UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
The Degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology, Sessions: 2018-19 and onwards
The Department of Microbiology was established in 1979 under the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka (DU), and is currently located in the Science Complex Building. The Department started its journey offering Master of Science (MSc) degree programme in Microbiology to a few competent students having a BSc (Honours) degree in Biochemistry, Botany, Pharmacy, and Soil Science, from Dhaka University and MBBS degree from recognized Medical colleges. The Department steadily gained reputation in teaching and research at home and abroad, and able to establish the necessity of graduate and post-graduate microbiologists in both industry and academia. It prompted the opening of the Undergraduate (Honours) programme in the academic session of 1988-89. The Department also offers specialized courses with research facilities in Post-Graduate levels such as MS, MPhil and PhD.
The Department follows state-of-the-art teaching pedagogy with special emphasis on research and practical works. Teaching in the classrooms is facilitated with multimedia and other necessary supports. The Department has a rich seminar library with a large collection of reference books and journals. It possesses several research laboratories with modern equipment, facilities and service systems. The faculty and the researchers of this department have been regularly publishing their research findings in the high impact national and international journals. The Department of Microbiology has already earned a place as a centre of excellence in the field of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology research in Bangladesh. Various research groups are working in collaboration with the top research organizations at home and abroad.
Title of the Programme: Degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Four-Year for PhD (Regular)
Five-Year for PhD (Part-time)
Eligibility for Admission: Students will be admitted to the MPhil or PhD Degree programme as per the existing Ordinance and regulations of the University of Dhaka, and the policy of the Faculty of Biological Sciences and Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka. The Department may re-fix the minimum requirement for admission to the programmes from time to time with approval from the authority.
Distribution of Marks: Students of both the MPhil and PhD shall undertake and appear at written examinations of total 200 marks in the Four Unit (i.e. 50 marks for each Unit) or Eight Credits (i.e. 25 marks for each Credit) of the theoretical courses as of their choices and the oral examination of 100 marks (4 Credits) at the end of the first year (First Part) of their admission, and the pass mark in the first year examination is 50% on an average for the written papers and 50% for the oral examination (viva voce). For the MPhil degree, students shall complete the research work and present at least one seminar in the Second Part (during 2nd Year), and for the PhD degree, students shall complete the research work and present at least two seminars in the Second Part. The students having MS degree with 4-year BS/BSc (Honours) degree in Microbiology from Dhaka University or equivalent degree from other institutions, directly enrolled for PhD programme may be exempted from the theoretical courses and the oral examination in their First Part. The completion, submission and assessment of Thesis, Seminar presentation and other matters will be followed as per regulations and guidelines approved by the University of Dhaka.