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M.Sc Biotechnology (M.Sc in Biotechnology)

Updated By Rahul Raj on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
15 K-1 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About M.Sc Biotechnology

M.Sc in Biotechnology is a two years postgraduate programme that focuses on the advanced knowledge of the application of biology and chemistry in the field of technology, design and engineering. M.Sc Biotechnology involves the study of the usage of living organisms to produce bio-products. The course finds its implementation in engineering, technology and medicine.

M.Sc in Biotechnology is a career-oriented course that covers topics like Genetics, Cell Technology, Fermentation Technology, Advanced Biotechnology, Tumor etc. The curriculum is a mixture of both theoretical and practical sessions that helps students learn the implementation of the course.

M.Sc in Biotechnology is an advanced course and helps students in making a career in R&D or get employed in companies like pharma and healthcare. Students who want to grab an opportunity to be associated with science and technology and contribute to the medical and pharma sector can choose M.Sc in Biotechnology course. The course will help students acquire skills and technologies associated with biological science.

M.Sc Biotechnology Course Highlights

Following are the major highlights of M.Sc Biotechnology course:

Course Name

Master of Science(M.Sc) in Biotechnology




Master of Science(M.Sc)

Minimum Qualification

B.Sc in relevant discipline 

Course Fees

INR 40,000/- to 2.40 Lakhs

Starting Salary

Rs. 4.00 to 6.00 LPA

M.Sc Biotechnology Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for admission in M.Sc Biotechnology is as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a B.Sc degree in Biotechnology/ Biology/ food science/ Microbiology/Nursing or B.Pharma/ BPT/BMIT.
  •  Minimum percentage in qualifying examination should be 55%.

M.Sc Biotechnology Admission Process

The reputed institutes in India enrol admission in M.Sc Biotechnology course through entrance test. Candidates must check the admission process for the respective institute and apply for admission.  Candidates must ensure to meet the minimum eligibility criteria to appear in the entrance test.

Based on the performance in the entrance test, the candidate will be shortlisted for admission in the respective institute.

There are also certain institutes in India that offer direct admission in M.Sc Biotechnology i.e on the basis of the entrance examination, in such case, the candidate must apply at the institute and make sure that he/ she meets the criteria for direct admission.

M.Sc Biotechnology Syllabus

The M.Sc Biotechnology can be pursued in 2 years and ists curriculum is divided into 4 semesters. The semester wise syllabus of M.Sc Biotechnology course is given below:

Semester I

  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Animal Cell Technology
  • Biostatistics
  • Labs

Semester II

  • Immunology
  • Immunotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Bio instruments
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Bioinformatics

Semester III

  • Enzyme Technology
  • Genomics
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Environmental Microbiology and Waste Management
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Ethical Issue
  •  Lab
  • Thesis

Semester IV

  • Food Microbiology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Thesis

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M.Sc Biotechnology Career Options and Job Prospects

M.Sc Biotechnology gives students an opportunity to make a career in various fields. Some of the job roles that an M.Sc Biotechnology candidate can choose are as follows:

  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Researcher
  • Assistant Scientist
  • Professor

M.Sc Biotechnology Starting Salary

After the completion of M.Sc Biotechnology course, a candidate can expect a starting salary ranging between INR 4.00 to 6.00 Lakhs per Annum.

The pay scale increases with years of experience and varies according to the job role.

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FAQs about M.Sc Biotechnology

I want admission in M.Sc Biotechnology. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Calcutta University Entrance Exam , Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test , Acharya Nagarjuna University Post Graduate Common Entrance Test , All India Institute of Medical Sciences M.Sc. Nursing Entrance Examination , Jammu University Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.Sc Biotechnology courses.

What are the top colleges offering M.Sc Biotechnology courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Science courses : Elphinstone College (Mumbai) , Miranda House University College for Women (Delhi) , Presidency College (Berhampur) , St. Francis College for Women (Hyderabad) , St. Xavier's College (Kolkata). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.Sc Biotechnology or not.

What is the average fee for the course M.Sc Biotechnology ?

The average fee for M.Sc Biotechnology is INR 15000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to M.Sc Biotechnology ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.Sc. (Master of Science) are : Animal Husbandry & Dairying , Geography , Nuclear Engineering , Mathematical and Computational Sciences , Oral Surgery.

What is the duration of the course M.Sc Biotechnology ?

M.Sc Biotechnology is a 2 year course.

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