Programs offered: Department of Biosciences

Created by Divyaratna Joshi, Modified on Mon, 05 Jun 2023 at 04:27 PM by Divyaratna Joshi

The Department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras is a leading centre of research and development in the country and offers cutting-edge academic opportunities in the field of biosciences. Through the various comprehensive programs mentioned below, the department strives to contribute to the advancement of information and technology in the field of Biotechnology:

  • BS+MS dual degree (5yrs):
    • Eligibility: Applicants must have met the eligibility criteria for qualifying JEE-Advanced
    • Course Details: The Dual Degree program in biosciences encompasses the study of living organisms and processes at all scales, from individuals all the way to the sub-molecular level. Apart from fundamentals in biology, the curriculum delves into chemical as well as computational biology. Apart from numerous core and laboratory courses, a plethora of electives gives students the flexibility to choose their path. An extensive research project in the last four semesters provides thorough research-based training, something that traditional MSc biology programs lack.
  • PhD:
    • Eligibility: Entrance exams in four separate streams covering various aspects of biological sciences. Candidates will be shortlisted for interviews based on a screening test.
    • Course Details: The department explores a wide range of research topics that are at the forefront of biological science and technology. The four umbrella areas of research undertaken are: 
      • Biological Sciences
      • Biological Engineering
      • Computational Biology
      • Chemical Biology

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