MSc Clinical Virology - Overview

M.Sc. (Clinical Virology) Degree Programme

The two-year MSc Clinical Virology program is structured in four semesters for effective theoretical and practical learning. The entire program is of 80 credits. The program awards a degree with international acclaim and worldwide recognition.??

Duration of the Programme

The programs are for the four semesters. The duration of each semester is six months. Each semester is composed of a set of courses and each course depending on the nature and scope of the subject consists of Lectures/Tutorials/Practicals. The student must carry out project work in the fourth and final semester of the program (6 months).


The medium of instruction and examination is English.


Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences (Microbiology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Botany / Zoology) or MBBS / BVSc / BSc-MLT or any other related subjects from a recognized University, with minimum 60% aggregate marks or an equivalent CGPA.


MSc Clinical Virology program aims at training students in state-of-the-art virological techniques useful in health, diagnostics, industrial, and academic sectors. Concepts of biosafety practices, outbreak investigations, clinical virology, etc. are also introduced, updated, and strengthened through this programme. Students are practically trained to operate high-end laboratory equipment for diagnostic and research work. Observation, communication, analyzing information, problem-solving, critical thinking, logical reasoning, and perseverance are a few soft skills inculcated in students during the programme. The curriculum content involves extensive clinical, diagnostic, and laboratory practices in infectious diseases with virological aetiology. Special emphasis is laid on identifying and predicting future technological developments, changes in diagnostic service delivery, and future patient/clinician/hospital requirements, to ensure that the curriculum is as robust and sustainable as possible. This is about both scientific content and anticipated future developments and is reflective of the requirements of a specialized postgraduate program.

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Key Dates & Deadlines


May 31 24

May ' 24

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date

MSc Clinical Virology - Course Duration

2 years


Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training

Innovation Center
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes

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