Answer: Typically, eligibility requirement for admission to a M. Sc. course in Biotechnology is a Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical/Biological/ Agricultural/Veterinary Science/Fishery Science/ Pharmacy/ Engineering/ Technology or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% marks in aggregate. Some Universities require 50% marks and a few other Universities require 60% marks in the Bachelor degree examination.
There are many Universities which offer M. Sc. in Biotechnology in India. Admission to 17 of these Universities is based on a Combined Biotechnology Entrance examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University. The Universities are:
Total number of seats offered in these Universities is about 520. Notification for the Combined Biotechnology entrance examination is published in the month of February in leading newspapers.
* This list is indicative not exhaustive.