M.Sc. Food Safety & Biotechnology


M.Sc. (Food Safety & Biotechnology)

M.Sc. (Food Safety & Biotechnology)

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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.


Subject Type Subject
C1 Food Chemistry
C2 Cell and Molecular Biology
C3 Biochemistry
C4 Immunology
GE Generic Elective
NC1 GLP and Biosafety


Subject Type Subject
C5 Food Microbiology
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 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


Subject Type Subject
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.

Duration : 2 Years
Intake : 10

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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