M.Sc in Biotechnology


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.

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




Semester 1

Title Credit
Biochemistry 3
Cell and Molecular Biology 3
Plant and Animal Biotechnology 3
Microbiology  2
Genetics  2
Basics of Mathematics and Statistics 2
Basics of Chemistry and Physics 2
Laboratory I: Biochemistry and Analytical Techniques 3
Laboratory II: Microbiology 2
Laboratory III: Plant and Animal Biotechnology 2
Total Credit Hours 24 

Semester 2

Title Credit
Genetic Engineering 
Bioinformatics    3
 Genomics and Proteomics
Molecular Diagnostics 2
Research Methodology and Scientific Communication Skills 2
Elective I  2
Seminar 1
Laboratory IV: Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering 3
Laboratory V: Immunology
Total Credit Hours 24

Semester 3

Title Credit
Bioprocess Engineering and Technology  3
Emerging Technologies 
 Critical Analysis of Classical Papers 2
 Bioentrepreneurship 2
Intellectual Property Rights, Biosafety and Bioethics 2
Project Proposal Preparation and Presentation 2

Laboratory VI: Bioprocess Engineering and Technology 

Laboratory VII: Bioinformatics 

Dissertation 4
Total Credit Hours 24 

Semester 4

Title Credit
 Dissertation  20
Elective-II   2
Total Credit Hours  22


Dr. Dilip K Sengupta

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Dr. Abhrajyoti Ghosh

Professor , Bose Institute



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.



Biotechnology is a product-based industry and not a service industry. Biotechnologist will be working with DNA, tissues, bacteria, virus, and complex proteins. Depending specialization and/or expertise, someone will be working as a medical biotechnologist, pharmaceutical biotechnologist, agricultural biotechnologist, food biotechnologist, environmental biotechnologist or industrial biotechnologist etc.

The Global biotechnology market size was valued at over $330.3 billion in 2015, and is expected more than double to $775.2 billion by 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of 9.9 percent.

The biotechnology segment is the fastest growing segment in India. It is valued about $11 billion currently and it will touch the $ 100 billion mark by 2025 as per the forecast of the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE). Furthermore, the biotech industry is expected to grow at 30% growth rate every year (according to Make in India website).

Top Ten Indian Biotech Giants,

Biocon, Bangalore Serum Institute of India, Pune Panacea Biotec Limited, Hyderabad Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, Hyderabad Wockhardt, Mumbai GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited, Mumbai Novozymes, Mumbai Indian Immunologicals Limited, Hyderabad Shantha Biotechnics Limited, Hyderabad

Graduates can also opt for alternative career options like, Medical Writing (Technical Copy Writing), Scientific Journalism, Healthcare Informatics, Data Science & Big Data Analytics, Product Marketing & Management, Technical Sales, FAS & Business Development, Market Research & Consulting, Intellectual Property & Patent Law and Entrepreneurship.

MSc degree is a qualification for doing PhD with a handsome research fellowship.


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