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The B.Sc. Microbiology (Food & Environment Microbiology) program offered by UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of microorganisms in relation to food safety, quality, and the environment. This specialized course aims to train students in various aspects of microbiology, with a specific focus on its application in the food industry and environmental conservation.

Throughout the program, students will delve into topics such as foodborne pathogens, food spoilage, food preservation techniques, and the role of microorganisms in food production and fermentation processes. They will also gain insights into environmental microbiology, studying the impact of microorganisms on the environment, and strategies to monitor and mitigate harmful microbial contaminants. Practical laboratory sessions will enable students to develop essential skills in microbial analysis, identification, and safety protocols.

The interdisciplinary nature of this program allows students to explore the integration of microbiology with other relevant fields, such as agriculture, biotechnology, and public health. This holistic approach prepares graduates to address real-world challenges related to food safety, sustainable agriculture, and environmental conservation. Upon completion of the B.Sc. Microbiology (Food & Environment Microbiology) program, students will be well-equipped to pursue careers in food industries, public health agencies, environmental agencies, research institutions, and biotechnology companies, contributing to the betterment of society and the preservation of the environment.

Program Highlights

  • The B.Sc. Microbiology (Food & Environment Microbiology) program gives access to a modern Aspetic Room (BSL-1) and top-notch microbiology specialization equipment, including BOD incubators, CO2 incubators, freezers, and centrifuges, fostering an excellent learning environment.
  • Utilization of a wide range of advanced technologies to enhance research capabilities, providing students with hands-on experience with cutting-edge equipment.
  • Unique opportunity for project-based students to utilize UPES R&D's central instrumentation facility, further enriching their research and experimental skills.
  • Strong ties with prestigious institutions and companies like AIIMS Rishikesh, Government Doon Medical College, Taqgene, Biocon Academy, Sun Pharma Research Centre, Zeon Lifesciences, and Oil India Limited, ensuring exposure to real-world applications and potential career opportunities.
  • Specialization in the relevant and dynamic fields of Food & Environment Microbiology, equipping students with expertise to tackle pressing global challenges.
  • Opportunities for industrial visits to Sun Pharma Research Centre in Gujarat, providing valuable insights into the pharmaceutical industry and its microbiology-related processes.

The future scope of B.Sc. Microbiology (Food & Environment Microbiology) holds tremendous potential and exciting opportunities. Advancements in technology will enhance the detection and monitoring of microorganisms in food and the environment, leading to more effective control measures against pathogens and spoilage organisms. Microbiome research will remain a major focus, providing valuable insights into food safety, agriculture, and ecosystems. Biotechnology and genetic engineering may find applications in developing beneficial microorganisms for food production and environmental remediation. Food safety and security will be crucial concerns, requiring microbiologists to identify risks, implement preventive measures, and develop safe food preservation techniques. Big data and artificial intelligence will aid in analyzing vast microbiological data, identifying patterns, predicting microbial behavior, and optimizing processes. Regulatory and policy changes related to food safety and environmental concerns may evolve, involving researchers and experts in shaping them. Global collaboration among researchers, organizations, and governments will be essential to tackle global food and environmental challenges. Overall, the future of Food and Environment Microbiology promises exciting growth and vital contributions to society's well-being.

Career Opportunities

Completing the B.Sc. Microbiology (Food & Environment Microbiology) program offered by UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology opens a wide array of promising career opportunities. Graduates can find employment in various sectors such as food safety and quality assurance, environmental monitoring and remediation, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and research institutions. They may work as microbiologists, food technologists, quality control analysts, environmental specialists, or research associates. Additionally, opportunities in public health, regulatory compliance, and consulting services are also accessible. The program's comprehensive curriculum equips students with essential skills in microbial analysis, research methodologies, and analytical techniques, making them competent professionals in addressing real-world challenges related to microbiology in the food and environmental sectors.


The B.Sc. Microbiology (Food & Environment Microbiology) program offered by UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology has consistently delivered impressive placements for its graduates. With a strong emphasis on practical skills and theoretical knowledge, students are well-prepared to meet industry demands. The program equips students with expertise in food safety, environmental microbiology, and related fields, making them highly sought after by various sectors, including food processing industries, environmental consulting firms, and research institutions. UPES's robust industry connections and dedicated placement cell ensure that students have access to numerous opportunities and internships during their course, leading to successful placements upon graduation. Graduates from this program have secured rewarding careers, contributing significantly to the microbiology domain in diverse professional settings.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Introduction to Microbiology3126
Cell & Molecular Biology3126
Ability Enhancement/Co-
Living Conversations2002
Environment Sustainability 
& Climate Change
TOTAL   22

Semester 2

Principles of Biochemistry211.54.5
Computer Application & Bioinformatics211.54.5
Fundamentals of Biostatistics211.54.5
Ability Enhancement/Co-curricular   0
Critical Thinking and Writing2  2
Environment Sustainability &
Climate Change (Living Lab)
2  2
Technologies of the Future2  2
Elective Course211.54.5
Laboratory Safety Guidelines211.54.5
Introduction to Microbiology211.54.5
One Health Perspectives211.54.5
TOTAL   24

Semester 3

Prokaryotic Microbiology211.54.5
Eukaryotic Microbiology211.54.5
Microbial Physiology and Metabolism2125
Ability Enhancement/Co-curricular0  0
EDGE-Soft Skills   0
Design Thinking2  2
TOTAL   16

Semester 4

Agricultural Microbiology 
and Plant Pathology
Environmental Microbiology 
& Biogeochemistry
Biosafety and Aseptic Techniques2125
Working with Data2  2
Ability Enhancement/Co-curricular0  0
EDGE – Advance Communication   0
Elective Course211.54.5
Biosafety Guidelines211.54.5
Environmental Microbiology 
and Biogeochemistry
Food borne infections211.54.5
TOTAL   20

Semester 5

Medical Microbiology & Diagnostics211.54.5
Epidemiology and Global Health211.54.5
Leadership & Teamwork11 2
Ability Enhancement/Co-curricular0  0
Industrial Training/Survey/Project  40
TOTAL   20

Semester 6

Microbial Genetics & Biotechnology3126
Microbial Systems Biology3126
Food Microbiology3126
Start your Start-up2  2
Ability Enhancement/Co-curricular0  0
Industrial Training/Survey/Project  40
TOTAL   20

Semester 7

Microbiome & Omics3115
Industrial Microbiology3115
Research Methodology3115
Good laboratory and 
Manufacturing Practices
TOTAL   20

Semester 8

Industrial Internship/Startup   15
Research Project   15
Elective Course 32 5
Microbial Quality Control & 
32 5
Industrial Microbiology32 5
Microbial Bioprospecting32 5
TOTAL   20


Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for B.Sc. Microbiology (Food & Environment Microbiology), which are as follows: Minimum 50% Marks at X & XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s, and English as a Major Subject in XII.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students who wish to pursue B.Sc. Microbiology (Food & Environment Microbiology) at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology depend on the individual's performance in Personal Interview.

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