BS Microbiology

Program Introduction

The biological sciences have progressed leaps and bounds. There is no denying fact that microbes are center of biological sciences these days and most of the new technologies in fact are based on microbes or microbe based knowledge. In spite of their very small size, the impact of microbes on the planet is so extensive that life without them is almost impossible. The study of microorganisms cannot be overemphasized as they are necessary for the production of bread, cheese, antibiotics, vitamins, organic acids, enzymes, biologics, sera and vaccines. Over and above, microbes also serve as the basis and the major tools in the fields of molecular biology, modern biotechnology and genetic engineering.On account of the rising demand for individuals with extensive microbiological training and the situation compounded by the emergence of multi-drug resistant microbes and the lack of new clinically effective anti- infective agents compelled us to establish microbiology section under the Department of Life Sciences at UMT. The program is open to students who want to update their theoretical preparation or to test their disposition toward academic training. The atmosphere among students and faculty is one of open informality fostered by a pleasant working environment and state-of-the-art research facilities. Core concepts and skills are taught through a sequence of core courses, along with the advanced electives carefully chosen in view of the fundamental applications of microbiology. The courses are designed for the students so that they learn the advanced methods in microbiology, laboratory and literature-based research, and develop the concepts and skills to apply their expertise in professional life.

Program Details

4 years
  • 12 years of formal education FSc/ A level or equivalent with Biology and Chemistry
  • Minimum 50% marks at intermediate level or equivalent
  • Equivalence certificate from IBCC in case of O/A level
  • No third division in matric
  • UMT Entrance test
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