Master of Science

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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.

This time due to pandemic condition, there will be no entrance exam and admissions will be given on the basis of merit list prepared according to pre-final score of BSc/Graduation courses.

Prospectus 2020

Admission Poster



This is to inform all the applicants of MSc admission 2020, that the merit list will be displayed on our website by 5:00 PM on 2nd July, 2020 (Thursday).
The description regarding mode and execution of counseling will be given to all the eligible applicants on/before 6th July, 2020 through Google Meet. It will also serve the purpose of doubt clearance from applicant’s side. Counseling will start on 7th July, 2020.


The international students can apply under one of the following two categories:

Category 1 : Foreign Nationals having non-Indian passports (FN), OR foreign students having non-Indian passport and also having the OCI or PIO card (OCI/PIO) can apply under OCI/PIO/FN Supernumerary category that has 10% seats reserved. The students from SAARC countries can apply under the FN category, however they will be charged the fees as per the Indian National regular fees.

Category 2 : Students whose parents are currently working in Gulf countries or South-east Asia can apply under CIWGC-SEA Supernumerary category that has 5% seats reserved. The students must hold Indian passports, and should have passed qualifying exams either from India or outside of India.

More details on number of seats, eligibility, fees, online application link etc. can be found from following website:

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 online Application Form can be filled from the website The online payment of Rs 1250/- (non-refundable) need to be made along with submitting the details of the applicant.

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 1,56,000/-* per annum
MSc Biochemistry Rs 1,56,000/-* per annum
MSc Microbiology Rs 1,56,000/-* per annum
Other Charges/Deposits Applicable to all programmes
Registration PG Rs 1000/- (One time)
Refundable Security Rs 10,000/-
University Examination Fees Rs 11,000/- per annum
(Semester End Exam, Mid Semester Exam, Semester Grade Report)
Hostel (Optional) *Subject to revision
Hostel Fees Rs 65,000/- per academic year
Hostel Electricity Advance Rs 7000/- per academic year
Laundry service Advance Rs 4000/- per annum
Mess charges Advance Rs 45,000/- for 10 months
Alumni Association (ISNUAA)
Life Membership Fees (one time)
Rs 1,000/-
Transport Charges – Extra
Depending on Various Routes Rs 8,425/-  to 10,125/-

* Note: The Annual Tuition fee for the MSc program is INR 156000/-for academic year 2020-21.  In view of the COVID – 19 Pandemic, Nirma University provides Covid-19 Scholarship of Rs. 11550/- for the year 2020-21 to all students admitted in the program and thereby annual fees remains same as of last year of INR 144450/-.  This Scholarship shall be available only in the first year i.e. Academic Year 2020-21. From 2nd year onwards they are required to pay Rs.156000/- p.a.

Fee Refund Policy

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