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Amrita School of Biotechnology, with qualified faculty including several Ph. D.’s recruited from academia and industry around the world, is perfectly poised to offer students an opportunity to develop expertise and succeed in building a career in the exciting areas of biotechnology and related fields.



The faculty, well-known and highly respected in their respective academic fraternities, is really what distinguishes School of Biotechnology..

Industry Partners
Industry Partners

Over the years Amrita School of Biotechnology has developed working relationships with many of the best universities in the world.


The School of Biotechnology in Amritapuri is an approved Centre of Relevance and Excellence [CORE] in..


Admissions Process

How To Apply

. The online registration for undergraduate & postgraduate admissions 2024 has begun.

. Candidates are required to have their recent photograph, online payment credentials, etc. to be ready to complete the online application process.

. Application fee of Rs. 550/-

. The NRI applicants please email to and not to be applied through the website.

Eligibility & Process



  • B.Sc. Microbiology/B.Sc. Biotechnology
    A pass in higher secondary examination or its equivalent is mandatory with 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together.


  • M.Sc. Bioinformatics
    Graduation in any discipline of science including Mathematics, Engineering or Medicine. Background in Mathematics or Computer Science is preferred.
  • M.Sc. Microbiology /M.Sc. Biotechnology
    Graduation in any discipline of Biological Sciences, Engineering[Biotechnology], Medicine or Equivalent [With Background in Biology].
Selection Process


For admissions to undergraduate programs, performance in the following are taken into account.

  • Aggregate percentage in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for plus two examination or the rank secured in Amrita Entrance Examination
  • Counselling

Note: Those who are appearing for the qualifying board examinations in March/April 2024 can also apply and notify us of the results when declared.


For admissions to postgraduate programs, performance in the following are taken into account.

  • Qualifying Undergraduate Examination
  • Entrance Examination
  • Interview

Note: Those who are appearing for the qualifying undergraduate examinations in May/June 2024 can also apply and notify us of the results when declared.

Admission Process B.Sc. Programs
  • Apply Online
  • Entrance Exam
  • Counselling
  • Get Provisional Admission
  • Update +2 Marks
  • Verification of Marks
  • Confirmation of Admission
  • Accept
  • Pay Fee
  • Or Exit, the seat goes to the next person in the waiting list
Admission Process M.Sc. Programs
  • Apply Online
  • Online Entrance Exam
  • Interview
  • Get Provisional Admission
  • Update UG Marks
  • Verification of Marks
  • Confirmation of Admission
  • Accept
  • Pay Fee
  • Or Exit, the seat goes to the next person in the waiting list

Program Fee

Disclaimer: Fees mentioned above are current. The University reserves the right to revise the same at any time without notice. Tuition Fee includes fee for uniform. The fee for uniform stitching needs to be paid as a separate charge. Caution deposits are refundable at the completion of the program, provided no damages are incurred.

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Dual Degree

Amrita School of Biotechnology initiates first of its kind Dual Degree program in India in the Life Sciences

In a unique step, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham through the Amrita School of Biotechnology has entered into a dual degree partnership with the University of Arizona through the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona.

Know more


1. Is Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham affiliated to any University for purpose of recognition of degrees?

No. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a University established under sec 3 of UGC Act 1956. Being a University, the question of affiliation to another university does not arise. Since the university is recognized by UGC and Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, the courses offered by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are recognized. The University is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC )with ‘A++’ Grade.

2. How are UG & PG Programmes designed?

Choice Based credit system with continuous evaluation is followed in semester pattern.

3. How many students are presently studying in the University?

At present around 20,250+ students are studying in the six campuses of the University in Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Management, Biotechnology, Social work, Communication and so on.

4. At the time of counseling, is the presence of candidate compulsory?

Yes, the candidate along with his parent or guardian shall be present at the counseling desk.

5. Eligibilty& criteria

a. for UG programmes

To apply it is mandatory to have taken Biology as a subject in your XII std. 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology is a necessary eligibility.

b. for PG programmes

Graduation in any discipline of science including Mathematics, Engineering or Medicine. Background in Biology is preferred for Biotechnology & Microbiology programs whereas a background in Mathematics or Computer Science is preferred for the bioinformatics program.

6. a) Is there an entrance exam for UG Programmes?


6. b) Does the call for interview confirm admission?


7. When will selection list be published?

4-5 days after the date of the interview

8. Criteria for admission
  •  M.Sc. :- Entrance Examination Marks + Qualifying exam marks + Interview marks
  • B.Sc. :- PCB Percentage / Entrance Examination Marks + Counselling/li>
9. Our mailing address

The Admissions Coordinator
School of Biotechnology
Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham
Amritapuri Campus
Clappana PO
Kollam, Kerala 690525

10. Bank loan

After the admission procedure is done for the candidate, only a letter of enrollment will be given from the institute. All the formalities with the Bank have to be taken care by the canditate.

11. Course details

Please click the below links to know the curriculum for

Please click the below links to know the curriculum for M.Sc. programs

12. Career options for the concerned course (but not limited to):


Industry: Pharma, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Chemical Industry , Hospitals

Microbiology –

Industry: Pharma, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Chemical Industry

Salary: Rs.3, 00,000 – Rs.4, 50,000 / Yearly approx.

Functional Area: Production, Maintenance, Quality

Role Category: Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Bioinformatics –

Industry: Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, IT Industry


Sathyaa S.
M.Sc. Bioinformatics (2008-2010), Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Pavia, Italy

Amrita School of Biotechnology is one of the best experiences I have ever had. The knowledge that I gained at ASBT was the “start up” for my research career. Bioinformatics program at ASBT provides a good framework that helps to improve the theoretical biology and to develop the programming skill set. Highly qualified faculty members helps to create a good research ambiguity for students. I thoroughly enjoyed the ABST Bioinformatics experience and will cherish not only the knowledge I gained but also the friendship that I made.

Gayathri Ravindran
B.Sc. Microbiology (2011-2014), M.Sc. Microbiology (2014 -2016), Trainee Executive – Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Limited

I feel extremely proud to say that I have completed my graduation and Post-graduation in Microbiology from a prestigious institution like Amrita School of Biotechnology. The 5 years spent here were splendid and has helped me grow personally and professionally. The relationship between the faculty and the students is very cordial and has paved way for a great learning experience. I am ever grateful to all the faculty, staff and my batch mates for giving me a wonderful campus life.

Nitya Nandkishore
M.Sc. Biotechnology, (2011-2013), CSIR Junior Research Fellow at in Stem/NCBS (Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine), Bangalore

My experience at Amrita School of Biotechnology (ASBT) was very memorable. The subjects offered are unique and advanced, the classes are interactive and innovative teaching methods are employed facilitating a better training. The faculty members are not only highly qualified experts in their field, but are also extremely approachable. Personally, the time I spent at ASBT and my interactions with the faculty helped me discover my enthusiasm for science and gave direction to my career.

Contact Us




Reach Us

The Admissions Coordinator,
School of Biotechnology,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri Campus,
Clappana P. O., Kollam
Kerala – 690 525

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