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Overview

B. Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Biotechnology is an undergraduate degree. offered by the amritha vishwa vidhyapeetham.

Application for Admissions 2022 is now closed.

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1
Sl. No. Subject Code  Subject Name  Credit
1 ENG100 ENGLISH 3
2 CHY103 CHEMISTRY 4
3 PHY103 PHYSICS 4
4 MIC100 INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY 3
5 MIC103 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY 3
6 CUL101 CULTURAL EDUCATION 2
7 MIC180 INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY- LAB 2
       
       
    Total Credits 21
SEMESTER 2
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO100 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 3
2 BIO103 BIOCHEMISTRY 3
3 ENG101 ENGLISH / CREATIVE WRITING & SOFT SKILLS 3
4 CSA100 INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
5 MAT100 MATHEMATICS 4
6 CUL102 CULTURAL EDUCATION – II 2
7 PHY182 PHYSICAL SCIENCES – LAB 2
8 BIO180 BIOCHEMISTRY – LAB 2
    Total Credits 22
SEMESTER 3
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO202 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3
2 BIO206 ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
3 MIC205 VIROLOGY 3
4 BIO223 PLANT BIOLOGY 4
5 MAT201 BIOSTATISTICS 3
6 AVP201 AMRITA VALUES PROGRAMME-1 1
7 MIC281 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY – LAB 2
8 BIO281 CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY – LAB 2
       
       
    Total Credits 22
SEMESTER 4
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO201 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 4
2 BIO204 CELL BIOLOGY 3
3 BIO205 GENETICS 3
4 BIO207 IMMUNOLOGY 3
5 BIO209 ENZYME TECHNOLOGY 3
6 BIO212 INTRODUCTORY BIOPHYSICS 2
7 AVP211 AMRITA VALUES PROGRAMME -II 1
8 SSD201 SOFT SKILLS-I 1
9 BIO282 IMMUNOLOGY – LAB 2
10 BIO283 ENZYMOLOGY – LAB 2
    Total Credits 24
SEMESTER 5
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO311 BIOENERGETICS & METABOLISM 3
2 BIO314 GENETIC ENGINEERING 4
3 BIO315 INDUSTRIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 3
4 BIO317 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2
5 BIO318 OMES & OMICS 3
6 BIO396 LIVE-IN-LABS/OPEN ELECTIVE 3
7 BIO385 INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY LAB 2
8 BIO386 GENETIC ENGINEERING LAB 2
    Total Credits 22
SEMESTER 6
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO399 PROJECT 7
2 BIO319 PHARMACOLOGY 4
3 BIO322 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 3
4 BIF301 INTRODUCTORY BIOINFORMATICS 2
       
       
       
       
       
    Total Credits 16
Eligibility

Admission

Eligibility & Criteria

Age: Candidates born on or after 1st July 2001.

Educational Qualification: A pass in higher secondary examination or its equivalent is mandatory with 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together

Important note: It is mandatory to meet the required eligibility criteria to complete the admission process. Admission process and seat confirmation will complete only after submission of educational documents and full fee payment including caution deposit.

Admission Procedure 
  • Apply Online
  • 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

[3 years/ 6 Semesters]

Program Overview

Selection Process

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

  • Entrance Examination
  • Counselling

Note: Those who are appearing for the qualifying board examinations in March/April 2022 can also apply and notify us of the results when declared.

Entrance Test

  • Phase 1: July 24, 2022

Timing:

  • 04.00 PM to 06.00 PM (July 24, 2022)

Question Distribution & Duration

  • All the questions are of Multiple-Choice type and will have four answers of equal weightage. 3(three) marks are awarded for each correct answer and -1 for wrong answer
  • Total questions: 100
  • Question Paper Split up: Physics – 15, Chemistry – 15, Biology – 70
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Syllabus: Based on the 11th and 12th Curriculum
Program Outcomes (POs)
PO1 Knowledge Based Training: Provide knowledge of scientific and analytical fundamentals, leading to a holistic understanding of Biological Sciences.
PO2 Exposure to Basic and Advanced instrumentation: Understanding of analytical instrumentation as well as protocols and their applications.
PO3 Development of Experimental Skills:Plan and execute a series of laboratory experiments for generation and validation of data.
PO4 Quantitative Data Analysis: Analysis, interpretation, integration and comprehension of data for conclusive representation.
PO5 Environment and sustainability: Experiencing the impact of scientific processes with the focus on sustainable development goals.
PO6 Scientific Communication: Enhancing communication skills through effective understanding of scientific literature.
PO7 Ethics and Values: Inculcate ethical principles and values with greater responsibility to the norms of scientific practice.
PO8 Individual and Teamwork:Develop qualities of team work, interpersonal and leadership skills to think critically and work independently,
PO9 Science for Society: Develop the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning to assess health and safety issues for societal benefit.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
PSO1 Comprehend the fundamentalsof basic sciences enabling the students to imbibe the concepts in Biotechnology.
PSO2 Acquire skillset in Biotechnology and allied domains for successful career progression.
PSO3 Constant integration with the latest developments in Biotechnology to meet the demands of higher education and industry.
PSO4 Inculcate the culture of independent learning, innovative research and productive teamwork.
Examination Details

Amrita Entrance Examination will be held in two phases. Phase 1 on 24th July 2022 and Phase 2 on 31st July 2022.

Phase – 1
Date: 24th July 2022
Time & Slot: 04.00 PM to 06.00 PM
Last date to accept the application for Phase 1, to be held on 24th : 20th July.

City Option

  • Examination will be conducted on 24th (Phase 1) in 50 cities across the country. Click here to download the list of cities for 24th July.
  • Candidate can choose their preferred examination district on the AOAP dashboard.Examination center will be based on the number of candidates for a particular city.

Admit Card
Downloading of the admit cards will be start from 18th July. The link to download the Admit Card will be published in the Amrita Online Application Portal applicant dashboard.

Phase – 2
Date: 2nd August 2022
Time & Slot: 04.00 PM to 06.00 PM
Last Date to Submit Application: July 31, 2022′ (5.00 PM)

How to apply for Phase 2?

  • For those who have NOT applied so far, can apply, and attend Phase 2 till 25th July.
  • Candidates who are appeared Phase 1 and interested in appearing in Phase 2 shall pay INR 300/- to attend Phase 2. The payment link will be enabled in the Amrita Online Admission Portal on 25th . The link will be activated only for 3 days.

Who can attend Phase 2:

  • Those who attended Phase1 but wish to improve the score.
  • All those candidates who applied after Phase 1.
  • Those who were unable to attend Phase 1 are also eligible to attend Phase 2.

City Option

  • Phase 2 Examination will be conducted in more than 100 centres across the country, including Dubai. Click here to download the list of cities for 2nd August.
  • The cities of examination to be held on 31st will be enabled on the application portal from 25th July. Candidates can opt for those centres from 25th July. Examination center will be based on the number of candidates for a particular city.

Admit Card
Downloading of the admit cards to start from 28th July. The link to download the Admit Card will be published in the Amrita Online Application Portal applicant dashboard.

Percentile score will be published on the AOAP Dashboard for Phase 1 & Phase 2. Best percentile among both the phases is taken for the ranking. Selection will be based on the rank.

Date of counselling/admissions will be published later.

Program Fee

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. Caution deposits are refundable at the completion of the program, provided no damages are incurred.

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • CISCO
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
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Testimonials

Sonu Sahadevan
B.Sc. Microbiology (2006-2009), M.Sc. Biotechnology (2009-2011), PhD scholar, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich

My life at Amrita has been an exceptionally fine educational experience. I believe that having studied at Amrita School of Biotechnology has been a logical extension of my academic pursuit and has opened doors for me to higher circles. We have an excellent group of mentors who are truly inspirational and extremely supportive. The curriculum, and moreover the faculty-student discussions provide a very stimulating environment for learning, and this in turn has helped the students in developing a keen scientific temperament. I am extremely glad for being a part of this wonderful Amrita family.

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.

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.

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.

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career

601-800th

World University Rankings 2019

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2019

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2022

16th

Overall Rankings 2022
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5th Best
University in India
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Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
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Topmost
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