The Department of Microbiology and
Biotechnology Centre offers a two year Post Graduate programme leading to the
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology.
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.
has strong base in Microbial Technology and the main features of the programme
- Admission Procedure
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.
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
during their course work and also submit a Project Proposal
a Term Paper.
Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry or an allied area. Research experience
and those who have cleared SET or NET exam will be given preference.
requirement for JRF/SRFs.
Dr. Mrinalini Nair,
Coordinator, Biotechnology Programme