“Today microbiologists are required in top organizations like NASA for identification of any life form for their various missions like the recent Mars curiosity mission and many more.”
Career opportunities for students of Microbiology are plentiful. Microbiology is growing day by day as far as employment is concerned and it has become one of the fast-growing sectors. Due to the modern innovations in science and technology, the scope of research in the field of microbiology has expanded.
Microbiologists work in almost every industry and institution and have different job profiles. Avenues are open for them like research and development laboratories of government and private hospitals, research organizations, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries. Industrial companies employ microbiologists to do basic, environmental, healthcare and agricultural research. Students with the specialization with medical microbiology also work in hospitals and Health Protection Agency laboratories. Industrial microbiologists work in a range of companies from pharmaceutical, biochemical, biotechnology and food businesses through to smaller firms that develop biopharmaceuticals or specialist products.
Self employment is indeed a very good option for to start their professional career for any microbiologist. They can set up microbiological laboratories to diagnose the diseases. There are private research institutions that conduct microbiological studies for different government agencies.
Proper counseling and guidance of the student help them to choose jobs from a variety of opportunities in different sectors. Keeping this view in mind, Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) at IMS is working from many years and playing a pivotal role in career and placement of the students. Regular industry interaction, industry alliance, organizing industrial visits and summer internships, lectures series by experts are some of the regular features that complement the placement activity.
The students with meritorious academic records have been selected for higher education in various Universities. From IMS large number of graduates is severing as biotechnical professionals in different industries of India. Leading biotech companies visited Institute in the academic session 2014-15 along with some new recruiters. Undoubtly the placement of the students has conferred a distinct status to the department.
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