Top B.Sc. Biotechnology Colleges in India :: Shiv Nadar University

B.Sc. (Research) in Biotechnology

The Major Program in Biotechnology is designed to provide concepts and applications in major areas of Biotechnology. The program covers core as well as electives required to complete the course requirements.

Key Information

Life Sciences
School of Natural Sciences (SNS)
Dr. Richa Priyadarshini
0120- 3819100/220
Total Credits
Core Credits 
Major Electives 
University Wide Electives (min) 
Core Common Curriculum (min) 
(Minimum CCC and UWE credits required are 24 and 18 respectively)

We prepare our students to face and meet the challenges of Biotechnology by laying their foundation through world class teaching by our faculty members who come from Harvard medical school, Yale University, University of Maryland, Sussex, NIH, Baylor College of Medicine, Max Planck, CIMAP and AIIMS.

We train the students in interdisciplinary areas that include Cancer Biology, Vascular biology, Malaria, Bioinformatics, Protein function, expression and structure, Medical Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Drug design and drug development, which are the specialization of our faculty.

Our state of the art labs match the international standards followed in top universities/institutes in the world. Global academic collaborations, which Shiv Nadar University has with University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, will help the students to have a better exposure and understanding, widening the horizon of their development.

Our industrial collaborations with companies like Cadilla Zydus, Merck and many more coming fills the gap between the conventional Ph.D. and Industry-ready professionals, leading them to the opportunities for good jobs in academia, industry and the hospitals.

Laboratory Experience

Students can choose research projects of their own interest from a wide array of research areas, which are the specialisation of the faculty members (see the faculty profile). The research going on in the Department of life sciences is multifaceted and interdisciplinary which includes Virology, Oncology, Vascular Biology, Malaria, Bacteriology, Bioinformatics, Plant Biology, Stress Biology, Neurobiology and Drug discovery.

The state of the art labs have world class instruments like FACS Aria, Fluorescent Microscopes, Real Time and normal PCRs, Animal and Bacterial cell culture labs equipped with Biosafety hoods and high end incubators, Shakers, Circulating water baths, liquid nitrogen Cylinders, -70 and -20 Freezers for storage. Our Ph.D. students have won awards in national and international conferrences in first year of their research work.

OUR Programme

Through this programme, BSc. Students can carry out a small project in the lab which may last from 6 months to 1 year. The students are attached with a faculty and work closely with the Ph.D. students under the supervision of the faculty.

The research work, when reaches the conclusion, forms the part of research publication and the students get the authorship in the paper. At end of the project, students have to write a project report and defend the research work in front of panel of scientists.

Research areas for dissertation

Biochemistry, Microbiology, Protein studies, Malaria, Infectious Biology, Virology, Vascular Biology, Cancer Biology, Plant Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

Job Prospects

Biopharmaceutical Industries, Medical Labs, Medical Transcription, Funding agencies, IPR industry, Research assistants, R&D, Prospects for  admission in M.Sc., M.Tech, Ph.D. in India and abroad, Faculty, Scientists and few more.

Department of Life Sciences also offers Minor in Biotechnology which is one of the popular minor courses in the University for undergraduate students.

Minor in Biotechnology

The minimal credit requirement for a minor in biotechnology is 21 credits, out of which 12 credits are from four compulsory courses.

The department of life sciences is offering a minor degree to students pursuing various major degrees across university. The department has 10 seats reserved for students opting for a minor degree. The criteria for selection of students for a minor will be based on the overall CGPA and followed by an interview by the departmental committee.

For getting a minor degree the students have to complete a minimum of 21 credits in life science department, which includes some compulsory course work and some optional course work. The four compulsory courses have to be completed by each student to receive the minor degree. Apart from those each student is required to take a minimum of three optional courses.

Each student opting for a minor degree has to pass in all the compulsory courses. The compulsory courses are as listed below:

CODE Course Name    Credits
BIO 201  Cell Biology and Genetics     3
BIO 206   Fundamentals of Molecular Biology  3
BIO 202  Microbiology    3
BIO 204 Biochemistry    3