The Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Centre of Maharaja Sayajirao university of Baroda is one of
national centres for Postgraduate teaching program, MSc in
Biotechnology, funded and conducted by Department
of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India.
The MSc Biotechnology program was initially started as one of
the first five DBT supported centres in 1985, by Dr V.V.Modi,
and has been running successfully for over the past 30 years.
Over 60% of the students clear national eligibility tests with
high placement records in top national and international
institutes. The program has fostered the foundation of several
bright scientists across the globe.
The course offers advanced interdisciplinary
education in molecular, cellular, biochemical, biophysical and
pharmacological fundamentals in biology, and also in
and practical training is given in
Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering, Developmental
Biology, Immunology, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics,
and some aspects of Biochemical Engineering.
and advanced experimental skills in techniques given through
meticulous and independent
in house research training under accomplished teachers,
interaction with industries and entrepreneurs are highlights of
the program. The
program is spread over four semesters covering a total of 100
credits.Students joining the Biotechnology Program are eligible
for the award of degree in M.Sc. Biotechnology on successful
completion of the course.
The department has strong base in Microbial and Molecular
Technology and is equipped with:
Infrastructure for very good training in DNA
Technology, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology, Industrial
Microbiology, Immunology and Bioinformatics.
A Bioinformatics Centre
Access to excellent internet facilities.
Facilities for Confocal microscopy, FACS and Real
A library with very good collection of textbooks
easily accessible to the students.
No of seats available: 30 (Reservation of SC/ST/OBC/ EWS
applicable as per GoI rules)
Fees to be paid at the time of
Admission: Boys – Rs.9,700/. Girls – 8,500/- Hostel
accommodation: Additional Rs.8000/-. Hostel accommodation will
be provided to boys and girls subject to availability. Contact
Address: Prof. Mrinalini Nair, Coordinator Biotechnology Program
Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre, Faculty of
Science, M. S. University of Baroda, Baroda – 390002 Phone No:
0265-2794396, 0265-2750498 Fax No. : 0265-2792508 E-mail: