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M.Sc. Immunology and Microbiology

Program Educational Objectives


PEO 1:To provide the candidates with in-depth knowledge in immunology and microbiology and afirm grasp of the processes that employ or deal with microbes plus adept use of immunological techniques in relevant technologies that empowers them to deal with the safeand efficient use and monitoring of microbiological and immunological applications with development of competence on par with global standards and helps in the life-long learningof candidates.

PEO 2:To enable candidates by imparting updated analytical and hands-on skills to use andimplement technological developments related to advanced and potential areas involving molecular diagnostics, automated systems of diagnosis, immunoblotting technology,upstream or downstream processing and nanotechnology with scope for upskilling upto future technologies so as to contribute effectively for Research & Development leading topatenting and publishing.

PEO 3:To train candidates to choose a decent career option either as Entrepreneur or having a high degree of employability; or pursue research – by providing training in interpersonal skills,sense of social responsibility, ethical and administrative acumen, ability to handle critical situations allowing them to be good team members and leaders as well as training to excel incompetitive examinations.

PEO 4:To impart a strong sense of social responsibility with awareness of professional and societal ethical values and scope to develop leadership capabilities with the continuous need for lifelong learning.  

Programme Outcomes & Programme Specific Outcomes


PO-1: Life Sciences knowledge: Successful candidates will apply current/recent specific knowledge in the respective discipline with proficiency in practical skills and leadership skills for a successful career.

PO-2: Problem analysis: Successful candidates will be able to apply the knowledge in microbiology to design standards, resolve and troubleshoot problems in implementation or standardization of protocols.

PO-3: Design/development of solutions: Successful candidates will develop creative and cognitive thinking and cooperate with each other to solve problems in the field of Life sciences.

PO-4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Successful candidates will acquire capabilities to plan and design protocols and utilize practical skills to validate hypothesis by executing experimental techniques independently coupled with the ability to assimilate, apply, analyze, interpret and accurately evaluate subsequent data.

PO-5: Modern tool usage: Successful candidates will effectively be able to choose and manage resources including time using ICT and other computer enabled devices.

PO-6: Ethics: Successful candidates will be aware of their role and responsibility in proper handling, use and safe disposal of microbes including genetically modified microorganisms.

PO-7: Communication: Successful candidates will have the ability to understand and communicate all ideas and concepts effectively.

PO-8: Environment sustainability: Successful candidates will get adequate knowledge to use information and implement solutions for environmental protection, safeguards and remediation.

PO-9: Lifelong learning: Successful candidates will carry on to learn, adapt and disseminate knowledge 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 ofmicrobiology and immunology which will enable them to analyse and develop solutions tomicrobiology, immunology and rDNA related problems using knowledge and hands-on skillsin 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 producebiofertilizers, mushrooms or any other edible forms of SCP, fermented productsand pharmaceutically important biomolecules as well as using knowledge, communication andpractical 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.

Curriculum & Syllabus



Hours/weekMaximum Marks
Code No.CourseLectureTutorialPracticalCreditsCASEETotal
CORE 1 Cell Culture and Fermentation
CORE 2Immunology40044060100
CORE 3General Microbiology 30244060100
COREPractical Immunology and
Systemic Bacteriology
DSEMedical Bacteriology and
DSEIndustrial Microbiology40044060100
SEC Soft Skill 1 20024060100


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Eligibility Criteria

ProgramProgram Duration (Year)EligibilityCriteria for Merit
M.Sc Immunology & Microbiology2 Years (4 Semesters)Degree in B.Sc., (Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics/ Botany/ Zoology or any Biological Sciences)Merit based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination

Career Prospects



  • Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • Clinical or research laboratory manager
  • Biotechnologists
  • Biosafety officer
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Immunologists
  • Teachers and Professors
  • Mycologists
  • Parasitologists
  • Personal Care Product and Cosmetic Scientists and Technologists
  • Pharmaceutical Scientists and Technologists
  • Research associate
  • 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)