Microbiologists are the experts who study microorganisms which are unicellular, multicellular or acellular. This includes bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae, collectively known as 'microbes'. 

Career Options

  • - Biomedical scientist - Biotechnologist - Clinical research associate - Food technologist - Healthcare scientist - Microbiologist - Nanotechnologist - Pharmacologist

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Observant attitude and determination - Diligence - Ability to work in a team of professionals - Good communication skills - Must be hard working - Good mathematical and computational skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Science in Microbiology - Bachelor of Science in Applied Microbiology - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology - Bachelor of Science in Food Technology - Bachelor of Science in Clinical Microbiology

Top Colleges

  • Fergusson College Address: Fergusson College Road, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004 Phone: 020 3086 6000 Website: http://www.fergusson.edu/
  • Oxford College of Science Address: No. 32, 19th Main, 17th B'Cross, Sector IV, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102 Phone: 080 3026 6301 Website: http://www.theoxford.edu/college_of_science/

Working Conditions

Many microbiologists research with other scientists and technicians. Microbiologists study microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites. They try to find out how these organisms live, grow, and interact with their environments.

Top Companies

  • Bharat Anti Bio Research Address: WZ-98,Lamba Properties, Matke Wali Gali, Jwalaheri Village, Paschim Vihar, Delhi, 110063 Phone: 099718 99500 Website: https://www.bharatbiotech.com/
  • Biological E. Limited Address: Road No. 35,Jubilee Hills Hyderabad, Telangana -500033 Phone: 91-40-7121 6000 Website: http://www.biologicale.com/

Successful Persons

Satish Amarnath

Satish Amarnath is a Medical Microbiologist and he is associated with Manipal Hospitals. He works as the Coordinator for distance education in allied and Sciences, Quality Management Representative for the hospitals for the ISO certification, Advisor in Microbiology and Chairman of the Manipal Infection Control Committee.

Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty

Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty is a Bengali American microbiologist, scientist, and researcher, most notable for his work in direct evolution and his role in development of a genetically engineered organism using plasmid transfer.

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