Bachelor of Science in Microbiology or BSc Microbiology is a four-year program offered by the Institute of Science and Technology at Tribhuvan University(TU). The undergraduate program in microbiology is designed to provide knowledge about the cellular arrangement, roles and functions, metabolic activities, and various other aspects of microorganisms. The program covers the study of living organisms such as bacteria, algae, viruses, protozoa, and more within the BSc microbiology curriculum. Moreover, the program is designed to equip students with the ability to apply their knowledge of microbiology in related fields such as biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, and more.
During their studies in BSc microbiology, students are required to choose two elective subjects in their third year and complete a project in their fourth year, in addition to other compulsory subjects. There are two combinations available: microbiology, botany, and chemistry (MBC), and microbiology, zoology, and chemistry.
The fee structure for studying BSc microbiology at Tribhuvan University ranges from Rs. 24,000 to Rs. 30,000. However, the fees may be higher in private colleges. For a systematic and detailed description of the fees, interested individuals should visit the respective college."
The course objectives of the BSc Microbiology TU program are as follows:
Students who have completed their 10+2 education in the science stream or have an I.Sc degree or A-Level Science with Biology, or possess an equivalent degree from Tribhuvan University or a board/institution/university recognized by TU, are eligible for admission to the BSc Microbiology program.
Microbiology is a very promising field in terms of job prospects. BSc Microbiology graduates can be confident about their career prospects after completing their studies. Microbiology offers a wide range of career opportunities for its practitioners. The program provides job opportunities in various industries such as the food and beverage industry, biomedical laboratories, pharmaceutical industry (with a focus on microbes), distilleries and liquor industries, research laboratories and institutes, vaccine production industries, milk and dairy product-related industries, forensic laboratories, mineral water plants, bio-fertilizer industries, protein and enzyme production units, mushroom production units, and many more.
In addition to industry positions, there are also various government jobs related to microbiology where undergraduates can work. Moreover, BSc Microbiology graduates in microbiology are highly sought after in developed countries, where they have a high chance of securing well-paying jobs. Furthermore, students who are willing to pursue further studies will have an additional advantage in excelling in this field.
Overall, the field of microbiology offers a wealth of career opportunities, job security, and the potential for advancement, both in the industry and in academic pursuits.