Microbiology(M.Sc./B.Sc.) Microbiology is multidimensional immensely comprehensive and at the present scenario is unquestion ably, a career oriented subject. Studies on microbiology exhibits a wide spectrum of various fields of paramount aspects related to human, animal, agricultural and environmental welfare and betterment. In essence, the subject ramifies medical microbiology highlighting clinical aspects of microscopic – bacteria, fungi, parasites and ultra microscopic infectious particles of viral etiology. Microbiology also disseminates the significant informations on emerging and re-emerging disease on the face of earth. It also comprise of detailed studies on basic and fundamental microbiology- immune response etc. WHY STUDY MICROBIOLOGY! Microbiology is a subject that runs parallel to our day to day life process and consequently impacts every aspects of human life. It implies therefore that on account of its infinite implications on human health which undoubtedly is dependent on impeccable diagnosis, pollution free environment, development of compatible drug designing, protection from impending diseases etc. Thus the hallmark of microbiology has wide proliferations therefore essentially imperative in all fields that concerns human welfare. This subject therefore generates enormous job opportunities in the vast panorama of the following ‘Disciplines’ of Microbiology:- A. MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY Medical microbiology unfolds the mysterious world of microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) as well as the infectious particles (viruses). These pathogens have been extensively studied vis a vis their ultra structures at molecular level, their recognition and response by body’s immune system etc, development of pathogenicity pattern etc that will lead to the patient’s managemet by doctors. Research and job opportunities include diagnostic laboratories, blood bank, pathology labs in the hospital. There is a lot of potential challenges in research field posed by newer diseases continue to emerge and old diseases flare up time and again. B. DIAGNOSTICS A field devoted to infallible diagnosis of the etiology of causative agents by old and upcoming diagnostic techniques. C. PHARMACEUTICAL AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT Parallel to newer diseases, emergence of drug resistance and mutations in pathogens, compatible drug designing and effective therapy becomes imperative. D. VACCINOLOGY Development of vaccines by molecular techniques with a view to prevent the infections and protect the population by effective and well evaluated vaccine prepration against the pathogenic agents. E. ENVIRONMENT Water, soil and air- three crucial ingredients of the environment need to be thoroughly studied with regards to their proliferation , sustenance and generation of environmental pollution. F. AGRICULTURE Studys on crop improvement by genetically exploited techniques, enhancement of crop yields etc.