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MSc Biotechnology at Shoolini University covers a wide range of topics with focus on Biology and Chemistry, along with the principles of design and engineering. The in-depth study prepares students to tackle various design and engineering challenges, paving a career path of success and glory. On the biological front, emphasis is on Genetics, Microbiology, Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry, whereas students explore Process Design and Genetic Engineering on the subject of Design and Engineering.

Shoolini University has an illustrious team of faculty members. Our students learn from some of the best teachers in India, who have been trained and educated in the best universities of the world such as National Cancer Institute, USA, NIH, USA, IISc and Oxford.

It's a modern and lush green campus nestled in the Himalayas. At the same time, students enjoy a technology enriched learning environment. 

International collaborations available with foreign universities: Lanzhou University, China; Gachon University, Korea; University of Naples, Italy; University of Arkansas, USA, University of Maryland, USA.

The course is UGC certified.

Specialisation available in Biotechnology

Key areas of research

Plant Biotechnology | Animal Biotechnology | Enzyme Technology | Immunology | Parasitology | Cancer Biology

Career Opportunities

  • Higher studies
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Research Interns
  • Scientific Assistant
  • Forensic Experts
  • QA/QC Jobs

Semester I 1 Biochemistry 4 Core
2 Cell Biology 3 Core
3 Bioinformatics 3 Foundation
4 Microbial Metabolism and Genetics 3 Core
5 Immunology 3 Foundation
6 Research 3 Core
Semester Total Credits 19  
Semester II 1 Environmental Biotechnology 3 Core
2 Advances in Genetic engineering 3 Core
3 Recent trends in Molecular Biology 4 Core
4 Analytical and Separation Techniques 3 Core
5 Enzymology and Enzyme Technology 3 Core
6 Research 3 Core
Semester Total Credits 19  
Semester III 1 Biostatistics 3 Core
2 Animal Cell Culture and Transgenics 3 Core
3 Bioprocess Technology 3 Core
4 Plant Cell Culture and Transgenics 3 Core
5 Research 3 Core
Semester Total Credits 15  
Semester IV 1 IPR and Business Management for Biotechnologists 3 Core
2 Seminar 1  
3 Research 10  
  Science Communication 2  
Semester Total Credits 16  
Department Electives (06 Credits to be covered through Electives)
1 Food Technology  2 Elective
2 Evolution and behavior 2 Elective
3 Ecological Aspects of Environmental Degradation  2 Elective
4 Developmental Biology and Systemic Physiology Animal  2 Elective
5 Nano Biotechnology 2 Elective
  Choose equivalent of 6 credits 6 Elective
  Total Credits (19+19+15+16+6) 75  

Course Instructors
Saurabh KulshresthaProfessor
Kamal DevProfessor
Anuradha SourirajanProfessor
Dinesh KumarProfessor
P K ChauhanAssociate Professor
Somesh SharmaAssociate Professor
Azhar KhanAssociate Professor
Rupak NagraikAssistant Professor
Chandresh KumariAssistant Professor
Nitika ThakurAssistant Professor
Pradeep KumarAssistant Professor
Debajyoti BoseAssistant Professor
Jyoti MehtaAssistant Professor
Gaurav SaxenaAssistant Professor
Rohit SharmaAssistant Professor
Swarup RoyAssistant Professor
Deblina BiswasAssistant Professor
Lokender KumarAssistant Professor
Richa KaushalAssistant Professor
Anuj Kumar PooniaAssistant Professor
Amanpreet Kaur Virk (M.Sc.)
Amanpreet Kaur Virk (M.Sc.)

Shoolini’s research environment inspired me to pursue PhD in Biotech, which also opened new doors for me as a foreign intern at Lanzhou University, China.

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates are selected on the basis of an entrance test followed by an interview conducted by the department for the above-mentioned course.

What is the accreditation of MSc Biotechnology (Research)?

Shoolini University is NAAC B+ accredited and has UGC certification.

International collaborations available with foreign universities: Lanzhou University, China; Gachon University, Korea; University of Naples, Italy; University of Arkansas, USA, University of Maryland, USA.

Our illustrious faculty includes alumni of global universities like Oxford, NIH, NCI, John Hopkins Medical School, as well as top universities of India, like IISc, JNU, DU and ZSI. Faculty members regularly receive grants from national and international funding agencies. Students also get a chance to work closely on live research projects.

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Course Details
  • Eligibility: BSc/ B Tech with Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Life or Physical Sciences as one of the subjects or a bachelor’s degree in any branch of science & technology with minimum 60% marks
  • Admission Criteria: Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Semester Fee
    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 74250
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 80000

* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000


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