BSc Medical Microbiology | PU (Pokhara)

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Medical Microbiology is a four-year degree program offered by Pokhara University (PU) under the Faculty of Science & Technology. It is a specialization-oriented bachelor's degree in biomedical science that spans over eight semesters. The program is designed to produce graduates who can work in the field of healthcare, disease prevention, diagnosis, and control. Medical microbiology is a scientific study that focuses on bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites that are of medical importance and are connected with diseases and illnesses. The aim is to find cures for various diseases.

BSc in Medical Microbiology covers a range of subjects, including Systemic and Diagnostic Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Mycology, Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Immunology. The program deals with specialized topics such as research, laboratory diagnostics, and the management of these subjects.

This degree equips students with strong theoretical knowledge and practical skills in biomedical science and healthcare. It prepares them to pursue careers as researchers, microbiologists, and pharmacologists in hospitals, medical colleges, pharmaceutical industries, biotechnological industries, and food industries in the governmental, public, or private sectors. If you have a keen interest in biology, medicine, and research, studying B.Sc. in Medical Microbiology can be a great choice.

Objectives of BSc Medical Microbiology

The main objectives of BSc in Medical Microbiology program are as follows:

  • To provide student with theoretical & scientific knowledge and understanding to work from community level to the central level health care programs to provide better quality of life to the people and promote health and wellness.
  • To prepare the students for higher level of study like Master's degree or related in and outside the country.
  • To prepare the students to work in the field of medical microbiology for disease causes, control, prevention and research of cure of diseases by studying living cells and microorganisms.
  • To train students to work in a team of professionals by participating them in special seminars and also prepare them to be independent and skilled.
  • To produce the human resource with different research methodology knowledge & skills and make them able to start basic and applied research independently.
  • To prepare students to work as quality controller at quality controller at food industries, researchers at labs, vaccine developer, and related field.

Admission Requirements in BSc Medical Microbiology

Eligibility for Admission:

The candidates willing to join BSc in Medical Microbiology must follow certain criteria:

  • Students must have completed their 10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board), or I. SC from Physical or Biological group in Science with a minimum of 50% in aggregate or at least grade C in three subjects in the Advance Level from any Board/ University recognized by PU.

Admission Procedure:

The admission procedure for BSc in Medical Microbiology program are as follows:

  • The application form can be directly collected from the reception or can be downloaded on the dates prescribed from the affiliated College websites for the admission process.
  • The filled in application form, along with the photocopy of the mark sheets and stated cash amount or payable deposit slip in name or account of the affiliated College should be submitted before the due date.
  • The applicants must appear in the entrance exam conducted by the affiliated college and pass the exam compulsory.
  • The merit list of the applicants is published after the entrance examination.

Commencement of Course:

The commencement of BSc in Medical Microbiology course starts every September each year Note: Students who have passed their grade 11 board exam and waiting for the result of grade 12 can also fill the application form and appear in the entrance examination. Applicants should submit their mark sheet of +2 exams before the result of the entrance examination come out or during the admission process.

Career and Scope

Once you get the degree of BSc in Medical Microbiology, you are exposed to wide range of jobs. You can work at governmental agencies, private health care services, and pharmaceutical industries or in NGOs & INGOs. You can also pursue your further higher studies of Masters or related after the completion of this degree in the country or abroad. Some of the jobs you opt to work are as follows:

  • Biomedical scientist to do scientific researches to diagnose & treat diseases & evaluate the effectiveness of treatments.
  • Clinical research associate to test new drugs for their effectiveness, risks and benefits.
  • Food technologist to make sure that the food products available on the market are produced safely, legally and are of the quality claimed.
  • Microbiologist to study microorganisms to understand their effect on our lives and how we can make use of them.
  • Pharmacologist to conduct research to discover new drug and development
  • Physician associate to diagnose, analyze & test results in hospitals or related
  • Research scientist.
  • Scientific laboratory technician to conduct laboratory based investigations in biological, chemical, physical and life science areas.
  • Technical brewer to ensure the quality and consistency of the product manufactured in the industries.