M.Sc. Biotechnology


M.Sc. Biotechnology (CBCS)

M.Sc. Biotechnology (CBCS)

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M.Sc. Biotechnology (CBCS) is introduced under the faculty of Biological Sciences. The course is designed to provide wider career options and increased employability of 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.

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary course that involves use of biological systems in product development. The principal aim of this program is to introduce the students to classical and modern concepts in biology and its applications in research. This program provides a hands on basic and comprehensive grounding in multidisciplinary science of modern and classical biomedical science. The most unique feature in M.Sc. Biotechnology is the year long project work/dissertation that a student can undertake from the third semester along with course-work. The final semester is dedicated to the project work. The project work provides a strong foundation for a career in innovation and advanced research competency.


Subject Type Subject
C1 General Microbiology
C2 Cell and Molecular Biology
C3 Biochemistry
C4 Immunology
GE Generic Elective
NC1 GLP and Biosafety*


Subject Type Subject
C5 Genetic Engineering
C6 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
C7 Research Methodology & Biostatistics
SEC Skill Enhancement Course
GE Generic Elective
NC2 Research Ethics and IPR*


Subject Type Subject
DSC1 Bioprocess Engineering and Technology
DSC2 Medical Biotechnology
DSC3 Plant and Environmental Biotechnology
DSE Discipline Specific Elective
S1 Seminar-I
P1 Project Work-I


Subject Type Subject
S2 Seminar-II
P2 Project Work-II

C : Core Course
DSC : Discipline Specific Core Course
DSE : Discipline Specific Elective Course
GE : Generic Elective Course
S : Seminar
SEC : Skill Enhancement Course
P : Project work
NC : Noncredit courses

Eligibility for admission to M.Sc. 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.

Duration : 2 Years
Intake : 5

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 ₹ 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.

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