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M.Sc in Biotechnology

The Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre offers a two year Post Graduate programme leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology. Admission to this course is through an All India level Common Entrance Test conducted by JNU, New Delhi. Graduate students in this program begin with fundamental courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology and then proceed to a thorough study of their selected area of specialization.

The centre has strong base in Microbial Technology and the main features of the programme are

  • Genetics

  • Molecular Biology

  • Industrial Microbiology

  • Biophysics

  • Bioinformatics

  • Immunology

    M.Sc. Requirements - Admission Procedure                          


    Course Curriculam [Syllabus]

    Course work is spread over a period of two years encompassing four semesters with 1 mid semester exam in between each semester exam for each of the five papers as well as one practical test at the end of each semester, culminating in a final end semester examination at the end of each semester. The course work is divided into twenty papers. 

    Research Projects

    Students undertake a research project, for the duration of their course work as a part of the practical training. The aim is to provide them sufficient experience and proficiency in the methodology of biological research, to enable them to carry out independent research. Projects are assigned as far as possible, according to the individual interests of students and are carried out in our own labs of the Department/University/Industry. After submission of their dissertation, they undergo a viva voce, in which they have to defend their work.

    Students are also required to give a Major Seminar during their course work and also submit a Project Proposal and a Term Paper.

    Ph.D. Requirements

    M.Sc with Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry or an allied area. Research experience and those who have cleared SET or NET exam will be given preference. 

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    Contact Person

    Dr. Mrinalini Nair, Coordinator, Biotechnology Programme

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    Bioinformatics Centre , Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre
    M.S.University of Baroda,Baroda, India 390002 Phone:91-0265-2794396 , Fax: 91-265-2792508

    Last updated: Friday, 11 March, 2016 05:25 PM