B.Sc. in Microbiology is a 3-year program that primarily focuses on the information related to different microbes like bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoans. Under this program, the student learns about microbes' growth development and structure. The programme also gives an insight into the effects of the environment on such microbes and vice versa. A degree program in the area of Microbiology will cover the following topics:
- Biochemistry of microbes
- Molecular biology
- Microbial physiology
- Food microbiology
- Microbial engineering techniques
The students pursuing this degree are also given enough practical exposure in the laboratories. They also learn about the industrial processes and the uses of these microbial organisms and their products.
Scope of B.Sc. in Microbiology
The microbial world is vast, and although a lot is known about it, it is believed that there are still millions of such microbial organisms and their products that can be used for a human benefit that are yet to be discovered. This is why microbiology has a lot of potential, as it is still growing and very vast at the same time.
Career options for B.Sc. in Microbiology
There are a plethora of job options that a student of B.Sc. in microbiology can choose to work in. From the food industry to pathological Labs, microbiology is applied everywhere, so microbiologists are needed everywhere. Research is the most sought-after area regarding microbiology, as developing new compounds daily for human use is a dire necessity. They can also work in different sectors, such as the food processing and healthcare industries, apart from becoming microbiological journalists. Here are some other career options for a student in B.Sc in microbiology:
- Cell biologist
Programme offered at
- GITAM School of Science,Visakhapatnam Campus
Duration of the programme
- 3 Years
- A pass with minimum of 50% aggregate marks or second division in group (Optional Subjects) in Intermediate/10+2 examination from recognized State Boards/CBSE/ICSE or equivalent.
- Intermediate/10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology or equivalent D.Pharmacy / Vocational Programme with Fisheries / Sericulture / Dairying