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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

Biochemistry, Genetics and Biotechnology (BcGBt)

Program code: 003A
Course code : 3A03
Course Commencement : July 2021

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.

Study Campus

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

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P : +91 7337880218
P : +91 6363522593

The program, B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Biotechnology offered at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) gives students an added advantage to widen their knowledge and concepts.

B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Biotechnology is a study of all living forms, micro and macro organisms. Genetics deals with the study of genes carrying information and determines the inheritance of the features in living organisms. Biochemistry is a study of molecular science that deals with living processes by considering an organism’s biological molecules like their functions and interactions with themselves as well as the molecules in the environment. Biotechnology is a combination of biology and technology which deals with the aspects of using living systems ranging from microorganisms to macroscopic systems for the benefit of human kind.

The program will prepare students to pursue research and higher studies such as MSc or PhD, and develop scientific aptitude and critical thinking in them.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Supportive Environment (Infrastructure)

    Well–equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    The graduate programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies. Apart from regular academic subjects, other certified programs are offered in association with global professional bodies. We also help you develop career-specific skills and traits that are desired in the industry.

Course Highlights
  • Specialize in the field 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, 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.
I Semester
  • 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)
II Semester
  • Language
  • English
  • Biochemistry Core II (Biomolecules)
  • Genetics Core II
  • (Genome Organization, Linkage and Transposons)
  • Biotechnology Core II (Molecular Genetics)
  • Mind Management and Human Values
III Semester
  • Biochemistry Core III
  • Genetics Core III(Developmental, Behavioral and Biometrical Genetics )
  •  Biotechnology Core III (Environmental Biotechnology and Biostatistics)
  • Communicative English
IV Semester
  • Biochemistry Core IV
  • Genetics Core IV (Biomedical Genetics)
  • Biotechnology Core IV (Industrial Biotechnology)
V Semester
  • 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
VI Semester
  • 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

Career Enhancement Programs are formulated as per current industry standards and reflect on our commitment to build a unique workforce, which will meet the challenges in the industry. Evaluation is based on internal assessment, seminars, assignments, practical and theory examination and reports prepared by the students. To keep them at the forefront of employability, the career enhancement program prepares students with the necessary soft skills such as communication, presentation, and public speaking skills, personality development, and interview techniques.

There are job opportunities in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and other health services like genetic counseling and diagnostic laboratories. One can also pursue higher studies such as M.Sc. programs. On completion of a master’s degree, students are better equipped to explore avenues in the conventional and modern fields of Genetics. With an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology as a discipline, one can find job opportunities in pharmaceutical industries, healthcare, food processing units, enzyme based industries, dairies, wineries and breweries. With a sound knowledge of the nuances of biotechnology, one can venture into startups and become an entrepreneur. Biochemistry finds application in clinical and forensic science laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, agro chemical companies, and in food/beverages industries. They 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.