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Master of Science (M.Sc)

Program code: 044
Course code : 4402
Course Commencement : June 2020

The qualification required to apply for the program is a minimum of 50% marks in the respective bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Students who are pursuing final year bachelor’s program are also eligible to apply.

Study Campus

Center for Post Graduate Studies
#18/3, 9th Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar
Bangalore – 560011
P: +91 80 43226500

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P+ 91 80 46650127

The course, M.Sc. in Microbiology at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) prepares students in all fundamental aspects of Microbiology. Students learn about the combined discipline of Biology and Chemistry, their relationship and impact on the environment, as well as microorganisms and their impact on human life. The course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge that will help them understand the life of microorganisms in the larger context.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Supportive Environment (Infrastructure)

    Well–equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    Postgraduate programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies. We also help you develop career-specific skills and traits that are desired in the industry.

Course Highlights
  • Understand the principles that underlie various reactions and processes in plants, animals, and humans
  • Gain knowledge in advancing areas like bioenergetics and enzymology
  • In-depth understanding of biochemical, molecular biological, and genetic processes
  • Develop an aptitude to carry out research, and analytical and interpretation skills
  • Develop a scientific aptitude
I Semester
  • Microbial Systematics and Bacteriology
  • Mycology and Phycology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry and Microbial Physiology
  • Learning Labs:
    1. Microbial Systematics / Bacteriology / Mycology and Phycology
    2. Biochemistry / Physiology / Immunology
II Semester
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbial and Molecular Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Learning Labs:
    1. Molecular Biology / Genetics
    2. Medical / Agricultural Microbiology
III Semester
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Elective (Any One)
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Hospital Infection Control
  • Microbial Genomics
  • Biopolymers
  • Learning Labs:
    • Recombinant DNA Technology / Environmental and Food / Industrial / Techniques
IV Semester
  • Biostatistics
  • Microbiological, Biophysical, and Biochemical Techniques
  • Microbial Inoculants
  • Extremophiles
  • Biological Waste Management
  • Dairy Microbiology
  • Project Presentation + Defense
  • Comprehensive Viva-Voce

Career enhancement programs are formulated as per current industry standards and reflect on our commitment to build a unique workforce that will meet the challenges of the industry. Evaluation is based on internal assessment, seminars, and reports prepared by the students.

To keep them at the forefront of employability, the career enhancement program prepares students with the necessary soft skills such as communication, presentation, and public speaking skills, personality development, and interview techniques.

Holding a Master’s degree in Microbiology prepares students for careers in various fields such as laboratories, food industry, beverage industry, environmental agencies, chemical industry, agricultural industry, and research organizations as quality control and quality assurance specialists, food and water quality scientists, production research officers, technical brewers, ecologists, scientific writers and content developers, research scientists, scientific laboratory technicians, toxicologists, pathologists, and healthcare scientists.