Post Graduate and Research Department of Biotechnology & Microbiology


Biotechnology & Microbiology


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For all queries related to Admission and other details

Dr. M.S. Mohamed Jaabir

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

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Early embryonic stages in Mammal - IVF

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Preparing Fermentor for Sterilization Process

Examining primary cell culture for media change

Preparing a Fermentor

Fermentor Design - Stirred Tank & Air-Lift


DBT-supported M.Sc., Biotechnology
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M.Sc. Biotechnology program comprising of four semesters, is offered at National College, Trichy, under the support of DBT, Govt. of India. Students admitted through Graduate Aptitute Test – Biotechnology (GAT-B) will come under this program and receive a fellowship of Rs. 5000/- per month.

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary area on the educational scene and programmes have been developed to meet the growing demand for trained manpower for any meaningful Biotechnological activity in the country. The programs are designed to expose the students to methodology, basics and advances of various areas of biotechnology including health, industry, agriculture and medicine. At National College, students be exposed to all the necessary theoretical background, practical training in Fermentor operations, Animal Cell Culture Techniques and high end instrumentation like GC-MS, HPLC, FT-IR, AAS, Flow Cytometry, Scanning Electron Microscope etc, that are essential qualities for industrial placements.Candidates of MSc Biotechnology program get the opportunity to involve in research to set a fast-track for career in research. DBT’s recommended curriculum provide a winning edge for qualifying JRF exams and equip the students for employment in the new age career opportunities.

Unique features of the program:

  • DBT’s recommended advanced curriculum for the winning edge
  • Taught by experts in every field of Biotechnology who run funded research projects.
  • Senior industry practitioners working at the forefront of their disciplines take active participation in mentoring the students
  • Hands-on training in the state-of-the-art laboratory for every course in the curriculum
  • 24/7 laboratory facility to enhance skill development and take active participation in research related activities
  • MOU with Industries for Training and placement
  • Hands – on practical training in Fermentor operations and processes
  • Hands – on practical training in Animal Cell Culture Techniques and internships in ART industries
  • Low fee structure (Rs. 50,000/- for Two years)
  • Monthly fellowship of Rs. 5000/- per month

How to apply for MSc Biotechnology under the DBT support?

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Call us at 9786425226 / 7010226431 for clarifications regarding the program and benefits.

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B.Sc., Biotechnology (No. of Seats – 40)
Syllabus(click here for syllabus)

Biotechnology is an advanced and most developing area of life sciences, touching new grounds and making new records in the process of providing a better living in a natural way, under all circumstances. Biotechnology itself is an application subject based on the Microbial, plant and animal resources in our planet and hence, knowledge on Plant, Animals and Microorganisms are indispensable for a successful career in Biotechnology. Which is why, B.Sc., Biotechnology at National College is Unique with more emphasis on the subjects of Botany, Zoology and Microbiology for better understanding of the fundamentals and with practical experience of technological innovation and concepts to mould a Biotechnologist in you.
Students find a perfect blend of the basic knowledge and advanced learning experience with practical training in high end state-of-the-art facilities like NCIF (with GC-MS, FT-IR, SEM-EDS, Flow Cytometer), Class 1000 Clean Room Facility for Animal Cell Culture, Fermentation Facility and more.

Post Graduate Diploma in Bioprocess Technology (No. of seats - 12)
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PG Diploma in Bioprocess Technology programme offered in two semester, is sponsored by UGC, New Delhi, under the Innovative Scheme. This is a two semester programme in which the curriculum is designed to give complete training in Fermentor operations, Industrial processes, cell culture based techniques and production, Advanced instrumentation training in GC-MS, HPLC, FT-IR, AAS, Flow Cytometry, Scanning Electron Microscope etc to ensure 100% placement. Low fee structure for a high-tech training programme in the state-of-the-art laboratory at National College Instrumentation Facility (NCIF) which is a research annexure of the PG and Research Department of Biotechnology. Practical training in wide range of bioreactors such as Stirred-tank bioreactor, photobioreactor, fluidized bioreactor and air-lift bioreactors and different modes of processes such as batch, fed-batch and continuous bioprocesses help students equip to industrial needs. Off-campus placement assistance help achieve 100% placement in industries after the successful completion of the programme.

Aims of the programme are:

  • To enable students to study a wide range of bioprocess concepts in depth,
  • Allow students to benefit from cutting edge techniques and its application in the field of biotechnology,
  • To enhance students’ conceptual, analytical and generic skills and to apply them to biotechnology problems,
  • To prepare students for leading positions in the biotechnology industry or entry into research programmes.

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trial Management and Regulatory Affairs (No. of seats – 25)
This two semester internship based weekend programme is offered as a concurrent programme for those students pursuing M.Sc., Biotechnology or PG Diploma in Bioprocess Technology. This programme provides an exclusive opportunity for the students to get employed even before the completion of M.Sc., Degree programme. Students are trained at hospital sites (on-site training) in real time projects handled by the consortium clinical research pvt. Ltd. during the semester holidays. Owing to high demand for trained candidates in clinical research projects being undertaken at various hospital sites, candidates are readily provided with employment.  Classes for this programme is handled by the Clinical Research Officers (CRO) or Clinical Research Managers operating at various hospital sites in the projects. (More….)

To spearhead the academic training in Clinical Research, Consortium Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore ( has signed an MOU with National College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli ( to make Clinical Research training available and affordable to the nearby college students.  The Under Graduate / Post Graduate students of Lifescience (Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Microbiology & Zoology), Medical Science (MBBS, BHMS, BAMS, BSMS & BPT), Pharmaceutical Science and Paramedical Science can enter into this emerging field and get benefited by establishing a progressive career not only by entering into Medical Research field but also developing Management capabilities and achieve senior positions in Clinical Research Project Management. Students from other institutions are also encouraged to join this academic programme during the weekends which make it possible during their main course of study.

Unique features:

  • In-house students of MSc biotechnology and PGDBPT can attend this as a weekend programme
  • Training in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs is being taught by the industrial people
  • On-site training is provided for employment-ready candidates.
  • Flexible timing for internship training / project works
  • MSc biotechnology students may enroll for this programme and complete their MSc project work in Clinical Research field with out any additional expenditures.
  • Immediate placement upon successful completion of the programme by the industry that offers this training.

M.Phil. Biotechnology (Full-Time/Part-Time)
Syllabus(click here for Prospectus)

M.Phil in Biotechnology is a prelude for research career. It provides ample opportunities to set goals in research and improve research skills and aptitude.
The duration of the M.Phil programme shall be a minimum period of one year for full- time and two year for part-time candidates. The dissertation should be submitted at the end of first year/second semester in the case of full-time candidates and at the end of second year/fourth semester in the case of part-time candidates. The course of study for the M.Phil Program shall consist of three written papers under Part-I and dissertation under Part-II.

Ph.D. Biotechnology (Full-Time/Part-Time)
PhD programmes are based on individual research projects that last 3 or 4 years, working with a specific academic supervisor (principle investigators). Applicants are specifically matched with a principle investigator based on their research interests and background. As genome projects for animals, plants and microorganisms continue to advance, new opportunities arise which offer huge potential benefits in healthcare, agriculture and the environment, through the production of new drugs, novel crops and bioremediation. 

5-Year M.Sc. Integrated Programme in Biotechnology
The 5-Year M.Sc. Integrated Programme on Biotechnology is offered from the year 2018-2019 to fulfil the demands for technically qualified, skilled, competent human resource in the areas of Biotechnology / Life Sciences through excellent teaching/training and hands-on experience in all the major areas of modern biology. The department of Biotechnology at National College, Trichy, is well known for its infrastructure, rigorous training and research orientation. With state-of-the-art facilities for Bioprocess Technology, Animal Cell Culture, Plant Tissue Culture and Bioinformatics and a complete range of high-end analytical equipment, the 5-year integrated programme offers an opportunity to learn from the fundamentals of Biology to apply for a significant application for the welfare of the mankind. Student enrolling in to the programme is carefully mentored by our dedicated team of staff members to face the demands in Research institutes and Industries. To help this, the syllabi for the programme is based on that of the competitive exams such as CSIR-JRF/NET. During the study period, students not only learn the fundamentals and applications in the areas of Biotechnology but also get an opportunity to contribute in various research projects that are undertaken in the department.



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