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M.Sc. Applied Microbiologyis a 2 year post graduate microbiology course. The basic eligibility criteria for this course is that the candidate must possess B.Sc. (Hons)/B.Sc. with 10+2+3 pattern with two of the subjects in its syllabus like Botany, Zoology, Biotech, Microbial, Chemistry, Industrial Microbial, Lif Sci, Environmental Sci. with at least 50% marks in concerned degree.

Some of the institutions that provide M.Sc. Applied Microbiology are:

  • Patna university, Patna
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut
  • Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore
  • VIT College, Vellore

The average course fee charged for this course is between INR 90,000 – 4lac for the span of 2 years.

Admission process of this course is carried out based on the candidate’s performance in their exams. Some institutes may include their entrance exam score.This course is a branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms. This course requires the candidates to be well versed in the skills like scientific and analytical temper. Also interest in research observant attitude and determination.

The candidates are open for the job openings in employment areas like Hospitals in Pathology, cytology Lab, Food Industries, Beverages Industry, etc. also there are more job types available in such sectors.

Top Colleges for Master of Science [M.Sc] (Applied Microbiology)

  • Master of Science [M.Sc] (Applied Microbiology) in Tamil Nadu
  • M.Sc in Delhi-NCR
  • M.Sc in Maharashtra
  • M.Sc in Chennai
  • M.Sc in Uttar Pradesh
  • M.Sc in Telangana

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology: Highlights Table

Course LevelPost graduate
Duration of the Course2 years
Examination TypeSemester
EligibilityB.Sc. (Hons)/B.Sc.
Admission ProcessEntrance exam based (May also look at graduation percentage) / Merit Based
Course FeeBetween INR 2 to 5 lac
Average Starting SalaryINR 15,000 to 3 lac
Top Recruiting Companies Hospitals in Pathology, cytology Lab, Food Industries, Beverages Industry, etc.
Job PositionsLecturer, professor, lab technician, manager, etc.

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology: What is it about?

This course is all about the micro organisms and their behavior in different environments and their cause and effect to other living organisms. This course includes food & diary microbiology, recombinant DNA technology, environmental biology, microbial, biotechnology, agriculture microbiology, microbial physiology, and fermentation technology. This program focus on advanced study in micro biology, molecular biology, food science, etc. this course also include variety of research fields.

This course is beneficial for the aspiring researchers in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. This course increases the depth knowledge in microbial physiology that is how those micro organisms and their reactions, cause and effect in various other living things and organisms and also in varied environments.

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology: Top Institutions Table

Name of the InstituteLocationAverage Course Fee (in INR)
Lovely Professional UniversityDelhi1.78 lac
Amity UniversityLucknow2.26 lac
Amity University, JaipurJaipur2 lac
Lovely Professional UniversityJalandhar2.18 lac
Maharishi Markandeshwar University, MullanaAmbala78 k
Amity UniversityNoida2.4 lac
SRM Institute of Science and TechnologyKattankulathur, Chenna3 lac
Chandigarh UniversityChandigarh1.60 lac
Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityGaneshkhind, Pune2 lac
Panjab UniversityChandigarh3 lac
Chaudhary Charan Singh UniversityMeerut90 k
VIT University, VelloreVellore90 k
Gujarat UniversityNavrangpura, Ahmedabad3 lac
SGT UniversityGurgaon4.5 lac
Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtak20.7 k
Integral UniversityLucknow80 k
St. Joseph's CollegeLalbagh Rd., Bangalore1.30 lac
Andhra UniversityVisakhapatnam85 k
SASTRA UniversityThanjavur64 k
Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole UniversityJaipur90 k

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology: Eligibility

The candidates who have completed their B.Sc. (Hons.)/B.Sc with science as their major discipline with at last minimum aggregate marks obtained in their exams are eligible for this course. Some institutions consider the score in the entrance tests based on the subjects covered and may consider that scores also.

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology: Admission Process

Admission process is carried over by considering the merit score of the student in their exams and some institutes conduct entrance exams and there would be personal interview carried by the institute that various or depends up on the institutes.

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology: Syllabus and Course Description Table

Subjects of Study
General Microbiology and Microbial Diversity
Food, Agriculture and Environmental Microbiology
Immuno – Technology
Bio – Fertilizer Technology
Medical Microbiology
Microbial Physiology and bio – molecules
Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Human Rights
Hematology and clinical techniques
Microbial techniques and molecular biology
Microbial gene technology
Industrial bio technology
Biological techniques
Elective IV
Herbal technology
Research technology

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology: Career Prospects

On successful completion of this course the candidates are capable to work in the employment areas like Hospitals in Pathology, cytology Lab, Food Industries, Beverages Industry, etc. Also there are different career opportunities job types like Lecturer, professor, lab technician, manager, etc.

There are also way for higher studies like M.Phil. and Ph.D. in same field that may help them to exceed in the career and the same field.

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary (in INR)
ProfessorThe one who is capable of teaching all the applied microbiology in a deeper manner5 to 6 Lacs
ResearcherThe one who takes up an individual issue and make up with an solution for that5 to 6 Lacs
Lab technicianLab technician handle all the micro biological instruments and maintain them6 to 7 Lacs
Microbial ManagerWho is well versed in all the techniques involved in the micro organisms6 to 7 Lacs
Associate researcherThis job position is more or less similar to the researcher but will be working under the researcher4 to 5 Lacs

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