Qn.1. Is Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham affiliated to any University for purpose of recognition of degrees?

No. Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham 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 University are recognized. TheUniversity is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC )with ‘A’ Grade in 2009. The HRD Ministry’s Panel Report (2010) on Deemed Universities has graded Amrita in Category ‘A’.

Qn.2. How are UG & PG Programmes designed?

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

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

At present around 15,000 students are studying in the five campuses of the University in Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Management, Social work, Communication and so on.

Qn.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.

Qn.5. At the time of counseling, is it enough if I produce Photostat copies of my certificates?

Sorry. Original certificates are to be produced

Qn.6. If I do not receive call letter in time to attend the counseling, what can I do?

The rank list and counseling schedule will be published in the university website. Candidates who do not get the intimation letter shall check the website and if their rank is included for counseling, they may attend the counseling on the specified date with all their original certificates as specified. Moreover they may contact the university office in this regard before the date of counseling.

Qn.7. 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.

Qn.8. a) Is there an entrance exam for UG Programmes?

No, there isn’t. Admission is on the basis of Grade XII marks & the counselling held in our campus.

b) Does the call for interview confirm admission?


Qn.9. Which programmes have an online test?

M.Sc. programmes

Qn.10. Centers of online test:

School of Biotechnology,

Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus,

Clappana P.O, Kollam, Kerala, 690525,

biotech@am.amrita.edu / 0476-2803000

Qn.11. When will selection list be published?

4-5 days after the date of the interview

Qn.12. Criteria for admission:

a. M.Sc. :- Qualifying exam marks+ Online test marks  +Interview marks

b. B.Sc. :- Qualifying exam marks

Qn.13. When did the admissions open?

1st March, 2015.

Qn.14. When is the last date for submission of forms?

M.Sc. Programs 30th May

B.Sc. Programs 15th June

Qn.15. DD details

The DD for Rs.350/- to be drawn in favour of ‘Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham’, Amritapuri, payable at Kollam

Qn.16. Our mailing address:

The Admissions Coordinator

School of Biotechnology

Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham

Amritapuri Campus

Clappana PO

Kollam, Kerala 690525

Qn.17. 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.

Qn.18. Course details

Please click the below links to know the curriculum for

B.Sc. Biotechnology

B.Sc. Microbiology

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

M.Sc. Biotechnology

M.Sc. Microbiology

M.Sc. Bioinformatics

Qn.19. Placement

Placement offered after M.Sc. Most students prefer to procure M.Sc after their UG. Therefore, not much placement after B.Sc

Click here to read more about our placements

Qn.20. 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.1, 00,000 – Rs.1, 50,000 / Yearly approx

Functional Area: Production, Maintenance, Quality

Role Category: Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Bioinformatics &Computational Biology –

Industry: Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, IT Industry