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Course Name Duration (Years) System Total Seats Reserved Category
M.Sc. Biotechnology 2 Semester   SC/ST BC Physically Handicapped Others
3 1 1 2

Eligibility for University 14 seats

Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-years B.Sc. (Physician Assistant Course); OR Medicine (MBBS) OR B.D.S. with at least 50% marks (for SC/ST 45% marks).

The candidates who have passed the qualifying examination or appearing in 2017 are eligible to apply.

*Admission will be made on the basis of merit of the candidate in the Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) to be conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

  • All India Basis = 13 (Sanctioned by DBT, Govt. of India). Each student admitted will get a scholarship of Rs. 3000/- p.m.
  • Punjab domicile = 2 (These students will also be admitted on the basis of merit in CEE but no scholarship will be paid to them).

**The Admission for the 14 seats will be based on merit of the candidate in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department at GNDU, Amritsar


Medical Biotechnology: 
              Therapeutic potential applications of glyco mimetics for spinal cord injuries.
              Scientific validation of natural products for development of differentiation-based therapy of brain diseases.
Plant Biotechnology :
              Studies are being carried out to understand the role calmodulin-binding proteins and cyclophilins in abiotic stress tolerance of plants.
              Biotechnological intervention in the improvement of Withania somnifera.
              Discipline strategies for abiotic stress tolerance in rice
Microbial Biotechnology :
              Characterization of cellulolytic micorganism
Structural and Computational Biology :
              Structural and functional studies of malarial drug targets.