M.Sc. Agricultural Microbiology is a Master Level course in Agriculture Science and Technology. It also deals with the microbiology of soil fertility, such as microbial degradation of organic matter and soil nutrient transformations. Microbiology is a branch of Biology that is focused on Bacteriology, Mycology, and Virology among other fields.
The Master of Science in Agricultural Microbiology course is available both on a full-time and a part-time basis. Some of the core subjects include Fundamentals of Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Microbial Physiology, Morphology, Cytology, and Classification of Microorganisms.
And, some of the optional subjects candidates may study are as Bio-Fertilizers, Food Microbiology, Fermentation Technology, Microbial Ecology, Microbial Management of Organic Wastes, Microbial Control of Crop Pests and Diseases, and Soil Microbiology.
Agricultural microbiology is a sector of science that deals with plant-associated microbes and their roles in agriculture-related industries. This branch of science explores microbes, their processes and the relationships with plants with the intention of exploiting them to enhance productivity in agricultural industries while safeguarding the environment.
The constant spread and evolution of agricultural pathogens provide a continually renewed source of challenges to productivity and food safety, while numerous benefits are derived from many microorganisms associated with, or introduced into, cropping systems, food, and food-related industries.
They can carry out research and develop new products or work in quality control to monitor manufacturing processes and check the microbiological safety of goods such as medicines, cosmetics, toiletries, biochemicals, and food, and drink.