Bachelor of Science Biomedical Sciences


B.Sc. (Honours) Biomedical Science

B.Sc. (Honours) Biomedical Science

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The B.Sc. (Honours) Biomedical Science course is introduced from the year 2017-18, under the faculty of Biological Sciences as per the curriculum prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India. Nitte (deemed to be University) is the first in Karnataka to offer this unique course, designed to provide wider career options and increased employability to the students. 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.

Biomedical Science is an interdisciplinary course that involves the study of human health and disease. In the first year, the core courses enable the students to have a glimpse on the introductory subjects such as chemistry relevant to biology, cell biology, basic building units of an organism, and coordinated functioning of the organ systems. In the second year, the students would build on what they have learnt in the first year and the subjects are more advanced and relevant to the field of biomedicine such as clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology, fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, and biotechnology. In addition, the students will get hands-on training on the tools used in medical lab techniques, epidemiology, forensic science, and modern biology under the skill enhancement courses. The third year will have subjects that are highly specialized including courses like pharmacology, toxicology, cancer biology, human genetics, biophysics, as part of the discipline specific electives. The most unique feature in B.Sc. (honours) Biomedical Science is the provision of a project work/dissertation that a student can opt for in lieu of a discipline specific elective paper in the last semester. The introduction of the Research Component at UG level provides a perfect platform for a career in advanced research and development.


Subject Type Subject
C1 Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology
C2 Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
AECC1 Communicative English
GE1 Generic Elective
NC1 Good Laboratory Practices


Subject Type Subject
C3 General Biochemistry
C4 Basic Microbiology
AECC2 Environmental Studies
GE2 Generic Elective
NC2 Biosafety and Bioethics


Subject Type Subject
C5 Fundamental Genetics
C6 Clinical Biochemistry
C7 Medical Microbiology
SEC1 Skill Enhancement Course
GE3 Generic Elective


Subject Type Subject
C8 Basics of Molecular Biology
C9 Fundamentals of Immunology
C10 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
SEC2 Skill Enhancement Course
GE4 Generic Elective


Subject Type Subject
C11 Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
C12 Medical Genetics
DSE1 Discipline Specific Elective
DSE2 Discipline Specific Elective


Subject Type Subject
C13 Human Pathology
C14 Cancer Biology
DSE3 Discipline Specific Elective
DSE4 Discipline Specific Elective

C : Core Course
AECC : Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course
SEC : Skill Enhancement Course
DSE : Discipline Specific Course
GE : Generic Elective
NC : Non Credit courses

Eligibility for admission to B.Sc. (Biomedical Science):

Pass in 10+2 with 40% in Physics, Chemistry & Biology / Bio Technology and English as one of the languages of study. Candidates with more than 60% marks in all the subjects are preferred.

The candidate should have completed 17 years of age as on December 31 of the year of admission.

Duration : 3 Years
Intake : 50

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 along with the following documents:

  • Application Form along with a demand draft of ₹ 500/- for undergraduate program favouring Nitte deemed to be university, payable at Mangaluru towards the registration fee.
  • 12th standard equivalent marks card/pass certificate – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • 10th standard marks card/pass certificate for proof of date of birth – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended – Original
  • Migration certificate from the Board of the institution last studied (For Non Karnataka students)
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the Registrar, Nitte (deemed to be University)
  • 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 commence on the date prescribed by Nitte (deemed to be University) during the month of August.

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