1. Is Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham affiliated to any University for purpose of recognition of degrees? 

No. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 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. The
University 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’.

2. How are UG & PG Programmes designed?
Choice Based credit system with continuous evaluation is followed in semester pattern.

3. How many students are presently studying in the University?
At present around 17,000 students are studying in the five campuses of the University in Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Management, Social work, Communication and so on.

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.

5. At the time of counseling, is it enough if I produce Photostat copies of my certificates?
Sorry. Original certificates are to be produced

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.

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.

8. a) Is there an entrance exam for UG Programmes?
No, there is’nt. Admission is on the basis of Grade XII marks & the counseling
held in our campus.

b) Does the call for interview confirm admission?

9. Which programmes have an online test?
M.Sc. programmes

10. Centers of online test:
School of Biotechnology,
Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus,
Clappana P.O, Kollam, Kerala, 690525,
biotech@am.amrita.edu / 0476-28803000

11. When will selection list be published?
4-5 days after the date of the interview

12. Criteria for admission:
a. M.Sc. :- Qualifying exam marks+ Online test marks  +Interview marks
b. B.Sc. :- Qualifying exam marks

13. When did the admissions open?
1st March, 2014.

14. When is the last date for submission of forms?
M.Sc. Programs 30th May
B.Sc. Programs 15th June

15. DD details
The DD for Rs.350/- to be drawn in favor of ‘Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’, Amritapuri, payable at Kollam

16. Our mailing address:
The Admissions Coordinator
School of Biotechnology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri Campus
Clappana PO
Kollam, Kerala 690525

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.

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

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

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