M.Sc. (Biotechnology)

Course Overview

  • Institute
    SGRR School of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Eligibility
    B.Sc Microbiology/ Bio-chemistry/ Genetics/ CBZ/ Biotech or equivalent with minimum 45% marks. Admission on the basis of merit of qualifying examination and as per University norms
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Admission Process
    On the basis of Entrance Exam /Merit

Fee Structure of Shri Guru Ram Rai University for the Session 2020-2021

Total Course Fee = INR 1,37,500/-

Fee Installments 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Admission Fee# 5,000      
Acad/Tuition Fee 25,150 25,100 25,150 25,100
Other Fees 750 750 750 750
Development Fee 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Enrollment Fee 2,000      
University Exam Fee 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Security Deposit* 5,000      
Total (INR) 43,400 31,350 31,400 31,350


  • Uniform Fee Extra
  • Fee subject to revision from time to time.
  • The Institute without any prejudice reserves the right to change or delete any information without any prior information.

To meet the challenges of 21 century, the stream of Biotechnology provides career opportunities for students. Those specializing in various sub-disciplines of this field can easily find jobs in different fields as it is born out of fusion between science and technology. Biotechnology comprises of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering and Bio-Informatics and is aimed at employing micro organisms, Plants and Animal cells to manufacture useful products for human welfare.

  • Biotechnology has tremendous applications in industries such as Textile Industries
  • Environmental Cleanup Operations
  • House Hold Industries
  • Food Processing
  • Forensics
  • Bioprocess
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries

Q1. What is Biotechnology?

Ans. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that combines biological sciences with engineering to manoeuvre biological systems to manufacture products that advances healthcare, medicine, agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and environment control. Biotechnology is an amalgamation of R&D in Biological Sciences and Industrial Processes. The biological sciences aspect deals with research and development in areas such as Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering, Microbiology, Cell biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology etc. for understanding the cause, incidence and treatment of diseases, agricultural development, food production, protection of the environment and many more. Iteration of success in biotechnology can be seen in genomic sequencing technology, advances in disease diagnosis and developments in stem cells technology.

Q2. What is the importance of M.Sc. Biotechnology?

Ans. M.Sc. degree focuses on R&D aspects of biotechnology providing in-depth conceptual knowledge and hands on skill attainment requisite for a successful career. Target is to make the students expertise in multiple practical biomes of biotechnology. Attaining M.Sc. in biotechnology equips a student with credentials to step in elite research and industrial sector. If you are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives through research, then this field will fit you perfectly.

Q3. What is the scope of Biotechnology?

Ans. Opportunities in biotechnology include fields such as Biochemistry, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Microbial Genetics along with industry orienting sectors like Bioprocess Engineering, Industrial Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology to name a few. If you want to pursue a career in areas such as Immunology, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Stem Cells, Genetic Engineering, Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology etc. choose M.Sc. in Biotechnology. As per interest a student can pursue further studies in form of Ph.D. with government handsome stipend in institute of national and international repute. Many M.Sc. students tend to pursue their Ph.D. degrees in Biotechnology or related fields as a Ph.D. degree opens up more avenues both in India and worldwide. A Ph.D. degree will give you the ability to start your own research lab, become a professor or head of the department in universities or be the lead for a team of research scientists.

Q4. What are the industries/institutes that can be targeted for jobs/higher studies in India in biotechnology sector?

Ans. The Indian government has set up numerous research institutions of national repute conducting research in Cancer Biology, Stem Cells, Genetic Engineering, Biomedical Sciences etc. Following is an example of the leading industries/institutes in the field of biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals: Biocon, IFGL Bioceramics Limited, Orbees medical, Invitrogen, Glaxosmithkline, Reliance life sciences, CTS life sciences, Dr.Reddy’s labs, Cipla, Jubilant life sciences, Wockhardt, Torrent pharma, Cadila healthcare and Ranbaxy. 

Universities and research institutions: IISc, TIFR, IITs, IISERs, NISER, NITs, NIPERs and IISERs. 

Research institution: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, RRCAT (Indore), multiple CSIR research labs including Center for Cell and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) , National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology ( RGCB), Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTech) ,National Institute of Immunology (NII) etc.