MS Microbiology and Immunology


The mission of this program is to provide our graduates in-depth knowledge and understanding to conduct research in their field of interest and make them distinct by providing the opportunities to work in a collaborative environment with highly professional researchers where, they can translate the basic sciences research through innovative and creative approaches in order to offer best possible services to the society and humanity at large. A particular emphasis is placed on tackling scientific problems with a multi-disciplinary approach. In this regard, national and international research collaborations with major research groups and industries is the primary focus of the department.

What makes the program unique?

The major objective of the MS graduate program in Microbiology and immunology is the successful accomplishment of a comprehensive, problem-based research project to (a) expand the existing knowledge in the field of microbiology and immunology (b) produce outstanding researchers capable of contributing in their particular areas of interest by tackling and solving scientific problems. (c) uplift and enhance the available local academic research capacities (d) and to prepare the next generation of leaders in research, academia and industry through a focused, high-quality graduate program in, with an emphasis on research, relevant to the needs of our population. Our graduates will work with industries to develop new technologies. The focus is to develop our graduates to be the leaders of tomorrow with confidence and innovation to engage in an ever evolving global culture. We offer internships, scholarships and international exposure to our distinct graduates. It is a place to transform ideas, research from boardrooms to bench; industries; to society and can make this world a better place to live. The NUMS postgraduate research labs are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for translational research.

Career Prospects:

With the emerging concept and appreciation of the role of microbes in environmental and human health, potential in pharmaceutical, food and dairy, biotechnology industry, microbiologists now work as an integral member of interdisciplinary fields.

For those students who wish to enter the job market post MS a variety of possible employment opportunities exist such as:

  • Microbiologists of all specialties can work at colleges or universities as lecturers
  • Research scientists to help companies for development of new products and improve existing technologies
  • Science administrator in government agencies to makes recommendations that influence laws, regulations, and public policy.
  • Clinical or research laboratory manager to manages day to day activities in a variety of laboratories.
  • Experts in Govt. agencies (EPA and PBSA) to works either freelance or as part of a consulting firm.
  • Biosafety officer to plans, develops, and manages biosafety programs. 
  • Quality assurance/control scientist to Performs tests on products, to ensure quality
  • Research associates- A senior member of a research laboratory who helps write grant proposals, designs and carries out experiments, analyzes data.

Admission Criteria/Eligibility:
  • Sixteen years of education in the relevant discipline from HEC recognized institute
  • NUMS entrance test 50%
  • NUMS interview
  • Merit Computation for graduate programs shall be as follows;



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Commencement of Session


Tentative Date

Admission Open

 18 May 2022/Wednesday 

Last Date to Apply Online

10 June 2022/Friday 

NUMS entry test 

 Saturday 25 June 2022


 Monday 18 July 2022

Display of 1st Merit List

 Wednesday 20 July 2022

Commencement of Course

Monday 26 September 2022

Tuition Fee

Fee Structure

MS Microbiology and Immunology 

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Institutes offering this course:
  • NUMS, Rawalpindi