Welcome to the Department of Biotechnology at St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, the only institution offering a government-aided B.Sc. Biotechnology program in Kerala. Established in 1999, our department has maintained an unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Our dedication to excellence led to the expansion in 2004, introducing the M.Sc. General Biotechnology program. Dedicated to providing quality education, we offer a dynamic curriculum enhanced by value-added courses and diverse learning opportunities. Our department boasts a well-equipped laboratory and a team of highly qualified faculty members committed to fostering an environment of academic rigour and innovation.
B.Sc. Biotechnology Program
The B.Sc. Biotechnology program at St. Joseph’s College provides a solid foundation in the field, preparing students for a rewarding and fulfilling academic journey in the realm of biotechnology.
Qualification: Applicants must have successfully completed the higher secondary examination or its equivalent, with a mandatory requirement of securing a minimum of 55% marks.
Duration: The B.Sc. Biotechnology program spans six semesters over a period of three years.
Sanctioned Intake: The program accommodates a maximum of 36 students, with seat reservation policies aligned with the government guidelines
Tuition Fee: The B.Sc. Biotechnology program is government-aided, ensuring that students admitted to the program benefit from no tuition fees,
Admission Procedure: There is no entrance examination for admission. Notification regarding the application process will be available on our website. The merit list is prepared based on the 10+2 marks and the subject of study. Short-listed candidates are called for counselling. The admission process adheres to government guidelines.
M.Sc. General Biotechnology Program
The M.Sc. General Biotechnology program at St. Joseph’s College offers a specialized curriculum, preparing students for advanced studies and research in various facets of biotechnology.
Qualification: Applicants must hold a degree in life science or its equivalent with a mandatory requirement of 55% marks for admission.
Duration: The M.Sc. General Biotechnology program spans across four semesters, a comprehensive academic journey over two years.
Sanctioned Intake: The program offers a sanctioned intake of 12 students.
Tuition Fee: As a self-financing program, students enrolled in the M.Sc. General Biotechnology program are subject to the respective tuition fees.
Admission Procedure: Admission into the M.Sc. General Biotechnology program follows a merit-based selection process. The application process is announced on our website. The merit list is prepared based on the qualifying marks, and shortlisted candidates undergo a counseling process for admission.
Our distinguished faculty members bring rich expertise to the department:
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