B. Sc. Food Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology / Genetics

Overview of the Programme

B. Sc. Food Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology / Genetics

Welcome to B.Sc. degree program in Food Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Genetics at Garden City University (GCU), in Bangalore. This program offers aspiring students the opportunity to delve into the fascinating fields of food science, biochemistry, microbiology, and genetics, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in these dynamic disciplines. At GCU, we offer a comprehensive and industry-focused curriculum that equips students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in their chosen field.

Our key courses provide a strong foundation in essential subjects such as Fundamentals of Cell Biology, Principles of Biochemistry, Principles of Genetics, General Microbiology, Human Physiology, and Principles of Human Nutrition.

Read More

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

  • Food product development and Entrepreneurship
  • Food product development and Entrepreneurship (P)
  • Nutraceuticals and Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals and Functional foods (P)
  • Enzymology
  • Enzymology (P)
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Nutrition & Dietetics (P)
  • Fundamentals of Bacteriology
  • Fundamentals of Bacteriology (P)
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology (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

Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome
Healthy Practices: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Community and Family Participation
Bacteria and Chronic Infections

Programme Highlights

Pedagogy and Assessment

Welcome to Garden City University (GCU), where we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment for our B.Sc. degree courses in Food Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Genetics. Our pedagogy focuses on preparing students for successful careers in these specialized fields.

We have carefully designed our curriculum to incorporate dynamic approaches that engage students and enhance their learning experience. Through immersive case study assessments, students in the B.Sc. (Food Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Genetics) degree courses are challenged to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios specific to their respective disciplines.

Read More

Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2024-25

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes
BSFT

Course Duration
3 years

1st Installment
INR 30,000

5 Subsequent Installments
INR 60,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes
BSFT

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

After completing a B.Sc. degree in Food Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Genetics at Garden City University, these are some of the most trending career options in each field:

Food Science:

Food Technologist: As a food technologist, you would develop and improve food products, ensuring their safety, quality, and nutritional value. Companies such as Nestle India, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), and ITC Limited hire food technologists.

Product Development Scientist: Product development scientists create new food products and optimize existing ones based on consumer preferences and market trends. Marico, MTR Foods, and Britannia Industries Limited are some companies offering opportunities in this field.

Read more

List of companies where UG & PG students of Life Science got placement:

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/

I'm looking for...

Trending Searches:

Career Path

M.Sc. in Data Science and Analytics

After completing a M.Sc. Data Science and Analytics at Garden City University (GCU), these are some of the most trending career opportunities:

Data Scientist: Analyzing and interpreting complex datasets to inform business decision-making. Data scientists use statistical techniques, machine learning, and programming skills to extract insights and build predictive models.

Data Analyst: Focusing on interpreting and analyzing data to help organizations make informed decisions. Data analysts work with databases, statistical tools, and visualization techniques to present findings.

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst: Using data analysis tools to provide insights into business performance. BI analysts create reports and dashboards to assist organizations in strategic planning.

Machine Learning Engineer: Building and implementing machine learning algorithms and models. Machine learning engineers work on developing systems that can learn and adapt without explicit programming.

Big Data Engineer: Designing, developing, and maintaining large-scale processing systems for big data. Big data engineers work with tools like Hadoop and Spark to handle and process massive datasets.

Data Engineer: Building, testing, and maintaining data architecture (databases, large-scale processing systems) for efficient data retrieval and storage.

Quantitative Analyst: Applying statistical and mathematical models to analyze financial data, often in the context of risk management and investment strategies.

Predictive Modeler: Developing models to predict future trends or outcomes based on historical data. This role is prevalent in marketing, finance, and healthcare.

Data Architect: Designing and creating data systems and structures for organizations. Data architects ensure that databases and systems are optimized for data storage and retrieval.

Business Analytics Manager: Overseeing analytics initiatives within an organization, ensuring that data-driven insights contribute to strategic decision-making.

Research Scientist: Conducting research and experiments to develop new algorithms and methodologies in the field of data science and analytics.

Data Consultant: Providing expert advice on data-related matters to businesses, helping them optimize their data strategies and implementations.

Healthcare Data Analyst: Applying data analytics in the healthcare sector to improve patient outcomes, optimize operations, and support medical research.

Fraud Analyst: Using data analytics to detect and prevent fraudulent activities in various industries, such as finance and e-commerce.

Cybersecurity Analyst (with a focus on Data): Analyzing data to identify and prevent security threats and breaches.

 

Pedagogy and Assessment

M.Sc. in Data Science and Analytics

At Garden City University, our commitment to excellence in the M.Sc. Data Science and Analytics program extends beyond conventional teaching methods. Recognizing the dynamic nature of the field, our pedagogy is designed to empower students with cutting-edge technologies and analytics methodologies, ensuring they are at the forefront of industry trends.

Incorporating a blend of active teaching methodologies, our curriculum places a strong emphasis on practical applications using industry-standard tools and technologies. Students engage in hands-on experiences with leading data science platforms such as Python, R, and SQL, acquiring the skills needed for effective data manipulation, analysis, and visualization.

Our immersive case study assessments are strategically crafted to challenge M.Sc. Data Science and Analytics students to apply their theoretical knowledge using these technologies in real-world scenarios. This approach ensures a deep understanding of data science methodologies and their practical implications.

To foster independent exploration and specialization, we integrate opportunities for students to leverage Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platforms. These platforms enable M.Sc. Data Science and Analytics students to delve into advanced topics, learn about the latest analytics methodologies, and stay abreast of emerging technologies shaping the industry.

The pinnacle of our pedagogical approach is the major project, where students have the freedom to immerse themselves in a subject of their choice. Leveraging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics, students showcase their expertise and research acumen, preparing them for the dynamic challenges of the data-driven world.

Complementing these experiences is a mandatory six-month internship, providing M.Sc. Data Science and Analytics students with invaluable practical exposure to industry settings. During the internship, students apply their knowledge of analytics methodologies and technologies in real-world projects, gaining hands-on experience and honing their skills for seamless integration into the professional landscape.

Our assessment methods, including internal quizzes, end-semester examinations, viva sessions, case study solving, and field visits, are designed to comprehensively evaluate not only academic knowledge but also practical proficiency in utilizing data science and analytics technologies.

At Garden City University, we are committed to delivering a transformative learning experience that equips M.Sc. Data Science and Analytics students with proficiency in the latest technologies and methodologies. Our pedagogy ensures that graduates are not only well-prepared academically but are also proficient in applying state-of-the-art tools and techniques demanded by the evolving data science and analytics industry.

 

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,

https://youtu.be/sg9oRlGDbfM?si=Aynn3_AMgq33GFqX