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M. Sc. in Biotechnology is a postgraduate course provided by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

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Graduation in any discipline of Biological Sciences, Engineering[Biotechnology], Medicine or Equivalent [With Background in Biology].
The basic eligibility criteria are minimum 60% aggregate Marks in Qualifying Under Graduate Examination

Admission Procedure 
  • 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
Selection Process 

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

  • Qualifying Undergraduate Examination
  • Entrance Examination
  • Interview

Note: Those who are appearing for the qualifying undergraduate examinations in May/June 2023 can also apply and notify us of the results when declared.

Exam Details
  • Entrance Examination Date: 12th June 2024
  • Examination Mode: Online – Remote Proctored Examination (RPE)
  • Examination Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Examination Syllabus

Commencement of Application Form: March 11th, 2024


Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO400 Cell Biology & Stem Cell Biology 3
2 BIO401 Molecular Biology 3
3 BIO419 Biochemistry 4
4 BIO404 Ethics in Research & Intellectual Property Rights 2
5 MIC407 Microbiology 2
6 MAT401 Biostatistics 3
7 CUL401 Cultural Education 1
8 SSD401 Soft Skills 1
9 MIC480 Microbiology – Lab 2
10 BIO482 Biochemistry – Lab 2
Total Credits 23
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO403 Molecular Genetics 3
2 BIO497 Research Methodology 2
3 BIO408 Recombinant DNA Technology 3
4 BIO528 Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3
5 BIO418 Industrial Biotechnology 3
6 BIO424 Bioanalytical Techniques 3
7 BIO481 Recombinant DNA Technology – Lab 2
8 BIO485 Industrial Biotechnology – Lab 2
9   BT Elective – 1 3
10 AVP401 Amrita Values Programme 1
11 SSD402 Soft Skills – II 2
Total Credits 27
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO514 Molecular & Cellular Immunology & Biology of Vaccines 4
2 BIO410 Advanced Discovery Biology 3
3 BIO526 Plant & Animal Biotechnology 3
4 BIO527 Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics 3
5 BIF514 Bioinformatics 3
6   BT Elective – 2 3
7 BIO584 Immunology – Labs 2
8 BIO588 Cell & Molecular Biology – Lab 2
9   Open Elective 2
Total Credits 25
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO599 Dissertation/Thesis 10
Total Credits 10
SlNo Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO464 Cancer Biology 3
2 BIO465 Phage Biology 3
3 BIO466 Cell Signaling 3
4 BIO467 Biomimicry 3
5 BIO412 Molecular & Cellular Biophysics 3
6 BIO451 Neuroscience 3
7 BIO456 Advanced Biochemistry 3
8 BIO569 Regenerative Biology & Stem Cells 3
Sl. No. Subject Code Subject Name Credit
1 BIO553 Nanobiotechnology 3
2 BIO550 Developmental Biology 3
3 BIO561 Glycobiology 3
4 BIO552 Recent Trends in RNA Biology 3
5 BIO568 Ecology & Evolution 3
6 BIO559  Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience 3
7 BIO555  Matrix Biology and Biomaterials 3

Fee Structure

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.

Payment Time Tuition Fees Caution Deposit
June 2024 ₹78,000 ₹5000
December 2024 ₹78,000
June 2025 ₹78,000
December 2025 ₹78,000
Total ₹3,12,000

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 Overview

Program Outcomes (POs)
PO1 Scientific Knowledge and Training: Gain and apply knowledge of basic and applied scientific and analytical fundamentals, leading to a deeper understanding of Biological Sciences.
PO2 Experimental Skills and Development of solutions: Use of research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments and strategic solutions.
PO3 Analytical Interpretation: In depth theoretical and empirical understanding of analytical instrumentation and protocols as well as the application of appropriate techniques and resources.
PO4 Numerical and Data Analysis: Numerical analysis, interpretation of data, and organised representation of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of scientific processes in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge, and need for sustainable development.
PO6 Scientific Communication: Communicate scientific content effectively with peers, educators, science community, and with society at large.
PO7 Ethics and Values: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of scientific practice.
PO8 Individual and teamwork: Think critically and work independently, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO9 Science for society: Apply reasoning through the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional scientific practice.
PO10 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of scientific and technological changes for up-to-date research and teaching methods.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
PSO1 Acquire conceptual understanding of fundamental principles of Biotechnology which enables them to gain insight into the potential applications of the field.
PSO2 Explore advanced areas in Biotechnology and provide them with the necessary subject knowledge to pursue a career in pharma and biotech industries, research institutes as well as academia.
PSO3 Provide knowledge about the state-of-the-art techniques, methodologies, best practices and design and develop Biotechnology based solutions to complex problems related to environment, agriculture, human health and well-being.
PSO4 Establish the culture of independent learning, innovative research and productive teamwork.

Facilities at a glance

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  • Transport
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  • Canteen
  • General Store
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  • Reprographic Facility
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Sathyaa S
M.Sc. Bioinformatics (2008-2010)

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.

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.

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