Master in Science - BioTechnology

About the course

M.Sc. Biotechnology is a two-year degree programme based on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The CBCS provides an opportunity for the students to choose courses from the prescribed courses comprising core, elective or skill based courses. The curriculum of M.Sc. Biotechnology is based on UGC recommended syllabus offering Generic electives, Skill enhancement courses,  Discipline centric courses in addition to core courses.

Program Highlights

This meticulously structured programme offers a strong interdisciplinary base in basic science streams like Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences and educate students  to apply technological solutions in the area of modern biotechnological applications ​

This program offers a strong foundation in interdisciplinary subjects and prepare the students with an analytical mindset for employment opportunities in industry as well as for research programmes.

Program Outcomes

  • Our graduates will become much sought after biotechnology resource and offer device professionally, personally and socially. They will demonstrate:

    • Understanding of biotechnology related research and Industrial applications.

    • Expertise in interpreting complex data related to biotechnology problems and challenges.

    • Expertise in knowledge needed to solve current and emerging technologies.

    • Understanding related to questions they need to ask and in-depth research they need to conduct.

    • Expertise in communicating issues related to biotechnology to a wide audience.

    • High level of autonomy in the way they function.

    • Expertise in solving complex social and ethical problems confronting the industry and the government.


Admission Criteria

(A) No. of Seats:

(B) Qualifying Exam

Refer to Eligibility for Admission 

(C) Mode of Admission

Merit Based

(D) Eligibility for Admission:

  • Candidate must have passed B Sc or equivalent (10+2+3) from any University recognized by GSFC University and passed B Sc in relevant subjects with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. (45% for SC/ST/OBC with non-creamy layer/PD/EBC)

  • For M Sc Chemistry – B Sc Degree with Chemistry as a subject for three years.

  • For M Sc Biotechnology – B Sc degree or equivalent with either Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology,Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Life Science, Biological Science, Agricultural, Veterinary and Dairy Sciences,Pharmacy, Genetics, Bioinformatics or B Tech/BE in Biotechnology or Biomedical Engineering with minimum 50% marks in aggregate of all semesters.

  • Intake percentage for students of GSFC University: 20%

  • Intake percentage for students outside GSFC University:80% (Out of 30 seats in Chemistry, 6 seats for GSFCU students, and out of 20 Biotechnology seats, 4 seats would be reserved for GSFC University students, to be
    filled on merit and selection procedure based on test)

  • In case the seats in the reserved category remains vacant, the same will be automatically transfer into Non-reserved seats & vice versa.

(E) Registration Fee:

The registration fee for submitting online application form is Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only), which is to be paid online

(F) Selection Process:

  • Merit list based on test. Test to be conducted Online at the University premises on a designated day based on core subjects. Pattern of paper - Multiple Choice Questions and or short answers type. Sample papers are put up on our website

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GSFC University is recognized under the Gujarat Private University (Second Amendment) Act, 2014 and is established by the GSFC Education Society - an initiative of Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd.

Our educational abode dwells on the philosophy of "Buddhi Gyanen Shudhayanti”. It means purification of mind and intellect through knowledge, which is vital to human life.

GSFC University, Vigyan Bhavan,

P. O. Fertilizernagar,

Vadodara-391750, Gujarat,


Last updated on : 17    Feb 2020


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