Course Details

Duration of Course - 2 Years (4 Semesters)


Career Prospects

An MSc in Biotechnology offers a wide range of career prospects across various sectors due to its interdisciplinary nature and relevance in today's world of science, technology, and innovation. Some potential career paths for individuals with an MSc in Biotechnology are:

1. Research Scientist: Many graduates pursue careers as research scientists in academic institutions, government laboratories, or private research organizations. They conduct research in areas such as genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and bioinformatics to advance scientific knowledge and develop new technologies and products. One can pursue PhD in life sciences domain.

2. Biotechnology Industry: The biotechnology industry offers numerous career opportunities in areas such as pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology startups, and medical devices. Graduates may work in research and development, process development, quality control, regulatory affairs, or production management roles within these companies. >/p>

3. Clinical Research Associate (CRA): Clinical research associates coordinate and monitor clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), or academic research centers. They ensure that clinical trials comply with regulatory requirements and ethical standards while collecting accurate and reliable data.

4. Bioprocess Engineer: Bioprocess engineers design, develop, and optimize manufacturing processes for the production of biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other biotechnology products. They work in biomanufacturing facilities, biotechnology companies, or consulting firms, applying engineering principles to scale up production and improve efficiency.

5. Bioinformatics Specialist: Bioinformatics specialists analyze and interpret biological data using computational tools and techniques. They work in research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, or biotechnology startups, analyzing genomic data, modeling biological systems, and developing algorithms for drug discovery and personalized medicine.

6. Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Specialist: QA/QC specialists ensure that biotechnology products and processes meet regulatory requirements and quality standards. They perform inspections, audits, and validation studies to ensure product safety, efficacy, and compliance with regulations.

7. Environmental Scientist: Environmental scientists apply biotechnology principles and techniques to address environmental challenges such as pollution remediation, waste management, and sustainable resource utilization. They work in consulting firms, government agencies, or environmental organizations to develop solutions for environmental protection and sustainability.

Eligibility Criteria

  • B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science Subject securing at least 50% (45% for SC/ST and category-I candidates) marks in aggregate of all optional subjects are eligible. B.Sc. graduates in Biotechnology and B.Sc. (Hons.) Graduates in Biotechnology / Biology / Botany /Microbiology Zoology are also eligible provided they have secured 50%o marks in the aggregate of all the optional subjects.
  • ln the absence of candidates in (a), Graduates in Agricultural Science, Dairy Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Engineering (Biotechnology), Medicine/Dental, or Agricultural Engineering. with 50% (45% for SC/ST and category-I candidates) marks in the aggregate are eligible.


PG Program Intake Karnataka NRI($)
1st Year 2nd Year Total 1st Year 2nd Year Total
MSc - Biotechnology 45 175000 Rs 175000 Rs 350000 Rs 5000 $ 5000 $ 10000 $



MSc-Biotechnology Syllabus


Dr Jayashree

Assistant Professor

BSc ,MSc ,MSc , ,MPhil ,PhD
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Dr. Ramakrishnaiah T N

Assistant Professor and DMIT Consultant

M.Sc.(Gen.), M.Sc.(Zo.), M.Phil., B.Ed., KSET., Ph.D.
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Dr. Sowbhagya R

Assistant Professor

KSET in Life science,Ph.D,B.Sc ,M.Sc in Biotechnology
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Dr Muktha

Assistant Professor

B.Ed.,MSc., PhD
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Dr. Ramesha, N.


M.Sc., Ph.D., Poste Rouge Fellow (France), CNRS PDF (France): PDF (IISc, Bengaluru)
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Dr. Lakshmi Kanth R N

M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D., K-SET


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