Amar Chaudhary, Ranchi University's Registrar said, "The proposal was passed at the previous syndicate meeting and admission for the course is likely to start in February next year. We are planning to keep 50 seats for the first batch."
The suggestion for providing framework and faculty is yet to be passed. "Very soon another meeting will be called to discuss the basic infrastructure required for the course. As it is supposed to be a self-financing course, we don't think it will be much of a problem to launch it because the university will not have to spend any money on it," said Chaudhary.
The past few years have had increased demands to start a course in microbiology. "Microbiology is a course which deals with the detailed study of micro bacteria and viruses. Bacteria play an important role in maintaining balance in the environment and with the environmental balance being disturbed, this course is very much in demand now," said U C Mehta, Principal of Ranchi College.
There are a lot of options in terms of career for students opting for microbiology, like in various industries, pathology, education to name a few.
"The students who pass out with this subject can get jobs in beverages and dairy factories and also at biogas plants. They can also get opportunity in the field of education, pharmacy, pathology and even genetic engineering," said Anand Thakur, professor in science in Ranchi College.
In the previous syndicate meeting, the proposal was passed. The admission for the course is expected to begin in February 2014. The college plans to keep 50 seats for the first batch.