Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Course

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (B.Sc. Biotechnology) is a specialized degree in Science which one can perceive after 12th. It is a full time course for the time period of two years by Mumbai University (MU). Interested candidate can apply in any of the college affiliated to the MU. B Sc. Bio Tech.  Degree course is a full time integrated course for the time period of 3 years and is dived in 6 semester’s i. e. 2 semesters per year.  The course involves the exploitation and deep understanding of biological processes at molecular, cellular and organism level.  The focus of the degree is  to provide training in both the molecular basis for biotechnology and the bioprocess technology required for the development of biotechnology products.

B.Sc. Biotechnology Course Details

Name of course Bachelor of Science Bio-Technology
Commonly known as B Sc. -Bio-Technology
Conducting University Mumbai University
Time Period 3 years

B.Sc. Biotechnology Course

B.Sc. Biotechnology Course Eligibility Criteria

Following mentioned below is the B.Sc. Biotechnology eligibility criteria as per Mumbai University for taking admission in first year for B Sc in Bio Technology

  • An applicant should have passed from Higher Secondary Certificate examination passed from any recognized board i. e. from Maharashtra board.

  • If applicants are from other board a document supporting eligibility of the candidate should be submitted i. e. Eligibility Certificate issued by the Eligibility Section, University of Mumbai is must for taking admission.

B.Sc. Biotechnology Course Fees Structure

Tuition Fee 15,000.00
Laboratory Fee 1,000.00
G. Registration Fee 400
Registration form fee 10
Study Tour 500
Departmental Library 500
Library Fee ( General) 200
Student Union Fee 10
Annual Departmental Day 150
Others (if any ) Journal 100

Note: The fees Structure mentioned above is as per Mumbai University it may differ from institution offering same course

B.Sc. Biotechnology Course Syllabus

The list below shows the coverage of topic under each semester as per Mumbai University


  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition, isolation cultivation and preservation of microorganisms
  • Sterilization and disinfection
  • Genetics
  • Mendelian principles
  • Mutations and mutagenic agents
  • Microbial diversity and Functional Biology
  • Different groups of prokaryotes
  • Plants


  • Cell Biology
  • Cytoplasmic organelles
  • Interface nucleus including Cell cycle
  • Biomolecules
  • Lipids
  • Amino acids, proteins and c0 C Enzymes
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Immunity
  • Antigens and antibody


  • Microbial growth kinetics
  • Biotechnology Medical
  • Applications
  • Microbiology of Air
  • Microbiology of Water
  • Fermenter and media
  • Sterilization
  • Chromosomal basis of
  • inheritance, sex linkage Genetic
  • Recombination
  • Replication of DNA DNA
  • damage and repair
  • Study of chromosomes Gene mutation
  • Enzymes Enzyme regulation
  • Catabolism Amino acid metabolim
  • Chromato-graphy Colorimeter


  • Biotechnology Medical
  • Applications Virology
  • Microbiology of Waste Water
  • Microbiology of Soil
  • Types of fermentor Industrial
  • Microbiology
  • Genetic Tools Genetic mapping
  • in eukaryotes
  • Transcription Translation
  • Determination of sex Non Mendellian genetics
  • Bioenergetics Vitamins and
  • Coenzymes
  • Oxidative and reductive
  • Phosphorylation
  • Photophosphorylation
  • Microscope Electrophoresis


  • Cytoskeleton and signal transduction
  • Cell membrane and apoptosis
  • ATC
  • Introduction to Immunology
  • Immunotechnology
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Genetic mapping
  • Transgenic Plants
  • Transgenic animals
  • Operon Concept
  • Dairy Microbiology
  • Fermentations: Beverages
  • Bioreactors
  • Down- stream processing

Semester VI

  • Medical microbiology
  • Antimicrobial Drugs
  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Amino acid derived hormones
  • Steroid hormones
  • Centrifugation and chromatography
  • Spectrophotometer and Tracer techniques
  • Enzymes in gene cloning
  • Cloning vectors
  • cDNA and genomic DNA cloning
  • Applications of r DNA technique
  • PTC
  • Biofertilizer and biopesticide
  • Renewable energy sources and industrial waste management
  • Ethical and regulatory issues

B.Sc. Biotechnology Exam Pattern

Internal Assessment – 40%

External examination – 60 %

Written examination will be for 60 marks

Duration – These examinations shall be of two hours duration.

  1. There shall be four questions each of 15 marks. On each unit there will be one question & fourth one will be based on entire syllabus.
  2. All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions each question will be of 20 to 23 marks with options.
  3. Questions may be sub divided into sub questions a, b, c, d & e only & the allocation of marks depends on the weightage of the topic.

Top B Sc. Biotechnology college in Mumbai

The list given below contains name of institution some which are officially affiliated to Mumbai University and some of them are autonomous

  1. Xavier’s College
  2. Mithibai College
  3. Elphistone College
  4. Bhavan’s College
  5. Ramnivas Ruia College
  6. KJ Somaiya College of Science and Commerce
  7. Wilson College
  8. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce
  9. Sophia College for Women
  10. Jai Hind College

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  1. i have completed my 12 std from cbse board in 2016 with 90.4% total and 91%in pcb.i am a dropout. i wish to join bsc biotechnology in mumbai university. i have completed my 10 and 12 std from maharashtra. will i be eligible. cud u also tell in which colleges can i get.

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