B.Sc (Hons.) in Biotechnology


TNU’s B.Sc in Biotechnology courses is designed to provide students with a strong fundamental idea and advanced study of cell and tissue culture, genetics, bio-medicinal and non-medicinal products, pharmaceuticals, bioprocesses, new technologies and engineering. The designed curriculum, laboratory facilities, research based teaching, projects, and opportunities to get trained in leading biotechnological firms will make students in this programme competent for both industrial sector and academia.

Course Offered Duration (in years) Eligibility Criteria
B.Sc (Hons.) In Biotechnology 3 12th standard pass with science subjects, at least 60% marks

Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.


Most of the work done by professionals engaged in Biotechnology is concerned with Industrial Research and Development in various laboratories of Government and Corporate sectors. Industrial sectors such as food processing, beverage manufacturers, health care sectors, textile firms, biological product developers, medicines, pharmaceuticals, aqua and agriculture domains, cosmetics companies, etc. also have vast employment scopes for qualified and skilled professionals, in the bioprocessing areas of planning, production and management. Students aspiring to become research scientists who design and carry out experiments and write reports for future publications on growth and development of this field will also be highly benefited. Some of the top companies are, Biocon, Serum Institute of India, Panacea Biotech, Dr. Reddy’s, Wockhardt Ltd, Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited, Novozymes, Indian Immunologicals Ltd, etc

Course Structure

Semester 1

C1 Biochemistry & Metabolism 
C2 Cell Biology 
AECC1 English/MIL communication 
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Semester 2

C3 Mammalian Physiology 
C4 Plant Physiology 
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Semester 3

C5 Genetics 
C6 General Microbiology
C7 Chemistry - 1 
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Semester 4

C8 Molecular Biology 
C9 Immunology 
C10 Chemistry -2
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Semester 5

C11 Bioprocess Technology 
C12 Recombinant DNA Technology
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Semester 6


C13 BioAnalytical Tools
C14 Genomics and Proteomics  
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Why Biotechnology is becoming so Important?

As the global population grows, scientists look to biotechnologists for solutions to various problems like adequate food, infant mortality and sustainable agriculture. Biotechnologists tap into the resources available now to improve the quality of life.

Be a biotechnologist & make an impact to everybody’s life!

Healthcare biotech is benefiting more than 350 million patients around the world through the use of biotech medicine to treat and prevent every day and chronic illnesses.

It is estimated that by 2020, 50% of all medicines will come from biotech!

Energy biotech in the form of biofuel is helping to fight global warming as an alternative and safer form of global energy. It has led to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions with the aim to reduce a 2.5 billion tons of C02 equivalent per year by 2030.

Agricultural biotech offers new, improved and adapted agricultural crops to reduce poverty and can increase food security for a growing global population.

Environmental biotech is to solve environmental problems like depletion of forests and water resources, resultant biodiversity loss; climate change-related crop pattern as well as disease pattern changes; waste/ effluent management issues in a sustainable way.

Marine Biotech is involved towards development of useful products and process from the marine resources, for aquaculture production and productivity increase

Bioinformatics deals with bio-IT services, which covers computational biology, computational chemistry, genetic sequencing etc.

It is all about application of computer technology to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information.





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