BSc(Hons) in Microbiology
Microbiology is the study of all living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae, collectively known as 'microbes'.Microbiology has proved to be one of the most important disciplines in biology, making it possible to identify how some of these organisms cause diseases, discover cures for such diseases and even use some microbes for industrial purposes etc.In recent perspective covid-19 once again reminds us the importance of microbiology.Microbiology has come a long way since it was first pioneered.
microbiology has vast scope, the study of microbiology contributes greatly to the understanding of life through enhancements and intervention of microorganisms. There is an increase in demand for microbiologists in Bangladesh and globally. A microbiologist can innovate new diagnostic kits, discover new drugs, teach, research, etc.
The scope in this field is immense due to the involvement of microbiology in many fields like medicine, pharmacy, diary, industry, clinical research, water industry, agriculture, chemical technology and nanotechnology
Microbiologists aim to answer many important global questions by understanding microbes, on the other hand one can explore the multitude of careers open to people with a science qualification.
Employment Opportunities for the Graduates of Microbiology
Microbiologists can work in the area of food, pharmacy, agrochemistry biotechnology, biorefinery, environment, pollution control and bioremediation.In the field of agriculture, microbiologists act as environmental and health specialists to study the role of microbes in plant disease, pest control, nutrition and soil fertility.In the field of medicine and health care, the work is usually associated with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of illnesses associated with microbes.We have Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF), Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) which provides demanding jobs for Microbiologists. Microbiologists can build up their career in different pharmaceutical and food/beverage industries.
Besides these, graduates can develop their carrier in various government/autonomous, non-government and international institutes/organizations
- Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) is providing a great opportunity for Microbiology graduates in general cadre.
- Government Organizations
- Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)
- Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR)
- Food Safety Authority etc.
- Non-Government Organizations
SQUARE, ACME, OPSONIN, INCEPTA, ACI etc.
- International Organizations
- International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research (icddr,b)
- World Health Organization (WHO).
- Centre for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)