Rajshahi Institute of Biosciences


Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, or microbes, a diverse group of microscopic lifeforms such as bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa. Microbes underwrite the earth’s ecosystem, colonize humans and animals and sustain their physiology, invade susceptible hosts to cause illness or death, and represent an inexhaustible source of discovery and engineering tools for research and translational opportunity. To explore the microbial world our curriculum provides broad exposure to multiple disciplines including microbial physiology, microbial biotechnology, molecular microbiology, genetics, symbiosis, pathogenesis, immunology, pharmaceutical microbiology, microbial ecology, microbial genomics and computational biology. Graduates of our program go on to jobs in a wide variety of fields, including health care, public health, pharmaceuticals, drug discovery and design, food safety, industrial microbiology, academic and scientific research institutions.


  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Hons in Microbiology
  • Master of Science (M Sc.) in Microbiology


B.Sc (Hons) 4 Years
M.Sc 1.5 Years


B.Sc. (Hons)
Candidates should pass with minimum GPA 3.5 (out of 5.0) separately in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent in science group with biology. Candidate must obtain a total of 7.5 GPA (out of 10) in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent examination are eligible to apply for B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology.

Candidates applying for M.Sc. in Microbiology should pass B.Sc. in Microbiology/equivalent degree in biological sciences with minimum CGPA 2.75 (out of 4.0).