Master of Science

Programme Intake
Masters in Biochemistry 25
Masters in Biotechnology 40
Masters in Microbiology 25

General Instructions for filing the Application Form

Students are admitted in MSc Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology Programme through a National Level Entrance Exam conducted by Nirma University.

Admission Poster



A student seeking admission to any of the above mentioned Programme must fulfil the following criteria: The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3/4/5 pattern of education in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Agricultural, Veterinary, Fishery & Dairy Sciences, Pharmacy, Medicine (MBBS), BDS, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Medical Laboratory Technology Sciences, BHMS, BAMS, B Tech/BE Biotechnology, Physiotherapy or Bio-medical Engineering with at least 50% marks as aggregate of all the semester / years.

Candidates who have appeared for the final semester of qualifying examination can also apply. In such case, the candidates are required to submit the results as soon as they are available either by fax or by email (scanned image).

If the applicant has passed the qualifying examination from a university other than Nirma University, he/she will be required to obtain an Eligibility Certificate from Nirma University. The arrangement for obtaining the same will be made on the spot on payment of Rs 1000/- at the time of admission.

The Application Form and Prospectus can be downloaded from the website The duly filled form is to be sent along with a demand draft of Rs 1250/- (non-refundable) in favour of “INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, NIRMA UNIVERSITY” payable at Ahmedabad. The applicant should write his/her complete name on the backside of the Demand Draft.

Admission is granted purely based on merits obtained in the Entrance Test conducted by Nirma University. The test is based on the undergraduate syllabii of Chemistry and Life Sciences. There would be 100 objective type questions of total 100 marks. The duration of the test is one and a half hour and there is no provision of negative marking.

In case of equal score in the entrance test, the aggregate marks of the qualifying examination will be considered for determining the merit. In case of “Result Awaited” category, aggregate marks of all the previous years / semesters will be taken into consideration for determining the rank.

The Tuition Fees for
MSc Biotechnology Rs 1,44,450/- per annum
MSc Biochemistry Rs 1,44,450/- per annum
MSc Microbiology Rs 1,44,450/- per annum
Other Charges/Deposits Applicable to all programmes
Registration PG Rs 1000/- (One time)
Caution Money Deposit Rs 3000/- (Refundable)
Library Deposit Rs 7000/- (Refundable)
University Examination Fees Rs 11000/- per annum
(Semester End Exam, Mid Semester Exam, Semester Grade Report)
Hostel (Optional) *Subject to revision
Hostel Fees Rs 60,000/- per academic year
Hostel Electricity Advance Rs 5000/- per academic year
Laundry charges Rs 4000/- per annum
Mess charges Rs 42,500/- for 10 months
Alumni Association (ISNUAA)
Life Membership Fees (one time)
Rs 1,000/-
Transport Charges – Extra
Depending on Various Routes Rs 8,300/-  to 10,000/-

Fee Refund Policy

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