Genetic engineering has revolutionized biotechnology in the past three decades. India has witnessed a rapid growth in the biotechnology sector with a prominent presence in Recombinant Vaccines, Biosimilars and Transgenic Cotton. With numerous comparative advantages in terms of research development (R & D) facilities, knowledge, skills and cost effectiveness, the biotechnology industry in India has immense potential to emerge as a global key player. To cater to this increasing need for trained professionals, The College began the MSc - Biotechnology programme affiliated to the University of Mumbai from the academic year 2007-08.

Number of Seats: 30 students per year.

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry/ Applied Biology / Biotechnology/ Botany/Life Science/ Microbiology/ Zoology) with at least four core papers in either of the following topics Genetics and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology/ Algae/Fungi, Biochemistry, Cytogenetics, Plant and Animal Biotechnology with Chemistry up to SY BSc level.

Selection Process: 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:

  • Score obtained in XET 2022 -70% weightage.
  • Qualifying BSc examination percentage (SEMESTER V and VI/ SEMESTER V- for those who have not received SEM 6 marks) - 30% weightage.

Please note that admission given to the candidate based on SEMESTER V marks alone is PROVISIONAL and contingent on the candidate passing Sem VI and handing in the requisite proof once the University/ College declares the result.

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. 69,330/-

M.Sc. Part II          :    Rs. 66,773/-

(The fee structure is likely to be revised.)