Programmes Offered


M. Sc. Genomics:

SBS is offering M. Sc. Genomics Programme since 2002 under the auspices of the UGC-Centre of Potential for Excellence in Genomic Sciences.  Students with high academic standards were selected through National Level entrance test conducted by the University and it is followed by group discussion. The course was offered under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) according to UGC recommendation. To have national representation, 40% of the seats are reserved for students other than Tamilnadu and the remaining 60% seats are filled following Tamilnadu reservation policy. A maximum of 20 students were admitted to this course every year. 

Eligibility:

A Bachelor's degree in any branch of Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics or equivalent), Physical and Chemical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry), Medicine, Veterinary and Agriculture from any recognized Indian or Foreign University, with 55% marks or equivalent are eligible to apply. Students with B.Tech. Degrees in Biotechnology, Computer Science, Information Technology and Bioinformatics with Biology at +2 level are also eligible.

M. Sc. Microbiology (Self Supported) :

M. Sc. Microbial Gene Technology, a self-supported course, was offered since 1998 by the Department of Microbial Technology.  Students were selected through National level entrance test and subsequent Group Discussion.  A maximum of 15 students is admitted to this course each year.  From the academic year 2017, the above course was renamed as “Microbiology”. 

Eligibility:

A Bachelor's degree in science courses– Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Microbial Technology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, and etc- is either a Major or an Ancillary subject. Students from professional courses such as MBBS., H.VSc., B.D.S, B.Pharm., B.Sc. (Agriculture) and related subjects from a recognized Indian or Foreign University are also eligible.

M.Sc. Biochemistry (Self supported):

M. Sc.  Biochemical Technology, a self-supported course, is offered since 2000 by the Department of Biochemistry.  Students are selected through National level entrance test and subsequent Group Discussion.  A maximum of 15 students are admitted to this course each year.  From the academic year 2017 the above course was renamed as “Biochemistry” These students are also well placed in various Universities and Institutions.

Eligibility:

A pass in B.Sc.e dgree in Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Genetics/Nutrition and Dietetics/ Microbiology/ Biology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Chemistry / Medical Laboratory Technology/Triple major with Biochemistry and allied subjects.

M.Phil. Botany: 

M.Phil (Botany), a University Supported Course is offered since 2013 by Dept. of Plant Sciences

Doctoral Programmes Offered by School of Biological Sciences:

Each department offers PhD Programme in its field of specialization.  They include Animal Behaviour, Chronobiology, Endocrinology, Marine Science, Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Cardiac Hypertrophy, Microbiology, Metagenomics, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Biotechnology and Forest Ecology, Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Nano Drug Delivery, Immunogenetics, Plant in vitro Biology, Plant-Microbes Interactions, Plant Invasion Ecology, Marine Genomics

Placements: 

It is worth mentioning that the outgoing students of M. Sc., Genomics programme are highly successful in finding the right opportunities. 90% of the M. Sc., Genomics students, pursues their higher education through Ph. D.  Out of these, 30% of students go abroad for Ph. D. and the remaining get into the good institutes in India for higher studies.

 

STUDENTS ENROLEMENT IN PG COURSES (2007-08 TO 2016-17)

PG Programmes

M

F

ST

SC

OBC

PH

GEN

NRI

TOTAL

M. Sc., Genomics

65

104

1

15

60

0

90

3

169

M. Sc., BCT

33

55

0

9

36

0

43

0

88

M. Sc., MGT

32

67

0

8

51

0

37

3

99