Master of Science



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


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.

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

Program code: 044
Course code : 4402
Course Commencement : Sep 2024

Study Campus

School of Sciences
#34, 1st Cross,
J C Road Bangalore – 560 027
P: +91 80 43430100

Admissions Office

JAIN Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P : +91 73376 13222
P : +91 76763 86870

Curriculum Structure
  • Learning Labs:
    1. Microbial Systematics / Bacteriology / Mycology and Phycology
    2. Biochemistry / Physiology / Immunology
  • Hardcore Theory
    1. Microbial Diversity and Systematics
    2. Microbial Metabolism
  • Softcore Theory
    1. Bioinoculants in Agriculture / Swayam
  • Elective Theory any one
    1. Pharmaceutical Microbiology
    2. Computational Biology
    3. Protein Chemistry
  • Hardcore Lab
    1. Microbial Diversity, and Microbial Metabolism Lab
  • Elective Lab any one
    1. Pharmaceutical Microbiology Lab
    2. Computational Biology Lab
    3. Protein Chemistry Lab
  • Hardcore Theory
    1. Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology
    2. Immunology and Medical Microbiology
  • Elective Theory any one
    1. Environmental Microbiology
    2. Fermentation Technology
  • Hardcore Lab
    1. Microbial Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology Lab
  • Elective Lab any one
    1. Environmental Microbiology Lab
    2. Fermentation Technology Lab
  • Project I
    1. PCL
  • Hardcore Theory
    1. Biological Techniques
    2. Biostatistics and Research Methodology
  • Elective Theory any one
    1. Bioremediation
    2. RDT
  • Specialization Theory any one
    1. Microbial Technology I
    2. Food and Dairy Microbiology I
  • Specialization Lab any one
    1. Microbial Technology I Lab
    2. Food and Dairy Microbiology I Lab
  • Project II
  • Specialization Theory any one
    1. Microbial Technology II
    2. Food and Dairy Microbiology II
  • Specialization Lab any one
    1. Microbial Technology II Lab
    2. Food and Dairy Microbiology II Lab
  • Project III
    1. PCL
    2. Review article/Research paper publication
Career Enhancement Programs

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.

Career Outcomes

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.