B.Sc Microbiology and Genetics

OVERVIEW AND SCOPE OF MAJOR DISCIPLINES

Microbiology
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms – their activities and applications. Although small in size, microorganisms play a pivotal role in many sectors including food, pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries, health science, agriculture, and the environment. In recognition of the importance of Microbiology and the abundant career opportunities, Kristu Jayanti College offers Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology. A Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology provides sound theoretical and laboratory expertise in the diverse areas of Microbiology. The college has incorporated the latest and most up to date laboratory facilities. Besides, abundant employment opportunities at the bachelor's level, Microbiology major provides a sound foundation for specialized studies in Microbiology.

Genetics
Genetics covers the study of genes, gene variations and heredity. It encompasses human & animal genetics as well as plant genetics. It enables the student to understand genetic conservation, gene bank management, in vitro conservation, in situ conservation, crop genetic modification, animal breeding etc. A sound knowledge of genetics is essential for an understanding of all other fields of biology particularly cytology, embryology, molecular biology, physiology, etc. The course is structured in such a way that the students get a chance to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject in depth.

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