Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc. Hons.) Microbiology - Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada

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B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology Full Form, Admission, Eligibility, Entrance Exams, Fees Structure, Syllabus, Career, Future Scope, Jobs, Top Colleges

The full form of B.Sc. (Hons.) is Bachelor of Science Honours. B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology is a three-year undergraduate course that deals with the study of microscopic living organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and algae. The course is interdisciplinary, covering various aspects of biology, chemistry, and physics. Admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology is based on the candidate's marks in the Class 12 examination. The eligibility criteria for admission to the course are that the candidate must have passed the Class 12 examination or equivalent from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects.

The admission process may involve merit-based or entrance exam-based selection, depending on the university or college. Some of the popular entrance exams for the course include CUET, BHU UET, MAHE MET, AMUEEE, IISET IAT, and JEE Main. The average fees for B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology program across the top microbiology colleges in India range from INR 20,000 to 2 Lakhs.

The B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology course syllabus covers various topics such as microbial genetics, microbial physiology, microbial ecology, molecular biology, and microbial biotechnology. The course provides students with a solid foundation in microbiology, enabling them to pursue higher studies or a career in various fields such as pharmacy, medicine, clinical research, nanotechnology, agriculture, dairy industry, and chemical technology.

After completing the graduation in Microbiology, institutions generally provide internships in different organizations such as laboratories, clinics, and hospitals, with different job profiles like bacteriology, virology, mycology, and biology. The average salary ranges around INR 2-4 Lakhs per annum depending on the job and company. Some of the top colleges for B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology are St. Xavier’s College, Madras Christian College, Fergusson College, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Gargi College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, Loyola College, and Christ University.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology graduates are in high demand nowadays in the field of medical research, quality control, and the biotechnology industry. Candidates can also go ahead with laboratory-based careers in clinical or technical roles not involving research. Some of the well-known professional positions that B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology graduates can pursue are bacteriologist, virologist, mycologist, food microbiologist, biotech product analyst, lecturer, marketing manager, research analyst, and research scientist.

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