Master of Science

Microbiology | M.Sc.(Micro.)

In order to enable students to become globally competent and familiar with latest trends in Microbiology, the programme has advanced courses in Biochemistry, Immunology and Medical Microbiology, Genetics, Food Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Applied & Environmental Monitoring and Management.

With an intention to inculcate Scientific temperament and augment critical analytical Research skills, syllabus consist of topics on Research Methodology such as Literature Review, Research Design, and Biostatistics. Syllabus also has content on Scientific writing and Drafting of a Research Proposal. Students conduct Dissertation work and compile their findings in the form of Thesis. There is consistent encouragement for Experiential Learning in the form of Internships.

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Key Information

Pedagogy

Innovative teaching, learning processes and Flipped learning pedagogies are used. Learning Management systems like Moodle, Google classroom and Edmodo are employed. Several online ICT tools adopted for formative assessment are as follows:

  • Plickers
  • MOOC
  • Power-Point presentations
  • Quick time movies
  • Research Paper reviews
  • Journal Club

Career Prospects

  • Research
  • Pharmacy
  • National and International Microbial Culture Collection Centers
  • Government or Private
  • Analytical Laboratories for Food and Water Testing
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Dairy Industry
  • Cosmetic and Fermentation Industries
  • A Post-graduate in Microbiology can seek a professional career as an Analyst in an Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Officer in a Research Laboratory
  • Epidemiology Departments under Public Health Sector
  • Hospitals and Blood Banks
  • R & D departments
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance departments of a Pharmaceutical Company, as a Microbiologist in grading of Food and Water and in a Pathology Laboratory.
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology
  • MBA
  • PG Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (PGDMLT) or any other Advanced Diploma in allied fields.

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Programme outcomes

At the end of the two-year programme , students will be able to:

  • Understand and explain various applications of Microbiology such as Environmental Microbiology, Industrial, Microbial Pathogenicity and Food Microbiology.
  • Design and execute experiments related to basic Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology and Genetics.
  • Execute short term Research projects incorporating basic and advanced Microbiology techniques under supervision.
  • Take up a suitable position in an Industry or Academia or pursue a career in research.

Curriculum

 
 
Semester I(Oceanography and Entomology) Semester II
Evolution and Cell Biology Microbial Genetics
Biomolecules and Biochemistry Environmental Microbiology
Immunology and Medical Microbiology Microbial Biochemistry
Molecular Biology Food Microbiology
Semester III Semester IV
Research Methodology and IPR Six months Dissertation in National / State institute or in a reputed Industry.
Developments in Biotechnology
Advances in Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Differentiators

  • Emphasis on Practical Skills in Microbiology.
  • Orientation for significant and Quality Research.
  • Meticulous and consistent Mentoring for Research.
  • Research experience where students carry out research project/ dissertations in Semester IV in institutes of repute.
  • Inculcation of event management skills in the students where every year students organize MICROSCOPE an Inter-Collegiate event in biological Sciences.
  • Experiential learning in the form of Internships and visits to enhance the subject knowledge and to facilitate exposure to latest trends in Biological Sciences.
  • Holistic development of the learner by giving equal importance to Communication Skills and Personality Development

Coordinator

Dr. Unnati Padalia
dunnati@somaiya.edu