Programme overview

Ph.D. Microbiology is a 3- to 6-year doctorate course that aims to provide eligible candidates with research training in various topics of microbiology. This course basically deals with the advanced study of microorganisms, the study of diverse microorganisms from the molecular level to the organism and community levels in order to develop a complete picture of the role of microbial life in our biosphere, which are microscopic, unicellular, and cell-cluster organisms, and research experience in applied microbiological techniques. We work with collaborators both within the university and other research-oriented organisations, where appropriate, to give you valuable experience in methods including confocal microscopy, metabolomics, next-generation sequencing, transcriptomics, and proteomics. The programme's objective is to equip students with skills in literature review, critical thinking, and scientific communication to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

  • 3-6 Years

    Duration of Program

  • Doctoral

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Good academic record with a doctoral degree and performing ability of a high professional standard.
Placement and Advisory Services
well-versed library
Well-equipped Laboratory
Highly efficient faculty members

How will you benefit

Highly Paid Job: On completion of the course, students can easily get a high-paying job as a scientist, lecturer, or specialist in the private or government sector.
Icon Skill Building: This course helps students build their specialised skills to become capable researchers and teachers in the field of microbiology.
Icon Knowledge: After completing the course, students will have some knowledge of all domains that are used in the field of microbiology, which will help them excel.
Research Opportunities: Graduates of this programme will have access to various research opportunities.

What will you study

Fulfil required courses and assignments.

Pass comprehensive examinations successfully.

Submit an original research thesis or dissertation

Conduct scholarly research in microbiology.

  • PO1 - The programme provides key transferable skills and equips our researchers with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry, and nsulting. The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings, or project management skills
  • PO2 - After completing this course, students will be able to find jobs in the food industry, development laboratories, colleges, and universities as technical specialists, medical technologists, laboratory scientists, lecturers, and numerous others.

  • PSO1 - Equipping students with basic and advanced knowledge.
  • PSO2 - Integrating science with society through community development programs.
  • PSO3 - Developing students' independence, innovation, planning, and execution skills.
  • PSO4 - Cultivating a sense of social responsibility and contributing to the nation's development.
  • PSO5 - Preparing students for self-employment and promoting job creation.
  • PSO6 - Encouraging collaboration with industries.
  • PSO7 - Providing opportunities for higher studies and consultancy work.
  • PSO8 - Facilitating careers in academia and higher research.?

  • PEO1 - To develop proficiency in advanced microbiological analytical skills appropriate for their area of specialization and relate concepts to microbiology
  • PEO2 - To inculcate knowledge of research methodology, including skill developments in scientific writing, data handling and processing, development of research ideas and planning / designing of research projects.
  • PEO3 - Demonstrate precision and reproducibility with their experimental set up
  • PEO4 - To impart the students with entrepreneurial skills in microbiology to make them ready to contribute to society as responsible individuals


  • Research Work


Assistant Professor


Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. Zoology or equivalent in relevant subjects with minimum 55% aggregates or equivalent grades as prescribed by UGC to qualify for the RNTU Ph.D. entrance test and interview.

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