Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)
Total Seats in M. Sc. (Microbiology)
Masters in Microbiology is a two year course that offers two specialization streams namely Food and Environmental Microbiology and Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology. The stream 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 covers how microbes are used in therapy and in impacting our over-all health. Food borne diseases delves upon how infectious diseases are contracted through food and prevention measures. 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 is designed such that students intern in industries/companies of their interest and do multi-disciplinary research project at SoHSSchool of Health Sciences, UPES in tie up with School of Computer Science, School of Business, School of Engineering and School of Design. The focus remains on outcome based education with the outcome being highly employable, problem solving microbiologists.
DESIGN YOUR OWN DEGREE
UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.
Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.
- 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.
|Principles of Microbiology||3||3|
|Microbial Physiology and Immunology||4||4|
|Bacteriology and Virology||3||3|
|Biosafety and Aseptic Techniques||2||2|
|Aseptic Techniques Lab||1||2|
|Seminar - I||1||1|
|Research Methodology and Biostatistics||2||2|
|Research Methodology and Biostastics Lab||1||2|
|Open Elective - I||3||3|
|Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases||2||2|
|Agricultural Microbiology and Microbial Ecology||2||2|
|Molecular Biology and Genetics||3||3|
|Instrumentation in Microbiology||2||2|
|Instrumentation in Microbiology Lab||1||2|
|Diagnostic and Industrial Microbiology||2||2|
|Program Elective - I||3||3|
|Seminar - II||1||1|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare||2||2|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare Lab||1||2|
|Open Elective - II||3||3|
|Good Manufacturing and Lab Practices||2||2|
|Biotechnology - Lab||1||2|
|Program Elective – II||3||3|
|Program Elective - III||3||3|
|Intellectual Property Rights and Research Ethics||3||3|
|Open Elective - III||3||3|
|Summer Internship Presentation and Report||1||1|
|Specialization- Food and Environmental Microbiology|
|Probiotics and Prebiotics||PE I|
|Food contamination and Food borne Diseases||PE II|
|Biofertilizers and Bioremediation||PE III|
|Specialization-Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology|
|Epidemiology and Disease Management||PE I|
|Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and Drug Development||PE II|
|Sexually Transmitted and Neglected Tropical Diseases||PE III|
|Open Elective- I|
|Microbial Physiology and Immunology|
|Open Elective- II|
|Diet in Disease|
|Instrumentation in Microbiology|
|Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry|
|Global Perspectives in Toxicology|
|Open Elective- III|
|Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Methods|
|Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition|
|Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics|
|Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology|