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Virology is a subfield of microbiology that involves the study of viruses that affect humans, animals, insects, bacteria, fungi and plants in different settings. They are prevalent in infections spanning from common cold, hepatitis, and measles to Zika, Ebola and SARS CoV-2. The two-year MSc (Virology) offered under the School of Biological Sciences is targeted to give a detailed academic exposure to the students on different aspects of structure and functions of viruses. The academic program is designed to enrich the student’s knowledge on specific aspects of viral pathology and disease transmission, viral immunology, molecular virology, viral genetics, antiviral therapy. In the context of emerging scenario of COVID-19, the programme carries relevance for the strategic management of viral outbreaks and imparts hands on training to students. The programme will be conducted under the guidance of expert academicians in the field. The outstanding feature is that the university has well equipped laboratory and additionally a BSL3 lab where the students will have the opportunity to be trained for different experimental procedures including the handling of airborne infectious virus particles like SARS-CoV2.

At the end of the course, the students are expected to achieve proficiency as virologists and may choose to work in teaching or research. They may also opt to pursue additional training and go for higher studies. Virologist also play an important role in public health and can find career opportunities in government or health organizations. Virologists are employed in just about every industry; food, agriculture, pollution, bio-technology, and pharmaceuticals.

There is a well-equipped M.Sc. Practical Laboratory with Quant studio3 quantitative PCR, Microplate reader, Digital Weighing Balance, Laminar Air-flow hood, Compound Microscope with LED illumination, Bacteriological Incubator, Distillation Unit, Autoclave, Digital pH Meter, Hot Air Oven, Bactec 9050, PCR, Deep freezer -20 degree, Deep freezer -70, Deep freezer -80, Gel Electrophoresis unit, Machine, centrifuge, UV- Transilluminator and other allied instruments.

The university has a dedicated Biosafety level 3 (BSL3) facility equipped with Class2 B2 and Class 2 A2 laminar flow hoods and autoclave.
  • A student shall be eligible to apply for admission to Virology course if he/she has held a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of life science (Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, etc) from a recognized institution/university.
  • Students of BVSc., BAMS., BHMS and MBBS degree holders are also eligible to apply.
  • Students appearing in the final qualifying examination may also apply. However, they are required to submit their qualifying degree certificate at the time of final admission.
  • While filling up the online application form, the students appearing in the final qualifying examination, may give the marks/ CGPA of the last Semester for which the result has been published.
  • The selection of the eligible candidates for admission to Virology program will be based on career marks and performance in the entrance examination.
  • Fees per year Rs. 1,02,000/-
  • One time Admission Fee Rs. 10,000/-
  • Master of Science (Virology) is a full time 2 years course

Selection is based on the academic credentials and performance in the Common Entrance Test

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For further queries please contact:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 7205074656 / 9938213237 

Online Application fees is Rs. 500/-    (For SC/ST Application fees is Rs. 300/-)
Instruction for online application
Step-I: Make payment by clicking on the link given in the admission form
Step-II: Fill the form
Step-III: Upload the documents
a) Scanned Photograph: (File size not more than 100KB)
b) Scanned Signature: (File size not more than 50KB)
c) Scanned Last Educational Mark Sheet: (File size not more than 200KB)
d) Payment Receipt

For Further Information

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