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M.Sc. in Biotechnology(M.Sc. BT)

Course Duration

2 years
(4 Semesters)

Eligibility Criteria

B.Sc. graduates with any life science subject securing at least 45%, (40% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) of marks in aggregate of all optional subjects from any recognized University/ Institution or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto.


M. Sc. (Biotechnology) at REVA UNIVERSITY has been designed to meet the human resources needs of existing and futuristic biotech industries, biotech research organizations and academic institutions. The programme is designed to produce graduates with higher order critical, analytical, problem solving and research skills; ability to think rigorously and independently to meet higher level expectations of biotech industries, research organization and academic institutions. The programme also provides sufficient skills and training on entrepreneurship development in Biotechnology. The programme deals with courses on cell biology, microbiology, genetic engineering, biochemistry; medical, animal, and environmental biotechnology, biochemical techniques and processes, entrepreneurship, and many other related courses.

Programme Highlights

  • The Master’s Programme in Biotechnology is a postgraduate programme focused on technological applications of biological organisms.
  • Biotechnology program emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratories sessions, paid internships, skill development Programmes conducted every semester.
  • Students will have an opportunity to take up projects either at Department or at reputed industries as well at state and central governments research organizations in the final semester.
  • Curriculum designed for the programme is industry oriented and students are given opportunities to choose courses from a range of electives.
  • MOOC / Swayam / Coursera Online Courses, short term certification courses and workshops are offered to equip the students with skill sets required for industry and research.
  • Student exchange programme in collaborations with foreign Universities.
  • Guidance from highly qualified faculty members, industry experts and faculty from reputed foreign universities.
  • Opportunity for research article publication in reputed journals in collaboration with faculty and industry experts.
  • Internship opportunities at reputed industries and research organizations.
ICAR – NIVEDI, Bangalore UAS, Bangalore NDRI, Bangalore
NIAB, Hyderabad ICAR-NBAIR, Bangalore Credora Life Sciences
CCMB, Hyderabad Cytecare Cancer Hospital Criyagen Agri Biotech Pvt Ltd.,
NIPGR, New Delhi Vittarthaa Life Science, Bangalore Azyme Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.,
Trans Disciplinary University, Bangalore Cymbio Pharma, Bangalore DR Bioscience Pvt. Ltd.,
Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru. Xcyton Pvt. Ltd.,  

Course Curriculum

01Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

02Biostatistics and Research Methodology




06Cell biology and molecular genetics Laboratory

07Microbiology and Biochemistry Laboratory (Skill Development)

01Molecular biology (Skill Development)

02Immunology and Medical Biotechnology (Skill Development)

03Bioprocess Engineering (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship)

04Biochemical techniques and Enzymology (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship)

05Animal Biotechnology


07Molecular Biology, Immunology and Medical Biotechnology Laboratory (Skill Development)

08Biochemical techniques and Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship)

09Tree plantation in tropical Region: Benefits and Strategic planning (Skill Development)

01Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology (Innovation)

02Genetic Engineering (Innovation)

03Environmental Biotechnology (Skill Development)

04Clinical Data Science

05Nano Biotechnology

06Food science & Technology (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

07Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Presentation (Entrepreneurship)

08Organic Farming (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

09Skill Enhancement Course (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship)

10Soft Skill Training (Common) - Skill Development

11Plant, Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Laboratory- Skill Development, Entrepreneurship (Practical Course)

12Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory - Skill Development (Practical Course)

01Major Project (Innovation, IPR, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship)


03MOOC /Swayam-2

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


Become a professional biotechnologist with strong ethics & communication skills.


Pursue research in reputed institutes at national & international level.


Establish consultancy services and to work as entrepreneur with an ability to develop new products/processes with an attitude of lifelong learning.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO 1Science knowledge

Demonstrate of the knowledge in various domains of life sciences including healthcare considering public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental concerns.

PO 2Problem analysis

Identify, formulate, and analyze problems related to the various domains of Biotechnology such as Environmental Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering and Nano Biotechnology.

PO 3Conduct investigations of complex problems

Use research-based knowledge including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO 4 Modern tool usage

Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology for product/process development which in turn benefit the society.

PO 5Environment and sustainability

Understand and implement environmentally friendly approaches in Biotechnology to support sustainable development.

PO 6Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms in Life Sciences.

PO 7 Individual and team work

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO 8Communication

Communicate effectively with the science community and with society at large. Be able to comprehend and write effective reports documentation. Make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 9Project management and finance

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Biotechnology and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team. Manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

PO 10 Life-long learning

Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes

After successful completion of the programme, the graduates shall be able to

  • PSO1 Describe, Design, Analyse and Test biotechnology products.
  • PSO2 Apply appropriate processes and control parameters in the production of biotechnology products.
  • PSO3 Use higher order critical, analytical skills to solve a new problem.

Career Opportunities

In India, there are innumerable Best Biotechnology Companies where students get work. In these organizations, there are plenty of job profiles and according to one’s skills and qualifications, the candidate can pick the befitting option. There are core jobs that are directly related to the realm of Biotechnology, and they include:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Senior Biochemist
  • Senior Medical Scientist
  • Biological/Clinical Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Process Development Scientist
  • Biomanufacturing Specialist
  • Biotech Product Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50