SELECT * FROM `su_courses` WHERE `is_deleted` = '0' AND `course_url` = 'md-microbiology' AND `is_deleted` = '0'SELECT * FROM `su_menu_programme` WHERE `is_deleted` = '0' AND `id` = '1' M.D. in Microbiology Course - Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus



  • Program Code


  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    3 Years


MD in Microbiology (Doctor of Medicine in Microbiology) is a three-year postgraduate programme that involves a detailed study of Microbiology, human immunology, mycology and bacterial pathogenesis. This programme includes the study of the interactions of microorganisms with humans and other organisms that exist and affect our lives. The programme is very subjective and rather than focusing on providing academic knowledge to the students it enables them to be more practical by offering dimension based study.

The programme is also beneficial for further research studies as it produces a competent specialist and medical professional who recognises the health needs of the community and carries out all the professional obligations ethically.   The students opting for this programme are trained to deal will any substantial and emergency situations. The curriculum includes the study on topics such as bacteriology, virology, immunology, applied microbiology, microbial biotechnology, medical microbiology, food and dairy microbiology, veterinary, agricultural microbiology etc.

Program educational Objectives

A post graduate student upon successfully qualifying in the MD (Microbiology)examination should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in application of microbiology in a variety of clinical settings to solve diagnostic and therapeutic problems along with preventive measures.
  2. Interact effectively with the allied departments by rendering services in basic as well as advanced laboratory investigations
  3. Play a pivotal role in hospital infection control, including formulation of antibiotic policy and management of biomedical waste.
  4. Establish good clinical microbiological services in a hospital and in the community in the fields of bacteriology, virology, parasitology, immunology and mycology
  5. Acquire skills in conducting collaborative research in the field of Microbiology with allied sciences.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills required for the practice of clinical microbiology and while teaching undergraduate students
  7. Plan, execute and evaluate teaching assignments in Medical Microbiology.
  8. Acquire various skills for collaborative research and plan, execute, analyse and present the research work in medical microbiology.
  9. Conduct such clinical / experimental research as would have significant bearing on human health & patient care.
  10. To Participate in various workshops / Seminars / Journal clubs / Demonstration in the allied department.

Program Outcomes (PO’s)

  1. Cognitive Domain

At the end of the course, the student should have acquired knowledge in the following theoretical competencies:

  1. Important historical events and developments in microbiology
  2. Basic as well as advanced knowledge in various microscopes and microscopic techniques used in diagnostic microbiology
  3. Various bio-safety issues including physical and biological containment, universal containment, personal protective equipment for biological agents
  4. Various isolation precautions including standard and transmission-based precautions
  5. In-depth knowledge about various method of Sterilization, disinfection and lyophilization
  6. Nomenclature, classification and morphology of bacteria and other microorganisms as well as their requirements for growth, nutrition and their metabolism.
  7. Various types and significance of normal flora of human body in health and disease states
  8. Various types of host parasite relationship & their significance.
  9. Bacterial genetics, bacteriophages and molecular genetics relevant for medical microbiology
  10. Component & functions of immune system, various antigen – antibody reactions and their applications and complement system.
  11. Various disorders like hypersensitivity, immune deficiency & autoimmune diseases.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge & skills in various techniques for isolation & identification of bacterial pathogens of medical importance including various Gram positive ( Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, Streptococcus, Lactobacillus, Listeria, Clostridium, Actinomyces, Nocardia, Mycobacterium etc.) and gram negative ( Vibrios, Aeromonas,  Haemophilus, Bordetella, Brucella, Pseudomonas, Enterobacteriaceae members, spirochaetes, chlamydia etc.) .
  13. Explain the general characteristics ( morphology, reproduction and classification) and also identify major fungal pathogens including yeasts & moulds and also identify various laboratory contaminant fungi.
  14. Explain the general properties, classification, morphology, replication, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis of major DNA and RNA viruses.
  15. Demonstrate knowledge about general character, classification, pathogenesis & laboratory diagnosis of medically important protozoan’s ( Amobae,  Giardia , Trichomonas , Leishmania, trypanosome, Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, cyclospora etc.) and helminthes ( cestodes, trematodes  and Nematodes).
  16. Microbiology of air, milk, water as well as hospital environment.
  17. Demonstrate knowledge about epidemiology of various infections diseases and hospital required infections.
  18. Demonstrate knowledge about management of biomedical waste.
  19. Demonstrate knowledge about infections of various organ systems of human body ( respiratory tract , urinary tract , central nervous system, reproductive system, gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system).
  20. Demonstrate knowledge & applications of automation and molecular techniques in Microbiology.
  21. Applications of quality assurance, quality control in microbiology and accreditation of laboratories

B Affective domain

A post graduate student having qualified the MD (Community Medicine) examination should be able to

  1. Should be able to function as a part of a team, develop an attitude of cooperation with colleagues, and interact with the patient and the clinician or other colleagues to provide the best possible diagnosis or opinion.
  2. Always adopt ethical principles and maintain proper etiquette in dealings with patients, relatives and other health personnel and to respect the rights of the patient including the right to information and second opinion.
  3. Develop communication skills to word reports and professional opinion as well as to interact with patients, relatives, peers and paramedical staff, and for effective teaching.

C. Psychomotor Domain

The student should be able to perform independently the following:

  1. Collection/transportation, Preparation, examination and interpretation of direct smears and culture and other microbiological test from clinical specimens and their disposal
  2. Aseptic practices in laboratory and safety precautions. Selection of Personal Protective Equipment according to task and donning (gloves, mask, eye protection, gown etc).
  3. Operation of autoclave, hot an oven, filters like Seitz and membrane filters etc.
  4. Identification of bacteria of medical importance up to species level.
  5. Techniques of anaerobiosis..
  6. Tests of motility: hanging drop, cragies tube.
  7. Performance of antimicrobial susceptibility testing and detection of enzymes leading to drug resistance.
  8. Testing of disinfectants.
Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 977116
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • As per NMC  Guidelines Must be NEET Qualified and allotted through UPDGME Uttar Pradesh Lucknow.
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Course Reruirement
  • As per NMC  Guidelines Must be NEET Qualified and allotted through UPDGME Uttar Pradesh Lucknow.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Physician
  • Microbiologist
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Biological Scientist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Food quality Assurance Scientist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Technical Brewer
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Lab Assistant
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Cipla
  • Abbott India
  • Sun Pharmaceuticals
  • Biocon
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Fortis Hospitals
  • Apollo Group Inc
  • Fortis
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Yashoda Hospital
  • Max Healthcare
  • Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital



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    “Work as a team”, “Always strive to do better”, “Try try till you succeed”and “VASUDEV KUTUMBHKAM” have been the mottos that have been inculcated in us since day one at SMS &R. Being in campus, I have been part of variety of co-curricular activities ranging from annual fest “CHORUS” to CME programmes which have just helped me and everybody around to grow and learn for the further life. From the brilliant academic support provided to us by the faculty to the never ending lists of platforms we get to showcase our talent.

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    Dr. Garima Goyal

    Pursuing my postgraduate (MD) from Sharda University has been a great experience. The medical school and the hospital are both beautifully constructed and adept for providing the rigorous training that this course demands. The regularly held seminars, presentations, CMEs and conferences have led us to be exposed to the upcoming trends and new technologies in use today. We are taught not only the theoretical aspect but also encouraged for practical skill development and skill diversification here.

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    Anisha Kwatra

    Winning Maruti Suzuki Autocross Delhi for 4 consecutive years and Chevrolet Seed sprint in 3 states of North India, today I am on a dream drive with stethoscope around my neck. I could accelerate both my careers without brakes only with the help annd support form the administration and faculty of SMS&R. This college has some of the best teachers, highly qualified and devoted, putting in all the effort to clear smallest of concepts, paying individual attention. I am glad i chose SMS&R.

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    SMSR did not only help me excel academically to persue my dream to become a doctor but also gave me a platform to showcase my skills and talents. We were not only blessed with an excellent and experienced faculty but also with an environment and crowd where we found our companions and friends who became family in no time. I am extremely grateful for this journey as I get out as a doctor and a confident individual ready to conquer the challenges ahead and make a difference in the society.

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    Rishab gupta

    The journey of a medical undergraduate is really grueling and cannot be walked alone. At SMSR I found like-minded and sincere companions who made the journey easy, and I was shepherded by excellent teachers who were my guiding lights. The path itself was peppered with numerous opportunities -both academic and extra-curricular, waiting to be seized. Countless CMEs, conventions and competitions helped me realize my talents which even I didn't even know that I possessed. All these activities along with an amazing campus made the whole experience indelible as well as incredibly rewarding for me.

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