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PO1: Scientific knowledge: Graduates will acquire biochemistry/biotechnology / bioinformatics/ microbiology specific knowledge, including recent techniques in the respective fields 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 biochemistry/biotechnology/ microbiological protocols.

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



The overall outcome of graduates specific to M.Sc. in Immunology & Microbiology programme at VISTAS can be summarized as:


PSO 1: The ability to understand, implement and troubleshoot the concepts related to the fields of microbiology and immunology which will enable them to analyse and develop solutions to microbiology, immunology and rDNA related problems using knowledge and hands-on skills in microbiology, molecular identification, immunodiagnostics, screening for useful biomolecules and nanotechnology in the interpretation of data in relevant protocols.

PSO 2: The ability to gainfully become an entrepreneur by using microorganisms to mass produce biofertilizers, mushrooms or any other edible forms of SCP, fermented products and pharmaceutically important biomolecules as well as using knowledge, communication and practical hands-on training to become employed in diagnostic, industrial, pharmaceutical, food and research and development laboratories.

PSO 3: The ability to understand the principles and concepts underlying immunology and microbiology, including the interactions between microorganisms and the immune system and to Possess proficient laboratory skills in techniques relevant to immunology and microbiology, including culturing microorganisms, performing immunological assays, and molecular biology techniques such as PCR and sequencing etc.,

PSO 4: The ability to critically analyze the research in Immunology and Microbiology and to evaluate experimental design, methodology and interpretation of results and to understand the regulation of immune responses which includes the roles of different immune cells, cytokines and signaling pathways in health and disease.

PSO 5: For the effective scientific communication and to relate microbes and their role in ecosystem and public health research with wide opportunities and career prospects.