Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary and rapidly advancing area and well trained manpower is a pre requisite for meaningful R&D and production in Biotechnology. India is one of the first few countries in the world to initiate an integrated program of human resource development in Biotechnology. Biotechnology has tremendous potential in improving human and animal health, increasing agricultural productivity and providing a safe and clean environment. Opportunities for Biotechnology students exist in agri-based industries involved in production of transgenic plants, seed industries, tissue culture units, agri chemicals such as biofertilisers & biopesticides, environmental amelioration, Pharmaceutical Industries for diagnostics, vaccines, new drug molecules, clinical research organization and bioinformatics industry. Opportunities also exist in in research and development, production and manufacturing, quality control and analysis.
ELIGIStudents seeking admission to M.Sc Biotechnology must have passed B.Sc degree of Bangalore University or any other University with a minimum 50% of marks in all the three optional in aggregate. The applicant should have studied Chemistry or Biotechnology as a compulsory subject along with any one of the following subjects.
2 years (4 semesters)