M.Sc. Biotechnology

Courses & Distribution of seats

 a) Eligibility and mode of admission for the University

(Entrance test conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar)

Bachelor‘s Degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/ Technology, 4-years B.Sc. (Physician Assistant Course); or Medicine (MBBS) or B.D.S. with at least 50% marks (for SC/ST 45% marks). The candidates who have passed the qualifying examination or appearing in 2019 are eligible to apply. The Admission for the 14 seats will be based on merit of the candidate in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department at GNDU, Amritsar.

b)  Mode of Admission for DBT 15 seats:

Admission will be made on the basis of merit of the candidate in the Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) to be conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

(i) All India Basis = 13 (Gen. -10, SC-02, ST-01)(Sanctioned by DBT, Govt. of India). Each student admitted will get a scholarship of Rs. 5000/- p.m.

(ii) Punjab domicile = 2 (These students will also be admitted on the basis of merit in CEE but no scholarship will be paid to them).

For details of the Admission and online Applications for GNDU seats



For Syllabus and the style of the entrance test




Admission to Ph.D. Programme

The students who have qualified UGC(NET)/ UGC-CSIR (JRF) Examination/SLET/GATE/GPAT/ ICAR/INSPIRE/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship awardees/teacher-fellowship holders, or have passed M.Phil. from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar will be exempted from Ph.D. Eligibility Test. The UGC/CSIR/INSPIRE/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship awardees or candidates who are awarded fellowships directly by these or other funding agencies for the purpose of pursuing Ph.D. can be enrolled any time during the session. NET/GATE qualified project fellows appointed against financed projects of at least two years duration can also be registered for Ph.D. any time during the session.

Eligibility/Qualification for admission to Ph.D. Programme:

Master’s degree with at least 55% marks (6.18 CGPA out of 10) or 50% marks (5.62 CGPA out of 10) for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ differently-abled candidates of Guru Nanak Dev University or an equivalent degree of recognized Indian University in the subject concerned or allied-field.

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