BSc Microbiology

Program Overview

Microbes are vitally important to all life on Earth. As versatile organisms, they play a major role in various biochemical processes such as biodegradation, bio deterioration, climate change, food spoilage, epidemiology and biotechnology. By applying microbes in a range of controlled settings, microbiologists can harness their power for beneficial use in areas as diverse as healthcare, food production and agriculture. Microbiology research has been and continues to be, central to meeting many of the current global aspirations and challenges, such as maintaining food, water and energy security for a healthy population on a habitable earth. Microbiology research will also help to answer big questions such as ‘how diverse is life on Earth’, and ‘does life exist elsewhere in the Universe’

Programme USPs

  1. Updated & detailed syllabus to meet the demand in society for Microbiologists.
  2. Fully equipped and state of art of laboratory with DBT STAR college status.
  3. VAP, EDC, IDC & Modular courses for the enhancement of the student’s skill.
  4. Qualified , experienced faculty and excellent placement record exclusively in the food industry.
  5. Hands on training programs for students to improve entrepreneurship skills.

Programme Outcome

Microbiology is a branch of Biology that includes the study of growth characteristics and various other aspects related to the microorganism, since microorganisms provide the model used in agricultural, industrial, medical and molecular biology. There is a growing recognition of the potential of microorganisms in a range of applied areas. Microbiologists find jobs in many places like research organization, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries, Universities, Research Institutes etc.

The essential on going work of microbiologists includes making agriculture more sustainable, cleaning up pollution, manufacturing biofuels, and processing food and drink. With the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and global pandemics on the rise, microbiologists are also helping to produce the vital life-saving drugs that many people around the world rely on for their survival.

Eligibility Criteria

A pass in Higher secondary examination with Biology / Botany / Zoology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Nursing as subject or DMLT or Diploma in Pharmacy /  Pharmacology / Natural Science.


  • Certificate program in HACCP offered by NIST, Chennai.
  • UGC-CSIR, NET coaching.
  • Certificate Course in Clinical Lab Technology.
  • Advanced Certificate  in Clinical Lab Technology.
  • Modular Curriculum included with Clinical Laboratory Technology.
  • Placement based crash course on Bioprocess Technology.
  • EDC courses:
    1. Human Nutrition.
    2. Vermicomposting
    3. Mushroom cultivation.
    4. Organic Farming
    5. Plant Tissue Culture
    6. First Aid and Safety 
    7.  Herbal Technology
    8. Algal  Technology

Career Opportunities

Students from the School have career opportunities in the following companies and sectors:

  • Aavin Dairy
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kerala
  • Cytiva, Bangalore.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala
  • Milma Dairy
  • Nandhini Dairy
  • Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor
  • Accenture, Bangalore
  • Azhooba, Chennai,
  • Biocon, Bangalore
  • Biomed Solutions, Salem.
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kerala
  • Cipla Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
  • Cognizant Technologies, Bangalore.
  • DELL, Chennai.
  • EPI-Source Pvt. Ltd.
  • Focus Edumatics
  • Human Biological Institute, Ooty
  • Icon, Bangalore.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala
  • Infosys, Bangalore
  • Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd.
  • NCBS, Bangalore.
  • NIO, Goa
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
  • Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor.
  • PPTS, Coimbatore.
  • TCS, Chennai
  • Thermo Fischer Scientific, Bangalore.
  • TNQ books, Coimbatore.
  • VWR International, Coimbatore
  • Wipro Technologies, Chennai
  • Zifo R&D Solutions
  • Zifo Technologies, Chennai.


Programme Structure


  • Language –Tamil I/Malayalam I/ Hindi I/ French I/Arabic I
  • English – Communicative English-I
  • Core Course I – Cell Biology
  • Core Course II – BioChemistry
  • Core Course III: Practical I – Cell Biology, BioChemistry and Basic Microbiological techniques
  • Allied Course I – Chemistry
  • Allied Course II: Practical I – Chemistry
  • Value Education:  Ethics and Culture


  • Language – Tamil II/Malayalam II/ Hindi II/ French II/Arabic II
  • English – Communicative English- II
  • Core Course IV – Introductory Microbiology
  • Core Course V- Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Core Course VI: Practical II- Microbiology &Bioanalytical techniques
  • Allied Course II: Practical II– Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Modular- Module I – Course I – Principles of Clinical Laboratory Technology and Management


  • Language- Tamil III/Malayalam III/ Hindi III/ French III/Arabic III
  • English- Communicative English- III
  • Core Course VII – Microbiology
  • Core Course VIII: Practical III – Microbiology  Food and Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Allied  Course III – Basic Mathematics & Computer applications
  • Elective I : Food and Agro Biotechnology
  • Skill based course (SBC) I:  Bio-entrepreneurial development course 1- Mushroom cultivation technology
  • Non-Major Elective (NME) I – Basic Tamil /Women’s Rights / Advanced Tamil /Basic Hindi/ Basic Malayalam
  • Commercial Practice
  • Modular-Module I – Course II – Techniques in Clinical Laboratory Technology


  • Language – Tamil IV/Malayalam IV/ Hindi IV/ French IV/Arabic IV
  • English- Communicative English -IV
  • Core Course IX – Molecular biology
  • Core Course X:  Practical IV- Molecular biology  and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Allied Course IV: Practical III- Fundamentals of Computers, MS office and C Programming
  • Elective II : Environmental Biotechnology
  • Skill based course (SBC) II:  Bio-entrepreneurial development course 2- Bioinformatics
  • Non-Major Elective (NME) II – Basic Tamil /General Awareness/ Advanced Tamil/ Basic Hindi/Basic Malayalam
  • Interdisciplinary Course – Bioinstrumentation
  • Modular-Module II – Course I-Fundamentals of Human Physiology


  • Core Course XI- Human Physiology
  • Core Course XII – Recombinant DNA Technology – I
  • Core Course XIII – Plant Biotechnology
  • Core Course XIV– Immunology
  • Core Course XV: Practical V – Microbial Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology and Immunology
  • Elective – III : Bionanotechnology
  • Skill based course (SBC) III: Bio-Entrepreneurial development course
  • Organic farming
  • Practicum
  • Extra Disciplinary Course
  • Modular-Module II – Course II – Clinical Biochemistry


  • Core Course XVI –  Animal Biotechnology
  • Core Course XVII – Industrial Biotechnology
  • Core Course XVIII – Recombinant DNA Technology – II
  • Core Course XIX: Practical VI – Bioprocess Technology, Animal Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA Technology – II
  • Elective – IV : Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Skill based course (SBC) IV: Bio-entrepreneurial development course 4 – Medical coding and Medical transcription
  • Extension Activities-NCC/NSS/Sports/DEA
  • Modular-Module II – Course III – Clinical Microbiology

Credits & Evaluation

Student progression and knowledge gaining process were assessed by giving curricular based activities like seminars, assignments and report writing about their industrial visit, educational tour, seminars, symposium, training and workshops attended.

By conducting Internal test-I, Internal test-II and Model exam the student’s progression in their subject with prescribed syllabus was evaluated and proper credits were given to every subject they study.

The final year under graduate and post graduate students research knowledge was assessed by offering the research project work submitted along with a research report containing proper scientific data in prescribed format and also with their publications in well renowned, indexed and high impact factor containing scientific journals.

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