I am doing my second year graduation. I am studying a BioTech, BioInformatics and Chemistry course. I have recently heard that people without life sciences (Botany /Zoology) are not eligible for PG course in Biotech. How far is it true? Can you please provide and guide me to know the Universities and the no. of seats being offered in the field of Biotech PG course ?
No, it’s not true. Typically, eligibility requirement for admission to M Sc course in Biotechnology is a Bachelor’s degree in Physical/Biological/Agricultural/Veterinary Science/Fishery Science/Pharmacy/Engineering/Technology/Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% aggregate. Some universities require 50% and a few others require 60% in the Bachelor’s degree examination. There are many universities which offer M Sc in Biotechnology in India. Admission to seventeen of these universities is based on a Combined Biotechnology Entrance examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University. The universities are: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh Birsa Agriculture University, Kanke, Ranchi 834006, Bihar Calicut University, Calicut University, P.O. Malappuram Dt Kozhikode - 673 635, Kerala Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, 'Nalanda Parisar', 169 Ravindra Nath Tagore Marg, Indore 452001, Madhya Pradesh. G.B. Paint University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar 263 145, Dist Udham Singh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Goa University, Sub P.O. Goa University, Taleigao Plateau, Goa 403 206. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005, Punjab. Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla - 171 005, Himachal Pradesh. University of Hyderabad, P.O. Central University, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 046, Andhra Pradesh. University of Jammu, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Jammu Tawi. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067. M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda - 390 002. Madurai Kamraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai 625021, Tamil Nadu. Punjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014. Pondicherry University, R. Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet, Pondicherry - 605014. Punjab University, Patiala -147002. Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur 784 025, Assam. Total number of seats offered in these universities is about 520. Notification for the Combined Biotechnology entrance examination is published in February in leading newspapers.