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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology and Biotechnology

M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology

Biotechnology is application of technological advances in life sciences for the benefit of mankind and the associated plant and animal life. The discipline of biotechnology encompasses almost all branches of life science like biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, crop and plant improvement, animal husbandry, bioinstrumentation, bioinformatics etc. Although, the M.Sc. biotechnology course covers most of the above areas, the advances in every sector make it difficult to provide ‘state of art’ information in these subjects to students. The institute has therefore given a thrust to specific areas of Biotechnology . Medical science appears to be a favored choice because of the incredible advances made in this area. Medical Biotechnology is a field that deals with the technologies related to health care. Recent research in this discipline has revolutionized patient care in terms of :
  • Biological reagents such as engineered monoclonal antibodies have substantially improved laboratory diagnostics. Improved diagnosis using molecular techniques to amplify DNA, RNA and identification of chromosomal changes at molecular level with FISH and SKY technique.
  • Improvement in vaccine technology and improved therapeutics such as a) humanized monoclonal antibodies, genetic ally engineered cytokines like interferons, hormones and growth factors, b) Newer drugs along with newer methods of assessment of drug efficacy and genetic manipulations to bypass multidrug resistance have gone a long way in reducing deaths due to communicable as well as non - communicable diseases.
  • Success in organ transplantation today is entirely attributed to improvement in immunosuppressive drugs and immune interventions – the products of modern biotechnology research.
  • The areas of gene therapy, tissue engineering, use of stem cells for regenerative medicine and cell replacement therapy, use of biosensors for diagnosis purposes, development of non - invasive imaging instrumentation are the thrust areas in the future and the main opportunities in Medical Biotechnology will lie in these areas.
Due to the ample thrust imparted globally to the discipline of Medical Biotechnology, the Institute has initiated two years masters (M.Sc.) degree course. The main advantage in introducing such a course is the excellent trained staff and the availability of the expertise of medical fraternity and the hospital on the same campus. The course is a singular of its kind in the state of Maharashtra.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Admission to the course is open to any graduate of any recognized university satisfying the following conditions
  • The candidate should have obtained the Bachelors degree in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Botany/ Chemistry/ Pharmacy/ Medicine including homeopathy and Ayurveda / veterinary.
  • The candidate should have secured at least 50% (45% for SC/ST) in aggregate at graduate level university examination

Duration

Duration of the Course

The duration of this course is two years consisting of four semesters. The medium of instruction and examination will be only English.

Admission

Admission

Admission to the M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology is now open. Students will be admitted to M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology course in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT & Biotechnology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University on the basis of the merit obtained by them in the All India Common Entrance Test (CET-MBT-2015).
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