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MSc Microbiology (Research) students employ cutting-edge methods to learn about pathogenic microbes, biological diversity, evolution, and biotechnology. Elaborate practical and experimental training makes our young researchers proficient in laboratory skills and techniques. 

The study of MSc Microbiology (Research) concentrates on microscopic organisms including bacteria, fungi and protists. It also examines nucleic acid in the form of DNA or RNA sequences.

Shoolini has an illustrious team of faculty members. Our students learn from some of the best teachers in India, who have been trained and educated in the best universities of the world such as National Cancer Institute, USA, NIH, USA, IISc and Oxford.

Shoolini University is a modern and lush green campus nestled in the Himalayas. Students also enjoy a technology-enriched learning environment. 

International collaborations available with foreign universities include Lanzhou University, China; Gachon University, Korea; University of Naples, Italy; University of Arkansas, USA, University of Maryland, USA.

The course is UGC certified.

Specialisation available in Microbiology.

Key areas of research

Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Enzyme technology, Immunology, Parasitology, Cancer Biology

Career Opportunities

  • Higher Studies
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Research Interns
  • Scientific Assistant
  • Forensic Experts
  • QA/QC Jobs

  S. No.  Course Name Credits Course Type
Semester I 1 Microbial Metabolism and Genetics 4 Core
2 Immunity, Vaccines and Immunotechnology 4 Core
3 Mycology and Phycology 4 Core
4 General Microbiology 4 Core
5 Cell Biology 4 Core
6 Research 3  
Total  23  
Semester II 1 Recent Trends in Molecular Biology 4 Foundation
2 Environmental Microbiology and Bioremediation 3 Foundation
3 Virology 3 Core
4 Analytical and Separation Techniques 3 Foundation
5 Clinical Biochemistry 3 Core
6 Research 3  
Total  19  
Semester III 1 Developmental Biology 2 Core
2 Modern Approaches to Vaccine Development 3 Core
3 Industrial Microbiology 3 Foundation
4 Medical Parasitology 3 Core
5 General Pathophysiology 2 Core
6 Biostatistics 3  
7 Industrial Visit 1 Core
8 Research 3  
Total  20  
Semester IV 1 Diagnostic Microbiology and Laboratory Animal care 3 Core
2 Seminar 1 Core
3 Research 10 Core
Total  14  
Department Elective 1 Ecological Aspects of Environmental Degradation 3  
2 Evolution and Behavior 2  
Total Credits (23+19+20+14+3+2) 81  

Course Instructors
Saurabh KulshresthaProfessor
Kamal DevProfessor
Anuradha SourirajanProfessor
Dinesh KumarProfessor
P K ChauhanAssociate Professor
Somesh SharmaAssociate Professor
Azhar KhanAssociate Professor
Rupak NagraikAssistant Professor
Chandresh KumariAssistant Professor
Nitika ThakurAssistant Professor
Pradeep KumarAssistant Professor
Debajyoti BoseAssistant Professor
Jyoti MehtaAssistant Professor
Gaurav SaxenaAssistant Professor
Rohit SharmaAssistant Professor
Swarup RoyAssistant Professor
Deblina BiswasAssistant Professor
Lokender KumarAssistant Professor
Richa KaushalAssistant Professor
Anuj Kumar PooniaAssistant Professor
Amanpreet Kaur Virk (M.Sc.)
Amanpreet Kaur Virk (M.Sc.)

Shoolini’s research environment inspired me to pursue PhD in Biotech, which also opened new doors for me as a foreign intern at Lanzhou University, China.

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates are selected on the basis of an entrance test followed by an interview conducted by the department for MSc Microbiology (Research).

What is the accreditation of MSc Microbiology (Research)?

Shoolini University is NAAC B+ accredited and has UGC certification.

International collaborations available with foreign universities include Lanzhou University, China; Gachon University, Korea; University of Naples, Italy; University of Arkansas, USA, University of Maryland, USA.

Our illustrious faculty includes alumni of global universities like Oxford, NIH, NCI, John Hopkins Medical School, as well as top universities of India, like IISc, JNU, DU and ZSI. Faculty members regularly receive grants from national and international funding agencies. Students also get a chance to work closely on live research projects.

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Course Details
  • Eligibility: BSc/ B Tech with Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences/ Food Tech or related subjects with minimum 60% marks
  • Admission Criteria: Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Semester Fee
    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 60000
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 75000

* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000

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