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Career in Microbiology Course in India: Admission, Course, College, Jobs, Scope and Salary

Career in Microbiology in India: Microbiology deals with the Biology of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi, and protozoa. You might have heard about the exciting researchers and opportunities in the Microbiology field but may not have pictured yourself as a microbiologist.

This article will give you a glimpse of this and help you decide whether a career in Microbiology is a better profession for you. Read depth info on different Microbiology Courses offered by different colleges in India and various Microbiology Jobs available after pursuing the course.

Before you choose to have a career in Microbiology, it is advised that you should travel through the roads of Microbiology to understand some basic concepts about what it is and what its scopes are. Keep reading this article to find the answer to all such questions.

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Course NameBachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Microbiology
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Microbiology
Certificate Courses in Microbiology
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology
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1. What is Microbiology
2. Various Microbiology Courses in India
3. Eligibility Criteria
4. Top Microbiology Colleges in India
5. Job Opportunities for Microbiology Course
6. Roles of a Microbiologist
7. Skills of a Microbiologist
8. Average Salary
9. Top Recruiting Companies
10. Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microbiology?

Microbiology is a branch of biology that studies the functioning and ecology of microorganisms at the cellular and molecular levels. A person who practices Microbiology is known as a Microbiologist. The root cause of most diseases is micro-organisms; researching these organisms will help us solve various problems that may even concern our environment and climate.

Pursuing a degree in Microbiology will help one to understand the importance of microbes in our life and how helpful they are in various processes concerning the human body and the atmosphere. A microbiologist can ensure the safety of food and prevent diseases and infections.

Various Microbiology Courses in India

To work as a Microbiologist or to make a career in Microbiology, one can earn a degree in following Microbiology courses.

Course NameDuration
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Microbiology3 Years
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Microbiology2 Years
Certificate Courses in Microbiologya few months to one year
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Microbiology 1 Year
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology3 Years

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for microbiology courses.

Qualification10+2 with a Science stream in biology or biotechnology.
Qualifying MarksCandidates must score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

Top Microbiology Colleges in India

Some of the best Microbiology colleges in India offering Microbiology courses are as follows:-

College NamePlace
Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi
Sardar Patel UniversityGujarat
Rajendra Agricultural UniversityNadia
Narendra Dev University of AgricultureFaizabad
Devi Ahilya VishwavidyalayaIndore
University of LucknowLucknow
Manipur UniversityManipur
Sri Venkateswara UniversityAnantapur

Job Opportunities for Microbiology Course

A skilled Microbiologist can work in diagnostic laboratories in private or government hospitals. The career of a Microbiologist is more research-oriented; hence, one can easily find a temporary job. Since Microbiology has some connections with most other departments, it can work under the climate, food, pathology, and healthcare departments.

Various other industries, such as agricultural, pharmaceuticals, environmental, biotechnology etc., offer multiple job opportunities for Microbiologists every year.

Job Profile

BiotechnologistFood Technologist
Clinical and Laboratory TechnologistsBiomedical Scientist
NanotechnologistBiomedical Scientist
PharmacologistClinical Research Associate

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Roles of a Microbiologist

Some important duties of a Microbiologist are listed below:

  • Studying the basic concept of different microorganisms thoroughly
  • Examining microorganisms and identifying details such as which category does it belong
  • Conducting field studies
  • Participating in coworker’s meetings, group discussions, paper presentations, conferences etc
  • Managing laboratory works
  • Record observations
  • Collecting samples from different types of environments
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment

Skills of a Microbiologist

  • Patience.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Decisiveness.
  • Independence.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Numerical skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Teamworking skills.

Average Salary

If you work with the government or private organizations, you will get a good salary, perks & other benefits. Salary will also depend on the organization, sector, job profile, location, etc. Experience matters a lot in this field. Work experience helps you to allow finding out a particular job which is suited to you. In this field higher salary package is offered to experienced microbiologists.

  • In India, the average salary of a Microbiologist is between 2 to 3 lakhs per year.
  • An experienced Microbiologist with a master’s or PhD degree can get a very good salary package in both sectors.

Top Recruiting Companies

The following are the top recruiting companies for neurology courses:

PfizerWize Enterprise
Lakshmi Life Sciences Ltd.PI Industries Limited
BioreserveKrauter Healthcare Limited
AurobindoMascot International
Cipla Inc.Cisco System

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which field is best for science students with Biology (PCB)?

Below are mentioned Available Courses after 12th Science.
>BNYS–Naturopathy & Yogic Science.
>BSMS – Siddha Medicine & Sciences.
>Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (BVSc. AH)

What are some of the best career options for a Science student?

Check out our list of the top 7 highest paying science careers for inspiration to guide your science career journey.
1. Geoscientists
2. Atmospheric Scientists
3. Biochemists and biophysicists
4. Medical Scientists
5. Hydrologist
6. Materials Scientist
7. Chemist
8. Nuclear Technicians

Is microbiology a good career?

Yes, it is a good career option. But there will be no shortcut for you as you have to invest about 10–12 years if you would like to be successful in this field. BSc Microbiology studies the micro-organisms that affect human, animal and plant health.

Is BSc microbiology easy?  

Microbiology is about germs, and the class is like general biology, much easier compared to the human anatomy and physiology sequence. It’s an easy class.

Is maths needed for Microbiology?  

Maths is not necessary for microbiology. You pursue graduation in microbiology with Biology itself. It is a course mainly for 12th PCB students. You can get admission to it without maths in class 12th.

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