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B.Sc Microbiology

Program Details

The B.Sc. Microbiology Program at Guru Nanak University prepares students for a career in industry, private consulting, and government. Microbes have become an indispensable tool for ensuring human health and welfare. In recognition of the immense impact of this discipline on modern society our faculties thrive best in the teaching and research program. Following the tradition a great emphasis is given on understanding intermediary metabolism and metabolic disorders in our curriculum. B.Sc. Microbiology provides a detailed study of microorganism and their effect on the human body. The syllabus also contains formation of different viruses and bacteria and how they function. To expose our students with latest concepts and understandings in the syllabus is upgraded / modified. We teach Systems Biology that allows students to appreciate the complexity of the biological systems as a whole. The secret of success of the department lies in the academic environment and close ties between teachers and students. While one enjoys such flexibility, a rigid discipline is maintained as far as the classes and projects are concerned.

Career Prospects

The job profiles after the B.Sc Microbiology course are Bacteriologist, Virologist, Cell biologist Scientific laboratory technician, Food Safety Analyst, Clinical biochemistry in Drug Manufacturing Companies, Public Health Laboratories etc.


Passed 10+2 examination in Science stream with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics/ Biology as compulsory subjects with atleast 50% marks from a recognized board of the country