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The main objective of the programme is to generate interest in the pursuit of specific research goals in Biotechnology and the development of expansive knowledge leading to a Ph.D degree in a value based environment.

The research focus at the School of Biotechnology spans a wide spectrum of areas including Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Wound Healing, Computational Neuroscience, Proteomics, Microbiology, Neurophysiology, Phytochemistry, Analytical Chemistry & Venomics.


Types of Scholarships include:

  • Government of India and Industry sponsored scholarships
  • Amrita scholarships.



Full Time: Master’s Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry or any branch of Biological Sciences with at least 60% marks. Those candidates who qualified CSIR/UGC JRF or GATE can directly appear for the interview while others should appear for a written test which will be conducted in the last week of June and December every year. Such candidates will be called for the interview based on their performance in the written test and their qualifying examination.

Part Time: Every year a few seats are kept for promising facultiy members of Amrita Institutions and various other universities for the Ph.D. programme. These candidates have to appear for a written test and interview and based on the merit list, such candidates will be offered an admission for Ph.D. programme.

  • Selection will be based on a written test followed by an interview.
  • Last Date to Apply: May 15 for June Exam and Nov 15 for December Exam.

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
Amrita School of Biotechnology

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Sreelakshmy Menon
MSc Biotechnology (2010-2012), Application Scientist, Agilent Technologies, India

Life at Amrita was really a great experience. We had highly qualified faculty members, who were very supportive and motivating. According to me Amrita is a place where we can nourish our career, with the good wealth of knowledge that we acquire both from studies and guidance. Once again I would like to thank my wonderful teachers who made me capable for experiencing the sweetness of success in my life. I am really honoured to be a part of Amrita.

Vishnu Raj
BSc Microbiology (2009-2012), MSc Biotechnology (2012-2014) PhD Scholar, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

I would say the 5 years that I spent in Amrita School of Biotechnology encourage me to transform my life from darkness to light. Personally, I felt the campus itself creates an incredible atmosphere for learning and supportive to finds out the hidden inner strength within us. We had the excellent and inspirational cloud of mentors who helped us to focus on developing a very enthusiastic scientific career. College days are imperfect without friends, they are the crucial factor in making and continuation of a good life, thanks to god I got a lot from here to stand at my difficulties.

Neethu Ajaykumar
MSc Biotechnology (2010-2012), PhD Scholar, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum

Being a student at Amrita School of Biotechnology is one of the best thing that ever happened in my life, on both personal and professional front. ASBT is a place of knowledge and bliss for me. The faculties are dedicated experts in their respective fields and share the wealth of their enormous experience to us. I got their support and guidance throughout my professional life. Thanks to all faculties and friends of ASBT for their caring and advice.

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career


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Overall Rankings 2021
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Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
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