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M.Sc. Industrial Biotechnology ( 2 Years )

   Department of Bio Sciences

Programme Level

Post Graduate


2 years

About the programme

Industrial biotechnology, also known as white biotechnology, accounts for the third wave in biotechnology, following innovation in the healthcare and agriculture sectors. The scope of the Industrial Biotechnology course is to give opportunities to make a change in the field of development. If developed to its full potential, industrial biotechnology may have a larger impact on the world than health care and agricultural biotechnology. It offers businesses a way to reduce costs and create new markets while protecting the environment. Also, since many of its products do not require the lengthy review times that drug products must undergo, it's a quicker, easier pathway to the market. Today, new industrial processes can be taken from lab study to commercial application in two to five years, compared to up to a decade for drugs. Further, the field of Industrial Biotechnology is gaining a lot of support from the Government and is also funding to allow the companies in developing the processes that are involved in the change.


3 Yr. Bachelor Degree with Basic Health or Allied Science with minimum 50% marks

Fee Structure

2 years
Tuition Fee (per annum)
Exam Fee (per annum)

Core Modules & Scheme

Core Module

Programme Objectives


Graduates shall conduct the research in industrial biotechnology, healthcare, biomedical science, agriculture, and interdisciplinary field efficiently and ethically.


Graduates of industrial biotechnology shall excel in higher studies and interdisciplinary research exhibiting global competitiveness.


Graduates have a high sense of industrial responsibilities and ethical thinking and solve new/unsolved/unmet industrial need.

Programme Outcomes


Industrial Biotechnology Knowledge: Possess knowledge and comprehension of the core and basic knowledge associated with the profession of industrial Biotechnology, including industrial bioprocess technology, Bioinstrumentation, Biosafety, environment & agriculture biotechnology and Toxicology, Microbial Technology, Drug Development, Genetic Engineering, Immunotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, and Molecular Diagnostics & Therapeutics.


Planning Abilities: Demonstrate effective planning abilities including time management, resource management, delegation skills and organizational skills. Develop and implement plans and organize work to meet deadlines.


Problem analysis: Utilize the principles of Analytical thinking, clearly and critically, while solving problems and making decisions during research design. Find, analyse, evaluate and apply information systematically and making decisions related to industrial Biotechnology.


Modern tool usage: Learn and apply modern and appropriate tools related to Industrial Biotechnology. As example, Drug Designing, Statistical Analytical System (SAS), Molecular Diagnostics & Therapeutics, Immunotechnology, and Industrial Bioprocess Technology.


Leadership skills: Understand and consider the human reaction to change, motivation issues, leadership and team building when planning changes required for fulfilment of practice, professional and societal responsibilities.


Professional Identity: Understand, analyze and communicate the value of their professional roles in society (e.g. industrial profssionals, analytical R&D analyst, research associate, process development scientist, sicetific officer, quality control and assurance)


Industrial Biotechnology Ethics: Honour human values and apply ethical principles in research, professional and social contexts. Demonstrate behaviour that recognizes cultural and personal variability in values, communication and lifestyles. Use ethical frameworks; apply ethical principles while making decisions during the conduction of studies related to industrial Biotechnology.


Communication: Communicate effectively with the industrial biotechnology community.


The Industrial biotechnology and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety and legal issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the industrial biotechnology practices.


Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the industrial biotechnology challenges in societal and environmental contexts, demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.


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. Self-access and use feedback effectively from others to identify learning needs and to satisfy these needs on an ongoing basis.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)


Evaluate critical domestic and global regulatory and industrial issues that challenge and influence industrial biotechnology research and development


Demonstrate competencies in performing the biotech research, evaluating, analyzing and presenting the biotech research results.


Effectively communicate and collaborate with biotech service providers and regulatory agencies to develop culturally diverse domestic and global strategies for industrial biotechnology.

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3 Yr. Bachelor Degree with Basic Health or Allied Science with minimum 50% marks