Science is the basic foundation of any technological and engineering creation. In view of the changing scenario at the national and international level in the field of Science and Technology, there is a great demand for basic sciences with considerable knowledge of its applications. GSFC University is committed to high academic standards.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology Program is an Honours Degree which is designed for Six Semesters (Three Years) in such a way that a good basic foundation of subjects is laid and applications along with recent developments are covered. Students will also get theoretical and practical knowledge by undergoing industrial internship after every semester.
The more focused specialization course of Biotechnology is designed to full fill recent demands of industrial career. The B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology Program provide an opportunity to make a career in R&D, Industries and Academic Institutions. Opportunity for the placement may be provided by the Institute.
To prepare the students to analyze, formulate and solve real life problems based on her/his solid foundation in biotechnology.
To develop professionalism, ethical attitude, communication skill, team work, multidisciplinary approach & professional development through continued education.
To prepare the students for a successful career domain viz., industry/technical, research and higher education/academia with creativity, commitment.
To equip students with the ability to translate and synthesize their understanding towards nature, human and development.
Students will gain and apply knowledge of scientific concepts such as biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics and bioinformatics to solve problems related to the field of biotechnology.
Students will be able to design, perform experiments, analyze and interpret data for investigating complex problems in biotechnology and related fields.
Students will be able to design and develop sustainable solutions to major environmental/biological problems by applying appropriate biotechnology tools.
Students will be able to demonstrate learning skills to work as a team in a multidisciplinary environment.
Students will be able to demonstrate effective writing and oral communication skills.
Students will have knowledge and understanding of norms and ethics in the field of biotechnology.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology Program is of three-year duration. Each year is called an academic year and is divided into two semesters. Thus, there will be a total of six semesters. Each semester consists of fifteen weeks of teaching. The teaching learning process involves theory classes of an hour duration and practical classes of four hours duration. The curriculum will be delivered through various methods including chalk and talk, laboratories, power point presentations, audio, video tools, E-learning / E-content, virtual laboratories, simulations, field trips/ Industry visits, seminars, workshops, projects, models, class discussions and industrial internship.
The assessment broadly comprises of Internal Assessment (Continuous Evaluation Component) and External Assessment i.e., End Semester Examination. Each course carries 100 marks for theory with 50 marks for Internal Assessment and 50 for End Semester Examination and practical course carries additional 50 marks. The internal assessment will be through MCQ, Classroom Test, Assignment, Oral Presentation and Short Projects.
The curriculum structure is based on UGC prescribed curriculum structure. The program consists of Core Courses (CC) / Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) / Generic Electives Courses of six credit each and Skill Enhancement Courses of two credit each.
For theory classes, one credit indicates one-hour lecture per week while for practical, one credit indicates two hours practical laboratory session per week.
The Core Courses (CC) are all compulsory courses. There are three kinds of Elective Courses: Discipline Specific Generic Electives (DSGE), Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) and Skill Enhancement Course (SEC). In addition, there are Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Compulsory Courses (SECC).
To acquire a degree in B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology, a student must study 14 Core Courses, 04 Discipline Specific Elective Courses, 02 Skill Enhancement Courses, 06 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses, 06 Skill Enhancement Compulsory Courses and 04 Discipline Specific Generic Electives.
The Core Courses, Discipline Specific Electives Courses and Discipline Specific Generic Electives are of 06 Credits each. The Skill Enhancement Course, Skill Enhancement Compulsory Courses and Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses are of 02 credits each. A student has to earn a minimum of 160 Credits to get a degree in B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology.
The program offers Discipline Specific Elective courses and the students must choose 04 from each option offered in 5th and 6th Semester. The student has to take 02 Skill Enhancement Elective Courses, one in each offered in 3rd and 4th Semesters. Student has to choose only 01 Discipline Specific Generic Elective Course per semester from the options offered in 1st to 4th Semester. At the end of the 1st Year, Students should have completed 01 Physics and 01 Mathematics Course.
Student has to take Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course and Skill Enhancement Compulsory Course in every semester where industrial internship is compulsory in 1st to 5th Semester.
|Semester – I|
|Sr. No.||Course Code||Course Title||L||T||P||C||Marks|
|A. Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course|
|1||AECC101||Fundamentals of English||2||0||0||2||100|
|B. Skill Enhancement Courses|
|a) Skill Enhancement compulsory course|
|C. Core Course|
|4||BSBO101||Basics of Chemistry||4||0||2||6||150|
|5||BSBO102||Cell & Molecular Biology||4||0||2||6||150|
|D. Elective Course|
|a) Discipline Specific Generic Electives (Any One)|
|6||BSPY105||Physics - I||4||0||2||6||150|
|7||BSMA105||Mathematics - I||5||1||0||6||150|
10 + 2 (Science with Biology Background) or Equivalent
Candidate must have passed 12th or equivalent (Science Stream with Biology Background) Examination from the recognized Board excluding NIOS securing a minimum 45% mark in aggregate of all the subjects. (40% for SC/ST/OBC-Non-Creamy Layer / PD / EWS). For Biotechnology, student should have Biology as one of the main subjects in 12th or equivalent. Applicants with 12th or equivalent from International Schools, affiliated to foreign education boards like IGCSE (International General Certificate for Secondary Education) and IB (International Baccalaureate) can apply, they have to submit equivalence certificate of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
The registration fee for submitting online application form is Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only), which is to be paid online.
- 50% and above aggregate marks in H.S.C (12th Std) or equivalent - Direct admission on first cum first basis.
- 45% to 50% aggregate marks in H.S.C (12th Std) or equivalent - on the spot Admission Competitive Test (ACT) of 30 min.
- Minimum passing marks of Admission Competitive Test (ACT) would be 50% of total marks. Merit list would be prepared/put up based on the marks obtained
- Second trail for test may be given on request by student
- The Admission Competitive Test (ACT) shall be consisting of Objective questions related to Subject and English, Verbal Abilities, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge.
- There will be no negative marking.
- 3 days will be given for payment of fess on confirmation of admission