Department of Microbiology

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

  • Postgraduate programmes offered:
  • PGD
  • M. Tech.
  • Ph. D
  • Available options:
  • PGD
  • Food and Industrial Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • M. Tech.
  • Food Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Ph. D
  • Food Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Philosophy and objectives:
  • PGD:
  • The objectives of the programme are to:

  • serve as a bridge to take care of deficiencies in microbiology courses of HND graduates and other relevant disciplines
  • train graduates in other relevant fields, the rudiments of microbiology, which will satisfy the manpower needs of industries, Hospitals and other relevant institutions
  • M. Tech:
  • The objective of the M. Tech. Programme in Microbiology is to train first degree graduates of this University and elsewhere on the principles of:

  • Food Microbiology: To assess the microbial composition, spoilage and preservation of foods, food sanitation, detection of food-borne pathogens that cause infections.
  • Environmental Microbiology: Microbial activities in the environment, consequences of their activities on man and animals and how their activities can be controlled or managed and harnessed.
  • Medical Microbiology: Microbial infections, etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, antimicrobial chemotherapy and antimicrobial resistance, infection and immunity.
  • Ph. D:
  • The objective of the Ph. D. Programme in Microbiology is to train M. Tech. (or its equivalent) graduates of this University and elsewhere to specialize in any area of Microbiology.

  • Admission Requirements:
  • PGD
  • The following categories of candidates can be admitted into the PGD Microbiology

  • Third class graduates of Microbiology
  • Graduates of other relevant disciplines
  • HND in relevant discipline with minimum of lower credit
  • M. Tech.
  • In addition to the University’s general regulations and guidelines on Postgraduate admission, graduates of Microbiology and Graduates of Botany, Biology, Biochemistry, Agricultural Biology, Food Science and Technology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology who have done PGD in Microbiology with a CGPA of 3.50 may be considered for admission.

  • Ph. D
  • In addition to the University’s general regulations and guidelines on Postgraduate admission, graduates with minimum CGPA of 3.50 or 60% at Master’s level in Microbiology are considered for admission to Ph.D. degree programme.

  • Duration
  • PGD
  • Full Time: 24 months/4 semesters

  • M. Tech
  • See the regulation of the University on this.

  • Ph. D
  • See the regulation of the University on this

  • Requirement for Graduation:
  • PGD
  • For PGD Microbiology (Food and industrial Microbiology option), candidates must register for a minimum of sixty (60) course units and six (6) units of independent project.

  • M. Tech
  • A dissertation of original research work is expected to be carried out and submitted to the University at the end of the training. Candidates will be examined orally by a Board of Examiners. The composition of which is as stipulated in the University regulations on such matters.
  • Candidates must offer and normally maintain a minimum of “B” average (60-69%) in core compulsory courses and a minimum of 30 units of study are required for graduation.
  • Full-time candidates shall enrol for not more than 21 units and Part-time candidates for not more than 15 units in any one semester.
  • Ph. D
  • A candidate who registers for the Ph.D. programme must in consultation with his supervisor present seminar and submit to the Department at the end of the first semester a comprehensive research proposal for assessment by a committee set up by the Department.
  • The candidate must in consultation with his supervisor present three seminars for assessment and contributions by the Department.
  • On completion of the research project, the candidate will be required to present a seminar on the findings of the work done.
  • A thesis describing and explaining the original work carried out and written in the format specified by the Postgraduate School must be submitted at the end of the programme.
  • On submission of the thesis, the candidate will be examined orally by a Board of Examiners according to University regulation.
  • Programme Structure:
  • PGD
  • POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA CLASSIFICATION

    This is based on the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) earned at the end of the programme.

    70% - 100% A 5

    60% - 69% B 4

    50% - 59% C 3

    45% - 49% D 2

    40% - 44% E 1

    Below 40% F 0

    CGPA

    CLASS OF DIPLOMA

    4.50-5.00

    DISTINCTION

    3.50-4.49

    UPPER CREDIT

    2.45-3.49

    LOWER CREDIT

    1.00-2.49

    PASS

    SUMMARY

    Good standing (GS)

    Absent (AB)

    Probation (PR)

    Extended probation (EP)

    Caution (CA)

    Withdrawal (WD)

    OTHERS

    Incomplete

    Audited

    Dean’s List

  • Food and Industrial Microbiology
  • COURSE OUTLINE

    FIRST SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 711(C)

    Biostatistics

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 713(C)

    Microbial Physiology & Metabolism

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 715(C)

    Microbial Ecology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 727(C)

    Microbiological Techniques

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 733(C)

    Quality Control in Microbiology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 739(C)

    Research Method and Instrumentation

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 743(C)

    General Microbiology 1

    2

    0

    3

    3

    Total

    14

    4

    9

    21

    COURSE OUTLINE

    SECOND SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 718(C)

    Bacteriology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 720(C)

    General Virology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 724(C)

    Microbial Genetics

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 738(C)

    General Parasitology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 740(C)

    Mycology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 742(C)

    Seminar

    2

    0

    0

    2

    MCB 744 (c)

    General Microbiology II

    2

    0

    3

    3

    TOTAL

    14

    2

    12

    20

    COURSE OUTLINE

    THIRD SEMESTER

    Course code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 721(c)

    Food Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 731(c)

    Fermentation Technology

    1

    1

    0

    2

    MCB 735(c)

    Industrial Microbiology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 741(c)

    Nutraceuticals

    1

    1

    0

    2

    MCB 749(c)

    Pathogenic Microbiology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 753(c)

    Molecular Biology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 763(c)

    Food processing

    2

    0

    3

    3

    TOTAL

    12

    5

    6

    19

    COURSE OUTLINE

    FOURTH SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 799(c)

    Research Project

    0

    0

    18

    6

    Total

    0

    0

    18

    6

  • Environmental Microbiology :
  • COURSE OUTLINE

    FIRST SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 711(c)

    Biostatistics

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 713(c)

    Microbial Physiology & Metabolism

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 715(c)

    Microbial Ecology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 727(c)

    Microbiological Techniques

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 733(c)

    Quality Control in Microbiology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 739(c)

    Research Method and Instrumentation

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 743(c)

    General Microbiology 1

    2

    0

    3

    3

    Total

    14

    4

    9

    21

    SECOND SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 718(c)

    Bacteriology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 720(c)

    General Virology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 724(c)

    Microbial Genetics

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 738(c)

    General Parasitology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 740(c)

    Mycology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 742(c)

    Seminar

    2

    0

    0

    2

    MCB 744(c)

    General Microbiology II

    2

    0

    3

    3

    TOTAL

    14

    0

    12

    20

    THIRD SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 719(c)

    Aquatic Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 735(c)

    Industrial Microbiology

    2

    0

    0

    2

    MCB 745(c)

    Petroleum Microbiology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 747(c)

    Plant Pathology

    1

    0

    3

    2

    MCB 749(c)

    Pathogenic Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 753(c)

    Molecular Biology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 759(c)

    Soil Microbiology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    Total

    13

    0

    9

    19

    FOURTH SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 799(c)

    Research Project

    0

    0

    18

    6

    Total

    0

    0

    18

    6

  • Medical Microbiology
  • COURSE OUTLINE

    FIRST SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 711(c)

    Biostatistics

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 713(c)

    Microbial Physiology & Metabolism

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 715(c)

    Microbial Ecology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 727(c)

    Microbiological Techniques

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 733

    Quality Control in Microbiology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 739(c)

    Research Method and Instrumentation

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 743(c)

    General Microbiology 1

    2

    0

    3

    3

    Total

    14

    4

    9

    21

    SECOND SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 718(c)

    Bacteriology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 720(c)

    General Virology

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 724(c)

    Microbial Genetics

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MCB 738

    General Parasitology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 740(c)

    Mycology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 742(c)

    Seminar

    2

    0

    0

    2

    MCB 744(c)

    General Microbiology II

    2

    0

    3

    3

    TOTAL

    14

    4

    12

    20

    THIRD SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 723(c)

    Immunology and Immunochemistry

    3

    0

    3

    4

    MCB 725(c)

    Pharmaceutical Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 747(c)

    Plant pathology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 749(c)

    Pathogenic Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 751(c)

    Principle of Epidemiology and Public Health

    2

    0

    0

    2

    MCB 753(c)

    Molecular Biology

    2

    0

    0

    2

    MCB 755(c)

    Applied Parasitology

    2

    0

    0

    2

    Total

    15

    0

    12

    19

    FOURTH SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 799(c)

    Research Project

    0

    0

    18

    6

    Total

    0

    0

    18

    6

  • M. Tech:
  • MASTERS DEGREE CLASSIFICATION

    This is based on the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) earned at the end of the programme.

    70% - 100% A 5

    60% - 69% B 4

    50% - 59% C 3

    45% - 49% D 2

    40% - 44% E 1

    Below 40% F 0

    CGPA

    CLASS OF DIPLOMA

    4.50-5.00

    DISTINCTION

    3.50-4.49

    UPPER CREDIT

    2.45-3.49

    LOWER CREDIT

    1.00-2.49

    PASS

    SUMMARY

    Good standing (GS)

    Absent (AB)

    Probation (PR)

    Extended probation (EP)

    Caution (CA)

    Withdrawal (WD)

    OTHERS

    Incomplete

    Audited

    Dean’s List

  • Food Microbiology
  • COURSE OUTLINE

    FIRST SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 801 (C)

    Methodology and Instrumentation

    1

    3

    2

    MCB 803 (C)

    Biostatistics

    2

    1

    3

    MCB 805 (C)

    Microbial Flora of Foods

    2

    MCB 807 (C)

    Advanced Food Processing

    2

    MCB 809 (C)

    Microbial Examination of foods

    2

    MCB 811 (C)

    Advanced Food Fermentation

    2

    MCB 827 (C)

    Advanced Microbial Genetics I

    2

    1

    3

    MCB 829 (C)

    Food Safety and Food Security

    2

    TOTAL

    18

    SECOND SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 802 (C)

    Microbial spoilage of foods

    1

    3

    2

    MCB 804 (C)

    Food preservation & Control of Spoilage

    2

    MCB 806 (C)

    Applied Enzymology

    2

    3

    3

    MCB 808 (C)

    Biodegradation &Biodeterioration

    2

    MCB 812 (C)

    Quality Control and Industrial Practice

    1

    3

    2

    MCB 814 (C)

    Seminar

    2

    MCB 826(C)

    Advanced Microbial Genetics II

    2

    1

    3

    MCB 828(C)

    Biotic Foods

    2

    TOTAL

    18

    THIRD SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 899(C)

    Research Project

    12

    TOTAL

    12

    Key: C= Core or Compulsory Courses

  • Environmental Microbiology
  • COURSE OULINE

    FIRST SEMESTER

    Course Code

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    Units

    MCB 801(C)

    Methodology and Instrumentation

    2

    MCB 803(C)

    Biostatistics

    3

    MCB 815(C)

    Advanced Microbial Ecology

    2

    MCB 817(C)

    Advanced Aquatic Microbiology