Ph.D. Microbiology

Course Overview

Ph.D. Microbiology program at Eternal Universityis an extensively research oriented course designed in a way to impartnecessary research training which is relevant to the current socio-economical, healthcare, industrial and academic requirements of the country. This program involves an UGC-mandated course work and elaborate research work leading to doctoral thesis.Students have the flexibility to choose their research topic from a wide range of research areas related to medical microbiology, agricultural microbiology, parasitology, plant-microbes interactions, fermentation, microbial degradation, parasitology, antimicrobial resistance, microbiome and microbial genomics etc. On completion of PhD Microbiology program, students can choose teaching career in universities/colleges, research-oriented careers in national & international research laboratories; job roles related to clinical, epidemiologicalor public health; andvarious jobs involving technical & regulatory responsibilities.


Ph.D. Microbiology


3 Years




M.Sc. Microbiology or M.Sc. in any branch of applied biosciences closely related to Microbiology with at least 55% marks and at least 50% marks in Eternal University Entrance test

Career Opportunities

Microbiologist with Doctorate Degree are in exceptionally high demand inhigher education institutions, R&D organization, public health agencies, healthcare organizations, hospitals, forensic science laboratories, food and dairy industries, environmental organizations, water purification industries, research organizations,biopharmaceutical industries, vaccine production industries, bioremediation & biofuels sectors etc. The various career paths after Ph.D. Microbiology are mentioned below:

  • Food Microbiologist
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Microbiologist for Space Programs
  • Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Scientist
  • Vaccine Production Manager
  • University/College Professor
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Biosafety Specialist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Lab Instructor
  • Food Technologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Research Director
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