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M.Sc. in Microbial Technology(M.Sc. MT)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science subject B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences., securing at least 55% (40% in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) marks in aggregate of all optional subjects from any recognized University/Institute or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to are eligible.


The Masters’ program in Microbial Technology is Industry Oriented Program, majorly focused on the applied aspects of microbiology in various specialized areas of science and technology such as industry, agriculture, and medicine. Microbial Technology emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratories sessions, internships, skill development programs conducted every semester.

Programme Highlights

  • Industry oriented curriculum approved by experts from reputed industries and research organizations
  • Three different specialisations are offered in the programme - Industrial and Food Microbiology, Plant and Agricultural Microbiology, and Medical and Diagnostic Microbiology in collaboration with reputed industries like Azyme Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Criyagen Agri & Biotech Pvt. Ltd., DR BioSciences, XCyton Pvt Ltd.,
  • Hands-on learning and training for practical courses at above mentioned industries
  • Well-equipped academic and research lab
  • The programme offers online courses by MOOC, Swayam, and Coursera Online Courses, along with short-term certification courses and workshops to enhance skill sets necessary for employability and research
  • Special focus on research towards paper publication, patent filing and product development.
  • Certificate based programs related to the domain of Clinical Research and Bioinformatics
  • The programme offers Internships at REVA University as well as at reputed external research organizations and industries like

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates who have passed Undergraduate degree examination with 60% aggregate marks and (minimum of 60% in Biotechnology) from any recognized University in India or abroad recognized by UGC / AIU are eligible to apply.
  • Students appearing for their final degree examinations in March-May 2022 are also eligible to apply (Applicants who are in the last year of their studies should have secured 50% or above aggregate in all the Semesters / Years of Undergraduate Examinations conducted so far) and 50% of marks in (Biotechnology).
ICAR – NIVEDI, Bangalore UAS, Bangalore NDRI, Bangalore
NIAB, Hyderabad ICAR-NBAIR, Bangalore Credora Life Sciences
CCMB, Hyderabad Cytecare Cancer Hospital Criyagen Agri Biotech Pvt Ltd.
NIPGR, New Delhi Vittarthaa Life Science, Bangalore Azyme Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.,
Trans Disciplinary University, Bangalore Cymbio Pharma, Bangalore DR Bioscience Pvt. Ltd.,
Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru. Xcyton Pvt. Ltd.,

Course Curriculum

01Microbiological methods

02Molecular Microbial Genetics

03Bioanalytical Techniques

04Research Methodology

05Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences

06Cell Culture Technology

07Microbial Metabolites

08Practical Courses

  • Microbiological Methods LAB
  • Molecular Microbial Genetics LAB
  • Bioanalytical techniques Lab

01Microbial Metabolism and Physiology

02Microbial Diversity

03Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

04Microbiology for Sustainable Environment

05Microbial Food Processing


06Practical Courses

  • Microbial metabolism and Physiology Lab
  • Microbial Diversity LAB
  • Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Lab

Specialization in Industrial & food Microbiology

01Food Microbiology

02Bioprocess Technology

03Food Chemistry and Processing

04Nanobiotechnology and Space Microbiology

05Marine Microbiology

06Practical Courses

07Food Microbiology Lab

08Bioprocess Technology Lab

09Food Chemistry and Processing lab

10Open Elective

11Skill Enhancement Course

01Major Project

02Swayam course-1

03Swayam course-2

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


To train students in basic and specialised areas of microbiology such as Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Agriculture & Environmental Microbiology.


To empower students with necessary analytical and research skills, to nurture entrepreneurial endeavours and to prepare a competent generation of microbiologists, capable of excelling in careers of their choosing.


To develop microbiologists with skills to pursue careers both in academia, research and industry such as pharmaceutical, food and bioprocess industries in order to establish consultancy services and to work as entrepreneur with an ability to develop new products/processes with an attitude of lifelong learning.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

After successful completion of programme, the graduates will be able

PO 1

Master of Science Knowledge-Apply the knowledge of microbiology and applied microbiology to the solution of complex biological problems.

PO 2

Problem analysis- Identify, formulate, review research literature and analyse complex biological problems reaching substantiated conclusions using various principles of life science domain and microbiology.

PO 3

Design/development of solutions-Design solutions for complex biological problems and design protocols or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, conservation of biodiversity, better understanding of the microorganisms and necessary tools for finding solutions of various crippling human/plant diseases with ethical, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO 4

Conduct investigations of complex problems-Use the various protocols developed through extensive research-based knowledge and methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and provide valid and reproducible conclusions.

PO 5

Environment and sustainability-Apply the classic and modern biological theoretical and practical knowledge gained to address societal, health, microbial and plant biodiversity studies, safety, ethical and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional upgradation of the student and society as a need for sustainable development.

PO 6

Ethics-Apply ethical principles established by different government agencies and commit to research ethics, responsibilities and norms to undertake their current and future research and development.

PO 7

Individual and team work-Be an independent thinker and researcher effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of different teams, and in multidisciplinary research Institutions and Universities.

PO 8

Communication-Communicate effectively on complex research activities with the scientific community and with society at large, as a scientist or a teacher, be well versed with scientific writing and write effective reports and design research projects, make effective presentations, and be able to defend it efficiently.

PO 9

Project management and finance-Write good research and development projects relevant to the needs of society and environment and attract extra mural funds for himself and his team in the Institute or University from various funding agencies and manage R&D projects effectively.

PO 10

Life-long learning-Apply the discipline, ethics and knowledge obtained to engage in independent and life-long learning in their respective fields of interest wherever they go for further higher studies or jobs.

Programme Specific Outcomes

After successful completion of the programme, the graduates shall be able to

  • PSO1Understand about environmental microbiology, food & diary Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology and many other technologies involved in microbiology industries and academic institutions.
  • PSO2Provide a strong foundation for a career working skills with project management, business development or venture capital within the microbiology, agriculture, food, environment, medical technology or related industries.
  • PSO3Utilise the skills to design, perform and analyse a research problem which has a social relevance and outcome with acquired skills of presentation and scientific writing.

Career Opportunities

There are wide range of career options for students graduated in M.Sc. Microbial Technology in various domains of Life Sciences. Wide range of career opportunities at industries, research organizations, state and central universities, agriculture universities, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories. Job Profile includes Microbiologist, nutritionist, project assistant, research assistant, research analyst, clinical research associates, teaching assistant, lecturer and start-ups.

Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50