BSc Microbiology

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the interesting world of microbiology through excellent education and research to explore the field
  • Assimilate conceptual knowledge of microorganisms and their role in different related fields to combat diseases
  • Gain theoretical and applied knowledge of microbiology in cross- disciplinary fields to become professionally capable
  • Obtain specialized know-how about selected areas of microbiology to tackle real-world problems
  • Explore various microbiological techniques to analyze better for effective solutions and remedies

Career Prospects

Microbiology is a pure science and rapidly developing as an inter-disciplinary subject that occupies a distinct position in various career fields whether in the public or private sector The need for qualified microbiologists has been growing fast, especially for basic research and practical applications. Academic, scientific, technological, industrial, environmental, research & development, and service organizations perpetually look for dedicated professionals. Several career paths, including entrepreneurship, exist for individuals interested in studying microbes, or using microbiological techniques in their daily job activities. At KCST, scholars imbibe deep know-how since this is the leading private institution for the advancement of Microbiology in the country and thus become eligible for fine jobs.

Careers by Area

Microbiologists, depending on their level of education and training, can choose their careers, or even create opportunities, for themselves according to their interests within the country and abroad. Career opportunities include:

  • Hospitals & Medical Laboratories – Medical & Clinical Microbiologists, Bacteriologists, Mycologists, Protozoologists, Immunologists, Parasitologists, and Virologists
  • Pharmaceutical Companies – Pharmacologists, Quality Control Offcers, Medical Representatives, and Marketing Managers
  • Governmental & Public Sector – General Microbiologists, Public Health Microbiologists
  • NGOs & INGOs – Project Coordinator, Environmental & Healthcare Microbiologists
  • Teaching, Research & Development – Teachers, Instructors, and Research & Development Scientists
  • Agriculture & Manufacturing – Agricultural & Industrial Microbiologists and Operations Managers
  • Food & Beverage and Chemical Industries – Quality Assurance Offcers and Food Microbiologists
  • Self Employment – Microbiology Laboratory Entrepreneurs, and Consultants

Course Structure



Admission Process

Students interested in joining BBA, BIM, BIT and BBS at KIST would need to go through a fair but thorough admission process.


Applicants must have taken 200 marks full course of Biology. They need at least a second division in +2 or an equivalent exam. For students with results in grading system, they must have secured at least “C” grade in each subject. For A-Level students, they must have minimum “E” grade.

Entrance Exam Application Form

University Entrance Exam Application forms are available at all colleges including KIST which offer these programmes for BBA, BIM & BIT. For BBS, application forms are available at KIST. Applicants should submit these forms duly filled in with supporting documents and photographs by the given deadline.

Entrance Exam

Getting through the University Entrance Exam is mandatory for admission in BBA, BIM & BIT. For BBS, the College conducts an Entrance Test. Questions asked are from related subject areas. Sample Test Papers can be obtained from KIST along with Application forms.

KIST Admission Form

Successful students in the University Entrance Exam should fill in the KIST Admission Form. Students who have filled in the University Entrance Exam forms in any other college are also eligible to apply here.

Personal Interview

These students need to appear for the Personal Interview immediately thereafter. They ought to be accompanied by their parents or guardians for this interview.

Offer Letter

Selected applicants are handed Offer Letters for admission. They need to submit their acceptance along with needed original certificates or testimonials within the stipulated period to get admitted.


Once the College receives a letter of acceptance, it will confirm admission forthwith subject to the payment of fees.