Textbooks of Microbiology: A Comparative Review

As a part of my series of articles to review books, I am writing this comparative review of textbooks of Microbiology for students to buy books which will be helpful for their exams. Books marked as “Recommended” are the ones which students should prefer buying and thus read.

Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology by R. Ananthanarayan, Arti Kapil (Recommended)

This is the book which I and my batchmates used to read in our UG days and is the best book to read in MBBS. It gives topic in enough details to be read by all UG students.

Essentials of Medical Microbiology by Sastry Apurba Sankar

Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology by CARROLL


A Textbook of Microbiology by R.C. Dubey

Microbiology by R.P. Singh

Medical Microbiology – Prep Manual for Undergraduates by BS Nagoba

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple by Mark Gladwin, M.D. Trattler William, C. Scott, M.D. Mahan

Textbook Of Microbiology by Dr R Vasanthakumari

Textbook of Microbiology by D.R.Arora / Brij Bala Arora

Textbook of Microbiology by Kanika Sharma

Textbook of Microbiology and Immunology by Subhash Chandra Parija

MCQ’s Books

These are the books which are useful for PG medical entrance exams preparation. MBBS students can also refer these books if they want to have a look at the varieties of MCQs.

Self-Assessment and Review Microbiology and Immunology by Rachna Chaurasia, Anshul Jain

Review of Microbiology & Immunology (with DVD) by Apurba Sankar Sastry, Sandhya Bhat K


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