M. Sc. Biotechnology



National College has begun M.Sc. Biotechnology program since 201.2 under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University (TU) with an aim to produce globally competent manpower. Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing and promising study
sectors in the world. its develops a new product or process upon application of engineering technologies on living organisms. As a field of applied biology, biotechnology has application in various sectors such as health care, drug
discovery, vaccine production, crops production, biofuels, biodegradable plastics, vegetable oil, washing powder, organic products (including beer and milk products), biosensor, degradation of widely-diffused toxic compounds and
nanotechnology, etc. Though there is a diverse opportunity to work, Nepal is lagging to make it a prime sector for employment opportunity and economic upliftment. Thus, this program has targeted to fulfill such demands through research-oriented
multidisciplinary subject.







SALIENT FEATURES


 o Screening of reversal of drug resistance in bacteria

o Screening of extracts from medicinal plant and actinomycetes for the inhibition of enzymes of diabetic target (Funded by TWAS/ UNESCO)

o Tissue culture of Paulow in atomentosa Steud, Potato, Black cardamom and others.

o Rapid Screening for Sickle Cell Disease among people of Western Nepal by Real time PCR.

o lsolation of Anlibiotics from Actinomycetes and Myxobacteria for use in Pharmaceutical I nd ustries

o We already completed some research projects successfully, which were supported by TWAS, Asian Developement Bank, NAST and University Grants Commission (UGC).

o Academically sound faculty members. This fact can be vouched by the fact that our faculty (Dr. Bishnu Marasini) received reputed Award provided by TWAS and UNESCO.




ELIGIBILITY AND SETECTION PROCEDURE



Candidates with Bachelor degree in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Environmental Science (with chemistry and biological science), Medical Lab Technology (BMLT), Food Technology, and Bachelor degree
in science with chemistry and biological sciences (Botany and Zoology), from Tribhuvan University or equivalent degrees from other recognized institutes or universities are eligible for admission.

o The. candidate must secure at least 50% marks in aggregate in Bachelor level.

Candidates should appear on Entrance Examination conducted by the Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University to get an admission at National College.




INFRASTRUCTURE


 The labs are equipped with Real Time PCR, Thermocycler, ELISA Reader, 96-well Plate Reader, UV Visible Spectrophotometer, High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge, Autoclave, Freezer (-20″C), pH meter, Micropipettes, lncubators, Laminar
flow, Electronic Balance, Microscopes, Heating Block, Centrifuges, Hot plates with stirrer, Rocking Platform, Electrophoresis apparatus (for DNA & Protein), Western bloatting, Test tube Rotator grinder, Water Bath Shakers etc.
ln addition, college is well equipped with air conditioned tissue culture laboratory, library, seminar room and a computer laboratory with internet facility.




CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


 o Further studies in M. Phil, MS abroad, Ph. D. etc.

o Scientific publications in local and international Levels.

o Carrying out higher research using research funds/grants.

o Jobs in teaching and research institutes.

o Jobs in the various industries.




COURSE STRUCTURE



 o Four semesters (Semester system, 2 years including thesis). Total: 60 credits

o First semester (19 credits): Cell Biology and Genetics, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biochemistry. Microbiology, Bioprocess Techniques and related practical classes.

o Second semester (19 credits): Genetic Engineering, lmmunology &lmmunotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Bioinformatics. Biophysical Chemistry, Metabolic biochemistry and related practical classes

o Third semester (16 credits): Food Biotechnology, Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotech, Agriculture Biotechnology, Biostatistics, IPR and related practical classes

o Fourth semester (6 credits): Thesis and Seminars