Cell Function
Dairy Production and Management

Semester 3

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health
Agriculture, Economics and Nature

Programme Highlights

Pedagogy and Assessment

At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment that prepares our M.Sc. Microbiology students to be truly employment-worthy. Our pedagogy encompasses a range of dynamic approaches specifically tailored to the field of microbiology.

Our M.Sc. Microbiology degree program incorporates immersive case study assessments that challenge students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. Through these assessments, students develop critical thinking skills and learn to analyze complex microbiological problems effectively. 

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Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2024-25

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes
M.Sc. Microbiology

Course Duration
2 years

1st Installment
INR 30,000

3 Subsequent Installments
INR 80,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes
M.Sc. Microbiology

Course Duration
2 years

1st Installment
$ 500

3 Subsequent Installments
$ 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

PG Programs: Rs.3500/-

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.

Job Opportunities

Career Path

After completing an M.Sc. Microbiology degree at Garden City University (GCU), these are some of the trending career paths that you can explore:

Research Scientist: As a research scientist, you will conduct independent research and contribute to scientific advancements in microbiology. You can work in research institutions, universities, or industrial R&D labs. Some recruiting companies in India include the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).

Quality Control/Quality Assurance Manager: In this role, you will ensure the compliance of products or processes with quality standards and regulatory requirements. Companies in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries hire quality control/quality assurance managers. Some recruiting companies in India are Nestle, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, and Hindustan Unilever Limited.

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Regular recruiters on our campus include:

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for admission to Garden City University?

Apply online through this link https://admissions.gardencity.university/ or Schedule an appointment through the link below to meet with a counselor at the admissions office.
Register and verify your email to initiate the application process.
Submit your application and pay the Rs 2000/- fee.
Receive a conditional offer letter after your application is reviewed, which outlines the conditions for acceptance.
Comply with the conditions stated in the offer letter, meeting eligibility criteria, fulfil specific requirements, complete assigned tasks, and pay the first instalment fee.
Upon meeting the conditions, receive an Enrolment Letter confirming your acceptance into the program.

Are there scholarships or finance options available for students?

Garden City University is committed to supporting students in their academic pursuits through scholarships and finance options.
For information on Scholarship please visit https://www.gardencity.university/scholarship/ or speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.
Garden City University has collaborations with Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs) that offer interest-free student loans specifically for fee payments. For any assistance, please speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.

What are the co-curricular and extracurricular activities practised at GCU?

The University has a highly acclaimed and active NCC unit which organises parades and involves itself in activities at a National level. The NSS wing of the University has human care, sustainable practices, educating the downtrodden as its core activities. The NSS has adopted five villages of Bangalore in line with the vision of the Government of India’s Swachhata Abhiyan mission and being recognised among the top 65 institutions in the country making it the right candidate to be chosen for the hall of fame. The University has 35 clubs ranging from Debate to music to badminton to futsal to frisbee to chess to dance. Core teams comprising of students participate in media coverage of national and international events (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), fashion show which is a part of the fashion and apparel design school with international brands (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), entrepreneurship and management club, incubation club, research club, beekeeping club, catering club and so on. Being an Interdisciplinary studies University there is much emphasis on giving the student a rounded perspective of studies and activities of individual interest.

What is the teaching style at Garden City University?

Garden City University follows a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive sessions, group discussions, case studies, practical demonstrations, blended learning, self-directed study, and more.

Does Garden City University facilitate internships for students?

Absolutely! Garden City University has seamlessly integrated compulsory internships into its curriculum across all programs. GCU has  established collaborations with numerous industries and organizations to offer extensive internship opportunities for our students. These internships play a pivotal role in providing practical exposure, enhancing professional skills, and fostering industry connections, thus preparing students for successful careers.

Does Garden City University provide hostel facilities?

Yes, the university provides separate hostel facilities for male and female students. To know more, please visit https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/accommodation/

Overview of the Programme

M. Sc. Microbiology

Welcome to the M.Sc. Microbiology course at Garden City University (GCU), the ideal choice for your microbiology studies in Bangalore. Our comprehensive program is tailored to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the field of microbiology. Here’s why our M.Sc. Microbiology course stands out:

Our curriculum covers a wide range of key courses, ensuring a solid foundation in microbiology. From General Microbiology to Genetic Engineering and Agricultural Microbiology, you will gain expertise in various subfields. Specialized tools and techniques such as aseptic techniques, staining techniques, and microbial culturing methods will be taught, preparing you for practical hands-on learning.

We believe in the power of practical learning. Throughout your studies, you will have ample opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world settings. You will gain exposure to aseptic techniques, culturing techniques, isolation techniques, fermentation methods, and even single-cell protein production. This practical experience will make you industry-ready upon graduation.

At GCU, research-based learning is strongly encouraged. You will delve into microbial culturing methods and explore the production of industrial and pharmaceutical products. Our faculty members, who are accomplished researchers themselves, will guide and mentor you in your research endeavors, fostering a spirit of innovation and discovery.

GCU maintains accreditation and collaborations with professional associations such as Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST). Our industry tie-ups with the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) provide valuable exposure to the practical applications of microbiology in various sectors.

We understand the importance of preparing our students for the dynamic demands of the industry. Hence, our curriculum incorporates a strong skill component in every course, ensuring that you develop the practical skills and knowledge required by employers in the field of microbiology.

To provide you with valuable insights from industry experts, we regularly invite guest lecturers and industry speakers to share their experiences and expertise. This allows you to stay updated with the latest advancements in the field and gain industry perspectives.

At GCU, we foster an entrepreneurial mindset and provide opportunities for you to develop your business acumen. Our mentorship programs offer guidance and support from experienced professionals, helping you nurture your entrepreneurial aspirations.

GCU has established collaborations with renowned international universities. Through study abroad programs, you have the opportunity to gain a global perspective, experience different cultures, and broaden your horizons.

As a student of M.Sc. Microbiology at GCU, you have the option to specialize in Fermentation Technology and Food Technology. These specializations further enhance your knowledge and open doors to exciting career prospects in the food and biotechnology industries.

GCU believes in holistic development. Our vibrant campus is home to clubs like NOUVITA, IQAC & IPR CELL, which promote co-curricular activities and provide platforms for personal growth, creativity, and networking.

By choosing Garden City University for your M.Sc. Microbiology studies in Bangalore, you will be joining a community of passionate learners and dedicated faculty who are committed to your success. We invite you to explore the limitless possibilities and embark on an enriching academic journey with us.

Apply now and unlock your potential in the fascinating world of microbiology at Garden City University!

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Physio-United is the alumni startup of Garden City University. This startup focuses on connecting physiotherapist under one platform and link with the potential patients via tele-medicine concept. This startup was founded by Mr. Divaker Kumar.  GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Physio-United is given below,

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Haura is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Sciences, Department of Life Sciences. This startup focuses on providing beauty and cosmetic products focusing on aromatherapy. This startup was founded by Ms. Darathi Fatima.  GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Haura is given below,

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UAV Systems is the external startup of Garden City University. This startup focuses on manufacturing low cost commercial drones. The brand slogan of the startup is “Make drones work for India”. This startup was founded by Mr. Shivaraman. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan various aspects of startups at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by UAV System is given below,

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Woofy is the alumna startup of Garden City University. This startup focuses on providing healthy food for the pets and other pet care services. This startup was founded by Ms. Varsha. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup to secure funding after reviewing her business plan and the trial done in the market. Link of the video relating to events and activities conducted by Woofy is given below,

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Bakeluscious is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Professional Studies, Department of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology. This home-based startup focuses on crafting creative bakery and confectionary products by providing high end customization options to the customers. This startup was founded by Ms. Shivani. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Bakeluscious is given below,

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Shaahi Bawarchi is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Professional Studies, Department of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology. This startup focuses on providing authentic culinary experience to the customers visiting the restaurants. The startup also focuses on conducting customized outdoor catering events based on the special requirements of the customers. This startup was founded by Ms. Jasmeet. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Shaahi Bawarchi is given below,

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Giggle India is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Professional Studies, Department of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology. This startup focuses on providing various creative services basing the concept of Gig Economy to MSMEs to MNCs. This startup was founded by Ms. Jasneet Kaur. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Giggle India is given below,

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Soup Master is the external startup. This startup focuses on providing healthy and tasty soup options in a customized vending machines to varied business and institutional units. This startup was founded by Chef Pakadhruva. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Soup Master is given below,

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First Rate Freelance Academy is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Commerce and Management, Department of Management.  This startup focuses on training Youth to find career and second income opportunities in the Gig Economy. This startup

was founded by Mr. Mohammed Musharaf. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the video relating to event and activity conducted by First Rate Freelance Academy is given below,

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Pedagogy and Assessment

B.Com in International Accounting & Finance in Association with ACCA (UK)

At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment specifically designed for our Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) with ACCA degree course. We are committed to preparing our B.Com students to be truly employment-worthy by providing them with a dynamic and comprehensive pedagogy that integrates practical experiences, independent study, and rigorous assessments. Our pedagogy for the B.Com degree course is tailored to enhance students’ employability and practical skills. We employ immersive case study assessments that challenge B.Com students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, allowing them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities within a business context. To foster innovation and adaptability, we incorporate engaging mini projects into our B.Com curriculum. We understand the importance of independent study in nurturing expertise and passion. Through our integration of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platforms, B.Com students have the opportunity to explore their areas of interest, delve deeper into subjects of their choice, and enhance their knowledge and skills in specific domains. The pinnacle of our B.Com pedagogy is the major project, which allows students to undertake in-depth research and analysis on a subject of their choice within the commerce field. This project serves as a platform for B.Com students to showcase their expertise, research acumen, and ability to synthesize information. Complementing these enriching experiences is our mandatory six-month internship for B.Com students. This internship provides invaluable practical exposure and bridges the gap between theory and real-world application. B.Com students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in professional settings, gain industry insights, and develop the skills and networks necessary for success in their future careers.

Our assessment methods for the B.Com with ACCA degree course are diverse and comprehensive, ensuring a holistic evaluation of students’ capabilities. Internal assessment quizzes, end-semester examinations, and viva sessions for projects and internships form an integral part of our evaluation process. Additionally, B.Com students are challenged with case study solving, field surveys, and field visits, which provide practical exposure and hands-on learning opportunities. This multifaceted assessment approach ensures that B.Com students are not only well-prepared academically but also equipped with practical skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of real-world applications in the commerce field.

Career Path