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What are the specializations that I can opt for with M. Sc in Microbiology? Which...

-Vasundhara, Nellore.
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What are the specializations that I can opt for with M. Sc in Microbiology? Which institutes offer the courses?
Microbiology is the study of micro organisms and their role in the environment. Micro organisms directly affect different aspects of human life. From health to agriculture, food and even industrial development, our existence is dependent on micro organisms. By studying micro organisms and their relationship with man, plants and animals, we can find solutions to several problems challenging the human race.

Microbiology finds application in almost every field of life. There are several specialized areas under microbiology, each, dealing with how micro organisms affect the specific aspect of life.

Osmania University, Hyderabad (www.osmania.ac.in) offers M. Sc in Microbiology. The eligibility criterion is B. Sc with Chemistry/ Biochemistry or any other relevant subject. Admission is based on performance in entrance test.

Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi (www.svuniversity.in) offers M. Sc in Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology. The admission is based on performance in entrance test.

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (www.andhrauniversity.info) offers M. Sc in Marine Biology and Fisheries and in Microbiology.

Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Chennai offers M. Sc in Applied Microbiology. The eligibility criterion is bachelor's Degree in Science in Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Home Science or Nutrition and Dietics.
For details, log on to  www.hindustancollege.com

Vellore Institute of Technology University, School of Bio-Technology, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Vellore, offers M. Sc Applied Microbiology. The eligibility criterion is B. Sc in any branch of Biological Science that includes Botany/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Nutrition (or) Home Science/ Agricultural Science/ Medicine with minimum 50 per cent marks. The admission is based on performance at interview. Students are called for interview in the order of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.
For details, log on to  www.vit.ac.in