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B.Sc. Microbiology

Programme Outcomes


PO-1: Microbiology knowledge: Graduates will acquire microbiology specific knowledge including molecular biology, immunology and rDNA technology coupled with hands-on skills and leadership skills for a successful career.

PO-2: Problem analysis: Graduates will be able to analyse, solve and troubleshoot problems in implementation of microbiological protocols.

PO-3: Design/development of solutions: Graduates will develop creative thinking and cooperate with each other to solve problems in the field of microbiology.

PO-4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Graduates will acquire practical skills – which help in planning and designing protocols to validate hypothesis and execute experimental techniques independently as well as assimilate, analyse and interpret subsequent data.

PO-5: Modern tool usage and communication: Graduates will effectively be able to manage resources and time using ICT and computer enabled devices and accomplish ability to understand and communicate all ideas effectively.

PO-6: Environment sustainability and Ethics: Graduates will get adequate knowledge to use information and implement solutions for environmental protection and remediation. Graduates will be aware of their role and responsibility in handling and use of microbes including genetically modified microorganisms.

PO-7: Lifelong learning: Graduates will carry on to learn and adapt in a world of constantly evolving technology.

Curriculum & Syllabus



Hours/weekMaximum Marks
Code No.CourseLectureTutorialPracticalCreditsCASEETotal
LANGTamil III/ Hindi III/ French III 30034060100
ENGEnglish – III30034060100
CORE 7Introduction to Environmental Microbiology40044060100
CORE 8Basic Food Microbiology30244060100
CORE 9Introduction to Virology40044060100
AECCEnvironmental Studies20024060100
COREPractical in Environmental microbiology00424060100
SECSoft Skills - II / Sector Skill Council Course20024060100
SECSwayam / NPTEL / Value Added Course-------


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Eligibility Criteria

ProgramEligibilityCriteria for Merit
B.Sc. MicrobiologyA pass in higher secondary with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Vocational – Agriculture or any Life Sciences
Merit - Based on percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination.

Career Prospects



  • Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Immunologists
  • Mycologists
  • Parasitologists
  • Personal Care Product and Cosmetic Scientists and Technologists
  • Pharmaceutical Scientists and Technologists
  • Science Writers
  • Technical Support Specialists
  • Virologists
  • Water Quality Laboratory Technicians

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Fee Structure

Tuition Fee 2023 - 2024 (Per Sem)
Other Fee (Per Sem)
Total Fee (Per Sem)


Faculty of the Department

Sl. No.
Name of the Faculty
Educational Qualification
Area of Specialization
Experience in Years
Vidwan IDPhotos
1Dr.AK.KathireshanProfessor & DirectorM.Sc., M.Phil., SLET, Ph.DMolecular Drug Resistance, Plant Microbiome and Bioprospecting of Marine Algae29 years 1 month234065
2Dr.Gayathri.GAssociate ProfessorM.Sc., M.Phil, SET, Ph.DMicrobial Biofilms, Nanomaterials, Immunotherapeutics25 years 2 months173799
3Dr.Prabha.S.BAssistant ProfessorM.Sc., Ph.DApplied Microbiology8 years2 months234101

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