Career in Microbiology

Microbiology is comprised with study of microscopic organisms. This includes study of small organisms that are not visible through naked eyes. They are broadly referred to as bacteria, yeasts, viruses and moulds etc. A microbiologist could be a medical or industrial in nature. These micro organisms are available in huge amount over the earth. Due to their existence- human, food, industrial development and agriculture exist in wide range. They are an important part of our lives that help in development of various products. This includes bread, souring of milk, production of food, drinks and making of wines etc.  Microbiologist doctors are the one who are specialized in diagnosis and treatment of microbial patients and related disease. Apart from examining various specimens, microbiology provide relation with other creation too. Due to advancement in science field the scope in Microbiology also enhanced. Hence now we can conduct research on various topic including interaction between pathogenic and host microbes.

Students those who have qualified 12 exams with Math or biology as their core subject are eligible for under graduate programmes in microbiology. To study this course within best university across the country, competitive entrance exam should be made cleared with good scores. Master degree can only be considered by the students those who have cleared their BSc in Life Science or Microbiology. For accomplishing higher degrees in microbiology there is plenty of option available. One can chose within courses like MSc/ Bioinformatics/ Applied Microbiology/ Genetics respectively. Specialization can be attained in subjects of virology, mycology and bacteriology. Good communicational and mathematical skills will add preferences.

List of university that offer Microbiology course are-

  • All India Institute of Medical Science
  • EIILM University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • West Bengal University of Technology
  • Andhra University of Science and Technology
  • Jaipur National University

People that have scientific knowledge, attitude of research, analytical skill and high observation power have great future in this sector. Job opportunities are open in this field for medical microbiologist, biotechnologist, science writer, teachers, cell biologist and biochemist etc. The pay scale is based upon the area of operation and institute. The growth will depend upon the level of education and training you have attained.  Job prospects are open in research & development, food & beverages companies, chemical companies, private hospitals, teaching center and development laboratories. They have played a significant role in society by bringing along research that effect the microorganisms on humanity.

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