Microbiology is the study of micro-organisms, these are those organisms which can’t be seen with the naked eyes of a human being.
Microbiology has generated a lot of buzz from the past few years leading to a rush in the number of students who are looking to pursue this field as a career.
Who are Microbiologists?
A person who specializes in this field is called as Microbiologists.
Microbiologists are the scientists, those study organisms & infectious agents which cannot be seen with the unprotected eye.
They study the interactions of microorganisms with other organisms & humans, which exist & affect our lives.
Microbiologists can make careers in research and non-research fields.
This fields is huge because of the involvement of microbiology in various fields such as Pharmacy, Medicine, clinical research, agriculture, dairy industry, water industry, nanotechnology & chemical technology.
- Research Assistant
- Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists
- Quality Assurance Technologists
- Sales or Technical Representative
- Food Technologist
You can take admission in bachelor courses after passing your 12th class with PCB ( physics, chemistry, biology) subjects.
Some colleges consider 50% marks in PCB subjects.
Courses & Duration:
There are many bachelors, masters and Ph.D. courses are available to pursue in this field.
Students can start the courses from bachelor level to doctoral courses.
Below is the list of courses that one can pursue in the field of microbiology. The duration of these courses is three years.
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Microbiology, Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Food Technology, Clinical Microbiology.
The master courses in this field are of two years:
- Master of Science in Microbio, Applied Microbio, Medical Microbio, Microbial Genetics, and Bioinformatics.
Best colleges to pursue Microbiology are:
- Amity University.
- Bharath University, Chennai.
- Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya.
- Jiwaji University, Faculty of Sciences & Faculty of Life Sciences.
- Christian Medical College, Vellore.