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

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


  • 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).


Outline - BSc Biotechnology

Outcome Based Education (OBE) program 2020: Outline BSc Biotechnology  



3 years

Key Dates & Deadlines


Sat May 15 2021

May ' 21

Last date to Apply


Jul ' 21

Tentative Course Commencement Date


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Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes.

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research.

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium.

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