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About the course

Students admitted to the programme are eligible for the award of M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology on successful completion of the course.

The Department of Biotechnology at Punjabi University, Patiala offers M.Sc. Biotechnology degree with a specialization of INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY. Students are introduced to practical and theoretical aspects of major areas of Biotechnology in four semesters. There are four theory and two practical papers in first three semesters. Course offered to the students includes in first semester: Principles of Biochemistry; Fundamental of Molecular Genetics & Functional Genomics; General Microbiology; Immunology & Immunotechnology, in second semester: Genetic Engineering; Molecular Biophysics & Modelling; Bioprocess & Biochemical Engineering; Fermentation Technology in third semester: Enzymology & Enzyme Technology; Microbial & Food Technology; Environmental Biotechnology; Total Quality Management & Commercial Biotechnology in fourth semester: Bioinformatics & Computational Biology; Tissue & Cell Culture Technology and research project. Besides this, students are sent to various Industries/in-plant training after the completion of the second semester.

The Department of Biotechnology has active Interaction with a number of neighbouring institutes/research & development centres/industries, such as, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, Thapar Corporate Research & Development Centre, Patiala, Pepsi Foods Ltd., Channo, Patiala, NIPER, Mohali, PGIMER, Chandigarh, IIT Delhi, IARI, New Delhi. The University has MoU with IHBT, Palampur for collaborative research. The Department has well-equipped laboratories with modern instrumentation. The research programmes are being pursued in the following major areas:

1. Fermentation & Food Technology
2. Environmental Biotechnology
3. RDNA Technology
4. Immunotechnology
5. Enzyme Technology
6. Medical Biotechnology
7. Protein Engineering
8. Tissue Culture Technology
9. Biosensor Technology
10. Functional Proteomics and Genomics

Course title

MSc Biotechnology


Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Course Duration

2 Years


6 seats

Admission / Hostel Fee

1st year: (Ist Semester) 1st instalment: Rs.26,325/- plus Hostel Charges
(IInd Semester) 2nd instalment: Rs.18,410/- plus Hostel Charges

2nd year: (IIIrd Semester) 3rd instalment: Rs. 24,480/- plus Hostel Charges
(IVth Semester) 4th instalment: Rs. 18,080/- plus Hostel Charges

Fee details presented here are indicative and are subject to change. Students are advised to check with the authorities concerned for the latest information.

Mode of Admission

Admissions are through the Combined Entrance Examination


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