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M.Sc in Microbiology


The Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre offers a two years Post Graduate program leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Microbiology. M.Sc in this programme begin with fundamental courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology and then proceed to a thorough study of their selected area of specialization. 

The Department also offers a Ph.D in Microbiology. For details and availability of positions, you may contact the Faculty.


B.Sc under 10+2+3 pattern of education in  Physical, Biological, Agricultural Sciences with 50% of marks.

The Department Entrance

Mode of Selection

Selection is by an Entrance Test and a Personal interview conducted by the M.S.University. Students are taken on a 70:30 ratio of students within Gujarat and outside Gujarat.

Course Curriculam [SYLLABUS]

Course work is spread over a period of two years encompassing four semesters with 1 mid semester exam in between each semester exam for each of the five papers as well as one practical test at the end of each semester, culminating in a final end semester examination at the end of each semester. The course work is divided into twenty papers. 

Research Projects

Students undertake a Research project, for the duration of their course work as a part of the practical training. The aim is to provide them sufficient experience and proficiency in the methodology of biological research, to enable them to carry out independent research. Projects are assigned as far as possible, according to the individual interests of students and are carried out in our own labs of the Department/University/Industry. After submission of their dissertation, they undergo a viva voce, in which they have to defend their work. Students are also required to give a Major Seminar during their course work.

Ph.D. Requirements

M.Sc with Microbiology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry or an allied area. Research experience and those who have cleared SET or NET exam will be given preference.

Contact Person

Prof. G. Archana, Head, Dept of Microbiology

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Bioinformatics Centre , Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre
M.S.University of Baroda,Baroda, India 390002 Phone:91-0265-2794396 , Fax: 91-265-2792508

Last updated: Friday, 05 February, 2016 05:35 PM