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Ph.D. Microbiology

Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology

Are you Post Graduate degree holder in any stream of Biotechnology or Microbiology? Are you interested in pursuing higher studies that too in the field of research? If yes, then the ideal option is Ph.D. in Microbiology for you. It is available in all the research Biotechnology institutes and related details are mentioned below.

Course Name: Ph.D. Microbiology
Group: Ph.D.
Stream: Science
Course Category: Biotechnology
Duration: 3-5 years


Ph.D. is a research-based course with full name as Doctor of Philosophy. It is available in all the streams and subjects including different theoretical subjects also. Ph.D. in Microbiology is completely a research course where candidates get opportunities to conduct their own research related to their selected topic. Microbiology is a subject dedicated to the studies of microorganisms. These include study about fungi, prokaryotes, protests and many other unicellular, microscopic organisms. Candidates also learn about prions and viruses, their life cycle, etc in this course. During Ph.D., candidates learn about the subject, select their topic for research, get it approved by their supervisor and then start their research work.


To pursue this course, a candidate must have completed his or her Master's degree in the field related to microbiology or biotechnology. It must be done from a reputed and recognized institute and should have secured at least 65% marks as an aggregate. In most of the institutes, this course does not have any age restriction and candidates can pursue the same as per their suitability and interest.

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Ph.D. Microbiology - Colleges & Admission Notifications

Find the list of colleges offering Ph.D. Microbiology course. Check out individual college websites to know more about the admission for 2024 - 2025 academic year. You may download the application form and course details from the official college website.

College Name
A.R.C. Viswanathan College, Tamil Nadu
A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Tamil Nadu
A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Tamil Nadu
Adhiparasakthi College of Arts And Science, Tamil Nadu
Alluri Sitarama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences, Andhra Pradesh
Byl Nair Medical General & T N Medical College, Maharashtra
C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Gujarat
College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, Haryana
Department of Life Science Patan College, Gujarat
Dnyanopasak College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Maharashtra
Dr. G. R. Damodaran College of Science, Tamil Nadu
Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College, Tamil Nadu
Dr.N.G.P.Arts And Science College, Tamil Nadu
Faculty of Law University of Delhi, Delhi
Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College, Karnataka
GITAM Institute Of Science, Andhra Pradesh
Grd College of Arts And Science, Tamil Nadu
Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Maharashtra
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Alias Garhwal University
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu
J.J College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
K.S.R College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu
Kurinji Arts and Science College, Tamil Nadu
Muthayammal College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu
Noorul Islam College of Arts& Science, Tamil Nadu
Orissa University OF Agriculture And Technology, Odisha
Rajaram College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttar Pradesh
Seth GS Medical College And Kem Hospital, Maharashtra

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Admission Procedure

Admissions for Ph.D. are offered through screening based on entrance test and interview in most of the reputed institutes. Candidates interested in this course need to submit the filled form before the last date of application.
In India, national level entrance tests are also getting conducted twice a year for Ph.D. and candidates qualifying the same with good scores get an opportunity to pursue government funded Ph.D.


The duration of this course is 3 years but it does not have any strict rule. Candidates may get extension subject to approval from the supervisor with valid reason.

Further Study options

After Ph.D. completion, candidates can continue their research work in the form of Post Doctoral Degree which is again a Research-based degree.

Course Highlights

During this course, candidates need to study the available literature and research published papers to understand the subject. The second phase of the course includes conducting research and then the last phase is writing the thesis.
Candidates study about the diversity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes, virology, molecular biology, immunology, microbial genetics, etc through this course.
The detailed study of Recombinant DNA Technology, Industrial and Food Microbiology, Gene Transfer, Gene Regulation, etc are also included in the course.
Once the thesis is submitted, the final Viva gets conducted.

Job aspects

These candidates can work in research institutes, academic institutes, industries, etc very easily.

Ph.D. Microbiology Admissions for 2024 - 2025 Academic Year

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