School of Biotechnology
The School follows a credit-based system which is a systematic way of pursuing an educational programme by attaching credits to its components. The credit-based system makes educational programmes easy-to-understandand comparable both nationally and internationally. It facilitates mobility, academic flexibility and universality , and helps universities to organize as well as recognize their study programmes quickly. The School follows a semester pattern, with two semesters in an academic year. Students accruing the specified minimum number of credits will be academically eligible to receive the appropriate degree, subject to fulfilling other requirements specified by the Academic Council from time to time. Currently, a minimum of 94 credits must be earned to qualify for the B.Sc.(Biotechnology / Microbiology) degrees. Similarly, a minimum of 64 credits must be earned to qualify for the M.Sc. (Biotechnology / Computational Biology & Bioinformatics) degrees, and a minimum of 74 credits to qualify for the M.Sc. (Microbiology) degree. The academic year of the School normally begins on the first working day of August, and ends on the last working day of July.