Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology since its inception is deeply committed to provide quality education with equal emphasis on holistic theoretical and practical learning for students ensures them the in depth understanding of forefront of microbiology.The Department housesadvance instruments likeELISA Reader, PCR-thermocycler, cooling ultracentrifuges, LAF station, BOD Incubator, Spectrophotometer, UV transilluminator and fluorescence microscope etc.The mandates of the department are to shape microbiologists of excellent caliber with good technical and research skills with essential industrial visits and certified trainings to improve their employability in academia as well as industries. Modern Microbiology is the hub of the ‘Cutting Edge’ sciencesthat encompasses vast areas such as Medical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical and Industrial Microbiology, Agricultural and environmental Microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Biosafety, Bioethics, IPR and Computational Biology. These are the most rapidly developing arenas and will offer highly qualified manpower to industry and academia in the country.For this exact reason, Microbiology is a buzzword.The department aims to place students in good positions in the marketplace, therefore attracts a large number of students looking at the vast scope of the subject. The graduates from this department are already employed in various National/International academic, research and industrial organizations. Considering modern microbiological approaches and applications, the curriculum is designed to enlighten the students in basics of Microbiology to advancements.

Course offered : Master of Science (M.Sc.) Microbiology
Eligibility : 10+2+3 with 55% from any recognized University in Science Stream (Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry)
Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)
Affiliating Body: University of Rajasthan

Nomenclature of the Course:
I Semester: General microbiology, Microbial techniquesand Bioinstrumentation, Microbial Biochemistry and Physiology, Food and dairy microbiology, Lab 1-Based on Papers 1 & 2, Lab 2-Based on Papers 3 & 4.
II Semester: Bacteriology and Extremophiles, Microbial genetics and Molecular biology, Microbial Ecology, Medical Microbiology, Lab 1- Based on Papers 1 & 2, Lab 2- Based on Papers 3 & 4.
III Semester: Virology, Environmental and Agricultural Microbiology, Elective I (Genetic Engineering/Pharmaceutical Microbiology/Biostatistics and computer application), Elective II (Fungal Biotechnology and Bio prospecting/Research Methodology/Dissertation and Industrial training),Lab 1- Based on Papers 1 & 2, Lab 2-Based on Papers 3 & 4.
IV Semester: Immunology and Immunotechniques, Industrial Microbiology, Elective I (Genomics and Proteomics/Clinical and Diagnostic Microbiology/Bioinformatics), Elective II (Bioprocess Engineering and Technology/Bioethics,Biosafety and IPR/Dissertation and Industrial training) Note: The course will commence only with minimum strength of twenty students.