B.Sc. Microbiology | Tribhuvan University

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology is a four year program of Tribhuvan University run by Institute of Science and Technology. The undergraduate program of microbiology is designed to provide knowledge about cellular arrangement, role and functions, metabolic activities, and other various aspects of microorganisms. The living organisms like bacteria, algae, virus, protozoa, etc. are studied under the course of B.Sc. microbiology. Not only this, course is designed for making student capable of applying the knowledge of microbiology in related fields like biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, etc.

While pursuing microbiology, students have to study two elective subjects in third year and project work in fourth year along with other compulsory subjects. Students can choose two combinations, one is microbiology, botany and chemistry (MBC), and another is microbiology, Zoology and chemistry.

Fee structure:

The fee structure of studying B.Sc. microbiology in Tribhuvan University comes around Rs. 24, 000 - Rs.30, 000. However, the fee may be quite higher in private colleges. For, systematic and detail description of fee, one should visit the college concerned.

List of B.Sc. Microbiology Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for B.Sc. Microbiology program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of B.Sc. Microbiology

The course objectives of Bachelor of Science in Microbiology degree provided by Tribhuvan University are as follows:

  • To produce microbiologist having profound knowledge of general microbiology and develop ability in students to meet the challenges of modern world.
  • To provide theoretical and practical education with vision of helping students in accumulating microbiological techniques and ideas essential for working in various field which is directly or indirectly concerned with microbiology.
  • To provide students the knowledge so that they can contribute to the invention and innovation in the field of agricultural, medical, industrial, environmental microbiology.
  • To make students capable of providing expert ideas, counsel and consultancy in various aspects concerning microbiology.

Admission Requirements in B.Sc. Microbiology


The student having plus two in science stream or I.Sc degree or A level Science with Biology or equivalent degree from Tribhuvan University or board/ institution/ University recognized by TU are eligible in getting admission in B.Sc. Microbiology.

Entrance exam:

  • The students have to appear in entrance exam conducted by TU.
  • Student should appear in entrance exam from the college where they are trying get enrolled.
  • The merit list is published then afterwards.

B.Sc. Microbiology Syllabus

Below is the detailed TU B.Sc. Microbiology Syllabus.

1st Year

  • MB101: General Microbiology
  • MB102: General Microbiology Practical
  • CHEM101: Chemistry
  • CHEM102: Chemistry Practical
  • Zool.101: Non-chordata & Protochordata
  • Zool.102: Non-chordata & Protochordata Practical
  • SC.101: Scientifc Communication

Below is the detailed TU B.Sc. Microbiology Syllabus.

2nd Year

  • MB201: Biochemistry & Microbial Biotechnology
  • MB202: Biochemistry & Microbial Biotechnology Practical
  • CHEM201: Chemistry
  • CHEM202: Chemistry Practical
  • Zool.201: Chordata, Comparative Anatomy & Evolution
  • Zool.201: Chordata, Comparative Anatomy & Evolution Practical
  • Appd-Stat.: Applied Statistics

Below is the detailed TU B.Sc. Microbiology Syllabus.

3rd Year

  • MB301: Agricultural & Food Microbiology
  • MB304: Agricultural & Food Microbiology
  • MB302 (Elective): Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Quality Management
  • Zool.301: Physiology, Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Zool.302: Physiology, Genetics & Molecular Biology Practical
  • Zool.303: Natural Resource Management
  • RM 305: Research Methodology

Below is the detailed TU B.Sc. Microbiology Syllabus.

4th Year

  • MB401: Environment & Public Health Microbiology
  • MB402: Environment & Public Health Microbiology Practical
  • MB403: Medical Microbiology
  • MB404: Medical Microbiology Practical
  • MB406: Project Writing & Presentation
  • MB407: Instrumentation in Microbiology
  • COM408: Computational Course

Scope and Career Prospects

Microbiology is very promising field when it comes to job prospects. The bachelor graduates can be very confident about their work after study. Microbiology offers many career opportunities for its followers. The course provide job opportunities in the area of Food and Beverage industry, Bio-Medical Labs, Pharmaceutical Industry associated with microbes, Distilleries and Liquor industries, Research Laboratories and research institutes, Vaccine production Industries, Milk & Dairy products related industries, Forensic laboratories, Mineral Water plants, Bio-fertilizer industries, Protein and enzyme production units, Mushroom Production unit and many more. Apart from this, there is various government jobs related to microbiology where undergraduates can work. Moreover, undergraduates are highly rewarded in developed countries where they have high chance of getting good job and good salary. Moreover, students willing to continue further study will have an additional merit for excelling higher in this field.

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