MSc in Biotechnology


The Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology offers a two-year (four semester) academic programme in MSc Biotechnology. The endeavor of the Faculty is to teach the latest concepts and research technologies and prepare students for careers in research and teaching in modern Biology and Biotechnology. The areas covered include Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biostatistics, Genetic Engineering, Immunology, Plant Molecular Biology and Environmental Biotechnology, Fermentation Technology, Bioinformatics, Protein Engineering, Neurosciences, Cancer Biology, Virology, Biochemical Engineering, Structural Biology, Tissue Engineering.


Minimum Eligibility

12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelors degree (BSc, B. Pharm, BVSc, B.E., BTech, MBBS, etc.) in any area of Biological Sciences / Chemistry / Agriculture and allied sciences; Veterinary and allied sciences Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Students who have not studied Biology at the Bachelor’s level must have studied and passed in Biology as a subject at the 10+2 (12th class) level. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or a 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Masters programme are also eligible.


Format of the Entrance Test

The computer based Entrance Test will be of 2 hours duration and the question paper will have multiple-choice questions in two parts. Each question will carry one mark. Simple calculators may be used.

Part A : will consist of 30 questions carrying one mark each and will have 10+2 level questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Candidates will be expected to attempt all questions from Part A.

Part B : will consist of 70 questions carrying one mark each and will have undergraduate level questions from Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Biophysics, and Biostatistics.


Negative Marks for Wrong Answers

If the answer given to any of the Multiple Choice Questions is wrong, ¼ of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.



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