Post Graduate and Research Department of Biotechnology




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For all queries related to Admission and other details

Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir

Associate Professor,
PG & Research Department of Biotechnology
National College (Autonomous),
Tiruchirapalli – 620 001.
Tamil Nadu, India
+91 9786425226 / +91 9514872917

Admissions Open @ National College for

Dual Programme

Online Application Submission

Meritorious Students form the States of North East, Jammu & Kasmir

(1) M.Sc., Biotechnology + PGDAT (Optional)

PGDAT is Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Techniques) offered to enhance the instrumentation skills of the students and thereby to enhance their employability in the Production / Analytical / Formulation Division / R& D of Pharma Industries. PGDAT is offered jointly with NCIF (National College Instrumentation Facility) of National College where trainers from leading pharma industries (Shasun, Biocon, Pfizer, Dr. Reddy’s etc.) will be drawn. Placement assistance will also be provided at the end of the M.Sc. Program.

(2) M.Sc., Biotechnology + PGDCTM

(Clinical Trial Management & Regulatory Affairs)
100% Placement through Industrial Training and Recruitment
Not Just Theory, Everything is Hands-on Training


(3) Post Graduate Diploma in Bioprocess Technology (PGDBPT)

UGC Sponsored program for Industrial placement - Training in Fermentor, Animal Cell Culture based production and Advanced Analytical Instrument

National College (Autonomous)
(Established in 1919)
(Nationally Re-Accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC)
(College with Potential for Excellence – UGC)
Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. Pin – 620 001.

Programmes offered Full-Time / Part-Time Eligibility
M.Sc. Biotechnology Full – Time B.Sc., in any branches of life sciences such as Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology
PG Diploma in Analytical Techniques
(Specifically for Industry-oriented Job openings)
Training at Biotechnology & NCIF - National College.
Concurrent with M.Sc., Biotechnology
PG. in Bioprocess Tech.
B.Sc. / M.Sc. in Biotechnology / Microbiology / Zoology / Biochemistry / Botany
PG Diploma in Bioprocess Technology
(Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi)
Full-Time / Concurrent with PG. Dip. in Analytical Tech
M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology
PG Diploma in Clinical Trial Management and Regulatory Affairs
(Training and certification by Consortium Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd., - Clinical Research Industry Partner)
Part-Time & Concurrent programme with M.Sc., Biotechnology
B.Sc., in Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology
M.Phil. Biotechnology Both Full-Time / Part-Time As per UGC norms
Ph.D. Biotechnology Both Full-Time / Part-Time As per UGC norms

Highlights of the Department

  • 24 X 7 Laboratory Facility
  • Dual degree/diploma programs for 100% placement with industry tie-up
  • Training in Fermentation Technology
  • Hands-on training in Animal Cell Culture (Class 1000 clean room facility)
  • Opportunity to present papers in conferences
  • Access to e-library
  • Industrial tie-up for job assurance
  • Time-to-Time Counseling to choose suitable career
  • Practical training in High End Instrumentation facility
  • Indulgence and Exposure to research activities in on-going funded research projects
  • Summer Projects every semester to consolidate for main project and paper publication
  • Exercises to excel in scientific paper presentation and discussions



Fig: Why Study MSc Biotechnology @ National College ?


Students participation: in organizing and demonstrating Workshops in Bioprocess Technology, Animal Cell Culture, Molecular Biology Techniques, Bioinformatics, Natural Products, Plant Tissue Culture and Enzyme Technology.


From all areas (Botany / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Zoology / Bioinformatics / Biotechnology) of Life Science for holistic teaching and understanding at practical & Application levels.

Student Placement Programmes & Placement Record

Students are assisted in placement for On-Campus and Off-Campus recruitements. All our students are placed in reputed industries and institutes with 100 % placement record. For opinion on teaching and training, you may call any of our Alumnus who got placed in reputed industries such as Biocon, Bangalore, Oasis, Hyderabad etc.

Mr. Kathiravan, Biocon, Bangalore (+919578304820)

Mr. A. Shamsheerali(+918072312970), Chief Embryologist, Oasis Fertility Centre, Hyderabad & Vijayawada.

Jesintha - 9994413434
Durga devi – 9944777299
Sebastin – 9698793131
Mr. A. Mansoor (National Institute of Immunology , New Delhi) - 9999763365
Ragul - 9698672143

Laboratory facilities at National College

The Department has excellent facilities for teaching and research in Modern Biology and Biotechnology, namely, Animal Cell Culture (Class 1000 Clean Room Facility), Plant Tissue Culture, Fermentation technology, Microbiology, Immunology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering.

Exclusive Facility for Geo-Biotechnology is available in the Department, exploring new avenues in the areas of Geological time scale research using molecular biological tools. This Division is entirely a novel facility in the Country and being funded by MOES.

Exclusive Centre for Training in Research / Industrial Equipment Facility (NCIF)

The department houses every facility for the teaching and learning of Biotechnology from PG level up to research level with an exclusive National College Instrumentation Facility (NCIF) which is equipped with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrophotometer (GC-MS), FT-Infra Red Spectrophotometer and Fluorescent Spectrophotometer.

Major Facilities for PG Dip./ M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D. Programme

  1. Scanning Electron Microscope (Tescan - NCIF)
  2. Fluorescent Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu - NCIF)
  3. FT- Infra Red Spectrophotometer (Perkin-Elmer – NCIF)
  4. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Thermo - NCIF)
  5. CO2 Incubators (Eppendorf)
  6. Deep Freezer (-80C)
  7. Flow cytometer (BD Biosciences)
  8. ELISA Plate Reader
  9. Gas Chromatograpy – Mass Spectrophotometer (Bruker)
  10. Bioreactors (Stirred-Tank/ Air-lift/ Photo-bioteactor/ Fluidized-Bed Reactors)
  11. Gel Documentation System (BioRad)
  12. HPLC system (Shimadzu)
  13. Laminar Air flow hoods (#6)
  14. Biosafety Class III Cabinet
  15. Rotary Water Evaporator
  16. Luminometer
  17. Lyophilizer
  18. BOD Analyzer (Digital)
  19. COD Analyzer (Digital)
  20. Water quality analysis system
  21. Western Blotting system
  22. Variable volume micropipettes – Single Channel & Multi-channel system
  23. Microscopes: Straight and Inverted with Camera & Imaging system
  24. UV illumination chamber for chromatogram
  25. PCR Thermal Cycler (Eppendorf)
  26. Gradient PCR
  27. Gel Electrophoresis Apparatus (Protein / DNA)
  28. Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuges
  29. UPS (20 KVA) with Battery Back-up
  30. UV-Visible Double beam Spectrophotometers
  31. UV Transilluminators
  32. HPTLC Chamber and Documentation System
  33. Water Filtration System (Millipore)
  34. Anaerobic Chambers
  35. Core cutting facilities
  36. Water Analysis facility

Major Research Projects on-going - 07

MoU’s signed for students’ training and employment

  1. MoU for Concurrent Diploma in Clinical Trial Management and Regulatory Affairs
  2. MoU for Concurrent Diploma in Stem Cell Culture Technician – a paramedical Programme

Residential facility: Excellent separate hostel facilities available for both boys and girls

For further Details:

Fee for M.Sc. Biotechnology is Rs. 22,000/- + Rs. 1010/- (Exam Fee) + Rs. 1715/- (Admission fee)

Fee for PG. Dip. in Analytical Techniques is Rs. 10,000/-

Fee for PG Dip. in Bioprocess Technology is Rs. 3,500/-

Talk to our Student Counselor for career advice
Mobile: +91 97864 25226 / 7010226431
Direct connection to Department - 0431-2480372



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