MSc Microbiology is a competitive international-level research-oriented 2-year 4-semester course with adequate hands-on exposure that covers the disciplines of General Microbiology, Immunology, and Microbial Biochemistry along with one selection for specialization from four disciplines – Medical Microbiology, Public Health Microbiology, Food Microbiology or Agricultural Microbiology. The course enables postgraduates to work as qualified microbiologists, molecular biologists, researchers, and scientists according to national and international demand. Postgraduates become capable to use skills & techniques of modern molecular biology like Biostatistics in basic science research or in applied research areas like Epidemiology. They can also work proficiently as qualified scientists across a wide spectrum of job or organizational requirements.
“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, MSc Microbiology
Key Learning Outcomes
- Apply the conceptual and practical knowledge gained to promote better understanding of diverse multi-disciplinary fields related to microbiology
- Get acquainted with recent advances in the microcosm to perform research and make the outcomes available to the global scientific community
- Gain in-depth & specialized knowledge of various areas of microbiology to utilize the expertise for intended outcomes
- Explore various microbiological techniques to perform better across various areas of specialization in this field
- Enhance professional thinking to promote the best interests of science and create a better academic and professional environment
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 Officers, 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 Officers and Food Microbiologists
- Self Employment Microbiology Laboratory Entrepreneurs, and Consultants
Students interested in joining MSc Microbiology at KCST would need to go through a fair but thorough admission process.
MSc: Applicant must have a BSc degree with Microbiology or Lab Technology or Biochemistry from a recognized University.
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 Bachelor’s Scholarships are awarded to exceptional students in order to recognize and promote academic excellence. There are many Scholarships for commendable students who satisfy expected norms.
The College provides scholarships to deserving students according to guidelines of the respective University — TU or PU.
Based on +2 GPA/Marks & Entrance Marks
KIST awards Scholarships to students who get high marks in +2/ Equivalent-level exams & Entrance Exams. These Scholarships are allotted in order of mark-based merit per seat availability by given deadlines.
Students who get the top positions in the Board Exams and Term Exams are rewarded with Scholarships. These Scholarships are allotted in order of mark-based merit per seat availability according to scholarships guidelines.
Note: In case a student is eligible to get two, or more, scholarships, he or she shall be allotted only one scholarship whichever is of greater, or the greatest, value.
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!
Bona fide candidates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Microbiology from Tribhuvan University (TU), or an equivalent degree recognized by TU, can apply for admission.
Each candidate (applicant) has to fill up the Entrance Examination Form, and pay the charge indicated by TU. For the Academic Session 2078/79 BS, Forms can be submitted online at: https://mscentrance.tuiost.edu.np.
Each applicant should appear in, and pass, the Entrance Examination conducted by the Central Department of Microbiology, TU. The enrollment is based on the marks secured by the student in this Entrance Examination (reduced to an equivalent of 80%) and in BSc Microbiology (reduced to an equivalent of 20%) of the overall merit marks totaling 100%. Candidates who fail to get the minimum qualifying marks / pass marks (35%) are denied admission.
There are 100 objective questions related to the BSc Microbiology syllabus. There is no negative marking. The Examination is of two hours. Results are published within a week of your completion of the Entrance Examination. (Free Model Questions can be collected from the College Reception after you fill up the Form.)
You should be listed in the Merit List of the Entrance Examination of MSc Microbiology conducted by TU. Once your name is listed, you can apply for admission in our College by filling the application form attaching the Xeroxes of your academic, and other, documents before going through the Interview at KIST. You can obtain admission once you receive our Letter of Acceptance. You would need to pay the charge mentioned in the Fee Structure for admission.
You should attach the Xeroxes of: Citizenship Certificate, Grade Sheets / Mark Sheets of SEE, +2 & Bachelor’s degree / equivalent degree recognized by TU, Character Certificates, and Migration Certificate (if you’ve attended a different university previously).
Solid reasons to join KIST College are: Experienced & dedicated faculty, Spacious classrooms, Well-equipped Library & Laboratories, Hygienic Cafeteria, Funds available for outstanding Mini-Research Projects, ECAs including our reputed Sports Week, KIST Fairs, and Poetry / Essay / Elocution / Dance Competitions, Field-based Research, Projects & Educational Tours
Please refer to the Fee Structure provided to you.
Students who get the top positions in the Entrance examination, Board Exams, and Term Exams are rewarded with Scholarships. These Scholarships are allotted in order of mark-based merit per seat availability according to collegiate guidelines about awarding KIST Scholarships. Note: In case a student is eligible to get two, or more, scholarships, he or she shall be allotted only one scholarship whichever is of greater, or the greatest, value.
Classes start from 7 am (in the morning) to 1 pm (in the afternoon), Sunday through Friday.
Transportation is not available as such for students doing Master’s. Yet, if really required, you can opt for our bus routes & timings to avail of our facilities regularly. Transportation Fee applies.
No, there is no formal uniform for this level. We expect ALL MASTER’S STUDENTS to be decently & appropriately dressed nevertheless.
MSc graduates are in great demand locally and internationally! Careers include: QC Analysts & Managers / Officers in Food & Beverage or Pharmaceutical industries, Research Assistants / Officers in various projects of different NGOs & INGOs, Medical Microbiologists in different labs, Healthcare Microbiologists, and in, Academic fields including applying for a PhD in Microbiology in different globally-recognized, foreign Universities.
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