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M.Sc. Food Safety & Biotechnology


In the M.Sc. programme the focus is on gaining advanced knowledge in the field of food safety. The course curriculum is designed to introduce the students to more complex mechanisms related to food safety and public health in order to train them for a career in advanced research in health science. In CBCS, the major change is a shift from the traditional marking system to a grading system. It provides an opportunity for the students to choose from the prescribed courses comprising core, elective (generic and discipline specific) or skill based courses according to their learning needs, interests, and aptitude. In the first year, the curriculum comprises of fundamental subjects, which includes food chemistry, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology and specialized subjects like food microbiology, bioinformatics and computational biology, research methodology & biostatistics and research ethics and IPR. In addition, the students will get hands-on training on the tools used in techniques in food science under the skill enhancement course. The second year will have subjects that are highly specialized including courses like food standards, certifications and quality control, food additives and adulterants, food packaging and storage and nanobiotechnology, food toxicology, bioprocessing and fermentation technology as part of the discipline specific electives. The most unique feature in M.Sc. Food Safety & Biotechnology is the provision for a full-time research project in the second year.

Subjects of study

Course type

Course Title

 

Year

I SEMESTER

First Year

C1

Food Chemistry

C2

Cell and Molecular Biology

C3

Biochemistry

C4

Immunology

GE

Generic Elective

NC1

GLP and Biosafety

II SEMESTER

C5

Food Microbiology

C6

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

C7

Research Methodology & Biostatistics

SEC

Skill Enhancement Course

GE

Generic Elective

NC2

Research Ethics and IPR

III SEMESTER

Second Year

DSC1

Food Standards, Certifications and Quality Control

DSC2

Food Additives and Adulterants

DSC3

Food Packaging and Storage

DSE

Discipline Specific Elective

S1

Seminar-I

P1

Project Work-I

IV SEMESTER

S2

Seminar-II

P2

Project Work-II

CC

Co-curricular/Extra-curricular Activities


C: Core Course; GE: Generic Elective Course; SEC: Skill Enhancement Course; NC: Non Credit Course; DSC: Discipline Specific Course; S: Seminar; P: Project Work

Eligibility for admission to M.Sc. Food Safety & Biotechnology:
A Candidate with three years of Bachelor’s degree in Basic/Applied Biological Sciences: Biomedical/Bioscience/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology/ Agricultural Sciences/Food and Nutrition/Environmental Science/Veterinary Science/Fisheries Science/Medical Imaging Technology/Operation Theatre Technology/Medical Lab Technology/BE-Biotechnology/B Tech in Biotechnology /Medical/Dental/Pharmacy and any other equivalent life science degrees of any Board/University or an equivalent examination of any other approved Board or University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate. 

Intake & Duration 
Intake: 10
Duration: 2 years 

Mode of Selection
Admission will be based on marks secured in the qualifying examination.

Admission procedure
Students seeking admission must submit the application in the prescribed form at www.nitte.edu.in along with the following documents:
  • Application Form along with a demand draft of ₹ 1000/- for Postgraduate program favouring Nitte deemed to university, payable at Mangaluru towards the registration fee.
  • 12th standard equivalent marks card/pass certificate – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • 10th std Marks card/pass certificate for proof of date of birth – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Degree Marks cards of all the years-Original + 3 attested copies
  • Degree/ Provisional Degree certificate issued by the University – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended – Original
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the Registrar, Nitte (deemed to university)
  • Migration certificate from the University of the institution last studied
  • Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Blood group certificate
  • Photographs – Recent color photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35mm X 45 mm (Passport size) & 20mm X 25mm (Stamp size)
  • Aadhar card copy of the student

Commencement of course
The course commences on the date prescribed by Nitte (deemed to be University) during the month of August.