MSc in Medical Microbiology

MSc in Medical Microbiology

3 years
Fee (Tentative)NPR 731,500

Entrance Exams

Pokhara University's M. Sc Medical Microbiology program is a three-year post-graduate degree that focuses on the medical and molecular aspects of infection, including immunology, mycology, virology, and bacteriology.

The program provides in-depth information and hands-on training in the transmission of microorganisms (mostly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease etiology, and the detection and treatment of pathogens that are important to public health.



  • Bachelor's degree in related subjects or B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology or BMLT or B.Sc. Laboratory Medicine, MBBS/BDS or its equivalent.
  • Registered in respective professional council
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% marks (Pass marks) in the Entrance Examination conducted by Medical Education Commission for being eligible to be on the merit list.

Exam format:

  • Single best response type with Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Four options (A,B,C,D).
  • No. of questions: 200
  • Recall: Understanding: Application: 30:50:20
  • Duration: 3 hours including one-time voluntary toilet break.


S.No. Subjects Marks
1 Biochemistry 50
2 Microbiology 50
3 Hematology 20
4 Histopathology 12
5 Cytopathology 8
6 General Pathology 10
7 Anatomy 14
8 Physiology 16
9 Basic Pharmacology 8
10 Biostatistics and Research Methodology 12
Total   200

Admission Criteria

The eligible applicants must pass the entrance exam conducted by Pokhara University.

Available Seats: Five

Job Prospects

Following the course, you have the option of choosing the following career route:

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Analyst
  • Medical Representative
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Lecturer/Professor
  • Medical Microbiologist

Find more about the roles of microbiologists.

Curricular Structure

The program's curriculum provides students with a strong theoretical and practical grasp of the topic, preparing them for a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research.