Career Prospects

Microbiology overlaps with many other degree areas of biology, such as genetics, molecular biology, and immunology. Microbiology-related careers are, therefore, found in a diverse range of employment sectors and typical employers include:
  •  Healthcare organisations
  • Environmental organisations
  • Industry – food and drink, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, water and biotechnology companies
  • Forensic science laboratories
  • Publicly funded research organisations
  • Higher education institutions

About the Course:

Microbiology is a broad science encompassing the study of bacteria, algae, protozoa, fungi, and viruses in terms of their ecology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, and role in disease processes. Of particular interest is the use of microbes in industrial applications for the production of foods and natural products, such as vitamins, as well as their rapidly expanding role in biotechnology and genetic engineering studies.

Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Microbiology may allow the student to continue into more specialised and in-depth advanced study leading to the Master in Microbiology. The breadth of interests and expertise includes environmental microbiology, microbial genetics, genetic engineering, immunology and immunochemistry, medical microbiology, mycology, protozoology, virology, microbial physiology, and biochemistry. Therefore, a wide variety of research areas is available for investigation by students

Affiliations :

  • Affiliated to Bangalore University
  • Recognized by Government of Karnataka

Cognate Subjects :

Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology

Duration :

3 years (6 semesters)

Highlights :

BSc in Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology facilitates the student to understand the fundamental concepts of Microorganisms, biochemical aspects and cutting edge aspects of Biotechnology.

Eligibility :

Pass in PUC/12th Std./10+2 or its equivalent with at least Biology & Chemistry as optional subjects.


  • Basic Microbiology & Controls of Micro-Organism
  • Cell biology and genetics
  • Indian Language
  • English
  • Biochemistry-I
  • Foundation Course CC & EC
  • Microbial Taxonomy & Culture Techniques
  • Indian Language
  • English
  • Biochemistry-II
  • General Microbiology & Biostatistics
  • Foundation Course CC & EC
  • Microbial Physiology & Microbial Genetics
  • English
  • Indian Language
  • Biochemistry-III
  • Biological chemistry
  • Foundation Course CC & EC
  • Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA technology
  • Indian Language
  • English
  • Biochemistry-IV
  • Molecular biology
  • Skill Development Course CC & EC
  • Agricultural & Environmental Microbiology
  • Food & Dairy Microbiology
  • Biochemistry-V
  • Biochemistry-VI
  • Genetic Engineering & Environmental Biotechnology
  • Immunology & Animal Biotechnology
  • Skill Development Course CC & EC
  • Immunology & Medical Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology & Microbial Technology
  • Biochemistry-VII
  • Biochemistry-VIII
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Skill Development Course CC & EC

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