BSc Microbiology


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.

Coordinator’s View

Dear students,

“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.


Kalyan Subedi

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

College Buildings

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 Premises

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.

Ideal Location

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.

Safe Atmosphere

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.

Extra Edge

Dedicated Faculty

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.

Vibrant Teaching-Learning

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.

Standard Assessment

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.

Effective Tutorials

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.

Laboratory Work

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’ hands[1]on 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.

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