Master of Science (M.Sc)

Biotechnology
Program code: 044
Course code : 4401
Course Commencement : June 2020
Eligibility

The qualification required to apply for the program is a minimum of 50% marks in the respective bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Students who are pursuing final year bachelor’s program are also eligible to apply.

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 46650127

Biotechnology has emerged as one of the most prominent branches of science. It caters to the food and beverage industry, the health industry, medical and pharmaceuticals, agriculture, nutrition, environmental conservation etc.

The Biotechnology course at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) is designed to equip 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 formal classroom teaching, well-planned lab sessions, and interactive tutorials, exposure to experimental tools used in the biotechnology industry and research is provided through a carefully designed industry-centric curriculum. Students develop problem solving and decision making skills and scientific aptitude through this course. The course is designed in a way that it imparts knowledge about the application of Biotechnology in various industries.

  • 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

    Postgraduate programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies. We also help you develop career-specific skills and traits that are desired in the industry.

Course Highlights
  • 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
  • Develop an aptitude to carry out research, and analytical and interpretation skills
I Semester
  • Basic Mathematics and Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • General Microbiology
  • Learning Labs:
    1. Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology
    2. General Microbiology
II Semester
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Immunology and Immunotechnology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Learning Labs:
    1. Biological Chemistry
    2. Immunology, Immunotechnology, and Genetic Engineering
III Semester
  • 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:
    1. Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Computer Applications and Bioinformatics
    2. Environmental Biotechnology
    3. Enzyme Technology
    4. Elementary Methods in Computational Biology
    5. Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy
IV Semester
  • Regulatory Requirements in Biotechnology (Bioethics, Biosafety, and IPR)
  • Research Methodology, Clinical Research and Database Management
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Fermented Food Technology
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Fermented Food Technology
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Project
  • Presentation
  • Viva-Voce

Career enhancement programs are formulated as per current industry standards and reflect on our commitment to build a unique workforce that will meet the challenges of the industry. Evaluation is based on internal assessment, seminars, 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.

Holding a Master’s degree in Biotechnology prepares students for lucrative career opportunities such as environment specialists, lab technicians, research associates, quality control managers; they can work in laboratories, food and beverage industry, pharmaceutical or clinical research centers, 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, breeding, technical support etc.