Annamalai University M.Sc. Biotechnology Entrance 2020

Annamalai University M.Sc. Biotechnology Entrance 2020Annamalai University M.Sc. Biotechnology Entrance 2020

Annamalai University M.Sc. Biotechnology Entrance Examination Paper Syllabus Question Pattern Eligibility Exam Date Fees Exam Center Reference Books Time Table Admission 2020 Selection Procedure 2020


Students admitted to the programme are eligible for the award of M.Sc. degree in Marine Biotechnology on successful completion of the course run by the Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) in Marine Biology of this University. The CAS in Marine Biology is a reputed Marine Institute in India which is actively engaged in teaching, research and extension activities with an ideal location and easy access to different biotopes such as, estuary, mangroves, backwaters and coastal waters. It has made rapid strides in various facets of Marine Science. This Centre, the brain child of the Eminent Scientist (Late) Professor RV Seshaiya was started as the field laboratory for the Department of Zoology, Annamalai University in 1957, and was recognized for its outstanding research contribution by the University Grants Commission as the Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology in 1963 and the Commission continues to extend generous assistance till date through COSIST and SAP. The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEn) sponsored ENVIS and Coastal Biodiversity (East coast of India) programmes are important activities at our Centre. This programme got Best ENVIS Centre award among all the Centres
in India in 2006. Our Centre has been identified as Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology by Ministry of Earth Sciences

Annamalai University M.Sc. Biotechnology Entrance 2020

(MoES), New Delhi and the Centre is involved as a participating institution in the national and network programme on COMPAS; HAB; Benthos, Squids etc. The DST – FIST recognised the Centre in the years 2000, 2006 and also extended additional support for the year 2007.
This Centre has all the essential infrastructure facilities, such as, library, excellent collection of marine reference museum, (large collection of marine organisms), marine aquarium, experimental aquaculture ponds, instrumentation centre, seawater circulation plant and field vehicles including seaworthy boat. The Centre has also provided with high seepd internet facility.
The Centre has been a separate faculty as “Faculty of Marine Sciences” from the academic year 2020

Academic programmes :
The courses offered under Marine Biotechnology Programme are under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) coveredin 4 semesters, which include: Marine Biodiversity & Bio-resources, Marine Microbiology, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Analytics Techniques & Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Endocrinology of Marine Animals & Reproduction, Aquaculture Technology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Bioprocess Technology, Environmental Marine, Biotechnology, Bio-safety and Bioethics, Marine Pharmacology, Bio-products & Intellectual property Rights. In addition to above core papers four optional subjects have to be undertaken alongwith a Research dissertation work. Independent research topics are undertaken by students as a part of their curriculum on the

following thrust areas:
Shrimp Immunology, Characterization of novel plasmid from marine microbes, marine pharmacology, regulatory mechanism of endocrine system, functional physiology of halophilic microbes and molecular taxonomy. Our Centre has 64 faculties specialized in Marine Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Oceanography, Pollution Toxicology, Aquaculture, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, & Computer Science. Besides,
this course is supported by associated faculties from Faculty of Science- Dept. of Biochemistry, Earth Science, Statistics,

Physics; Faculty of Engineering & Technology- Dept. of Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering and Faculty of Medicine- Dept. of Microbiology. Special lectures by eminent scientists are arranged.

Fees to be paid at time of Admission: Rs.30,000/- (Approx.) (excluding Hostel)

Contact Address: Prof. T Balasubramanian,
Director & Dean,
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology,
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Annamalai University,
Tamil Nadu
Phone No. : 04144-253089
Fax No. : 04144-243641
E-mail :

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