Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)
*Total Seats in Integrated (B. Sc.)-(M. Sc.) Microbiology
Food and environmental microbiology offers electives courses such as probiotics and pre-biotics, food contamination and food borne diseases, bio fertilizers and bioremediation. Each stage of course is one up the previous level. Pre-biotics and pro-biotics talk about how microbes are used in therapy and in impacting our over-all health. Food borne diseases then talks about how infectious diseases are contracted through food and what shall be done to prevent it. The last course in the specialization bio-fertilizers and bioremediation elaborates the role of microbes in killing other microbes, pests and insects and bio-remediation elaborates on the use of microbes in removal of toxins, contaminants and pollutants from environment. These three courses enable a student to become prospective food and or environmental microbiologist. The syllabus designed is such that students intern in industries/companies of their interest and do multi-disciplinary research project at School of Health Sciences UPES in tie up with School of computer science, School of business, School of Engineering and Design. The focus remains on outcome based education with the outcome being highly employable, problem solving microbiologists.
The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.
The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.
SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.
- Environmental research organizations like TERI : Microbiologists can work in environment sector with lead organization
- Pharmaceutical Companies: A microbiologist is always needed for quality control, manufacture and R and D at pharmaceutical companies
- Academicians : A microbiologist with Ph.D can be an asset to academia in teaching and research
- Higher research : A microbiologist can also take up higher research in lead organizations
- Epidemiologists: Microbiologist can team up and understand the disease epidemiology, spread and vaccination against disease.
- Hospitals : Microbiologist and quality control jobs are in plenty in hospital
- Agriculture and Food Industry: any innovative microbiologist can bring food innovation or agriculture revolution is welcomed in agriculture and food sector.
- Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologist: Clinical and veterinary microbiologists role are in plenty abroad and increasingly in demand in India as well.
- Forensic Microbiologist: It’s a recent development where microbiologist and team up with law firms to help in crime dating and detection.
- Brewery : Microbiologists are active workforce at brewery and wine industry
- Consultant : They can work as editors, reviewers for the field of microbiology
- Science Journalism: The very exciting arena for artistic microbiologist who while pursuing passion can be of value to science.