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Master of Philosophy or M. Phil. in Microbiology is a postgraduate course which introduces students to the advanced fundamentals of small microorganisms. It is a 1 year course and is divided in 2 semesters.

The basic eligibility for admission to the course is a Masters degree in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, and mathematics support the major.

The average tuition fee for M. Phil in Microbiology in government funded university ranges from 9000 INR to 13,000 INR for 1 year. While in private institutions, the fee may be as high as 50,000INR.

M. Phil graduates can be employed in various public and private sector organizations. Some of the job profiles which are suitable for a M. Phil in Microbiology graduate are Quality Control- Microbiology, Clinical Researcher, Assistant Professor, Demonstrator, Microbiologist etc. The initial salary in the above mentioned positions varies from 15,000 INR to 25,000 INR per month.

What is M. Phil in Microbiology about?

M. Phil. in Microbiology is a research degree program which enable students to study a specific research project in the subjects of bacterial polysaccharides, attachment of pathogens and biofilm formation.

The M. Phil degree in Microbiology can help students stand alone and have an edge over other professionals in the field as it helps them develop them the scientific skills needed to work in the industry.

Who should opt for M. Phil. in Microbiology?

M. Phil. in Microbiology is offered to postgraduate students with an inclination towards Biology. This course is apt for students who ought to have the characteristics of identifying, organizing and conveying data; taking a shot at your own and also can work in a team.

Recognizes the points of view and opinions of all individuals from the group are most suitable for it. The candidate who can utilize scientific and critical thinking abilities, imparting data, time administration and sorting out your workload are advantage.

Top Colleges for M.Phil (Microbiology)

  • M.Phil (Microbiology) in Tamil Nadu
  • M.Phil (Microbiology) in Uttar Pradesh
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Science in Delhi-NCR
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Science in Maharashtra
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Science in Chennai
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Science in Uttar Pradesh


The duration of the M. Phil program is of 1 year comprising of 2 semesters. For the candidate's course - I, course - II, course - III, will be secured in the principal semester and course - IV and dissertation will be secured in the second semester.

Academic Options after M. Phil. in Microbiology

After M. Phil. in Microbiology, a student can opt for PhD program available in India. A natural progression for M. Phil. in Microbiology student is PhD in Microbiology which is available at universities the likes of Krishna institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University and University of Bombay. Other options in the field of biology include PhD in Immunology, (virology), Microbial genetics and molecular biology, Medical microbiology, Veterinary microbiology, Industrial microbiology.

Where to study M. Phil. in Microbiology?

M. Phil. in Microbiology is available in many Science Colleges in India. Some of the top institutes for M.Phil. in Microbiology from across the country are listed below:

Name of Institute


Bharathidasan University

Tamil Nadu

Thiruvalluvar University

Tamil Nadu

Madras University

Tamil Nadu

Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management

Andhra Pradesh

Periyar University

Tamil Nadu

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University


Annamalai University

Tamil Nadu

Lovely Professional University


Mother Teresa Women's University

Tamil Naduv

Eligibility Of the M.Phil (Microbiology)

An applicant, who has completed Master's Degree (through Full-time/Distance Education mode/Open University System) with not less than 55% of scores or 5.51 in 10.00 GPA under CBCS in Microbiology or other interdisciplinary subject(Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Animal Sciences, Bio Chemistry, Biotechnology and M.Sc., Life Sciences. 

How to Get Admission in M.Phil (Microbiology)

Admission to M. Phil. in Microbiology to a majority of colleges in India is entrance-based. A few universities Madras University, Bharathidasan University and Delhi University conduct an entrance test for admission to the program.

The forms for entrance examinations are available in the months of April and May and the exam is ideally conducted in the month of July. The entrance test is of 2-3 hours duration and is of 100 marks. The topics of entrance exam includes questions from post graduate degree of the subject concerned.

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