M.Sc in Biotechnology /Applied Microbiology


TNU’s M.Sc in Biotechnology is the field that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring bio products. TNU’s Applied Microbiology is the study of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites, to understand how these organisms live, grow, and interact in/with their environments. These programme will include curriculum designed by academic experts and shall facilitate research and hands-on experiential training in well-equipped laboratories to provide students with real-life work experience. The aim of such basic research is to increase scientific knowledge

Course Offered Duration (in years) Eligibility Criteria
M.Sc in Biotechnology 2 Graduate with any of the Life Science Subjects (Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry), B.Sc in Agriculture Sciences with at least 50% marks


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


Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC)
TNU has collaborated with Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC), New Delhi to share knowledge resources in the key area of Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical, Bio- Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, contract research). LSSSDC will facilitate the skilling process within its boundaries of function.

Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE)
TNU has Membership with Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE). ABLE is a not-for- profit pan-India forum that represents the Indian Biotechnology Sector. ABLE has over 400 members from all across India representing all verticals of the sector like Agribiotech, Bio-pharma, Industrial biotech, Bioinformatics, Investment banks and Venture Capital firms, leading Research and Academic Institutes and Law Firms and Equipment Suppliers.



After completing the course, Graduates with M.Sc in Biotechnology/ Applied Microbiology can purse M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. In addition, students of Biotechnology can opt to be Biomedical/Biomechanical Engineer, Bioprocess Engineer, Clinical Researcher, Clinical Data Analyst, Bioinformatics, etc. Students of Applied Microbiology will be required in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to develop drugs that are

produced with the aid of microorganisms. Both will have ample opportunities in fields of pharmaceutical, Agriculture and food research, food beverage and bottling, hospitals, biotechnology, Medical laboratory, clinics and more.

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