The Department of Microbiology explores the diverse world of microorganisms, encompassing bacteria, viruses, fungi, and more. Through research and education, it delves into the fundamental aspects of microbial life, their roles in health and disease, and their applications in biotechnology. Studying at the intersection of biology and medicine, the department plays a crucial role in advancing the understanding of microbiological phenomena and their implications for human and environmental well-being.

This course is designed to establish a solid groundwork in various aspects of microbiology, including the fundamentals, clinical microbiology, food microbiology, environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, virology, mycology, phycology, and synthetic biology. The Department of Microbiology provides an M.Sc. 2-year program.

Course Duration

  • M.Sc. Microbiology – 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

  • M.Sc. Microbiology
    B.Sc. with minimum 60% aggregate marks in Microbiology or Biotechnology, Medical, Life Sciences, Biological Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university


M.Sc. Microbiology: - First Year: 1, 14, 000

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M.Sc. Microbiology

  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Environmental and Marine Microbiology
  • Food and Dairy Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Synthetic Biology and Biofuels
  • Quality Control in Food and Pharmaceutical Industries

Studying microbiology equips students with a deep understanding of microorganisms and their impact on various fields. Expected learning outcomes include:

  • Gain knowledge and proficiency in a variety of topics related to microbiology, including biochemistry, cell biology, industrial/ environmental/ clinical microbiology, virology, phycology, mycology, microbial taxonomy and molecular biology.
  • Develop a lifetime learning habit and enhance your knowledge and abilities to stay competitive in the modern workplace.
  • Analyse scientific literature, experimental results, and solving complex problems.

Studying microbiology has various advantages, which reflects the increasing importance of technology in many different businesses. These are the principal advantages:

  • Knowledge Base: Acquiring comprehensive knowledge about bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms.
  • Laboratory Skills: Developing proficiency in techniques such as culturing, staining, and molecular biology methods.
  • Disease Understanding: Understanding the role of microorganisms in infectious diseases and public health.
  • Biotechnological Applications: Applying microbiological knowledge in areas like medicine, agriculture, and environmental science.
  • Communication Skills: Effectively conveying scientific ideas through oral and written communication.
  • Ethical Considerations: Understanding and applying ethical principles in microbiological research and applications.
  • Research Abilities: Developing the skills to design and conduct experiments, interpret data, and contribute to scientific advancements.
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with peers in laboratory settings and interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Adaptability: Adapting to emerging technologies and advancements in microbiology.

Our faculty members have an outstanding track record around the country since they were carefully chosen from the best universities. Amity University Punjab, Mohali. employs a sizable number of professors with a range of specialisations in biological sciences and allied fields. They have a great deal of professional expertise and are extremely qualified. They are also passionate about teaching. Not only do they possess training and competence, but they also use their practical knowledge and innovative teaching approaches.

Numerous job options in a range of industries are available to those with a degree in microbiology. Some potential career paths include:

  • Research Scientist
  • Clinical Microbiologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Clinical Trials Coordinator
  • Science Writer or Communicator
  • Microbiology Educator in various institutions
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Food Safety Specialist
  • Biomedical Researcher

Continued education, specialization, and staying updated with the latest advancements can further enhance career prospects in microbiology. The interdisciplinary nature of this stream allows students to adapt their skills to the emerging fields and contribute to scientific and technological advancements.

Programme Structure, Syllabi, Outline of Tests, and Course of Reading as follows

M.Sc.(H) Microbiology (2 Years)