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Overview

M. Sc. in Microbiology is a postgraduate course provided by Amritha vishwa vidyapeetham

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO400 Cell Biology & Stem Cell Biology 3
2 BIO401 Molecular Biology 3
3 BIO419 Biochemistry 4
4 BIO404 Ethics in Research & Intellectual Property Rights 2
5 MIC407 Microbiology 2
6 MAT401 Biostatistics 3
7 CUL401 Cultural Education 1
8 SSD401 Soft Skills 1
9 MIC480 Microbiology – Lab 2
10 BIO482 Biochemistry – Lab 2
Total Credits 23
SEMESTER 2
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1. BIO403 Molecular Genetics 3
2 BIO497 Research Methodology 2
3. BIO408 Recombinant DNA Technology 3
4. BIO528 Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3
5. BIO418 Industrial Biotechnology 3
6. MIC411 Bacterial & Viral Pathogenesis 4
7. BIO481 Recombinant DNA Technology – Lab 2
8. BIO485 Industrial Biotechnology – Lab 2
9.   MB Elective – 1 3
10. AVP401 Amrita Values Programme 1
11 SSD402 Soft Skills – II 2
Total Credits 28
SEMESTER 3
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO514 Molecular And Cellular Immunology & Biology of Vaccines 4
2. MIC402 Microbial Physiology 2
3 MIC503 Food Microbiology 2
4 MIC505 Mycology 2
5 MIC506 Parasitology 2
6 MIC509 Environmental & Agricultural Microbiology 3
8   MB Elective – 2 3
9 BIO584 Immunology – Lab 2
10 MIC581 Food Microbiology – Lab 2
11   Open Elective 2
Total Credits 24
SEMESTER 4
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 MIC599 Dissertation/Thesis 10
Total Credits 10
MB ELECTIVE-1
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO464 Cancer Biology 3
2 BIO465 Phage Biology 3
3 BIO466 Cell Signaling 3
4 BIO467 Biomimicry 3
5 BIO424 Bioanalytical Techniques 3
6 BIO412 Molecular & Cellular Biophysics 3
7 BIO451 Neuroscience 3
8 BIO456 Advanced Biochemistry 3
9 BIO569 Regenerative Biology & Stem Cells 3
MB ELECTIVE-2
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO553 Nanobiotechnology 3
2 BIO550 Developmental Biology 3
3 BIO561 Glycobiology 3
4 BIO552 Recent Trends in RNA Biology 3
5 BIO527 Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics 3
6 BIO568 Ecology & Evolution 3
7 BIO559  Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience 3
8 BIO555  Matrix Biology and Biomaterials 3
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE PROGRAMME 85
Eligibility

Admission

ELIGIBILITY

Graduation in any discipline of Biological Sciences, Engineering[Biotechnology], Medicine or Equivalent [With Background in Biology].
The basic eligibility criteria are minimum 60% aggregate Marks in Qualifying Under Graduate Examination

For admissions to postgraduate programs, performance in the following are taken into account.

  • Qualifying Undergraduate Examination
  • Entrance Examination
  • Interview

Program Overview

Program Outcomes (POs)
PO1 Scientific Knowledge and Training: Gain and apply knowledge of basic and applied scientific and analytical fundamentals, leading to a deeper understanding of Biological Sciences.
PO2 Experimental Skills and Development of solutions: Use of research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments and strategic solutions.
PO3 Analytical Interpretation: In depth theoretical and empirical understanding of analytical instrumentation and protocols as well as the application of appropriate techniques and resources.
PO4 Numerical and Data Analysis: Numerical analysis, interpretation of data, and organised representation of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of scientific processes in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge, and need for sustainable development.
PO6 Scientific Communication: Communicate scientific content effectively with peers, educators, science community, and with society at large.
PO7 Ethics and Values: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of scientific practice.
PO8 Individual and teamwork: Think critically and work independently, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO9 Science for society: Apply reasoning through the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional scientific practice.
PO10 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of scientific and technological changes for up-to-date research and teaching methods.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
PSO1 Understanding of the morphology, physiology, classification and function of microorganisms along with several subjects including Biochemistry, Cell biology, Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology and Genetics.
PSO2 Investigating the integral role of microorganisms in specific diseases, vital role of microorganisms in Biotechnology, Fermentation technology, Medicine, and other industries important to human wellbeing as well as establishing the role of Medical Microbiology in Clinical and Community medicine.
PSO3 Hands on experience in state-of-the-art laboratory equipments enriching the students to perform intensive microbial research and execute diagnostic procedures required in Food, Dairy and Pharmaceutical industries.
PSO4 Establish the culture of independent learning, innovative research and productive teamwork.

Fee Structure

Disclaimer: Fees mentioned above are current. The University reserves the right to revise the same at any time without notice.

*Tuition Fee includes fees for uniform and Rs.3000 caution deposit
Hostel Fee includes Rs.5000 caution deposit
Caution deposits are refundable at the completion of the program, provided no damages are incurred.

Program Fees for the year 2019-2021
CAMPUS TUITION FEES
PER SEM
TUITION FEES
TOTAL
HOSTEL & MESS
PER YEAR
 Amritapuri     70,650   2,85,600     63,900

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • CISCO
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
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Testimonials

Sonu Sahadevan,
B.Sc. Microbiology (2006-2009), M.Sc. Biotechnology (2009-2011), PhD scholar, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich

My life at Amrita has been an exceptionally fine educational experience. I believe that having studied at Amrita School of Biotechnology has been a logical extension of my academic pursuit and has opened doors for me to higher circles. We have an excellent group of mentors who are truly inspirational and extremely supportive. The curriculum, and moreover the faculty-student discussions provide a very stimulating environment for learning, and this in turn has helped the students in developing a keen scientific temperament. I am extremely glad for being a part of this wonderful Amrita family.

Sathyaa S
M.Sc. Bioinformatics (2008-2010), Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Pavia, Italy

Amrita School of Biotechnology is one of the best experiences I have ever had. The knowledge that I gained at ASBT was the “start up” for my research career. Bioinformatics program at ASBT provides a good framework that helps to improve the theoretical biology and to develop the programming skill set. Highly qualified faculty members helps to create a good research ambiguity for students. I thoroughly enjoyed the ABST Bioinformatics experience and will cherish not only the knowledge I gained but also the friendship that I made.

Nitya Nandkishore
M.Sc. Biotechnology, (2011-2013), CSIR Junior Research Fellow at in Stem/NCBS (Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine), Bangalore

My experience at Amrita School of Biotechnology (ASBT) was very memorable. The subjects offered are unique and advanced, the classes are interactive and innovative teaching methods are employed facilitating a better training. The faculty members are not only highly qualified experts in their field, but are also extremely approachable. Personally, the time I spent at ASBT and my interactions with the faculty helped me discover my enthusiasm for science and gave direction to my career.

Gayathri Ravindran
B.Sc. Microbiology (2011-2014), M.Sc. Microbiology (2014 -2016), Trainee Executive – Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Limited

I feel extremely proud to say that I have completed my graduation and Post-graduation in Microbiology from a prestigious institution like Amrita School of Biotechnology. The 5 years spent here were splendid and has helped me grow personally and professionally. The relationship between the faculty and the students is very cordial and has paved way for a great learning experience. I am ever grateful to all the faculty, staff and my batch mates for giving me a wonderful campus life.

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2020

12th

Overall Rankings 2019
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Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
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