The best part about studying in a university is that you get to interact with students from different divisions, who are studying their passion and you get to learn and know about their field of profession. Recently, I got a chance to visit the Department of Microbiology and have a chat with the students, getting to know more about this dynamic subject.

“If you really want to make a change in people’s lives helping people prevent and treat diseases, contribute to the development of science and work for a cause, this is the perfect course for you,” says Apoorva Verma, B.Sc Microbiology, a student of Lovely Professional University.

Here’s a complete guide to making your career as a Microbiologist:

The main aim of this study is to develop a deep understanding of micro-organisms and their life structure in order to develop resources by exploiting them. The study revolves around the biological structure of microorganisms, cellular and molecular functioning, ecology, division and as a subject of the human resource.

Career in Microbiology

Specialisations in Microbiology




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Qualifications to Make a Microbiology Career in India

A course in any of the relevant specializations such as B.Sc in Microbiology or M.Sc in Microbiology and other subjects will qualify you as a beginner microbiologist. Some students also apply for further studies such as PhD in relevant areas of interest.

Responsibilities of a Microbiologist

Career in Microbiology

  • Development of new products, processes, and techniques.
  • Identify micro-organisms in a range of environments.
  • Manage laboratory work.
  • Carry out researches and studies on microbes.
  • Develop prevention and protection techniques against diseases.

Salary in Field of Microbiology

The salary of a microbiology intern ranges from 10K to 15K. A qualified professional microbiologist in this field has an average salary of approximately Rs. 3 LPA and with additional experiences and research, it increases depending on the organization and work profile.

Career Prospects in Microbiology

There is a great grid of career progression in this field as it is continually growing in the 21st century. Networking is a key part of a successful career in this domain. It is very important for the person to maintain a professional profile by submitting researchers and presenting them in conclaves, applying for research grants and working in exchange programmes specially designed for research. In India, there is an ever-growing demand in this field. With increasing demand for top-class healthcare and hospitality, microbiologists are important professionals demanded by hospitals, healthcare industries, medical research, science organization etc.