MSc in Biotechnology

MSc Biotechnology is a two year (four semester) academic programme.

The Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology offers a two year (four semester) academic programme in MSc Biotechnology which aims to train students in a wide spectrum of Life Sciences. 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 Molecular and Cellular Biology; Biotechnology; Microbiology and Immunology; Molecular Medicine; Genomics, Genetics and Evolutionary Biology; Biotechnology in Plants; Neurosciences; Cancer Biology; Ecology and Biodiversity; Stem Cell Biology; Fermentation and Biochemical Engineering; Structural Biology and Synthetic Biology.

Minimum Eligibility

12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree (BSc, BVSc, 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 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.

Format of the Entrance Test

The Entrance Test will be of 3 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 a total of 120 questions out of which the candidates will have to answer any 70 questions. The paper will have undergraduate level questions from Biology (including Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Plant and Animal Sciences, Genetics and Microbiology), Chemistry, Physics and Biophysics and Mathematics 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.

MSc Biotechnology sample question for the year 2017


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