M.Sc Biotechnology

The “M.Sc. Biotechnology” program equip the students with the practical knowledge and conceptual understanding of cutting-edge research ideas in the disciplines of biology, including, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics. This program provides excellent opportunities to students to be able to pursue careers in various areas of research, academia and industry including health, food sciences, diagnostics, therapeutics, agriculture, nanotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Outline

Biotechnology

Each candidate for the M.Sc. Biotechnology degree is required to successfully earn 66 Cr. Hrs. as per the following detail:

  • Sr. No. Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Course Work 54
  • 2Thesis/Additional Courses 12
  • Total66

Road Map

Sample Course Plan for M.Sc. Biotechnology

  • Year 1, Semester 1


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Introduction to Biochemistry4
  • 2Introduction to Molecular Biology and Biotechnology4
  • 3Genetic Resources and Conservation3
  • 4Industrial Biotechnology2
  • 5Environmental Biotechnology3
  • Total (Credit Hours)16
  • Year 1, Semester 2


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Recombinant DNA Technology4
  • 2Immunology4
  • 3Food Biotechnology4
  • 4Agricultural Biotechnology2
  • 5Biostatistics3
  • Total (Credit Hours)17

  • Year 2, Semester 3


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Techniques in Biotechnology.3
  • 2Health Biotechnology.2
  • 3Cell and Tissue Culture.3
  • 4Genetics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics.3
  • 5Research Methodology and Research for Thesis / Review Report.6
  • Total (Credit Hours)17
  • Year 2, Semester 4


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Nano-Biotechnology3
  • 2Microbial Biotechnology and Vaccinology.4
  • 3Bioinformatics.3
  • 4Thesis / Review Report.6
  • Total (Credit Hours)16

Admission Criteria

To apply for M.Sc. Biotechnology a candidate must have at least 45% marks or 2nd division in B.Sc. from HEC recognised institute and have studied at least 2 of the following subjects in B.Sc.: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Zoology, Botany, Anatomy etc. or equivalent.

Prospects

After a graduate degree in Biotechnology, students can find jobs in:
• Agriculture Departments as Soil and Plant Scientist
• Agricultural Engineer
• Pharmaceutical Research Technician
• Food technology and inspection companies
• Food Safety Mechanism and Dairy Industries
• Laboratory Technician in Industrial and Government Agencies.
• Clinical Research Assistant in Hospitals.
• Biological Supplier Manufacturing
• Environmental Technician
• Microbiologist

Fee Structure

MSc Biotechnology ( 2 yrs, 4 semesters)

  • Sr. No. COURSE NAME ADMISSION FEE FEE PER CREDIT HOUR Total No. Of Credit Hours Total Fee
  • 1MSc Biotechnology25,0005,000663,55,000

Disclaimer

The above-mentioned fee structure is for illustration purpose only. UCP reserves the rights to make changes in the Fee Structure whenever deemed necessary or appropriate.
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