Manipal University
Manipal University

Manipal University

Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology

Medical Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field which has tremendous significance in the pharmaceutical industry. It finds application in drug production, gene therapy and genetic testing. It can be used to make efficient, cost effective, innovative medicines. It has the potential to improve health care by the development of diagnostic kits, development of tailor made medicines, accurate methods of determining appropriate drug dosages, improvement of vaccines. MSc Medical Biotechnology is a specialization program aimed at providing excellent opportunity for the students to take off in a promising career in the field of medical research and diagnostics. It was introduced with the vision of empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and latest developments in this frontier science. The program is tailor-made by experts to suit the current needs of the industry and academia. Upon successful completion of the program, the students shall-
  • Get an overall exposure to various aspects of current medical research and its applications
  • Understand the applications of tools of biotechnology and Bioinformatics for the improvement of human life and Environment.
  • Develop various skill sets required to be a successful professional in the area of specialization.
  • Modern classrooms with Wi-Fi internet connectivity, projection systems
  • Approximately 1,200 square meters of laboratory space which is well-equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments
  • Advanced laboratory facilities for Molecular Biology, Cytogenetic-Microscopy and Imaging, Cell and Tissue Engineering.
  • The state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are equipped with Biotechnology based lab equipments such an autoclave, bio-safety hood, CO2¬†incubator, compound microscope, conductivity meter, (minus 40 and minus 80), PCR machine,¬† gel documentation system, gel electrophoresis, high speed refrigerated centrifuge, ice maker, inverted microscope, laminar hood, light microscope, microbial incubator, micro-centrifuge, UV spectrophotometer, UV-Transilluminator, water bath and shaker and water distillation unit.
  • Students are taught using conventional as well as modern methods, including whiteboard, videos, discussions and assignments/lab and project work.
  • Frequent field visits to industries and conferences are part of the learning process
  • Students present their research work at regional seminars and are encouraged to attend workshops and training in higher level skills
  • Group assignments to inculcate skills to work in a team
  • Air-conditioned academic and hostel buildings
  • Scholarships to meritorious students
  • Ambience and environment to facilitate creativity and innovation.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students have excellent career opportunities in following sectors:
  • Teaching in school and university
  • Medical hospital and clinics
  • Food testing laboratory
  • Research & development laboratory
  • Biopharmaceuticals laboratory
  • Environmental laboratory
  • Marketing and sales of biomedical products.
Required Credit Hours: minimum hours