HPU Shimla MSc Biotechnology and Microbiology Courses 2016

HPU Shimla MSc Biotechnology and MSc Microbiology Admission 2016

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) Shimla has invited applications from the eligible applicants for admission to 2 years M.Sc Biotechnology and M.Sc Microbiology Courses for 2016-18 sessions.

Course Duration: The duration of M.Sc Biotechnology/Microbiology course will be of two years.

Number of Seats

  • Dept. of Biotechnology HPU Shimla – (M.Sc Biotechnology: Nil, M.Sc Microbiology: 30+1)
  • Shoolini Institute of Life Sciences & Business Mgt., Solan – (M.Sc Biotechnology: 40 Seats; M.Sc Microbiology: 40 Seats)
  • Himachal Institute of Life Sciences, Poanta – (M.Sc Biotechnology: Nil & M.Sc Microbiology: 40 Seats)
  • Central Research Institute, Kasauli, Solan – (M.Sc Biotechnology: Nil & M.Sc Microbiology: +5 Seats)
  • Gautam Girls College, Hamirpur (HP) – (M.Sc Biotechnology: Nil & M.Sc Microbiology: 30 Seats)

Total Seats Available – (M.Sc Biotechnology: 40 & M.Sc Microbiology: 150+5)

Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification for M.Sc Biotechnology: Applicant should have passed a Bachelor Degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Science in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering / Technology, 4 years B.S. (Physician Assistant Course) or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS from any Institute/University recognized by the H.P., Shimla/UGC, New Delhi with at least 55% marks for general and other categories and 50% for SC/ST category applicants.

Educational qualification for M.Sc Microbiology: Applicant should have passed a Bachelor degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Science with any of the subjects i.e. Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Botany or Zoology or MBBS/B.V.Sc from any Institute/University recognized by the HPU Shimla / UGC, New Delhi with at least 50% marks for General & Other Category and 45% for SC/ ST category applicants.

Age/Date of birth

Male applicants should not be more than 26 years; female applicants should not be more than 28 years and SC/ST applicants not more than 29 years in age as on 01st July 2016 of the year 2016.

Reservation of Seats

Out of the total seats, 15% of the seats shall be reserved for SC and 7.5% ST; these applicants must however, qualify the entrance exam.

Further, the SC/ST applicants will be required to produce, in original, a certificate issued by a competent authority at the time of counseling, failing which they will not be considered for the admission.

Two supernumerary seats at HPU Campus (M.Sc Microbiology), Shimla shall be available for a ‘Single Girl Child’ having a Himachal Pradesh bonafide/domicile certificate.

One seat for Physically Challenged Applicants of Himachali Domicile, subject to the HP University Notification for one additional seats each of SGC & PHC.

Exam Fees

Examination Fee Rs.1000/- Practical Exam Fee Rs.500/-

University Registration Fee

  1. H.P. Board/ H.P. University Student Rs.100/-
  2. Other Students Rs.500/-

Application Form

The Prospectus along with the application forms is available on the websites www.hpuniv.nic.in or www.hpuniv.in.

Last date for submission of duly filled application forms along with a fee of Rs.1500/- (General Category) or Rs.750/- (for SC/ST Category) by the applicants is May 12th 2016.

Applicant in his/her own handwriting shall in all respect fill application Forms for entrance test placed in the prospectus.

Completely filled Application Form along with appropriate enclosures if any must be sent to the Chairperson/Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005 preferably by Registered post/Speed post or shall be submitted in person in the office by the prescribed last date, as notified in the prospectus.

The photograph affixed on the Application form, Identification card and Admit card should be same; the photograph(s) as well as appended testimonials shall be self-attested.

In case the applicant submits Application form, Identification card and Admit card without getting his/her the screening committee may reject photograph self-attested as mentioned above, the application form.

Hence, it shall be the sole responsibility of the applicant to comply with the instructions as above.

Important Dates for MSc Programs 2016

Last date for Submission of Duly Filled Complete Application Form in the Dept. of Biotechnology, HPU is May 12th 2016 (04.00 pm)

Date of Entrance Exam for M.Sc Biotechnology: May 23rd 2016 (10.00 am)

Date of Entrance Exam for M.Sc Microbiology: May 23rd 2016 (02.00 pm)

Venue of Entrance Test: HPU Campus (Shimla), as per allotted Centre mentioned on the Admit Card

Tentative Date of Declaration of Result/Merit List for M.Sc Biotechnology and Microbiology: June 21st 2016

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