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Postgraduate Diploma/ M.Sc. Degree in Applied Microbiology

Applied Microbiology is the study of microorganisms and their applications.  The Masters Degree in Applied Microbiology is a 24-month full-time course designed to provide graduates with the appropriate theoretical and practical skills in different fields in Microbiology.  In-depth studies include Food and Dairy microbiology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology, Agricultural Microbiology, Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology.  This course is designed to meet the growing demand for personnel with expertise in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology.

 

Objectives of the postgraduate programmes in Applied Microbiology can be summarized as follows:

  • To promote teaching and research activities in applied microbiology.
  • To provide basic understanding of the principles of modern applied microbiology.
  • To initiate manpower training and establishment of training facilities in microbiology and related disciplines.

 

On completion of M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology programme, a student

  • Will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of a variety of key areas in General and Applied Microbiology,
    • Will acquire new and /or improved practical skills in microbiology,
  • Will have the ability to use various microbiological skills in their future learning and employment,
    • Will be able to widen knowledge on a selected field in Applied Microbiology.
    • Will be able to plan, carryout and report on an independent scientific research.

The course structure followed by the Batch 04 (2016) onward of the Postgraduate Diploma/ M. Sc. Degree programme in Applied Microbiology:

 

Year 1 - Semester I

 

Course Unit

Code

Pg.Dip.

M.Sc.

1

General Microbiology and Bacteriology

MIBI 51013

C

C

2

Virology, Mycology and Pharmaceutical Microbiology

MIBI 51022

C

C

3

Microbial Metabolism

MIBI 51033

C

C

4

Microbial Genetics, Basic Eukaryotic Genetics and Applications of Gene Technology

MIBI 51043

C

C

5

Food Hygiene and Food Microbiology

MIBI 51052

C

C

6

Environmental Biotechnology

MIBI 51062

C

C

 

 

Year 1 - Semester II

 

Course Unit

Code

Pg.Dip.

M.Sc.

1

Food Technology

MIBI 52072

C

C

2

Soil and Plant Microbiology

MIBI 52082

C

C

3

Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

MIBI 52092

C

C

4

Medical Microbiology and Immunology

MIBI 52103

C

C

5

Microbiology Laboratory

MIBI 53113

C

C

6

Project/ case study

MIBI 53123

C

C

 

 

Year 2 - Semester I and II

 

Course Unit

Code

Pg.Dip.

M.Sc.

1

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

MIBI 63133

-

C

2

Food Quality and Food Service Management

MIBI 63141

-

C

3

Microbiology Laboratory Management

MIBI 63151

-

C

4

Case Studies on contemporary research in Microbiology

MIBI 6316X

-

C

5

M.Sc. Research Project 

MIBI 6317C

-

C

C = compulsory,  X= 10 credits,  C = 15 credits

Pg.Dip. = Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Microbiology,  M.Sc.= M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology 

 

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Time Table - End of Semester Examination - Semester II- September, 2014