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B.Sc. Microbiology


To produce graduates with relevant education descriptors and hands-on skills in microbiology and related areas of life sciences plus holistic development of individuals that makes them responsible citizens of society.


  • Imparting relevant knowledge and creating an atmosphere to develop innovative and critical thinking.
  • Skill enhancement through hands-on training and value-added courses plus add on courses.
  • Sustained focus on original high-quality research encouraging scientific thinking and approach.
  • Creating an environment for holistic development of individuals with emphasis on spirit of integrity, equity, professional ethics and social harmony through the exposure and participation in co-curricular, extracurricular and extension activities

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)


PEO1: To provide the graduates with knowledge in microbiology and an overview of the processes that employ or deal with microbes that enables them to handle the safe and efficient use of microbiological applications with development of competence on par with global standards and helps the graduates for life-long learning.

PEO2 To prepare graduates by imparting skills to use technological developments related to current and advanced areas involving molecular diagnostics, immunotechnolgy, mass cultivation of microbes, downstream processing and nanotechnology with scope for upskilling in all potential future technologies so as to contribute effectively for Research & Development leading to patenting and publishing.

PEO3: To train graduates to choose a decent career option either as Entrepreneur or having a high degree of employability; or pursue higher education – by empowering students with basic interpersonal skills, ability to handle critical situations allowing them to be good team members as well as training to excel in competitive examinations.

PEO4: To impart a strong sense of social responsibility with awareness of professional and societal ethical values and scope to develop leadership capabilities.

PEO5 : To establish an environment that accentuates the requirement to fulfil life-long learning for the overall development of self and society at large.

Program Outcomes (PO) & Program Specific Outcome (PSO)


PO1- 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.

PO2- Problem analysis: Graduates will be able to analyse, solve and troubleshoot problems in implementation of microbiological protocols.

PO3- Design/development of solutions: Graduates will develop creative thinking and cooperate with each other to solve problems in the field of microbiology.

PO4- 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.

PO5- 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.

PO6- 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.

PO7- Lifelong learning: Graduates will carry on to learn and adapt in a world of constantly evolving technology.


PSO1: Microbiology skills: The ability to understand the basic concepts related to the relevant fields of microbiology which will enable them to analyse and develop solutions to microbiology related problems.

PSO2: Microbiology related employability skills: The ability to use the acquired hands-on skills in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, medical microbiology and screening for useful biomolecules within employment areas.

 PSO3: Successful Career and Entrepreneurship:  The ability to gainfully become an entrepreneur by using microorganisms to produce biofertilizers, mushrooms and pharmaceutically important biomolecules as well as using practical hands-on training to become employed in diagnostic, industrial, pharmaceutical, food and research and development laboratories.


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

ProgramProgram Duration (Year)EligibilityCriteria for Merit
B.Sc Micro-Biology3 Years (6 Semesters)A pass in higher secondary with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Vocational – Agriculture or any Life SciencesMerit based on the 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 2024 - 2025 (Per Sem)Other Fee (Per Sem)
Total Fee 2024 - 2025 (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 Professor & HeadM.Sc., M.Phil, SET, Ph.DMicrobial Biofilms, Nanomaterials, Immunotherapeutics25 years 2 months173799
3Dr.Suresh DhanarajAssociate ProfessorM.Sc.,M.Phil, Ph.D,NET.Microbial Nanotechnology, Fermentation Technology24 years 2 months290392
3Dr.Prabha.S.BAssistant ProfessorM.Sc., Ph.DApplied Microbiology8 years2 months234101
5Dr.Raj Yoganandh.S.VAssistant ProfessorM.Sc., Ph.DMycology, Antimicrobial resistance5years,0months234082
6Dr.Murugan.KAssistant ProfessorM.Sc, Ph.DBioremediation, Biodegradation, Waste water treatment using VBNC Bacteria1years,1months469422
7Dr.Sudharsan.KAssistant ProfessorM.Sc, Ph.DIndustrial microbiology, Biopolymer production7 years 10 months469400