Department of Microbiology
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Post Graduate

Programme Information(PG)

Name of the programme

M.Sc. Microbiology

Scheme and Syllabus of the programme

PSO (Programme Specific Outcomes)


Analyse the fundamental concepts and biodiversity of microorganisms (bacteria fungi, actinomycetes, viruses, algae), enabling critical thinking in different fields of Microbiology. Understand prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetic systems & physiology, metabolism and biochemistry of microorganisms. Acquire basic Microbiology laboratory skills, techniques and expertise in the use of instruments applicable to research, clinical methods and analysis of the observations.


Demonstrate the importance of immunity, pathogenesis, cultivation, diagnosis and control of pathogens through therapeutics and prophylaxis in various health and pharmaceutical domains.


Evaluate and Identify the needs, potentials and impact of microorganisms relevant to food, soil and agriculture, ensuring environmental conservation and food safety.


Design appropriate strategies in bio-processing and fermentation technology, with emphasis to gain familiarity with applications of microbes for industrial production of biomass and synthesis of valuable products through fermentation.


Understanding of basics of recombinant DNA technology (RDT) and explore the application of genetic engineering to create GMO, transgenic plants, animals, gene therapy, etc. Apply the concepts of Genomics and Proteomics through analytical, molecular techniques for the betterment of society.


– Examine the significance of research using statistical tools and communicate the findings in research forums. Ensure bio-safety and bioethics for social responsibility, environmental sensitization and obtain Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for various research findings. Apply computing, communicative and entrepreneurial skills for employability and lifelong learning.

PO (Programme Outcomes)


To acquaint students with recent knowledge and techniques in basic and applied biological sciences.


To develop understanding of organismal, cellular, biochemical and environmental basis of life.


To provide insight into ethical implications of biological research for environmental protection and good laboratory practices and biosafety.


To develop problem solving innovative thinking with robust communication and writing skills in youth with reference to biological, environmental and nutritional sciences.


To understand applications of biotic material in health, medicine, food security for human well being and sustainable development.


To impart practical and project based vocational training for preparing youth for a career in research and entrepreneurship in fields of life sciences for self reliance.

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