Overview of the Programme

M.Sc. Biotechnology with Specialization in Cancer Tools and Techniques with cell culture in association with Merck

Welcome to M.Sc. Biotechnology program with a specialization in Cancer Tools and Techniques with Cell Culture, offered in association with Merck, at Garden City University (GCU). If you are passionate about making a difference in the field of biotechnology, particularly in the fight against cancer, GCU is the ideal choice for you. Let us walk you through the key features that make our program unique and why GCU stands out as the best university for pursuing M.Sc. Biotechnology with specialization in Cancer Tools in Bangalore.

Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide you with a solid foundation in key areas such as Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Recombinant DNA Technology, Bioinformatics, and Cancer Biology.

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Course Structure

Semester 1

Course Title

  • Essentials of Microbiology
  • Intermediatory Metabolism
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • Skills and Techniques in Biotechnology
  • Essentials of Microbiology (Practical)
  • Intermediatory Metabolism (Practical)
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology (Practical)
  • Research methodology
  • Scientific Communication Skills

Semester 2

Course Title

  • Molecular Cancer Biology
  • Immunology & Enzymology
  • Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Molecular Cancer Biology (P)
  • Immunology & Enzymology (P)
  • Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (P)
  • Bioinformatics
  • Minor Project

Semester 3

Course Title

  • Recombinant DNA
  • Technology, Proteomics & Genomics
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology and IPR
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Technology, Proteomics & Genomics (Practical)
  • Medical Biotechnology (Practical)
  • Industrial Biotechnology and IPR (Practical)
  • Environmental Biotechnology (Practical)
  • Open Elective
  • Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology

Semester 4

Course Title

  • Dissertation (Major Project)
  • Internship

In addition to the above courses, our curriculum includes the following courses powered by Coursera and industry partners.

Semester 1

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

Bacterial Bioinformatics
Plant Biology                        

Semester 2

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partnerx

DNA Decoded                      
The Science of Stem Cell

Semester 3

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)

Programme Highlights

Pedagogy and Assessment

At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment that prepares our students pursuing the M.Sc. Biotechnology with specialization in Cancer Tools degree course to be truly employment worthy. Our pedagogy encompasses a range of dynamic approaches, including immersive case study assessments that challenge students to apply their knowledge of biotechnology and cancer tools to real-world scenarios. Through engaging mini projects, students unleash their creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork abilities, fostering a sense of innovation and adaptability specific to the field of cancer research. 

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Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2024-25

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes
M. Sc. Biotechnology

Course Duration
2 years

1st Installment
INR 30,000

3 Subsequent Installments
INR 80,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes
M. Sc. Biotechnology

Course Duration
2 years

1st Installment
$ 500

3 Subsequent Installments
$ 1167

OTHER FEES

CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the  students.

(Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)

EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER

PG Programs: Rs.3500/-

Programme Prospects

Three decades of legacy and strong placement initiatives have ensured that GCU Graduates are highly employable in various industries. The strong alumni base provides hand holding for a smooth transition from the classroom to the corporate world.

Job Opportunities

Career Path

After completing an M.Sc. Biotechnology with specialization in Cancer Tools degree at Garden City University, these are some of the most trending career options that open up for graduates in this field:

Research Scientist: As a research scientist, you will be involved in conducting research on cancer biology, developing new tools and techniques, and contributing to advancements in the field. You can work in research institutes, universities, or biotech/pharmaceutical companies. Some recruiting companies in India for research scientists in biotechnology include Biocon, Merck, Reliance Life Sciences, and Novartis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for admission to Garden City University?

Apply online through this link https://admissions.gardencity.university/ or Schedule an appointment through the link below to meet with a counselor at the admissions office.
Register and verify your email to initiate the application process.
Submit your application and pay the Rs 2000/- fee.
Receive a conditional offer letter after your application is reviewed, which outlines the conditions for acceptance.
Comply with the conditions stated in the offer letter, meeting eligibility criteria, fulfil specific requirements, complete assigned tasks, and pay the first instalment fee.
Upon meeting the conditions, receive an Enrolment Letter confirming your acceptance into the program.

Are there scholarships or finance options available for students?

Garden City University is committed to supporting students in their academic pursuits through scholarships and finance options.
For information on Scholarship please visit https://www.gardencity.university/scholarship/ or speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.
Garden City University has collaborations with Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs) that offer interest-free student loans specifically for fee payments. For any assistance, please speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.

What are the co-curricular and extracurricular activities practised at GCU?

The University has a highly acclaimed and active NCC unit which organises parades and involves itself in activities at a National level. The NSS wing of the University has human care, sustainable practices, educating the downtrodden as its core activities. The NSS has adopted five villages of Bangalore in line with the vision of the Government of India’s Swachhata Abhiyan mission and being recognised among the top 65 institutions in the country making it the right candidate to be chosen for the hall of fame. The University has 35 clubs ranging from Debate to music to badminton to futsal to frisbee to chess to dance. Core teams comprising of students participate in media coverage of national and international events (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), fashion show which is a part of the fashion and apparel design school with international brands (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), entrepreneurship and management club, incubation club, research club, beekeeping club, catering club and so on. Being an Interdisciplinary studies University there is much emphasis on giving the student a rounded perspective of studies and activities of individual interest.

What is the teaching style at Garden City University?

Garden City University follows a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive sessions, group discussions, case studies, practical demonstrations, blended learning, self-directed study, and more.

Does Garden City University facilitate internships for students?

Absolutely! Garden City University has seamlessly integrated compulsory internships into its curriculum across all programs. GCU has  established collaborations with numerous industries and organizations to offer extensive internship opportunities for our students. These internships play a pivotal role in providing practical exposure, enhancing professional skills, and fostering industry connections, thus preparing students for successful careers.

Does Garden City University provide hostel facilities?

Yes, the university provides separate hostel facilities for male and female students. To know more, please visit https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/accommodation/

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Physio-United is the alumni startup of Garden City University. This startup focuses on connecting physiotherapist under one platform and link with the potential patients via tele-medicine concept. This startup was founded by Mr. Divaker Kumar.  GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Physio-United is given below,

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Haura is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Sciences, Department of Life Sciences. This startup focuses on providing beauty and cosmetic products focusing on aromatherapy. This startup was founded by Ms. Darathi Fatima.  GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Haura is given below,

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UAV Systems is the external startup of Garden City University. This startup focuses on manufacturing low cost commercial drones. The brand slogan of the startup is “Make drones work for India”. This startup was founded by Mr. Shivaraman. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan various aspects of startups at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by UAV System is given below,

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Bakeluscious is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Professional Studies, Department of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology. This home-based startup focuses on crafting creative bakery and confectionary products by providing high end customization options to the customers. This startup was founded by Ms. Shivani. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Bakeluscious is given below,

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Shaahi Bawarchi is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Professional Studies, Department of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology. This startup focuses on providing authentic culinary experience to the customers visiting the restaurants. The startup also focuses on conducting customized outdoor catering events based on the special requirements of the customers. This startup was founded by Ms. Jasmeet. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Shaahi Bawarchi is given below,

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Giggle India is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Professional Studies, Department of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology. This startup focuses on providing various creative services basing the concept of Gig Economy to MSMEs to MNCs. This startup was founded by Ms. Jasneet Kaur. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Giggle India is given below,

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Soup Master is the external startup. This startup focuses on providing healthy and tasty soup options in a customized vending machines to varied business and institutional units. This startup was founded by Chef Pakadhruva. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Soup Master is given below,

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Miha Hair Oils is the post graduate student startup from the School of Professional Studies, Department of Fashion and Apparel Design. This startup focuses on creating herbal hair oils using unique techniques and ingredients that helps in

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First Rate Freelance Academy is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Commerce and Management, Department of Management.  This startup focuses on training Youth to find career and second income opportunities in the Gig Economy. This startup

was founded by Mr. Mohammed Musharaf. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the video relating to event and activity conducted by First Rate Freelance Academy is given below,

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Pedagogy and Assessment

B.Com in International Accounting & Finance in Association with ACCA (UK)

At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment specifically designed for our Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) with ACCA degree course. We are committed to preparing our B.Com students to be truly employment-worthy by providing them with a dynamic and comprehensive pedagogy that integrates practical experiences, independent study, and rigorous assessments. Our pedagogy for the B.Com degree course is tailored to enhance students’ employability and practical skills. We employ immersive case study assessments that challenge B.Com students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, allowing them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities within a business context. To foster innovation and adaptability, we incorporate engaging mini projects into our B.Com curriculum. We understand the importance of independent study in nurturing expertise and passion. Through our integration of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platforms, B.Com students have the opportunity to explore their areas of interest, delve deeper into subjects of their choice, and enhance their knowledge and skills in specific domains. The pinnacle of our B.Com pedagogy is the major project, which allows students to undertake in-depth research and analysis on a subject of their choice within the commerce field. This project serves as a platform for B.Com students to showcase their expertise, research acumen, and ability to synthesize information. Complementing these enriching experiences is our mandatory six-month internship for B.Com students. This internship provides invaluable practical exposure and bridges the gap between theory and real-world application. B.Com students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in professional settings, gain industry insights, and develop the skills and networks necessary for success in their future careers.

Our assessment methods for the B.Com with ACCA degree course are diverse and comprehensive, ensuring a holistic evaluation of students’ capabilities. Internal assessment quizzes, end-semester examinations, and viva sessions for projects and internships form an integral part of our evaluation process. Additionally, B.Com students are challenged with case study solving, field surveys, and field visits, which provide practical exposure and hands-on learning opportunities. This multifaceted assessment approach ensures that B.Com students are not only well-prepared academically but also equipped with practical skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of real-world applications in the commerce field.

Career Path

B.Com in International Accounting & Finance in Association with ACCA (UK)

A degree in B.Com with ACCA from GCU opens up a wide range of trending career paths in the field of accounting and finance. Here are some of the most sought-after career opportunities:

Chartered Accountant (CA): As a Chartered Accountant, you will be responsible for financial reporting, auditing, taxation, and advisory services. You can work in public accounting firms, corporate organizations, or even establish your own practice. Prominent recruiting companies in India for CAs include Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and KPMG.

Financial Analyst: Financial analysts analyze financial data, assess investment opportunities, and provide recommendations to organizations. You can work in banks, investment firms, or corporate finance departments. Companies like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Securities often recruit financial analysts.

Management Accountant: Management accountants work closely with management teams, providing financial insights, developing budgets, and improving overall financial performance. Companies like Tata Motors, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Reliance Industries often hire management accountants.

Tax Consultant: Tax consultants help individuals and businesses comply with tax regulations, optimize tax planning, and minimize tax liabilities. You can work in accounting firms, consulting firms, or even in-house tax departments of companies. Prominent recruiters in India for tax consultants include KPMG, EY, Deloitte, and Grant Thornton.

Financial Planner: Financial planners assist individuals and families in creating comprehensive financial plans, including investment strategies, retirement planning, risk management, and estate planning. Companies like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Bajaj Capital often recruit financial planners.

Internal Auditor: Internal auditors assess an organization’s internal controls, risk management processes, and compliance with regulations. They work in various sectors, including corporate firms, government organizations, and consulting firms. Recruiting companies in India for internal auditors include PwC, Deloitte, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Infosys.

Risk Manager: Risk managers identify and analyze potential risks that may affect an organization’s financial stability. They work in banks, insurance companies, and consulting firms. Companies like State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and Ernst & Young often hire risk managers.

Investment Banker: Investment bankers provide financial advisory services, assist with mergers and acquisitions, and help clients raise capital. Prominent recruiting companies in India for investment bankers include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Barclays.

Financial Controller: Financial controllers oversee an organization’s financial operations, including budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance. They work in various industries, including manufacturing, services, and IT. Companies like Tata Steel, Aditya Birla Group, Infosys, and Wipro often recruit financial controllers.

Forensic Accountant: Forensic accountants investigate financial fraud, analyze financial evidence, and provide litigation support in legal proceedings. They work in consulting firms, forensic accounting divisions of accounting firms, and law enforcement agencies. Companies like PwC, EY, KPMG, and Deloitte often hire forensic accountants.

Career Path

B.COM Bachelor of Commerce

After completing a B.Com degree at Garden City University (GCU), you will have a wide range of career paths available to you. Here are some of the most trending and sought-after career options that you can pursue:

Financial Analyst: As a financial analyst, you will analyze financial data, perform risk assessments, and provide insights and recommendations to help organizations make informed investment decisions. Companies such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), and KPMG, renowned for their financial advisory and consulting services, frequently recruit B.Com graduates for financial analyst positions.

Accountant: With a strong foundation in accounting and taxation, you can pursue a career as an accountant in various sectors, including corporate firms, government organizations, or as a self-employed professional. Leading firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Infosys often recruit B.Com graduates for accounting positions in their finance departments.

Tax Consultant: Specializing in taxation can open up opportunities as a tax consultant, where you provide advisory services to individuals and businesses to ensure compliance with tax laws and optimize tax strategies. Companies such as Grant Thornton, RSM Astute Consulting, and BDO India LLP offer tax consulting services and actively hire B.Com graduates with specialization in taxation.

Investment Banker: If you have a keen interest in finance and banking, you can explore a career in investment banking, where you facilitate corporate finance transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and provide financial advisory services. Top investment banks in India, including Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, often recruit B.Com graduates for roles in their investment banking divisions.

Financial Planner: As a financial planner, you will assist individuals and families in managing their finances, including budgeting, retirement planning, investment management, and risk assessment. Renowned companies like ICICI Securities, HDFC Bank, and Bajaj Capital provide financial planning and wealth management services, offering career opportunities for B.Com graduates with expertise in personal finance.

Business Analyst: Your understanding of business operations and financial aspects can lead to a career as a business analyst, where you analyze data, identify trends, and provide insights to help organizations improve their efficiency and profitability. Consulting firms like McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Accenture often hire B.Com graduates as business analysts to help organizations drive growth and streamline their operations.

Auditing and Compliance: With a focus on accounting and taxation, you can pursue a career in auditing, working for auditing firms or within the internal audit departments of organizations to ensure compliance and financial integrity. Firms like EY, KPMG, and PwC have robust auditing and compliance departments and frequently recruit B.Com graduates for positions related to auditing and assurance services.

Entrepreneurship: Your B.Com degree from GCU equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start your own business or join a startup. You can launch your own venture or explore opportunities with startup incubators and accelerators like T-Hub, 91springboard, and Indian Angel Network that support and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs.

Financial Manager: In this role, you would be responsible for overseeing the financial health of an organization, including budgeting, financial reporting, and strategic financial planning. Large corporations such as Tata Group, Reliance Industries, and Aditya Birla Group often hire B.Com graduates for financial management roles within their organizations.

Data Analyst: With training in specialized tools such as Advanced Excel and Tableau, you can pursue a career as a data analyst, where you analyze and interpret complex data sets to provide insights and support decision-making processes. Companies like Accenture, Genpact, and Capgemini have analytics divisions that hire B.Com graduates with strong data analysis skills for roles in data analytics and business

Pedagogy and Assessment

B.COM Bachelor of Commerce

At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment specifically designed for our Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree course. We are committed to preparing our B.Com students to be truly employment-worthy by providing them with a dynamic and comprehensive pedagogy that integrates practical experiences, independent study, and rigorous assessments. Our pedagogy for the B.Com degree course is tailored to enhance students’ employability and practical skills. We employ immersive case study assessments that challenge B.Com students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, allowing them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities within a business context. To foster innovation and adaptability, we incorporate engaging mini projects into our B.Com curriculum. By working on these projects, B.Com students gain practical experience and learn to think innovatively in order to address complex business challenges.

We understand the importance of independent study in nurturing expertise and passion. Through our integration of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platforms, B.Com students have the opportunity to explore their areas of interest, delve deeper into subjects of their choice, and enhance their knowledge and skills in specific domains. The pinnacle of our B.Com pedagogy is the major project, which allows students to undertake in-depth research and analysis on a subject of their choice within the commerce field. This project serves as a platform for B.Com students to showcase their expertise, research acumen, and ability to synthesize information. Complementing these enriching experiences is our mandatory six-month internship for B.Com students. This internship provides invaluable practical exposure and bridges the gap between theory and real-world application. B.Com students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in professional settings, gain industry insights, and develop the skills and networks necessary for success in their future careers.

Our assessment methods for the B.Com degree course are diverse and comprehensive, ensuring a holistic evaluation of students’ capabilities. Internal assessment quizzes, end-semester examinations, and viva sessions for projects and internships form an integral part of our evaluation process. Additionally, B.Com students are challenged with case study solving, field surveys, and field visits, which provide practical exposure and hands-on learning opportunities. This multifaceted assessment approach ensures that B.Com students are not only well-prepared academically but also equipped with practical skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of real-world applications in the commerce field.