Alagappa University
(A State University Accredited with 'A+' Grade by NAAC (CGPA:3.64) in the Third Cycle)
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 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
      Candidates who are desirous of joining M.Sc., Biotechnology must appear for (1) Entrance Examination for Biotechnology Conducted by Alagappa University and/or (2) Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT – B) Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.


1. Entrance Examination for Biotechnology Conducted by Alagappa University

Selection procedure
     The selection will be based on the marks obtained in the Entrance Examination and Interview. Entrance Test will be conducted at Karaikudi, Chennai*, Coimbatore* and Tirunelveli* only (*Subject to viability and University decision). If Entrance Examination could not be conducted due to unforeseen event such as Covid-19 Pandemic, selection will be made based on the marks scored in Part III (Major & Ancillary Subjects) up to VI Semester.


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 and Unit 5. Ecology and Evolution. Each unit will carry 20 questions.  Each unit will carry 20 questions.

How to Apply?
Candidates can apply through on-line by logging on to the website of the University www.alagappauniversity.ac.in

 


2. Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT – B)

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has extended financial support for M.Sc., Biotechnology Programme of Alagappa University under DBT – PG Teaching Programme on the recommendations of DBT – HRD Task Force. The Task Force has recommended 10 seats per annum from 2020-21 academic session onwards under PG Teaching Programme at Alagappa University under DBT support and the students will get a stipend of Rs. 5000 per month.
    Candidates who are desirous of joining M.Sc., Biotechnology with DBT Fellowship must appear for Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT– B) 2020 to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
       

To see the detailed information of GAT-B examination click below links

NTA websites: dbt.nta.ac.in / www.nta.ac.in

 

Selection procedure
    Based on the GAT–B score, an All India category–wise merit list with GAT- B rank will be released by DBT. Using the score/rank, the candidates have to apply for the M.Sc., Biotechnology Programme at Alagappa University within 10 days from the declaration of results.


Syllabus for Entrance Examination
            Syllabus and other details are available in the Information Bulletin. Please visit www.dbt.nta.ac.in.

 

Number of seats to be filled with DBT, Govt of India support/GAT–B score/stipend

10

Number of seats to be filled as per the Alagappa University norms

20

Total Seats

 30

 

General Information

Selected candidates will be intimated by email/phone/post.
On receipt of the intimation of selection, the candidate should pay the fees immediately to the University for the I Semester or for the whole year and such other special fees prescribed by the University through online. 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)

First Year:

S.No.

Details Rs.

1

Tuition Fee

1000

2

Lab Fee

12000

3

Special Fee

2000

4

Other Fee

1000

Total

16000

Second Year:

S.No.

Details Rs.

1

Tuition Fee

1000

2

Lab Fee

12000

3

Special Fee

2000

Total

15000

Special Fee 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 Fee 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

 

 

Fee Structure (M. Sc. Biotechnology Admission under DBT support)

1. Last date to apply for Alagappa University: Within 10 days from the declaration of GAT-B results.
2. Fee Structure:

S. No.

Semester

Fee Structure in Rs.
(Provide the breakup of Fee Heads)

Tuition
 Fee

Lab Fee

Special
Fee

Other
Fee

Total

  1.  

Semester-I

General Category/
OBC

2500

4000

2200

1300

10000

ST/SC/DA/EWS

0

4000

2200

1300

7500

2.

Semester-II

General Category/
OBC

2500

4000

0

0

6500

ST/SC/DA/EWS

0

4000

0

0

4000

3.

Semester-III

General Category/
OBC

2500

4000

2200

0

8700

ST/SC/DA/EWS

0

4000

2200

0

6200

      4.

Semester-IV

General Category/
OBC

2500

4000

0

0

6500

ST/SC/DA/EWS

0

4000

0

0

4000

 

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

Separate Hostel Facilities are available for Male and Female students.

Lodging Fees per payable to Hostel – Rs 16000/- per annum.

Boarding charges for every month will be collected under dividing system.

 

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