Thapar University - Master of Science (MSc) - Biotechnology

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Thapar University
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Master of Science (MSc)
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Biotechnology

Course Title


MSc Biotechnology


Course Duration


2 years


Intake / Seats


28


Eligibility Criteria / Entry Requirements


(a) For Open Merit and SC/ ST Candidates

Candidates with bachelor’s degree

under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical,
Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary, and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering
Technology, 4
-
Years BS (Physician Assistant) Course, Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at
least 50% marks.

(b) For Sponsored Candida
tes

Candidates with bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical,
Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary, and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering
Technology, 4
-
Years BS (Physician Assistant) Course, or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS
with at le
ast 55% marks.

Such candidates must have a minimum of two years of full time work experience in a
registered firm/company/industry/educational and research institutions/any Government
Department of Government Organization in the relevant field in which adm
ission is being
sought. The employer in the sponsorship certificate must indicate that the fee will be
borne by the sponsoring organization and the candidate will not be withdrawn before the
completion of the programme. The fee of the sponsored candidates
shall be paid by the
sponsoring agency from the company’s bank account.


Mode of Admission


Admissions are through the Combined Entrance Examination 2006
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MSc Biotechnology


NRI Candidates


5% seats are reserved for the NRI candidates, i.e., who have pass
ed the qualifying
examination or its equivalent from abroad. The candidate must produce passport at the
time of counselling.

Eligibility is:

Minimum 60% marks in any recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration
in any discipline from abroad wit
h Mathematics at 10+2 school level

OR

Minimum 60% marks in any recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration
in any discipline from abroad with Mathematics as one of the subjects.


Foreign National Candidates


15% seats are reserved for the Fore
ign National candidates i.e. who have passed the
qualifying examination or its equivalent and hold a valid foreign passport. The candidate
must produce passport at the time of counselling. Out of these 15% seats, 5% seats are
reserved for the children of I
ndians working in Gulf region.

Eligibility is:

Minimum 60% marks in any recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration
in any discipline with Mathematics at 10+2 school level

OR

Minimum 60% marks in any recognized Bachelors Degree of minimum 3 ye
ars duration
in any descipline with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

All FN candidates are required to deposit student visa endorsed to TU. The VISA should
be valid for the prescribed duration of the programme.


About the course


Students admitted to th
e programme are eligible for the award of MSc degree in
Biotechnology on successful completion of the Course.


The MSc Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary programme of two years duration. The
programme aims at training manpower in the thrust areas of Bio
technology, such as,
Agricultural, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology. Graduates trained in this
programme would be exposed to several biotech business opportunities and find openings
in fermentation industries, pharmaceutical industries, biopestic
ide / biofertilizer
production industries, agro
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biotech industries and R&D laboratories etc. The TIET has a
Centre of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) in Agro and Industrial Biotechnology
funded under the TIFAC Mission Reach, which offer industry sponsored
training
programmes and short
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term courses leading to Diploma / Certificate in the areas of
micropropagation, microbial, fermentation technology and food processing.


Distinguishing strengths of our MSc programme are its synergy with other
engineering/tech
nology disciplines and Thapar Centre for Industrial Research &
Development (TCIRD). The Department of Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences
has well
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equipped microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and tissue culture
laboratories.


Courses offered d
uring the programme include Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics
& Bioinformatics, Bio
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analytical Techniques, Cell and Molecular Biology,
Environmental Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology, Plant Physiology, Plant
Biotechnology and Tissue Culture, Foo
d Processing Technology, Genetic and Metabolic
Engineering, Bioreactors & Instrumentation, Entrepreneurship etc. In addition to the
course work, the students shall undergo summer training programme in Biotechnology
based industry / R & D Institutions. In f
ourth semester, the students shall undertake
research project in one of the thrust areas.


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