BSc Biotechnology - Overview

The BSc Biotechnology program is offered by the Manipal School of Life Sciences.

  • The curriculum includes
  • Interactive teaching sessions
  • 60% of the time in laboratory training
  • Weekly seminars on advanced topics
  • A Mandatory research project at the end of term

Career Opportunities in BSc Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry
  • Higher degree in India or abroad.

BSc Biotechnology Assessment

  • Each student must pass examinations in all subjects in all semesters to get the degree.
  • The minimum is 50% in all subjects (theory, practical and project).
  • Students have two internal assessments and one external assessment every semester.
  • Internal assessment (IA) includes performance in two sessional examinations, the average of which results in the IA marks.
  • Students who do not score at least 40% of IA marks (average of two IA examinations) are not eligible to appear for the external (University) examinations.
  • For the final marks in each theory subject (out of 100), 30% of the IA marks and 70% of the University examinations are considered. For practical subjects (out of 100), the distribution will be 25% internal and 75% external (University) marks.
  • Students who do not have an aggregate of 50% marks when both IA and external examination marks are declared to have failed in that subject.
  • A student should complete a minimum of 60% of the total credits of the first two semesters to be eligible to progress to the 2nd year, and complete a minimum of 75% of the total credits of the previous four semesters to be eligible to progress to the 3nd year. However, a student should complete all the credits of the previous five semesters before appearing for 6th semester research project work viva voce examination of the university.
  • In order to pass all the subjects, a candidate is permitted not more than four chances (actual examination), provided the four chances are completed in two years from the date of the first attempt.
  • A candidate who fails in any subject (either theory or practical) takes the examination only in that subject at a subsequent examination (theory or practical)
  • Written examinations for the theory subjects are conducted as subjective type questions only, with no choices provided. Students are trained and expected to answer all questions in the allotted time.
  • Practical examinations test the student’s understanding of various techniques and procedures in the respective subjects, through experiments and their outcomes, procedure writing, record maintenance, and viva voce
  • Research projects have an internal assessment (out of 50 marks) and also external assessment, as viva voce (out of 200 marks).


BSc Biotechnology Outline (2020 Onwards)

Outcome Based Education (OBE) program: Outline BSc Biotechnology  


BSc Biotechnology Course Duration

3 years

Key Dates & Deadlines



May ' 22

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date


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