MS IN Biotechnology


MS in Biotechnology degree program is designed to gratify the needs of a multi-disciplinary and swiftly developing industry. Biotechnology affects a lot of facets of our daily lives such as food, crops, medicine, health and environment. The aim of the MS program is to equip students with the modern techniques so that they can play a key role in improving the ways of daily lives. The students may seek their career in educational institutes, scientific research, development, management in biotechnology, vaccines and pharmaceutical industry. They will also have expertise to critically analyze biological data using various computational techniques and tools.

Program Objectives

  • To train students in laboratory techniques useful in Research & Development.
  • To equip students with legal and intellectual property matters.
  • To focus on perceptible research that will provide solutions to the problems of agricultural, industrial, health and environmental issues.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

  • 16-year education i.e., BS/MSc in Zoology, Biology, Botany, BS in Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Bioinformatics, Agriculture, Public health, MBBS, DVM or related sciences/ equivalent with at least 1st Division in annual system or at least CGPA 2.50 out of 4 in semester system.
  • A candidate is required to pass the VU Entry Test with at least 50% marks.


  • Limited seats are available on merit basis.
  • Only local students are eligible for admission as it is not available in overseas mode.

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Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is not allowed.


It is a two-year duration program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Note: Maximum 12 credit hours are allowed in a semester.

Deficiency Courses

If the schedule of courses pursued by a candidate does not provide adequate background for the degree course, which he/she intends to take up, he/she is required to qualify the deficiency course(s) during his/her initial semester(s) prescribed by the University. Credit hours for deficiency courses are not counted towards calculation of CGPA and award of degree.

Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, Quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), academic papers, seminars, mid-term and final term examinations.


The students are required to submit a Research Thesis worth 6-credit hours. Topic of the thesis must be decided after consultation with the supervisor.

Award of Degree

For the award of MS in Biotechnology degree, a student is required to complete at least 24-credit hour course work and 6 credit hours thesis research with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.