Biotechnology is utilizing the sciences of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and information technology to develop tools and products to apply to living cells/organisms.
Genetic engineering is the study of knowledge obtained from genetics to alter the reproduction and hereditary processes of organisms. It deals in cloning, in-vitro fertilization, species hybridization or direct manipulation of the genetic material itself by the recombinant DNA technique.
Plant Tissue Culture
Functions in the field of in-vitro regeneration and propagation of plantlets, a Tissue Culture specialist may also be involved in plant germ plasma conservation.
Activities to improve plants by evolving new horticultural varieties through hybridization, this work is generally carried out in the laboratories.
Eligibility & Courses
- For B. Sc. Courses: Pass in 10+2 with PCM. (Biology)
- For M. Sc. Courses: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary, Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering, Technology or Medicine (MBBS)
- For M. Sc. (Agriculture) Biotechnology/M.Sc. Animal Biotechnology: Bachelor's degree in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishery, Veterinary Sciences or Agricultural Engineering.
- For M Tech Biotechnology : B. Tech degree - in chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Biotech (BE), Leather technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, B. Pharma, and Dairy Technology or Master's Botany, Zoology Bio-chemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology, Pharmacology and Biophysics.
All India Biotechnology Entrance Examination
JNU ND conducts the Combined Entrance examination for admission to M.Sc./M.Sc. (Agri.)/M.V.Sc.(Animal) Biotech/M. Tech Biotechnology in association with other universities in India. Candidates who have done their B. Sc. in physical, biological, agricultural, veterinary and fishery sciences, pharmacy, engineering, technology or medicine can take up this examination.
The Ministry of Science and Technology awards the Biotechnology Overseas Associateship for advanced research in molecular biology, microbial genetics, gene therapy, virology, tissue culture and so on.