MSc Biotechnology

Promotion of Indian Biotechnology sector is high on policy agenda of Government of India. Biotechnology has also been recognized as one of the key priority sectors under ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Startup India’ initiatives of Government of India, as it is one of sectors expected to contribute towards enterprise creation, innovation and economic growth. Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has immensely contributed to this dynamism through various policies and initiatives, establishment of innovation clusters, academia industry partnerships, increasing capabilities for technology development, etc. The National Biotechnology Development Strategy (2015 – 2020) released by DBT provides a strategic roadmap for India’s emergence as a global biotechnology innovation and manufacturing hub. It has also highlighted importance of human resource development and need for nurturing tailor-made human capital for advanced scientific research and entrepreneurship.

In this, regard the M.Sc Biotechnology Program at Navrachana University aims at achieving the above goals through a structured input during the two years of education time for the students. The course is outlined in lines of the proposed DBT curriculum framework that had taken into consideration some of the very recent demands of the growing Biotechnology industry.

Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences is the Post Graduate Centre for Capacity Building recognized by Gujarat State Biotechnological Mission (GSBTM, DST) for the south Gujarat region. This Centre is empowered to cater to training young minds for research fellowships through Workshops for CSIR NET.

  • MSc-Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary course which encompasses fields of bio-engineering and bio-science in healthcare and all other fields that need bio products.
  • The field involves technological, scientific and communication studies with an augmented scope in terms of experience and career growth for individuals.
  • Highly innovative, vibrant emerging area of study, the sector has strong growth potential, contributing significant role in National and Global Economies.
  • Biotechnology finds application in a variety of fields such as Drug and pharmaceutical industries, research laboratories, cancer research institutes, waste management, Environment control, Food processing

Eligibility: • Candidates who have completed their B.Sc. degree from any reputed college or university in any of the following subjects with minimum 50% aggregate marks: Botany, biochemistry, biotechnology, life science, microbiology and zoology and Biological Sciences.

The merit list will be based on the aggregate marks obtained in major and minor subjects as in the three year program. 

Admission Process: Eligible candidates shall be called based on merit followed by interview with the experts.

Msc Biotechnology
Semester-I
Sr. No. Course Name Credits
1 Biochemistry 3
2 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
3 Plant and Animal Biotechnology 3
4 Microbiology 2
5 Genetics 2
6 Basic of Mathematics and Statistics 2
7 Basics of Chemistry and Physics 2
8 Laboratory I : Biochemistry and Analytical Techniques 4
9 Laboratory II : Microbiology 2
10 Laboratory III : Plant and Animal Biotechnology 2
TOTAL 24
Semester-II
Sr. No. Course Name Credits
1 Genetics Engineering 3
2 Immunology 3
3 Bioinformatics 3
4 Genomics and Proteomics 2
5 Molecular Diagnostics 2
6 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication Skills 2
7 Elective 1 2
8 Seminar 1
9 Laboratory IV : Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering 4
10 Laboratory V : Immunology 3
TOTAL 24
Semester-III
Sr. No. Course Name Credits
1 Bioprocess Engineering and Technology 3
2 Emerging Technologies 2
3 Critical Analysis of Classical Papers 2
4 Bioentrepreneurship 2
5 Intellectual Property Rights, Biosafety and Bioethics 2
6 Project Proposal Preparation and Presentation 2
7 Seminar 1
8 Laboratory VI : Bioprocess Engineering and Technology 4
9 Laboratory VII : Bioinformatics 2
10 Dessertation 4
TOTAL 24
Semester-IV
Sr. No. Course Name Credits
1 Dissertation 20
2 Elective II 2
TOTAL 22
TOTAL CREDITS 94

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