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MSc (Biotechnology)

Why take this course?

MSc Biotechnology - Are you passionate about becoming a scientist and discover something new? Have you ever thought of the life inside you? Then you are at the right place. The Biotechnology course at Jain University is designed to equip the students with all the tools and techniques, in theory, and practical sessions of modern biology for application in industry and agriculture. The highlight of the course is that, in addition to the formal classroom teaching, well-planned lab sessions and interactive tutorials, exposure to all experimental tools used in the modern biotechnology industry and research is provided through a carefully designed curriculum.

What will I experience?

On this Masters course you can:

  • Understand the principles that underlie various reactions and processes in plants, animals, and humans
  • Gain knowledge in advancing areas like bioenergetics and enzymology
  • In-depth understanding of biochemical, molecular biological and genetic processes

What opportunities might it lead to?

You're not just limited to careers in one subject because of this triple major combination which gives you a good knowledge in three different subjects. There are many employers, representing many different sectors of industries who are interested in the excellent observational, analytical, problem-solving skills and strong subject knowledge in students’ of this background. There is a large scale employment in research laboratories run by the government as well as the corporate sectors.

Students of this major may find work in government based enterprises such as universities, research institutes or private centers as research scientists/ project assistants. Alternatively, they may find employment in core companies or biotech-related companies such as pharmaceutical firms, food manufacturers, aquaculture, agricultural companies, Herbal preparation industries, chemical and bioprocessing units that are engaged in business related to life sciences ranging from equipment to chemicals to pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. The scope of work can range from research, sales, marketing, microbiological labs, administration, quality control, breeding, technical support etc. There is a huge scope for this field open to you.

Degree Awarded

Master of Science

Course Commencement

June 2017

Eligibility

The minimum qualification required to apply is a bachelor’s degree in the respective discipline from a recognized university.

Study Campus

  • Center for Post Graduate Studies
  • #18/3, 9th Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar
  • Bangalore – 560011
  • P: +91 80 43226500

Admissions Office

  • JGI Knowledge Campus
  • # 44/4, District Fund Road
  • Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
  • Bangalore - 5600 69
  • P+ 91 80 4650 1738


Curriculum Structure & Teaching

Semester I
  • Basic Mathematics and Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • General Microbiology
  • Learning Labs
    Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology
    General Microbiology
Semester II
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Immunology and Immunotechnology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Learning Labs
    Biological Chemistry
    Immunology, Immunotechnology & Genetic Engineering
Semester III
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Computer Applications and Bioinformatics
  • Elective (any one)
    Environmental Biotechnology
    Enzyme Technology
    Elementary Methods in Computational Biology
    Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy
  • Learning Labs
    Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Computer Applications and Bioinformatics
  • Elective (any one)
    Environmental Biotechnology
    Enzyme Technology
    Elementary Methods in Computational Biology
    Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy
Semester IV
  • Regulatory Requirements In Biotechnology (Bioethics, Biosafety and IPR)
  • Research Methodology, Clinical Research and Database Management
  • Elective (any one)
    Industrial Biotechnology
    Fermented Food Technology
    Genomics & Proteomics
    Medical Biotechnology
  • Learning Labs - Elective (any one)
    Industrial Biotechnology
    Fermented Food Technology
    Genomics & Proteomics
    Medical Biotechnology
  • Project
  • Presentation & Defence
  • Viva-Voce

Teaching and Assessment

A variety of engaging teaching methods like workshops, lectures, projects and seminars, are conducted from time to time at Jain University. Our highly knowledgeable professors always make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours and help the students to bring out the best in them. The faculty makes it a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience. This allows building a closer student-professor relationship.

How are you assessed?

On this course, you will encounter a balance of formal examinations and varied methods of coursework assessment including:

  • - Internal tests
  • - Assignments
  • - Seminar presentation
  • - Class tests
  • - Preparatory theory and Practical examination
  • - End term theory and Practical examination