Microbiology is a part of science which deals with the study of microorganisms. It is a division of biology which includes the study related to mycology, bacteriology, virology and other fields as well. The microorganism studied are protozoa, algae, bacteria and fungi. These organisms are very small and are not visible through naked eyes. Usually, microbiology includes the study of immunology or immune system.

Microorganisms are useful for agriculture, subsurface pollution in soils, marine environments and industrial wastes. Those who are specialist in microbiology are known as microbiologists. Though,  microbiology is considered as a research oriented field, microbiologists investigate and discover the existence of organisms and the affect to our lives.

Few courses offered under Microbiology: -


  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
  • Master of Science in Applied Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Medical Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics

Basic Eligibility



For admission into bachelor’s degree program a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with biology or mathematics as subject and minimum of 55%-60% marks from any Institute/university. The duration of the program is of 3 years.




For admission into master’s degree program a student must have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject. The duration of the program is of 2 years.


Few specializations under microbiology: -


  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Nano Microbiology
  • Cellular Microbiology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Microbial
  • Evolutionary Microbiology
  • Water Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Generation Microbiology
  • Microbial Genetics

Job Prospects

There are several job opportunities for those who want to pursue a career in microbiology. Microbiologists can find job opportunities in sectors such as government and private hospitals, food industries, research and development organizations, chemical industries and pharmaceutical industries They can also choose a career as science writer, who writes articles for professional microbiologists The salary for microbiologists differs on the factors such as qualification, experience and job profile.

Few job profiles: -


  • Biomedical scientists
  • Mycologists
  • Protozoologists
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Analysts
  • Microbiologists
  • Cell Biologists
  • Geneticists
  • Immunologists
  • Parasitologists
  • Science Writer
  • Teachers
  • Virologists

Some Employment Areas: -


  • Laboratories
  • Private Hospitals
  • Research Organizations
  • Universities
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Food Industry
  • Beverage Industry
  • Chemical Industries
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Agriculture Department

Pay Package: -

Those who are working in a government or private sector get handsome remuneration along with perks and other benefits which are revised time to time. Initially the salary for a fresher in this field starts from Rs12,000 to Rs20,000 per month.  For professionals who are working in pharmaceutical industry or biotech labs can draw a salary in between Rs15,000 to Rs25,000 per month.

Those who have MSc or Phd degree in microbiology can get a salary ranging from Rs30,000 to Rs60,000 per month in a reputed Industries. Those who are working in teaching profession can earn a salary of Rs15,000 to Rs20,000 per month The salary gets doubled with a experience of 2-3 years. The pay scale depends on the factors such as sector/industry, profile, eligibility and experience of the candidate.

Science Colleges for Microbiology

A.D.N. Institute of Paramedical Sciences

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

A.D.N. Institute of Paramedical Sciences (ADNIPS), Nagpur is authorized by the IASE University which is recognized and approved by UGC, DEC, AICTE, paramedical board of India and Ministry of HRD Govt. of India. The institute is managed...

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A.J.College of Science and Technology

Trivandrum, Kerala, India

A.J.College of Science and Technology, Thonnakkal was established in 1995 under the Abdul Razak Memorial Charitable Trust (ARMCT) on the side of national high way near Kumaran Asan Memorial. It was the fulfillment of a long cherished...

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A.V.C. College

Mannampandal, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.C. College (A.V.C.C), Mannampandal was established in 1955. It ia an autonomous college accredited by NAAC and recognized by UGC. The college aims at giving opportunities to teachers and students to make innovations utilizing their...

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A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College

Poondi, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (AVVMSPC), Poondi was established in 1956 with a far-sighted vision of educating the rural masses; the motto of the college is 'to learn and to serve'. The college has been re-accredited with grade 'A'...

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Acharya Institutes of Health Sciences & Sciences (AIHS)

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institutes of Health Sciences & Sciences, Bangalore was established in 2001 managed and run by Samagra Sikshana Samithi Trust which is solely dedicated to imparting professional education to all segments of society. The...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur was established in 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin The University was established by Act 43 of 1976 of A.P. State Legislature and Governed by Act 4 of 1991 covering 6...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education (ANU CDE), Guntur was established as part of Acharya Nagarjuna University to impart distance learning programs in various fields. The centre of distance learning offers quality...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science (ANUCS), Guntur is a part of Acharya Nagarjuna University. It was established in 1992. Acharya Nagarjuna University since then has grown into a large University with 39 Academic...

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Acharya Prafulla Chandra College

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, Kolkata was established in 1960 under the dispersal scheme with the joint participation of the State and Central governments. The College tries to propagate the ideals of the great stalwart and upholds...

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Acharya's Institute of Science

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya's Institute of Science, Bangalore was established in 2001. It is affiliated to Bangalore University and recognized by Government of Karnataka. Institute is approved by NAAC. Institute offers a vibrant and productive environment...

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