Integrated (B. Sc.) - (M. Sc.) Microbiology - Food and Environmental Microbiology Program By University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) |Top Universities

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Food and environmental microbiology offers electives courses such as probiotics and pre-biotics, food contamination and food borne diseases, bio fertilizers and bioremediation. Each stage of course is one up the previous level. Pre-biotics and pro-biotics talk about how microbes are used in therapy and in impacting our over-all health. Food borne diseases then talks about how infectious diseases are contracted through food and what shall be done to prevent it. The last course in the specialization bio-fertilizers and bioremediation elaborates the role of microbes in killing other microbes, pests and insects and bio-remediation elaborates on the use of microbes in removal of toxins, contaminants and pollutants from environment. These three courses enable a student to become prospective food and or environmental microbiologist. The syllabus designed is such that students intern in industries/companies of their interest and do multi-disciplinary research project at School of Health Sciences UPES in tie up with School of computer science, School of business, School of Engineering and Design. The focus remains on outcome based education with the outcome being highly employable, problem solving microbiologists.  
 

About University

UPES was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. With an ambitious vision and unique approach, UPES emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialised undergraduate and postgraduate courses, some of which cater to high-growth areas like cloud computing, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, mechatronics engineering, fine arts, big data analytics, public administration, machine design engineering, computer science, petroleum, graphic and gaming and so on.
 
UPES has a sprawling 44-acre campus in the lush and verdant environs of Dehradun. The university takes pride in offering its students a world-class academic infrastructure, multimedia-enabled classrooms, modern research labs, playing fields, food courts, hostels and facilities for curricular and extra-curricular activities. Its commitment to providing students a multifaceted all-round growth and development reflects in its superior track record of 90% placements year after year; indeed, it leverages its strategic partnerships with industry stalwarts for all its programs to create employable, bright and future-ready professionals. Given its industry-oriented programs and emphasis on holistic development, UPES graduates naturally become the preferred choice for employers. Thus, the university develops and hones future leaders for diverse high-growth sectors in India and globally.
 
The university’s singular purpose is to enable each one achieve their individual purpose in life, through the guiding light of knowledge. Each one is empowered to pursue dreams and PASSIONS in a meaningful and responsible manner. Each one is encouraged to foster professional development through imagination, innovation, specialised knowledge and critical-thinking. Each one is entrusted to become an active participant in transforming society,  to go beyond oneself, to respect and  inclusively contribute in a pluralistic world. Thus, enabling one to choose life-pathways that fulfil their individual purposes fruitfully.
 
Vision
  • To be an Institution of Global standing for developing professionally competent talent contributing to nation building.
 
Mission
 
  • Develop industry-focused professionals with an international outlook.
  • Foster effective outcome-based education system to continually improve teaching-learning and research.
  • Inculcate integrative thought process among students to instill lifelong learning.
  • Create global knowledge eco-system through training, research & development and consultancy.
  • Practice and promote high standards of professional ethics and develop harmonious relationship with environment and society.