MD Microbiology: Career, Fees, Admission, Salary, Cutoff, Placement

Doctor of Medicine in Microbiology or MD Microbiology is a PG course. It is the study of Bacteriology including Mycobacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Immunology, and Serology & Mycology. In which Students deal with the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases in the community.

The syllabus of the MD Microbiology is general microbiology, human immunology, mycology, and bacterial pathogenesis. The course has a vast career scope that opens many job fields for the students after its successful completion.

MBBS degree from the reputed university/institute approved by the National Medical Council is the minimum eligibility for this course.

Admissions for such courses are based on counselling after NEET PG exam results.


MD Microbiology Jobs

Jobs Titles of MD Microbiology

  1. Biological Scientist
  2. Dental Hygienist
  3. Manager – Microbiology
  4. Medical Scientist
  5. Medical Secretary
  6. Occupational Therapist
  7. Physical Therapist
  8. Respiratory Therapist
  9. Surgical Technologist
  10. Technician – Microbiology
  11. Additional Professor 
  12. Trainee – Quality Control

Employment Area for MD Microbiologist

  1. Research Institutes
  2. Pharmaceuticals
  3. Healthcare Organisations
  4. Forensic Labs
  5. Food and Drink Industry
  6. Environmental Organisations
  7. Biotechnology Companies


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Best Medical colleges for MD Microbiology in India

Top colleges/universities, which offer MD(microbiology) courses are:


MD Microbiology seats in India

In India, there are 313 government and private colleges offering 1187 MD(Micro-biology) seats. In which 737 are government seats and 450 are private seats.

Admission Procedure

How to get admission in MD-(Micro-biology)?

For MD(Microbiology) admissions in India, Aspirants can appear in the National level entrance exam. NMC approved/recognized colleges/universities provide admission to students on the basis of their ranks secured in the entrance test.

After the PG Exam result students have to attend national level counselling(MCC.NIC.IN) & state level counselling. Below given 3 medical entrance exams for admission in PG medical courses:

  • NEET(PG) 2021
  • AIIMS(PG) 2021
  • JIPMER(PG) 2021


NEET PG Cut-off  2019, 2020

Category Cutoff percentile Cutoff marks 2019 NEET cutoff marks 2020
UR 50th 340 366
SC/ST/OBC 40th 295 319
UR – PH 45th 317 342
SC/ST/OBC – PH 40th 295 319

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Que: What is the scope of MD Microbiology?

Ans: MD Microbiologists have a vast range of career scope and sectors in the medical field as mentioned above.

Que: Is a microbiologist a doctor?

Ans: NA

Que: Can I do microbiology after MBBS?

Ans: After completing 5.5 years of MBBS and you can appear for NEET-PG exams, which are for PG level courses (MD/MS). After qualifying for the exam you will be able to choose your stream of pursuing an MD like microbiology or any other MD MS branches in college.

Que: How is MD Micro-biology?

Ans: After MD micro-biology you cab get a job in medical colleges and you can also join a lab for reporting. But you will not have any interaction with the patient. If you want interaction with the patient then a clinical branch is the option. A clinical branch in a low-ranking college is not a bad option at all compared to MD microbiology in the top colleges.


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