Admission Open for 2017-18

B.Sc - Micro-Biology

About the Course : B.Sc. Microbiology is three years - 6 semesters course. This course is designed for the students who want to pursue their career in the fields of Chemistry, Zoology and Microbiology. The course covers the major areas ranging from fundamentals to advanced concepts in the subjects of Chemistry, Zoology & Microbiology. Along with these subjects students are exposed to Literature. Indian Constitution and Computers :

Course Content : 

Year Semester Title Books
I Year I Sem * Language I * As prescribed by Bengaluru University
* Language II - English * As prescribed by Bengaluru University
* Chemistry I * Advanced inorganic Chemistry - J.D. Lee
* Zoology - I * Manual of Zoology - Jordan & Verma
* Microbiology - I Basic Microbiology & Control of Microorganisms * Microbiology by Sundararajan
* Chemistry Practical -I General * Text Book of Physical Chemistry- Tuly
* Non-Chordata Part -1 Practical - I * Text Book of Organic Chemistry - L.Indira & G.R. Chatwal
* Basic Microbiology Practical I * Experiments in Microbiology - K.R. Aneja
II Sem * Language I * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Language II - English * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Chemistry II * Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkin
* Zoology - II * Advanced Organic Chemistry by Jerry. March
* Microbiology II- (Microbial Taxonomy & Culture Techniques) * A manual of Zoology . Chordata by Jordan & Verma
* Chemistry Practical -II General * Fundamental Principles of Bacteriology by Salle
* Zoology Practical - II. Non-Chordata Part II * Inorganic Chemistry by J.E. Huhee
* Microbial Taxonomy & Culture Techniques Practical - II -
* Computer Fundamentals. -
II Year III Sem * Language I * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Language II - English * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Chemistry III * Advanced Organic Chemistry by J. March
* Zoology - III Chordata Part ·1 * Physical Chemistry 7th edn. P.W. Atkins
* Microbiology III- Microbial Physiology & Microbial Genetics * Manual of Zoology- hordata - Jordan & Verma
* Organic Chemistry Practical-III * General Microbiology - by Powar & Daginwala
* Chordata Part - I Zoology Practical - III * An introduction to Indian Constitution by D.D. Basu.
* Microbial Taxonomy & Culture Techniques Practical . III -
* Indian Constitution -
IV Sem * language -I * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* language-II English * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Chemistry- IV General Chemistry * Organic Chemistry by R.T. Morrison & R.N. Boyd
* Zoology -IV Mammals, Comparitive Anatomy & Human Anatomy * Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. lee
* Microbiology - IV Molecular Biology Genetic Engineering & Biophysics * Manual of Zoology - Chordata - Jordan & Verma
* Inorganic Chemistry Practical- IV * Human Anatomy by Chaurasia Vol.I, II & III
* Zoology Practical- IV Based on Theory * Principles of Genetics by Gardner
* Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering Practical- IV * General Microbiology by Verma & Agarwal
* Environmental Studies -
III Year V Sem * Chemistry-V Organic Chemistry & Physical Chemistry * Organic Chemistry Vol I & II by I.L. Finar
* Chemistry - VI * Advanced Organic Chemistry by J. March, John Willy
* Zoology- V Genetics & Histology * Principles of Physical Chemistry by B.R. Puri, L R. Sharma.
* Zoology . VI Cell Biology, Immunology & Ecology * Textbook of Physical Chemistry by P.l. Soni
* Microbiology- V Agricultural & Environmental Microbiology * Genetics by Verma & Agarwal
* Microbiology - VI Food and Dairy Microbiology * Histology by A.K. Berry, Gerrit Bevelander
* Chemistry Practical - Organic- V * Immunology by Janis Kuby
* Chemistry Practical- Physical- VI * Soil Microbiology by Subba Rao
* Zoology Practical- Based on Theory V & VI * Food Microbiology by Frazier
* Agricultural & Environmental Microbiology Practical - V * Dairy Microbiology by Sukumar Dey
* Food and Dairy Microbiology Practical -VI -
VI Sem * Chemistry . VII Inorganic Chemistry & Biochemistry * Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 6th edition by F.A. Cotton & G. Wilkinson.
* Chemistry - VIII * Biochemistry by Lehninger.
* Zoology - VII Development Biology + Evolution * Fundamentals of Biochemistry by J.L.Jain
* Zoology . VIII Physiology + Ethology * Embryology by M.P. Arora.
* Microbiology - VII Immunology Medical * Physiology by Goel & Sastry.
* Microbiology - VIII Industrial Microbiology * Immunology by Kuby, Medical Microbiology by Annanth Narayan & Panicker.
* Chemistry Practical - Inorganic - VII * Industrial Microbiology by Casida, Principles of Fermentation Technology - Stanbury & Whittaker
* Chemistry Practical- Biochemistry-VIII * Basic Biotechnology by Ratledge
* Zoology Practical - Based on Theory VII & VIII -
* Immunology & Medical Microbiology Practical . VII -
* Industrial Microbiology & Microbial Technology -

Duration : 3 years - 6 semesters course. Each semester is of 16 weeks duration.

Eligibility : Pass in 10+ 2 or equivalent with two bio-science subjects Chemistry & Biology with any other subject.

Calendar of Events (Tentative) :

Event  Odd Semester Even Semester
Commencement of the term August January
I Test September Febraury
II Test October March
Preparatory Examination November April
Bengaluru University Examination Decemeber May

Attendance : 75% attendance is a must for registering for the Bengaluru University examination.

Teaching Hours : Duration of lecture hours per week per subject with respect to theory for I-IV semester is 4 hours & for V-VI semesters is 6 hours.

Practical session will be for 3 hours / week / subject in I to IV semesters and 3 hrs. for V & VI semesters

Academic Activities : Lectures/Seminars/workshops/visit to industries/research institutions. Students of final semester will carry out a project on Ethology (Animal behavior).

Examination : Bengaluru University final exams will be held in the month of Nov/Dec for odd semesters and in the month of April/May for even semesters.

Theory Internal Assessment Total Marks
Duration Max.Marks Max. Marks
3 hrs 90 Grade 100

Internal Assessment : Internal marks are assessed based on the performance of the student in tests, assignments, seminars, attendance, punctuality, interaction relating to subject during class hours, approach in solving the problem - awareness, progress, creative thinking, development and the overall attitude of the student.

Scheme of valuation : As per Bengaluru University regulations.

Promotion to next year : Students can carryover subjects to next higher semester.

Note : Student should complete the degree within 6 years from the date of admission to I semester.

Vacation : From Odd to Even semester - 15 days.From Even to Odd Semester - Approximately one month

Prospects of the Course : After the completion of course, students are eligible for higher studies or can take up professions of their level.

Higher Studies

Post graduate degree in Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Genetics or PG Diploma in Food Technology, Bioinformatics, Dairy Technology, wild life conservation, pharmaceuticals, prawn/ pearl culture, aqua culture, agriculture, animal husbandry.

Employment Opportunities :

  • Microbiologist in Quality Control Section of Industries like Food and Beverage based industries, Pharma based companies.
  • Production Manager in Microbiology and Biotech based companies.
  • Self-employment opportunities like Food Processing Unit, Setting up of Biogas plant, Vermicomposting / Mushroom Cultivation / Diagnostic Centres and other Agro based setups.
  • Project Assistant in reputed research industries