Alagappa University
(A State University Reaccredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade)
Department of Biotechnology
(UGC - SAP and DST-FIST & PURSE
Sponsored Department)

M. Sc., Admission

The M. Sc., Degree Programme

Experts in the field of biology have predicted that biotechnology will dominate the 21st century. Biodiversity coupled with vast sea shore / marine wealth, there is a real chance for India to emerge as a significant contributor in the field of biotechnology. Keeping the enhanced manpower required in biotechnology in the coming years in mind, a two year M. Sc. Programme in biotechnology with specialization in Marine Biotechnology is offered for candidates with Physical / Life sciences background. The objective of this programme is to impart theory and hands on experience in biotechnology with special reference to Marine Biotechnology. This programme paves the way for man power development for future employment in Biotechnological / Pharmaceutical / Marine Industries, R & D institutions, clinical laboratories and academic institutions.


Eligibility

The Bachelor's Degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical (Physics, Chemistry or equivalent) / Biological (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology or equivalent) / Agricultural / Veterinary / Fisheries Sciences / Pharmacy / Engineering / Technology with at least 55% marks.


Selection procedure

The selection will be based on the marks obtained in the Entrance Examination and Interview. The Entrance Examination will be conducted at Karaikudi and Chennai. Choice of centre is permissible and in case if it is not possible to allot the centre of the candidate's choice, the University reserves the right to allot an alternative centre.


Guidelines / programme Outlines for Entrance Examination:

The question paper for Entrance Examination will be of objective type questions at the Degree level carrying a total of 100 questions. This will have questions from Unit 1. Biochemistry and Instrumentation, Unit 2. Microbiology and Immunology, Unit 3. Cell Biology and Physiology, Unit 4. Molecular Genetics and rDNA Technology, Unit 5. Ecology and Evolution. Each unit will carry 20 questions.

 

          The Prospectus and Application can be had from the Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi - 630 003 on requisition along with a crossed Bank Draft for Rs. 500/- (for SC/ST candidates Rs. 250/- on production of Community Certificate) drawn in favour of The Registrar, Alagappa University, Payable at Karaikudi. Applicants have to write their name and address on the reverse of the Bank Draft. The filled in application should be accompanied by a Bank Draft for the specified amount. All correspondence should be addressed to the Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi - 630 003, clearly quoting your Application / Registration Number. The University is not responsible for any postal delay / loss in communication. Filled in application received after the last date and incomplete application will be summarily rejected.

Alternatively, candidates can apply through on-line in this website or the University website

www.alagappauniversity.ac.in

Instructions for filling the Application Form:

The Application Form is required to be filled up by using CAPITAL LETTERS as far as possible giving the correct information. Please read the instructions given hereunder before filling up the Form. Where the information is required to be filled in boxes, only one alphabet be written in one box. In case the number of alphabets exceeds the number of boxes, the information may be appropriately abbreviated.

Choice of Examination Centre: Put 1 against your first choice and No. 2 against your second choice.

Documents to be enclosed along with the filled in application form

  1. Copy of Statement of Mark(s) of Qualifying Degree
  2. Copy of Community Certificate ( for SC/ST/DNC/MBC/BC candidates only)
  3. A self addressed stamped (Rs. 5) envelope

General Information

Selected candidates will be intimated by post.

On receipt of the intimation of selection, the candidate should pay the fees immediately to the University in person for the I Semester or for the whole year and such other special fees prescribed by the University. Selected candidates who do not pay their fees within the time specified in the admission card will forfeit their seats. The selected candidates will have to submit the following to the Department at the time of joining.

a) Statement of Marks / Grade Certificates and Provisional / Degree certificate.
b) Conduct Certificate from the Head of the Institution last studied.
c) Transfer Certificate
d) Community Certificate in case of SC / ST / DNC / MBC / BC.
e) Certificate of Medical Fitness and such other Certificates, as may be required by the University
f ) Two stamp size colour photographs.

All admissions made are only provisional till the certificate / grade etc., submitted by the candidates are scrutinized and accepted. If any candidate is found to have got admission on false claims, the admission is liable to be cancelled without notice.


Fee Structure for M. Sc., Biotechnology (Regular)

Fees Structure (July 2009 onwards)

Year wise Payment:

First Year:

S.No.

Details Rs.

1

Tuition fee including Guest lecture Fee

1000

2

Lab Fees

12000

3

SPL Fees

2000

4

Other Fees

1000

Total

16000

Second Year:

S.No.

Details Rs.

1

Tuition fee including Guest lecture Fee

1000

2

Lab Fees

12000

3

SPL Fees

2000

Total

15000

Semester wise Payment:

First Semester:

S.No.

Details Rs.

1

Tuition fee including Guest lecture Fee

500

2

Lab Fees

12000

3

SPL Fees

2000

4

Other Fees

1000

Total

15500

Second Semester:

S.No.

Details Rs.

1

Tuition fee

500

2
Extra 100

Total

600

 

Third Semester:

S.No.

Details Rs.

1

Tuition fee including Guest lecture Fee

500

2

Lab Fees

12000

3

SPL Fees

2000

Total

14500

Fourth Semester:

S.No.

Details Rs.

1

Tuition fee

500

2

Extra

100

Total

600

Special Fees Include:

S.No.

Details

Rs.

1

Magazine Fee

100

2

Library fee

250

3

World University Service

10

4

Games Fee

300

5

Students Aid Fund

10

6

Identity Card

25

7

Calendar

50

8

Youth Activities

120

9

Campus Development Fee

500

10

Red cross

5

11

Study Tour Fee

100

12

Campus Connectivity Fee

500

13

N.S.S

30

Total

2000

Other Fees Include:

S.No.

Details

Rs.

1

Admission Fee

500

2

Recognition Fee(Other than Alagappa University Students)

200

3

Parents teachers Association Fee

100

4

Alumni Association Fee

200

Total

1000

Other State Fee:

S.No.

Details

Rs.

1

Candidates of all other State Universities

200

Total

200

Note:

  • Only Tuition Fee is exempted for SC/ST Candidates and all other fees to be remitted by them.
  • For Foreign Students – Double the Tuition Fees plus other Fees as applicable for all other candidates

Hostel Facilities

  • Lodging Fees payable to hostel – Rs 8,200/- Per annum for Male/ Female candidates.
  • Boarding charges for every month will be collected under dividing system.

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