Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.Louis Pasteur


Microbiology is defined as the study of organisms and agents that are too small to be seen clearly by the unaided eye. To be simpler, microbiology is the study of microorganisms which are the living organisms of microscopic size. Microorganisms are the living organisms that are less than 1 millimeter in diameter which cannot be seen by our naked eye. Microorganisms can be viewed through microscopes and they can exist as single cells or clusters. Microorganisms include the cellular organisms like bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa. Viruses are also included as one of the microorganism but they are acellular.


Currently, we are in the era of Microbiology. Microorganisms are recognized as the basic research tools as they help to understand the chemical and physical basis of life as they are the dominant group of living organisms in the biosphere and are actively involved in our day to day activities. Microbiology primarily paves way to analyze the biochemical and genetic background of living things. Moreover as microbes are the excellent models for understanding the cell functions and as they play important role in the field of medicine, agriculture and industry that assures human welfare, microbiology is considered as one of the vital branch of science with utmost promising scopes.

In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains. Edward Lawrie Tatum


A bachelors’ degree or masters’ degree in microbiology can land you lucrative jobs in India as well as abroad. You can get placed in hospitals or clinical laboratories as microbiologists. You can also get the job of quality analysts. You can also continue in the academic field by pursuing a PhD or by becoming a lecturer. You can be eligible to be a part of the following sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industries
  • Academia (Colleges & Universities)
  • Clinical (Diagnostic) Laboratories
  • Private Hospitals
  • Research Organizations
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Food Industry
  • Beverage Industry
  • Chemical Industries
  • Agriculture Department
  • Govt. Sector

Other Career Options

  • Bacteriologist
  • Virologist
  • Mycologist
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Protozoologist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Industrial Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Immunologist
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Biomedical

Eligibility for B.Sc – Microbiology

In order to pursue the B.Sc Microbiology course, the candidates will have to fulfil the given below eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must have passed class 12th or equivalent from a recognized board.
  • The candidate must have studied in class 12th along with one of the optional subjects as Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Computer Science.
  • The candidate must have acquired a minimum aggregate of 50% in the qualifying examination.
B.Sc. (Microbiology) 3 years   A pass in +2 with Science Group (OR) Equivalent

Students Strength:

I Year II Year III Year O/G
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Department of Bio-tech and Micro-Biology organized one day training on Spirulina Cultivation with Bio-Farm Industry, Bodinayakanur on 5th January 2019, the number of 45 students were participated in the training programme.










Fresher’s Party for the First Year Students celebrated on 1st August 2018 at 2:15 pm, the function presided over by Rev.Fr. ISSAC PJ CMI and felicitated by Rev.Fr. JOBY ALEX CMI & Rev.Fr. BIJOY MANGALATHU CMI.