Master of Science

Industrial Biotechnology | M.Sc.(Industrial Biotech)

The incorporation of advanced technologies is revolutionizing the field of traditional biological sciences. This has given rise to many new disciplines such as, nanotechnology, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Industrial Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products, or “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use”. Thus, products obtained from the field of biotechnology have commercial applications. This technological advancement currently has revolutionized the way we think and solutions in healthcare, agriculture, animal husbandry, food industry and chemical industry and environmental solutions are being sought with biotechnological innovations.

Taking into cognizance the changing needs of the economy and to keep abreast with the latest developments in the field of biotechnology, it is imperative that the learner be updated with current trends. The syllabus of the Industrial Biotechnology Postgraduate Programme has been framed against the background of these considerations and aspirations of the learner to ensure a better contribution by them to this growing star industry of the 21st century.

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Key Information

  • Duration
    2 Year
  • Programme Code
  • Course Type
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the various aspects of Bioprocess Technology.

  • Develop skills associated with screening of Industrially Important Strains.

  • Understand principles underlying Design of Fermenter, Fermentation Process and Downstream processing.

  • Understand the tools of Bioinformatics.

  • Comprehend the economic viability of Bioprocesses


A combination of innovative and active teaching-learning methods, hands-on experience and scientific drafting sessions and interaction with subject experts aims to provide the student with an ambience that will help them grow in areas of biotechnology that interest them, and allow them to actively contribute to this growing industry. The pedagogies used will encourage scientific reasoning and drafting skills, active learning, soft-skill development, team building qualities and independent thinking.


Semester I Semester II
Core Courses Core Courses
Biomolecules and Biocatalysts Bioreactor types and design criteria
Biomass based industries and Lignocellulosic biomass Reaction engineering
Production microorganisms - Isolation , maintenance and preservation Process optimization and control
Improvement of production microorganisms Product recovery and Downstream Processing
Raw materials, Quality Control, Sterilization and Validation Effluent Treatment and waste management
Process Dynamics - Principles and Kinetics Electives (Any two)
  Environmental Biotechnology and Agriculture Sustainability
  Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  Food biotechnology
  Tissue culture based bioindustries
Semester III Semester IV
Core Courses (CC) Internship at Biotechnology Industry
Fermentation Economics  
Enterpreneurship, design thinking and marketing  
Research Methodology  
Biostatistics and Regulatory Affairs  
Intellectual property and Scientific writing  
Research Project  

Graduate Attributes

  • Academic excellence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity and originality
  • Engagement with the Society
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Leadership and team spirit
  • Professional Efficiency
  • Strong presentation & communication skills

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