BSc Microbiology is an inter-disciplinary 4-year course that studies microbes thoroughly to promote life sciences and benefit all living things, and as a subject has wide SciTech, environmental, or health related applications. The course empowers graduates to work as environmental microbiologists, in the health care feld, or in the food production, agriculture and industry sectors. Graduates acquire specialized analytical knowledge to meet the demands of the contemporary market and learn how to bridge the gap between industrial needs and the education with which they have been equipped. They develop the competence to work anywhere in different institutions including those relating to education and research.
“As you sow, so shall you reap?” The result of any work depends on the way it is done. If you sow good education in this pioneer top-notch institution of Microbiology, surely you will develop versatile skills, confidence, positive motivation and optimum knowledge with overall development in Microbiology.
Working in the field of Microbiology is very exciting and glorious as we have the opportunity to address many of the grand challenges faced by the world that may be either the covid-19 infection pandemic or Anti microbial drug resistance of different super bugs. Studying microbial world from genetic aspect will have added advantages as we can deal on rapid approach of disease diagnosis as PCR, challenges created by gene mutation, GMOs and other emerging microbial diseases.
Here at KCST, we use innovative ways of teaching pedagogy where students are always empowered with skills, exposure through projects, researches; increase their learning abilities through AV aid to make them globally competitive. It is possible because of our highly experienced and dedicated faculties, well equipped library and laboratories, field based researches and project works, exhibitions and demonstrations. The degree program offered with exposure to the essence researches and improved academics do not only prepare graduates for a large diversity of Postgraduate specializations but also for the local and international job market as Medical and Clinical Microbiologists, Research and Development scientists, Environmental and Health care Microbiologists, QC analyst as well as in different food industries, NGOs and academics.
To conclude, I warmly welcome you to be a part of this department of Microbiology with commitment to excellence, to experience the best and create your ideal in choosing your destiny.
Coordinator, 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
Infrastructure & Campus
KIST has purposeful spacious academic buildings with abundant amenities. The construction is structurally sound and made with a view to run this educational institution effectively. There is enough space for wide-ranging activities and large classrooms for flexible learning environments. The College also has a big library, seminar halls, faculty and administrative offices for plentiful study opportunities or requirements.
The College grounds are fairly large and contain sports facilities like basketball, badminton, and table tennis. They are used for multifarious college events or other important outdoor purposes. Our premises are wide, open, clean and fresh with adequate greenery.
KIST is ideally located in a serene and lush spot near the refreshing Kamalpokhari pond in central Kathmandu making it easily accessible. We offer an ideally located, model campus with modern classrooms and quiet study areas to all our current or prospective students.
The setting of KIST is safe and peaceful in every way. The physical infrastructure has been assembled strictly according to governmental guidelines keeping in view, among other technicalities, seismic hazards. All our constructions housing numerous facilities are well maintained and regularly inspected by engineers for functionality and wellbeing. As a result, our environment is most conducive to all activities concerning the academic accomplishment and overall development of students.
The College has state-of-the-art computer & IT laboratories fully equipped according to the norms & standards of the Universities to which its courses bear affiliation. It has basic computer labs along with a digital logic lab and network lab.
Our committed and experienced faculty delivers excellent teaching-learning. Tutors supervise academic performance, interact with students, and give needed guidance. Our faculty is hand-picked from professionals, with experience in the industry and expertise in their fields, who have engaged in innovative, high impact basic and applied research across the broad discipline of science through knowledge exchange. KIST supports ongoing professional development and training of its faculty members.
Our teaching-learning approach is reflected in on-campus studies, with students making the most of their academic experience. Fully supporting students’ aspirations, the College is a center for learning where they can prosper in a supportive, encouraging and motivational environment. We focus on preparing students for both employment and further studies or research, placing emphasis on knowledge that has application in a multitude of professions.
Our academic evaluation process is based the learning outcome assessment of each student. We hold that such assessment and academic performance are interrelated and best proven through examination results. Exams are used for assessing the students in an internationally competitive arena whereby a full insight into each student’s attained knowledge and capabilities is gained.
KIST’s well-designed tutorial system truly improves the academic performance of students. This is a unique scholastic opportunity at the College to get individual attention and indispensable support to learn better. The purposes of tutorials are to develop a deep understanding of the topics introduced in lectures and to apply the knowledge acquired to solve problems. The College organizes pre-exam preparation camps to improve students’ results.
The College offers exceptional lab facilities to its students for nurturing innovative skills in teaching, learning and research. We provide enough practicals to meet syllabi standards and students’ handson learning needs. All this greatly helps students to become familiar with science & technology in real or applied situations. Our instructors and lab staff provide close support to students and instill useful practical learning.
Project Work & Research
KIST provides students with ample opportunities to integrate their coursework knowledge with professional applications by project work & research. Students gain workplace skills and benefit from assistance & supervision in carrying out such tasks. The KIST R & D Unit organizes valuable research and development activities through training and special or pilot projects. The Unit gives KIST’s Bachelor’s and Master’s courses a distinct professional edge.
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
Students interested in joining BSc Microbiology at KCST would need to go through a fair but thorough admission process.
BSc: 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 student, they must have minimum “E” grade.
Entrance Exam Application Form
University Entrance Exam Application forms are available at all colleges including KCST which offer these programmes. Applicants should submit these forms duly filled in with supporting documents and photographs by the given deadline.
Getting through the University Entrance Exam is mandatory for admission. Sample Test Papers can be obtained from KCST along with Application forms.
KCST Admission Form
Successful students in the University Entrance Exam should fill in the KCST Admission Form. Students who have filled in the University Entrance Exam forms in any other college are also eligible to apply here.
These students need to appear for the Personal Interview immediately thereafter. They ought to be accompanied by parents or guardians for this interview.
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.
KIST College is located at a peaceful, scenic, and clean spot next to Kamalpokhari in the centre of Kathmandu city, Nepal.
Located at Kamalpokhari near City Center Mall, our College is served by regular & quick public transport – buses, micro-vans, and tempos.
KIST offers +2 at Intermediate level (Science and Management), BBA, BIM, BBS, BIT, BSc Microbiology, MSc Microbiology and MBS.
While we like to keep the size of our classes as close as possible to the ideal, we have to cater to the high demand for our study programs. So at times the class strength could reach up to 45 students for +2 though not for Bachelor's / Master's.
The +2 program is affiliated to the National Examination Board (NEB), Nepal. Likewise, our BBA, BIM, BSc Microbiology, MSc Microbiology, BBS & MBS programs are affiliated to Tribhuvan University (TU) while our BIT program is affiliated to Purwanchal University.
Yes, special care in the form of personal / career counseling is given to every student.
We'd be happy to attend to your queries or requests and hear from you online at www.kist.edu.np or by email: [email protected] or by phone +977- 1-4534990 / 4534178. We also welcome you to visit the College, Sunday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30 hrs., and meet our staff at the Front Desk who'd be glad to serve you!
Any bona fide student, who has passed +2 in Science, ISc, or an equivalent exam, with 200 marks of course work in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and English, with at least a final grade “C” in each subject, is eligible to apply.
You should bring: a copy of your Citizenship Card, SEE / equivalent exam Mark Sheet, +2 / equivalent exam Transcript, Character Certificate, and Migration Certificate.
Yes, you have to pay the charge indicated by Tribhuvan University (TU) while filling up the Form.
You should pass in the Entrance Examination taken by TU. Once your name is in the merit list, you can apply for admission in the College. You must fill up our Application Form attaching all your documents before going through the Interview in the College. Once you receive an Acceptance Letter from us, and pay the charge mentioned in our fee structure, you can get admission.
There are objective questions from Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology carrying a total of 100 marks. You need to secure at least 40% marks to have your name in the list of successful candidates. There is no negative marking. The examination takes two hours. Results are published within a week of your completion of the Entrance Examination. (Free Model Questions for this Examination can be collected from our College Reception after you fill up the Form.)
Both educationally & career-wise, opportunities include working, or doing: Quality Control Officer & Quality Control Manager in Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage Industries, Research Officer in NGO & INGOs, Academic Jobs, Entrepreneur / Researcher, Microbiologist in Health Laboratories, and Further studies here or abroad.
Please refer to the Fee Structure provided to you.
Scholarships are awarded as given below:
- Scholarships per KIST Policy guidelines are given to students who get top marks in Entrance/Term/Board Examinations conducted by the College.
Alongside getting other advantages, you’ll benefit from: Our dedicated and experienced Faculty, Well-equipped Laboratories & modern Library, Spacious classrooms, Hygienic cafeteria, Extracurricular activities including our reputed Sports Week, KIST FAIRs, and Poetry / Essay Writing / Speech / Dance Competitions, and Field Visits & Educational Tours.
Classes start from 7 am (in the morning) to 1 pm (in the afternoon), Sunday through Friday.
No, generally transportation is not available for students doing Bachelor’s. However, if you can adjust your timing and opt for our bus routes, you are welcome to avail of College bus facilities regularly. In that case, Transportation Fee applies.
Yes, we have a formal dress code, and request ALL STUDENTS to strictly adhere to it. Such tailored dresses are provided by the College on payment.