The term Microbiology generally stands for two things, first micro meaning the microorganisms and the second Biology meaning the field of study, so microbiology means the study of microorganisms.
Microbiology is now an emerging field all over the world, but especially in India, it gives the pathway for Molecular research. Due to everyday research practices, microorganisms have become a key component in the field of inventions and innovations. A scientist has found uses of microorganisms in Healthcare, Agriculture and other different aspects.
If you are thinking to make a career in this field, then we can help in guiding you for the same. So let us tell you about the degree offered in India for Microbiology.
It is Bachelors in science or Bsc. At an undergraduate level and its duration is for three years, which includes six semesters. The eligibility for applying to this course is 50% marks in science subject in your 10+2. The fee for this course is nearly around 30000 to 40000 in government colleges whereas 1 lakh to 2 lakh in private colleges.
Let us now tell you the top colleges providing this course in India:
- Delhi University, Delhi
- Lovely Professional University
- Amity University
- Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phule University, Jaipur
- GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
There are many more universities providing this course with both low to high fees structure.
Now talking about the career aspects in this field so let us tell you, microbiology is an ever-expanding field for research and innovations in India. Microbiologist easily gets a job in various research companies, pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies. There are many new career opportunities for fresh microbiologists like in government sector and in private also. Working in food industries and developmental organisations can give you good pay along with perks. Food Industry and the chemical industry are other areas where microbiologist is in high demand. They can also become a content writer to develop articles and be like a science writer. Last but not least, they can opt for a teaching job by being a professor in any college.
What is the average income of a microbiologist in India?
Well to answer this question we can only say that in a developing country there is a great need and demand for every kind of professionals thus a fresh microbiologist does earn a little less, but with experience and time, they can reach good figures. On average they earn 2 lakh to10 lakh rupees annually. It also depends upon the organisation with which one is related.
The miracles of microbiology have helped the scientist in making various products from them, which can be useful in preventing genetic disorders, making Vaccines to treat AIDS and other diseases. It also helped in the agriculture and food industry etc. by increasing the yield. So start preparing for an adventurous journey among the various microorganisms on this planet Earth and make a career out of it for yourself.