B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics

Overview of the Programme

B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics

We invite you to delve into the fascinating subjects of BSc Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Genetics. Prepare to unlock the intricate secrets of life’s building blocks, delve into the molecular intricacies of living organisms, and unravel the genetic blueprints that shape our world. Join us on this thrilling journey as we equip you with the knowledge and skills to make groundbreaking discoveries and carve a rewarding career in the dynamic field of life sciences.

Our program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of these fascinating fields and equip them with the practical skills necessary to succeed in their careers. Here’s why GCU is the best university for pursuing B.Sc. Biotechnology, Biochemistry & Genetics:

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Course Structure

Semester 1

Course Title

  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology (P)
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Principles of Biochemistry (P)
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Principles of Genetics (P)
  • Economic Biology

Semester 2

Course Title

  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Principles of Human Nutrition (P)
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Physiology (P)
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology (P)
  • Food and Nutrition
  • EVS

Semester 3

Course Title

  • Basics of Human Genetics
  • Basics of Human Genetics (P)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology (P)
  • Immunology
  • Immunology (P)
  • Modern Gardening Techniques

Semester 4

Course Title

  • Basics of Toxicology
  • Basics of Toxicology (P)
  • RDT and Food Engineering
  • RDT and Food Engineering (P)
  • Analytical Techniques and Instrumentation
  • Analytical Techniques and Instrumentation (P)
  • Bioinformatics (SEC)
  • Bioinformatics (SEC)

Semester 5

Course Title
  • Internship

Semester 6

Course Title

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology (P)
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Bioprocess Technology (P)
  • Enzymology
  • Enzymology (P)
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Nutrition & Dietetics (P)
  • Behavioral Neurogenetics
  • Behavioral Neurogenetics (P)
  • Population Genetics & Biometry
  • Population Genetics & Biometry (P)
  • Research Methodology

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

Basic Principles of Cell Signaling
Chemicals and Health
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution

Semester 2

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partnerx

Anatomy: Human Neuroanatomy               
Outbreaks and Epidemics     

Semester 3

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

The Science of Stem Cells
Fundamentals of Immunology: Innate Immunity and B-Cell Function

Semester 4

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

Drug Discovery                         
DNA DECODED                         
Bioinformatics I- Finding Hidden Messages in DNA
Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)

Semester 5

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

Semester 6

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

Introduction to Industrial Bioprocess Development
Healthy Practices: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Community and Family Participation
Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society
Disease Screening in Public Health

Programme Highlights

Pedagogy and Assessment

At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment in the disciplines of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Genetics. Our pedagogy encompasses a range of dynamic approaches, including immersive case study assessments that challenge students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios specific to these fields. Through engaging mini projects, students in these disciplines unleash their creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork abilities, fostering a sense of innovation and adaptability in the context of biotechnology, biochemistry, and genetics.

We’ve also integrated independent study through MOOCs platforms, allowing students to explore specialized areas of interest within these disciplines. The pinnacle of our pedagogy is the project under GCU perfect, VGST or KSTA funded projects, which allows students to delve deep into a subject of their choice within biotechnology, biochemistry, or genetics, showcasing their expertise and research acumen in these specialized areas.

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Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2024-25

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes
B.Sc. Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics

Course Duration
3 years

1st Installment
INR 30,000

5 Subsequent Installments
INR 60,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes
B.Sc. Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics

Course Duration
3 years

1st Installment
$ 500

5 Subsequent Installments
$ 900

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

UG Programs: Rs.3000/-

Job Opportunities

Career Path

Here are some of the trending career paths that you can explore after completing B.Sc. Biotechnology, Biochemistry & Genetics at GCU:

Biotechnologist: Biotechnologists are involved in research and development activities related to biotechnology. They work on developing new drugs, conducting genetic research, or exploring innovative biotechnological solutions. Recruiting companies include Biocon, Syngene International, Bharat Biotech, and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.

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List of companies where UG & PG Dept of Life Sciences students of GCU got placement opportunities:

Biocon, Syngene, LifeCell, Cryoviva, HCG, Indigene, Anand Diagnostics, Indo-American Hybrid Seeds, Molecular Connections, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.

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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