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Amrita School of Biotechnology, with qualified faculty including several Ph. D.’s recruited from academia and industry around the world, is perfectly poised to offer students an opportunity to develop expertise and succeed in building a career in the exciting areas of biotechnology and related fields.

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Faculty
Faculty

The faculty, well-known and highly respected in their respective academic fraternities, is really what distinguishes School of Biotechnology..

Industry Partners
Industry Partners

Over the years Amrita School of Biotechnology has developed working relationships with many of the best universities in the world.

Research
Research

The School of Biotechnology in Amritapuri is an approved Centre of Relevance and Excellence [CORE] in..

Eligibility & Process

Eligibility

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • B.Sc. Microbiology/B.Sc. Biotechnology
    A pass in higher secondary examination or its equivalent is mandatory with 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • M.Sc. Bioinformatics
    Graduation in any discipline of science including Mathematics, Engineering or Medicine. Background in Mathematics or Computer Science is preferred.
  • M.Sc. Microbiology /M.Sc. Biotechnology
    Graduation in any discipline of Biological Sciences, Engineering[Biotechnology], Medicine or Equivalent [With Background in Biology].
Selection Process

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

For admissions to undergraduate programs, performance in the following are taken into account.

  • Entrance Examination
  • Counselling

Note: Those who are appearing for the qualifying board examinations in March/April 2019 can also apply and notify us of the results when declared.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

For admissions to postgraduate programs, performance in the following are taken into account.

  • Qualifying Undergraduate Examination
  • Entrance Examination
  • Interview

Note: Those who are appearing for the qualifying undergraduate examinations in May/June 2020 can also apply and notify us of the results when declared.

Admission Process B.Sc. Programs
  • Apply Online
  • Online Entrance Exam
  • Counselling
  • Get Provisional Admission
  • Update +2 Marks
  • Verification of Marks
  • Confirmation of Admission
  • Accept
  • Pay Fee
  • Or Exit, the seat goes to the next person in the waiting list
Admission Process M.Sc. Programs
  • Apply Online
  • Online Entrance Exam
  • Interview
  • Get Provisional Admission
  • Update UG Marks
  • Verification of Marks
  • Confirmation of Admission
  • Accept
  • Pay Fee
  • Or Exit, the seat goes to the next person in the waiting list

FAQ

Qn.1. Is Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham affiliated to any University for purpose of recognition of degrees?

No. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a University established under sec 3 of UGC Act 1956. Being a University, the question of affiliation to another university does not arise. Since the university is recognized by UGC and Ministry of HRD,Govt. of India, the courses offered by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are recognized. TheUniversity is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC )with ‘A’ Grade in 2009. The HRD Ministry’s Panel Report (2010) on Deemed Universities has graded Amrita in Category ‘A’.

Qn.2. How are UG & PG Programmes designed?

Choice Based credit system with continuous evaluation is followed in semester pattern.

Qn.3. How many students are presently studying in the University?

At present around 15,000 students are studying in the five campuses of the University in Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Management, Social work, Communication and so on.

Qn.4. At the time of counseling, is the presence of candidate compulsory?

Yes, the candidate along with his parent or guardian shall be present at the counseling desk.

Qn.5. At the time of counseling, is it enough if I produce Photostat copies of my certificates?

Sorry. Original certificates are to be produced

Qn.6. If I do not receive call letter in time to attend the counseling, what can I do?

The rank list and counseling schedule will be published in the university website. Candidates who do not get the intimation letter shall check the website and if their rank is included for counseling, they may attend the counseling on the specified date with all their original certificates as specified. Moreover they may contact the university office in this regard before the date of counseling.

Qn.7. Eligibilty& criteria:

a. for UG programmes

To apply it is mandatory to have taken Biology as a subject in your XII std. 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology is a necessary eligibility.

b. for PG programmes

Graduation in any discipline of science including Mathematics, Engineering or Medicine. Background in Biology is preferred for Biotechnology & Microbiology programs whereas a background in Mathematics or Computer Science is preferred for the bioinformatics program.

Qn.8. a) Is there an entrance exam for UG Programmes?

Yes.

Qn.8. b) Does the call for interview confirm admission?

No.

Qn.9. When will selection list be published?

4-5 days after the date of the interview

Qn.10. Criteria for admission:

a. M.Sc. :- Entrance Examination Marks + Qualifying exam marks + Interview marks

b. B.Sc. :- Entrance Examination Marks + Qualifying exam marks + Counselling

Qn.11. When did the admissions open?

February 15, 2020

Qn.12. When is the last date for submission of forms?

M.Sc. Programs 30th May

B.Sc. Programs 15th June

Qn.13. Our mailing address:

The Admissions Coordinator
School of Biotechnology
Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham
Amritapuri Campus
Clappana PO
Kollam, Kerala 690525

Qn.14. Bank loan

After the admission procedure is done for the candidate, only a letter of enrollment will be given from the institute. All the formalities with the Bank have to be taken care by the canditate.

Qn.15. Course details

Please click the below links to know the curriculum for

Please click the below links to know the curriculum for M.Sc. programs

Qn.16. Placement

Placement offered after M.Sc. Most students prefer to procure M.Sc after their UG. Therefore, not much placement after B.Sc.

Qn.17. Career options for the concerned course (but not limited to):

Biotechnology

Industry: Pharma, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Chemical Industry , Hospitals

Microbiology –

Industry: Pharma, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Chemical Industry

Salary: Rs.1, 00,000 – Rs.1, 50,000 / Yearly approx

Functional Area: Production, Maintenance, Quality

Role Category: Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Bioinformatics –

Industry: Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, IT Industry

Testimonials

Sathyaa S.
M.Sc. Bioinformatics (2008-2010), Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Pavia, Italy

Amrita School of Biotechnology is one of the best experiences I have ever had. The knowledge that I gained at ASBT was the “start up” for my research career. Bioinformatics program at ASBT provides a good framework that helps to improve the theoretical biology and to develop the programming skill set. Highly qualified faculty members helps to create a good research ambiguity for students. I thoroughly enjoyed the ABST Bioinformatics experience and will cherish not only the knowledge I gained but also the friendship that I made.

Gayathri Ravindran
B.Sc. Microbiology (2011-2014), M.Sc. Microbiology (2014 -2016), Trainee Executive – Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Limited

I feel extremely proud to say that I have completed my graduation and Post-graduation in Microbiology from a prestigious institution like Amrita School of Biotechnology. The 5 years spent here were splendid and has helped me grow personally and professionally. The relationship between the faculty and the students is very cordial and has paved way for a great learning experience. I am ever grateful to all the faculty, staff and my batch mates for giving me a wonderful campus life.

Nitya Nandkishore
M.Sc. Biotechnology, (2011-2013), CSIR Junior Research Fellow at in Stem/NCBS (Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine), Bangalore

My experience at Amrita School of Biotechnology (ASBT) was very memorable. The subjects offered are unique and advanced, the classes are interactive and innovative teaching methods are employed facilitating a better training. The faculty members are not only highly qualified experts in their field, but are also extremely approachable. Personally, the time I spent at ASBT and my interactions with the faculty helped me discover my enthusiasm for science and gave direction to my career.

Contact Us

Reach Us

The Admissions Coordinator,
School of Biotechnology,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri Campus,
Clappana P. O., Kollam
Kerala – 690 525

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