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:

Applied Microbiology Syllabus

Year I - Semester I
Course Unit Pg.Dip. M.Sc.
MIBI 51013  General Microbiology and Bacteriology  C C
MIBI 51022  Virology, Mycology and Pharmaceutical Microbiology C C
MIBI 51033  Microbial MetabolismC C C
MIBI 51043  Microbial Genetics, Basic Eukaryotic Genetics and Applications of Gene Technology  C  C
MIBI 51052  Food Hygiene and Food Microbiology  C  C
MIBI 51062  Environmental Biotechnology  C  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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