The M.Sc. Microbiology Programme is of two years duration and is divided into two parts, Part I and Part II. Each part has two Semesters.
Semester one will have four theory papers of 100 marks each and one practical paper based on theory papers of 200 marks. Semester two also has four theory papers of 100 marks each including one Interdisciplinary paper and one practical paper of 200 marks. Semester three has four theory papers of 100 marks each and one practical paper of 200 marks. Semester four has only one Interdisciplinary theory paper of 100 marks and dissertation. There will be
no practical in this Semester. Dissertation for 500 marks will start in the beginning of Semester three and will continue till the end of the Semester four. Dissertation will carry marks for continuous assessment, dissertation/thesis its presentation and viva-voce. This will be evaluated at the end of fourth Semester.
All theory, practicals and dissertation will have 30% marks reserved for Internal Assessment(IA). Each theory examination will be of three hours durations and practical examination will be for (8+8 hours) spread on two days.
Teaching time allotted to each paper shall be 4 period for theory and 3-4 period for practicals / per
The detailed syllabus for each paper is appended with a list of suggested readings which would be further supplemented with other books/papers and be modified as new material becomes available. While the students will be asked to refer to older editions of books for some of the topics, the books generally prescribed would consist of the latest editions. To reflect the same, edition numbers have not been mentioned in the Suggested Readings.