BSc in Biotechnology

BSc in Biotechnology

4 years

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing technologies that have revolutionized the world. It is the translation of biological discoveries into sustainable technologies for human life. It comprises industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications. Biotechnology is an exciting and rapidly developing interdisciplinary technology. There is an increasing demand for biotechnologists in many branches of industry such as pharmaceutical, medicine, chemical, environmental, agricultural and food and beverage industry.

B.Sc. Biotechnology is a four year 8 semester course of Purbanchal University. It imparts comprehensive knowledge on modern biotechnology backed by practical experience in well equipped laboratories of Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Immunology, Food Technology, Industrial Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Medical Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology etc. Its curriculum is well designed, based on the relevance of current life-science research and the demand of industry.To ensure a comprehensive understanding of real-life biotechnology, opportunities for internships in reputable companies and institutions are available. A fourth year B.Sc. thesis encourages students to perform independent research studies. 

The aim of the B.Sc. Biotechnology degree program is to:

  1. Provide students with a multidisciplinary education in biotechnology and its core subjects.
  2. Lead to employment in industry and government
  3. Provide a basis for postgraduate studies in any of the core disciplines covered in the course.
  4. To make this institution a center of excellence in Biotechnology.



The Candidate must have passed +2 Science/A level or Equivalent (with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English) from any recognized academic institution with a minimum of 45% marks or GPA 2.0 in aggregate.

Curricular Structure

First Semester


Second Semester



Organic Chemistry

Thermodynamics and Chemical kinetics








Molecular Biology I



Elective: Sociology or Economics or Management

Language Skill: English or French or German


Organic Chemistry




Third Semester


Fourth Semester

Biochemistry I


Analytical Chemistry II

Analytical Chemistry


Differential Equations

General Statistics & Biometry


Biochemistry II



Molecular Genetics & Human genetics

Plant Biotechnology






Fifth Semester


Sixth Semester

Microbial Genetics


Molecular Biology II

Indigenous Technology - Field Work


Genetical Methods

Bioassay Analysis


Animal Biotechnology

Medical Biotechnology



Environmental Biotechnology


Food Technology




Seventh Semester


Eighth Semester

Industrial Biotechnology


Research Methodology

Agricultural Biotechnology


Special Project in Biotechnology

Plant Biotechnology II


Seminar Presentation




Intellectual Property Rights + Bioethics