Nirma University Admissions 2024
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Nirma University Admissions 2024 Open at the Institute of Science, For MSc Biotech, Biochem & Microbiology Programmes

The Institute of Science

Established in 2004, the Institute of Science offers postgraduate programmes of MSc (Biotechnology), MSc (Biochemistry) and MSc (Microbiology). The Institute also caters to the needs of industry, academia and research institutes by producing high quality professionals ready for challenging career opportunities. The Institute offers PhD programme in the various areas of Biology, e.g., Immunology, Genetic Engineering, Cytogenetics, Neurobiology, Agriculture and Industrial Biotechnology, and Physiology to name a few. The Institute also offers PhD programmes in the areas of Physical Sciences through recognised research centres. The Institute has professionally qualified and experienced faculty members with expertise in the various areas of biological sciences. The graduates from the institute are well placed in top pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions or actively enrolled in numerous PhD programmes at reputed research institutions in India as well as abroad.

Programme Design


Duration of the programme: 2 years

Programme Features:

The Master’s degree in Biochemistry is designed to educate students for careers in variety of professions associated with life sciences that requires a solid understanding of the chemistry of biological process. Human biochemistry, medical

biochemistry and biotechnology are examples of scientific disciplines that will improve our understanding of human health. The curriculum meets society’s demands by securing a highly qualified scientific workflow, notably for biomedical research in academia, industry and research laboratories across the country and around the world


Duration of the programme: 2 years

Programme Features:

The objective of the Master’s programme in Biotechnology is to enrich the students with knowledge of molecular mechanisms underlying cellular processes in living systems, including microbes, plants, and higher order organisms. The curriculum is structured in such a way that includes laboratory training in addition to theory to prepare students for their career in industry, agriculture and applied research. Basic and current updates from the fields of genetic engineering, molecular biology, immunology, industrial microbiology, fermentation technology, neuroscience and animal biotechnology are included in order to train the students and develop a research aptitude in these fields. The curriculum also addresses the growing demand for qualified scientific personnel while creating an awareness for research ethics involving animals and humans in order to contribute to biotechnological application, advancement and expanding the knowledge of the field globally.


Duration of the programme: 2 years

Program Features:

The objective of the Master’s programme in Microbiology is designed to prepare students to apply the knowledge of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cellular processes, taxonomy, interaction of microorganisms with one another as well as with physical and chemical agents, and higher order organisms. In addition to theory, laboratory training is provided to prepare them for careers in the industry, agriculture, and applied research where biological systems are increasingly used. Basics and current molecular updates in the areas of Industrial Microbiology, Fermentation Technology, Agriculture and Environmental Microbiology are included to enhance the skills of the students and also sensitize them to the scope for research. The programme also addresses the emerging need for skilled scientific manpower with an understanding of research ethics involving microorganisms to contribute to application, advancement and imparting the knowledge in the field of microbiology and molecular biology globally.


The candidates should have Bachelors degree under 10+2+3/4/5, pattern of education in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Agricultural, Veterinary, Fishery & Dairy Sciences, Pharmacy, Medicine (MBBS), BDS, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Medical Laboratory Science, BHMS, BAMS, B. Tech./B.E. Bioscience, Physiotherapy and Bio-medical Engineering with at least 50% marks as aggregate of all the semester / years.

Admission Procedure

The applicants are required to apply for Institute of Science, Nirma University. Applicants should fill-in all the required information in the online application form and submit it along with the prescribed non-refundable admission application processing fee on or before the prescribed last date for application. The payment should be made online by credit card/debit card/net banking.

Selection Procedure

Admission will be granted purely based on merit obtained in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Nirma University. Appearance in the Entrance Examination does not guarantee candidates for admission in the courses. The test will be based on the undergraduate syllabus of Life Sciences and Chemistry. There will be 100 objective type questions of 100 marks. The duration of the test is 1 and ½ hours. There will be no negative marking. In case of equal score in the entrance test, the aggregate marks of the qualifying examination will be considered for determining the merit. In case of “Result Awaited” category, aggregate marks of all the previous years / semesters will be taken into consideration for determining the rank.

Bifurcation of Seats (Intake)

Programme Biochemistry Biotechnology Microbiology
General Category – 100% Seats 25 40 25


Important Dates:

Activity [All India Category and NRI Sponsored Category] Dates
Start Date of Online Application February 1, 2024
Last Date of Online Application June 3, 2024
Entrance Examination & Counselling June 7, 2024
Commencement of Semester July 29, 2024



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