M.Sc by Research in Biotherapeutics

Overview

Master’s programme (M.Sc.) in Biotherapeutics offered by Manipal Center for Biotherapeutics Research (MCBR) is a research-based translational post-graduate programme.  M.Sc. (By Research) in Biotherapeutics will impart students with contemporaneous knowledge in theory and the practical uses of molecular tools and techniques in the discovery and development of cell, gene, protein, and other biomolecular novel drug candidates relevant to biotherapeutics. The course curriculum involves one-semester classroom training coupled with practical and three-semester extensive research training where learning will be hands-on in the areas of biotherapeutics discovery and development, process development, product characterisation, delivery mechanisms, scale-up technologies, in vitro and preclinical research, and a fair knowledge of the regulatory framework.

Focus

-          The students will acquire advanced knowledge and hands-on training to hone their skills in Biotherapeutics research.

 

Career Prospectus

MSc (by Research) in Biotherapeutics course can create an opportunity for candidates to

―     Work in the pharma or biotechnology industry,

―     Become entrepreneurs,

―     Pursue PhD,

―     Get jobs/fellowships in higher education/research institutions.

Eighteen months industry internship will create a high possibility of students securing job opportunities in the same industry where they pursue project work. 

Course Outline

Manipal Center for Biotherapeutics Research, MAHE, Manipal

Two Years full-time Post-Graduate Programme - MSc (By Research) in Biotherapeutics

First Year: Semester 1

Subject Code

Subject Title

No. of hours per week

Credit (C)

Lecture (L)

Tutorial (T)

Practical (P)

MBT 501

 

Biotherapeutic Discovery & Development

6

-

-

6

MBT 503

Bioprocess engineering

3

-

-

3

MBT 505

Biostatistics and Research Methodology

3

-

-

3

MBT 521

MBT 523

Electives: (Select any 1)

1) Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

2) Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

3

 

-

-

3

 

MBT 531

Synopsis submission

-

2

-

2

MBT 507

Biotherapeutic Discovery and Development

-

-

6

3

 

Total

15

2

6

20

 

First Year: Semester 2

Subject Code

Subject Title

No. of hours per week

Credit (C)

Lecture (L)

Tutorial (T)

Practical (P)

MBT 630

Soft Skills – I (Tutorials/ Seminars/Journal Club/special lectures)

-

4

-

4

MBT 699

Research Project work/ presentation#

-

-

32

16

 

Total

-

4

32

20

 

Second Year: Semester 3

Subject Code

Subject Title

No. of hours per week

Credit (C)

Lecture (L)

Tutorial (T)

Practical (P)

MBT 631

Soft Skills – II (Tutorials/ Seminars/ Journal Club/ special lectures)

-

4

-

4

MBT 699

Research Project work/presentation#

-

-

32

16

 

Total

-

4

32

20

 

Second Year: Semester 4

Subject Code

Subject Title

No. of hours per week

Credit (C)

Lecture (L)

Tutorial (T)

Practical (P)

MBT 632

Soft Skills – III (Tutorials/ Seminars/ Journal Club/ special lectures)

-

4

-

4

MBT 699

Research Project work /Submission of manuscript#

-

-

32

16 (+32*)

 

Total

-

4

32

20 (+32*)

#continuous activity for semester 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The final assessment at the end of the 4th semester

*The Internal Assessment Marks from semester 2 and semester 3 to be included in total marks at semester 4.

Duration

2 years 

Key Dates & Deadlines

30

30

Jun ' 22

Last date to Apply

'

Tentative Course Commencement Date

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