Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) (Honours / Honours with Research)

Biochemistry, Genetics and Biotechnology (BcGBt)


The minimum qualification required to apply is a pass in the 10+2 examination in Science from PUC / ISC / CBSE or an equivalent board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects.


The B.Sc. course in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Biotechnology at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) offers students a valuable opportunity to expand their knowledge and grasp essential concepts. Covering diverse aspects of life, both micro and macro, this programme gives insights into Genetics. This examines the inheritance of traits through gene study, and Biochemistry. Also, exploring the intricate workings of biological molecules and their interactions within organisms and their environment. B.Sc. Biotechnology is a combination of biology and technology that deals with the aspects of using living systems ranging from microorganisms to macroscopic systems for the benefit of humankind.
The programme navigates scientific understanding and critical thinking by equipping students to pursue advanced research and studies like an M.Sc or Ph.D. Specialised fields such as Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology, gene therapy, and bioinformatics while exploring genetics, molecular biology, and the fascinating realms of life, ageing, and disease are explored.



3 years Degree programme

4 years Honours programme

4 years Honours with Research programme


Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Genetics and Biotechnology (BcGBt)

Bachelor of Science (Honours - Academics) in Biochemistry/ Genetics/ Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science (Honours with Research) in Biochemistry/ Genetics/ Biotechnology

No. of Credits

132 minimum and as specified

173 minimum and as specified

173 minimum and as specified


As per University norms

As per University norms

Minimum GPA eligibility will apply

Program code: 003A
Course code : 3A03
Course Commencement : July 2024

Study Campus

School of Sciences
#34, 1st Cross
J C Road
Bangalore - 560027
P +91 80434 30100

Admissions Office

JAIN Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P : +91 7337880218
P : +91 9844073343

Curriculum Structure
  • Language
  • English
  • Biochemistry Core I (Essentials of Chemistry and Introduction to Bio Membranes)
  • Genetics Core I (Fundamental of Genetics )
  • Biotechnology Core I (Cell Biology and Biochemistry)
  • Language
  • English
  • Biochemistry Core II (Biomolecules)
  • Genetics Core II
  • (Genome Organization, Linkage and Transposons)
  • Biotechnology Core II (Molecular Genetics)
  • Mind Management and Human Values
  • Biochemistry Core III
  • Genetics Core III(Developmental, Behavioral and Biometrical Genetics )
  • Biotechnology Core III (Environmental Biotechnology and Biostatistics)
  • Communicative English
  • Biochemistry Core IV
  • Genetics Core IV (Biomedical Genetics)
  • Biotechnology Core IV (Industrial Biotechnology)
  • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC)-II
  • Environmental Science Generic Elective (GE) -II
  • Elements of Mathematics / Elements of Physics
  • Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) -II
  • Recombinant DNA Technology / Plant Tissue Culture
  • Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Bio Chemistry – I
  • Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Genetics – II
  • Human physiology and Anatomy -I / Microbial Genetics / Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Biotechnology – III
  • Bioinformatics / Applied Genetics
  • Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) - Biochemistry IV
  • Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) - Genetics - V
  • Human Physiology and Anatomy-II / Advanced Genetics
  • Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) – VI
  • Biotechnology
  • Animal Diversity / Plant Diversity
  • Generic Elective (GE) - III
  • Multimedia Applications / Cyber Crime Investigation
  • Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) - III (Biochemistry)
  • Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) - IV Genetics
  • Immunology / Toxicology
Course Highlights
  • Specialise in the fields of environmental and agricultural biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics, proteomics, bio-statistics, intellectual property rights, enzyme technology and plant tissue culture.
  • Explore varied topics like History, Mendelian and Classical Genetics, Molecular genetics, features of inheritance, the molecular basis for inheritance, gene expression, genetic changes and DNA sequencing, genomics and gene therapy.
  • Acquire an understanding of life and death, how cells can be turned into bio-factories, how to make improved crops, how trillions of cells assemble to form a life, why we get old, and what causes diseases.
Career Enhancement Programs

The career enhancement programmes are tailored to align with current industry standards. This approach reflects the institution's commitment to building a unique and capable talent pool. Evaluation is based on internal assessment, seminars, assignments, practical and theory examinations and reports prepared by the students. To ensure students remain at the forefront of employability, the career enhancement programme focuses on equipping them with essential soft skills. These skills include communication, presentation, public speaking, personality development, and interview techniques.

Career Outcomes

The career outcomes that await students after successful completion of B.Sc. course in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Biotechnology programme will drive ones future. There are job opportunities in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and other health services like genetic counselling and diagnostic laboratories. Further academic pursuits like M.Sc. programmes open doors to both traditional and modern Genetics fields.

An undergraduate degree in Biotechnology also offers opportunities in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, food processing, enzyme-based industries, dairies, wineries, and breweries. Profound biotech expertise can lead to entrepreneurship ventures, including startups.

Biochemistry finds application in clinical and forensic science laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, agrochemical companies, and in food/beverages industries. Students can also work in the Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency which are some of the government agencies.

Career Prospects

  • Academic Researcher
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Scientist, Genomics
  • Clinical Scientist, Immunology
  • Genetic Counsellor
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
  • Research Scientist (Life Sciences)
  • Research Scientist (Medical)