B.Sc. Microbiology

Microbiology is a branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effect on humans. Those who are specialists in microbiology are known as microbiologists. Microbiologists work in almost every industry like food, agriculture and pollution control, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health. They also work in government agencies and labs, such as the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, water treatment facilities, and hospitals. Since this field has many opportunities, it is chosen by many aspiring youths.

B.Sc. in Biology


Course Eligibility Duration
Under Graduate Class 10 + 2 (PCB/PCM ) 3 years
Post Graduate B.Sc. in Microbiology 2 years
Ph.D. / Doctorate (Microbiology) Post-Graduation in Microbiology 3 years

Entrance Exam    

Graduate Exam:

Universities and colleges either carry out their own Entrance Test to select eligible candidates or admission is made on the basis of 10+2 marks.

Some colleges take admission on the basis of a national level, Institute level or a state level entrance exam.

  • CG PAT


  • OUAT

  • GSAT


  • NEST


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from INR Twenty thousand to Fifty thousand per year; excluding lodging/boarding expenses.

Skills Required   

  • Attention to detail

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Excellent analytical ability

  • High observation skills

Career Options   

Following job profiles are offered to graduates and post graduates in Microbiology:

  • Research Assistant:Research assistants provide support to professionals who are conducting experiments or gathering and analyzing information and data. Common employers include medical research centers, think tanks, consulting firms, public interest groups, colleges, polling organizations, and market research firms. Duties will vary greatly based on the type of research setting in which they work.

  • Quality assurance (QA): Technicians ensure company and customer quality standards are being met. The work under the supervision of the quality assurance manager where they conduct quality tests, perform inspection checks, calibrate equipment, and communicate test results.

  • Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists: Journal of Food & Industrial Microbiology deals with the production of microbial biomass or microbial products by a process called fermentation . ... It even deals with the study about the microorganisms that cause the spoilage of food and Probiotics is one of the most important aspects of food science

  • Technical Representative: Technical support representatives answer incoming phone calls and troubleshoot customer tech problems with computer software and hardware. Technical support representatives work in team environments and primarily report to the technical department supervisor or shift manager.

Undergraduate course (B.Sc)   

  • Applied Microbiology

  • Clinical Microbiology

  • Industrial Microbiology

  • Microbiology

  • Food Technology

Postgraduate Courses (M.Sc)   

  • Microbiology

  • Applied Microbiology

  • Medical Microbiology

  • Microbiology

  • Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A qualified microbiologist can get employment opportunities in following areas:

  • Laboratories

  • Private Hospitals

  • Research Organizations

  • Universities

  • Pharmaceutical Industries

  • Food Industry

  • Beverage Industry

  • Environmental Agencies

  • Agriculture Department

  • Development Laboratories

  • Herbal Products Companies

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.