Over the past few decades, the interdisciplinary field of Biotechnology has revolutionised the knowledge and technology driven economy, with numerous paradigm-shifting discoveries in healthcare, agriculture, and environmental protection. With the present expansions in knowledge
base, skilled workforce, and research and development (R&D) infrastructure, India is well-positioned to play a major role in biotechnology to address global concerns and improve quality of life.

To cater to this increasing need for trained professionals, St. Xavier's College began the MSc-Biotechnology programme affiliated to the University of Mumbai from the academic year 2007-08. Under the umbrella of academic autonomy and NEP 2020 implementation , the programme offers extensive training in cutting edge technology to tackle global needs in Biotechnology Research, Product development and Bioentrepreneurship, thus enabling students to prepare for careers both in India and internationally.

Programme – MSc Biotechnology ( 4 semesters)

Total no of seats: 30

Eligibility Criteria: BSc in Biological sciences (Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Botany/Life Science/ Microbiology/ Zoology) with Chemistry upto SYBSc level or BSc in Chemistry with Biology courses upto SYBSc level.

Selection Criteria: The admission for MSc Biotechnology programme in St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai will be based on the merit list derived using the following weightage:
 a. Score obtained in the entrance examination -70% weightage.
b. Qualifying BSc examination percentage (SEMESTER 5 and 6/ SEMESTER 5) - 30%weightage
c. Please note that provisional admission will be given based on Sem V marks subject to the student passing Sem VI and handing in proof when released by the University.

Contact : biotech.dept@xaviers.edu
Course details: https://sites.google.com/xaviers.edu/biotechnology?pli=1

The total fees, including deposit and laboratory fees, as sanctioned by the Board of Management, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous):

M.Sc. Part I           :    Rs. 120,000/-

M.Sc. Part II          :    Rs. 80,000/-

(The fee structure is likely to be revised.)

Note : i) Fees are subject to revision, and any updates will be communicated accordingly.

ii) A Document Verification Fees of Rs.1250/- is applicable to students from other than University of Mumbai.