Calicut University
BSc Biotechnology
Course Details

BSc Biotechnology Course details, Latest Syllabus, Semester wise subjects and Job opportunities.

What is BSc Biotechnology?

BSc Biotechnology (Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology) is a 3-year undergraduate course in Biotechnology and the course is divided into 6 semesters.

BSc Biotechnology is a part of Science which provide plenty of opportunities for the the students to explore and understand different part of modern science. There are vast applications in biotechnology and it does not reside to a specific job or industry. Some of the core subjects that you would learn in BSc Biotechnology are Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Environmental Biotechnology, etc.  

A Biotechnology graduate can find Job opportunities in various sectors like agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, etc. A Qualified graduate can start their career  as Biochemist, Microbiologist, Biological Technician, Medical Scientist, Medical Lab Technician and more.

After BSc Biotechnology you can go for various post graduation courses, such as MSc Microbiology, MSc Biotechnology, MSc Biochemistry, MSc Botany, MSc Zoology, MSc Cell Biology, MSc Molecular Biology, MSc Bioinformtics, MSc Agriculture, MSc Food Technology, MSc Animal Biotechnology, MSc Biophysics, MSc Computational Biology, MSc Biostatistics, MSc Genetics, MSc Marine Biotech, MSc Nano Biotechnology, MSc Plant Biotechnology, MSc Forensic Science depending on your area of expertise.

The fee structure of the BSc Biotechnology is around Rs. 20,000/- per semester (taken consider of University of Calicut). The fee may vary for different colleges depending on the college you take whether it is aided or unaided.

The basic eligibility for this course is to qualify 12th from any recognized education board with Science as your main stream. 

Following are the list of Subjects in semester wise included in BSc Biotechnology.

 Semester 1

  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry I (Complementary Course)
  • Environmental Biotechnology I (Complementary Course)
  • Practicals in Chemistry-I & Environmental Biotechnology-I
  • Common Course (English)
  • Common Course (English)
  • Second Language (other than English)
  • Environment Studies (Audit Course)

Semester 2

  • General Microbiology
  • Chemistry II
  • Environmental Biotechnology II
  • Practicals of Chemistry-II & Environmental Biotechnology-II
  • Common Course
  • Common Course
  • Second Language (other than English)
  • Disaster Management (Audit Course)

Semester 3

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry (Practical)
  • Chemistry III
  • Environmental Biotechnology III
  • Practicals of Chemistry-III & Environmental Biotechnology-III
  • Human Rights/Consumer Protection (Audit Course)

Semester 4

  • Genetics
  • Genetics (Practical)
  • Chemistry IV
  • Environmental Biotechnology IV
  • Practicals in Chemistry-IV & Environmental Biotechnology-IV
  • Gender Studies/Gerontology (Audit Course)

Semester 5

  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology (Practical)
  • Immunology and Immuno-Technology
  • Immunology and Immuno-Technology (Practical)
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Bioprocess Technology (Practical)
  • Open Course

Semester 6

  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Biology (Practical)
  • Animal Biotechnology 
  • Recombinant DNA Technology and Bioinformatics
  • Medical Biotoechnology ( Elective Course)
  • Project Work

About Common Course: In Semester 1&2 you have two common course in English and a Second Language (Select as per your choice) along with Core Subjects.

About Complementary Course: In Semester I,II,III,&IV you have Chemistry (General Chemistry, Physical chemistry, Organic chemistry, Applied chemistry) and Environmental Biotechnology as Complementary Course along with the core subjects.

About Project Work

During the final year, you have to submit your Main Project.

Download Calicut University BSc Biotechnology Latest Syllabus

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