M.Sc. BIOTECHNOLOGY

Application status
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Open

Duration
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2 years

Study mode
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Full-time

Entry Requirements
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1. B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science Subject securing at least 50% marks in aggregate of all optional subjects are eligible. B.Sc. graduates in Biotechnology and B.Sc.(Hons.) graduates in Biotechnology / Biology / Botany / Microbiology / Zoology are also eligible provided they have secured 50% marks in the aggregate of all the optional subjects.
2. In the absence of candidates in (1), Graduates in Agricultural Science, Dairy Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Engineering (Biotechnology), Medicine / Dental or Agricultural Engineering, with 50% marks in the aggregate are eligible.

Overview

M.Sc. Biotechnology

Biotechnology plays a crucial role in bringing innovation to fields such as medicine, agriculture, food processing, and more. The field has the potential to address several challenges on a global scale, including global warming, infectious diseases, and energy security. Under a meticulously curated curriculum, the students of this programme are offered a chance for advanced learning. The programme initiates a sense of curiosity and analytical thinking in the minds of the candidates.

Some allied subjects covered under this programme are Molecular Biology & Molecular Genetics, Immunology & Immunotechnology, Research Methodology, and Genetic Engineering. Considering the need to transform much of the world’s agricultural, medical, and industrial practices, the scope for experts in biotechnology remains large. In fact, there is a shortage of competent biotech experts in the world and GCU aims to rectify this. With a course structure that nurtures the desire for research and to develop practical solutions to dire challenges in the world, the graduates of this programme have multiple opportunities in many career fields.

Postgraduates in biotechnology can provide effective treatment, diagnostics and preventative measures, including the creation of novel medicines and vaccines. With these skills, they can play an important role in society by working as bioinformaticians, research associates, and quality assurance experts, to name a few.

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Key Benefit

  • Bangalore is the hub for several renowned research laboratories in the field of Sciences & India is developing into a large basket for medical research, healthcare, education & entrepreneurs which can act as fuel for the students to pursue their tertiary education.
  • The mode of teaching is delivered by renowned scientists, academicians and experts in the research areas of the curriculum, who in turn are adapting modern teaching aids to conduct theory & practical sessions at our University premises.
  • Tracking down the legacy, Garden City Group of Institutions is ranked by many ranking agencies as one of the best institutions in India for post graduate employment according to statistics.
  • At Garden City University we provide proficient recruitment consultancy and promote international collaborations for student development programmes.
  • Contemporary cutting-edge approach based on our history of pioneering research & development activities.
  • The student gets an opportunity to customize their credits through Practical Exposure Quotient (PEQ TM ) which will depend on flexible credits curriculum system.
  • We have tie up with several organizations to enrich the curriculum to meet the demands of the industry.

Entry Requirements

1. B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science Subject securing at least 50% marks in aggregate of all optional subjects are eligible. B.Sc. graduates in Biotechnology and B.Sc.(Hons.) graduates in Biotechnology / Biology / Botany / Microbiology / Zoology are also eligible provided they have secured 50% marks in the aggregate of all the optional subjects.

2. In the absence of candidates in (1), Graduates in Agricultural Science, Dairy Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Engineering (Biotechnology), Medicine / Dental or Agricultural Engineering, with 50% marks in the aggregate are eligible.

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Fee structure for the Academic year 2022-23

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes

M Sc. Biotechnology

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

INR 25,000

3 Subsequent Instalments

INR 80,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes

M Sc. Biotechnology

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

$ 500

3 Subsequent Instalments

$ 1167

OTHER FEES

CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)

EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER

UG Programs: Rs.1550/-, PG Programs: Rs.2250/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.1850/-, Practical Examination + Viva Voce Charges (wherever applicable): Rs.750/-

Semester 1

  • Cell Biology & Enzymology
  • General Microbiology
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Bioanalytical Techniques

Semester 2

  • Molecular Biology & Molecular Genetics
  • Immunology & Immunotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology & Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Biostatastics and Bioinformatics & Research Methodology

Semester 3

  • Genetic Engineering, Proteomics & Genomics
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Minor Project

Semester 4

  • Food Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Major Project

Career Path

MSc Biotechnology is a course where a lot of research is carried out. Government, multinational and private research organizations are offering good lucrative job opportunities in this field of study. Central government sector offers vacancies for post graduates in the research institutes run by central government. These graduates can apply for Scientist, Research Assistant, Technical Assistant, Field Assistant or Project Assistant posts in these institutes. Several institutes pan India offers Microbiologist job for these graduates. Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Exam for recruiting graduates to various departments in the government. There are many laboratories working under the supervision of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). MSc Biotechnology graduates can apply for various posts available for them in these laboratories. There are also vacancies available for these graduates in quality control and quality assurance departments of various industries require Biotechnologists for their day to day affair. Candidates who want to work in the teaching field after MSc Biotechnology can apply to various colleges or universities.

Regular recruiters on our campus include

Biocon, Syngene, LifeCell, Cryoviva, HCG, Indigene, Anand Diagnostics.

Educational route

The students should have the enthusiasm for scholastic activities such as research & development, quality control, IPR, entrepreneurship and they should show interest in a comprehensive discourse.

Community route

The students are expected to participate in various academic and also in community based programs, making the most of the opportunities available to you.

Composite route

You are encouraged to be active in varied extra-curricular activities and enjoy participation in areas such as sport, traveling, outdoor activities and community work.

Co-culture route

Although we do not require applicants to have been in paid or voluntary employment, we welcome applications from those who can manifest assiduity and propensity to prioritise by being employed in assignments alongside their studies.

List of companies where UG & PG Dept Life Of Science students of GCU got placement opportunities:

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Students Speak

Why I Chose GCU

FAQ

Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to PhD. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, the emphasis is on practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work in the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.

The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
However, if the student needs any clarification, be it regarding the programme of choice or GCU as a University, entry criteria etc, the counsellors at the University are just a call away.
Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
Post the above process the student shall submit their original certificate to the registrar’s office for validation and verification. Once this process is completed the student gets enroled and an ID card is issued to the student. (Hostel formalities and transportation facilities are addressed in this page)
After enrolment the student shall voluntarily apply for GCU’s talent test which shall be the criteria for availing scholarship for the first year of study. Such talent test shall be conducted year on year to encourage studious students and also set the criteria for a UG student to be the most favoured student of choice for PG programmes.

The University runs its own hostels for boys and girls separately. The hostels are in the vicinity of the campus with automated entry and further secure measures. More details on the hostel, fees and terms and conditions may be availed from the admissions office.