BSc Microbiology (Bachelor of Science in Microbiology)

(Affiliated to Gauhati University and Approved by Department of Higher Education, Government of Assam)

Duration - Three years

About the Course:

Microbiology has emerged as the key biological science in which microorganisms rovide as the model used in molecular biology for research. This research at Molecular level has provided and continues to provide the answers to numerous fundamental questions in genetics, metabolism, cell forms & functions. There is a growing recognition of the potential of microorganisms in many applied areas. This course is designed for the students interested in taking their career to the next level in microbiology, biotechnology, paramedical, pharmaceutical, sectors. Medical Microbiology, Microbial Diversity, Bioinformatics and Genomics, Immunology, Environmental Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology, DNA Technology, Epidemiology, Food Microbiology are few subjects included in this course. 

Teaching and Assessment:

This course uses a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, staffed laboratory sessions, supervised project work and self-directed study. Assessment is also varied, depending on the subject, but is typically by examination, and individual and group course work.

Career Progression:

This program provides opportunities for many areas such as medical, agriculture, food and beverage industries, agrochemicals, environmental, pharmaceutical industries, dairy industries fertilizer industries, medical sectors.

Career Prospects

The field of Microbiology is one of the most important fields in the field of life science. It covers many branches such as Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology and Parasitology, medical microbiologists identify the agents of infectious diseases and devise ways to combat them. Public health microbiologists try and control the spread of diseases by monitoring water and food supplies.Agricultural microbiology is focused on the health of crops, increasing yield and soil fertility. Microbial ecologists study the habitats of microorganisms to determine their contribution to the chemical cycles in soil and water; they also study the effects of pollution on the same, and develop methods to use microorganisms to combat pollution. Food and dairy microbiology prevents microbial spoilage of consumables, fights food borne transmission of diseases, and also makes food like cheese, yoghurt and wine. Microbiologists are involved in the production as well as marketing and research. There are lots of opportunities with government and corporate sectors.

Microbiology has tremendous scope and a very bright future. Students who are pursuing their career as Microbiologists, golden opportunities await them. Some of the best scientific research jobs are available in the field of Microbiology Today the innovation in science is spreading its arms like the way the universe has been spreading since the big bang. A few hundred years ago, man imagined flying in the sky and today it is happening.One such branch of science is microbiology which has made many imaginations a reality. The innovations in this field has given the ability to human beings to see tiny invisible organisms of unbelievable size less than 0.2 micron or even less and to study every detail of theirs .Today microbiologists are required in top organizations like NASA for identification of any life form for their various missions like the recent Mars curiosity mission and many more. The scope is immense; just what is needed is right application of knowledge. With such a scope in microbiology, what today's students, professionals need is just achange of their mindsets , a change in their imagination , a thinking beyond circle, rest as mentioned earlier, knowledge and technology will take care to make them successful. Job is a way to apply knowledge but innovation and imagination are ways to destination. Einstein has rightly said, “Imagination is more powerful than knowledge”.

Scope of Microbiology

Medical, Dairy Industry, Pharmaceutical, Industrial,  Clinical Test,  Microbial Research, Water Industry,  Agriculture,  Nano-technology,  Chemical Industry.


Dr. Debashree Talukdar

HOD, Dept. of Bioscience

Mr. Dream Kumar Das

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mrs. Debaleena Kashyap

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mr. Ashok Sarma

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mr. Bhrigu Bhuyan

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mrs. Rupalim Kausik

Asst. Professor Dept. of Bioscience

Dr. Indukalpa Das

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Upasana Goswami

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Bishwapriya Chutia

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mr. Rupjyoti Ray

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience


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