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


Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science/Applied Biological Sciences/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology/Agricultural Sciences/Food & Nutrition/Environmental Science/Veterinary Science/Fisheries Science/Medical Imaging Technology/Operation Theatre Technology/Medical Lab Technology/BE or BTech in Biotechnology/Graduates in Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy/Nursing and any other equivalent life science degree, with minimum of 50% marks. The candidate should have completed 20 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.

Admission Procedure

Students seeking admission to MSc programs are required to submit the Admission Query form available on the homepage of

On receipt of the same, the Admission Section will guide the students with the process of registration and admission.

Admission to MSc program is based on merit in the qualifying examination.

Documents required for admission

  • 10th standard pass certificate for proof of date of birth (Original + 3 copies)
  • Degree marks cards (Original + 3 copies)
  • Degree certificate issued by a recognized University (Original + 3 copies)
  • Transfer certificate from the institution last attended (Original + 3 copies)
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended
  • Migration certificate from the board of the institution last studied
  • Physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Blood group certificate
  • Photographs: Recent colour photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35 mm x 45 mm (P.P size 5 Nos.) & size 20 mm x 25 mm (Stamp size 5 Nos.)
  • Aadhaar card copy of the student

Commencement of course

The BSc/MSc courses commence on the date prescribed by the University, generally in August

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