Bachelor of Science (BSc) Microbiology
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. This includes eukaryote such as fungi and protists, and prokaryotes, which are bacteria and archaea. Viruses, though not strictly classed as living organisms, are also studied. In short; microbiology refers to the study of life and organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
Microbiology, as a frontier area of study and research, assumes importance owing to its contribution to the pharmaceutical and medical fields. Microbiologists are associated with the evolution of a range of products from antibiotics to insulin.
Microbiology can be divided into different categories such as medical microbiology, industrial microbiology, marine microbiology, applied microbiology, agricultural microbiology, etc.
To become a microbiologist , one should aim for a postgraduate degree and further enroll for doctoral degree programmes. Some universities offer microbiology at the postgraduate level and those who successfully complete the M.Sc. programme can take up M.Phil. or Ph.D. programmes. Doctoral degree is a must for a good career, especially in the field of research.
After completion of B.Sc- Microbiology one can pursue higher studies (M.S / M.Sc / Ph.D) in different fields such as medical microbiology, industrial microbiology, marine microbiology, applied microbiology, agricultural microbiology etc.