M.Sc. Biotechnology

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Biotechnology refers to application of biological tools and scientific techniques to animal, plant and microbial species for their improvement (qualitative as well as quantitative) along with development of process and products with respect to health, environment, agriculture, industry, etc. In recent past biotechnology has been identified as a prominent field of life science owing to its interdisciplinary approach and widespread applications.

M.Sc. Biotechnology is a two year program spread into four semesters. The curriculum comprises of core courses, open elective and discipline specific electives. Core courses provide conceptual knowledge and experimental learning pertaining to basic and applied field of biotechnology through different teaching learning methods. Open electives target skill enhancement and discipline elective courses are specifically designed to provide skills pertaining to application of biotechnological tools and techniques in various fields including industry, agriculture, environment, health and others. Industrial visits, participation in seminar/conference, training programs impart additional technical skills. A crucial component of fourth semester is dissertation; each student is allotted a supervisor to conduct research in the field of interest of the student. The objective of dissertation is to impart skill to design and develop protocols, conduct experiment, interpret data and comprehend scientific writing skills.

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Career Prospects:

Agriculture, health and medicine, industries, health centers, NGO’s, research institutes are among major recruiters for biotechnology professionals, After perusing M.Sc. biotechnology students can avail widespread career options depending upon their interest. Research positions in government and private organizations, scientific writing assistance (content writer), biochemical analyst, various opportunities in industries (production, quality control, quality assurance, marketing) including pharmaceuticals, fermentation industry, food industry and others, entrepreneurship/startups related to plants, mushroom, vermiculture and others are another career option. Beside widespread job opportunities students can choose research as career. Pursuing M.Sc. Biotechnology makes students eligible to appear in various competitive examination including CSIR-NET, DBT-NET, ARS-NET, GATE and other examinations conducted by various research institutions and universities.

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B.Sc. Biotechnology

Uttarakhand Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Graduation Aggreate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
1st Semester Academic Fee 35,520 35,520 35,520 35,520
Merit Scholarship 10,656 7,104 3,552 --
Net Academic Fee 24,864 28,416 31,968 35,520
2nd Semester Academic Fee 35,520 35,520 35,520 35,520
Merit Scholarship 10,656 7,104 3,552 --
Net Academic Fee 24,864 28,416 31,968 35,520
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 77,028 (2nd Category) 84,132 (3rd Category) 91,236 (4th Category) 98,340

All India Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Graduation Aggreate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
1st Semester Academic Fee 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000
Students Diversity Scholarship 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
Merit Scholarship 13,650 9,100 4,550 -
Net Academic Fee 31,850 36,400 40,950 45,500
2nd Semester Academic Fee 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000
Students Diversity Scholarship 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
Merit Scholarship 13,650 9,100 4,550 -
Net Academic Fee 31,850 36,400 40,950 45,500
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 91,000 (2nd Category) 1,00,100 (3rd Category) 1,09,200 (4th Category) 1,18,300

Uttarakhand Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Diploma Aggregate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
3rd Semester Academic Fee 68,080 68,080 68,080 68,080
Scholarship 20,424 13,616 6,808 --
Net Academic Fee 47,656 54,464 61,272 68,080
4th Semester Academic Fee 68,080 68,080 68,080 68,080
Scholarship 20,424 13,616 6,808 --
Net Academic Fee 47,656 54,464 61,272 68,080
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 1,22,612 (2nd Category) 1,36,228 (3rd Category) 1,49,844 (4th Category) 1,63,460

All India Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Diploma Aggregate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
3rd Semester Academic Fee 92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000
Scholarship 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500
Merit Scholarship 22,650 15,100 7,500 -
Net Academic Fee 52,850 60,400 67,950 100,000
4th Semester Academic Fee 92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000
Scholarship 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500
Merit Scholarship 22,650 15,100 7,500 -
Net Academic Fee 52,850 60,400 67,950 100,000
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 1,33,000 (2nd Category) 1,48,100 (3rd Category) 1,63,200 (4th Category) 1,78,300

One Time Payable Charges in 1st Semester (INR)

Admission Fee Enrolment Fee Caution Money
(Refundable after completion of programme)
6,000 2,000 2,000

Other Charges Per Semester (INR)

Examination Fee Library Fee Student Welfare Fee Online Student Information Fee Lab Charges Total
4,600 800 750 1,500 1,000 8,650

Optional Fee (INR)

Hostel & Mess Fee Single Bed Double Bed Triple Bed Four Bed
Rent and other Fee per Academic Year 75,000 55,000 47,000 42,000
Mess Fee per Academic Year 40,500 40,500 40,500 40,500
Laundry Fee per Academic Year 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
Hostel Security Fee (Refundable after completion of the session) 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Total Amount 1,20,000 1,00,000 92,000 87,000

Optional Fee (INR)

Transportation Fee for Doiwala/Nepali Farm/Rishikesh/Poanta Sahib Routes per Academic Year 24,000
Transportation Fee for Other Routes per Academic Year 18,000

Eligibility

  • B.Sc. Degree in Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / CBZ / Life Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Minimum 50% aggregate marks for general or 45% aggregate marks in case of SC/ST category.

Note:

  • Only one choice of scholarship will be allowed to the candidate from the following:
    • 5% scholarship on Net Academic Fee (after merit scholarship) to Girl Candidate for complete programme.
    • 5% scholarship on Net Academic Fee (after merit scholarship) to ward of Defence Personnel for complete programme.
    • 10% scholarship on Net Academic Fee (after merit scholarship) to Alumni of Uttaranchal University (only in 1st year).
    • 10% scholarship on Net Academic Fee (after merit scholarship) to Sibling of Uttaranchal University (only in 1st year).
  • If any student deposits his/her complete yearly Fee, in that case additional scholarship of 5% on Net Academic Fee (after merit scholarship)will be provided for 1st year only.
  • The Net Academic Fee for the programme will increase by 5% per annum from 2nd year onwards. It will be applicable to both All India and State Quota students.

Admission Procedure:

Programme Structure

Under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name Credits
1. TMBT 501 Cell Biology 3
2. TMBT 502 Biological Tools & Radiotracer Techniques 3
3. TMBT 503 Molecular Biology & Genetics 3
4. TMBT 504 Advanced Biochemistry & Enzymology 3
5. TMBT 505 Computational Biology 3
6. PMBT 501 Lab. I: Cell biology and Biochemistry 2
7. PMBT 502 Lab. II: Molecular Biology & Analytical techniques 2
8. PMBT 503 Lab. III: Computational Biology 1
Total credit Sem. I 20

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name Credits
1. TMBT 551 Immunology & molecular diagnostics 3
2. TMBT 552 Microbiology 3
3. TMBT 553 Elective I 3
4. TMBT 554 Essential Mathematics and Biostatistics 3
5. TMBT 555 Cell and tissue culture 3
6. PMBT 551 Lab. IV: Immunology & Microbiology 2
7. PMBT 552 Lab. V: Elective I 1
8. PMBT 553 Lab. VI: Cell and tissue culture 2
9. PMBT 554 Minor project I / Community awareness program 1
Total credit Sem. I 21

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name Credits
1. TMBT 601 Environmental biotechnology & Bioprocess Engineering 3
2. TMBT 602 Recombinant DNA Technology 3
3. TMBT 603 Elective II 3
4. TMBT 604 Open Elective / SWAYM / MOOC / NPTEL 3
5. TMBT 605 Bioinformatics & proteomics 4
6. PMBT 601 Lab. VII: Environment biotechnology & fermentation Lab 1
7. PMBT 601 Lab. VIII: Recombinant DNA Technology 2
8. PMBT 603 Lab. IX: Elective II 1
9. PMBT 606 Minor Project II 2
Total credit Sem. III 22

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name Credits
1. TMBT 651 Research Methodology & Ethics /SWAYM/ MOOC / NPTEL 3
2. PMBT 651 Seminar presentation 2
3. PMBT 652 Dissertation 12
Total credit Sem. IV 17
Total credit Sem. I-IV 80

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name
1. TMBT-553 (I) Agricultural Biotechnology
2. TMBT-553 (II) Biofertilizers & biopesticides
3. TMBT-553 (III) Medicinal and Aromatic plants- Himalayan biodiversity
4. PMBT 552 (I) Agricultural Biotechnology
5. PMBT 552 (II) Biofertilizers & biopesticides
6. PMBT 552 (III) Medicinal and Aromatic plants- Himalayan biodiversity
7. TMBT-603-(I) Biomedical technology
8. TMBT-603-(II) Nanotechnology
9. TMBT-603 (III) Food and dairy microbiology
10. TMBT-603-(IV) Medical Biotechnology
11. TMBT-604 (I) Entrepreneurship development & business management
12. TMBT-604 (II) Intellectual Property rights
13. TMBT-604 (III) Total Quality Management
14. TMBT-604 (IV) Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
15. TMBT-604 (V) Renewable energy
16. PMBT-603-(I) Biomedical technology
17. PMBT-603-(II) Nanotechnology
18. PMBT-603 (III) Food and dairy microbiology
19. PMBT-603-(IV) Medical Biotechnology

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