M.Sc. On Campus


Bharathiar University

24 months
375 USD/year
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On successful completion of the Microbiology MSc program offered at Bharathiar University, students will be able to have a deep insight into the world of microorganisms that exist in all environments.


The Department of Microbial Biotechnology was commissioned as an individual component of the School of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in the year 2008. The academic activities of the department are being executed by four teaching staff, one Professor and three Assistant Professors. The primer course, M.Sc. Industrial Biotechnology which was incepted in 2001 under the department of Biotechnology, is now being offered under the aegis of department of Microbial Biotechnology.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The PEOs of the Microbiology MSc program offered at Bharathiar University describe accomplishments that graduates are expected to attain within five to seven years after graduation:

  • Graduate would become a microbiologist involved in research
  • The candidate shall become an entrepreneur commercializing his own microbial product
  • The candidate would be able to join Industries maintaining quality of products
  • The candidate would be able to establish a clinical diagnostic laboratory
  • The graduate can become a teacher of microbiological subjects in schools or colleges
  • The graduate can become a bioprocess engineering designing fermentation processes

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

After the successful completion of M.Sc. program, the students are expected to:
  • Know the role of microorganisms in human life
  • Explain the causes of infectious diseases
  • Capable of identifying microorganisms from various sources
  • Capacity to design a fermentation process using a microbe
  • Capable of constructing a recombinant strain for commercial purpose

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbiology
  • Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Microbial genetics and recombinant DNA technology
  • Agricultural Microbiology 
  • Immunology and Immuno techniques
  • Medical Microbiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Pass in Bachelors Degree with minimum of 60% Marks with the following as one of the major subjects: Microbiology / Biotechnology / Agriculture / Biochemistry / Botany / Plant Biology / Biochemistry and Plant Biotechnology / Environmental Sciences / Medical Sciences (MBBS/BDS/BVSc) /Zoology.
  • The candidates have to pay the Registration Fee of Rs.400/- through net banking / Debit / Credit Cards/DD/NEFT. SC/ST candidates have to pay only Rs.200/- provided they have to produce a photo copy of his/her community certificate. The online filled in application form shall be completed in all respects and the soft copy can be downloaded. Those who are making online payment need not send the hard copy of the application.
  • The application may be filled online at the guidelines for filling up the online application is available at

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National tuition fee: INR5,280/semester ($71)

Living costs for Coimbatore

18295 - 24970 INR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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