Ph.D. in Microbiology

It is a 3-5 years Doctorate Degree program that consists of 1- or 2-years course work and 2-4 years of the thesis. Some universities may prefer 1-year course work following a comprehensive examination and some may offer 2 years of course following a comprehensive examination. The aspirants may have to complete research work with a seminar to move forward with their thesis. The students need to approve the thesis topic from a supervisor before starting the work on it. After completing the thesis, the aspirant has to present its defense and then a team of experts will approve it. After approval, the aspirant may need an international publication to become eligible for the degree of Ph.D.

Core Courses

  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Environmental Bacteriology

Eligibility Criteria

  • MS/Mphil in Microbiology or relevant field with 60% marks or 3.0CGPA
  • Entrance test with a passing score of 60%.


Ph.D. in Microbiology is the highest degree to provide extensive knowledge, research, and training to enable the degree holders to work in this field with extreme professionalism. The Doctorate holders are the top cream in the research field and they provide various discoveries in the field to support medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and related departments. Thus, the scope of the Ph.D. in Microbiology is getting towards the upper side with each passing day. The public and private universities are eager to employ Ph.D. degree holders to make part of their faculty. Such additions are precious to provide valuable education and training to future scientists and researchers. Microbiologists with a Ph.D. degree are professionals that work in research facilities and laboratories of many medical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural fields. The importance and scope of this state-of-the-art knowledge degree are well recognized with the entrance of the pandemic of Covid-19. The whole world has seen chaos due to this pandemic and the whole world has looked towards microbiologists to find some medicine or vaccination against this micro-virus.ย 


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