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B. Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Biotechnology is an undergraduate degree offered by the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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Important Note

AEEL Registration is Closed Now
Last Date to Submit Application: June 30, 2023
Dates of Entrance Examination: May 12, 13, 14, 2023

Entrance Examination Details

Examination Date
Examination Timing
Question Paper Pattern

Physics: 25 questions

Chemistry: 25 questions

Biology: 25 questions

English: 5 questions

Duration: 2 hours

Number of Questions: 80

Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and -1 for each wrong answer.

AEEL Syllabus

Examination Date & Timing

Date Shift 1
(9.00 AM to 11.00 AM)
Shift 2
(12.00 PM to 2.00 PM)
Shift 3
(3.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
May 12, 2023 AEEB AEEL AEEP
May 13, 2023 AEEL AEEP AEEB
May 14, 2023 AEEP AEEB AEEL


Semester I
Sl. No  Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
1 MIC 103 Introductory Biology 2 1 0 3
2 CHY 103 Chemistry 3 1 0 4
3  ENG 100 English 2 1 0 3
4 MIC 100 Introductory Microbiology 2 1 0 3
5 PHY103 Physics 3 1 0 4
6 22ADM101 Foundations of Indian Heritage 200 2
7 MIC 180 Introductory Microbiology Lab 0 0 4 2
8 AVP103 Mastery Over Mind (MAOM) 1 0 2 2
Total Credits  23
Semester II
Sl. No Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
1 BIO 100 Principles of Ecology And Evolution 2 1 0 3
2 BIO 103 Biochemistry 2 1 0 3
3 ENG 101 English/ Creative Writing & Soft Skills 2 1 0 3
4 CSA100 Information Systems 2 1 0 3
5 MAT 100 Mathematics 3 1 0 4
6 22ADM111 Glimpses of Glorious India 2-0-0 2
7 PHY 182 Physical Sciences Lab 2
8 BIO 180 Biochemistry Lab 0 0 4 2
Total Credits 22
Semester III
Sl. No Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
1 BIO 202 Molecular Biology 2 1 0 3
2 MAT 201 Biostatistics 2 1 0 3
3 BIO 223 Plant Biology 3 1 0 4
4 BIO 206 Analytical Biochemistry 2 1 0 3
5 MIC 205 Virology 2 1 0 3
6 22ADM201 Strategic Lessons From Mahābhārata 1-0-0 1
7 MIC 281 General Microbiology Lab 0 0 4 2
8 BIO 281 Cell and Molecular Biology Lab 0 0 4 2
Total Credits 21
Semester IV
Sl. No Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
1 BIO 201 Human Physiology 3 1 0 4
2 BIO 205 Genetics 2 1 0 3
3 BIO 207 Immunology 2 1 0 3
4 BIO 209 Enzyme Technology 2 1 0 3
5 BIO 204 Cell Biology 2 1 0 3
6 BIF301 Introductory Bioinformatics 2 1 0 3
7 SSD201 Soft Skills- 1 1
8 22ADM211 Leadership From Rāmāyana(AVP) 1-0-0 1
9 BIO 282 Immunology Lab 0 0 4 2
10 BIO 283 Enzymology Lab 0 0 4 2
Total Credits 25
Semester V
Sl. No Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
1 BIO 314 Genetic Engineering 3 1 0 4
2 BIO 318 Omes and Omics 2 1 0 3
3 BIO 311 Bioenergetics and Metabolism 2 1 0 3
4 BIO 315 Industrial & Environmental Biotechnology 2 1 0 3
5 BIO 317 Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
6 BIO 385 Industrial Biotechnology Lab 0 0 4 2
7 SSD 301 Softskills -II   1
8 BIO396 Live-In-Labs/Open Elective   3
9 BIO 386 Genetic Engineering Lab 0 0 4 2
Total Credits 23
Semester VI
Sl. No Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
1 BIO 399 Brite Project   7
2 BIO 319 Pharmacology 4 0 0 4
3 BIO 322 Developmental Biology 2 1 0 3
4 BIO 212 Introductory Biophysics 1 1 0 2
Total Credits 16
Total credits for program completion 130


Eligibility & Criteria

Age: Candidates born on or after 1st July 2002.

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

  • 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 2023 can also apply and notify us of the results when declared.

Hostel and Mess Fee

Hostel and Mess Fee 2023

Hostel Fees Annual INR 24,000/-
Mess Fees Annual INR 43,000/-
Caution Deposit  One Time INR 5,000/-
Subject to Change *
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.

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. 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.

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
An Introduction to Amrita School of Biotechnology

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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.

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