M.Sc Biotechnology (DBT Supported)
Application form for admission to our MSc Biotechnology (DBT supported) program for the year 2021-22
Program Overview and Application Procedure
M.Sc. Biotechnology is a structured two-year undergraduate program with the strong interdisciplinary research base in biological sciences as well as various techniques applied to living cells. M.Sc. Biotechnology is one of the most demanding courses sought in the current era. Graduates in this discipline are trained with an analytical mindset to obtain valued solutions to harness the quality of life through major advances in agriculture, environment, health and medicine.
Institute of Advanced Research (IAR), Gandhinagar is one of the renowned universities offering Master’s degree programs in Biotechnology and allied subjects. As you may be aware, IAR is only one of the two universities in Gujarat selected by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to offer MSc (Biotechnology) program sponsored by them. Admissions into this program are through an entrance examination to be conducted by the DBT.
IAR also offers MSc in Microbiology/Industrial Biotechnology/Molecular Medicine/Environment Science & Technology. Graduates from this program are all at top-ranking universities and research institutions in India and abroad. Admissions are now open for the MSc Biotechnology, DBT (Department of Biotechnology) supported program. Details for admission and eligibility criteria are briefly mentioned below.
Details of the admission procedure for the program is as follows:
|Sr. No||M.Sc. Specialisation||Number of Seats||Category||Fees||Website Link|
|1||DBT Sponsored M.Sc. (Biotechnology)||10* + 10#||DBT Supported (Reservation policy and norms as per Government of India)||* 12,500 per semester (Admitted through DBT-GATB) # 45,000 per semester (Admitted through IAR rules & regulations)||https://rcb.res.in/GATB/|
|* Studentship support of INR 5000/- per month will be provided for a candidate who takes admission through DBT.|
|Eligibility: B.Sc. in any Biological and allied subjects or B.Sc. in Chemistry, Life sciences and Pharmaceutical sciences with biology as a subject.|
Important dates for admission procedure:
|GAT-B 2021 Examination||14 August 21|
|Declaration of GAT-B 2021 Results||6 September 2021|
|GAT-B 2021 Score Card download from NTA website||10 September 2021 Onwards|
|Admission Process begins||11 September 2021 Onwards|
|Last Date of Submitting applications||22 September 2021|
|Display of First admission list||By 25th September 2021|
|Display of vacant seats and 2nd list of candidates, if required||18 October 2021|
|Transfer of candidates if any||Upto 25 October 2021|
|Closure of admissions On or before||08 November 2021|
|Submission of list of admitted students to DBT||On or before 15 November 2021|
- B.Sc. in any Biological and allied subjects.
- B.Sc. in Chemistry, Life sciences and Pharmaceutical sciences with biology as a subject.
The admission is based on merit.
After the Program
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in India or abroad
- Scientific Officer: in Scientific Laboratories etc.
- Government Jobs in the biology domain.
- Academic job opportunities in colleges and universities include lecturers, research scientist, junior research fellows, lab managers and skilled technician.
- In Industry with interest in biopharma or biotechnological production as R&D, managerial or marketing positions.
Structure of Program
Total Program Credits: 84
Semester – I Total Credits: 23
|6||Ecology and Environment Science||3||
|7||Laboratory -1 (Micro, Biochem, r-DNA, Mol Bio, Cell Bio)||
Semester – II Total Credits: 21
|4||Tools and Techniques||3||
|5||Biostatics (STAT 801) or Applied Microbiology||3||
Semester – III Total Credits: 20
|3||Genomics and proteomics||3||
|4||Bioethics, Biosafety and IPR||3||
|5||Medical Microbiology or Industrial Microbiology||3||
|6||Laboratory – 3||
Semester – IV Total Credits: 20
|1||Dissertation (PRJ 802)||
|3||Industrial Visit (IND 801)||