NATIONAL COLLEGE (NACOL)


M.Sc. Microbiology 



INTRODUCTION


In the short run National College has already achieved prominence as one of Nepal’s most innovative and enterprising educational institutions in the field of Bachelors’ and Masters ‘degree level studies in Microbiology,. We strive to establish it as one of the apex educational institutions of Nepal. National College was established in 1998 AD with an objective to pursue excellence in higher education in Science and Technology. After seven years’ exciting experience of running B.Sc. Microbiology, the college, with the encouraging feedback from the students, guardians and experts of the concerned field, started M. Sc. Microbiology program in 2005 AD under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University with major in Medical & Food Microbiology.







SALIENT FEATURES


  1. Regular Classes: 18 theory classes (1 hour each) and 6 practical classes (4 hours each)/week.
  2. Guest Lectures: Guest lectures from expertise of concerned fields are organized.
  3. Journal Club (JC): JC is compulsory for all students.
  4. Seminar: At least one seminar is compulsory for each student. However students have ample opportunities to present their research as well as literature materials in seminar, journal clubs and conferences.
  5. Group Project Work: Group research project is compulsory for each in each seminar.
  6. Professional Development Class Series: Research and presentation skill development.



INFRASTRUCTURE


The laboratories are equipped with PCR, Real time PCR, Elisa Reader, 96-well Plate Reader, UV Visible Spectrophotometer, High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge, Autoclave, Freezer, pH meter, Micropipettes, Incubators, Laminar flow, Electronic
Balance, Microscopes, Heating Block, Centrifuges, Hot plates with stirrer, T=Rocking Platform, Electrophoresis apparatus (for DNA & Proteins), Test tube Rotator, Water Bath Shakers etc. In addition, college is well equipped with
air conditioned tissue culture laboratory, library, seminar room and a computer laboratory with internet facility.




ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION PROCEDURE


The candidates who have passed B.Sc. Degree with major in Microbiology, Biochemistry and BMLT from Tribhuvan University or Equivalent Degree from Tribhuvan University or any other university recognized by Tribhuvan University are considered
eligible to apply and can study masters in Medical Microbiology, Food & industrial Microbiology. Application forms can be obtained from the admission office of National College, Khusibu, Nayabazar, Kathmandu. All applicants should
submit the complete application forms as per the details mentioned there on. All the applicants should appear the entrance examination conducted by Tribhuvan University.




CAREER OPPORTUNITY


Microbiology post graduates can find their prosperous career in various academic, research and service institutions in both pubic and private sector. Microbiologist have open arena of future prospects within the country and abroad.
Many of our graduates are pursuing the higher studies in United States and various other countries.

Microbiologists are in high demand in the following sectors:

  1. Hospitals and Healthcare organizations.
  2. Environmental organizations {Governmental, NGOs, INGOs}
  3. Industry-food and drink, pharmaceuticals, water and biotechnological companies.
  4. Forensic science laboratories.
  5. Higher education institutions.
  6. Academic Advancements in diverse fields.



COURSE STRUCTURE


  1. Four Semesters (Two years: Semester system): Total Credits: 64 (Marks: 1400)
  2. First Semester: Advanced microbiology, Immunology, Microbial genetics and Molecular biology, Biochem and Biotech.
  3. Second, third and fourth semester:

Specialized courses are offered in:

  1. Medical Microbiology: Human anatomy and physiology, Systemic and diagnostic virology, Systemic and diagnostic virology, Systemic and diagnostic mycology, Research methodology and Biostatics. Hospital based internship (6 months).
  2. Food and industrial microbiology: Food fermentation technology, Food biotechnology and nutraceutics, Advances food microbiology, Food safety management and toxicology, Food science and nutrition, Food processing and preservation
    technology, Total quality management and quality assurance, Research methods and biostatics. Industry based internship (6 months)