Microbiology in Nepal

Scope of Microbiology in Nepal after Plus 2

Do you have keen interest to microorganisms? Are you really lured by microscopic life? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a great microbiologist? Do you want to explore the knowledge on the understanding of microscopic organisms; their characteristics and activities? If you have YES to above all, you can have your dreams come true to pursue your career as a researcher microbiologist by studying Microbiology. But before jumping directly to microbiology sector, you should carefully consider scope of microbiology in Nepal and

WHY study MICROBIOLOGY in Nepal?

Choosing it over other subjects is after all your own desire. It is what gives you for being yourself and having your own career path.

Microbiologists are scientists who study microbes, organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye. They also study how microbes interact with their environment. This includes examining how they cause disease and affect the health of plants, humans and other animals. Immunology — the study of how human health is affected by microbes — is an example of this type of specialization. Some microbiologists may focus on studying one specific type of microbe. For example, bacteriologists study bacteria, and virologists study viruses. Or they may study practical applications of microbiology, such as biotechnology, medical microbiology or industrial microbiology.

The need for qualified microbiologists continues to grow, both for basic research and practical applications. Many microbes have yet to be discovered. In addition, microbiologists are still studying how the known microbes function. As a result, the field of microbiology has virtually unlimited potential. Microbiologists are needed across many industries, including in academic, technology, industrial and environmental organizations.


After you pass your 10+2 examination in science (biology) and wish your higher studies to be continued dealing with microorganisms, you can directly join to the colleges offering this course. In context of Nepal, most of the colleges affiliated to TU conduct Bsc Microbiology courses. Trichandra Multiple Campus is the first one to provide this course. However other colleges offering Bsc Microbiology courses are- St. Xaviers college Maitighar, Kathmandu ,GoldengateInternational College Battisputali Kathmandu, Dharan Multiple

St. Xaviers college Maitighar, Kathmandu ,
GoldengateInternational College Battisputali Kathmandu,
Dharan Multiple campus, Dharan.

These all colleges are affiliated to TU. Besides some colleges of PU also offer this course.

Besides some colleges of PU also offer this course.
It is a four years course and is completed annually.


Microbiology, basically deals with the study of microscopic organisms — bacteria, virus, protozoa, parasites, fungi. However, the course has been divided into various branches — Medical Microbiology, Environment Microbiology, Food Microbiology and Agriculture Microbiology. At TU and its affiliated colleges, students must study all the four divisions at the Bachelor’s level while they can specialise in only one subject at the Master’s. In the two-year long Master’s level, the students have to study General Microbiology in first semester. It is only from the second semester, you can choose the subject to specialise in.

Scope and Jobs for Microbiology in Nepal

After the completion of study in Microbiology, one can be involved in its wide areas depending on the field of their branch. Its scope is more than with that. One can extend research activities involving with certain NGOs and INGOs. Besides, you will be able to teach doctors as a graduate of microbiology. Other sectors include working as quality controller at food industries, researcher at labs, vaccine developer, drug developer and also work to identify the cause and prevention of epidemic, work in community based service where one gets to investigate about outbreak of any epidemic.

Besides, for better job aspects and quality education, other countries can also be chosen for further studies.