AIPH Common Entrance Test - 2018

MSc. Applied Microbiology Apply Now

  • Microbiology is an upper level course, aimed for biology majors who want to expand their knowledge of the microscopic world. The major themes are classification, uses of microorganisms and microorganism in disease.
  • Microbiology is an integral part of many different scientific studies, such as clinical, immunology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, medicine, agriculture, ecology, industrial processes and many more.
  • Microorganisms are minute living things that are individually too small to be seen with the naked eye. The term includes bacteria, microscopic fungi (yeasts and molds), protozoans, microscopic algae, prions and viruses. Microorganisms can be associated with many diseases, infections and inconveniences such as AIDS, pimples, and spoiled food. However, the majority of microorganisms make vital contributions to the world's inhabitants. They maintain the balance of chemicals and living organisms in the global environment. For example, the algae and cyanobacteria found in the oceans and waters of the globe are the major source of oxygen for living things. In many places microorganisms are the basis for the food chain. They help to recycle chemical elements in the land and water. Microorganisms also have been used for commercial benefits. Cultured microorganisms can be used to synthesize products more cheaply than they can be manufactured by other means (biotechnology). Microorganisms have also been used to produce products that have "always" been a part of our lives, such as vinegar, wine, sauerkraut, pickles, beer, green olives, soy sauce, buttermilk bread, cheese, and yoghurt, to name a few.
  • Course description:  The purpose of this semester of Microbiology is to familiarize the students with those concepts that are basic to viruses and prokaroyotic and eukaryotic cells.The M.Sc. Applied Microbiology programme conducted by Asian Institute of Public Health:Provides a holistic learning environment where students, teachers and facilitators drawn from various academic disciplines can enrich one another with their diverse domain expertise and experience

    Provides mentorship and knowledge transfer from members of faculty who have rich experience in the field of microbiology

    Learning activities will include reading and evaluation scientific papers, learning basic Microbiological techniques, imparts hands-on training by exposing students to clinical microbiological practical identifying unknown bacteria, answering questions in lecture and writing scientific papers.


    Laboratory/Library Facilities: There is a well-equipped M.Sc. Practical Laboratory with Digital Weighing Balance, Laminar Air-flow, Compound Microscope with LED illumination, Bacteriological Incubator, Water bath, Distillation Unit, Autoclave, Digital pH Meter, Hot Air Oven, Bactec 9050, PCR, Deep freezer -20 degree, Deep freezer -70, Deep freezer -80, Gel Electrophoresis unit, Vortex Machine, Hot plate, centrifuge, UV- Transiluminator and other necessary facilities. The institute has a well stocked library where students do their studies and borrow reading material. 

Semester wise distribution of papers
Semester Paper No. paper Full mark Duration of Examination
First Semester
  Paper-I Fundamentals of microbiology 50 3 hours
  Paper-II Microbial diversity 50 3 hours
  Paper-III Microbial physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics 50 3 hours
  Paper-IV Practical based on Paper I,II and III 100 6 hours
Second Semester
  Paper-V Agricultural microbiology and Plant Pathology 50 3 hours
  Paper-VI Environmental, Food and industrial microbiology    
  Paper-VII Medical microbiology and Immunology 50 3 hours
  Paper-VIII Practical based on theory paper V,VI and VII 100 6 hours
Third Semester
  Paper-IX Biostatistics, Computer application and Instrumentation 50 3 hours
  Paper-X Microbial biotechnology: Fundamentals 50 3 hours
  Paper-XI Microbial biotechnology: Applications 50 3 hours
  Paper-XII Practical based on Paper IX,X and XI 100 6hours
Fourth Semester
The candidates shall choose one of the following elective courses
A. Agricultural Microbiology
B. Industrial Microbiology
C. Environmental Microbiology
D. Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Microbiology
E. Plant Pathology
  Paper-XIII   50 3hours
  Paper-XIV   50 3hours
Paper-XV: Seminar-cum-Practical     50marks
Paper-XVI: Project     100 marks



Admission to M.Sc. Applied Microbiology program shall be based on criteria decided by the Management Committee of Asian Institute of Public Health. A student shall be eligible to apply for admission to Microbiology course, if he/she has completed a 3 years bachelor’s degree in life science subjects from a recognized institution/university. The selection of the eligible candidates for admission to Microbiology program may be based on career marks & interview as deemed necessary by the Management Committee.



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