UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
Master of Science (MS) Degree 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 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, Soil Science, from Dhaka University and MBBS degree from recognized Medical colleges. Currently located in the Science Complex Building, the Department steadily gained reputation in teaching and research at home and abroad and able to establish the necessity of graduate microbiologist in both industry and academia. It prompted the opening of the Undergraduate (Honours) programme in the academic session of 1988-89. From the academic session of 1994-95, the traditional three-year BSc (Honours) programme has been upgraded to a four-year BS (Honours) as terminal degree. At present, in addition to the undergraduate BS (Honours) programme, the Department 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 digital multimedia and other necessary supports. The Department has a rich seminar library with a large collection of reference books and journals. It possesses several practical and research laboratories with modern equipment, facilities and service systems. The faculty and the researchers of this department have been regularly publishing their research finding 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: Master of Science (MS)
Duration of the Programme: One-Year
Medium of Instruction: English
Eligibility for Admission: A 4-year B.S. (Honours) degree in Microbiology or an equivalent degree is required. As per the existing rules of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, students will be admitted to the MS programme with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in the scale of four in a 4-Year BS (Honours) examination. The Department may re-fix the minimum CGPA requirement from time to time to a higher level with approval from the authority. Students intending to be admitted in the MS programme must seek admission within two academic years of completion of BS (Honours) programme. The postgraduate MS Degree in Microbiology shall be conducted as per the ‘Rules and Guidelines of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka’ (Approved 23 August 2015).